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What will I learn?

During the past few decades, there has been rapid industrial development in Singapore and the Asia Pacific region. To maintain the competitiveness of the industry, there will be an increasing dependence on people with advanced scientific and technological knowledge. Moreover, with engineering work expected to become more interdisciplinary, collaborative and global in nature, the engineer should be adaptable, flexible as well as technically proficient. The Master of Science (Chemical Engineering) programme is designed to provide the candidate with a firm grounding in the broad fundamentals of chemical engineering and familiarity with several specialised areas. This approach fosters versatility and leads to more professional options for the graduates of this programme.

The graduation requirements include obtaining a minimum Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.00 (equivalent to an average of Grade B-) for the best 40 MCs, inclusive of core modules, where required. Of the 40 MCs, at least 30 MCs must be at graduate level within the subject or in a related discipline, the remaining credits may be from other levels in the same or other disciplines as approved by the Department.

Students of the MSc (ChemEng) must successfully complete a programme of study consisting of at least four core modules, at least three electives from Group 1 and the remaining modules from Group 2. Modules in Group 1 are in several specialised areas of chemical engineering while those in Group 2 consist of selected modules from the Master of Science programmes in Environmental Engineering and Safety, Health and Environmental Technology approved by the Department.

Core Modules

  • CN5010 Mathematical Methods in Chemical & Environmental Engineering
  • CN5020 Advanced Reaction Engineering
  • CN5030 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
  • CN5040 Advanced Transport Phenomena
  • CN5050 Advanced Separation Processes

Elective Modules

Group 1

  • CN5111 Optimisation of Chemical Processes
  • CN5131 Colloids and Surfaces
  • CN5161 Polymer Processing Engineering
  • CN5162 Advanced Polymeric Materials
  • CN5172 Biochemical Engineering
  • CN5173 Downstream Processing of Biochemical & Pharmaceutical Products
  • CN5181 Computer Aided Chemical Engineering
  • CN5191 Project Engineering
  • CN5192 Future Fuel Options: Prospects and Technologies
  • CN5193 Instrumental Methods of Analysis
  • CN5222 Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemicals
  • CN5251 Membrane Science and Technology
  • CN5252 Metabolic Engineering
  • CN5371 Special Topics in Biochemical Engineering and Bioseparations
  • CN5391 Selected Topics in Advanced Chemical Engineering – I
  • CN5392 Selected Topics in Advanced Chemical Engineering – II
  • CN5401 Contemporary Topics in Advanced Chemical Engineering
  • CN5555 Chemical Engineering Project

Which department am I in?

NUS Engineering

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
SG$20,350.00 (11,31,813) per year
Start date

Expected August 2022


NUS Engineering

National University of Singapore,

Block EA #07-26, 9 Engineering Drive 1,

117576, Singapore

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants require a Bachelor’s degree with honours or equivalent, in a relevant discipline; or a Bachelor’s degree with a relevant Graduate Diploma/Graduate Certificate with a minimum CAP of 3.00. English Language Requirements: TOEFL score is required: 85 for the internet-based test (with a minimum score of 22 for the writing section); or 580 for the paper-based test; or 237 for the computer-based test; an IELTS score of 6.0.

For international students

At least a Bachelor's degree in Engineering or its equivalent.

English Language Requirements: Minimum TOEFL score is required: 85 for the internet-based test (with a minimum score of 22 for the writing section); or 580 for the paper-based test; or 237 for the computer-based test. IELTS result of 6.0 is required.


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