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MSc (Computer Engineering)



What will I learn?

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Master of Science (Computer Engineering), also known as MSc (Computer Engineering), is offered by the NUS College of Design and Engineering.

The MSc (Computer Engineering) programme aims to provide students with in-depth knowledge and excellent hands-on skills involving design and implementation of hardware, firmware, and software. The programme is designed for students who wish to pursue specialised areas in computer engineering, researchers and technical personnel working in related industries, those who aspire to align themselves towards digitalisation efforts in Singapore, and those who wish to transform their business strategies onto digital platforms.

The programme curriculum is designed to prepare graduates to:

Apply the knowledge and skill sets required to excel in the digital era

Adopt a systems-based approach to design, develop, implement, and innovate both distributed and integrated computing systems, taking into account a range of considerations including digital technology, information processing, energy and resources, as well as societal and environmental factors

Recognise the continuous need to develop skills and knowledge to embrace changes in society and the profession

Be adept in contributing towards the nation’s digitalisation efforts and the need for skilled manpower in computer engineering

The programme provides two distinct pathways for students to choose from:

General non-specialised, or

Specialised in one of three areas:

Digitalisation and Communication Technologies

Computing Hardware Infrastructure

Machine Intelligence and Applications

Why This Programme?

Be assured of a quality education from the university whose Computer Science and Engineering courses have been ranked top in Asia and top ten across the world.*

Transcend the traditional boundaries of Computer Science and Electrical Engineering through a multi-disciplinary programme designed to equip graduates with a combination of hardware and software expertise.

Choose to get hands-on with industry-relevant experiences or delve into cutting-edge innovations with the latest research—or do both—through one or more computer engineering project(s)**.


  • Computing Hardware Infrastructure
  • Machine Intelligence and Applications
  • Digitalisation and Communication Technologies

Which department am I in?

School of Continuing and Lifelong Education

Study options

Full Time (12 months)

Tuition fees
SG$51,500.00 (31,67,282) per year
SG $51,500 (excluding GST) / From SG $55,620.00 (including 8% GST) to SG $56,135.00 (including 9% GST). A range is being shown here because the exact amount will vary due to the GST rate increase.

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

Application deadline

Expected March 2024

More details

Start date

14 August 2023, 15 January 2024


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) or equivalent, in relevant engineering discipline or other disciplines including computing and applied mathematics from an institution of recognised standing

English Language

Applicants whose native tongue and 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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