Master of Science by Coursework and Dissertation

Programme Structure

All students need to complete 30 Academic Units (AUs) and achieve a CGPA of not less than 2.5 to graduate. There are 2 study options to complete the programme:

  • Coursework and Dissertation Track (Opt-In – Total 30 AU)
Students in this track complete any combination of courses (24 AU) and a dissertation (6 AU).

  • Coursework-Only Track (By Default – Total 30 AU)
Students in this track complete any combination of courses (30 AU).
*Please note that ALL students will automatically be assigned the default Option 2 - Coursework Only. If you wish to apply for Option 1: Coursework and Dissertation, you must apply using the "APPLICATION FOR MASTER PROGRAMME BY COURSEWORK & DISSERTATION" application form. 

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

Registration for Dissertation
You are encouraged to propose your own project. 

Please submit an application form for "APPLICATION FOR MASTER PROGRAMME BY COURSEWORK & DISSERTATION" together with a research proposal. Please click here for the application form.

Your project will be registered upon the approval by Assistant Chair (Graduate Studies and Lifelong Learning) and an email notification will be sent to you informing you of the outcome of your registration. We emphasize that the selection process is competitive. All applicants will be holistically evaluated based on the submitted research proposal, research and work experience, and other relevant experiences.

If you have any enquiries relating to proposing a topic for your project, please approach the Assistant Chair (Graduate Studies and Lifelong Learning) for advice.

Name of faculty memberProject topics / Descriptions
Prof Ali Gilles Tchenguise Miserez

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  • Vegan Fibrillogel for Water Purification.
  • Peptide Coacervates as Intracellular Delivery Carriers of NIR-Activated Therapeutics.
Assoc Prof Andrew Grimsdale

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  • Furan-based materials for sustainable organic electronics.
  • Self-assembled 2D materials.
Assoc Prof Alfred Tok

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  • High Entropy Alloys from Atomic Layer Deposited Noble Metal Films.
Assoc Prof Aravind Dasari

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  • Understanding the effects of heating rate on the performance of flame retardants.
  • Understanding and characterizing the dripping behavior in UL94 tests.
Prof Chen Zhong

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  • Area 1. Long-term performance of insulation materials. This topic deals with long-term degradation behaviour of electrical insulating materials, which is useful for the prediction of their eventual failure. The outcome will be critical for reliable power transmission and distribution.
  • Area 2. Surface engineering toward different wetting states This area of research may include specific topics on generating various wetting surfaces  / surface contrast. The project can be either lab-based experiment or computer simulation.
Prof Hu Xiao

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  • New materials for 3D printing 2.0 – high performance polymers.
  • New materials for 3D printing 2.0 – ceramics and carbon.
  • New materials for 3D printing 2.0 – composites and nanohybrid materials.
  • Materials for environmental remediation – green and high performance adsorbents.
  • Large scale electrospinning of advanced nanofibres.
  • Plastic waste management – single-used multilayer plastic packaging materials.
  • Plastic waste management – recycling of textile materials.
  • Plastic replacement using plant based materials.
  • Biomass conversion to sustainable functional nanomaterials.
  • Natural fibres derived from tropical plants.
(*Not all projects are available for each semester)
Asst Prof Hortense Le Ferrand

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  • Towards circular economy: 3D printing of mycelium-bound composites.

Assoc Prof Huang Yizhong

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  • Engineering of multi-metallic alloys for high efficient electrochemical energy conversion and storage.
Asst Prof Kedar Hippalgaonkar

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  • High Throughput Experimentation and Machine Learning Optimization Design of new inorganic materials.
Assoc Prof Joachim Loo

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  • Gastric floating nanofiber meshes for the management of chronic diseases in elderly.
Description: the project aims to develop a nanofiber mesh-based drug delivery system that can float in the stomach and can be used to encapsulate drugs used in the management of chronic diseases in elderly. The drug delivery system would aim to achieve sustained release of two or more drugs from a single system, thereby reducing pill burden and medication frequency.
Dr Long Yi

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  • Custom designed energy saving smart windows.
Prof Lam Yeng Ming

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Assoc Prof Li Shuzhou

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  • Mobility of Intermediates in Electrocatalysis by ab inito Calculations.
  • Prediction of Wettability of Polymer through Machine Learning.
Assoc Prof Lydia Wong

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  • High throughput synthesis of multi metal catalyst for photoelectrochemical water splitting reaction.
  • Metal chalcogenide for Hydrogen evolution reaction: engineering of bulk and interface properties.
Prof Ng Kee Woei

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  • Development of Keratin Based Platforms for Biomedical Applications and Beyond.
  • Understanding Nanotoxicology from a Nanomaterial-Biomolecule Interaction Perspective.
  • Development of Hair Keratin Templates for Sustainable Applications.
  • Understanding Inorganic Nanomaterial Interactions with the Biological World.
Assoc Prof Nripan Mathews

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  • Printable electronic devices and systems.
  • Halide perovskite solar cells.
Prof Raju V. Ramanujan

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  • Accelerated development of magnetic materials.
  • Development of high temperature structural materials.
Asst Prof Song Peng

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  • Assembling high-quality 2D quantum heterostructures for spintronic devices.
Prof Subodh Mhaisalkar

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  • Perovskite Quantum Emitters.
  • Perovskite – Silicon Tandems for >30% efficiency Solar Cells.
Asst Prof Tan Kwan Wee

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  • Multifunctional hierarchically porous alumina adsorbents for CO2 capture.
  • Multicomponent metal sulfide structures for electrocatalysis.
Prof Xu Zhichuan Jason

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  • Small molecule electrocatalysis.
Asst Prof Yu Jing

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  • Mechanisms of phase and assembly behavior of short FF derived peptide amphiphiles.
Assoc Prof Zhao Yang

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  • Ultrafast fission dynamics in tetracene and its spectroscopic manifestation.
  • Schroedinger-cat states in Landau-Zener-Stueckelberg-Majorana interferometry: a multiple Davydov Ansatz approach.
  • A deep-learning approach to the dynamics of Landau-Zener transitions.

 

Guidelines and Procedures for Dissertation

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Examination Process Flow for Examination

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