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.​​
Courses​Course TypeAU​Remarks
​​HW0288 Engineering CommunicationFC 2
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 Industrial Design ​Core 3​
MS3081 Laboratory III​ ​Core 1​ ​Only for Students Admitted Before:
1. Y1 admission – AY2021
2. Direct Y2 admission – AY2022
MS3096 Professional Attachment​FC5
1. Default Internship Program for Direct Entry Students from admission AY2022 onwards
2. Option available only for Students on Second Major and Double Degree Program
MS3099 Professional Internship​ ​FC10

 

MS3097 Enhanced Professional InternshipFC15 


Click here for other Internships/ Attachments under Work-Study Degree Program.

Courses​Course TypeAU Remarks
​​​​EG0001 Engineers & Society​
GER Core3
Only for Students Admitted Before:
1. Y1 admission – AY2021
2. Direct Y2 admission – AY2022
MS4012 Quality Control ​Core 3​
MS4013 Biomaterials​ ​Core 3​
MS4014 Nanomaterials: Fundamentals and Applications​ ​Core 3​
MS4089 Final Year Project ​Core 8 NTU MSE FYP Page

 

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

Medical Materials

 

(Eligible to all students except Poly Direct Entry AY2019-2020 and before)

 

MS4610 Advanced Biomaterials
Major-PE/UE3Semester 1
MS4611 Biomedical Devices Major-PE/UE 3 Semester 2
MS4612 Drug Delivery and Tissue Engineering Major-PE/UE 3 Semester 2
MS4613 Wearable Sensors for Healthcare Major-PE 3 Semester 1
MS4621 Polymer Science Major-PE/UE 3 Semester 1
MS4663 Engineering Solutions by Design Thinking Major-PE/UE 3 Semester 1
Nanoscience and NanotechnologyMS4613 Wearable Sensors for Healthcare Major-PE3Semester 1
MS4622 Composite Materials Major-PE/UE 3 Semester 2
MS4640 Advanced Analysis of Materials Major-PE/UE 3 Semester 1
MS4650 Functional Nanostructured Materials Major-PE/UE 3 Semester 2
MS4651 Thin Film Technology Major-PE/UE 3 Semester 1
MS4663 Engineering Solutions by Design Thinking Major-PE/UE 3 Semester 1

Innovation and Intellectual Property

ET0001 is only 1 AU. Hence, students need to take 4 MPEs to fulfil the specialization requirements (minimum 15 AU).

MS4660: Fundamentals of Intellectual Property in Materials Science and Engineering
Major-PE/UE3Semester 1
MS4661: Application of Patents & Designs in Engineering Related Industry Major-PE/UE 3 Semester 2
MS4662: Appreciating IP in Research & Development Major-PE/UE 3 Semester 2
MS4663 Engineering Solutions by Design Thinking Major-PE/UE 3 Semester 1

Materials and Artificial Intelligence (AI)#

AY2020-21 Year 1 Intake and AY2021-22 Poly Direct Entry Intake onwards.

MS1008: Introduction to Computational ThinkingCore  
MS0003: Introduction to Data Science and Artificial IntelligenceCore  
SC2002: Object Oriented Design & Programming (or equivalent(Major PE)/UE/BDE3Semesters 1 & 2
CZ2004: Human Computer Interaction (or equivalent)(Major PE)/UE/BDE3Semester 1
SC1007: Data Structures & Algorithms (or equivalent)(Major PE)/UE/BDE3Semester 1
MS4671: Introduction to Materials SimulationMajor PE/UE/BDE3Semester 2

Materials and Sustainability ~

AY2021-22 Year 1 Intake and AY2022-23 Poly Direct Entry Intake onwards.

MS2013: Introduction to Polymer ScienceCore  
MS3011: Metallic and Ceramic MaterialsCore  
MS4630: Photovoltaic Devices and Energy StorageMajor PE/UE/BDE3Semester 2
MS4664: Environmental Sustainability and MaterialsMajor PE/UE/BDE  
MS4665: Sustainable Development in Water, Agriculture and AquacultureMajor PE/UE/BDE  
MS4666: Environmental Degradation of PlasticsMajor PE/UE/BDE  
EM5101: Environmental Quality(Major PE)/UE/BDE  
EM5104: Air Quality Management(Major PE)/UE/BDE3Semester 1
EN0002: Environmental Issues and Sustainability(Major PE)/UE/BDE3Semester 2

 

 

#Eligible students who perform well in MS1008 and MS003 will receive invitations before commencing year 3 of study in MSE. For students who have been exempted MS1008, the equivalent course would be used for consideration. If you have done well in the equivalent course and is interested in this specialization, please approach Dr Ratih Oktarini (rkadek@ntu.edu.sg).

For MSE students who received invitation for Materials and AI specialization, please indicate in the email reply to MSE ACAD Office if you wish to take SC2002/ CZ2004 / SC1007 as MPE.

~For MSE students as part of the specialization who wish to take EM5101/ EM5104 / EN0002 as MPE, please write to MSE ACAD Office for manual registration. Otherwise, the courses will be taken as BDE/ UE.