The National University of Singapore (NUS) Master of Science (Project Management) (MSc PM) is offered by the NUS College of Design and Engineering.

Launched in 1986, the NUS MSc PM is 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 2022


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)
Oct of the year preceding the intake year to Mar of the intake year
MSc PM Semester 2
(Jan Intake)
Jul to Aug 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.

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


The MSc PM is a 40-Unit coursework-based Master’s Degree programme, which offers two tracks.

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

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

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Course Code Course Title Units
PM5101 Project management 4
Contract management
Research methods
Elective and Specialisation Courses

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

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Prescribed Elective Courses
Course Code Course Title Units
PM5106 Design Management 4
Time and Cost Management
Special Topics in Project Management
Project Finance Specialisation Courses
PM5105 Development Finance 4
PM5113 Managing Projects Using BIM 4
PM5114 Managing Complex Projects 4
PM5115 Project Finance Contracts and Agreements 4
PM5117 Urban Management 4
PM5118 Case Studies in Infrastructure Planning 4
Unrestricted Elective Courses
For normal track, complete any THREE approved graduate-level courses.

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

Note: For more information about the courses listed above (as well as other courses 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 Units.

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

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

Grade Point Average (GPA) 

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 (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$43,318.00 (excluding GST) /
S$47,216.00 (including 9% GST)

Financial Assistance

Newly introduced:

• MSc PM Enhanced Tuition Fee Rebate — Offered with effect from the Jan 2024 intake to successfully admitted candidates, the MSc PM Enhanced Tuition Fee Rebate offsets a portion of the programme's tuition fees (terms & conditions may apply): 20% for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents, and 15% for NUS Alumni of international residency status. A separate application to be considered for the rebate is not necessary. 

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

• Study grant (partial for eligible applicants)


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*

Upcoming Event(s):

Watch this space for updates!

Next Intake:

Application Period:
1 Oct 2023–31 Mar 2024

Updating soon!

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

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