The National University of Singapore (NUS) Master of Science (MSc) in Energy Systems, is offered by the NUS College of Design and Engineering.

The MSc in Energy Systems programme is a unique combination of engineering and technology management to meet current and near-future energy development needs in Singapore, Asia and worldwide.

The programme will equip students with holistic and foundational knowledge in energy technology and innovation management, facilitate decision-making in energy solutions and investment through quantitative and qualitative methods.

There is an urgency for the world to move away from a fossil-fuel-based energy sector, so as to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases that contribute to global warming (which in turn leads to climate change and rising sea levels). This is a complex problem requiring a multi-disciplinary and more holistic approach to address the current gap in energy education and training.

Through this programme, students will:

  • Understand the principles of energy technologies such as solar, hydrogen, carbon storage and utilisation
  • Comprehend the economic, legislative, political and societal influence on energy use and its management
  • Manage research and development as well as innovation in energy technologies


Why this Programme?

  • Be assured of a quality education from the university whose Engineering courses have been ranked top in Asia and top ten across the world.*

  • Enjoy a vibrant international learning environment, with more than 40 faculty members and 200 research scholars from around the world.

  • Tap into cutting-edge research to keep informed about the latest developments and innovations in the field.

Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 by Subject


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 in Energy Systems programme, there is one application period for each AY:

Programme Intake Application Dates
MSc in Energy Systems Semester 1
(Aug Intake)
1 Dec of preceding year to 31 Mar of the intake year


Admission to the NUS MSc in Energy Systems 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 Engineering or other Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.


Candidates applying for the part-time option should have relevant post-undergraduate practical experience.

English Language
Applicants whose 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

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 in Energy Systems programme is offered on the following basis (with estimated time to complete the programme indicated in brackets):

 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 in Energy Systems is a 40-Unit coursework-based Master’s Degree programme comprising

  • Core/essential courses (24 Units), and
  • Elective courses (16 Units).

Core/Essential Courses

Students must successfully complete an interdisciplinary programme of study consisting of at least six core courses, comprising three Energy Technologies courses (minimum 12 Units) and another three Innovation and Management courses (minimum 12 Units).

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Energy Technologies Courses
Course Code Course Title Units
CN5194 Carbon Capture Sequestration and Utilisation 4
Hydrogen Energy and Technology
Modern Power Systems and Smart Grid
Energy Technologies and Systems
Energy Conversion and Storage
Innovation and Management Courses
Course Code Course Title Units
Cost Analysis and Engineering Economy
Decision Analysis
Energy and Sustainability: A Systems Approach
Energy Systems Modelling and Market Mechanisms
MT5007 Management of Technological Innovation 4
Elective Courses

Students can choose their Elective Courses from any of the Core/Essential Courses listed above (i.e. in Energy Technologies and/or Innovation and Management) and/or the following list of courses.  

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Energy Technologies Courses
Course Code Course Title Units
ME5207 Solar Energy Systems   4
Technology Forecasting, Intelligence & Foresighting  
Selected Topics in Energy Systems
Energy Systems Project

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 in Energy Systems programme, students must meet the following requirements:

Programme and/or Specialisation

Read and pass a total of 40 Units, comprising:

  • 24 Units of core/essential courses, and
  • 16 Units of elective courses
Course and/or Qualification

As above (refer to section on Programme Structure for details)

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.


Not applicable


Kindly note that all fees for the NUS MSc in Energy Systems 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$49,440.00 (excluding GST) /
S$53,889.60 (including 9% GST)

Financial Assistance

Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents who are accepted into the MSc in Energy Systems programme in AY2022/2023 are eligible for fee rebates.

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 (non-NUS alumni) will receive a 10% tuition fee rebate
• All NUS alumni will receive a 15% 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

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 Dec 2023–31 Mar 2024

Updating soon!

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

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24 May 2023