Faculty of Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

  graduate Studies  
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers the following research-based programmes leading to the degrees of:
  • Master of Engineering (MEng)
  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Students may enroll for any of these programmes on a part-time or full-time basis. Both require participating in supervised research on an approved topic, taking modules of no less than a specified number of Modular Credits (MCs) and finally concluding with the submission of a thesis.

The minimum requirement for admission is a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours (at least 2nd Class Lower) or its equivalent.

Applicants who are applying for the NUS Research Scholarship are expected to have at least a Bachelor’s degree with Honours (at least Second Class Upper) or its equivalent.

Period of Candidature
The minimum and maximum period of candidature for PhD candidates is two years and five years respectively. MEng students’ minimum and maximum period of candidature is one and three years respectively. The period of candidature is the same for full-time and part-time programmes. Typically, doctoral students can complete their requirements between three and a half to four years of full-time study, while MEng students can complete their requirements between one and a half years to two years of full-time study.

Degree Requirements
Candidates are required to conduct research in their area of interest and submit a thesis before the maximum period of candidature for examination. Besides the research requirement, candidates must also attend a prescribed number of courses which the supervisor thinks will be useful for the candidate. It is a requirement that PhD and MEng students should take at least six and four modules respectively (or the equivalent of 24 and 16 modular credits respectively) (non-CELC modules), unless exemption has been granted by the University. These modules and English language requirements (for international students) are to be taken and passed at an expected level of proficiency. Doctoral students are also required to pass a PhD qualifying examination which consists of an oral and a written examination, in addition to the oral defence of their PhD thesis. All research students are also expected to complete a Graduate Seminar module satisfactorily.

Graduate modules offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering: (Modules’ Description).

For more information on application, fees, graduate scholarship, please refer to: http://www.gse.nus.edu.sg

For information on "Part-time Appointment Scheme", please refer to: http://www.nus.edu.sg/admissions/graduate-studies/partime.php

For enquiries pertaining to the above degrees, please contact:

Course Programme Manager Contact
(Mechanical Engineering)
Assoc Prof Kumar A Senthil E-mail: mpeask@nus.edu.sg
Tel: (65)-65166800
Fax: (65)-67791459