Materials Science and Engineering

National University of Singapore

24 months
18997 USD/year
18997 USD/year
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Materials Science and Engineering at National University of Singapore is a discipline that enables the creation and application of materials in society. New materials have always been among the greatest achievements of humans since the beginning of history.


As the name suggests, Materials Science and Engineering at National University of Singapore is a dynamic, interdisciplinary study that combines the fundamental sciences; chemistry, physics and life sciences; with the applied engineering; electronic, mechanical, chemical and bioengineering. Materials make up the things we see and use and Materials Science and Engineering modify them and make them better. This involves studying and designing, processing and fabricating, and developing these functional materials for technological applications, making them useful and reliable in the service of human kind.

There is an additional option to choose two areas of specialisation in Materials Science and Engineering:

  • Polymeric and Biomedical Materials
  • Nanostructured materials & Nanotechnology

The course curriculum is designed to be flexible in terms of specialisation so that it can be adapted to the future needs of Singapore’s industries. In addition, the syllabus is structured taking into account the 3 main core platforms of the department, which is applying functional nano-materials in biomedical technology, infocom technology and sustainable energy technology.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Structure and Properties of Materials
  • Materials Characterization
  • Advanced Biomaterials
  • Polymer Processing Engineering
  • Advanced Polymeric Materials
  • Membrane Science And Technology
  • Advanced Concrete Technology
  • Tribology and Mechanics of Magnetic Storage Systems
  • Applied Engineering Magnetics
  • Semiconductor Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of Nanoelectronics
  • Plasma Processes and Interconnects
  • Applied Stress Analysis
  • Applied Plasticity

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


40 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Admission requires at least a relevant bachelor's degree with 2nd Class Honours or its equivalent. 
  • Although candidates with good first degrees and practical working experience after obtaining their first degrees are admitted, meeting the admission requirements does not guarantee admission.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18997 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37994 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    18997 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37994 USD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.



The National University of Singapore [NUS] offers scholarships each year to nationals of ASEAN* member countries to take full-time coursework graduate degrees at NUS. This scholarship is for new, incoming students. Singapore citizens and permanent residents are ineligible. These awards, known as the NUS Graduate Scholarship for ASEAN nationals [NUS GSA], are financed by the People of Singapore and the University. The scholar has no obligation or bond to NUS or Singapore but is expected to complete the graduate degree and return to the home country to assist in the progress and development of the home country.

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