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What will I learn?

The Master of Science (MSc) (Mechanical Engineering) programme provides students with an advanced knowledge and understanding of the state of the art in mechanical engineering. The unique balance of rigorous fundamentals and engaging real-world applications in the MSc (Mechanical Engineering) programme train students to be analytical thinkers who will successfully integrate and synthesize theory and new knowledge. The combination of expertise in research and in engineering consultancy in the Department of Mechanical Engineering gives the MSc (Mechanical Engineering) programme its unique features. The success of the MSc (Mechanical Engineering) programme can be measured by the large proportion of graduates who find appropriate and challenging roles in the industry at home and abroad.

Students may undertake the MSc (Mechanical Engineering) programme with or without an area of specialisation. Currently, students must complete at least 5 modules from the core module list for the specialisation in order to graduate with the specialisation. The specialisations available are:

Advanced Manufacturing

Computation and Modelling

The main features that distinguish our programme in Mechanical Engineering are:

New industry-relevant modules have been introduced – in the areas of Applied Mechanics, Fluid Mechanics, Control & Mechatronics, Materials, and Manufacturing.

Students will have the opportunity to undertake an optional industrial internship for 8-12 weeks via the module [ME5666 Industrial Attachment] during the special terms. This enables students to learn from both the university and industry to enhance employability.

A new one-semester-based ME5001A project module has been introduced. Students may choose either ME5001 (2 semesters) or ME5001A (1 semester), depending on their schedules and plans to take the industrial internship during special terms.

A student is allowed to take a maximum of 8 MCs on research projects, i.e. ME5001 (8 MC), or ME5001A (4 MC), or ME5666 Industrial Attachment (4 MC), or ME5001A plus ME5666 (total 8 MC). Submission of reports for research project and/or industrial attachment can be flexible based on the student’s schedule to complete the programme.

Duration of the ME5001 project module can be extended to the special terms. ME5001 is an optional project module whereby a student works on a project supervised by a professor for two semesters. If the student is unable to complete the project within two semesters, an extension of the project to the special terms not only provides the opportunity for the student to successfully complete the project, but also allows the student to delve further into and learn from the project.

Opportunity to work on industry projects as part of the ME5001 module, allowing students to work on real-world engineering problems.

Part-time lecturers with rich industrial experience engaged to teach modules in order to expose students to the concepts and practices for future generation of mechanical engineering.

Several new modules are introduced to the programme and several others are revamped to enhance students’ learning experiences and to include up-to-date topics relevant to the current industry.


  • Computation and Modelling
  • Advanced Manufacturing

Which department am I in?

NUS Engineering

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
SG $44,940 (inclusive of GST) for the entire course

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

1 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

An undergraduate degree with honours or its equivalent from a renowned University, preferably from Mechanical Engineering.
Applicants without an honours degree will be considered for admission, subject to the scores during the course of study, proof of strong technical background and having at least 2 years of working experience (preferably in mechanical engineering sector).

English Requirement

TOFEL (Internet-based test): 85 or IELTS (Academic): 6.0

(If your degree is from an institution where the medium of instruction is not English.)


About National University of Singapore (NUS)

Along with the highest education standards, students at NUS benefit from an excellent overall experience with excellent research facilities.

  • Ranked 11th in the world (QS World rankings 2022)
  • Excellent graduation rate of over 97 percent
  • Leading research teams using cutting-edge facilities
  • Outstanding selection of courses across 17 faculties

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