OVERVIEW

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.


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Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2022 by Subject

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

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

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

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:

Academic

Bachelor’s Degree (preferably with Honours) in Engineering or other Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) disciplines.

Skill/Experience

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


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: Please see application information here.

MODE OF STUDY AND PROGRAMME CANDIDATURE

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.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The MSc in Energy Systems is a 40-modular credit (MC) coursework-based Master’s Degree programme comprising

  • Core/essential modules (24 MCs), and
  • Elective modules (16 MCs).

Core/Essential Modules

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

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Energy Technologies Modules
Module Code Module Title MCs
CN5194 Carbon Capture Sequestration and Utilisation 4
CN5190
Hydrogen Energy and Technology
4
EE5713
Modern Power Systems and Smart Grid
4
ME5209
Energy Technologies and Systems
4
MLE5212
Energy Conversion and Storage
4
Innovation and Management Modules
Module Code Module Title MCs
IE5003
Cost Analysis and Engineering Economy
4
IE5203
Decision Analysis
4
IE5206
Energy and Sustainability: A Systems Approach
4
IE5207
Energy Systems Modelling and Market Mechanisms
4
MT5007 Management of Technological Innovation 4
 
Elective Modules

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

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Energy Technologies Modules
Module Code Module Title MCs
ME5207 Solar Energy Systems   4
MT5010  
Technology Forecasting, Intelligence & Foresighting  
4
CN5202
Selected Topics in Energy Systems
4
CN5550
Energy Systems Project
8

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

Programme and/or Specialisation

Read and pass a total of 40 MCs, comprising:

  • 24 MCs of core/essential modules, and
  • 16 MCs of elective modules
Module and/or Qualification

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

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 in Energy Systems 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.

Tuition

S$48,000.00 (excluding GST) /
S$51,360.00 (including 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.

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

Application

Not applicable

Acceptance

S$2,140 (including 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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21 April 2022