OVERVIEW

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Master of Science (Biomedical Engineering), also known as MSc (Biomedical Engineering), is offered by the NUS College of Design and Engineering.

The MSc (Biomedical Engineering) programme aims to nurture holistic engineers in healthcare technology development and healthcare.

With the growing demand for healthcare innovation in recent years as well as the projected long-term prominence of healthcare issues in our aging society, biomedical engineers play crucial roles in the expanding healthcare sector. For example, in times of a pandemic, biomedical engineers contribute to all aspects of tackling the disease, including detection, diagnosis, treatment, prevention, monitoring and surveillance.

Biomedical Engineering integrates the principles of engineering disciplines with biomedical sciences to foster new knowledge and create new innovations in technologies and applications to enhance the quality of healthcare. Biomedical engineers develop new medical technology and biotechnology through cutting-edge research to advance medical care and scientific discovery in the biomedical sciences.

Through discoveries and knowledge creation, the NUS MSc (Biomedical Engineering) programme provides an integrated education where future engineers are equipped with the ability to analyse and address challenges in healthcare with both engineering and biomedical perspectives.


Why this Programme?

  • Develop systems and design thinking skills, as well as an array of soft skills needed to work effectively with management, clinicians, healthcare workers, regulatory bodies and other engineers in multidisciplinary environments.
  • Build and apply technical knowledge in Biomedical Engineering, learning from faculty who are award-winning educators, innovators and researchers.
  • Make an impact in the industry through a programme whose faculty and alumni have established more than 15 start-ups in the biomedical-engineering-related space.

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

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 (Biomedical Engineering) programme, there are two application periods for each AY:

Programme Intake Application Dates
MSc (Biomedical Engineering) Semester 1
(Aug Intake)
Dec to Mar of the intake year
MSc (Biomedical Engineering) Semester 2
(Jan Intake)
Jul to Aug of the year preceding the intake year

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the NUS MSc (Biomedical Engineering) 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 with 2nd Class Honours or equivalent in relevant field of study

Note:  Alternatively, candidates with other qualifications may be evaluated based on significant contributions and demonstrable professional accomplishments in biomedical-engineering-related fields, and on a case-by-case basis.

Skill/Experience

Not applicable

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.

Other

Not applicable


Note: Applications must be completed on the NUS Graduate Admission System (GDA2). 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.

MODE OF STUDY AND PROGRAMME CANDIDATURE

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

 Full-time  12–24 months 
 Part-time  24–48 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.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The MSc (Biomedical Engineering) is a 40-modular credit (MC) coursework-based Master’s Degree programme comprising: 

  • Core/essential modules (8 MCs), and
  • Elective modules (32 MCs).

Note: Candidates who have completed NUS undergraduate degree programmes may request credit transfers of up to 10 MCs, subject to approval.

Core/Essential Modules

The core curriculum comprises two compulsory modules (totalling 8 MCs).

View Modules

Module Code Module Title MCs
BN5101 Biomedical Engineering Systems 4
BN5102
Clinical Instrumentation
4
Elective Modules

Students must complete 32 MCs of electives, which may be fulfilled by modules from the following list.

View Modules

Module Code Module Title MCs
BN5104 Quantitative Physiology Principles in Bioengineering 4
BN5201 Advanced Biomaterials 4
BN5202 Advanced Tissue Biomechanics 4
BN5203 Advanced Tissue Engineering  
BN5205 Computational Biomechanics 4
BN5207 Medical Imaging Systems 4
BN5208 Biomedical Quality and Regulatory Systems 4
BN5209 Neurosensors and Signal Processing 4
BN5210 Biosensors and Biochips 4
BN5501 Biodesign process 4
BN5001 Independent Study 4
BN6202 Advanced Human Motion Biomechanics 4
BN6209 Neurotechnology 4
BN6401 Advanced Quantitative Fluorescence Microscopy 4
BN6402 Advanced Electrophysiology 4

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

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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

Programme and/or Specialisation

Read and pass a total of 40 MCs, comprising:

  • 8MCs of core/essential modules and
  • 32 MCs of elective modules
Module and/or Qualification

Not Applicable

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 MSc (Biomedical Engineering) programme quoted on this page are exclusive of prevailing GST, unless otherwise stated (GST rate will be increased from (i) 7% to 8% with effect from 1 Jan 2023; and (ii) 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.

Tuition

S$41,200.00 (excluding GST) /
From S$44,500.00 (including 8% GST)  to S$44,908.00 (including 9% GST)*

* A range is being shown here because the exact amount will vary due to the GST rate increase. To learn more, click here.

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:
• All Singaporeans and Singapore PRs will receive a 10% tuition fee rebate
• All NUS alumni will receive an additional 5% tuition fee rebate

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

Application

S$50.00 (including 7% GST, before 1 Jan 2023);
S$50.47 (including 8% GST, with effect from 1 Jan 2023)

  • Non-refundable and non-transferable
Acceptance

S$2,140.00 (including 7% GST, before 1 Jan 2023);
S$2,160.00 (including 8% GST, with effect from 1 Jan 2023)

  • 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):

Thu, 23 Feb 2023
6.00pm–7.00pm (SGT):

Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering Information Session

Register now!


Next Intake:

Application Period:
1 Dec 2022–31 Mar 2023

Updating soon!

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

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24 November 2022