Prospective Students


Offered a place at NUS Mechanical Engineering? See what awaits our incoming freshmen!

Message from Head of Department (HoD)

Congratulations on your excellent decision on being a part of the National University of Singapore (NUS). I warmly welcome you to the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME). ME@NUS is ranked 13th in the world (based on latest QS Rankings), hence you can be assured of a quality education comparable to the best in the world and be proud of your mechanical engineering degree when you graduate.

Being the most diverse and versatile of the engineering disciplines, the NUS Mechanical Engineering degree gives you a wide range of career possibilities – aerospace, automotive, manufacturing, robotics and even biomedical technology, among others – your future with NUS ME is endless.

Our goal is to provide you with an enriching and holistic learning experience, with elective options from other engineering disciplines and other faculties within NUS, so that you will become a well-rounded professional.

If you would like to further pursue your area of interest, we offer three optional specialisations. Upon successful completion, you will receive a Certificate of Specialisation, in addition to your B.Eng. (ME) degree – this versatility will give you options to pursue careers in many fields, in addition to those related specifically to the specialisation. These specialisations are:

Aeronautical Engineering
You learn advanced concepts of flight, structures, propulsion and control, and apply these in our state-of-the-art laboratories with extensive testing facilities. You also benefit from the launch of the Centre for Aerospace Engineering (CAE) in 2013, which partners DSO National Laboratories, SIA Engineering and ST Aerospace for aerospace-focused research and education. Experts from the industry will deliver lectures and offer internships, design projects and final-year projects to NUS ME students. Our recent partnership with AIRBUS will provide you with opportunities in internships in a global aerospace company.

Energy and Sustainability
Renewable energy and energy efficiency are central to a sustainable future. You will be equipped with advanced interdisciplinary skills required to analyse, design, optimise and evaluate the technical and economic viability of energy systems. You learn about traditional and alternative energy sources, as well as the science and technology of energy conversion and storage, all within the broader context of energy management, sustainability and security. You have opportunities to put your knowledge into practice across a range of scales and systems as diverse as cooling in electronics to vehicles, buildings, desalination plants, and even entire smart and green cities.

Offshore Oil & Gas Technology
Another specialisation is in Offshore Oil & Gas Technology. In Singapore, the oil and gas sector continues to enjoy steady and robust growth. Six of the top ten international oilfield equipment manufacturers have established their Asian manufacturing base in Singapore, and there are about 100 oil & gas equipment and services companies here. The demand for mechanical engineers in this sector is so strong that many companies are offering attractive scholarships to students taking this specialisation with the view of recruiting them upon graduation.

NUS is currently the only university offering a degree specialisation in Offshore Oil & Gas Technology in Singapore.

Professor Phan-Thien Nhan
Head, Department of Mechanical Engineering


More about our programme:


The 3 Pathways for NUS Engineering Students

Practising Professional Pathway (PPP)

This is the pathway if you are looking into becoming a practising engineer upon graduation. You are prepared for a versatile engineering career through industry-linked internships, professional development modules and other practice-related opportunities.

Innovation & Design-Centric Pathway (iDCP)

This track provides opportunities for pro-active learners from various engineering disciplines to work together on solving complex design-related problems. Through close interaction with relevant stakeholders, students will themselves formulate realistic and challenging projects. They team up to identify user needs, understand cultural and social sensitivities, and harness multidisciplinary knowledge to engineer solutions to real problems.

Students may also elect to immerse themselves in a start-up environment to learn the basics of entrepreneurship. Such experience will enable you to seize business-related opportunities through projects with marketable potential.

Research-Focused Pathway (RfP)

This option prepares you for a career in research, as well as to pursue a postgraduate degree. You would intern at research institutions or research laboratories, undertake an advanced research-focused final-year project, and read a number of graduate-level modules. Before the final year, you may also opt for a taste of independent research through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme.

There are numerous other programmes and opportunities that NUS Engineering offers, many of which are the first of their kind in Singapore. Do take full advantage of these opportunities to enrich and enhance your learning journey with us.


Mechanical Engineering Open House (This event is over. If you had joined us at the event, thank you for coming!)

The Mechanical Engineering Open House will be happening on 13 May 2017, Saturday. If you have been offered a place at NUS Mechanical Engineering (ME), or are our incoming freshmen, or you’re just a school student who’s interested in finding out more about NUS Engineering (and Mechanical Engineering), you are invited!

Date: 13 May 2017, Saturday

Time: 3.00pm – 5.30pm (Registration and displays start at 3pm, programme starts at 3.30pm.)

Venue: LT3
(Across the linkway from Block E5, 4 Engineering Drive 4, Singapore 117583)
National University of Singapore

This event will allow you to learn more about Engineering at NUS. We will be sharing highlights of our programmes and the distinctive features of an Engineering education at NUS. The event will also serve as a platform for informal interaction with professors, students and alumni. We look forward to seeing you there!


3.00 – 3.30pm Registration
Showcase of student projects
Interaction with ME staff and students
3.30- 5.00pm Guests to be seated
Welcome by Prof Phan-Thien Nhan, Head of Department
Introduction by A/Prof Lee Kim Seng, Dy Head (Outreach)
Sharing by ME Students
5.00 – 6.00pm Dinner Reception
Showcase of student projects
Interaction with ME staff and students


ME Camp 2017

(organised by the NUS Society of Mechanical Engineering (SME))

Interested in joining a camp to bond and have fun with your fellow ME peers before your start of university life?

Join us at the ME Camp from 3rd – 5th July 2017!

What is the ME Camp?

  • Social camp for Mechanical Engineering Freshmen
  • Introduction to NUS and the Faculty of Engineering
  • Meet new people, forge new friendships!

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