Course Summary 

In Year 1, students will focus on building a strong foundation in the basic sciences. They will delve into advanced topics such as understanding the fascinating structure of materials and materials processing. In Year 2 and Year 3, they will learn about the fascinating world of materials and develop a deeper understanding of the basic components, properties and characterisation techniques. By Year 4, most students would already know which materials specialisation they are most passionate about. This is when they can choose from a wide range of Major Prescribed Elective modules that are designed in consultation with industry experts on future job market demand. From AY2015-16 onwards, the School would be introducing 4 niche specialisation topics in Materials Science and Engineering which students can choose from. These specialisations aim to add value to the students’ degree, which would immensely assist students in their job search/career as well as in their higher studies.

GER-PE-UE is part of the curriculum requirement for broadening study, which covers key fields of knowledge applicable to all students. These electives aim to broaden a student’s intellectual horizon, develop critical and creative thinking skills for independent learning.​​

Year 1

​Courses Course Type​ ​AU Remarks​
HW0111 Communication :A Journey of Inquiry through Writing and Speech​  GER Core 2 Y1 admission – AY2020 onwards
MS0003 Introduction to Data Science and Artificial IntelligenceGER Core3 
MS1008 Introduction to Computational Thinking​​​​​Core 3 Y1 admission – AY2018 onwards
Direct Y2 admission – AY2019 onwards
​MH1810 Mathematics I​Core ​3  
PH1011 Physics​​Core
​3  
PH1012 Physics A*​
Core4 For Students w/o H2 Level Physics
MS1012 Materials Physics​
​Core
​3  
MS1013 Materials Chemistry I​
​Core
​2 
MS1014 Materials Chemistry II
​Core
​2 
MS1015 Materials Science​
​Core
​3  
MS1016 Thermodynamics of Materials​​Core3 
MS1017 Introduction to Materials Science Core
​2  
MS1018 Properties of Materials​Core2 
GC0001 Sustainability: Seeing Through The Haze​
GER Core 1Y1 admission - AY2014 onwards

 

Year 2

Courses​Course TypeAU ​Remarks
 ​​​​​​​​HW0188 Effective Communication​GER Core ​2
  1. Y1 admission - AY2014 onwards
  2. Direct Y2 admission - AY2015 onwards
MS0003 Introduction to Data Science and Artificial Intelligence ​GER Core ​3
​MH2811 Mathematics II ​Core 3​
MS2012 Introduction to Manufacturing Processes​ ​Core 3​
MS2013 Polymers and Composites ​Core 3​
MS2014 Materials Structure and Defects​ ​Core 3​
MS2015 Mechanical Behaviour of Materials​ ​Core 3​
MS2016 Phase Transformation and Kinetics​ ​Core 3​
​MS2018 Electronic & Magnetic Properties of Materials ​Core 3​
​MS2081 Laboratory IIA ​Core 1​
​MS2082 Laboratory IIB ​Core 1​
HY0001 Ethics and Moral Reasoning​ ​GER Core 1​
  1. Y1 admission - AY2014 onwards
  2. Direct Y2 admission - AY2015 onwards
ML0003 Kickstart your Career Success GER Core  
  1. ​Y1 admission - AY2018 onwards
  2. Direct Y2 admission - AY2019 onwards


Year 3

Courses​Courses Course Type​ ​AU
​​HW0288 Engineering CommunicationGER Core 2 
  1. Y1 admission - AY2014 onwards
  2. Direct Y2 admission - AY2015 onwards
MS3011 Metallic & Ceramic Materials​ ​Core 3​
MS3012 Micro/Nanoelectronic Materials Processing​ ​Core 3​
MS3013 Environmental Effects on Materials​ ​Core 3​
MS3014 Analysis of Materials​ ​Core 3​
​MS3015 Materials Aspects in Design ​Core 3​
MS3081 Laboratory III​ ​Core 1​
ET0001 Entrepreneurship and Innovation​ ​GER Core 1​
  1. Y1 admission - AY2014 onwards
  2. Direct Y2 admission - AY2015 onwards
MS3096 Professional Attachment​Core5 
MS3097 Enhanced Professional Internship​Core15 
MS3099 Professional Internship​ ​Core 10
  1. Y1 admission - AY2016 onwards
  2. Direct Y2 admission - AY2017 onwards


Year 4

Courses​Courses AU Remarks
​​​​EG0001 Engineers & Society​
GER Core3
MS4012 Quality Control ​Core 3​
MS4013 Biomaterials​ ​Core 3​
MS4014 Nanomaterials: Fundamentals and Applications​ ​Core 3​
MS4089 Final Year Project ​Core 8

 

Major Prescribed Electives

SpecializationMajor Prescribed ElectivesTypeAU ​Offered in       Semester
Industrial Materials EngineeringMS4603 Microelectronics Process Integration Major-PE 3 Semester 2
MS4613 Wearable Sensors for Healthcare Major-PE 3 Semester 1
MS4620 Polymer Technology  Major-PE 3 Semester 1
MS4622 Composite Materials Major-PE 3 Semester 2
MS4630 Photovoltaic Devices and Energy Storage Major-PE 3 Semester 2
MS4631 Corrosion Engineering Major-PE 3 Semester 1
MS4663 Engineering Solutions by Design Thinking Major-PE 3 Semester 1
EE4647 Microelectronic Devices (Pre-req: MS2018)​Major PE/UE3Semester 1
EE4694 IC Reliability and Failure Analysis (Pre-req: MS3012)​Major PE/UE3Semester 2

Medical Materials

 (The Specialization is not eligible for Poly Direct Entry Students)

MS4610 Advanced Biomaterials
Major-PE3Semester 1
MS4611 Biomedical Devices Major-PE 3 Semester 2
MS4612 Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering Major-PE 3 Semester 2
MS4613 Wearable Sensors for Healthcare Major-PE 3 Semester 1
MS4621 Polymer Science Major-PE 3 Semester 1
MS4663 Engineering Solutions by Design Thinking Major-PE 3 Semester 1
Nanoscience and NanotechnologyMS4613 Wearable Sensors for Healthcare Major-PE3Semester 1
MS4622 Composite Materials Major-PE 3 Semester 2
MS4640 Advanced Analysis of Materials Major-PE 3 Semester 1
MS4650 Functional Nanostructured Materials Major-PE 3 Semester 2
MS4651 Thin Film Technology Major-PE 3 Semester 1
MS4663 Engineering Solutions by Design Thinking Major-PE 3 Semester 1
Innovation and Intellectual PropertyMS4660: Fundamentals of Intellectual Property in Materials Science and Engineering
Major-PE3Semester 1
MS4661: Application of Patents & Designs in Engineering Related Industry Major-PE 3 Semester 2
MS4662: Appreciating IP in Research & Development Major-PE 3 Semester 2
MS4663 Engineering Solutions by Design Thinking Major-PE 3 Semester 1
OthersMS4600 Microelectronics Packaging*​
Major-PE3 
MS4602 Materials and Processes for Electronic Displays* Major-PE 3  
MS4604 Photonic Materials and Devices* Major-PE 3  
MS4641 Introduction to Materials Simulation* Major-PE 3  
MS4671 Introduction to Materials SimulationMajor-PE3Semester 2
MS4699 Special Topics* Major-PE 3  

*Courses are not offered in NTU yet. Students are able to clear these courses by course matching it to the host university during Semester Exchange. 

GER-PE-UE

General Education Requirement Prescribed Elective/Unrestricted Elective Type​ ​AU Remarks​
MS8001 Management With Humour ​GER-PE (BM) ​3 ​Offered in Semester 1 only
​MS8205 Materials for Energy Conversion ​UE 3​ ​Offered in Semester 1 only

Description of Abbreviation
BM – Business & Management
LA – Liberal Arts*
STS – Science, Technology & Society
*AHSS subsumed into LS to become LA