Master of Engineering Science (By Research)

JPT/BPP(R2/0710/7/0007)08/29, (MQA/FA4922)
Duration of Study
Full time: Min. 2 - 3 years / Part time: Min. 3 - 5 years
Intake Period

The Master of Engineering Science (M. Eng. Sc.) is a research degree designed to develop the research capability and scholarly practice of those who aspire to become researchers or academics in the fields related to Engineering. Graduates of this programme can also work as senior managers or directors in both the public and private sectors. This programme provides an opportunity for candidates to extend their development beyond scholarly understanding and practice to include the capacity to conduct research within an area of interest in the field of Engineering. The programmme is intended for graduates who may be interested in gaining more in-depth knowledge and training in the relevant field.

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Master of Engineering Science (By Research)

Entry Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree  in Engineering/ Engineering Technology (Minimum CGPA 2.75);
  • Bachelor’s Degree or its equivalent in related field with below CGPA 2.75 but more than 2.50 can be accepted subject to internal assessment
  • Bachelor's degree (CGPA<2.50) in a related field AND 5 years working experience

English Language Requirements (for international student)*

TOEFL 500 (PBT) / 61 (iBT)
Pearson 36


Programme Module

The Master of Engineering Science (M. Eng. Sc.) programme encompasses the following 5 phases:

Phase I – Preparatory Briefing
Briefing to prepare students for the research programme, with emphasis on Research Methodology and Statistics.

Phase II – Preliminary Research
All M.Eng.Sc. students are required to undertake preliminary research to gain clarity in the respective areas of study and plan their research work. This normally includes identification of problem statement, literature review, project design and time management.

Phase III – Proposal Defence
Each student must publicly present and defend his/her research proposals. The student is only allowed to continue with his/her research to Phase IV on passing of the defence of his/her proposal.

Phase IV – Thesis Preparation
The student proceeds to his/her data collection, data analysis and report writing.

Phase V – Viva Voce
After completion and submission of the thesis, the student is required to attend a Viva Voce to orally defend his/her thesis.


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