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What will I learn?

The Master of Technology in Software Engineering programme (MTech SE) is best suited for today's busy IT professionals and managers without disrupting their work and career. The curriculum emphasises the understanding and exploitation of advanced technologies and management disciplines to support innovation. Strong focus is placed on the practical application of innovation techniques and developing the IT professional's capability for innovation, including problem solving and soft skills.

This programme is jointly offered by NUS-ISS, the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering (Faculty of Engineering) and NUS School of Computing.

The MTech SE programme emphasises the understanding and exploitation of software technologies, methodologies and management techniques. It focuses on the practical and systematic construction of software solutions, using innovation techniques.

The programme will equip you with the essential knowledge and practical experience to design, build and manage the delivery of robust computing solutions for your organisation and customers.

Learning outcomes:

  • Become technically-oriented software project managers capable of successfully delivering projects that meet international quality standards and apply major software technologies and methodologies
  • Become management-aware software architects capable of architecting and designing systems that exploit major contemporary software platforms, technologies and methodologies, and leading development work in a managed quality-oriented environment


  • Top student is awarded the Accenture Medal and Prize
  • Best Project Prize

Career Prospects

  • Software Engineer
  • Application Developer
  • Software Project Manager
  • Software Architect
  • Technology Risk Assessor
  • Quality Engineer

Which department am I in?

Institute of Systems Science

Study options

Full Time (1.5 years (3 semesters))

Tuition fees
Total fee: SG $18,101.72
Start date

Expected January 2023


Institute of Systems Science

29 Heng Mui Keng Terrace,

119620, 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

Applicants must possess the following pre-requisites:

  • Bachelor's degree preferably in Science or Engineering and a grade point average of at least B

Applicants who graduated from universities where English is not the medium of instruction should submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score as evidence of their proficiency in the English language.

TOEFL : Paper-based test (580); Computer-based test (237); Internet-based test (85)

IELTS : Result of 6.0


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