OVERVIEW

Disruption due to advances in Information Technology (IT), a rapidly changing business and technology landscape, as well as Singapore’s push to transform into a Smart Nation mean that local and global enterprises must pursue constant digital innovation.

To remain competitive and survive, these organisations need a new breed of talented and competent IT professionals with cutting-edge IT skills and knowledge to champion, plan and execute transformational changes in their organisations.

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Master of Computing – Information Systems Specialisation (MComp IS) is specifically designed to prepare its graduates to become the next generation of business and technology leaders who will tackle these challenges head-on.

The programme will enhance and update students’ knowledge and skills by providing then with deep knowledge in key information systems areas, as well as valuable hands-on experiences. The MComp IS offers an ideal opportunity for IT professionals to gain advanced knowledge on IT-enabled digital transformation and innovation.

A primary objective of the specialisation is to serve as a pathway for IT professionals to transition from software engineer- and software developer-related roles into IT management and leadership positions. For professionals interested in championing innovative yet feasible IT solutions, the MComp IS is just the right choice.

The MComp IS programme is distinctive in its strong and holistic emphasis on four key pillars, namely enterprise IT management and transformation, enterprise IT innovation and design, analytics and intelligent systems, and digital entrepreneurship.

All modules are taught by leading experts in the field and offer both state-of-the-art conceptual frameworks to make sense of the complex world of IT-enabled innovation and disruption, as well as the latest practical tools and techniques for hands-on application to real-world problems. The programme also offers a research-oriented option where students can work with world-renowned professors on cutting-edge research projects.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the NUS MComp IS 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 (including Electronic Commerce, Engineering, Economics, Statistics and Mathematics), 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 IS is a 40-modular credit (MC) coursework-based Master’s Degree programme that offers three pathways to complete the programme: 

  • Coursework Option, which comprises:
    • Specialisation modules (minimum 20 MCs), and
    • Non-specialisation modules (20 MCs), which may include 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.
  • Project Option, which comprises:
    • Computing project (8 MCs),
    • Specialisation modules (minimum 16 MCs), and
    • Non-specialisation modules (16 MCs).
Note: Of the modules required above, a maximum of two may be Level 4000.
  • Dissertation Option, which comprises:
    • Dissertation (16 MCs),
    • Specialisation modules (minimum 12 MCs), and
    • Non-specialisation modules (12 MCs).
Note: Of the modules required above, a maximum of two may be Level 4000.

Specialisation Modules

View Modules

Module Code Module Title MCs
IS5002 Digital Transformation 4
IS5003
Platform Design and Economy
4
IS5004
Enterprise Architecture
4
IS5005
Digital Engagement
4
IS5006
Intelligent System Deployment
4
IS5007 Strategising for Global IT-enabled Business Success 4
IS5008 Technology Risk & Cyber Resilience 4
IS5009 Topics in Financial Technology Solutions
4
IS5110
Software Project Management
4
IS5111
IT Strategy and Governance  4
IS5114
Global IT Project and Vendor Management
4
IS5116
Digital Entrepreneurship
4
IS5117
Digital Government
4
IS5126
Hands-on with Applied Analytics 4
IS5128
Digital Innovation
4
IS5151
Information Security Policy and Management
4
IS5152
Data-Driven Decision Making
IS5451
Pervasive Technology Solutions and Development
4
IS5452  Affective Computing 4

Note: 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 IS 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 IS 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)

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