Programme Information

MSc Mechanical Engineering

Curriculum

 

[To prepare for University's software migration to the new Student Management System (SMS), the course codes have been standardised ( i.e. MA6xxx), from Semester 1 AY2022. Please refer to the updated course codes below]

CORE COURSES

Course CodeTitleAUsPrerequisite(s)SemesterAvailability to Exchange Students
MA6801Advanced Thermal Engineering3NIL2Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability 
MA6802Engineering Measurements3NIL2Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability
MA6803
Computational Methods in Engineering
3NIL1Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability 

MA6804

Advanced Mechanics of Materials 3 NIL 1 Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability

ELECTIVE COURSES

Course CodeTitleAUsPrerequisite(s)SemesterAvailability to Exchange Students
MA6502Fundamentals and Advances in Additive Manufacturing3NIL2Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability
MA6511
Advanced Manufacturing Processes3 NIL 1Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability  
MA6512Fundamentals of Precision Engineering3NIL2Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability
MA65153D Printing of Electronics3 NIL 1
Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability 
MA6703Supply Chain Analysis & Design3NIL2Not Available
MA6715Systems Simulation & Modeling3 NIL 1
Not Available
MA6741Quality Engineering3NIL2Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability 
MA6811Product Design & Development
3NIL1Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability  
MA6812Advanced Materials Engineering3 NIL 1
Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability  
MA6816Laser Assisted Manufacturing3 NIL 2
Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability 

Please note that the courses available to exchange students are subject to change every academic year. 

Optional Specialisation in Additive Manufacturing

Conditions for the Award of the Additive Manufacturing Specialisation

i. Pass all core courses

Course Code Course Title
MA6801 Advanced Thermal Engineering
MA6802 Engineering Measurements
MA6803 Computational Methods in Engineering
MA6804Advanced Mechanics of Materials

ii. Pass any four of the following Additive Manufacturing courses

Course Code Course Title
MA6502Fundamentals and Advances in Additive Manufacturing
MA6511 Advanced Manufacturing Processes
MA6513Advanced Design for Manufacturing
MA65153D Printing of Electronics 
MA6811 Product Design and Development
MA6816
Laser Assisted Manufacturing

In addition to the above core and specialisation requirements, students must also meet a minimum CGPA of 2.50 in order to graduate.

For intakes before AY2022, a separate Specialisation in Additive Manufacturing certificate will then be awarded to you in July. For intakes from AY2022, the Specialisation in Additive Manufacturing will be indicated on your official transcript.

Course Synopsis

CORE COURSES

MA6801 Advanced Thermal Engineering

Taught by Assoc Prof Fei Duan ​

The course covers the following sections: Heat Conduction, Fundamental Equations for Fluids and Energy, Similarity, Vorticity Equation and Potential Flow, Momentum Boundary Layer Theory, Thermal Boundary Layer Theory, Free Convection, Internal Flow Convection Heat Transfer.

MA6802 Engineering Measurements

Taught by Assoc Prof Fan Zheng, David, Dr. Suchand Sandeep and Dr. Cheng Fang

The course covers the following sections:  Advanced principles of measurement that examine the static and dynamic characteristics of instruments; The design of measurement system through the application of sensing and signal conditioning elements for data acquisition; Overview of the operations of some specialised measurement systems which have important industrial applications; Advanced principles of measurements which examine the static and dynamic characteristics of instruments; The design of measurements system through the application of sensing and signal conditioning elements for data acquisition; An overview of the operations of some specialised measurements systems which have important industrial applications.

MA6803 Computational Methods in Engineering

Taught by Dr. Lee Yong Tsui and Assoc Prof Li Hua 

The course covers the following sections: Overview of computational requirements in engineering; Object modeling and algorithms; Optimisation; Approximation and Interpolation; Large-Scale Systems of Linear Equations; Numerical Differentiation; Numerical Integration; Numerical Methods for ODEs; Numerical Methods for PDEs.

MA6804 Advanced Mechanics of Materials

Taught by Assoc Prof Shu Dong Wei and Assoc Prof Seah Leong Keey

The first part of the current course will cover the advanced topics of statically indeterminacy, stress concentration, and creep and viscoelasticity. The second part focuses on a very useful and common engineering structures, plates and shells, their governing equations, and particularly some numerical analysis. The third part introduces an advanced and widely applied materials of the last few decades, laminated composites materials. The various constituents of the materials are delved into as well as the bonded lamina. The fourth part closes with the introduction of the application of the aforementioned laminates as plates in topics such bending, vibration, and buckling.

ELECTIVE COURSES

MA6502 Fundamentals and Advances in Additive Manufacturing

Taught by Assoc Prof Yeong Wai Yee and Dr. Ng Wei Long

Introduction to additive manufacturing; Vat photopolymerization; Material jetting; Material extrusion; Sheet lamination; Powder bed fusion; Directed energy deposition; Binder jetting; Design for additive manufacturing and file formats; Applications of additive manufacturing; Benchmarking and future trends; Case Studies.

MA6511 Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Taught by Assoc Prof Zhou Wei and Dr. Arun Prasanth Nagalingam

The course covers the following sections: Manufacturing processes; Nature and various methods of raw materials for shaping; Emphasis on the link between the nature of the process to the shapes, dimensions, and properties that can be achieved; Case study.

MA6512 Fundamentals of Precision Engineering

Taught by Assoc Prof Yeo Swee Hock and Assoc Prof Murukeshan Vadakke Matham ​ 

The course covers the following sections: History of precision engineering. Principles and definitions of precision machine design; State-of-the-art in research, prototyping and full production from ultra-precision machining through micro-engineering, microelectronics and molecular manipulation; Application of displacement transducers to machines and instruments; Tolerance technology.

MA6515 3D Printing of Electronics 

Taught by Assoc Prof Yeong Wai Yee and Assoc Prof Tuan Tran

The course covers the fundamental topics that are essential for 3D printing of electronics and smart sensors. It is suitable to prepare students for the future of smart and advanced manufacturing techniques. And this course provides a comprehensive overview of the recent progress and discusses the fundamentals of the 3D printed electronics technologies, their respective advantages, shortcomings and potential applications.

MA6703 Supply Chain Analysis & Design

Taught by Assoc Prof Rajesh Piplani

The course covers the following topics: Supply chain management: issues and challenges, risk pooling; Value of information; Multi-echelon inventory management; Supply chain integration: push-pull supply chain; Supply chain drivers and metrics; SC performance measurement; Supply network design: pipeline inventory consideration in supply chains; Inventory-transportation trade-off; Supply contracts; Risks in global supply chains and supply chain strategies.

MA6715 Systems Simulation & Modeling 

Taught by Assoc Prof Rajesh Piplani

The course covers the following sections: Discrete-event simulation; Basic model-building blocks; Simulation of global manufacturing facilities; System life cycle analysis; Simulation validation and verification; Continuous Simulation; Supply Chain Modelling; Simulation Case Study.

MA6741 Quality Engineering

Taught by Adjunct Professor Goh Thong Ngee  

The course covers the following sections: Quality concepts, statistical process control, process improvement, design of experiments, reliability, quality management systems and design, product liability; Case studies and examples of industrial applications will be used throughout the course; The course develops an appreciation of advanced quality engineering techniques and a perception of how quality can be built into all stages of a product lifecycle.

MA6811 Product Design & Development

Taught by Assoc Prof Chen Chun-Hsien and Assoc Prof Moon Seung Ki 

The course covers the following sections: A multi-disciplinary approach to product design and development; Product development process and strategies; Need identification and product specifications; Generation and evaluation of ideas and concepts; Product architecture; Product aesthetics and form creation; Product semantics and identity.

MA6812 Advanced Materials Engineering

Taught by Assoc Prof Sunil C. Joshi, Professor Michael Khor Khiam Aik and Dr. Narasimalu Srikanth

The course covers the following sections: Metallic materials and composites: metallurgical fundamentals and fracture, copper, stainless steels, advanced composite materials, heat-resistant superalloys; Selection and service performance of materials: materials selection in design, materials testing, failure of engineering materials; Polymeric materials: polymer synthesis and classification, engineering polymers, polymer blends, liquid crystalline polymers; Ceramic materials: functional ceramics, optical ceramics, magnetic ceramics, colossal magneto-resistant ceramics, case studies; Superconductors.

MA6816 Laser Assisted Manufacturing

Taught by Assoc Prof Zhou Wei

The course covers the following sections:  Introduction to lasers used in machining; Optics for laser machining processes; Laser material interaction--salient features. Materials science for laser processing; One, two or three-dimensional laser machining; Transport phenomena for laser materials processing; Advanced laser material processing and machining. Laser-assisted 3D printing; Laser safety and hazards.

 

 

MSc Manufacturing Systems and Engineering

CURRICULUM

[To prepare for University's software migration to the new Student Management System (SMS), the course codes have been standardised. Please refer to updated course codes below]

CORE COURSES

Course Code Title AUs Prerequisite(s) Semester  
MA6501Manufacturing Control and Automation3NIL1 
MA6504 Management of Global Manufacturing 3 NIL 2  
MA6511 Advanced Manufacturing Processes 3 NIL 1  

ELECTIVE COURSES

Course Code Title AUs Prerequisite(s) Semester  
MA6502Fundamentals and Advances in Additive Manufacturing3NIL2 
MA6512Fundamentals of Precision Engineering 3NIL2 
MA6513Advanced Design for Manufacturing 3NIL1 
MA6702
Corporate Resource Planning 3 NIL 2  
MA6703
Supply Chain Analysis and Design 3 NIL 2  
MA6715Systems Simulation & Modeling 3NIL1 
MA6716
Manufacturing and Service Operations Management 3 NIL 1  
MA6741 Quality Engineering 3 NIL 2  
MA6802 Engineering Measurements 3 NIL 2  
MA6803 Computational Methods in Engineering 3 NIL 1  
MA6811Product Design & Development 3NIL1 
MA6816 Laser Assisted Manufacturing 3 NIL 2  

Please note that the courses available to exchange students are subject to change every academic year. 

Conditions for the Award of the Additive Manufacturing Specialisation

i. Pass all core courses

Course Code Title
MA6501Manufacturing Control and Automation
MA6504Management of Global Manufacturing
MA6511
Advanced Manufacturing Processes

ii. Pass any three of the following Additive Manufacturing courses

Course Code Course Title
MA6502Fundamentals and Advances in Additive Manufacturing
MA6511 Advanced Manufacturing Processes@
MA6513Advanced Design for Manufacturing
MA6811 Product Design and Development
MA6816 Laser Assisted Manufacturing

@ Core course for MSc Manufacturing Systems and Engineering (MSE), MSE students need to pass (any) three remaining Additive Manufacturing courses in order to meet the specialisation requirements.

In addition to the above core and specialisation requirements, students must also meet a minimum CGPA of 2.50 in order to graduate.

From June 2021, students will be asked to complete a form to indicate the specific requirements for the specialisation have been fulfilled prior to graduation. A specialisation certificate will then be awarded to you in July 2021.

Course Synopsis

Core Courses

MA6501 Manufacturing Control and Automation

Taught by Professor Chen I-Ming, Assoc Prof Xie Ming and Dr. Zhong Zhaowei  

The course covers the following sections: Manufacturing process modeling; Manufacturing automation: CNC / NC machines and industrial robots; Devices for manufacturing automation (drives, feedback sensors, control loops); Control methodologies applicable to manufacturing systems.

MA6504 Management of Global Manufacturing 

Taught by Assoc Prof Appa Iyer Sivakumar

Global Manufacturing Introduction; Enterprise Architecture in Global Manufacturing; Missing link between Corporate Strategy & Manufacturing; Industry 4.0 and Computer Integrated Manufacturing; Industry 4.0 applications in global manufacturing; Inflection and Value chain in Global manufacturing; Control of Value Chain; Framework of Manufacturing Strategy Formulation; Competing for the future; Technology Value Chain; Change Management.

MA6511 Advanced Manufacturing Processes 

Taught by Assoc Prof Zhou Wei and Dr. Arun Prasanth Nagalingam

The course covers the following sections: Manufacturing processes; Nature and various methods of raw materials for shaping; Emphasis on the link between the nature of the process to the shapes, dimensions, and properties that can be achieved; Case study.

Elective Courses

MA6502 Fundamentals and Advances in Additive Manufacturing 

Taught by Assoc Prof Yeong Wai Yee and Dr. Ng Wei Long

Introduction to additive manufacturing; Vat photopolymerization; Material jetting; Material extrusion; Sheet lamination; Powder bed fusion; Directed energy deposition; Binder jetting; Design for additive manufacturing and file formats; Applications of additive manufacturing; Benchmarking and future trends; Case Studies.

MA6512 Fundamentals of Precision Engineering 

Taught by Assoc Prof Yeo Swee Hock and Assoc Prof Murukeshan Vadakke Matham ​

The course covers the following sections: History of precision engineering. Principles and definitions of precision machine design; State-of-the-art in research, prototyping and full production from ultra-precision machining through micro-engineering, microelectronics and molecular manipulation; Application of displacement transducers to machines and instruments; Tolerance technology.

MA6513 Advanced Design for Manufacturing 

Taught by Professor Lye Sun Woh, Dr. Lee Siang Guan, Stephen and Dr. Narasimalu Srikanth

The course covers the following sections: DFM principles and strategies; Classification system for manual, automatic and robotic assemblies; Evaluation of assembled parts; Analysing products for high-speed automatic assembly; Procedure for redesign; Design of parts for feeding and orienting; Vibratory and non-vibratory feeders; QFD process; Reliability analysis for product design; Selection of materials and processes; Design for repair and recycling.

MA6702 Corporate Resource Planning

Taught by Assoc Prof Rajesh Piplani and Dr. Kaushik Ghatak

The course covers the following sections: Planning and investing corporate resources for innovation, growth and competitive advantage; Global manufacturing and the design of supply chain strategies; Technical and economic analysis of different approaches to corporate strategies; Impact of technological changes; International operations planning; Enterprise and integration; Enterprise resource planning; Organization and capacity planning; Performance evaluation.

MA6703 Supply Chain Analysis and Design

Taught by Assoc Prof Rajesh Piplani

The course covers the following sections: Supply chain management: issues and challenges, risk pooling; Value of information; Multi-echelon inventory management; Supply chain integration: push-pull supply chain; Supply chain drivers and metrics; SC performance measurement; Supply network design: pipeline inventory consideration in supply chains; Inventory-transportation trade-off; Supply contracts; Risks in global supply chains and supply chain strategies.

MA6715 Systems Simulation & Modelling 

Taught by Assoc Prof Rajesh Piplani

The course covers the following sections: Discrete-event simulation; Basic model-building blocks; Simulation of global manufacturing facilities; System life cycle analysis; Simulation validation and verification; Continuous Simulation; Supply Chain Modelling; Simulation Case Study.

MA6716 Manufacturing and Service Operations Management 

Taught by Assoc Prof Appa Iyer Sivakumar and Dr. Kaushik Ghatak

The course covers the following sections: Introduction to Operations Management, Inventory Theory and Control; Basics of Lean Manufacturing and Push-Pull Systems; Factory Dynamics; Variability Analysis; Theory of Constraints; Demand Forecasting; Aggregate Planning; Basic and Advanced Scheduling; Queuing, and Role of Operations Management within Supply Chain and Manufacturing Systems.

MA6741 Quality Engineering 

Taught by Adjunct Professor Goh Thong Ngee​  

The course covers the following sections: Quality concepts, statistical process control, process improvement, design of experiments, reliability, quality management systems and design, product liability; Case studies and examples of industrial applications will be used throughout the course; The course develops an appreciation of advanced quality engineering techniques and a perception of how quality can be built into all stages of a product lifecycle.

MA6802 Engineering Measurements 

Taught by Assoc Prof Fan Zheng David, Dr. Suchand Sandeep and Dr. Cheng Fang

The course covers the following sections: Advanced principles of measurement that examine the static and dynamic characteristics of instruments; The design of measurement system through the application of sensing and signal conditioning elements for data acquisition; Overview of the operations of some specialised measurement systems which have important industrial applications; Advanced principles of measurements which examine the static and dynamic characteristics of instruments; The design of measurements system through the application of sensing and signal conditioning elements for data acquisition; An overview of the operations of some specialised measurements systems which have important industrial applications.

MA6803 Computational Methods in Engineering 

Taught by Dr. Lee Yong Tsui and Assoc Prof Li Hua ​

The course covers the following sections: Overview of computational requirements in engineering; Object modeling and algorithms; Optimisation; Approximation and Interpolation; Large-Scale Systems of Linear Equations; Numerical Differentiation; Numerical Integration; Numerical Methods for ODEs; Numerical Methods for PDEs.

MA6811 Product Design and Development

Taught by Assoc Prof Chen Chun-Hsien and Assoc Prof Moon Seung Ki

The course covers the following sections: A multi-disciplinary approach to product design and development; Product development process and strategies; Need identification and product specifications; Generation and evaluation of ideas and concepts; Product architecture; Product aesthetics and form creation; Product semantics and identity.

MA6816 Laser Assisted Manufacturing

Taught by Assoc Prof Zhou Wei

The course covers the following sections: Introduction to lasers used in machining; Optics for laser machining processes; Laser material interaction--salient features. Materials science for laser processing; One, two or three-dimensional laser machining; Transport phenomena for laser materials processing; Advanced laser material processing and machining. Laser-assisted 3D printing; Laser safety and hazards. 

 

 

 

MSc Supply Chain and Logistics/ MSc Supply Chain Engineering

Note: With effect for new intakes from AY2022 (August 2022), this programme has been renamed to Master of Science (Supply Chain Engineering).

CURRICULUM (MSc Supply Chain and Logistics)

Applicable for intakes up to AY2021

[To prepare for University's software migration to the new Student Management System (SMS), the course codes have been standardised. Please refer to updated course codes below]


CORE COURSES

Course Code Title AUs Prerequisites Semester Availability to Exchange Students
MA6701
Quantitative Methods for Operations Analysis 3 NIL 1 Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability
MA6702
Corporate Resource Planning 3 NIL 2 Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability
MA6703
Supply Chain Analysis and Design 3 Recommended - MA6701
2 Not Available
MA6716
Manufacturing and Service Operations Management 3 NIL 1 Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability

ELECTIVE COURSES

Course Code Title AUs Prerequisites Semester Availability to Exchange Students
MA6504Management of Global Manufacturing3NIL2Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability
MA6514Machine Learning and Data Science3

Recommended -

Background in programming, linear algebra, calculus, statistics

2Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability
MA6704Management​ of Logistics Functions3NIL1Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability
MA6712
Procurement & Supplier Development 3 NIL 1 ​Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability 
MA6715
Systems Simulation & Modeling
3
NIL
1
Not Available
MA6731System Reliability & Risk Analysis3NIL2Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability
MA6741 Quality Engineering 3 NIL 2 Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability
MA6811 Product Design & Development 3 NIL 1 Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability

Please note that the courses available to exchange students are subject to change every academic year.


 

CURRICULUM (MSc Supply Chain Engineering)

Applicable for intakes from AY2022

[To prepare for University's software migration to the new Student Management System (SMS), the course codes have been standardised. Please refer to updated course codes below]


CORE COURSES

Course CodeTitleAUsPrerequisitesSemesterAvailability to Exchange Students
MA6701
Quantitative Methods for Operations Analysis3NIL1Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability
MA6702
Corporate Resource Planning3NIL2Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability
MA6703
Supply Chain Analysis and Design3Recommended - MA6701
2Not Available
MA6704
Management​ of Logistics Functions3NIL1Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability






ELECTIVE COURSES

Course CodeTitleAUsPrerequisitesSemesterAvailability to Exchange Students
MA6504Management of Global Manufacturing3NIL2​Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability
MA6514Machine Learning and Data Science3NIL2Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability
MA6712
Procurement & Supplier Development3NIL1​Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability 
MA6715Systems Simulation & Modeling3NIL1Not Available
MA6716
Manufacturing and Service Operations Management
3
NIL
1Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability
MA6731System Reliability & Risk Analysis3NIL2Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability
MA6741Quality Engineering3NIL2Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability
MA6811Product Design & Development3NIL1Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability

Please note that the courses available to exchange students are subject to change every academic year.

Course Synopsis

Core Courses

MA6701 Quantitative Methods for Operations Analysis

Taught by Dr. Chen Songlin and Assoc Prof Rajesh Piplani

The course covers the following topics: Probability and Statistical Concepts; Sampling Methods; Statistical Inference: Estimation, Hypothesis Testing. Goodness-of-fit Tests; Non-Parametric Procedures; Regression Analysis; Optimisation Techniques for Solving Logistics Problems; Linear and Integer Programming; Network Flow Analysis; Queuing Theory; Computer Applications.

MA6702 Corporate Resource Planning

Taught by Assoc Prof Rajesh Piplani and Dr. Kaushik Ghatak

The course covers the followng topics:  Manufacturing Planning and Control framework, Enterprise Resource Planning, Demand Management, Sales and Operations Planning, Master Production Planning, Material Requirements Planning, Distribution Requirement Planning, Capacity Planning, Advanced Concepts in MRP and SOP.

MA6703 Supply Chain Analysis & Design

Taught by Assoc Prof Rajesh Piplani 

The course covers the following topics: Supply chain management: issues and challenges, risk pooling; Value of information; Multi-echelon inventory management; Supply chain integration: push-pull supply chain; Supply chain drivers and metrics; SC performance measurement; Supply network design: pipeline inventory consideration in supply chains; Inventory-transportation trade-off; Supply contracts; Risks in global supply chains and supply chain strategies.

MA6704 Management of Logistics Functions [Core course for intakes from AY2022/2023]

Taught by Mr. Kenneth Tan Siah Ann & Dr. Lum Kit Meng

This course will provide the students with knowledge on the management of three main logistics functions: freight management, warehousing management and distribution management. Topics covered include: Introduction to Logistics Functions and their Management, Distribution Management, Warehousing Management, Transportation Management, Freight Resource Planning, and Case Study in Management of Logistics Functions.


MA6716 Manufacturing & Service Operations Management [Core course for intakes up to AY2021]

Taught by Assoc Prof Appa Iyer Sivakumar and Dr. Kaushik Ghatak

The course covers the following topics:  Introduction to Operations Management, Inventory Theory and Control; Basics of Lean Manufacturing and Push-Pull Systems; Factory Dynamics; Variability Analysis; Theory of Constraints; Demand Forecasting; Aggregate Planning; Basic and Advanced Scheduling; Queuing, and Role of Operations Management within Supply Chain and Manufacturing Systems. 

Elective Courses

MA6504 Management of Global Manufacturing

Taught by Assoc Prof Appa Iyer Sivakumar

Global Manufacturing Introduction; Enterprise Architecture in Global Manufacturing; Missing link between Corporate Strategy & Manufacturing; Industry 4.0 and Computer Integrated Manufacturing; Industry 4.0 applications in global manufacturing; Inflection and Value chain in Global manufacturing; Control of Value Chain; Framework of Manufacturing Strategy Formulation; Competing for the future; Technology Value Chain; Change Management

MA6514 Machine Learning and Data Science

Taught by Dr. Sim Siang Kok and Assoc Prof Leong Kah Fai

The purpose of this introductory course in Machine Learning (ML) is to show how to adopt ML as an important and essential paradigm in advancing a corporation’s operation and decision making processes towards Industry 4.0.

MA6712 Procurement & Supplier Development

Taught by Ms. Jeanette Ng Chia Hui

The course will provide students the knowledge to Manage Procurement Management Process which includes to identify supplier contract milestones, to review supplier performance against contract, to identify and resolve supplier performance issues. The course also covers these sections: Systematic coordination of all aspects of the procurement process: bids, price negotiations, assuring proper quantities and specifications, shipping and delivery; Challenges in Public Procurement, Engineering economics, and analysis; Contracting-out and outsourcing decision.

Students will also learn the following topics: Public and private project considerations; Present worth method and annual worth method, Benefit-cost ratio method for projects evaluation; Strategic Purchasing and Supply Management, Type of contract: Fixed-price, Cost-reimbursement, Incentive, Indefinite-delivery, Time-and-materials, etc., Selecting Suppliers for Development, Key Technical Purchasing Skills, Contract Management, Project Management Skills and Interpersonal Skills; Industry Trends, Decision Process, Specification Development, Bid Process: Soliciting Bids and Selecting a Supplier, Receiving Process, Alternate Purchasing Strategies, Supplier Performance Measurement and Evaluation. 

MA6715 Systems Simulation & Modelling

Taught by Assoc Prof Rajesh Piplani

The course covers the following topics: Discrete-event simulation; Basic model-building blocks; Simulation of global manufacturing facilities; System life cycle analysis; Simulation validation and verification; Simulation of Continuous Processes; Supply Chain Modelling; Simulation Case Study.

MA6731 System Reliability & Risk Analysis

Taught by Dr. Chen Songlin

The course covers the following topics: Introduction of system reliability and risk; Statistical methods in system reliability modelling; System failure rate distribution and estimation; System configuration and reliability; Failure mode and effects analysis; Stochastic risk models for complex systems; Optimal policies for system maintenance.

MA6741 Quality Engineering

Taught by Adjunct Professor Goh Thong Ngee

The course covers the following topics:  Quality concepts, statistical process control, process improvement, design of experiments, reliability, quality management systems and design, product liability; Case studies and examples of industrial applications will be used throughout the course; The course will help the students develop an appreciation of advanced quality engineering techniques and a perception of how quality can be built into all stages of a product's lifecycle.

MA6811 Product Design & Development

Taught by Assoc Prof Chen Chun-Hsien and Assoc Prof Moon Seung Ki

The course covers the following topics: A multi-disciplinary approach to product design and development; Product development process and strategies; Need identification and product specifications; Generation and evaluation of ideas and concepts; Product architecture; Product aesthetics and form creation; Product semantics and identity.





MSc Smart Manufacturing

Curriculum

[To prepare for University's software migration to the new Student Management System (SMS), the course codes have been standardised. Please refer to updated course codes below]


Core Courses

Course Code Title AUs Prerequisite(s) Semester Availability to Exchange Students
MA6501 Manufacturing Control and Automation 3 NIL 1 Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability 
MA6502​Fundamentals and Advances in Additive Manufacturing 3NIL2Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability 
​MA6503​Lasers and Optics in Smart Industry ​3 ​NIL ​1 ​Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability 
​MA6504 ​Management of Global Manufacturing ​3 ​NIL ​2 ​Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability 

 

Electives Courses

Course Code Title AUs Prerequisite(s) Semester Availability to Exchange Students
MA6511 Advanced Manufacturing Processes 3 NIL 1 Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability
MA6512 Fundamentals of Precision Engineering 3 NIL 2 Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability
MA6513 Advanced Design for Manufacturing 3 NIL 1 Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability
MA6514 Machine Learning and Data Science 3 Background in programming, linear algebra, calculus and statistics 2 Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability
MA65153D Printing of Electronics 3NIL1Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability
MA6715Systems Simulation & Modeling 3NIL1Not Available
MA6802 Engineering Measurements 3 NIL 2 Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability  
MA6803 Computational Methods in Engineering 3 NIL 1 Yes, but subject to the School's approval & class availability  

Please note that the courses offered are subject to review every academic year.

Course Synopsis

Core Courses

MA6501 Manufacturing Control and Automation

Taught by Professor Chen I-Ming, Assoc Prof Xie Ming and Dr. Zhong Zhaowei  

The course covers the following sections: Manufacturing process modeling; Manufacturing automation: CNC / NC machines and industrial robots; Devices for manufacturing automation (drives, feedback sensors, control loops); Control methodologies applicable to manufacturing systems.

MA6502 Fundamentals and Advances in Additive Manufacturing

Taught by Assoc Prof Yeong Wai Yee and Dr. Ng Wei Long

Introduction to additive manufacturing; Vat photopolymerization; Material jetting; Material extrusion; Sheet lamination; Powder bed fusion; Directed energy deposition; Binder jetting; Design for additive manufacturing and file formats; Applications of additive manufacturing; Benchmarking and future trends; Case Studies

MA6503 Lasers and Optics in Smart Industry

Taught by Assoc Prof Murukeshan Vadakke Matham ​

Basic knowledge in optics and lasers is very essential in Smart Manufacturing. The objectives of the course are to familiarize the learners with different optical and Laser concepts, light sources and how they can be applied in smart industry applications.

MA6504 Management of Global Manufacturing 

Taught by Assoc Prof Appa Iyer Sivakumar

Global Manufacturing Introduction; Enterprise Architecture in Global Manufacturing; Missing link between Corporate Strategy & Manufacturing; Industry 4.0 and Computer Integrated Manufacturing; Industry 4.0 applications in global manufacturing; Inflection and Value chain in Global manufacturing; Control of Value Chain; Framework of Manufacturing Strategy Formulation; Competing for the future; Technology Value Chain; Change Management.

Elective Courses

MA6511 Advanced Manufacturing Processes

Taught by Assoc Prof Zhou Wei and Dr. Arun Prasanth Nagalingam

The course covers the following sections: Manufacturing processes; Nature and various methods of raw materials for shaping; Emphasis on the link between the nature of the process to the shapes, dimensions, and properties that can be achieved; Case study.

MA6512 Fundamentals of Precision Engineering 

Taught by Assoc Prof Yeo Swee Hock and Assoc Prof Murukeshan Vadakke Matham ​

The course covers the following sections: History of precision engineering. Principles and definitions of precision machine design; State-of-the-art in research, prototyping and full production from ultra-precision machining through micro-engineering, microelectronics and molecular manipulation; Application of displacement transducers to machines and instruments; Tolerance technology.

MA6513 Advanced Design for Manufacturing 

Taught by Professor Lye Sun Woh, Dr. Lee Siang Guan, Stephen and Dr. Narasimalu Srikanth

The course covers the following sections: DFM principles and strategies; Classification system for manual, automatic and robotic assemblies; Evaluation of assembled parts; Analysing products for high-speed automatic assembly; Procedure for redesign; Design of parts for feeding and orienting; Vibratory and non-vibratory feeders; QFD process; Reliability analysis for product design; Selection of materials and processes; Design for repair and recycling.

MA6514 Machine Learning and Data Science

Taught by Dr. Sim Siang Kok and Assoc Prof Leong Kah Fai

The purpose of this introductory course in Machine Learning (ML) is to show how to adopt ML as an important and essential paradigm in advancing a corporation’s operation and decision making processes towards Industry 4.0.

MA6515 3D Printing of Electronics 

Taught by Assoc Prof Yeong Wai Yee and Assoc Prof Tuan Tran

The course covers the fundamental topics that are essential for 3D printing of electronics and smart sensors. It is suitable to prepare students for the future of smart and advanced manufacturing techniques. And this course provides a comprehensive overview of the recent progress and discusses the fundamentals of the 3D printed electronics technologies, their respective advantages, shortcomings and potential applications. 

MA6715 Systems Simulation & Modelling

Taught by Assoc Prof Rajesh Piplani

The course covers the following sections: Discrete-event simulation; Basic model-building blocks; Simulation of global manufacturing facilities; System life cycle analysis; Simulation validation and verification; Continuous Simulation; Supply Chain Modelling; Simulation Case Study

MA6802 Engineering Measurements 

Taught by Assoc Prof Fan Zheng David, Dr Suchand Sandeep and Dr Cheng Fang

The course covers the following sections: Advanced principles of measurement that examine the static and dynamic characteristics of instruments; The design of measurement system through the application of sensing and signal conditioning elements for data acquisition; Overview of the operations of some specialised measurement systems which have important industrial applications; Advanced principles of measurements which examine the static and dynamic characteristics of instruments; The design of measurements system through the application of sensing and signal conditioning elements for data acquisition; An overview of the operations of some specialised measurements systems which have important industrial applications.

MA6803 Computational Methods in Engineering 

Taught by Assoc Prof Lee Yong Tsui and Assoc Prof Li Hua ​

The course covers the following sections: Overview of computational requirements in engineering; Object modeling and algorithms; Optimisation; Approximation and Interpolation; Large-Scale Systems of Linear Equations; Numerical Differentiation; Numerical Integration; Numerical Methods for ODEs; Numerical Methods for PDEs.

 

 

NTU MSc Project Management 

Programme and Curriculum Information

A unique feature of this MSc PM is the self-paced, internet-enabled, modular blended-learning. Students in this programme must fulfil 30 Academic Units (AUs) by choosing one of the options below

Option   Description No. of Courses Maximum Courses per semester
1 Coursework and Dissertation (Default Option) 8 Core Courses* +Dissertation Full-Time – 5 Courses
Part-Time – 3 Courses
2 Coursework Only (Opt in Option) 8 Core Courses* +2 Electives# Full-Time – 5 courses (4 core + 1 elective)
Part-Time – 3 Courses

* All 8 core courses are offered every semester

# All 6 electives are offered once per every academic year

 Duration:  

  • Students can complete the entire Program within 1 year (Full-time) or 2 years (Part-Time).
  • Full-Time students choosing the dissertation option typically require 1.5 years instead of 1 year to graduate.
  • The maximum candidature for Full-Time students is 3 years and for Part-Time students is six years.

 Note - In this Blended learning program, there are 5 lectures for the core courses, spaced out approximately every two to three weeks during Monday-Friday, 6.45pm-9.45pm. The remaining weeks of a Semester are dedicated to tutorial lessons.

However, students on the Opt-In Coursework-only Track may select Elective courses offered by other MSc programmes on a weekly schedule. Weekly Lectures for Elective courses may be on Monday-Friday, 7pm-9.50pm, for 13 Weeks of each Semester.

Courses

There are two semesters per year August – December (Semester 1) and January – May (Semester 2)

In each semester, Part-Time students can take up to three courses, and Full-Time students can take up to five courses, depending on option of study.

Please note the course pre-requisites in the table below.

Course Code Title AUs Assessment Prerequisites Semester
MA6081  Fundamentals of Project Management​ 3 Coursework
(individually assessed project assignment)
NIL 1, 2
MA6082 Management of Project Plan, Schedule and Resources  3 Coursework
(individually assessed project assignment)
NIL 1, 2
MA6083 Project Budget and Cost Management​ 3 Coursework 
(individually assessed project assignment)
MA6081 and MA6082 1, 2
MA6084 Procurement and Contract Management in Projects 3 Coursework 
(individually assessed project assignment)
MA6081 and MA6082 1, 2
MA6085 Organization Culture and Leadership in Projects 3 Coursework
(individually assessed project assignment)
MA6083 and MA6084 1, 2
MA6086 Systems Engineering Fundamentals​ 3 Coursework 
(individually assessed project assignment)
MA6083 and MA6084 1, 2
MA6087 Project Strategy, Risk and Quality Management 3 Coursework
(individually assessed project assignment)
MA6085 and MA6086 1, 2
MA6088 Research Project Management 3 Coursework
(individually assessed project assignment)
MA6085 and MA6086 1, 2

Note:- Programme structure & course offerings are subject to change. ​

 

[For students on Coursework-only Track (Choose 2)]

[To prepare for University's software migration to the new Student Management System (SMS), the course codes have been standardised. Please refer to updated course codes below. Old course codes are indicated in brackets]

The available Electives are :

Course Code Course Title Semester currently offered

MA6702

(L6003)

Corporate Resource Planning 2

MA6703

(L6103)

Supply Chain Analysis & Design 2

MA6704

(L6115)

Management of Logistics Functions 1

MA6716

(L6116)

Manufacturing and Service Operations Management 1

MA6741

(M6141)

Quality Engineering 2

MA6504

(MA6535)

Management of Global Manufacturing 2

 

Course Synopsis

Mandatory Courses

MA6081 Fundamentals of Project Management

The Fundamentals of Project Management course provides an overview of project management and the essential tools and techniques needed to deliver successful projects on time and on budget. The course will provide an introduction to the key aspects of the project management processes and specific techniques that have been devised to bring about the successful conclusion of projects. This course introduces the tools and techniques for project definition, cost & time estimation, resource planning, critical path development, project monitoring and control, scope management, risk management and project closure. The course is intended as a foundation for the MSc (PM) Programme modules and therefore should be studied first, alone or with one other modules.

MA6082  Management of Project Plan, Schedule and Resources

This course introduces concepts of project planning, scheduling and resource management and aims to develop understanding of how principles, methods, and tools in planning and resource management apply to the management of projects. This course places project controls, particularly in respect of time, as the core of the Project Management process and ensure that students understand and apply appropriate techniques to control the schedule and resource of the overall project. covered include project scope definition, work break down structure (WBS), network scheduling (CPA) techniques, scheduling of resources, and techniques of project monitoring and control. New techniques such as critical chain project management and agile project management are introduced.

MA6083 Project Budget and Cost Management 

The course aims to develop understanding of concepts and techniques of cost estimating, project progress monitoring and control the overall project cost. This course places project control with respect of budget and cost as the center of the project management process. covered include techniques of cost estimating, budget management, estimating uncertainty and risk, monitoring & control techniques, earned value management (EVM), and life cycle costing.​

MA6084 Procurement and Contract Management in Projects 

Aim of this course is to give an understanding of the commercial interests and relationships between companies involved at different levels in projects. It provides an understanding of how these relationships are managed to meet the needs of projects and the ways in which these relationships are shaped by legal and other restraints. Lessons and choices in strategies for the procurement of goods and services are also discussed. Topics covered include: bidding process, types of contract, the law of contract, law and commercial relationships, liability law and dispute resolution.

MA6085  Organization Culture and Leadership in Projects

The objective of the course is to help students think about organizations from a cultural and project management perspective. Students will be introduced to both theoretical frameworks and models in organization culture and will be provided multiple case studies to reflect on practical organization challenges from a project manager’s perspective. Primary topics covered in this course will include project organization and environment, team management, conflict management, leadership,motivation, diversity management and communication techniques. The main feature of the course is to help students gain knowledge and understanding on a wide range of people, organization and culture topics relevant to a project manager.

MA6086 Systems Engineering Fundamentals

This course introduces students to the fundamental concepts of Systems Engineering and their application to the Management of Projects. It covers a broad spectrum of Systems Engineering topics, across both from a hard systems and soft systems perspective. Primary topics covered in this course will include stakeholder identification, stakeholder analysis, requirement definition, equirements management, system design and development, life cycle Analysis, project complexity, configuration management and interface management. Students will also be introduced to understanding more about Systems Engineering Models, Principles and Best Practices. The main feature of the course is to enable the students to take a “systems approach” to project management.​

MA6087  Project Strategy, Risk and Quality Management

Aim of this course is to give students an understanding of project management in the context of corporate and business strategies. The course illustrates interdependencies between corporate and business strategies, and show the importance of developing an effective project strategy aligned to corporate strategy. Topics covered in this course include corporate strategy, portfolio and programme management, delivery of strategic objectives, risk and uncertainty, enterprise risk management (ERM), reputation, and governance.

MA6088  Research Project Management

The Research Project Management Course develops students' ability to conduct and manage a research project or assignment within the domain of project management and to prepare students to successfully carry out the dissertation component of the programme. The course introduces the principles of research design and illustrates the application of alternative research methods to research problems in the domain of project management. In addition, emphasis will be given to carrying out a literature review including searching for relevant literature as the basis for “life-long learning”, organized writing, a well structured and coherent review including an element of critical review of public domain literature. ​​

[For students on Coursework-only Track; Choose 2 Electives]

Elective Courses

MA6702 Corporate Resource Planning

To equip the participants with knowledge on planning and investing corporate resources for innovation, growth and competitive advantage.

MA6703 Supply Chain Analysis & Design

To appreciate the issues and challenges in supply chain management, namely conflicting objectives and supply-chain dynamics.

MA6704 Management of Logistics Functions

This course will provide the students with knowledge on the management of three main logistics functions: freight management, warehousing management and distribution management.

MA6716 Manufacturing and Service Operations Management

Operations management deals with designing and improving business operations in the production of goods and services such as logistics. Operations Management is one of the most fundamental building blocks for efficiently operating manufacturing and supply chains.

MA6741 Quality Engineering

The course covers the following sections: Quality concepts, statistical process control, process improvement, design of experiments, reliability, quality management systems and design, product liability; Case studies and examples of industrial applications will be used throughout the course; The course develops an appreciation of advanced quality engineering techniques and a perception of how quality can be built into all stages of a product lifecycle.

MA6504 Management of Global Manufacturing

This course serves to address broad aspects of managing global manufacturing operation namely, Strategy, Process, Organization & Technology and Industry 4.0 as an integrated framework for dealing with analysis, execution, operation and management of changes required. In this course, we look at the challenges organizations face as they go global, and the changes required on their part to deal with those challenges.

 

 

 

Joint NTU-UOM MSc Project Management 

 

Dissertation Introduction

The MSc PM Dissertation Module involves you being able to complete an extensive research project dealing with a work-based problem.

A research dissertation is based on the traditional approach to researching a challenge whereby a number of hypotheses questions / aims / objectives are formulated from a specific research question or problem. You must then collate information from published literature pertinent to the stated aims and objectives. Investigation of these questions is done by following relevant quantitative and analytical techniques; data is collected, analyzed and reported. You must then critically integrate and evaluate the data in the light of other published work and make reasonable conclusions from the data and background information that is relevant to the original aims and objectives.

You are highly encouraged to choose a work related problem for your MSc PM dissertation so that you would be able to relate better and propose solutions at your workplace.

Process flow and Milestones

Please find appended the overall dissertation process flow. Please take note of the mandatory milestones that are set to help you plan and complete your dissertation on schedule.

Dissertation_Process_Flow

If you need to apply for extension of dissertation, please approach your supervisor and submit the completed form to MAE Graduate Studies Office: Dissertation_Timeline_Extension_Form

Registration of Dissertation

MAE MSc Dissertation System

Please register your project via the GSLink, “MAE MSc Dissertation System”.

To ensure legitimacy and suitability of the project, prior discussion with your Supervisor is advised. Your project will be registered upon the approval by the Programme Director and an email notification will be sent to you informing you of the outcome of your registration.

If you have any enquiries regarding proposing a topic for your project, please approach your Programme Director for advice.

Please take note that registration of the Dissertation title is mandatory and must be completed within 6 weeks from plenary introduction of Dissertation.

Research Integrity (RI)

The University Research Integrity Office (RIO) has stipulated that all postgraduate students must complete the online Research Integrity (RI) NTULearn course. Apart from a short Introduction to RI, this 5 module course provides details on planning and conducting research, reporting research results and societal responsibilities of researchers. You need to answer the on-line module quiz with 100% success rate (MULTIPLE ATTEMPTS ARE ALLOWED). Please also complete the course survey to get your Epigeum course certificate. Expected time to complete the course is 5 to 8 hours. MSc Project Management delegates doing dissertation, will have to complete the course within the first 6 months of starting your dissertation

The instructions to self-enroll in the course site are appended:

(MAE) Self enroll to NTULearn course site MAE Academic Integrity self-checking

Submission

Interim Report Submission

You are required to submit the following documents to your Supervisor and Dissertation Co-ordinator within six months.

  1. Interim report
  2. Updated Dissertation Project Plan
  3. Copy of Epigeum Course certificate

The Interim report should include the following:

  • clearly define project’s objective(s)  
    indicate the progress of the project
  • possible chapter’s heading of the final dissertation
  • indicate obstacles that might prevent the accomplishment of the project’s objective or timeline
  • action plan to overcome the obstacles

Interim Report Submission Deadline:

                                               July 1stweek (for Dissertations started in Jan)

                                               Jan 1stweek (for Dissertations started in Jul)

Change of Dissertation Title/Dissertation Supervisor

For changes in the Title/ Supervisor of the registered Dissertation, please complete the Application for Change of Dissertation Title - Dissertation Supervisor - Withdrawal from Dissertation and submit it to the MAE Graduate Studies Office.

Dissertation Submission

Guideline plan for meeting the July convocation

Target Activities Deadline
  • Delegates to upload dissertation in turnitin draft folder
  • Delegates to submit the following documents to MAE Graduate office
1) 1 PDF (soft copy) of your dissertation to be submitted for examination
2) Similarity report (less than 20 %)
3) Dissertation Submission Form
4) Copy of Epigeum Certificate (less than 2 years)
5) Dissertation Checklist
Latest by first week of March
  • Delegates to upload final dissertation in turnitin final folder
  • Delegates to submit one hard-bound copy to MAE Graduate office
Latest by third week of May

 

Submission of Hard-Bound copies of Dissertation

The Examiners will review the Dissertation and return it to the MAE Graduate Office with a confidential report. If further amendment is required, MAE Graduate Office will inform you through the Supervisor. You will then be required to submit one hard-bound copy of your Dissertation after the final amendment to MAE Graduate office.

Note: Please submit hard-bound copy to the supervisor if the submission has been requested by the supervisor.

Assessment Timeline

Note: The time period mentioned below is only an approximate timeline.

Timeline for Assessment (up to 3 months)
  
For Minor Amendment : 1 month for Examiners to examine the Dissertation
1 month for candidate to make amendments and submit hard-bound copies of Dissertation
  
For Major Amendment : 2 months for candidate to make amendments and re-submit soft-bound copies of Dissertation
1 month to re-examine the amended Dissertation

Guideline for Dissertation Writing

 Please find appended the Guidelines for MSc Dissertation

Guidelines to writing MSc PM Dissertation