MSc in Chemical Sciences and Instrumentation

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The Master of Science in Chemical Sciences and Instrumentation programme is targeted at professionals looking to maximize their potential in the energy and chemicals industry, as well as recent graduates seeking a headstart in their careers.

Chemistry bridges the physical sciences with applied disciplines such as medicine and engineering, playing a crucial role in sustainable energy, electric vehicles, urban farming, 3D printing, nanotechnology, and other growing industries. In 2019, the International Council of Chemical Associations estimated that the chemical industry contributed 7% to global gross domestic product (GDP), and supported 120 million jobs worldwide. In Singapore, the energy and chemicals sector is one third of the total manufacturing output (around S$81 billion), and is projected to grow by an additional S$12.7 billion by 2025 according to a Ministry of Trade and Industry roadmap.

This Masters programme equips students with transferable and interdisciplinary skills in chemistry, chemical instrumentation, data science, and technopreneurship. The curriculum includes advanced theoretical courses in the sub-disciplines of chemistry, hands-on exposure to some of the latest equipment, as well as training in commercialization, data analytics, and communication. The complementary depth and breadth of the programme is aimed at helping graduates adapt and thrive in a knowledge-based economy.

Click here for the MSc in Chemical Sciences and Instrumentation programme brochure

The MSc in Chemical Sciences and Instrumentation Programme is an intensive 1-year full-time or 2-year part-time programme by coursework.

It consists of 30 Academic Units (AU), with 15 AU of compulsory modules, 10 AU from the chosen specialisation's electives, and 5 AU from other electives:

  • 15 AU of compulsory courses
  • 10 AU of electives from a chosen specialisation track (see below)
  • 5 AU of other electives

Successful completion of all coursework requirements, with a minimum CGPA of 2.50, is required for completion of the programme.

Course List

Compulsory Courses

CM6800 Graduate Seminar4 AU
CM6801 Academic Communication 0 AU
CM6810 Advanced Chemical Instrumentation 2 AU
CM6890 Research for MSc I 6 AU
TP6202 Technology Commercialisation3 AU

Prescribed Electives (Synthesis and Life Sciences Specialisation)

CM6820 Graduate Basic and Technical Inorganic Chemistry 2 AU
CM6830 Transition Metal Catalysed Reactions for Organic Synthesis4 AU
CM6850 Graduate Chemical Biology 4 AU

 

Prescribed Electives (Analytical and Nanotechnology Specialisation)

CM6840 Advanced Analytical and Spectroscopic Methods in Materials Chemistry2 AU
CM6841 Advanced Synthetic and Physical Approaches to Materials Chemistry2 AU
CM6842 Applications of Artificial Intelligence in the Chemical Sciences3 AU
CM6860 Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 3AU

Unrestricted Electives

CM6811 Advanced Techniques for Structural Determination 3 AU
CM6812 Analytical Chemistry in Industry2 AU
CM6831 Graduate Life Science Organic Chemistry2 AU
CM6843 Computational Chemistry for Molecular Modelling3 AU
CM6861 Advanced Topics in Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Development3 AU
CM6862 Advanced Analytical & Manufacturing Techniques in Pharmaceutical Industry3 AU
CM6865 Graduate Internship 3 AU
CM6891 Research for M.Sc. II 3 AU

Academic Year Calender

For the Trimester Calendar (for Graduate Programmes only), please click here.

Admission Requirements

  1. A good Bachelor's Degree in a relevant programme, e.g. Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, etc.
  2. A good TOEFL score or IELTS score for graduates of universities in which English is not the medium of instruction.
  3. A good GRE or GMAT score is preferred but not required.
  4. A minimum of two years of relevant working experience is preferred but not required.

Applicants may upload their TOEFL, IELTS, GMAT or GRE score via the online application.

Refer to Coursework Programmes Admission Guide for general requirement for admission.

NOTE: Complete set of supporting documents (must be legible) have to be uploaded via the fully digital application portal. Do not send hardcopy admission package unless requested.

 

Application Procedure and Timeline

Application
Apply online here
Tentatively November 2022 
Offer and AcceptanceTBA
MatriculationTBA
Course CommencementTBA


Check Application/Result Status
Owing to the large number of applicants, we are unable to attend to phone or email enquiries on application status/results. You may check your application status 3 working days after you have made successful online payment.

 

Medical Check-Up

Enrolling students must go to the Medical Centre in NTU to do the medical check-up and obtain a receipt certifying that they are medically fit for studies. This certification must be presented prior to matriculation. 

The programme fees for Academic Year 2022/23 are as follows:

Singapore CitizensS$25,000 + Prevailing GST
Singapore Permanent Residents S$30,000 + Prevailing GST
International Students S$40,000 + Prevailing GST

All fees listed are in Singapore dollars (S$). Fees are reviewed yearly and subject to revision.

Amounts quoted are exclusive of GST and subject to change.

Instalment Schedule

Singapore Citizens

Deposit (non-refundable)
Due upon acceptance of offer.
S$5,000 + Prevailing GST
First Payment
Due at the start of Year 1 Trimester 1.
S$7,500 + Prevailing GST

Second Payment
Due at the start of Year 1 Trimester 2 for full-time students, or the start of Year 2 Trimester 1 for part-time students.

S$12,500 + Prevailing GST

Singapore Permanent Residents

Deposit (non-refundable)
Due upon acceptance of offer.
S$5,000 + Prevailing GST
First Payment
Due at the start of Year 1 Trimester 1.
S$10,000 + Prevailing GST
Second Payment
Due at the start of Year 1 Trimester 2 for full-time students, or the start of Year 2 Trimester 1 for part-time students.
S$15,000 + Prevailing GST

International Students

Deposit (non-refundable)
Due upon acceptance of offer.
S$5,000 + Prevailing GST
First Payment
Due at the start of Year 1 Trimester 1.
S$15,000 + Prevailing GST
Second Payment
Due at the start of Year 1 Trimester 2 for full-time students, or the start of Year 2 Trimester 1 for part-time students.
S$20,000 + Prevailing GST

 

Contact Us

For general enquiries, email mscsi@ntu.edu.sg.

The programme director is Associate Professor SOO Han Sen (hansen@ntu.edu.sg).