OVERVIEW

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Master of Science in Engineering Design & Innovation (MSc EDI) is offered by the Engineering Design and Innovation Centre at the NUS College of Design and Engineering.

The MSc EDI is a unique programme developed to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Designed for professionals who already have working knowledge in their own respective disciplines, the programme trains students to work together, making the most of their creativity and passion to solve societal challenges such as environmental sustainability, global warming, garbage overload, transportation congestion and many others.

The programme is anchored by three core modules—comprising Design Thinking & Product Development, Engineering Systems Design, and a major multi-disciplinary design project (which will span two semesters and typically involve a multi-disciplinary team working on an industrial problem). Students also have a wide selection of electives to choose from (these are grouped into three verticals: Design, Enterprise and Technology).

The programme is unique in that it brings together ideas from industrial design and complex engineering systems to deliver solutions that are holistic and that meet the needs of stakeholders. The electives allow students to explore their passions in different areas and contribute to the major design project.


Why This Programme?

  • Cultivate an entrepreneurial mind-set to participate in design and innovation activities—much needed to enable value creation in any organisation.

  • Develop an understanding of technology-based design and innovation strategies, and apply design thinking and product design methodologies to develop innovative solutions.

  • Gain multi-disciplinary perspectives and broader experiences (beyond individual comfort zones), and develop the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams with extensive opportunities to hone communications skills.

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 EDI programme, there is one application period for each AY:

Programme Intake Application Dates
MSc EDI Semester 2
(Jan Intake)*
15 Jul to 31 Aug of year preceding the intake year

*The period between mid-May and mid-Aug, i.e. the Special Terms, is when students in the MSc EDI programme should be working on the major design project.

As a newly launched programme, MSc EDI is accepting applications to join for its inaugural Jan 2023 intake from 15 Jul 2022 to 31 Aug 2022.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the NUS MSc EDI 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, Computing, Business Studies, Industrial Design or equivalent disciplines

Skill/Experience

Some experience in prototyping preferable

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: 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 EDI programme is offered on the following basis (with estimated time to complete the programme indicated below):

 Full-time  12–18 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 EDI is a 40-modular credit (MC) coursework-based Master’s Degree programme comprising:

  • Core/essential modules (20 MCs), inclusive of a major multi-disciplinary design project, and
  • Elective modules (20 MCs).
Core/Essential Modules

The core curriculum comprises three compulsory modules (20 MCs), inclusive of a Major Design Project that will span two semesters.

View Modules

Module Code Module Title MCs
EG5301 Engineering Systems Design 4
EG5302
Design Thinking and Product Development 4
EG5303
Major Design Project
12

 
Elective Modules

Students must choose five modules (20 MCs) from the list below, ensuring that at least one module is chosen from each of the three verticals (i.e. choose one module from Design, one from Enterprise, one from Technology, and two from any vertical).

View Modules

 Design
Module Code Module Title MCs
BN5501   The Singapore-Stanford Biodesign Process 4
ID5770  
Graduate Seminar Module in Industrial Design 4
IE5301  
Human Factors in Engineering & Design  
4
NM5219 Critical Design  4
 Enterprise
Module Code Module Title MCs
IE5003 Cost Analysis and Engineering Economy 4
MT5001
IP Management & Innovation Strategy 4
MT5012
Marketing of High-Technology Products and Innovations
4
MT5022
Digital Disruption and Technology Strategy
4
MT5023
Technology-Based Entrepreneurship Strategy
4
MT5911
Venture Capital Funding for Tech Venture
4
 Technology
Module Code Module Title MCs
BN5101 Biomedical Engineering Systems 4
BN5208
Biomedical Quality and Regulatory Systems 4
CEG5301
Machine Learning with Applications
4
ESE5602
Environmental Management Systems
4
ESE5901
Environmental Technology
4
ME5608
Additive & Non-Conventional Manufacturing Processes
4
ME5612
Computer-Aided Product Development
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 EDI programme, students must meet the following requirements:

Programme and/or Specialisation

Read and pass a total of 40 MCs, comprising:

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

Complete at least one elective module from each of the three verticals (Design, Enterprise and Design).

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 EDI 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$50,000.00 (excluding GST) /
S$53,500.00 (including GST)

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 (including GST)

  • Non-refundable and non-transferable
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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Application Period:
25 Jul 2022–31 Aug 2022

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

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29 July 2022