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The NTU School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE) was established in November 1988 as the School of Applied Science (SAS) offering Bachelor Degree in Computer Technology, the first of its kind in Singapore. Over 30 years, we have developed into one of the leading computing departments in the world, ranked No.2 for Computer Science in the world by the latest US News and World Report Best Global Universities and recognised as the top in AI research/citation impact among global universities, with faculty members who are both internationally recognised researchers and inspiring teachers. Besides hosting 3 ‘AI Top 10 to Watch’ promising faculty members, SCSE is proud of our star professors in AI, IoT, Cybersecurity, Computer Vision, Fintech and many other areas as well as brilliant researches who make an impact in the world every day.

Our pioneer batch consisted of about 140 students. Today, we have a student population of 2200 and offer 10 undergraduate, 7 postgraduate and Masters in Artificial Intelligence (AI) programmes.

We have successfully produced more than 10,000 graduates who have gone on to make an impact in society as innovators and award-winning AI researchers in top academic institutions and companies, both in Singapore and around the world.

We are pleased to have been educating Singapore’s and the world’s best computer engineers and scientists for the past 3 decades and are proud to have many internationally prominent entrepreneurs and named experts in AI as our SCSE alumni family.

As we embark on an exciting journey to the future, SCSE strives to continue providing top-notch training, facilities and opportunities to students, faculty and scientists who have chosen our School.

A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) has 33,000 undergraduate and postgraduate students in the colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, and its Graduate College. NTU’s Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine was established jointly with Imperial College London.

NTU’s campus is frequently listed among the Top 15 most beautiful university campuses in the world. It has 57 Green-Mark certified (equivalent to LEED-certified) building projects comprising more than 230 buildings, of which 95% are certified Green Mark Platinum.

In 2019, NTU was placed 11th globally in the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings. It was also ranked the world’s best young university (under 50 years old) by QS for the sixth consecutive year in 2019. In addition, NTU was named the world’s fastest rising young university by Times Higher Education in 2015.

In engineering and technology, NTU is ranked 6th worldwide in the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2019. Mirroring this success is the College of Science, whose young chemistry department is ranked 13th among universities in the Nature Index 2019. Boosted by research at the Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, NTU is also strengthening its foothold in areas such as biomedicine and life sciences.​

The well-established Nanyang Business School is regularly featured among the leading business schools in Asia, with its MBA programme consistently rated top in Singapore since 2004 by The Economist.

NTU actively pursues partnerships with top universities and runs joint and dual PhD degree programmes with well-established universities. Some of its key partners in academia and research include Imperial College London, Technical University of Munich, and University of California, Berkeley.

The university also works closely with the biggest industry players in making its research relevant to society. In the past few years alone, NTU has struck a record number of tie-ups with big players such as Alibaba, Rolls-Royce, SenseTime, Delta Electronics, ST Engineering, SMRT, SingTel and Surbana Jurong.
A cosmopolitan international university, NTU has more than 100 nationalities on its campus. With more than 300 academic partners, international exchange students are a common sight on the sprawling campus.

Believing in the benefits of global exposure and immersion for its students, NTU aims to have at least 8 in 10 undergraduates go overseas at least once during the course of their studies.

This can be through student exchanges, summer programmes, field trips, research attachments, internships and industrial attachments, competitions, conferences and more.