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

The MSc (Computer Engineering) – Machine Intelligence and Applications (MIA) Specialisation will give students an opportunity to explore artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques on a variety of engineering application-level problems in areas such as robotics, healthcare, and cyber-physical infrastructures.

As modern engineering systems attempt to employ machine intelligence techniques, courses in this specialisation attempt to inculcate knowledge pertaining to tools and techniques that go into the design process in a given application.

In certain courses (and also in compulsory project courses), student will have opportunities to undertake independent projects and use real-life application data for processing. A variety of machine learning tools will be introduced to facilitate handling data for a given engineering application.

The programme curriculum for this specialisation also includes a compulsory project course, which will serve as a challenge for students after they acquire the fundamental and practical skills in required areas of learning.

Projects could be:

  • Industry-driven, where students can get exposure to and training in state-of-the-art tools and industry practices, and take on different roles to gain an all-round experience (e.g. team-playing, solution-architecting, etc.), and/or
  • Research-based, conducted under the supervision of an expert faculty, where students can gain insights into state-of-the-art techniques and solutions and have an opportunity to innovate novel methodologies that may motivate them to become researchers, allowing them to develop as resourceful and innovative individuals who are able to propose novel solutions while working in a team.

Additional details about the project course (and the overall curriculum) can be found in the Programme Structure section below.


Admission to the NUS MSc (Computer Engineering) 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) or equivalent, in relevant engineering discipline or other disciplines including computing and applied mathematics from an institution of recognised standing


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 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.


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.


The NUS MSc (Computer 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.


The MSc (Computer Engineering) – MIA Specialisation is a 40-Unit coursework-based Master’s Degree programme comprising:

  • Core/essential courses (8 Units)
  • Elective courses (32 Units)
Core/Essential Courses

Students are required to complete at least two courses (totalling 8 Units) from the list below, with CEG5301 Machine Learning with Applications being compulsory.

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Course Code
Course Title
CEG5101 Modern Computer Networking  4
Hardware Technologies, Principles, & Platforms
Machine Learning with Applications
* Compulsory for MIA Specialisation
Elective Courses

Students must complete 32 Units of electives, of which 16 Units must comprise Specialisation Elective Courses and Project Elective Courses. The remaining 16 Units of courses can be chosen from courses within the MSc (Computer Engineering) programme (CEG graduate courses) and up to a maximum of two relevant non-CEG courses, at least level 4000 and above, subject to approval on case-by-case basis (additional fees might be applicable as determined by the course host department).

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Specialisation Elective Courses
Students may choose to do two or three courses from the list below (two courses if doing two 4-Unit projects or one 8-Unit project, or three courses if doing one 4-Unit project; see Project Elective Courses below for more details).
Course Code
Course Title
CEG5302 Evolutionary Computation 4
Intelligent Autonomous Robotic Systems
Deep Learning for Digitalisation Technologies
Visual Computing

Project Elective Courses
It is mandatory to do at least one project course for the MIA Specialisation. Students are allowed to do either one or two 4-Unit project(s) or a single 8-Unit project.

Course Code
Course Title
Computer Engineering Project (Minor) I
CEG5002 Computer Engineering Project (Minor) II
Computer Engineering Project

CEG Graduate Courses

Course Code
Course Title
CEG5102 Wireless Communications for IoT
Wireless and Sensor Networks for IoT
CEG5104 Cellular Networks
Embedded Software Systems and Security  
Hardware Acceleration and Reconfigurable Computing
Smart Sensing Systems
AI Sensors and Virtual/Augmented Reality Technologies

Note: A guide to course registration for graduate students is available here, and class timetables may be viewed here. 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 (Computer Engineering) programme – MIA Specialisation, students must meet the following requirements:

Programme and/or Specialisation

Read and pass a total of 40 Units, comprising:

  • At least 8 Units of core/essential courses, and
  • 32 Units of elective courses
Course and/or Qualification

Refer to the Programme Structure above.

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.


Fulfil required e-courses as and when imposed at the University level.


Kindly note that all fees for the NUS MSc (Computer 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.


S$51,500.00 (excluding GST) /
From S$55,620.00 (including 8% GST) to S$56,135.00 (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.

Note: The tuition fee stated above is for 40 Units. Students who are required to take more than 40 Units for programme completion are subject to supplementary tuition fees.

Financial Assistance

Singaporeans and Singapore PRs who are admitted in AY2022/2023 and AY2023/2024 (either full-time or part-time) may enjoy a rebate of S$10,000, which will be offset from the tuition fee.

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.


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

  • Non-refundable and non-transferable

To be advised

Miscellaneous Student Fees

As published by NUS Registrar’s Office

  • Payable every regular semester

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15 February 2023