Master of Science in Electronics

Master (Coursework)

Programme Type

Full-time, Part-time

The MSc (Electronics) programme is offered on a part-time and full-time basis for engineers in the electronics industry who would like to have graduate training in various topics.
integrated circuit design, microelectronics fabrication and manufacture of electronic and photonic products
  1. At least a good relevant bachelor's degree
  2. Relevant working experience is an advantage
  3. For applicants whose native language is not English, TOEFL/IELTS score is to be submitted with the application for admission:

         TOEFL Score (Test dates must be within 2 years or less from the date of application):

          ≥ 600 (paper-based)

          ≥ 250 (computer-based)

          ≥ 100 (internet-based)

         IELTS Score (Test date must be within 2 years or less from the date of application):

          ≥ 6.5

Programme Structure

There are two options of study, one with coursework and dissertation, and the other with coursework only. Each course is of 3 AUs and consists of 39 hours of lectures. Candidates who undertake a project of 6 AUs must submit a dissertation on it.

Option 1
Coursework + Dissertation

Option 2

8 courses + dissertation project
(30 AUs in total)
10 courses
(30 AUs in total)
4 specialized electives (≥ 12 AUs) 4 specialized electives ((≥ 12 AUs)
4 general electives (≤ 12 AUs) 6 general electives (≤ 18 AUs)
Dissertation (6 AUs)  

Full-time students are strongly recommended to select the dissertation option, however this option is recommended only for students with a high level of English proficiency. Students taking the dissertation option may take a longer time to complete the programme.

 Note:  The programme structure will be subject to change without prior notice.



Both full-time and part-time programmes are offered (unless stated). Part-time candidates are expected to obtain permission from their employer before admission to the programme. All classes are conducted in the evenings, while ex aminations are conducted during office hours.


Type of Coursework Programme

Minimum Candidature

Maximum Candidature

Master of Science
1 year 3 year
Master of Science
2 year 4 year


Programme Calendar

Semester 1 August to December
Semester 2 January to May
Week 1 to 14 Lecture (Inclusive of 1-week recess)
Week 15 to 17 Examinations
Other Vacation


Graduate courses offered by Master of Science (MSc) Electronics:

Specialized Elective Courses (Students are required to take a min of 4 out of all the 5 specialized elective courses)

Course Code Course Title Course Content AUs
EE6306 Digital Integrated Circuit (IC) Design Review of Integrated Circuit Fundamentals. Layout and Design Issues. CMOS Digital Circuits. BiCMOS Digital Circuits. Sub System Design in Digital Circuits. Design Methodologies. 3
EE6307 Analog IC design Review of Fundamentals. Analog Building Blocks. Switched Capacitor Circuits. Current Mode Circuits. Continuous-Time Filters. Data Converters. 3
EE6601 Advanced Wafer Processing Dielectrics for CMOS technology. Chemical and mechanical polishing. Lithography and resist technology. Etching process and technology. Backend interconnect technology. Cleaning technology. Process integration. Metrology and analytical techniques. 3
EE6604 Advanced Topics in Semiconductor Devices Bipolar transistor operating principles. Bipolar device modeling. State-of-the-art bipolar structures. MOS device operation. MOSFET modeling. MOS device scaling effects. Semiconductor memories. Semiconductor heterojunctions and devices. New devices and future trends. 3
EE6610 Integrated Circuit (IC) Packaging
Overview of IC & microsystems package. Design of IC Package. Thermal Management of IC Package. Fabrication of Single Chip and Multichip
Package. IC Assembly, Sealing and Encapsulation. Failure Analysis and Reliability. Microsystems Package and Fabrication. System Level Package and Fabrication.


General Elective Courses

Course Code Course Title Course Content AUs
EE6010 Project Management & Technopreneurship Project Initiation and Planning. Project Scheduling and Implementation. Project Monitoring, Control and Evaluation. Innovation and Entrepreneurship. 3
EE6128 RF Circuits for Wireless Communications Microstrip Line and Network Parameters. Microwave Power Dividers and couplers. Microwave Filters. Amplifiers. Oscillators and Synthesizers. Detectors and Mixers. Frequency Multipliers and Control Circuits. RF Receiver Design. 3
EE6227 Genetic Algorithms and Machine Learning Review of Combinatorics and Probability. Introduction of Genetic Algorithms. Differential Evolution. Particle Swarm Optimization. Advanced Techniques. Principles of Machine Learning. Paradigms of Machine Learning. Kernel Methods. 3
EE6301 Smart Biosensors and Systems for Healthcare Introduction to biosensors and healthcare; Optical biosensors-fundamentals; Optical biosensors-applications; Biomedical imaging with optical technologies; Introduction to electrical biosensors- fundamentals; Introduction to electrical biosensors- fabrications; Applications of electrical biosensor; Introduction to bio-intelligent systems; Artificial intelligence in medical sensing and imaging 3
EE6303 Electromagnetic Compatibility Design EMC Regulatory Requirements. Non-Ideal Behaviors of Passive Components. Conducted EMI and Filter Design. Electromagnetic Shielding. Basic Grounding Concept. Crosstalk. Printed Circuit Board Layout and Radiated EMI. Electrostatic Discharge. Radio Frequency Interference. Emission and Susceptibility Measurement Methods. 3
EE6808 LED Lighting and Display Technologies
Review of optoelectronic processes and optics. Review of solid state lighting and display technologies. Light-emitting diodes. Plasma display panels. Field emission displays. Liquid crystal displays. Organic light-emitting
device. Thin film transistors and active-matrix backplane circuits. AC thin film
electroluminescent displays and printed electrochromic displays.
EE7602 Design, Fabrication & Analysis of Electronic Devices Electronic Devices Overview. Electronic Device Fabrication. Device Design. Simulation and Layout. Electronic Interfaces. Packaging and Characterization. Electronic Device and Applications. 3
EE7603 Semiconductor Physics and Applications Review of Fundamentals; Energy Bands of Semiconductors; Doping and Carrier Concentrations; Physics of Low Dimensional Systems; Electrical Transport Phenomena and Working principles and designs of nanoelectronic devices; Excess Carriers; Optical Properties and Photonic Devices. 3
EE7608 Advanced Engineering of Optoelectronics Fundamental concepts. Electron spectrometrics. Phonon and photon spectrometrics. Applications. 2D materials and interfaces. Metamaterials and plasmonics. 3


Note: the above curriculum is subject to change.

Tuition Fee

Five MSc programmes (Communications Engineering, Computer Control & Automation, Electronics, Power Engineering and Signal Processing) are self-financed programmes.

Students of this programme are not eligible for Service Obligation/ MOE Subsidies.

The tuition fees per module (3 AUs) and per dissertation (6 AUs) for admission AY2020 onwards are shown in the tables as follows:


Admission Year Singaporeans
Singapore PRs
International Students
  (Per Module) (Per Dissertation)^ (Per Module) (Per Dissertation)^ (Per Module) (Per Dissertation)^
AY2020-2021 onwards  

Total Programme Fee

Total Programme Fee


Total Programme Fee

S$30,000 S$35,000 S$40,000

                                         *Exclusive of GST

                                         ^The tuition fee for Dissertation (6 AUs) will be twice of each module fee.

                                         All fees listed above are in Singapore dollars (S$), and subject to annual revision by the school.

                                         The tuition fee is exclusive of living expenses and miscellaneous student fees


The deposit fee S$2,000 is payable upon acceptance of offer and non-refundable. It will be deductible from the full tuition fee.

Payment schedule for semester 1 and semester 2 is in September and February respectively.


Awards in MSc Programme

Awards Title Awards Description
IEEE PHOTONICS & SOCIETY SINGAPORE CHAPTER & THE OPTICAL SOCIETY (OSA) The Prize (cash award) is awarded to the student with the highest mark in the course EE6122 (Optical Fibre Communications).
MICRON GOLD MEDAL The medal is awarded to the best graduating student with highest aggregate marks in the degree of Master of Science (Electronics) and who has completed the programme within 2 years.
The medal is awarded to the graduating student with the highest average marks in the coursework component and who had completed the programme offered by the School of EEE.
The awardees are required to have their first degree from the respective prescribed programmes.
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS BOOK PRIZE The book prize (cash award) is awarded to the student with the highest mark in the course EE6402 (Real-time DSP Design and Applications).


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