Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering

Master (Coursework)

Programme Type

Full-time, Part-time

The Master of Science in Materials Science and Engineering is offered in NTU and is intended to equip students with the latest postgraduate level knowledge in materials science and engineering.

This programme will use the latest online learning tools and the students can select any combination of these courses [with conventional face-to-face courses available] to make up to 30 AUs through the wide selection of courses offered in the curriculum. 

The students must fulfil a minimum 30 academic units (AUs) and attain a minimum CGPA of 2.5, which will then subsequently lead to a Master of Science degree. 

Have a good Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or equivalent in a related discipline.

Good polytechnic qualifications in materials science and engineering or closely related major with a substantial number of years of relevant work experience.

For applicants whose native language is not English, TOEFL/IELTS score is to be submitted with the application for admission.
Minimum Score Required
(Test dates must be within 2 years or less from the date of application)
≥ 563 (paper-based)
≥ 223 (computer-based)
≥ 85 (internet-based)
≥ 6.0

Applicants without TOEFL/IELTS would still be eligible to apply, but they may be subjected to an interview/test if deemed necessary by the School. GRE is not required for MSc programme (by coursework).

We emphasize that the selection process is competitive. Meeting all prior requirements does not guarantee selection. All applicants will be holistically evaluated academically, relevancy of work experience and other relevant experiences.  

Admission Period
There are two intakes each year – January and August.

Online application opens on July to August for the January intake.
Applications may be made through this portal.

Online application opens on November to February for the August intake.
Applications may be made through this portal.

    Total Graduation Requirement: 30 AUs 


    ​​Minimum Candidature 

    ​Maximum Candidature 

    ​Part Time Study 

    ​2 years (4 semesters) 

    ​4 years (8 semesters) 

    ​Full Time Study 

    ​1 year (2 semesters) 

    ​3 years (6 semesters) 

    The following modules are offered under the Master of Science program.

    Please click here to view more detailed information of the postgraduate courses.
    Our graduates are always in high demand by the industry due to their interdisciplinary training and relevant research competencies. Many of our graduate students go on to secure employment during their final year of candidature in multinational organizations and overseas universities/research institutions such as Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI), Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), University of Queensland, BASF, Hewlett Packard, Ciba Vision, Advanced Micro Devices and GlobalFoundries. 

    For tuition fees, please click here.

    Government subsidy is no longer available for Coursework Programme. Students will be liable for full tuition fees.

    For international students, the required amount of the living expenses is estimated at S$18,000 per year, in addition to the tuition and miscellaneous student fees.

    For other fees, please click here​.

    A student who withdraws or leaves the University two or more weeks after the commencement of his candidature or the commencement of the semester is liable to pay the fees due for the semester.
    Please refer to the website.

    For accepted applicants, please click here to pay the Acceptance Deposit of $5000 (non-refundable).