The Faculty of Engineering's mission is to nurture Engineer-Leaders with a global perspective and to lead in technology through high-impact research. Celebrating its 60th Anniversary in 2015, the Faculty of Engineering has contributed substantially to the rapid industrial and economic growth of the nation while continuing to contribute to a knowledge-based economy.
Professional engineering education started in 1955, with classes held at the Singapore campus of the University of Malaya. Two years later, a four-year diploma course was set up at the Singapore Polytechnic when the Department of Engineering moved to Kuala Lumpur. It became a four-year Bachelor of Engineering course in 1964.
The Faculty of Engineering was established in the National University of Singapore (NUS) with the merger in 1980 between the University of Singapore and Nanyang University. The largest of 14 faculties and schools at NUS, the Faculty has grown from 300 students in the late 1970s to close to 10,000 strong today. Today, we are a vibrant community with 10 departments, divisions and programmes:
In tandem with ongoing enhancements to the existing curriculum, the Faculty has also introduced a new learning pathway with design as its central focus. Known as Design-Centric Programme (DCP)
, it will be offered from Academic Year 2009/10. Also new is the Global Engineering Programme (GEP)
which caters to top students of each cohort, providing them with the opportunity to accelerate their programme and receive a Bachelor of Engineering degree from NUS, and a graduate engineering degree from a partner university, all within four years.
The Faculty also offers part-time undergraduate courses for polytechnic graduates and working professionals leading to the Bachelor of Technology. With an increasing international student and staff population, the Faculty has developed into a truly cosmopolitan environment for tertiary education, emphasizing both fundamentals and applications.