The National University of Singapore (NUS) Master of Science (Project Management) (MSc PM) was launched in 1986, making it one of the most-established project management programmes in the world. It aims to provide professionals with the sound management skills and techniques necessary to successfully complete complex projects in different industries.

Why This Programme?

  • Graduate with an internationally recognised degree from a university that is ranked among the top in the world for Architecture & Built Environment1.

  • Acquire the skills and techniques to excel in project management.

  • Benefi­t from the expertise of senior academics and peers through meaningful exchanges and interactions at the graduate level.

1  QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021


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 PM programme, there are two application periods for each AY:

Programme Intake Application Dates
MSc PM Semester 1
(Aug Intake)
15 Nov of the year preceding the intake year to 15 Jan of the intake year
MSc PM Semester 2
(Jan Intake)
15 Jul to 15 Sep of the year preceding the intake year


Admission to the NUS MSc PM 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 a relevant discipline


For holders of Bachelor’s Degrees with honours in a relevant discipline, minimum two years of relevant post-graduation experience preferred

For holders of Bachelor’s Degrees without honours in a relevant discipline, at least eight years of relevant work 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 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: Please see application information here.


The NUS MSc PM 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. 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.


The MSc PM is a 40-modular credit (MC) coursework-based Master’s Degree programme, which offers two tracks.

The normal track comprises:
  • Core/essential modules (12 MCs),
  • Prescribed elective modules and/or specialisation modules (16 MCs), and
  • Unrestricted elective modules (12 MCs).
The specialisation track comprises:
  • Core/essential modules (12 MCs),
  • Specialisation modules (20 MCs), and
  • Unrestricted elective modules (8 MCs).
Core/Essential Modules

The modules listed here are required, regardless of whether a student chooses to take the normal or specialisation track (see above).

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Module Code Module Title MCs
PM5101 Project management 4
Contract management
Research methods
Elective and Specialisation Modules

For the normal track, students must complete 16 MCs of prescribed elective modules (which may include any of the specialisation modules listed below) and 12 MCs of unrestricted elective modules. For the specialisation track, students must complete 20 MCs of specialisation modules and 8 MCs of unrestricted elective modules. 

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Prescribed Elective Modules
Module Code Module Title MCs
PM5106 Design Management 4
Time and Cost Management
Special Topics in Project Management
Project Finance Specialisation Modules
 PM5105  Development Finance 4
 PM5109  Project Management Law 4
 PM5113  Managing Projects Using BIM 4
 PM5114  Managing Complex Projects 4
 PM5115  Project Finance Contracts and Agreements 4
 PM5116  Project Finance Case Studies 4
Unrestricted Elective Modules
For normal track, complete any THREE approved graduate-level modules.

For specialisation track, complete any TWO approved graduate-level modules.

Note: For more information about the modules listed above (as well as other modules offered in the current academic year), please visit NUSMODS.


To graduate from the NUS MSc PM programme, students must meet the following requirements:

Programme and/or Specialisation

Read and pass a total of 40 MCs.

For the normal track, this would comprise:
  • 12 MCs of core/essential modules,
  • 16 MCs of prescribed elective modules, and
  • 12 MCs of unrestricted elective modules
For the specialisation track, this would comprise:
  • 12 MCs of core/essential modules,
  • 20 MCs of specialisation modules, and
  • 8 MCs of unrestricted elective modules
Module and/or Qualification

Attain 40 MCs within a maximum period of four semesters for full-time students, and six semesters for part-time students

Cumulative Average Point (CAP) 

Minimum 3.0 (out of maximum of 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 MSc PM 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$42,056.08 (excluding GST) /
S$45,000.00 (including GST)

Financial Assistance

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

• Study grant (partial for eligible applicants)

SkillsFuture Study Award for Built Environment (Singapore Citizens)

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


S$100 (inclusive of GST)

• Non-refundable and non-transferable


S$10,000 (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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Next Intake:

Application Period:

15 Nov 2021–15 Jan 2022

Apply now!

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

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For Frequently Asked Questions relevant to Design and Environment programmes, please click here.

For more Frequently Asked Questions, click here.

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

26 November 2021