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 12th 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

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Practising Professional Pathway (PPP)

PPP is the main pathway for those looking to work as an engineering upon graduation. You will be prepared for a versatile engineering career through industry-linked internships, professional development modules and other practice-related opportunities.

Innovation & Design Programme (iDP)

iDP is the pathway for those who are keen to develop new ideas/products or pursue technopreneurship. You will work in teams with your peers from other engineering disciplines on multiyear projects to solve problems and develop new technologies. You will also read entrepreneurship modules and intern at local start-up companies or spend time at one of our NUS Overseas Colleges. You will be awarded a Second Major in Innovation and Design when you successfully complete all the requirements of iDP.

Research-Focused Pathway (RfP)

RfP prepares you for a career in research and to pursue graduate research degrees. You will intern at research institutes or research laboratories, undertake an advanced research-focused final year project, and read a specified number of graduate-level modules. Before the final year, you may also opt to experience independent research under the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP).


Mechanical Engineering Open House

(This event is over. If you have any queries regarding your application / admission / registration, please click here. If you have any queries regarding the B.Eng (Mechanical Engineering) programme or curriculum, please email

The Mechanical Engineering Open House will be happening on 19 May 2018, 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:  Saturday, 19 May 2018

1.30 – 2.30pm
(Engineering Showcase @ LT6 foyer  |  Mech Engin Showcase & Registration @ LT7)

2.30 – 4.00pm
(Official Mechanical Engineering programme @ LT7)

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Venue: LT7
(Block EA, Level 3, 9 Engineering Drive 1, Singapore 117575)
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 and students. We look forward to seeing you there!

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Event details:

Time Activity Location
1.30pm – 2.30pm Booths (special programmes) and Engineering Showcase
(Free & easy)
LT6 foyer
(Block E4, Level 4)
  • Registration for ME programme
    (at both the front and back entrances of LT7)
  • Mechanical Engineering Showcase
  • Interaction with ME staff and students
LT7 back foyer

  • If coming from LT6 foyer, use the stairs on the right of the store “Arise & Shine”, and go straight all the way down.
  • If coming from Block EA, use lift lobby on left after entrance, and proceed to Level 3.
2.25pm – 3.00pm Official Programme

  • Guests to be seated
  • Dean’s Welcome and Overview (Live Stream)
3.00pm – 4.00pm Welcome by Prof Phan-Thien Nhan, Head of Department

Introduction by A/Prof Lee Kim Seng, Dy Head (Outreach)

Sharing by ME Students

  • Refreshments
  • Mechanical Engineering Showcase
  • Interaction with ME staff and students
LT7 back foyer
(Block EA, between level 4 and 5)



ME Freshman Orientation Camp 2018

(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 25th – 27th June 2018!

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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