Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (MSAI)

Master (Coursework)

Programme Type

Full-time, Part-time

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The Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence (MSAI) programme is created for students who wish to develop, design and implement AI systems and at the same time cultivate a deep understanding of AI for project management and policy making.

The programme emphasizes on AI theory, techniques and tools to solve real world problems with multiple types of constraints, e.g. problems with limited training data and big data problems. Equipped with both theoretical and activity-based learning, this will allow graduates to upgrade their competencies and skills.


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A) A good honours degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related discipline with solid mathematical training


B) a good bachelor's degree in computer science, computer engineering or a related discipline with solid mathematical training and 2 years relevant industry experience

Minimum TOEFL score (Internet-based = 100, paper-based = 600, computer-based=250) or IELTS score (6.5) for graduates of universities in which English is not the medium of instruction.

Related disciplines include but not limited to bachelor's programmes offered by the College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. 

Admission Requirements & Application

Admission Stage Action
Application Period for August intake

Application will open in November

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Please read the Coursework Programmes Admission Guide

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Complete set of supporting documents (must be legible) have to be uploaded via the fully digital application portal. Do not send hardcopy admission package unless requested.

Pay Application Fee Application fee payment can be made online before submitting application by VISA/Mastercard. Please ensure that application fee is made to the correct Coursework Application Number (eg C22xxxxx) and programme code is 244
Check Application/Result Status Owing to the large number of applicants, we are unable to attend to phone or email enquiries on application status/results. You may check your application status 3 working days after you have made successful online payment.

Applications are to be submitted electronically only. Late submissions would not be accepted and any other form of submission would not be processed.

*Applicants should consider carefully that they are able to cope with work/personal/financial commitments before applying/accepting admission as full-time/part-time candidates.

Deferment of admission base on these reasons may not be considered.  

For admissions matters and enquiries, please email directly to [email protected].  Thank you.


MSAI programme is an intensive one-year full-time (or 2-year part-time) programme by coursework. Students will be awarded the Master of Science in Artificial Intelligence after completion of study. The minimum and maximum periods of candidature for full-time candidates are 12 and 30 months respectively.

For part-time candidates, they are 24 and 48 months respectively. The programme consists of a total of 30 Academic Units (AUs), with 12 AUs stemming from core courses and 18 AUs from master project and elective courses, covering general AI techniques and techniques especially for image, video, IOT and time series data. Each course is 3 AUs and has 39 contact hours consisting of lectures, tutorials, example classes and labs over 13 weeks.

The master project of AI is a one-year project with 6 AUs. The master project is not a compulsory component. The bridging course, Python Programming, with zero AU is for students who have graduated from bachelor programmes with limited programming training and working adults who do not usually write codes. All students can take the bridging course in their first semester. It is not a compulsory course.

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Top 5 Careers in Artificial Intelligence

  • Machine Learning Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Business Intelligence Developer
  • Research Scientist
  • Big Data Engineer/Architect

Programme Fees

Please note that this MSc programme is a non-MOE subsidised programme.

Application Fees


(Payable when you submit your application)

Deposit Payment

(The deposit will be used to offset the semester 1 tuition fees after matriculation)

Non-refundable & non-transferable

(Payable upon acceptance of offer of admission)
5000 (exclusive of GST)
Tuition fees starting from August 2023 intake onwards (Exclusive of GST**)
Programme Tuition Fee (Full Programme) Singapore Citizen (SC)36500
Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR)43500
International Student (IS)54300

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**From 1st January 2023, GST will be increased to 8%

**From 1st January 2024, GST will be increased to 9%. 

Notes on payment of fees:

Fees are subject to annual revision.

Students will be billed at the commencement of each semester, and payment due date is 2 weeks after billing date. 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.


NTU Alumni Grant
NTU alumni who completed an undergraduate or post-graduate degree programme with NTU will receive a one-time grant of 10% off the tuition fees (before GST). This grant will be applied on the final payment of the course and it can only be used to offset the tuition fees and no other fees related to the course of study.

Financing via loans is available to all students, including international students, and is subject to eligibility.

Educational loans offered by Singapore-based banks apply to local and permanent residents only. Foreign applicants will need to secure bank loans in the country of residence. A variety of scholarships and need-based grants are available to students who are eligible. If you are a Singapore or Singapore Permanent Resident, you may contact TCC (Telecom Credit Corporation) at +65 6319 3700.

Bank Loans
Education loans with some leading banks/institutions that offer optimal lending terms to eligible applicants are available. Please note that NTU is not an agent for these banks/institutions and students must apply for the loans directly with the respective banks/institutions and abide by their terms and conditions.



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Frequently Asked Question

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Please contact [email protected] for more information on MSAI.