Master of Science (Civil Engineering)


The Master of Science (Civil Engineering) course, or M.Sc.(Civil Engineering), is hosted by the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The programme accepts both full time and part time students. To qualify for the M.Sc. (CE) degree with or without Specialization, a candidate must successfully complete a programme of study consisting of at least 40 Modular Credits (MCs). At least 30 MCs must be taken from level 5000 and 6000 modules. In addition, a student must obtain a minimum CAP of 3.0 (B-) for the best modules equivalent to 40 MCs (inclusive of compulsory modules, where required). A student may choose to graduate with the following degrees:

For those who wish to graduate with a Specialization, they must also obtain a minimum grade point of 2.0 (C) for each of specified minimum number of compulsory modules stipulated.

Please click here for a list of modules and specific degree requirements for each Specialization under MSc(CE).


The programme has 2 intakes per year, at the beginning of academic semesters in January and July respectively. Prospective applications are invited to apply 6 months prior to the commencement of the semester through newspaper announcements.

Please click here for details on application procedures

Please refer to the web site of the Graduate Studies in Engineering for details on application, academic year and fee structure.

Minimum Admission Requirement

Applications are open to candidates with a relevant bachelor's degree with at least a 2nd Class Honours or its equivalent. Candidates should preferably have had a period of relevant work experience after obtaining their first degree. Candidates with other qualifications and achievements deemed to be suitably prepared for the programme of study may also be considered. Selection of students is on a competitive basis.

General Information

This document is meant as a guide and the information is valid as of July 2003. Students should note that the rules and regulations may change from time to time.

(1) Period of candidature

(2) Number of modules per semester

(3) Attendance matters

(4) Examination matters

Leave of Absence

Class Time-Table

Time-Table for M.Sc.(Civil Engineering) programme
Tentative Schedule for the Graduate Modules
Description of Modules


Ms Lynn Wong
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Tel: 6516 5827 Email:


Prof Tan Kiang Hwee
M.Sc.(Civil Engineering) Programme Manager

Graduate Studies Office
Faculty of Engineering
Tel: 6516 6510, Email: