Master of Engineering (Research) | Chemical and Biomedical Engineering

Master (Research)

Programme Type

Full-time, Part-time

School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering Graduate Programmes

A Master of Engineering programme based on original research in Chemical Engineering and Biomedical Engineering.

The programme is offered by the School of Chemistry, Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. It can be pursued on either full-time or part-time basis.

The periods of candidature are as follows:  

CandidatureMaster of Engineering (MEng)
 Full-Time (Year)Part-Time (Year)
Minimum 11

Students pay fees at un-subsidized rates after Maximum of candidature


Possible areas of research 

  • Nanotechnology catalysis and reaction engineering  

  • Process systems engineering  

  • Industrial chemistry  

  • Chiral and pharmaceutical sciences  

  • Biotechnology  

  • Green technology  

  • Separation technologies  

  • Molecular modeling  

  • Tissue engineering  

For faculty listing in the various research areas, please click here.


There are two intakes each year - August or January. Applicants are advised to upload their applications 4 months before their desired intake.  Intake in August or January is subjected to the school's selection and recommendation. The University reserves the right to admit applicants in other semesters.  
General Admission Requirement of Research Program, please click here.

Applications for admission must be submitted online. For more information, please click on Research Programmes Admissions Guide

Students are required to submit course exemption request at least two weeks before course registration period.


MEng Coursework Components 

  • 9 AUs (3 courses: 1 core course from School and 2 elective courses preferably at least 1 from School) with CGPA 3.0 
Research Component 
  • Qualifying examination & confirmation by end of year 1 
  • Submission of thesis for examination 
Programme Structure
  • All candidates will commence as Research Students in the first instance. Subsequently, the candidate will be required to pass the Qualifying Examination and Confirmation Exercise in order to be confirmed as a PhD candidate or MEng candidate. 
  • The candidate will pursue the research work under the supervision of the supervisor and submit for examination a thesis based on the research work done.  The candidate must keep in frequent and regular contact with the supervisor regarding the research throughout the candidature period. 
  • The candidate is required to attend classes and pass the examination to meet the coursework requirements such as Academic Unit (AU) and Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA).   
  • Candidates are required to complete all the coursework and undergo a Qualifying Examination cum Confirmation Exercise within the period stipulated.  
  • Upon completion of the research, the candidate is required to submit the thesis in a form ready and acceptable for examination before the expiry of the maximum candidature. 
  • In addition to being examined on the thesis, a candidate for the degree of PhD must pass an oral examination) on the subject matter of the thesis and other related subjects. 


Core subjects 
  • BG7002 Molecular Biophysics 
  • BG7005 Advanced Mathematics for Bioengineering 
  • BG7103 Bionanotechnology
  • CH7003 Advanced Reaction Engineering 
  • CH7004 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics 
Elective subjects 
  • BG6001 Advanced Biomaterials  
  • CH7102 Cell Therapeutics Engineering
  • BG6014 MedTech Entrepreneurship: Driving Medical Technology to Impactful Venture


For Tuition Fees and other financial matters, please click here

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