MSc in Chemical Sciences and Instrumentation

 

The Master of Science in Chemical Sciences and Instrumentation programme is targeted at professionals looking to maximize their potential in the energy and chemicals industry, as well as recent graduates seeking a headstart in their careers.

Chemistry is known as the central science that bridges the physical sciences with other disciplines, including medicine and engineering, especially in growing fields such as sustainable energy, electric vehicles, urban farming, 3D printing, and nanotechnology. Chemical Sciences and Instrumentation encompasses all the theoretical and applied aspects of chemistry, which are vital for success in the energy and chemicals sector. In 2019, the International Council of Chemical Associations released a report that estimated the chemical industry’s contribution to the global gross domestic product (GDP) was around US$5.7 trillion (~ 7%) and it also supported around 120 million jobs worldwide. In Singapore, the energy and chemicals sector forms part of the essential services critical to the global supply chain, and contributes to around S$81 billion or 1/3 of Singapore’s total manufacturing output, with an extra S$12.7 billion more expected by 2025 in the Energy and Chemicals Industry Transformation Map from the Ministry of Trade and Industry.

This Masters programme equips graduates with transferable and interdisciplinary skills in chemistry concepts, instruments, data science, and technopreneurship. The curriculum includes advanced theoretical courses in the sub-disciplines of chemistry, hands-on exposure to some of the latest equipment, as well as training in commercialization, data analytics, and communication. The complementary depth and breadth of the programme will provide holistic education that should help graduates adapt and thrive in a knowledge-based economy.

 

The MSc in Chemical Sciences and Instrumentation Programme is an intensive 1-year full-time or 2-year part-time programme by coursework.

It consists of 30 Academic Units (AUs), with 15 AUs of compulsory modules, 10 AUs from the chosen specialisation's electives, and 5 AUs from other electives:

  • 15 AU of compulsory courses
  • 10 AU of electives from a chosen specialisation track (see below)
  • 5 AU of other electives

Successful completion of all coursework requirements, with a minimum CGPA of 2.50, is required for completion of the programme.

Course List

Compulsory Courses

CS6800 Graduate Seminar4 AU
CS6801 Academic Communication 0 AU
CS6810 Advanced Chemical Instrumentation 2 AU
CS6890 Research for MSc I 6 AU
TP6202 Technology Commercialisation 3 AU

 

Prescribed Electives (Synthesis and Life Sciences Specialisation)

CS6820 Graduate Basic and Technical Inorganic Chemistry 2 AU
CS6830 Transition Metal Catalysed Reactions for Organic Synthesis 4 AU
CS6850 Graduate Chemical Biology 4 AU

 

Prescribed Electives (Analytical and Nanotechnology Specialisation)

CS6840 Advanced Analytical and Spectroscopic Methods in Materials Chemistry 2 AU
CS6841 Advanced Synthetic and Physical Approaches to Materials Chemistry 2 AU
CS6842 Applications of Artificial Intelligence in the Chemical Sciences 3 AU
CS6860 Advanced Nanoscience and Nanotechnology 3AU

 

Unrestricted Electives

CS6811 Advanced Techniques for Structural Determination 3 AU
CS6812 Analytical Chemistry in Industry 2 AU
CS6831 Graduate Life Science Organic Chemistry 2 AU
CS6862 Advanced Analytical & Manufacturing Techniques in Pharmaceutical Industry 3 AU
CS6861 Advanced Topics in Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Development 3 AU
CS6865 Summer Internship 3 AU
CS6891 Research for M.Sc. II 3 AU

Academic Year 2022/2023

For Trimester Calendar (for Graduate Programmes only), please click here.

 

Admission Requirements

  1. A good Bachelor's Degree in a relevant programme, e.g. Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, etc.
  2. A good TOEFL score or IELTS score for graduates of universities in which English is not the medium of instruction.
  3. A good GRE or GMAT score is preferred but not required.
  4. A minimum of two years of relevant working experience is preferred but not required.

Applicants may upload their TOEFL, IELTS, GMAT or GRE score via the online application.

 

Application Procedure and Timeline

  • Application: 1 Nov 2021 to 31 Jan 2022
    Apply online here.
  • Offer and Acceptance: Feb - Apr 2022
  • Matriculation: Jul 2022
  • Course Commencement: 25 Jul 2022

 

Medical Check-Up

Enrolling students must go to the Medical Centre in NTU to do the medical check-up and obtain a receipt certifying that they are medically fit for studies. This certification must be presented prior to matriculation. 

Programme Fees

The programme fees for Academic Year 2022/23 are as follows:

Singapore Citizens S$25,000 + GST
Singapore Permanent Residents S$30,000 + GST
International Students S$40,000 + GST

All fees listed are in Singapore dollars (S$). Fees are reviewed yearly and subject to revision. 

Amounts quoted are exclusive of GST and subject to change.

Instalment Schedule

 Singapore Citizens

Deposit (non-refundable)
Due upon acceptance of offer.
S$5,000 + GST
First Payment
Due at the start of Year 1 Trimester 1.
S$12,500 + GST

Second Payment
Due at the start of Year 1 Trimester 2 for full-time students, or the start of Year 2 Trimester 1 for part-time students.

S$12,500 + GST

 

Singapore Permanent Residents

Deposit (non-refundable)
Due upon acceptance of offer.
S$5,000 + GST
First Payment
Due at the start of Year 1 Trimester 1.
S$15,000 + GST
Second Payment
Due at the start of Year 1 Trimester 2 for full-time students, or the start of Year 2 Trimester 1 for part-time students.
S$15,000 + GST

 

International Students

Deposit (non-refundable)
Due upon acceptance of offer.
S$5,000 + GST
First Payment
Due at the start of Year 1 Trimester 1.
S$20,000 + GST
Second Payment
Due at the start of Year 1 Trimester 2 for full-time students, or the start of Year 2 Trimester 1 for part-time students.
S$20,000 + GST

 

Contact Us

For general enquiries, email mscsi@ntu.edu.sg.

The programme director is Associate Professor SOO Han Sen (hansen@ntu.edu.sg).