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
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
​3  
MS1014 Materials Chemistry II
​Core
​3  
MS1015 Materials Science​
​Core
​3  
MS1016 Thermodynamics of Materials​
​Core
​3  
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
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
Industrial Materials EngineeringMS4601 Principles of Semiconductor Devices
Major-PE3
MS4603 Microelectronics Process Integration Major-PE 3
MS4613 Wearable Sensors for Healthcare Major-PE 3
MS4620 Polymer Technology  Major-PE  3
MS4622 Composite Materials Major-PE 3
MS4630 Photovoltaic Devices and Energy Storage Major-PE 3
MS4631 Corrosion Engineering Major-PE 3
MS4663 Engineering Solutions by Design Thinking Major-PE 3
Medical MaterialsMS4610 Advanced Biomaterials
Major-PE3
MS4611 Biomedical Devices Major-PE 3
MS4612 Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering Major-PE 3
MS4613 Wearable Sensors for Healthcare Major-PE 3
MS4621 Polymer Science Major-PE 3
MS4663 Engineering Solutions by Design Thinking Major-PE 3
Nanoscience and NanotechnologyMS4613 Wearable Sensors for Healthcare Major-PE3
MS4622 Composite Materials Major-PE 3
MS4640 Advanced Analysis of Materials Major-PE 3
MS4650 Functional Nanostructured Materials Major-PE 3
MS4651 Thin Film Technology Major-PE 3
MS4663 Engineering Solutions by Design Thinking Major-PE 3
Innovation and Intellectual PropertyMS4660: Fundamentals of Intellectual Property in Materials Science and Engineering
Major-PE3
MS4661: Application of Patents & Designs in Engineering Related Industry Major-PE 3
MS4662: Appreciating IP in Research & Development Major-PE 3
MS4663 Engineering Solutions by Design Thinking Major-PE 3
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
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
​MS8301 Materials and Man ​GER-PE (LS/LA) 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 

Specialisation

Information on Specialisation

MSE currently offers four niche specialisations under the Materials Science and Engineering programme. These specialisations allow students to pursue greater depth in a chosen area and add value to their degrees. The specialisation will be reflected on the academic transcript, which would immensely assist students in their job search/career as well as in their higher studies.

Specialisation Criteria

In order to obtain the specialisation, student have to meet the following criteria:

  • Complete minimum 5 courses from a particular specialisation area. The minimum requirement for a specialisation is 15 AU.
  • Each specialisation area comprises of 2 core courses and at least 3 elective courses.
  • A course (Core or Major Prescribed Elective) cannot be counted towards more than one specialisation.
  • Students who would like to have two specialisations may choose 3 unique elective courses from each of the specialisation for their Major Prescribed Elective or Unrestricted Elective.
  • Courses counted towards a specialisation cannot be S/U.
  • Students who do not wish to obtain a specialisation may still choose courses of their interest from different specialisation areas.

Specialisation Areas

The four specialisation areas are listed below and the respective courses available for each specialisation are also listed below.

Specialisation Area 1: Medical Materials​ ​
​MS1014: Materials Chemistry II ​Core
MS3014: Analysis of Materials^#Core
MS4013: Biomaterials​ ​Core
​MS4610: Advanced Biomaterials ​​Major PE/UE
MS4611: Biomedical Devices​ ​​Major PE/UE
​MS4612: Drug Delivery & Tissue Engineering ​​Major PE/UE
MS4621: Polymer Science​ ​​Major PE/UE
​MS4613: Wearable Sensors in Healthcare# ​Major PE
​MS4663: Engineering Solutions by Design Thinking# ​Major PE/UE

Specialisation Area 2: Industrial Materials Engineering​
​MS3012: Micro/Nanoelectronic Materials Processing ​Core
​MS3013: Environmental Effects on Materials ​Core
​MS4601: Principles of Semiconductor Devices ​Major PE/UE
MS4603: Microelectronic Process Integration​ ​Major PE/UE
​MS4630: Photovoltaics Devices and Energy Storage ​Major PE/UE
​MS4631: Corrosion Engineering ​Major PE/UE
​MS4620: Polymer Technology ​Major PE/UE
​MS4622: Composite Materials# ​Major PE/UE
​MS4613: Wearable Sensors in Healthcare# ​Major PE
​MS4663: Engineering Solutions by Design Thinking# ​Major PE/UE
​EE4647 Microelectronic Devices (Pre-req: MS2018) ​Major PE/UE
​EE4694 IC Reliability and Failure Analysis (Pre-req: MS3012) ​Major PE/UE​   

Specialisation Area 3:  Nanoscience and Nanotechnology@
​MS3014: Analysis of Materials# ​Core
​MS4014: Nanomaterials: Fundamentals & applications ​Core
​MS4650: Functional Nanostructured Materials ​Major PE/UE
​MS4640: Advanced Analysis of Materials ​Major PE/UE
​MS4622: Composite Materials# ​Major PE/UE
​MS4651: Thin Film Technology ​Major PE/UE
​MS4613: Wearable Sensors in Healthcare# ​Major PE
​MS4663: Engineering Solutions by Design Thinking# ​Major PE/UE

Specialisation Area 4:  Innovation and Intellectual Property@
​MS3015: Materials Aspects in Design ​Core
​ET0001: Enterprise and Innovation* GER Core
​MS4660: Fundamentals of Intellectual Property in Materials Science and Engineering ​Major PE/UE
​MS4661: Application of Patents & Designs in Engineering Related Industry ​Major PE/UE
​MS4662: Appreciating IP in Research & Development ​Major PE/UE
​MS4663: Engineering Solutions by Design Thinking# ​Major PE/UE   

 Note:

* This GER-Core only applies to Year 1 students admitted in AY2014 and after, and Year 2 Poly Direct Entry students admitted in AY2015 and after.

^ MS3014 only applies to Poly Direct Entry Students who admitted before AY2018. Poly Direct Entry Students who are admitted from AY2018 and onwards are not eligible for Specialisation Area 1: Medical Materials.

# MS3014, MS4613, MS4622 and MS4663 can only be counted once in the desired respective specialisation a student chooses.

@ Students who would like to pursue a double specialization in NanoScience and Nanotechnology and Innovation and Intellectual Property, please take note that you have to take up at least 7 MPEs to fulfilled the total AU requirement of at least 30 AUs.

FAQs:

  1.  I have completed some courses (Core/MPE) under a specialisation area during a study exchange programme (GEM Explorer/Fee-Paying/SUSEP). Can these courses be counted towards the specialisation?

    Yes. Courses that have been approved by the School to be matched to NTU-MSE course can be considered as a course fulfilling the specialisation although it is graded as P/F.
  2.  If I complete a course from another Engineering school in NTU that has similar content as the course that is offered under a specialisation, can it be counted towards that specialisation?
    No. Only the courses listed in the 4 unique MSE Specialisation will be counted.