School of Academic/ Faculty

NUS College of Design and Engineering (CDE)

Course Highlight/ Description

The Master of Science (Maritime Technology and Management) or MSc (MTM) seeks to train and equip graduates with key skillsets to enable next-generation port capabilities in Singapore, such as industrial systems development, big data analytics tools, and emerging port technologies (e.g., digitalization to train workers). The MSc (MTM) alumni community will function as touchpoints which the Centre for Maritime Studies (CMS) and the Department of Industrial Systems Engineering and Management (ISEM) can capitalize for future collaboration between industry and research.

Singapore strives to be the Global Maritime Hub for Connectivity, Innovation, and Talent, and a hub of excellence for shipping, port, offshore, and maritime-related businesses. We envision to be the International Maritime Centre (IMC). Singapore hopes to leverage cutting-edge systems and infrastructure to become a key node in the global maritime network. Additionally, the industry sees the need for strong innovative players and a talented workforce equipped with future-ready skills and a global mindset. The MSc (MTM) aims to nurture talent with strong analytics expertise to prepare the maritime industry for digitalization and technology innovation. In line with the government’s directives, the MSc (MTM) aims to develop a strong maritime innovation ecosystem at local, regional, and global levels. Graduates will be equipped with skillsets enabling the next-generation maritime and logistics capabilities in Singapore and worldwide, including the latest data analytics, port, maritime, and logistics technologies.

Why Study This Program?
The main features that distinguish our program from existing graduate programs in maritime studies are:

- A 15-week internship practicum (for full-time students) in a maritime-related company aims to provide students with the opportunity to integrate knowledge and theory on maritime technology and management acquired during the program in a practical setting.

- A maritime team project (for part-time students) in a maritime-related topic that is of current relevance to the maritime and adjacent industries. Part-time team projects will be purposeful and be deeply integrated with core maritime content and practices. Students will imbibe the innovative spirit that is needed for creative technological solutions to be developed.

- A deep focus on programming methodology, statistics, machine learning, and data mining/analytics.

- Good blend to international mix.

- Strong support from industry, including the Singapore Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and PSA Singapore.

- Seminars, workshops, and industry visits would be arranged with industry partners to broaden the students’ learning experience and provide intense networking opportunities with industry practitioners.

- Job placement assistance.

Scholarship/Financial Assistance:
A "fee rebate" offered to successfully admitted candidates for AY2022/2023, in the amount of S$10,000 for all new students, with an additional S$6,000 for Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents

Head over to the programme page to know more!



Course Duration

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

Entry Requirement

Bachelor's Degree with honours, preferably in a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) discipline

Note: Candidates without an honours degree will be considered for admission based on average scores during the entire course of study. These applicants may be requested to attend an interview session.

Strong technical background with at least two years of working experience in the maritime sector is advantageous.

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 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$58,000.00 (excluding GST) / S$62,060.00 (including GST)

Campus Branches

Kent Ridge Campus