Master of Science in Engineering Design & Innovation (MSc EDI)
National University of Singapore
31 Mar 2024*
Earliest start date
* Aug intake: 1 Oct of preceding year to 31 Mar of the intake year.
The National University of Singapore (NUS) Master of Science in Engineering Design & Innovation (MSc EDI) is offered by the Engineering Design and Innovation Centre at the NUS College of Design and Engineering.
The MSc EDI is a unique programme developed to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Designed for professionals who already have working knowledge in their own respective disciplines, the programme trains students to work together, making the most of their creativity and passion for solving societal challenges such as environmental sustainability, global warming, garbage overload, transportation congestion and many others.
The programme is anchored by three core modules—comprising Design Thinking & Product Development, Engineering Systems Design, and a major multi-disciplinary design project (which will span two semesters and typically involve a multi-disciplinary team working on an industrial problem). Students also have a wide selection of electives to choose from (these are grouped into three verticals: Design, Enterprise and Technology).
The programme is unique in that it brings together ideas from industrial design and complex engineering systems to deliver solutions that are holistic and that meet the needs of stakeholders. The electives allow students to explore their passions in different areas and contribute to the major design project.
Why This Programme?
- Cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset to participate in design and innovation activities—much needed to enable value creation in any organisation.
- Develop an understanding of technology-based design and innovation strategies, and apply design thinking and product design methodologies to develop innovative solutions.
- Gain multi-disciplinary perspectives and broader experiences (beyond individual comfort zones), and develop the skills to work effectively in multi-disciplinary teams with extensive opportunities to hone communications skills.
The MSc EDI is a 40-modular credit (MC) coursework-based Master’s Degree programme comprising:
- Core/essential modules (20 MCs), inclusive of a major multi-disciplinary design project, and
- Elective modules (20 MCs).
The core curriculum comprises three compulsory modules (20 MCs), inclusive of a Major Design Project that will span two semesters.
- EG5301 Engineering Systems Design 4
- EG5302 Design Thinking and Product Development 4
- EG5303 Major Design Project 12
Students must choose five modules (20 MCs) from the list below, ensuring that at least one module is chosen from each of the three verticals (i.e. choose one module from Design, one from Enterprise, one from Technology, and two from any vertical).
- BN5501 The Singapore-Stanford Biodesign Process 4
- ID5770 Graduate Seminar Module in Industrial Design 4
- IE5301 Human Factors in Engineering & Design 4
- NM5219 Critical Design 4
- IE5003 Cost Analysis and Engineering Economy 4
- MT5001 IP Management & Innovation Strategy 4
- MT5012 Marketing of High-Technology Products and Innovations 4
- MT5022 Digital Disruption and Technology Strategy 4
- MT5023 Technology-Based Entrepreneurship Strategy 4
- MT5911 Venture Capital Funding for Tech Venture 4
- BN5101 Biomedical Engineering Systems 4
- BN5208 Biomedical Quality and Regulatory Systems 4
- CEG5301 Machine Learning with Applications 4
- ESE5602 Environmental Management Systems 4
- ESE5901 Environmental Technology 4
- ME5608 Additive & Non-Conventional Manufacturing Processes 4
- ME5612 Computer-Aided Product Development 4
To graduate from the NUS MSc EDI programme, students must meet the following requirements:
Programme and/or Specialisation
Read and pass a total of 40 MCs, comprising:
- 20 MCs of core/essential modules, and
- 20 MCs of elective modules
Module and/or Qualification
Complete at least one elective module from each of the three verticals (Design, Enterprise and Design).
Cumulative Average Point (CAP)
Minimum 3.0 (out of maximum 5.0)
Please see also the University’s minimum standards for Continuation and Graduation Requirements. Specific programmes may implement stricter or additional requirements.