Programme Overview

The MSc in Financial Engineering programme at Nanyang Business School is available on a full-time and part-time basis. The full-time curriculum will be taught in three trimesters over one year, the part-time programme will require 6 trimesters over two years.

Each trimester is divided into two mini-terms of seven weeks each, with two recesses, one in December-January, and another in April-May (exact dates to be confirmed). 

During the course of the programme, you will be required to complete:

  • 20 core courses (including the seminar series FN6816 Seminar in Special Topics)
  • Four elective courses


(Jul - Nov)
​Mini Term 1
(Jul - Sep)
​Mini Term 2
(Sep - Nov)

(Nov - Mar)
​Mini Term 3
(Nov - Dec)
​Mini Term 4
(Jan - Mar)

(Mar - Jun)
​Mini Term 5
(Mar - Apr)
​Mini Term 6
(May - Jun)
Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)  Term

You will also have the opportunity to attend a Carnegie Mellon University (CMU)  term, optional for both full-time and part-time students. The CMU term takes place during the final seven weeks of Mini Term 6 at CMU in the US (subject to US visa approval, if applicable). 

Students who opt out of the CMU term will complete the remaining courses at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) to fulfil graduation requirements.  On the successful completion of CMU term, you will be awarded a Certificate in Computational Finance by CMU. 

Class Hours

Courses are held on campus at NTU. Each course consists of 21 hours of instruction, through six weeks of 3.5-hour classes. Examinations will be held in the 7th week.

To cater for working professionals taking the course, classes for full-time and part-time students are conducted in the evenings on weekdays and on selected Saturday mornings or afternoons. 

On average, full-time students take four to five classes a week, while part-time students take two to three classes.


Period of Candidature
Students are required to complete the programme within the periods stipulated below:

Minimum Candidature ​

​Full-Time​12 months (3 trimester or 6 mini terms)
​Part-Time​24 months (6 trimesters or 12 mini terms)
Maximum Candidature ​

​Full-Time​24 months (6 trimesters or 12 mini terms)
​Part-Time​48 months (12 trimesters or 24 mini terms)

You may apply for exemptions of up to a maximum of three core courses, subject to approval. The period of application will be advised by the MFE Office