Prospective Students

Aeronautical Engineering

The Aeronautical Engineering Specialisation within the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) curriculum at NUS is where you are equipped with a blend of analytical, computational and experimental skills for a professional career in the aerospace industry. 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 even have opportunities to work on the analysis, design, construction and control of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), Wing-in-Ground Effect crafts (WIG) or flapping-wing Micro Air Vehicles (MAV).

Programme Structure

You spend the first two years building a solid foundation in mechanical engineering. Specialisation starts from Stage 3, when you read related technical electives as shown below. In Stage 4, you select a final-year-project (FYP) that is related to aeronautical engineering. Besides being assessed through the usual FYP dissertation and oral presentations, you also present your work in a poster session.

(Matriculated AY16/17 onwards) Students taking the Aeronautical specialisation must complete ME2135 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics, select TWO modules from Group A, TWO modules from GROUP B and present their FYP in a poster session.

Compulsory Module
ME2135 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics (January)
ME4231 Aerodynamics (January)
ME4241 Aircraft Performance and Stability (January)
ME5309 Aircraft Engines and Rocket Propulsion (January)
ME4212 Aircraft Structures (January)
ME4233 Computational Methods in Fluids Mechanics (August)
ME4291 Finite Element Analysis (August)
ME5304 Experimental Fluid Mechanics (August)

1Only Stage 4 students with CAP = or > 3.5 are allowed to read level 5000 modules.


You will receive a separate certificate of specialisation, in addition to your B.Eng. (ME) degree scroll. You will be able to apply the essential understanding and skill sets you have developed to the analysis, design, manufacture, maintenance, operation and support of aerial vehicles and systems. The versatility of your training in mechanical engineering will also enable you to pursue a career in many other fields, in addition to those related specifically to aeronautical engineering.

Admission Requirements

Aeronautics is one of the most technologically advanced engineering areas, and the Aeronautical Engineering Specialisation is a premier pathway for select students. You may apply for admission either at the point of entry into the NUS B.Eng. (ME) programme, or later in Stage 3 of your studies in ME. Your selection to and continuation in the specialisation is based on overall merit, as well as your aptitude in related foundational modules.

Students in Aeronautical Engineering specialisation are expected to fulfil the following requirements:-

  1. Obtain at least grade B for ME2134 Fluids Mechanics I
  2. Maintain at least a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.5 and above.

Centre for Aerospace Engineering

The Aeronautical Engineering Specialisation is the education pillar of the Centre for Aerospace Engineering (CAE), a comprehensive centre for aerospace-focused research, education and outreach activities within the Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME) at NUS.  Our partnerships with industry leaders – AIRBUS, DSO National Laboratories, SIA Engineering Company and ST Aerospace bring a strong industry relevance to our education content. Our partners offer guest lectures in this specialisation, as well as exclusive site visits. There are also prospects for internships, and collaboration in design and research projects.