OVERVIEW

The Master of Computing programme is a comprehensive and challenging graduate programme with area specialisations. It encompasses the latest research findings, both applied and fundamental. The programme also provides advanced and in-depth knowledge of Information Technology (IT) to prepare the students for the challenges of an IT career.

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Master of Computing – Artificial Intelligence (MComp AI) specialisation trains computing professionals in advanced principles, algorithms, and applications in AI. It focuses on the computational fundamentals and principles that underlie intelligent systems (knowledge representations, machine learning, and reasoning), as well as state-of-the-art technologies in major AI application domains (vision, speech & language processing, data analytics, and robotics).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the NUS MComp AI programme is granted on a competitive basis as places in the programme are limited. Applicants should possess the following minimum requirements:

Academic 
  • Bachelor's Degree (preferably with Honours) in Computing, or
  • Bachelor's Degree with Honours in a related discipline, or
  • Bachelor's Degree (preferably with Honours) in a business-related discipline
Skill/Experience

For holders of undergraduate qualifications other than a Bachelor's Degree with Honours in Computing, (see above), two years of information technology (IT) industry experience.

English Language

Applicants whose native tongue and medium of university instruction is not completely in English:

  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score of 90 (Internet-based), or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum Academic score of 6.0.
Note: TOEFL / IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date and should not have expired at point of application. Expired scores will not be considered for the application.

Other

International applicants:

  • Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) minimum scores of 320 (Verbal Reasoning and Quantitative Reasoning) and 3.5 (Analytical Writing), or
  • Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) minimum score of 650, or
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) scores for graduates from Indian universities.
Candidates may be required to sit for other tests as prescribed by the School.

Note: GRE scores are valid for five years from the test date and should not have expired at point of application. Expired scores will not be considered for the application.


MODE OF STUDY AND PROGRAMME CANDIDATURE

The NUS MComp programme is offered on the following basis (with estimated time to complete the programme indicated below):

 Full-time  18 months 
 Part-time  30 months

Note: International applicants must be accepted into an approved full-time course in Singapore to apply for a Student’s Pass. Part-time courses and courses conducted in the evening or on weekends are not eligible. For more information, refer to the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The NUS MComp AI is a 40-modular credit (MC) coursework-based Master’s Degree programme that offers two pathways to complete the programme: 

  • Coursework Option, which comprises:
    • Specialisation modules (20 MCs), inclusive of AI core modules (12 MCs) and AI elective modules (8 MCs), and
    • Non-specialisation modules (20 MCs), which may include AI elective modules and/or level 4000 to 6000 modules offered by the School of Computing.
Note: Of the modules required above, a maximum of two may be Level 4000.
  • Dissertation Option, which comprises:
    • Dissertation (16 MCs),
    • Specialisation modules (12 MCs), comprising AI core modules, and
    • Non-specialisation modules (12 MCs), which may include AI elective modules and/or level 4000 to 6000 modules offered by the School of Computing.
Note: Of the modules required above, a maximum of two level 4000 and two level 5000 or above may be from other faculties.

Note: Most level 5000 modules are conducted in the evenings.

Specialisation Modules

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AI Core Modules
Module Code
Module Title
MCs
CS5446 AI Planning and Decision Making 4
CS5340
Uncertainty Modelling in AI
 4
Choose one:
CS5339
Theory and Algorithms for Machine Learning
4
CS5242
Neural Networks and Deep Learning
4
IS5152
Data-Driven Decision Making
 
AI Elective Modules
Module Code
Module Title
MCs
CS4243
Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
4
CS4244 Knowledge Representation and Reasoning
4
CS4248
Natural Language Processing
4
CS5215
Constraint Programming
4
CS5228
Knowledge Discovery and Data Mining
4
CS5242
Neural Networks and Deep Learning
4
CS5246
Text Mining  4
CS5260
Neural Networks and Deep Learning II
4
CS5469
Fundamentals of Logic in Computer Science
4
CS5477
3D Computer Vision
4
CS5478
Intelligent Robots: Algorithms and Systems 4
CS5339
Theory and Algorithms for Machine Learning
4
CS5461 Algorithmic Mechanism Design 4
CS6207
Advanced Natural Language Processing
4
CS6208 Advanced Topics in Artificial Intelligence 4
CS6216
Advanced Topics in Machine Learning
4
CS6244 Robot Motion Planning & Control 4
IS5152 Data-Driven Decision Making 4
IS5006 Intelligent System Deployment 4
IS4242 Intelligent Systems - Tools, Techniques, and Applications 4
BT4014 Analytics Driven Design of Adaptive Systems 4
BT4240 Machine Learning for Predictive Data Analytics 4

Note: Modules that are in the core and elective AI lists can be counted as either part of the core or elective requirement, but not both. For more information about the modules listed above (as well as other modules offered in the current academic year), please visit the School of Computing Course Catalogue or NUSMODS.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To graduate from the NUS MComp AI programme, students must meet the following requirements: 

Programme and/or Specialisation

Read and pass a total of 40 MCs.

Module and/or Graduate Certificate

Refer to the respective Option in the Programme Structure above.

Cumulative Average Point (CAP) 

Minimum 3.0 (out of maximum 5.0)

Please see also the University’s minimum standards for Continuation and Graduation Requirements; specific programmes may implement stricter or additional requirements.

Other 

Not applicable


FEES AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Kindly note that all fees for the NUS MComp AI programme quoted on this page are exclusive of prevailing GST, unless otherwise stated. The University reserves all rights to review fees as necessary and adjust accordingly without prior notice.

Tuition

S$48,000 (excluding GST)

Note: The tuition fee stated above is for 40 MCs. Students who are required to take more than 40 MCs for programme completion are subject to supplementary tuition fees.

Financial Assistance

Students in this programme have in the past been eligible for, or received funding support from:

Singapore Digital (SG:D) Scholarship (Postgraduate) (Singapore Citizens only)

OCBC AI Scholarship

MComp Study Awards

For more about loans and other financial assistance, please refer to the NUS Office of Admissions.


Application

S$50 (inclusive of GST)

  • Non-refundable and non-transferable
Acceptance

S$5,000 (excluding GST)

  • Payable upon acceptance of offer
  • Non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Will be credited towards tuition fees
Miscellaneous Student Fees

As published by NUS Registrar’s Office

  • Payable every regular semester

Programme at a Glance*
Upcoming Webinar(s):
Mon, 15 Nov 2021,
8.30pm–9.30pm (SGT):

Master of Computing Info Session

Coming soon!


Next Intake:
Application Period:
1 Jan 2022 — 15 Mar 2022

Coming soon!

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

Video
MComp Webinar Q&A Highlight

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

 
29 July 2021