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4.1    Master of Science (Industry 4.0)

The MSc (Industry 4.0) is an inter-disciplinary programme offered in collaboration with the Faculty of Engineering, Faculty of Science, School of Computing and Institute of Systems Science.

The MSc (Industry 4.0) programme will enable student to attain, by the time of graduation:

  • Breadth in ability to understand technology core concepts from a management viewpoint, including key emerging technology and business areas
  • Understanding of key business and processes, including supply chain management, systems design and change management
  • Ability to use both breadth and depth to be more effective functional specialists, or to move up management ranks
  • Ability to drive change and transformation projects in a company, through technical understanding, understanding of business processes, and effective leadership

Period of Candidature

Both full-time and part-time studies are offered. The period of candidature are as follows:

  • Full-time studies can be completed in 12-18 months. The maximum candidature is 24 months.
  • Part-time studies can be completed in 18-36 months. The maximum candidature is 36 months.

Degree Requirements

Candidates must satisfy the following requirements to be conferred the degree of MSc (Industry 4.0):

  • Complete a minimum of 40 MCs with 20 MCs in essential core modules and 20 MCs in graduate certificates and elective modules;
  • Complete at least one Graduate Certificate listed under “List of Modules” below;
  • Attain a minimum CAP of 3.00; and
  • Satisfy any other additional requirements that may be prescribed by the Programme Management Committee for MSc (Industry 4.0), or the University.

List of Modules

Modules are generally 4 MCs, except when otherwise stated.

  1. Essential Core Modules (20MCs)
    • IND5001 Introduction to Industry 4.0 and Applications
    • IND5002 Digital Physical Integration in Industry 4.0
    • IND5003 Data Analytics for Sense-making
    • IND5004 Digital Infrastructure and Transformation
    • IND5005 Industry Consulting and Application Project
  2. Graduate Certificates & Elective Modules:
    All required electives must be completed for the award of the graduate certificate that will be issued by the respective faculties. In addition to the graduate certificate, candidates may select any elective offered to meet the 40-MC graduation requirement.
Faculty Module Title MCs
FoE Additive Manufacturing (Choose 6 modules) 12
ME5608A Principles and Processes of Additive Manufacturing

ME5608B Hybrid Manufacturing

ME5615A Design and Pre-processing for Additive Manufacturing

ME5615B Post-processing for Additive Manufacturing

ME5614A Special Project in Additive Manufacturing

ME5513A Fatigue Analysis for Additive Manufacturing

MLE5301 Metallic & Ceramic Materials in Additive Manufacturing

MLE5302 Polymer Materials in Additive Manufacturing

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

Internet of Things (Choose 5 modules) 10
EE5020 Data Science for Internet of Things

EE5021 Cloud Based Services for Internet of Things

EE5022 Cyber Security for Internet of Things

EE5023 Wireless Networks

EE5024 Sensor Networks

EE5060 Sensors and Instrumentation for Automation

EE5061 Industrial Control and IEC Programming

EE5027 Statistical Pattern Recognition

EE5026 Machine Learning for Data Analytics

EE5025 Intellectual Property: Innovations in IoT

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

2

FoS Data Mining and Interpretation 8
ST5227 Applied Data Mining

DSA5203 Visual Data Processing and Interpretation

4

4

Deep Learning for Industry 8
DSA5102 Foundations of Machine Learning

DSA5204 Deep Learning and Applications

4

4

Quality Assurance and Yield Optimization 8
ST5203 Design of Experiments for Product Design and Process Improvements

ST5208 Analytics for Quality Control and Productivity Improvements

4

4

SCALE Digital Supply Chain 12
IND5021 Managing the Digital Supply Chain

IND5022 Data Analytics for Smart Manufacturing

DSC5221A Managing the Financial Supply Chain

IND5024 Strategic Procurement in a Digital World

4

4

2

2

SoC Principles and Practice of Secure Systems (Choose 3 modules) 12
CS5322 Database Security

CS5332 Biometric Authentication

CS5331 Web Security

CS5321 Network Security

CS5439 Software Security

4

4

4

4

4

Digital Business (Choose 3 modules) 12
IS5007 Strategising for Global IT-enabled Business Success

IS5116 Digital Entrepreneurship

IS5117 Digital Government

IS5151 Information System Security Policy and Management

4

4

4

4

Study Schedule

One intake is admitted every year to start in Semester 1 (i.e. August) of the academic year. The recommended study schedule for full-time and part-time studies are illustrated as below.

Full-time Study Schedule
1st Year of studies, Sem 1: Core Modules (12 MCs)
Preallocated three 4-MC modulesElective Modules (8 MCs)
Select from 2-MC and 4-MC modules
1st Year of studies, Sem 2: Core Modules (8 MCs)
Preallocated core and capstone modulesElective Modules (12 MCs)
Select from 2-MC and 4-MC modules
Part-time Study Schedule
1st Year of studies, Sem 1: Core Modules (12 MCs)
Preallocated three 4-MC modules
1st Year of studies, Sem 2: Core Modules (4 MCs)
Preallocated moduleElective Modules (8 MCs)
Select from 2-MC and 4-MC modules
2nd Year of studies, Sem 1: Core Modules (4 MCs)
Preallocated capstone moduleElective Modules (4 MCs)
Select from 2-MC and 4-MC modules
2nd Year of studies, Sem 2: Elective Modules (8 MCs)
Select from 2-MC and 4-MC modules