Prospective Students :

Why study Engineering in NUS?

The NUS Faculty of Engineering has close to 6000 undergraduate students, 2,400 graduate students and 300 faculty members making it the largest faculty in NUS. We offer one of the most comprehensive ranges of engineering programmes in the world.

This year, we offer 10 engineering undergraduate programs, including the new Engineering Science Programme, which admitted its first intake in 2006. Another major development is the offering of Double Degree Programmes in Engineering & Business Administration and Engineering & Economics.  This is in line with our mission to nurture Engineer Leaders who are able to function at the cutting edge of technology while at the same time, being business savvy. 

If you like to learn more about us, please see our latest Faculty Annual Report and Undergraduate Programme brochure.


Engineering is Fun!


Engineering is an exciting profession that helps to change and improve our world. Engineers can create visionary and imaginative solutions to the challenges facing the world. Actually, if everything that engineers have given us was taken away, we would end up with a pretty dull and boring life. The recently revamped NUS Engineering programme provides students with lots of exciting opportunities. Besides the flexible and broad-based curriculum which allows students to tailor specific sets of courses and projects that would prepare them for careers in a multitude of exciting areas, students have the opportunity to take part in a host of special enhancement programmes. These programmes aim to provide opportunities for our engineering students to participate and experience the manifold facets of industry and business in the global market place – from R&D, design, manufacturing, and intellectual property generation and protection, to starting a new technology-based business. Also, besides the exciting projects, including building robots, designing structures and etc, that characterize our engineering programs, many of our students participate in national & international competitions (please see http://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/ero/news/index.php?cat=3).

Our students not only make their mark at national and international events, but they also apply their engineering knowledge to help others. For example, once a year, a group of Civil Engineering students go overseas to remote villages for about a month during their vacations to carry out projects which are beneficial to the villagers. So far, the students have been to Hainan Islands, Indonesia, Vietnam, and Myanmar.

Some interesting information about NUS and the NUS Faculty of Engineering:

NUS Engineering has been recognized as a top technological school in the world. Many of the Faculty’s programmes are highly rated by the QS World University Rankings by Subjects. Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering are among the top 10.

  

Flexible and broad-based educational system – the modular system in NUS allows students to progress at their own pace and graduate earlier (e.g. 3 or 3.5 years) with careful academic planning. In addition, students can choose from a wide range of modules offered by different Faculties/Schools. The modular system aims to provide a healthy diversity of learning opportunities so that students can develop to their full potential.


NUS Faculty of Engineering has faculty members who are well respected internationally in their respective areas of research and education.

We have world-class research facilities: NUS-affiliated National Research Centres/Institutes,
University Level Research Centres/Institutes
& Faculty of Engineering Research Centres & Laboratories

NUS offers a number of exciting, high quality and internationally accredited engineering programmes based on highly flexible and modern curriculum structure (see table below).

All our more established engineering programmes have been accredited by various professional accreditation bodies and recognized internationally.

Degree Accreditation Body Accreditation Details

Yr of Intake (“I”)/ Yr of Graduation (“G”)

B.Eng. (Chemical) Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) Full accreditation 2005-2009 (I) & 2009-2015 (G)
Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) M.Eng. Level1 2001-2010 (I)
B.Eng. (Civil) Joint Board of Moderators, UK   M.Eng. Level1 2001-2005 (I)
Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) Full accreditation 2002-2006 (I) & 2007-2016 (G)
B.Eng. (Electrical) and B.Eng. (Computer Engineering) Institution of Electrical Engineers (UK)   M.Eng. Level1 2002-2006 (I)
Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) Full accreditation 2004-2008 (I) & 2013-2017 (G)
B.Eng. (Engineering Science) Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) Full accreditation 2009-2015 (G)
B.Eng. (Environmental) Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE) M.Eng. Level1 2001-2005 (I)
Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) Full accreditation 2007-2016 (G)
B.Eng. (Mechanical) Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK M.Eng. Level1 2002-2006 (I)
Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) Full accreditation 2004-2008 (I) & 2013-2017 (G)
B.Eng. (Industrial & Systems Engineering) Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) Full accreditation 2016-2017 (I)
B.Eng. (Biomedical Engineering) Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) Full accreditation 2007-2017 (G)
B.Eng. (Materials Science & Engineering) Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) Full accreditation 2008-2014 (G)

1With the accreditation, FoE undergraduate programs are considered equivalent to the
UK 4-year M.Eng. programs in the UK, and our graduates would meet the academic requirements for attaining Chartered Professional Engineer Status.

 

To find out more about our programmes, please visit here (Engineering Disciplines in NUS).