School of Academic/ Faculty

• NUS Business School • NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education • NUS School of Computing • NUS College of Design and Engineering • NUS Faculty of Science • NUS Institute of Systems Science

Course Highlight/ Description

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Master of Science (MSc) in Industry 4.0 is a multidisciplinary graduate degree programme that taps on the deep expertise of six NUS academic units in areas pertinent to Industry 4.0:

• NUS Business School
• NUS School of Continuing and Lifelong Education
• NUS School of Computing
• NUS College of Design and Engineering
• NUS Faculty of Science
• NUS Institute of Systems Science

The programme aims to prepare graduates for the emerging workplace of the fourth industrial revolution (also known as Industry 4.0), by equipping them with the skills and knowledge they need to keep pace with the changes occurring in various industries (particularly manufacturing) due to technological disruption, and to lead transformation to enhance productivity in the workplace.

The MSc in Industry 4.0 curriculum, which incorporates learning opportunities both inside the classroom and out in the industry, is specifically designed in accordance with the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB) Singapore Smart Industry Readiness Index. It is intended to further aid companies in transforming their capabilities through their human capital, and support Singapore’s drive towards becoming a Smart Nation.

Why This Programme?

- Develop the breadth and depth of skillsets that defines an Industry 4.0 talent—and be a professional who can synergise technological smarts with business and operational know-how.

- Get acquainted with cutting-edge technologies and tools (e.g. artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality and additive manufacturing) that will transform work and industries in the fourth industrial revolution.

- Grab the opportunity to excel in a range of Industry 4.0 jobs such as Knowledge Analysts, Solutions Architects and Industrial User Experience/User Interface (UX/UI) Designers.

Head over to the programme page to know more!



Course Duration

Full-time: 12–18 months; Part-time: 18–36 months

Entry Requirement

Bachelor's Degree (preferably with Honours) in Science, Engineering, Computing, Analytics or equivalent disciplines

Note: Candidates with academic qualifications other than the above may be considered on a case-by-case basis, subject to approval by the department

Programming knowledge (applicants may be required to complete a programming course to demonstrate their programming competency on a case-by-case basis)

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

Total Estimated Fee

S$49,500.00 (excluding GST) / S$52,965.00 (including GST)

Careers Prospects

The MSc in Industry 4.0 programme aims to nurture a generation of change-makers and leaders who are capable of taking prominent roles in shaping how organisations and society will respond to the latest industrial revolution, which focuses on the digitalisation of manufacturing and business processes to increase productivity, improve efficiency, and develop new sales opportunities.

The curriculum for the programme is aligned to the Smart Industry Readiness Index (SIRI), which was created by the Economic Development Board (EDB) to help manufacturers on their transformation journeys as part of Singapore’s drive towards becoming a Smart Nation. Because of this, graduates of the programme can expect to be prepared for a breadth of careers in a range of different fields, even as Industry 4.0 continues to gather pace.

Some of the top careers enjoyed by current students and graduates of the programme include:
- Control Systems Engineer
- Automation Engineer
- Validation Engineer
- Equipment Systems Engineer
- Data Scientist
- Robotics Engineer
- PLC Programmer
- Systems Integrator
- IT Solution Architect
- UI and UX Designer
- Project Manager
- App Developer

Campus Branches

Kent Ridge Campus