MSc(Mechanical Engineering)


Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is the admission requirement for Master of Science programmes? 

Candidates must possess
(A) A good bachelor’s degree in Mechanical or Industrial engineering or a related discipline with mathematical and production training, or
(B)  A bachelor's degree in engineering or a related discipline with mathematical training and 2 years relevant industry experience, and
A good TOEFL score (iBT = 100 or more, PBT = 600 or more, CBT = 250 or more) or IELTS score (6.5 or more) for graduates of universities in which English is not the medium of instruction.
Related disciplines include but are not limited to bachelor's programmes offered by the College of Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Business graduates will also be considered if they have relevant specialization (Supply Chain or Logistics) and/or relevant experience; relevant experience needs to be supported by a letter from the employer.​

Applicants should also provide letters of reference and a clear statement of purpose in support of their application.​
2. Is TOFEL/IELTS required for this programme?

A good TOEFL score or IELTS score is required for graduates of universities where English is not the medium of instruction. Test dates must be within 2 years or less from the date of your application.
GRE is not required for MSc programme (by coursework).
Programme                        ​Minimum Score Required ​                                    
                            ​TOEFL ​                  IELTS               
M.Sc. (Mech)

                   ​600 (paper-based)

250 (computer-based)

100 (internet-based)

3. What is the most important aspect for a successful applicant for MSc programme?

Meeting the minimum criteria does not guarantee admission into the programme. The selection is based on the comparison of each application against the pool of applicants for a particular intake. The applications are evaluated based on the academic strength and relevancy of work experience of the applicant.

4. What is the duration of the programme?

Minimum Candidature​​ Maximum Candidature​​
Part Time Study                 ​2 years (4 semesters)             ​4 years (8 semesters)
Full Time Study                  ​1 year (2 semesters)             ​2 years (4 semesters)
5. How many courses can I take per semester?

A full time student can take up to a maximum of 5 courses per semester and a part time student can take up to a maximum of 3 courses per semester.
When selecting the dissertation option, the full-time students are advised to complete the program in 3 semesters or more.
6. When and how should I apply for the programme?

For August Intake (Part Time & Full Time) online application opens in November to January.
Please click here to submit your application
More application details are specified on the website.
7. Will NTU provide job placements for me?

No. The University does not arrange job placements for students. However, the University arranges a Job Fair every year to help graduating students with job placement, which provides an efficient and effective platform for both employers and students. Do lookout for the Job Fair announcement during your study in NTU.
8. What is the tuition fee for the programme?

For tuition fees, please visit this link​. Note that all the tuition fees are subject to revision each academic year. 

9. Are there subsidies provided for the programme?
In AY2021/2022, the Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering programme is subsidised by Ministry of Education, Singapore.

For Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents, there is also an alternative to take up to 5 of the courses in this programme with SkillsFuture subsidies instead, by applying through PaCE@NTU for the MiniMasters in Automation in Mechanical Engineering (pending approval from SkillsFuture Singapore for AY2021). Please refer to the PaCE@NTU website for information on the different funding subsidies available to you.

Please refer to the flowchart below for illustration.
Mech flowchart.PNG
10. When will I know the results of my application to programmes by coursework?  

You will be notified of the result latest by end of May (for admission in Aug). Notification will be sent via email.

11. Is there accommodation on campus?

International students may choose accommodation provided by NTU or rent rooms outside the campus. The number of on-campus accommodation is limited and allocations are done on a first-come-first-serve basis. For more details, please visit the website (click here).
12. What is the estimated cost of living?

You are advised to work out your budget prior to your arrival in Singapore so that you will be financially well-prepared for the duration of your studies. While at NTU, it is essential that you manage your finances well so that you will not be distracted by financial worry.