Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering



What will I learn?

The School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE), NTU has an active and vibrant research environment with excellent R&D infrastructure. Our faculty hail from internationally renowned universities and are at the forefront of their research fields. We pursue multi-disciplinary research, tackle issues of strategic interests, as well as, develop impactful knowledge and technology.

Programme Structure

Candidates pursue an independent but supervised research in an approved field of advanced study based on which a thesis must be submitted. Candidates are also required to attend classes and pass the examinations to earn at least 9 AU (for e.g. 33-AU courses) in MEng study and 18 AU (for e.g. 63-AU courses) in PhD study. They will have to undergo a Qualifying Examination as well as a Confirmation Exercise.

Upon the completion of the research, the candidate is required to submit a thesis on his/her research for examination. For the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, there is also an oral examination on the subject matter on his/her thesis and other related subjects.

Which department am I in?

College of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (18 AU in PhD study)

Tuition fees
SG$19,250.00 (11,69,502) per year
This fee is for 2019 and it may subject to change in the coming year.
Start date

Expected January, August 2024


College of Engineering

70 Nanyang Drive,

Block N1.3 Level B1,

637457, Singapore

Entry requirements

For international students

A Bachelor's degree with minimum 2nd class honours upper or Honours (Distinction)

A Master’s degree (research-based) from a reputable university

For applicants whose native language is not English, a good TOEFL score of ≥600 (paper-based) / ≥250 (computer-based) / ≥100 (internet-based), or a minimum of IELTS score of 6.5 is required.

International applicants are also required to have a Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) score of at least 90th percentile or Total GRE score of ≥ 319/3.5 where score for verbal (V) and quantitative (Q) sections must be i) V170(max) + Q149(min) or ii) V153(min) + Q166(max) and analytical writing score is at least 3.5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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