NUS Bulletin AY2021/22

Faculty of Engineering

The College of Design and Engineering (CDE) came into existence on 1 January 2022 from the merger of the Faculty of Engineering (FoE) and the School of Design and Environment (SDE). Do check for the latest on CDE’s programmes.



The largest faculty in the University with over 6000 undergraduates and about 3000 graduate students, the Faculty of Engineering sees itself as “a leading engineering school that innovates for a better future”, which seeks to “nurture Engineer-Leaders and to address global challenges through research, innovation, inspiration, and influence”.

The Faculty of Engineering has been consistently ranked amongst the top universities in Engineering and Technology by the Times Higher Education Supplement in the UK since 2004. The latest London-based Quacquarelli Symonds Ltd (QS) has placed NUS Engineering as amongst the world’s top 10.  By technical subject, QS has also ranked NUS Civil Engineering 7th best in the world whilst NUS Chemical, Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering were ranked 10th. Our mission is to nurture engineer leaders by providing an education that brings out the full potential and talents of students and equipping them with the knowledge and skills to deliver innovative solutions to complex multidisciplinary problems to bring about a better world through innovation and technology.

The Faculty of Engineering provides a number of flexible and innovative alternative learning pathways. The newest of these are the Innovation & Design Programme (iDP) and the Engineering Scholars Programme (E-Scholars). iDP places a strong emphasis on cross-disciplinary and problem based learning whilst E-Scholars provides an enhanced global learning experience, culminating in the opportunity to undertake graduate studies at the NUS Faculty of Engineering or a top overseas university in the fourth year of study. Through the Faculty of Engineering’s Enhancement Programmes, students can choose from a variety of different credit bearing programmes including industrial attachments (local & overseas), short-term internships, technopreneurship programme, innovation programme, undergraduate research opportunities programme, and independent work. These special programmes expose students to the many facets of engineering in a global industry and business setting — from R&D, design, manufacturing, and intellectual property generation and protection, to starting a technology-based business.

Through our Faculty partnerships with industry and leading overseas institutions, our engineering students are ensured exposure to international best practices. As a testimony to the excellent standards of our undergraduate programmes, our degrees are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) of Singapore, which is a signatory of the Washington Accord. This means that our engineering graduates are recognised as having met the academic requirements for engineering practice in other countries that are also signatories, including Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, New Zealand, UK, and USA.

Engineer-leaders nurtured by the Faculty through the years have been known for their contributions to technology and innovation. In the early years, the Faculty has advanced in tandem with Singapore’s tremendous growth – from industrialisation in the 1960s and 1970s to high-tech manufacturing in the 1980s and subsequently the knowledge-driven industries from the late 1990s. Today, the Faculty is taking on global challenges, reflected in the disciplines being offered, such as Bioengineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Materials & Science Engineering, Engineering Science – together with established disciplines such as Mechanical Engineering and Electrical & Computer Engineering.  Engineering students in their particular disciplines at the Faculty, now explore overarching themes, such as Engineering in Medicine, Future Transportation Systems, Smart, Sustainable Cities as well as Energy Research for Sustainability. The Faculty continues to produce graduates who have made an impact in the field of engineering and beyond. These include Prof Liew Mun Leong, President and Chief Executive Officer, CapitaLand Group, and Ms Aw Kah Peng, CEO, Singapore Tourism Board, Mr Tan Gee Paw, Chairman of Singapore PUB and Mr Teh Bong Lim, Group Managing Director of MMI Holdings Ltd, amongst many other notable names.

The Faculty of Engineering offers the following degrees in various engineering disciplines:

  • BEng (Hons): Bachelor of Engineering degrees
  • MEng: Master of Engineering
  • MSc: Master of Science
  • PhD: Doctor of Philosophy
  • EngD: Doctor of Engineering

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