Faculty of Engineering

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Graduate
 
  graduate Studies  
Master of Science, MSc
The Department of Mechanical Engineering offers the following Master of Science (MSc) programmes:
  • MSc (Mechanical Engineering)
  • MSc (Mechatronics)

 

The MSc programmes are essentially coursework-based and students may enroll for any of these programmes on a part-time or full-time basis. Classes are conducted in the evenings.

Eligibility
At least a bachelor’s degree with honours or its equivalent. 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.

Period of Candidature
The maximum period of candidature for full-time and part-time study is two years and four years respectively. Full-time students typically are able to complete their requirements between one to one and a half years while the part-time students take two and half years.

Degree Requirements
The normal graduation requirements for the degree of MSc include accumulating a total of no less than 40 Modular Credits (MCs) and obtaining a minimum Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.0 (equivalent to the Grade of B-) for the best modules equivalent of 40 MCs (inclusive of foundation/core modules, where required). Each graduate module of 39 lecture hours is usually assigned 4 MCs.

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

For enquiries pertaining to the above degrees, please contact the relevant Programme Managers as follows:

MSc (Mechanical Engineering)
Assoc Prof Kumar A Senthil

E-mail: mpeask@nus.edu.sg
Tel: (65)-65166800
Fax: (65)-67791459
MSc (Mechatronics)
Assoc Prof Lim Siak Piang

E-mail: mpelimsp@nus.edu.sg
Tel: (65)-65162235
Fax: (65)-67791459
 


MASTER OF SCIENCE (MECHANICAL ENGINEERING)
The programme is intended to provide students with an advanced knowledge and understanding of the ‘state-of-the-art’ in one or more of the many areas of mechanical engineering. Its unique balance of rigorous fundamentals and engaging real-world applications in the MSc (Mechanical Engineering) programme train the students to be analytical thinkers who will successfully integrate and synthesize the theory and new knowledge. The combination of expertise in research and in engineering consultancy in the Mechanical Engineering Department helps to give this MSc (Mechanical Engineering) course its unique features. The success of this MSc (Mechanical Engineering) course can be measured by the large proportion of its graduates who find appropriate and challenging posts in industry at home and abroad.

A candidate may read for an MSc in Mechanical Engineering with or without a major or area of specialisation.

The Specialisations currently available are as follows:
  1. Computation and Modelling
  2. Manufacturing Technology and Automation

To graduate, a student needs to accumulate a total of no less than 40 Modular Credits (MCs) and obtain a minimum Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.0 (equivalent to the Grade of B-) for the best modules equivalent of 40 MCs (inclusive of foundation/core modules, where required). Each graduate module of 39 lecture hours is usually assigned 4 MCs. Hence, in general, a student needs to complete 10 modules chosen from the list of modules.

The following graduate modules are offered by the Department of Mechanical Engineering:

GRADUATE MODULES (Module Descriptions) Applied Mechanics
ME5101 Applied Stress Analysis
ME5102 Applied Plasticity
ME5103 Plates and Shells
ME5104 Vibration Analysis
ME5105 Shock and Vibration Control
ME5106 Engineering Acoustics
ME5107 Advanced Dynamics
ME5161 Optical Techniques in Experimental Stress Analysis
ME6101 Research Topics in Applied Mechanics
ME6102 Topics in Applied Mechanics
ME6103 Optical Measurement and Quality Inspection
ME6104 Fracture Mechanics and Applications
ME6105 Continuum Mechanics
ME6106 Advanced Computational Methods
ME6107 Plasticity and Inelastic Deformation

Energy & Bio-thermal Systems
ME5201 Thermal Systems Design
ME5202 Industrial Transfer Processes
ME5204 Air Conditioning and Building Automation
ME5205 Energy Engineering
ME5206 Cooling of Electronic Systems
ME5207 Solar Energy Systems
ME6201 Research Topics in Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
ME6202 Topics in Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer
ME6203 Mass Transport
ME6204 Convective Heat Transfer

Fluid Mechanics
ME5301 Flow Systems Analysis
ME5302 Computational Fluid Mechanics
ME5303 Industrial Aerodynamics
ME5307 Computational Aerodynamics
ME5361 Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics
ME5362 Advanced Fluid Transients Computation and Modelling
ME6301 Research Topics in Fluid Dynamics
ME6302 Topics in Fluid Dynamics
ME6303 Advanced Fluid Dynamics
ME6304 Turbulence in Fluid Flows

Control & Mechatronics
ME5401/EE5101R Linear Systems
ME5402/EE5106R Advanced Robotics
ME5403/EE5103R Computer Control Systems
ME5404/EE5904R Neural Networks
ME5405 Machine Vision
ME6401 Topics in Mechatronics 1
ME6402 Topics in Mechatronics 2

Materials
ME5502 Engineering Plastics and Composite Materials
ME5506 Corrosion of Materials
ME5513 Fracture and Fatigue of Materials
ME5515 Friction and Wear of Materials
ME6501 Research Topics in Materials Science
ME6502 Topics in Materials Science
ME6503 Theory of Transformations in Metals
ME6504 Defects and Dislocations in Solids
ME6505 Engineering Materials in Medicine
ME6506 Solid Mechanics and Applications
ME6507 Nano-Tribology

Manufacturing
ME5602 Manufacturing Systems Engineering
ME5603 Metal Forming Technology
ME5605 Computational Techniques for Numerical Control
ME5606 Intelligent Systems in Manufacturing
ME5609 Rapid Response Manufacturing
ME5610 Product Development
ME5611 Sustainable Product Design & Manufacturing
ME5612 Computer Aided Product Development
ME6601 Research Topics in Manufacturing
ME6602 Topics in Manufacturing
ME6603 Analysis of Manufacturing Enterprises
ME6604 Modelling of Machining Processes
ME6605 Abrasive and Non-Conventional Processes

Others
ME5701 Mathematics for Engineering Research
ME5702 Topics in Mechanical Engineering 1
ME5703 Topics in Mechanical Engineering 2
ME5704 Topics in Mechanical Engineering 3
ME5705 Topics in Mechanical Engineering 4
OT5102 Oil and Gas Technology
OT5301 Subsea Systems Engineering
ME5708 Pressure Surges in Oil & Gas Flow Systems
ME5709 Modern Ship Technology & Design
ME6701 Topics in Mechanical Engineering Research 1
ME6702 Topics in Mechanical Engineering Research 2
ME6703 Topics in Mechanical Engineering Research 3
ME6704 Topics in Mechanical Engineering Research 4
ME6705 Topics in Mechanical Engineering Research 5

For advanced courses in Mechanical Engineering on Topics of current research interest, lectures will be given by both specialists and department staff.

(Not all modules listed above are necessary available in any one year.)

SPECIALISATION IN COMPUTATION AND MODELLING

In general, a student needs to complete 10 modules with at least five (5) selected from the core list.

Core Modules
ME5302 Computational Fluid Mechanics
ME5307 Computational Aerodynamics
ME5361 Advanced Computational Fluid Dynamics
ME5362 Advanced Fluid Transients Computation and Modelling
ME5404/EE5904R Neural Networks
ME5605 Computational Techniques for Numerical Control
ME5701Mathematics for Engineering Research
ME6301Research Topics in Fluid Dynamics
ME6302 Topics in Fluid Dynamics
ME6303 Advanced Fluid Dynamics
ME6304 Turbulence in Fluid Flows

(Not all modules listed above are necessary available in any one year.)

SPECIALISATION IN MANUFACTURING TECHNOLOGY AND AUTOMATION

In general, a student needs to complete 10 modules with at least five (5) selected from the core list.

Core Modules
ME5402/EE5106R Advanced Robotics
ME5403/EE5103R Computer Control Systems
ME5405 Machine Vision
ME5602 Manufacturing Systems Engineering
ME5603 Metal Forming Technology
ME5605 Computational Techniques for Numerical Control
ME5609 Rapid Response Manufacturing
ME5610 Product Development
ME5611 Sustainable Product Design & Manufacturing
ME5612 Computer Aided Product Development
ME6602 Topics in Manufacturing
ME6604 Modelling of Machining Processes
ME6605 Abrasive and Non-Conventional Processes

(Not all modules listed above are necessary available in any one year.)

SPECIALISATION IN OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS TECHNOLOGY

This specialisation will be offered in Semester 1 of AY 2011 - 2012 by MSc (Offshore Technology)

MASTER OF SCIENCE (MECHATRONICS)
Mechatronics synergistically merges mechanical and electronics engineering and integrates mechanical devices with sensors and actuators, intelligent controllers and computers to realise useful products and systems. Almost all systems ranging from consumer products to machines in industry have mechatronics components. The M.Sc. (Mechatronics) programme equips its graduates with in-depth knowledge of the fundamentals needed for the mechatronics system design approach, broad exposure to different topics offered by its specialised electives, and the multi-disciplinary training required for students with different backgrounds to be able to effectively operate, understand, analyse and design mechatronic systems.

To graduate, a student needs to accumulate a total of no less than 40 Modular Credits (MCs) and obtain a minimum Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.0 (equivalent to the Grade of B-) for the best modules equivalent of 40 MCs (inclusive of foundation/core modules, where required). Each graduate module of 39 lecture hours is usually assigned 4 MCs. A student needs to complete:

4 compulsory core modules. Note that the core module, Mechatronic System Design, has a duration of 1 academic year – Students can choose to propose their own Industrial Project in the area of mechatronics for consideration and approval by the programme committee. When the industrial project is not possible or not suitable, students will have to complete a prescribed series of laboratory experiments and mini-projects.

5 optional modules, of which at least 2 must be foundation modules, and at least 2 must be specialised modules. Please refer to the programme website (http://serve.me.nus.edu.sg/mch) for more information and modules’ description

Core Modules
MCH5001 Power Electronics and Applications to Electro-Mechanical Systems
MCH5002 Applications of Mechatronics
MCH5003 Modelling of Mechatronic Systems
MCH5004 Mechatronic System Design (1 year module)

Foundation Modules
MCH5101 Electrical Components and Systems
MCH5102 Signal Processing in Mechatronics
EE2024 Programming for Computer Interfaces
MCH5105 Mechanical Components and Systems
MCH5107 Kinematics and Dynamics of Mechanisms
ME5403/EE5103R Computer Control Systems
MST5001 Structure and Properties of Materials

Specialised Modules
MCH5206 Instrumentation and Sensors
MCH5208 Precision Handling and Miniaturised Assembly
MCH5212 Factory Automation
MCH5214 Topics in Mechatronics
ME5401/EE5101R Linear Systems
ME5404/EE5904R Neural Networks
ME5402/EE5106R Advanced Robotics
ME5405 Machine Vision
ME5502 Engineering Plastics and Composite Materials
ME5606 Intelligent Systems in Manufacturing
EE5204 Servo Engineering
EE5703R Modelling and Control of Electrical Actuators
EE5903 Real-Time Systems

(Not all modules listed above are necessary available in any one year.)