Master of Arts (Instructional Design and Technology)

Master (Coursework)

Programme Type

Full-time, Part-time

NIE Graduate Programmes

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The Master of Arts (Instructional Design and Technology) programme aims to provide education and training to professionals with instructional design processes, and to broaden the knowledge base and skills of professionals who are applying, managing and developing information technologies in school and in corporate environments.

The programme is designed for education and training professionals working in schools, universities, polytechnics, businesses and industries and e-learning environments.

The programme is concerned with the application, development and management of information technologies, including e-learning, for solving instructional problems in school and corporate learning environments. Participants typically include school HoD IT, corporate trainers, instructional software developers, managers of e-learning environments, and other educational and training professionals. You will learn and practise solving real-world instructional and performance problems employing a variety of learning modalities.

This programme is specifically concerned with solving instructional problems, as well as the application, development, and management of various information technologies, including e-learning.

The programme is intended primarily for two types of professional learners: those who wish to concentrate on instructional design and technology in corporate training/industry settings, and those who wish to focus on technology-enhanced learning in formal educational institutions.

  • A good bachelor’s degree, or a relevant NTU FlexiMasters with good grades
  • Preferable to have working experience as a corporate trainer or educational software developer, or school teacher

For international applicants, more information on the entry requirements can be found here.

There is generally only one intake for this programme, in January. You are advised to visit the website and look out for NIE’s announcements in May/June to confirm if the programme will be open for application at any particular intake.

Applicants who are currently working with sponsors, donors or financial institutions to fund their studies, are encouraged to submit their applications early to NIE so as not to miss out on our application period.

Applications are to be made online. Click here to sign up for an ISAAC (Integrated Student and Academic Administration System) account to apply with us. For those with an existing account, login to apply.

More information on required documents for application can be found here.

You are required to either complete:

  • 6 courses plus a dissertation (Dissertation option), or
  • 7 courses plus MID944 Methods for Data Collection and Analysis for Instructional Design Projects (2AU) (Coursework option)

You do not have to make the decision when you apply. The decision on what option to select is usually made upon completion of four courses.

All the courses in the programme are conducted over 52 contact hours, except Methods for Data Collection and Analysis for Instructional Design Projects, which is conducted over 26 contact hours.  

Important note for matriculated students: 

Please refer to the ISAAC system for the programme structure relevant to your intake during Course Registration or consult A/P Gwendoline Quek, your programme leader if you need clarifications.

Note: Programme structure is subject to changes

The degree of Master of Arts (Instructional Design & Technology) is offered on both full-time and part-time basis. The candidature period is as follows:



1 year


2 years



2 years


4 years


Core Courses

  • MID901 Instructional Design Models and Practices
  • MID905 Foundations of Learning and Instruction
  • MID941 Evaluation Models and Methods
  • MID944 Methods for Data Collection and Analysis for Instructional Design Projects
    (For those choosing the coursework option. It can be taken as an elective for those choosing the dissertation option.)
  • MID945 Capstone Project for Instructional Design
    (For those choosing the coursework option, taken during the last semester of study.)

Elective Courses

  • MID906 Training Methods and Strategies
  • MID923 Perspectives on Adult Learning
  • MID943 Assessment in Education and Training
  • MID913 Management of Instructional Development Projects
  • MID915 Training Needs Assessment and Solutions
  • MID917 Design E-learning
  • MID922 e-learning Tools for Training
  • MID942 Multimedia Design

Download the full course listing and description of Master of Arts (Instructional Design and Technology)

For tuition fees, please click here.

In line with SkillsFuture Singapore's (SSG) initiative, some of the courses in this programme can be taken as standalone modular graduate courses and may be stacked to qualify for a Graduate Certificate, an NTU FlexiMasters Certificate and, where appropriate, even an NTU Master’s degree. For more information, please click here

For more information about scholarships, please click here

For programme-related matters, please consult the programme leader, A/P Gwendoline Quek for more information.

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