School of Academic/ Faculty

NUS College of Design and Engineering (CDE)

Course Highlight/ Description

The Master of Science (Building Performance and Sustainability) programme is a multi-disciplinary educational programme. The aim of the programme is to offer graduates of different disciplines, who are engaged in the design, construction, commissioning, operation and maintenance of building systems and services, an opportunity to acquire knowledge and practice in the broad field of Building Performance and Sustainability.

The MSc BPS programme was developed with an eye on the challenges that the building sector is facing, with emphasis on the rapid urbanisation that is occurring in the tropics, and on similar fundamental issues related to climates and cultures around the world—all issues with the potential to impact billions of people.

Why This Programme?

- Join a university that is ranked among the top in the world for Architecture & Built Environment[1].

- Acquire a sound understanding of the importance of sustainability in building creation, as well as the operation and maintenance of building systems, through a multi-disciplinary approach.

- Graduate with an internationally recognised degree and be qualifi­ed for practice in the broad fi­eld of Building Performance and Sustainability.

[1] QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021

Head over to the programme page to know more!



Course Duration

Full-time: 12 months; Part-time: 24 months

Entry Requirement

Bachelor’s Degree (preferably with honours) in a relevant discipline

For holders of Bachelor’s Degrees with honours, relevant practical experience preferred

For holders of Bachelor’s Degrees without honours, at least three years of relevant work experience

English Language:
Applicants whose native tongue and medium of university instruction is not completely in English:

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) minimum score of 85 (Internet-based), or
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) minimum Academic score of 6.0.

Note: TOEFL / IELTS scores are valid for two years from the test date and should not have expired at point of application. Expired scores will not be considered for the application.

Total Estimated Fee

S$42,056.08 (excluding GST) / S$45,000.00 (including GST)

Campus Branches

Kent Ridge Campus