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3.2.10.2    Degree Requirements

Students in the BEng. (Mechanical Engineering) programme are required to satisfy the following requirements to graduate from the course:

  • Complete a minimum of 160 MCs with a CAP ≥ 2.0.
  • Pass the modules in accordance with Table 3.2.10a.
  • Pass at least 12 MCs equivalent of technical elective modules as listed in Table 3.2.10b. Students may, subject to approval of the Head of Department, take up to two ME5-Level technical modules in lieu of two of the technical electives
  • Subject to approval of the Head of Department, students may enrol in one of the following specialisations when they are in Stage 2 standing:
    • Aeronautical Engineering
    • Energy and Sustainability
    • Offshore Oil & Gas Technology
    • Robotics
  • To qualify for a specialisation, a student must pass at least four modules from the chosen area of specialisation and any other requirements as given in Table 3.2.10c. Students in a specialisation programme are required to do their final-year dissertation (8MCs) in an area related to the specialisation. For updated information on Specialisation programmes, please refer to Specialisations.

Students should not read more than 60 MCs of Level-1000 modules towards their degree requirements.

Table 3.2.10a:  Summary of ME Modular Requirements and Credits (For student intakes from AY2019/2020 onwards)

Students are advised to refer to Department of Mechanical Engineering website at me.nus.edu.sg for latest updated information on BEng (ME) Curriculum.

MODULAR REQUIREMENTS MCs
University Requirements
General Education Modules (GE) (5 Modules, each of 4MCs)

  • Human Cultures (GEH)
  • Quantitative Reasoning (GER)
  • Thinking and Expression (GET)
  • Singapore Studies (GES)
  • Asking Questions (GEQ)
20
Unrestricted Electives 32
Programme Requirements
Faculty Requirements 6
(ES1531 or equivalent) Critical Thinking & Writing1 4
EG2401A      Engineering Professionalism 2
ES1xxx         English2
Foundation Requirements 36
MA1505       Mathematics I 4
MA1512       Differential Equations for Engineering 2
MA1513       Linear Algebra & Differential Equations 2
CS1010E     Programming Methodology 4
ME1102       Engineering Principles & Practice I 4
ME2104       Engineering Principles & Practice II 4
EG1311       Design and Make 4
MLE1010     Materials Engineering Principles & Practice 4
EE2211        Introduction to Machine Learning 4
IE2141         Systems Thinking and Dynamics 4
Mechanical Engineering Major Requirements
ME Core Subjects 28
ME2102       Engineering Innovation and Modelling 4
ME2112       Strength of Materials 4
ME2115       Mechanics of Machines 4
ME2121       Engineering Thermodynamics 4
ME2134       Fluid Mechanics I 4
ME2142       Feedback Control Systems 4
ME3162       Manufacturing Processes 4
Professional Development Modules 8
ME4102       Standards in Mechanical Engineering 4
ME4103       Mechanical Engineering and Society 4
(Students in iRP pathway will read TWO Level-5000 modules)

(Students in iDP pathway will follow iDP requirements)

ME Design Project & Internship Modules 18
ME3103       Mechanical Systems Design or

ME4101A     B.Eng Dissertation (Both modules over 2 semesters)

8
EG3611A      Industrial Attachment3 10
ME Technical Electives (from Table 3.2.10b) 12
Total 160

1    BEng students are required to read ES1531 Critical Thinking & Writing. Alternatively, students can read ES1501X Academic Expository Writing. USP/UTRP/RVRC students should refer to their respective programmes for USP/UTRP/RVRC modules to be read in place of ES1531.
2    Students who have not passed or been exempted from the Qualifying English Test at the time of admission to the Faculty will have to read ES1000 and/or ES1103. This will be decided by CELC.
3    Industrial attachment is optional for BEng students who are from direct poly intake and in the following special programmes: DDPs, CDPs, GEP & CSP.  The modular credits for the industrial attachment will become ‘Free Electives’ i.e., Unrestricted Electives (UE).

Table 3.2.10b: ME Technical Electives Modules

Applied Mechanics
ME2114      Mechanics of Materials
ME3211      Mechanics of Solids
ME4212      Aircraft Structures
ME4213      Vibration Theory and Applications

Control and Mechatronics
ME2143      Sensors and Actuators
ME3241      Microprocessor Applications
ME3242      Automation
ME4241      Aircraft Performance, Stability and Control
ME4245      Robot Mechanics and Control
ME4246      Modern Control System
ME5405◊     Machine Vision

Fluid Mechanics
ME2135      Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
ME4231      Aerodynamics
ME4233      Computational Methods in Fluid Mechanics
ME5304     Experimental Fluid Mechanics
ME5309     Aircraft Engines and Rocket Propulsion

Manufacturing
ME3261     Computer aided Design and Manufacturing
ME3263     Design for Manufacturing and Assembly
ME4261     Tool Engineering
ME4262     Automation in Manufacturing
ME4263     Fundamentals of Product Development

Materials Science
ME3251      Materials for Engineers
ME4253      Biomaterials Engineering
ME4255      Materials Failure
ME4256      Functional Materials and Devices
ME5506◊     Corrosion of Materials
ME5516     Emerging Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies

Micro Systems Technology
ME3281       Microsystems Design and Applications

Thermodynamics
ME3122        Heat Transfer
ME3221        Sustainable Energy Conversion
ME4223        Thermal Environmental Engineering
ME4225        Applied Heat Transfer
ME4226        Energy and Thermal Systems
ME4227        Internal Combustion Engine
ESP4401       Optimization of Energy Systems
ESP5402      Transport Phenomena in Energy Systems
ESP5403      Nanomaterials for Energy Systems

Multidisciplinary
ME3291      Numerical Methods in Engineering
ME4291      Finite Elements Analysis

Table 3.2.10c: Technical Electives Modules for ME Specialisations

Students are advised to refer to Department of Mechanical Engineering website at Specialisation for latest updated information related to specialisations.

Aeronautical Engineering
Students taking the Aeronautical Engineering Specialisation must read ME2135 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics, select TWO(2) modules from Group A and TWO(2) modules from Group B and present their FYP in a poster session.

Compulsory
ME2135      Intermediate Fluid Mechanics

Group A
ME4231       Aerodynamics
ME4241       Aircraft Performance, Stability and Control
ME5309      Aircraft Engines and Rocket Propulsion

Group B
ME4212       Aircraft Structures
ME4233       Computational Methods in Fluids Mechanics
ME4291       Finite Element Analysis
ME5304      Experimental Fluid Mechanics

Energy and Sustainability
Students taking the Energy and Sustainability Specialisation must complete at least FOUR(4) modules from the list below and present their FYP in a poster session.

ME3221      Sustainable Energy Conversion
ME4223      Thermal Environmental Engineering
ME4225      Applied Heat Transfer
ME4226      Energy and Thermal Systems
ME4227      Internal Combustion Engines
ME5205      Energy Engineering
ME5207      Solar Energy Systems
ME5516      Emerging Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies
ESP4401      Optimization of Energy Systems
ESP5402     Transport Phenomena in Energy Systems
ESP5403     Nanomaterials for Energy Systems

Offshore Oil and Gas Technology
Students taking the Offshore Oil and Gas Technology Specialisation must read Group A modules and THREE(3) modules from Group B.

Group A
ME2135      Intermediate Fluid Mechanics
ME4105      Specialisation Study Module (Offshore Oil and Gas Technology)

Group B
ME3211       Mechanics of Solids
ME4213       Vibration Theory and Applications
ME4245       Robot Mechanics and Control
ME4261       Tool Engineering
ME5506◊     Corrosion of Materials

Robotics
Students taking the Robotics Specialisation must complete 24MC of the following requirements:

  • Compulsory module ME3243/EE3305 Robotic System Design (4MC).
  • THREE(3) elective (12MC) from the basket of modules listed below.
  • Complete a final year project (8MC) in the area of Robotics.

ME4245      Robot Mechanics and Control
EE4308       Autonomous Robot Systems
EE4305       Fuzzy/Neural Systems for intelligent robotics
EE4309       Robot Perception
BN4203       Robotics in Rehabilitation
BN4601       Intelligent Medical Robotics
EE4705       Human-Robot Interaction
ME4242      Soft Robotics

◊     Stage 4 status and a CAP of more than 3.5 are needed in order to read Level-5000 modules.