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3.2.9.2    Degree Requirements

The following are the requirements for the degree of B.Eng. (Materials Science and Engineering):

  • Required to complete a minimum of 160 MCs with a CAP 2.0 to graduate from the programme, depending on the pathway taken by the student.  
  • The minimum MCs will have to be earned by taking modules in accordance with Tables 1 and 2 for the research-focused pathway and the professional practice pathway, respectively.
  • Students should not read more than 60 MCs of level 1000 modules towards their degree requirements.
  • A student may obtain a specialisation certificate in Polymeric and Biomedical Materials or Nanostructured Materials/Nanotechnology by reading modules of 24 MCs that satisfy the respective requirements.  The certificate will be issued by the Department.
  • Satisfy all other requirements as prescribed by the Faculty of Engineering or the University.
  • A student must also satisfy other additional requirements that may be prescribed by the Faculty of Engineering or the University.

Table 3.2.9a: Summary of MSE Module Requirements and Credits for Research-focused Pathway

Modular Requirements MCs
UNIVERSITY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS 20
General Education Modules (5 Modules, each of 4 MCs)
Quantitative Reasoning (GER1000)
Thinking and Expression (GET)
Human Cultures (GEH)
Singapore Studies (GES)
Asking Questions (GEQ1000)
20
UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES  30
Faculty Requirements: 26
EG2401 Engineering Professionalism 2
ES2531 Critical Thinking & Writing [1] 4
EG1311 Design and Make 4
IE2211 Systems Thinking and Dynamics 4
EE2211 Introduction to Machine Learning 4
MLE1010 Materials Engineering Principles and Practice 4
CS1010E Programming Methodology 4
English [2]
Foundational Requirements 20
MA1512 Differential Equations for Engineering 2
MA1513 Linear Algebra with Differential Equations 2
PC1432 Physics IIE [3] 4
CM1501 Organic Chemistry for Engineers or CM1121 Organic Chemistry 1 [4] 4
MLE1001A Materials Science & Engineering Principles & Practise I 4
MLE2001 Materials Science & Engineering Principles & Practise II 4
MSE Discipline Requirements:
MSE Core Modules 26
MLE2101 Introduction to Structure of Materials 4
MLE2102 Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams 4
MLE2103 Phase Transformation and Kinetics 3
MLE2104 Mechanical Properties of Materials 4
MLE2105 Electronic Properties of Materials 4
MLE3101 Materials Characterization Laboratory 3
MLE3111 Materials Properties and Processing Laboratory 4
MSE Design and Final-Year Project Modules 16
MLE4102 Design Project 4
MLE4101 B.Eng. Dissertation  [5] 12
MSE Technical Elective 4
MLE Level 3000 Electives 4
Pathway Requirements 8
MLE Level 5000 Electives 8
Internships Requirement 10
EG3611A Industrial Attachment [6, 7] 10
TOTAL 160
[1] Students in USP, UTRP, and RVRC may read an equivalent module (e.g. ES1501X Academic Expository Writing) in lieu of EG1531.
[2] Students who have not passed or been exempted from the Qualifying English Test at the time of admissions to the Faculty will have to   read ES1000 and/or ES1103. This will be decided by CELC.  ES1103 carries 4 MCs which may be counted as UEM.
[3] Bridging Module: Students without A-Level pass in Physics must read PC1221 Fundamentals of Physics I and PC1222 Fundamentals of Physics II as a prerequisite for PC1432.
[4] Bridging Module: Students without A-level pass in Chemistry must read CM1417 Fundamentals of Chemistry as a prerequisite for CM1501.
[5] Over two semesters.
[6] For BEng students in the following special programmes: DDPs, CDPs, GEP & CSP, internship/ industrial-attachment is optional and the modular credits for the internship/industrial-attachment will be become Unrestricted Electives (UE).
[7] RfP students will have to carry out internship in Research Institutions or R&D Labs.

Requirements for Research-Focused Pathway

  • RfP students will have to carry out internship in Research Institutions or R & D Labs.
  • RfP students will have to work on research based FYP over two semesters.
  • RfP student will have to work on a team Design project over one semester.
  • RfP students will have to complete two Level-5000 modules as their pathway requirements (8MCs). Any MLE coded module at 5000

Table 3.2.9b: Summary of MSE Module Requirements and Credits for Professional Practice Pathway

Modular Requirements MCs
UNIVERSITY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS 20
General Education Modules (5 Modules, each of 4 MCs)
Quantitative Reasoning (GER1000)
Thinking and Expression (GET)
Human Cultures (GEH)
Singapore Studies (GES)
Asking Questions (GEQ1000)
20
UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVES  32
Faculty Requirements: 26
EG2401 Engineering Professionalism 2
ES2531 Critical Thinking & Writing [1] 4
EG1311 Design and Make 4
IE2211 Systems Thinking and Dynamics 4
EE2211 Introduction to Machine Learning 4
MLE1010 Materials Engineering Principles and Practice 4
CS1010E Programming Methodology 4
English [2]
Foundational Requirements 20
MA1512 Differential Equations for Engineering 2
MA1513 Linear Algebra with Differential Equations 2
PC1432 Physics IIE [3] 4
CM1501 Organic Chemistry for Engineers or CM1121 Organic Chemistry 1 [4] 4
MLE1001A Materials Science & Engineering Principles & Practise I 4
MLE2001 Materials Science & Engineering Principles & Practise II 4
MSE Discipline Requirements:
MSE Core Modules 26
MLE2101 Introduction to Structure of Materials 4
MLE2102 Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams 4
MLE2103 Phase Transformation and Kinetics 3
MLE2104 Mechanical Properties of Materials 4
MLE2105 Electronic Properties of Materials 4
MLE3101 Materials Characterization Laboratory 3
MLE3111 Materials Properties and Processing Laboratory 4
MSE Design and Final-Year Project Modules 14
MLE4102A Design Project [5] 8
MLE4101A B.Eng. Dissertation 6
MSE Technical Elective 4
MLE Level 3000 Electives 4
Pathway Requirement 8
Professional Electives 8
Internships Requirement 10
EG3611A Industrial Attachment [6, 7] 10
TOTAL 160
[1] Students in USP, UTRP, and RVRC may read an equivalent module (e.g. ES1501X Academic Expository Writing) in lieu of EG1531.
[2] Students who have not passed or been exempted from the Qualifying English Test at the time of admissions to the Faculty will have to   read ES1000 and/or ES1103. This will be decided by CELC.  ES1103 carries 4 MCs which may be counted as UEM.
[3] Bridging Module: Students without A-Level pass in Physics must read PC1221 Fundamentals of Physics I and PC1222 Fundamentals of Physics II as a prerequisite for PC1432.
[4] Bridging Module: Students without A-level pass in Chemistry must read CM1417 Fundamentals of Chemistry as a prerequisite for CM1501.
[5] Over two semesters.
[6] For BEng students in the following special programmes: DDPs, CDPs, GEP & CSP, internship/ industrial-attachment is optional and the modular credits for the internship/industrial-attachment will be become Unrestricted Electives (UE).
[7] PPP students will have to carry out internship in industrial companies.

Requirements for Professional Practice Pathway

  • PPP students will have to carry out internship in industrial companies.
  • RPP students will have to work on research based FYP over one semester.
  • PPP student will have to work on a team Design project over two semesters.
  • PPP students will have to take 8 MCs of professional development modules as their pathway requirements, one of which needs to be related to project management.

Requirements for Specialisation in Polymeric and Biomedical Materials

  • FYP in the related area.
  • MLE3104 Polymeric and Composite Materials.
  • MLE3202 Materials for Biointerfaces.
  • Level 4000 electives from the related area (Table 3).
  • Minimum 24 MCs of modules from the above requirements.

Requirements for Specialisation in Nanostructured Materials and Nanotechnology

  • FYP in the related area.
  • Level 4000 electives from the related area (Table 3).
  • Minimum 24 MCs of modules from the above requirements.

Table 3.2.9c: MSE Elective Modules

MLE LEVEL 3000 ELECTIVES

MLE3102       Degradation and Failure of Materials

MLE3104       Polymeric and Composite Materials

MLE3105       Dielectric and Magnetic Materials

MLE3202        Materials for Biointerfaces

MLE3203       Engineering Materials

 

MLE LEVEL 4000 ELECTIVES

POLYMERIC AND BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS

MLE4201       Advanced Materials Characterisation

MLE4202       Selected advanced Topics on Polymers or MLE5214 Advanced in Polymeric Materials.

MLE4203       Polymeric Biomedical Materials

ME4253         Biomaterials Engineering

BN4109         Special topics in Bioengineering

BN4301         Principles of Tissue Engineering

PC4268          Biophysical Instrumentation and Biomolecular Electronics

 

NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS & NANOTECHNOLOGY

MLE4201       Advanced Materials Characterisation

MLE4204       Synthesis and Growth of Nanostructures

MLE4205       Theory & Modelling of Material Properties or MLE5210 Modelling and Simulation of Materials

MLE4206       Current topics on Nanomaterials or MLE5211 Nanomaterials

MLE4211       Nanoelectronics and information technology

PC4253          Thin film Technology

CN4223R       Microelectronic Thin Films

 

OTHER ELECTIVE MODULES

MLE4207       Growth Aspects of Semiconductor OR EE4436 Semiconductor Process Technology

MLE4208       Photovoltaic Materials

MLE4209       Magnetism and Magnetic Materials

MLE4211       Nanoelectronics and information technology

MLE4212       Advanced Structural Materials

EE4437          Photonics – Principles and Applications

CN4217R       Processing of Microelectronic Materials

CN4203R       Polymer Engineering

CN5251         Membrane Science and Technology

ME4283         Micro-fabrication Process

ME4293         Microelectronics Packing

 

MLE LEVEL 5000 ELECTIVES

MLE5210   Modelling and simulation of Materials

MLE5211    Nanomaterials

MLE5212    Energy Conversion & Storage

MLE5213    Magnetic Materials

MLE5214    Advances in Polymeric Materials