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The National University of Singapore (NUS) is a leading global university centred in Asia, seeking to nurture students with a strong appreciation of global issues alongside Asian perspectives.


At the Faculty of Engineering, a multidisciplinary curriculum and a host of enhancement programmes are designed to help you get that global experience as well as leadership skills. Opportunities abound to learn beyond the classroom through our international student exchange programmes. You can also choose to work as interns in start-ups in Silicon Valley, Bio Valley, Bangalore, Shanghai, Beijing and Stockholm via the NUS Overseas Colleges. The Faculty’s undergraduate research programme also provides opportunities for anyone interested to explore innovative solutions. The Faculty’s major degree programmes are accredited by their respective engineering institutions in the UK as an equivalent to their Master of Engineering (M Eng) degree. Degrees offered by the Faculty are also accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Board of Singapore, which is a signatory of the Washington Accord. This means that NUS engineering graduates are recognised as having met the academic requirements for engineering practice in other countries that are also signatories, including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, the UK and USA.

DESIGN-CENTRIC PROGRAMME As the world becomes increasingly challenged by global warming and complex issues, the Faculty of Engineering has defined a new paradigm in education. An alternative learning pathway, the Design-Centric Programme (DCP) was launched in 2009, providing a platform for learning that brings together engineering, form, function, aesthetics, culture and lifestyle. Through the design process, students will learn to solve problems from multi-disciplinary perspectives. Students are encouraged to challenge current assumptions of how people interact with products and to critically evaluate the ability of current products and services to serve the needs of people. Students adopt a user-centred approach to understand, visualise and describe users in the context of how people live, work and play. Such a perspective will help students to better address practical issues as they work on their multi-year, multi-disciplinary projects.

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GLOBAL ENGINEERING PROGRAMME The Global Engineering Programme (GEP) is designed to attract the very best students to read Engineering at NUS. Students taking the GEP would have shown exceptional potential as Engineer-Leaders of tomorrow. After three years at NUS supported by a scholarship, they will receive their Bachelor of Engineering (B Eng) in the field they have chosen. They will then go on to pursue a postgraduate degree at a top partner university. Graduates can continue with doctoral studies thereafter or enrol directly in a PhD programme. NUS will also help source funding from external agencies to fund GEP students for their graduate studies overseas.

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DOUBLE MAJOR PROGRAMMES You can pursue a second major from another Faculty or School in addition to your engineering major, choosing topics ranging from Management, Management (Technology) to Psychology. A Bachelor of Engineering (B Eng) degree with Honours and a second major can be completed within four years.

 Bachelor of Engineering (Biomedical Engineering)


 Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical Engineering)

 B Eng and B Business Administration

 Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering)  Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering)  Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical Engineering)  Bachelor of Engineering (Engineering Science)  Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering)  Bachelor of Engineering (Industrial and Systems Engineering)  Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Science and Engineering)  Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering)

 B Eng and B Arts (Economics)  B Eng and B Business Administration (Accountancy)  Double Degree Programme in Materials Science & Engineering; and Physics  Double Degree Programme with French Grandes Ecoles * All Engineering programmes except Engineering Science Programme (ESP). However ESP students can enrol for Double Degree Programme with French Grandes Ecoles.

PART-TIME PROGRAMMES If you are a polytechnic graduate seeking to upgrade yourself, the Bachelor of Technology Programme may be what you are looking for. Choose from four such programmes:  Chemical Engineering  Electronics Engineering  Industrial and Management Engineering  Mechanical/Manufacturing Engineering

BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING The Department of Biomedical Engineering sets its sights on world-class education and research. We equip engineers with the ability to analyse problems from both engineering and biomedical perspectives. The special challenges of working with living systems demand no less. It will be so tomorrow, as it is today. The mission of the Department is to provide quality biomedical engineering education through integration of engineering with the biomedical sciences; and to foster new knowledge and achieve leadership in research through the development of novel technologies and innovative applications. Biomedical Engineering graduates can look forward to joining the biomedical device and biotechnology industries, hospitals, research institutes, government agencies, and universities. Their cross disciplinary training enables them to explore careers in other areas as well. They may choose to further their studies in a graduate programme in medicine or other biomedical science related topics.

Specialise in these areas and more:  Biomaterials/Tissue Engineering & Repair  Biosignal Processing/Bioimaging  Nanobioengineering  Biomechanics/Computational Bioengineering

Advance scientific discovery. Develop new technologies. These are what we do. Leading edge research. Integrated education. These are how we make things happen. Understanding clinical needs. Translating our research to the bedside These are how we improve diagnostics and therapy.


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Chemical and biomolecular engineering fuses engineering with chemical sciences, life sciences and materials science. B Eng (Chemical Engineering) provides a strong foundation in chemical and biomolecular engineering, to prepare you for a career in a broad range of growth industries and to contribute to solving challenging problems in achieving sustainable processes. The chemical sector is Singapore’s second largest in terms of manufacturing output. With the transformation of Jurong Island into a major petroleum and petrochemical hub, this sector continues to attract new investments.

Specialise in these areas and more:  Microelectronics Processing  Biomolecular Engineering  Process Systems Engineering

On the biomolecular front, recent investments in biopharmaceutical industry and biological manufacturing capabilities in the Tuas Biomedical Park have significantly boosted the contribution of this sector to the Singapore economy. In short, the growth potential is amazing. You have every chance to grow and shine in these industries: chemical, petroleum, petrochemicals, pharmaceutical/biomedical sciences, microelectronics, food, energy, life sciences, chemical process design and research.


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Specialise in these areas and more: CIVIL ENGINEERING PROGRAMME  Civil Engineering Materials  Construction Management  Geotechnical Engineering  Hydraulic & Water Resources  Infrastructure Systems  Offshore & Marine Engineering  Structural Engineering  Transportation Engineering

ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING PROGRAMME  Air Pollution Assessment & Control  Alternative Energy Resources  Climate Change  Environmental Microbiology & Biotechnology  Hazardous and Solid Waste Management  Human & Environmental Health  Water Quality and Treatment  Water Reclamation and Reuse

Global climate change, natural hazards, man-made disasters, sustainable infrastructure development, and conservation of material, energy and water resources are current challenges for the global community. Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) addresses these grand challenges by bringing together the latest developments in science and technology.

Exhibitions such as this one featuring creative ideas on mobility are held regularly by the Department.


Student team in Cambodia to help villagers install solar lights and bio-sand filters.

CEE Department offers two undergraduate programmes: BEng (Civil Engineering) and BEng (Environmental Engineering). Both programmes emphasise multidisciplinary approaches to solve complex infrastructure and environmental problems the world faces. We offer flexible and innovative curricula to enable our graduates to stay relevant in a globalised technology-based economy. CEE offers world-class teaching and research facilities, and our faculty members are well regarded internationally at the forefront of research in their respective areas of expertise. Our undergraduate programmes allow students to embark on multiple career pathways. They are provided with solid foundation to become high-level specialists working in various sectors of civil and environmental engineering. Imbued with a globalised outlook, our graduates can also opt for careers in multidisciplinary fields including policy makers, entrepreneurs in engineering as well as leaders of established multinational companies and various governing authorities.


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Guess who generated most of the technologies in the modern world? Who has enabled all your gadgets to work so amazingly? Electrical and computer engineers, of course! Yes, we drive innovations. If this excites you, then the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering (ECE) offers programmes tailored for you. First, you have to be firmly grounded on the fundamental concepts and skills which are important to the practice of electrical and computer engineering. We offer two undergraduate programmes – Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering in Computer Engineering (jointly hosted by the Faculty of Engineering’s Department of ECE and the School of Computing’s Department of Computer Science). The two programmes place strong emphasis on understanding the engineering principles through exposure to hands-on learning and discovery. They offer a high degree of flexibility in specialisation, supplemented with special programmes promoting design, student innovation, enterprise and leadership. Our teaching is supported by faculty members with strong research expertise and working in more than 30 well-equipped laboratories. There are opportunities for you to apply your knowledge and skills in developing nano-satellites, airborne radar systems and other advanced engineering systems, as well as in product design with a special focus on frugality. We work with industries to design internship programmes which are dove-tailed with final year projects to complement the academic rigour which we provide in the classrooms. We help students to achieve their career goals through internship programmes and also through guidance and counselling.

ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING Areas of study include the following: COMPUTER ENGINEERING  Communications & Networking  Embedded Computing  Large-Scale Computing  Intelligent Systems  Interactive Digital Media  System-on-a-chip Design ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING  Communications & Networks  Control, Intelligent Systems & Robotics  IC Design & Embedded Systems  Microelectronics Technology & Devices  Microwave & Radio Frequency Systems  Signal Processing & New Media  Power & Electrical Energy Systems

Our graduates are sought after by employers across all economic sectors, both in fields related to ECE and in non-ECE fields (such as chemical, petroleum, medical, aerospace, construction and financial industries). Some graduates have even distinguished themselves as entrepreneurs.



Specialise in these areas and more    

Nanoscience and Nanotechnology Computational Engineering Science Energy Systems Photonics and Optics

What do you get when you add mathematics, physics, computer science, biological and chemical sciences to classical engineering studies? You get a whole new exciting field called Engineering Science.

Of the heart and the mind, of intuition and reason, such is the cross-disciplinary nature of Engineering Science. The Engineering Science Programme provides the scientific and mathematical tools for the fundamental study of engineered systems, which range from nanomaterials and structures to microelectronic devices, transportations systems, energy, as well as chemical and biological systems. The Engineering Science Programme is one of Asia’s first engineering degree programmes jointly offered by the Faculties of Engineering and Science. You can look forward to becoming a new class of engineer-scientists better prepared to solve interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary problems of high-tech world, develop innovative designs, and integrate systems with the application of both the engineering and science disciplines. You will be fortified with a strong scientific background for doctoral studies in engineering, science, and medicine, as well as for leadership positions in R&D, government, and civilian jobs. In the first two years of the programme, you read a set of core engineering science modules. Design projects are injected in the early years to provide hands-on experience that tests and extends the concepts introduced in various modules with application of the fundamental knowledge learnt and help students to develop such critical skills as creative thinking, interpersonal communication, and team work. A 12-week research internship in engineering companies, R&D labs in Singapore or prestigious academic institutions abroad is essential. Ample employment opportunities are available to graduates in traditional engineering and business markets as well as emerging technologies such as nanotechnology and renewable energy technologies. It is expected that a significant number of students will proceed to PhD programmes in engineering, natural sciences, and medicine. You may also explore opportunities in academic and industry R&D labs, start-up nanotechnology and engineering companies such as Micron, DSO National Laboratories, ABB and Schlumberger.



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INDUSTRIAL & SYSTEMS ENGINEERING Focus in some areas of systems analytics and management like:       

Decision Modelling and Risk Analysis Human Factors Engineering Integration of Complex Systems Operations Research Quality Engineering and Management Supply Chain Modelling Systems Design and Optimisation

In the increasingly competitive world market today, there is a demand for better quality products and services, and an increasing pressure to reduce the delivery cost of these products and services to maintain competitiveness. Decision-makers need highly rigorous skills to identify, analyse and design complex production systems to resolve the challenges in manufacturing, logistics, defence and the service industries. The Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) discipline draws concepts from engineering, mathematics, economics, statistics and social sciences to derive efficiency and productivity improvement. ISE professionals can be found working everywhere, not only in manufacturing, but also in banking and finance, consultancy services, logistics and supply chain management, IT, transportation, utilities, entertainment industries and health care. They engineer processes and systems that improve quality and productivity, eliminating additional waste of time, money, materials, energy, and other commodities. The ISE discipline will equip you with a comprehensive and rigorous set of analytical and management skills to meet the requirements of tomorrow.


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MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGINEERING In our state-of-the-art laboratories, you will learn the practical aspects of all the branches of materials science and engineering. These include chemistry, physics, engineering and biotechnology. You may choose to specialise in polymeric and biomedical materials or nanostructured materials and nanotechnology in your fourth year. With a materials science and engineering background, you have the versatility in your future career choices ranging from semiconductors, fabrication and packaging, aerospace and defence, chemical and petrochemicals, telecommunications, polymers and plastics, composites, ceramics and biotechnology.


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Specialise in these areas and more:  Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology  Polymeric and Biomedical Materials Materials are all around us and they form a part of our daily life. What really are materials? The Department of Materials Science & Engineering provides a science-driven and engineering application-oriented education and research in advanced materials for today’s and tomorrow’s technology needs.

The interdisciplinary education platform integrates scientific understanding with engineering principles relevant to the design and applications of both conventional and advanced novel materials. The department focuses on emerging frontiers such as nanostructured materials and biomedical materials based on three platforms; sustainable energy, infocomm technology and biomedical technology. These areas offer exciting new opportunities ranging from manufacturing and process to research and development of high-tech materials.

What is ME? Don’t be surprised to find the brain and hands of a mechanical engineer behind essentially every part of your life – from mobile phones and biomedical devices, to aircrafts and power plants. Mechanical engineering involves the design, manufacture or operation of any product or system that moves and uses or produces energy. As a mechanical engineer, your knowledge and skills will be applied from design right through to product usage!

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Aeronautical Engineering Automotive Engineering Energy and Sustainability Offshore Oil & Gas Technology

Hands-on! ME@NUS goes beyond theory to integrate practical learning into our curriculum through multi-semester projects with industry partners solving real-life problems! Not only will you gain first-hand insights into complete design cycles in commercial enterprises, but you will also be linked to the industry even before graduating. Furthermore, you can be part of cutting-edge research efforts of faculty members to bring innovative technologies to the world.

Career Prospects The versatility of mechanical engineering opens up a wide array of career options. Besides the traditional aerospace, automotive and manufacturing industries, you may also pursue careers in robotics, biomedical technology, as well as energy systems and sustainable technology. Our graduates are also valued for their creativity, criticalthinking and teamwork, attributes that are picked up along the course of study and which are highly soughtafter in non-engineering fields such as consulting, management, banking and finance.


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ADMISSION TO ENGINEERING Applicants can apply online via the NUS Office of Admissions website:

B Eng Programme

Duration (Years)

Requirements for Admission A Levels

International Baccalaureate (IB)

1. Chemical Engineering 2. Environmental Engineering


¡ H2 Mathematics, and ¡ H2 Chemistry, and ¡ H2 Physics*

¡ HL Mathematics, and ¡ HL Chemistry, and ¡ HL Physics**

3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9.


¡ H2 Mathematics, and ¡ H2 Physics* or H2 Chemistry

¡ HL Mathematics, and ¡ HL Physics** or HL Chemistry


¡ H2 Mathematics, and ¡ H2 Physics

¡ HL Mathematics, and ¡ HL Physics

Biomedical Engineering*** Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Industrial & Systems Engineering Materials Science & Engineering Mechanical Engineering

10. Engineering Science

Double Degree in: 1. Engineering & Business Administration + 2. Engineering & Business Administration (Accountancy) + 3. Engineering & Economics + 4. Engineering (Materials Science & Engineering) & Physics

4½ – 5½

4½ – 5

Two routes of admission: 1. Direct admission by students who meet entry requirements for both courses (except Engineering Science Programme). 2. Application by students in a B Eng (except Engineering Science Programme) or BBA/Economics Programme at end of their first year of study. Students may apply for pre-admission in Semester One in the first year in their respective faculties. Admission will be granted after satisfactory performance in the first year.


These Double Degree Programmes are open to Engineering students from these fields: Biomedical Engineering, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Electrical, Environmental, Industrial & Systems, Materials Science and Mechanical. * Students without H2 or H1 Physics need to have ‘O’ level Physics or equivalent and will be required to take specified Physics bridging modules. ** Students without HL Physics would be required to take Physics bridging modules. *** Students without a H2 pass in Chemistry will have to read the Chemistry Bridging Module (CM1417) in the 1st year.

 Applicants (regardless of nationality) presenting an acceptable Diploma from a Polytechnic in Singapore may also apply. Please visit for more details.  International applicants with international qualifications can apply using equivalent high school results.  Singaporeans with international qualifications can apply using equivalent high school results.


UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES OFFICE OF EXTERNAL RELATIONS Block EA #03-15 9 Engineering Drive 1 Singapore 117575 Tel: (65) 6516 8852 / 7181 Fax: (65) 6779 5594 website: email:

NUS FOE Undergraduate Brochure 2013  

A razorSHARK design. 2013, October.

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