Materials Engineering offers adaptability for employment across a range of industries. The robustness of the programme provides graduates with in-depth knowledge in fundamental sciences and engineering.
Through this, our graduates value-add to the industry and the future economy by filling the gaps of other engineering disciplines. In addition, Materials Engineers provide expertise in materials for real-world applications that forms the foundation of products and services offered by many industries.
Materials Engineering programme includes coursework, practical hands-on laboratory work, 20 weeks of professional internship and a final year project. The coursework will cover fundamental sciences and mathematics relevant to Materials Science, as well as provide in-depth understanding of key material properties and behaviours. As students advance to Y2 and Y3, materials science, processing, characterisation and applications of materials will be studied in more depth. The industrial attachment takes place in Year 3. In Year 4, students can opt to take advanced topics that lead to specialisations in various areas of materials engineering.
Year 1 GCE ‘A’ Level Qualifications:
At least grade ‘E’ or ‘C6’ in General Paper or Knowledge & Inquiry.
Grade A in at least three of the following H2/’A’ subjects:
At least grade ‘D’ in Extended Essay or Theory of Knowledge.
Grade 7 in at least three of the following HL subjects:
Poly Freshmen who are admitted to Year 1 or 2 may apply for the following exemptions:
- MH1810 Mathematics I
- MS1008 Introduction to Computational Thinking
- MS1015 Materials Science
- MS1016 Thermodynamics of Materials
- MS2012 Introduction to Manufacturing Processes
- MS2013 Polymers and Composites
- MS4012 Quality Control
Exemption for Core modules (except for MH1810 Mathematics I): Student must have obtained at least Grade ‘A’ or above for the relevant diploma modules.
Exemption for MH1810 Mathematics I: Student must have obtained at least Grade ‘B+’ or above for all relevant Engineering Mathematics diploma modules.
Exemption up to 4 relevant Core courses.
a) Course exemption is only applicable to Freshmen admitted in that particular Academic Year. The exercise will only be conducted in Semester 1.
b) Course exemption is not compulsory. Students have a choice if they wish to participate in the course exemption exercise.
c) Students are strongly encouraged to visit the School’s website to understand the course content coverage for the courses which they wish to apply for exemption. The MSE Course Summary is available here.
d) Students who are granted course exemptions are considered to have earned the credits awarded to the course. However, the exempted courses do not carry grades and hence would not be included in the computation of students’ GPA. Since a student who qualifies for exemption in a particular course is likely to get a good grade for the course if he/she is to read it, being exempted from it would mean that more efforts are required to obtain a good GPA based on higher level courses. On the other hand, exemptions enable students to proceed to advance courses sooner, which in turn may allow them to graduate in a shorter time.
e) Students who are considering course exemptions must ensure that they are truly proficient in those courses, and there are no serious gaps in their knowledge that might affect their learning in other courses. In other words, course exemptions should not come at the expense of the students’ performance to tackle more advance courses during their candidature.
|Programme||Minimum Years of Study at NTU||Minimum AU of Graded Courses obtained from NTU|
|3-year programmes||2 academic years||52 AU|
- For students admitted to Yr 1
- For students admitted directly to Yr 2
3 academic years
2 ½ academic years
2. In addition to the above, to be awarded the Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Engineering) degree, students must also ensure that the following minimum number of AUs from their Core Courses and Major Prescribed Electives (excluding GER-Core, GER-PE and GER-UE) are graded, as set out in the table below:
For Bachelor of Engineering students admitted in AY2019-20 and onwards:
|Programme||Min. AU of Graded Core Courses & Major Prescribed Elective Courses|
|Students Admitted to Year 1||61|
|Students Admitted Directly to Year 2||54|
3. Minimum Candidature Period:
|Programme||Period of Candidature|
|Year 1 Intake||3½ Years||4 Years||6 Years|
|Year 2 Poly Intake||2½ Years||3 Years||5 Years|
Accelerated Bachelor's Programme
If students perform extremely well in their first semester of Year 1, they will be offered entry into the Accelerated Bachelor’s Programme. The degree could be completed in 7 semesters (3.5 years) instead of the usual 8 semesters (4 years).
MSE students have the advantage of gaining a degree that gives adaptability to work in different types of industries as the programme combines all fundamental sciences and engineering. Some examples of industries are electronics, technology, manufacturing, pharmaceutical and biomedical, logistics & supply chain management, public administration & defence, and R&D.
- Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Engineering with Second Major in Medical Biology
- Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Engineering with a Second Major in Pharmaceutical Engineering
- Double Degree in Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Engineering and Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics
- Bachelor of Engineering in Materials Engineering with a Second Major in Business