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What will I learn?

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Master of Science (Building Performance and Sustainability) (MSc BPS) is offered by the NUS College of Design and Engineering.

As a multi-disciplinary educational programme, MSc BPS aims to offer graduates of different disciplines, who are engaged in design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of building systems and services, an opportunity to acquire knowledge and practice in the broad field of Building Performance and Sustainability.

This awareness is vital for those engaged in such activities in the 21st century, as humanity is confronted by the consequences of climate change. This global phenomenon necessitates a paradigm shift towards creating buildings that are not only comfortable and healthy for their occupants, but which are also sustainable for the environment.

The MSc BPS programme was developed with an eye on the challenges that the building sector is facing, with emphasis on the rapid urbanisation that is occurring in the tropics, and on similar fundamental issues related to climates and cultures around the world—all issues with the potential to impact billions of people.

Why This Programme?

Join a university that is ranked among the top in the world for Architecture & Built Environment1.

Acquire a sound understanding of the importance of sustainability in building creation, as well as the operation and maintenance of building systems, through a multi-disciplinary approach.

Graduate with an internationally recognised degree and be qualifi­ed for practice in the broad fi­eld of Building Performance and Sustainability.

Which department am I in?

School of Continuing and Lifelong Education

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
SG$45,000.00 (25,26,670) per year
SG $42,056.08 (excluding GST) / SG $45,000 (including GST) for the entire course

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

Application deadline

15 January 2023

More details

Start date

7 August 2023


School of Continuing and Lifelong Education

University Town, Education Resource Centre,

8 College Avenue West, #02‐16,

138608, 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

Students need to have a Bachelor’s Degree (preferably with honours) in a relevant discipline

English Language

Applicants whose medium of university instruction is not completely in English:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score of 85 (Internet-based), or
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum Academic score 6.0


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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