MSc in Industry 4.0

MSc Industry 4.0


The NUS Master of Science (MSc) in Industry 4.0 is a multidisciplinary graduate degree programme to help you keep pace with the changing nature of industries amid technological disruptions, and lead transformation to enhance productivity in the workplace.

It boasts a curriculum where learning takes place both inside the classroom and out in the industry, tapping on the deep expertise of six NUS academic units in areas pertinent to Industry 4.0:

The curriculum is also specifically designed in accordance with the Singapore Economic Development Board’s (EDB) Singapore Smart Industry Readiness Index to further aid companies in transforming their capabilities through their human capital, and support Singapore’s drive towards becoming a Smart Nation.

The NUS MSc in Industry 4.0 is offered on both a full-time and part-time basis.


Admission Requirements

To apply for admission to the NUS MSc in Industry 4.0 programme, applicants should possess a bachelor's degree - preferably with Honours - in Science, Engineering, Computing, Analytics or equivalent disciplines, and knowledge of programming (Applicants may be required to complete a programming course to demonstrate their programming competency on a case-by-case basis).

For applicants whose medium of university instruction is not English, they are required to demonstrate their English proficiency by possessing a minimum TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) score of 85 (Internet-based) or a minimum IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic score of 6.0.

Programme Candidature 

Students are likely to take between 12 and 18 months to complete the programme if they enrol on a full-time basis, or between 18 and 36 months on a part-time basis. 

Programme Structure

The NUS MSc in Industry 4.0 is a 40-modular credit (MC) programme that comprises three components: 

  • Five core modules that are unique to this programme (16.5 MCs) 
    • Each module consists of a 130-hour workload with pre-class readings, assignments, tests and/or projects, and face-to-face classes.
    • The duration of each semester is likely to stretch across 13 weeks, or a series of short courses that take up at least five full days 
  • One graduate certificate, along with additional elective modules (20 MCs). Please refer to the graduate certificate awarding faculty for the completion requirements.

  • Final-year Industry Application Project with supervision from relevant NUS academic unit (3.5 MCs)
    • This capstone project is meant to help students apply what they have learnt to companies in areas of operations concerning Industry 4.0.
    • Working in teams and in consultation with the relevant NUS academic unit, students would develop a prototype solution based on an implemented project in a company, craft a report about it and then present it for evaluation at the end of the module. 

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from the MSc (Industry 4.0) programme, students are required to:

  1. Complete 20 MCs of Core modules and 20 MCs of Elective modules and;
  2. Complete one Graduate Certificate (Refer to the awarding faculty for the completion requirements) and;
  3. Maintain a minimum Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.0 (maximum out of 5.0).

Click here for information on Core Modules, Graduate Certificates and Elective Modules

Intake & Application Period

Next Intake: August 2021

   Internationals  Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents
Online Application Opens 15 November 2020
Online Application Closes  15 March 2021  15 April 2021 


excluding GST


Singaporeans and Singapore PRs may enjoy tuition fee subsidies.

• There is a non-refundable and non-transferable application fee of S$50 (inclusive of GST).

• Apart from tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee (as published by NUS Registrar’s Office) payable every regular semester.

• Admission to the programme is granted on a competitive basis as places in the programme are limited. A non-refundable and non-transferable acceptance fee of S$5,000 - which will be credited towards your tuition fees - is payable upon acceptance of offer. 

• All fees quoted here are exclusive of prevailing GST, unless otherwise stated. The University reserves all rights to review fees as necessary and adjust accordingly without prior notice.

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13 November 2020