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MSc in Precision Scientific Instrumentation

The Master of Science in Precision Scientific Instrumentation programme is a postgraduate coursework-based programme on advanced technical instrumentation. It covers the principles and operation of instruments used in the physical sciences and high-tech manufacturing.

Quantitative measurements are performed in every area of science, engineering and technology. High-tech enterprises rely on a variety of precision scientific instruments for the design, development, and manufacturing of new products. This postgraduate programme incorporates coursework from multiple scientific and engineering disciplines, including solid-state physics, microelectronics, optoelectronics, and materials science. Emphasis is placed on understanding the fundamental physical principles behind modern scientific instrumentation.

This postgraduate programme is suitable for recent graduates as well as working professionals in the semiconductor industry and other advanced manufacturing industries (non-volatile memory, photonics, etc.). With the ongoing boom in demand for talent in these industries, both in Singapore and around the world, the skills and knowledge taught in this programme are more valuable than ever.

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The MSc in Precision Scientific Instrumentation programme consists of 32 Academic Units (AU), as follows:

  • 16 AU of compulsory courses
  • 16 AU of unrestricted electives courses

The programme is intended to be completed in 1 year (full-time) or 2 years (part-time).

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

Course List

Compulsory Courses

PH6601 Solid-State Electronic Devices 4 AU
PH6701 Precision Instrumentation Laboratory 4 AU
PH6731 Probing Techniques in Optical Spectroscopy 4 AU
PH6760 Scientific Communication 4 AU

 

Unrestricted Electives Courses

PH6403 Physics of Surfaces and Interfaces 4 AU
PH6404 Physics of Low Dimensional Structures 4 AU
PH6711 Applied Solid State Physics 4 AU
PH6717 Experimental Methodology in Solid State Physics 4 AU
PH6718 Graduate Professional Internship 4 AU
PH6723 Computational Methods in Physics 4 AU
PH6732 Optoelectronic Technology 4 AU
PH6747 Magnetism and Spintronics Devices 4 AU
PH6780 Supervised Research 4 AU

 

Academic Year 2023/2024

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

Admission Requirements

  • A good Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative programme such as physics, engineering, materials science, etc.
  • A good TOEFL or IELTS score for graduates from universities in which English is not the medium of instruction.
  • A Good GRE or GMAT score is preferred but not required.
  • A recommendation letter/referee report is preferred but not required.

Refer to Coursework Programmes Admission Guide for the general requirements for admission. 

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

Application Procedure and Timeline

 Application
 Apply online here
01 November 2022 - 28 February 2023
Offer and AcceptanceFebruary - March 2023
MatriculationJune/July 2023
Course CommencementAugust 2023

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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 before matriculation.

The programme fees for Academic Year 2023/24 are as follows:

Singapore CitizensS$ 27,000
Singapore Permanent ResidentsS$ 32,400
International StudentsS$ 43,200

*This programme fee is calculated based on the current Singapore GST rate of 8% and will be revised from 1 January 2024 due to the adjustment of GST to 9% in 2024.

** Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to revision. There is no service obligation option available for international students.

Instalment Schedule

Singapore Citizens
Deposit* (non-refundable)
Due upon acceptance of the offer.
S$   5,400
First Payment
Due at the start of Trimester 1.
S$   8,100
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$ 13,500
 Singapore Permanent Residents
Deposit* (non-refundable)
Due upon acceptance of the offer.
S$   5,400
First Payment
Due at the start of Year 1 Trimester 1.
S$ 10,800
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$ 16,200
 International Students
Deposit* (non-refundable)
Due upon acceptance of the offer.
S$   5,400
First Payment
Due at the start of Year 1 Trimester 1.
S$ 16,200
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$ 21,600

*
The deposit is payable upon acceptance of the offer and is non-refundable.

**This programme fee is calculated based on the current Singapore GST rate of 8% and will be revised from 1 January 2024 due to the adjustment of GST to 9% in 2024.

Contact Us

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

The programme director is Professor SUN Handong (hdsun@ntu.edu.sg).