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 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:

  • 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

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 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.


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.


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. For more information, refer to the Singapore Immigration & Checkpoints Authority (ICA) website.


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
Platform Design and Economy
Enterprise Architecture
Digital Engagement
Intelligent System Deployment
IS5007 Strategising for Global IT-enabled Business Success 4
IS5008 Technology Risk & Cyber Resilience 4
IS5009 Topics in Financial Technology Solutions
Software Project Management
IT Strategy and Governance  4
Global IT Project and Vendor Management
Digital Entrepreneurship
Digital Government
Hands-on with Applied Analytics 4
Digital Innovation
Information Security Policy and Management
Data-Driven Decision Making
Pervasive Technology Solutions and Development
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.


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 Qualification

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.


Not applicable


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.


S$50,000.00 (excluding GST) /
S$53,500.00 (including 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) — An industry scholarship offered by the Infocomm Media Development Authority that empowers individuals interested in pursuing Infocomm Media-related studies at the Master's or PhD level

MComp Study Awards

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


S$50 (including GST)

  • Non-refundable and non-transferable

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*

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16 March 2022