School of Academic/ Faculty

NUS School of Computing

Course Highlight/ Description

The National University of Singapore, Computer Sciences and Information System is ranked #4 by QS World Ranking by Subjects 2021. The Master of Computing offers 4 specialisations for students wanting to upskill, or break into the field of Computing. Students without a relevant background can apply for the General Track, which is designed for students with a Non-computing undergraduate degree.

Experience challenging, comprehensive curricula, informed with the latest innovative research by leading academics, at one of the best computing schools in the world. You'll gain that edge over your competition, and be well-equipped to pursue those long-awaited career opportunities. So, whether you're keen to upskill, or break into the field of Computing, our Master's programs in the various specializations are designed to help you achieve your goals.

- Computer Science specialization
- Information Systems specialization
- Infocomm Security specialization
- Artificial Intelligence specialization
- General Track

The General track is designed primarily for students with non-computing undergraduate degrees and aims to provide a systematic pathway for graduates who wish to embark on an accelerated conversion to the computing field. In addition to helping build a strong foundation in computing fundamentals, this program offers elective modules that cover deep computing expertise to help prepare graduates for future career challenges in the Infocomm sector.

You will be taught by faculty members who are not only excellent educators but also world-class researchers and notable industry leaders. So, you will benefit not only from a program that is informed by the latest research in the field, but also, with our adjunct professors' close ties to industry, one that is enhanced with the knowledge of industry best practices and demands.

There is a strong culture of developing and supporting entrepreneurship and innovation at NUS. In addition to NUS Enterprise's extensive programs, industry partnerships, and funding opportunities, NUS Computing also hosts its incubation center, The Furnace, as well as offers grants, awards, facilities, development programs, and mentorship to support our students, alumni, and staff members' entrepreneurial goals

All NUS students and graduates can make the most of NUS Centre for Future-Ready Graduates' career festivals, career advisory services, resume and interviewing technique workshops, career coaching, and a multitude of other career development programs. As an NUS graduate, you will become part of the global NUS alumni network. You will have the opportunity to attend alumni engagement and networking events where you will be able to meet and develop valuable connections with other prominent alumni in your industry.

Head over to the programme page to know more!



Course Duration

1.5 years

Entry Requirement

The candidates should possess:
- Bachelor's Degree with Honours or equivalent in any discipline, and/or GC in Computing Foundations with a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.0

Note: Applicants who wish to pursue the part-time stackable route are expected to initially have been enrolled in the GC in Computing Foundations

IT-related job experience preferred

The candidates should possess:
- A good honors degree in computing; or
- A good honors degree in a related discipline with 2 years of IT industry experience; or
- A good bachelor's degree in computing with 2 years of IT industry experience; or
- A good bachelor's or honors degree in a business-related discipline with 2 years of IT industry experience.

Candidates with degrees in Electronic Commerce/ Engineering/ Economics/ Statistics/ Mathematics can also be considered for admission to the Information Systems specialization.

GRE / GMAT / Other tests
International applicants are to submit GRE/GMAT test scores as evidence which demonstrates their academic and language ability and readiness for graduate study. Candidates may be required to sit for other tests as prescribed by the school.

Candidates who have graduated from Indian universities may submit GATE scores instead.

Candidates should have a minimum GRE score of 320 (verbal & quantitative) and 3.5 (analytical) or a GMAT score of 650 and above.

In general, all applicants are required to submit GRE/GMAT or TOEFL scores. However, submitted applications without these test scores may be considered, subject to the admission committee’s decision. Please note that admission to the program is on a competitive basis and there is no guarantee of admission.

International applicants who graduated from universities where English is not the main medium of communication must submit TOEFL or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) scores.

The minimum TOEFL scores for Internet-Based Test (IBT) is 90; or an IELTS score of 6.0. GRE and TOEFL scores will be valid for 5 years and 2 years respectively.

The above admission requirements are the minimum requirements. Admission is on a competitive basis and preference will be given to students with IT-related job experiences.

Total Estimated Fee

Specialisation Track S$53,500. General Track S$64,200 (fee quoted are inclusive of GST)

Campus Branches

Kent Ridge Campus