Master of Computing

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Overview

The universal need for Information Technology (IT) and the crucial role it plays in today's workforce is undisputed. Every day, rapid advances are being made 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 Engineer', 'UX Developer', 'Big Data Analyst', 'Digital Transformation Consultants', 'FinTech Specialist', and the like-new roles created specifically to meet current business needs. Yet, there just aren't 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. 

So, whether you're keen to upskill, or break into the field of Computing, our Master's programmes in Computer Science, Information Systems, Infocomm Security, and Artificial Intelligence, are designed to help you achieve your goals. Experience challenging, comprehensive curricula, informed with the latest innovative research by leading academics, at one of the best computing schools in the world. You'll gain that edge over your competition, and be well-equipped to pursue those long-awaited career opportunities. 

General Track and Specialisations

MComp GenTrack MComp CompSci MComp in Information Systems Specialisation
MComp in Infocomm Security Specialisation MComp in Artificial Intelligence Specialisation

What We Offer 

  • Depth and breadth
    Our curriculum provides not only depth of knowledge in your chosen specialisation with the five core modules you will take, but also the opportunity to develop breadth of knowledge and exposure in other areas when you select your five electives from our diverse selection of over 50 masters-level modules. This allows you the flexibility to customise your education according to your goals and interests. 
  • Award-winning teachers, world-class researchers, and industry leaders 
    You will be taught by faculty members who are not only excellent educators but also world-class researchers and notable industry leaders. So, you will benefit not only from a programme that is informed by the latest research in the field, but also, with our adjunct professors' close ties to industry, one that is enhanced with the knowledge of industry best practices and demands. 
  • Entrepreneurship
    There is a strong culture of developing and supporting entrepreneurship and innovation at NUS. In addition to NUS Enterprise's extensive programmes, industry partnerships, and funding opportunities, NUS Computing also hosts its incubation centre, The Furnace, as well as offers grants, awards, facilities, development programmes, and mentorship to support our students, alumni, and staff members' entrepreneurial goals
  • NUS career services & global alumni network 
    All NUS students and graduates can make the most of NUS Centre for Future-Ready Graduates' career festivals, career advisory services, resume and interviewing technique workshops, career coaching, and a multitude of other career development programmes.

    As an NUS graduate, you will become part of the global NUS alumni network. You will have the opportunity to attend alumni engagement and networking events where you will be able to meet and develop valuable connections with other prominent alumni in your industry. 
  • Multiple pathways
    Our flexible programmes have been designed to accommodate our students' various career stages and commitments. We offer multiple pathways to obtain a Master's degree. Besides the full time and part-time options for those who would like to enrol directly in a Master's programme, you may also opt to take only a few modules at a time, that adds up to graduate certificates. These certificates can then be counted towards a Master's degree. If you are an NUS alumni, you can take advantage of the NUS Lifelong Learning Initiative and enjoy the opportunity to study some modules for free for a fixed period. 

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. 


Apply now!

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

 
31 March 2021