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 5000 and 6000 level 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:

  • M.Sc. (Civil Engineering)
  • M.Sc. (Civil Engineering) with Specialization in Structural Engineering
  • M.Sc. (Civil Engineering) with Specialization in Geotechnical Engineering
  • M.Sc. (Civil Engineering) with Specialization in Offshore Engineering (for intakes prior to Semester 1 AY 2011/2012 only)
  • M.Sc. (Civil Engineering) with Specialization in Infrastructure Project Management

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

  • Part-time students between 4 semesters (minimum) and 48 months(maximum) *
  • Full-time students between 2 semester(minimum) and 24 months(maximum) *
  • * inclusive of approved and medical leave

(2) Number of modules per semester

  • Part-time students - 2 per semester (normally), 3 per semester (maximum)
    You are advised to take no more than 2 modules if
    1. this is your first semester, and
    2. you have been given an academic warning.
  • Full-time students - 3 per semester. (normally), 5 per semester (maximum)

(3) Attendance matters

  • Attendance should be satisfactory. The onus is on students to attend classes.

(4) Examination matters

  • Criteria for Continuation of Study (Please refer to "the handbook for coursework students")
  • Students who are absent from the examination without valid reasons will be deemed to have sat and failed the examination for that module.

Leave of Absence

  • On prescribed forms at least two weeks in advance (use Form PSE 3/97).
  • Leave of absence will only be approved with valid reasons (e.g. Reservist)

Class Time-Table

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


  • For further details on M.Sc.(Civil Engineering) programme, please contact:

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


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

  • For application forms, application status and other general information, please contact:

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