The National University of Singapore (NUS) Master of Science (Maritime Technology and Management), or MSc (MTM) programme, is jointly hosted by the Centre for Maritime Studies (CMS) and the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management (ISEM) at the College of Design and Engineering.

The programme aims to nurture talent who can lead change in the maritime and logistics industry in Singapore and worldwide, helping the sector to achieve greater digitalisation and technology innovation.

This is in line with Singapore’s development as a leading International Maritime Centre (IMC), centred on its vision to be the Global Maritime Hub for Connectivity, Innovation, and Talent, and a hub of excellence for shipping, port, offshore, and maritime-related businesses.

To achieve this, Singapore must leverage on cutting-edge systems and infrastructure to become a key node in the global maritime network. In addition, the industry has a need for strong innovative players and a talented workforce equipped with future-ready skills and a global mindset.

The NUS MSc (MTM) programme has been designed to equip our graduates with strong analytics expertise, as well as knowledge of the latest emerging port, maritime and logistics technologies. Students will be provided with opportunities to develop the key skillsets needed to enable next-generation maritime and logistics capabilities, in such areas as industrial systems development, big data analytics tools, and emerging port technologies (e.g. digitalisation to train the workforce).

As MSc (MTM) graduates establish their careers in the sector and form a strong alumni community, CMS and ISEM hope to be able to capitalise on these networks to promote further collaborations between industry and research.

Through these efforts, the MSc (MTM) programme aims to play a part in developing a strong maritime innovation ecosystem at local, regional and global levels.

Why This Programme?

  • Integrate knowledge and theory with practice, gaining practical insights into the maritime and adjacent industries, through a 15-week internship practicum (for full-time students), or a team project (for part-time students).

  • Be equipped with a future-ready skillset, though a programme that boasts a deep focus on programming methodology, statistics, machine learning and data mining/analytics.

  • Maximise career development opportunities with strong support from industry (including the Singapore Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and PSA Singapore) and make the most of a range of learning experiences with industry partners and practitioners, networking opportunities as well as job placement assistance.


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 MSc (MTM) programme, there is one application period for each AY:

Programme Intake Application Dates
MSc (MTM) Semester 1
(Aug Intake)
1 Dec of preceding year to 31 Mar of intake year


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


Bachelor's Degree with honours, preferably in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) discipline

Note: Candidates without an honours degree will be considered for admission based on average scores during the entire course of study. These applicants may be requested to attend an interview session.


Strong technical background with at least two years of working experience in the maritime sector is advantageous.

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 85 (Internet-based), or
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum Academic score 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.


Not applicable

Note: Applicants are responsible for ensuring that application information and all supporting documents are truthful and correct. NUS reserves the right to verify information provided as part of an application. False or misleading information in an application (including but not limited to test scores, resumes, certificates, transcripts, etc.) is grounds for admission rejection, revocation and/or dismissal from the University.


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

 Full-time  12 months 
 Part-time  24 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 MSc (MTM) is a 40-Unit coursework-based Master’s Degree programme comprising: 

  • Core/essential courses (40 Units).
Core/Essential Courses

Students must complete 40 Units, comprising courses from the following list.

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Course Code Course Title Units
IE5005 Data Analytics for Industrial Engineers 4
Applied Programming for Industrial Systems
Maritime Industry Fundamentals
Port Logistics and Supply Chain
Maritime Data Analytics
Intermodal Freight Transport and Logistics


Maritime Industrial Attachment for Full-Time Students
MTM5101P Maritime Team Project for Part-Time Students


Note: For course descriptions, please visit the MSc (MTM) web pages at CMS or ISEM.


To graduate from the NUS MSc (MTM) programme, students must meet the following requirements:

Programme and/or Specialisation

Read and pass a total of 40 Units, comprising:

  • 40 Units of core/essential courses
Course and/or Qualification

Not applicable

Grade Point Average (GPA) 

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


Kindly note that all fees for the NUS MSc (MTM) programme quoted on this page are exclusive of prevailing GST, unless otherwise stated (GST rate will be increased from 8% to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024). The University reserves all rights to review fees as necessary and adjust accordingly without prior notice.


S$58,000.00 (excluding GST) /
S$63,220.00 (including 9% GST)

Note: The tuition fee stated above is for 52 Units. Students who are required to take more than 52 Units for programme completion are subject to supplementary tuition fees.

Financial Assistance

Starting AY2023/2024, tuition fee rebates will be provided for this programme as an NUS Master's Degree by Coursework programme not subsidised by the government (students may enjoy only one form of tuition fee rebate: this one based on a percentage of the tuition fee, or the "fee rebate" below based on a numeric figure):
• All Singaporeans and Singapore PRs (non-NUS alumni) will receive a 10% tuition fee rebate
• All NUS alumni will receive a 15% tuition fee rebate

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

• A "fee rebate" offered to successfully admitted candidates for AY2023/2024, in the amount of S$8,500 for all new students, with an additional S$6,000 for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents (students may enjoy only one form of tuition fee rebate: the one above based on a percentage of the tuition fee, or this "fee rebate" based on a numeric figure)

Maritime Port Authority Postgraduate Scholarship (Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents)

Maritime Cluster Fund (MCF) Training Grant for Certifiable Courses (Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents)

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


S$60.00 (including 8% GST, with effect from 1 Jan 2023)

  • Non-refundable and non-transferable

S$2,160.00 (including 8% GST, with effect from 1 Jan 2023);
S$2,180.00 (including 9% GST, with effect from 1 Jan 2024)

  • 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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Next Intake:
Application Period:
1 Dec 2023–31 Mar 2024

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

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