OVERVIEW

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Master of Computing (MComp) is offered by the NUS School of Computing.

In this day and age, the universal need for Information Technology (IT) and the crucial role it plays in the modern workforce is undisputed. Rapid advances are being made daily in the way we use IT to enhance performance and function, and there is a massive corresponding demand for tech talent in all industries.

To evolve with the times and manage this tech revolution, organisations are now employing 'Cybersecurity Engineers', 'UX Developers', 'Big Data Analysts', 'Digital Transformation Consultants', 'FinTech Specialists', and the like—new roles created specifically to meet current business needs. Yet, there just are not enough people with the skills necessary to fill these roles. To remain in the game, the best IT professionals evolve with the times and develop their knowledge and skills to take on these new challenges

Whether it is to upskill, or break into the field of Computing, the MComp programme is designed to help its students and graduates achieve their goals. The programme offers five options to support a range of personal career aspirations:

Experience challenging, comprehensive curricula, informed by the latest innovative research by leading academics, at one of the best computing schools in the world. Gain an edge over the competition, and be well-equipped to pursue those long-awaited career opportunities.

Why This Programme?

  • Learn from award-winning teachers, world-class researchers and knowledgeable industry leaders, at one of the top universities in the world for computer science*.

  • Dive deep into a specialisation through focused core modules, and gain a breadth of knowledge via a diverse selection of elective modules—while taking the opportunity to be equipped with the latest findings in research as well as the best practices in industry.

  • Step into the future confidently, whether it is to start up an entrepreneurship journey through NUS Computing’s own incubation centre, The Furnace, or to grow a career with guidance from the NUS Centre for Future-Ready Graduates and contacts from NUS’ global network of alumni.

* QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021, and Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2021 by Subject

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

Application Period
An Academic Year (AY) at NUS consists of two semesters and a special term (which occurs during the Semester 2 Vacation, and is divided into two parts of six weeks duration each):

  • Semester 1: Aug–Dec
  • Semester 2: Jan–May
  • Special Term (Part 1): May–Jun
  • Special Term (Part 2): Jun–Jul

For the MComp programme, there are two application periods for each (AY):

MComp Track and Specialisations Intake Application Dates
  • General Track
  • Computer Science Specialisation
  • Information Systems Specialisation
  • Infocomm Security Specialisation
  • Artificial Intelligence Specialisation
Semester 1
(Aug Intake)
Jan to Mar of intake year
  • General Track
  • Computer Science Specialisation
  • Information Systems Specialisation
  • Infocomm Security Specialisation
  • Artificial Intelligence Specialisation
Semester 2
(Jan Intake)

Aug to Sep of year preceding the intake year


Note: Applicants will be notified of the outcome by e-mail between end Mar and Jun (Aug intake) or end Nov (Jan intake). The application outcome will also be available via the online Graduate Admission System.

Programme at a Glance*
Upcoming Webinar(s):

Mon, 15 Nov 2021:
Master of Computing Info Session

Coming soon!


Next Intake:
Application Period:
1 Aug 2021 — 15 Sep 2021

Apply now!

* For full details, please refer to main write-up.

Video
MComp Webinar Q&A Highlight

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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I have a Bachelor's Degree in an area that is unrelated to IT/Computer Science/Computing and two years of relevant work experience. Am I eligible for admission into the programme?

  

Yes, applicants with such backgrounds may send in their applications for consideration, and are highly encouraged to also submit their Graduate Record Examination (GRE) General Test scores. However, preference will be given to students with IT-related work experience, and admission is not guaranteed.

For the "two years’ IT-related work experience" admission requirement, can I count my work experience both before and after obtaining my BacheIor's Degree?

The requirement is for two years’ IT-related work experience gained after obtaining a Bachelor's degree. Work experience before obtaining a Bachelor’s Degree does not count toward this requirement.

Can I apply without Graduate Record Examinations (GRE)/Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) or Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores?

In general, all applicants are required to submit GRE/GMAT or TOEFL scores. However, applications without these test scores may be considered, subject to approval by the Admission Committee. That said, applicants should note that admission to the programme is on a competitive basis and that there is no guarantee their application will be successful.

Can I apply for more than one specialisation under the programme via the Graduate Admission System (GDA2)?

 

Yes, applicants can indicate more than one specialisation. In GDA2, applicants should select the specialisation that is their first preference, and clearly indicate in their “Personal Statement” any preference(s) they may have for a second (and where applicable, a third) specialisation. The application fee is unchanged, at S$50.00.

I am interested in the dissertation option. What does it entail?


The programme encourages high-performing students to consider taking the dissertation option, which aims to better equip students with knowledge and expertise in the area(s) of focus for their dissertation topic. The dissertation option offers students:

  • An opportunity to undertake a significant project with research and/or software development components
  • A deeper learning experience through student/supervisor mentorship
  • Better preparation to handle large InfoComm Technology projects or future PhD study

Students who have completed the dissertation will likely display greater competency in project conceptualisation and realisation, and therefore will be much better prepared to undertake innovative projects. 

For enquiries, please email us at pgc@nus.edu.sg.

 
30 July 2021