Prospective Students

Offshore Oil & Gas Technology

The Offshore Oil & Gas Technology Specialisation within the Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) curriculum at NUS was launched with the support of EDB, MPA, together with a number of major Oil & Gas service companies and Offshore & Marine companies. The keen interest and serious intent to recruit mechanical engineering graduates are demonstrated by numerous scholarships offered every year by Oil & Gas service companies and Offshore & Marine companies to students taking this specialisation.

Programme Structure

You spend the first two years building a solid foundation in mechanical engineering. Specialisation starts from Stage 3, when you read compulsory module, ME4105 Specialisation Study Module, and at least three technical electives from Group A in the list below. You will work on offshore oil & gas related design and final year projects (FYP), and are encouraged to participate in relevant industry attachments. Guest speakers from the offshore oil & gas industry will also be invited to deliver industrial application lectures to provide insights to the industry. You will be assessed through an FYP dissertation and oral presentation.

Compulsory Module
ME4105 Specialisation Study Module (Offshore Oil and Gas Technology) (August)
ME2135 Intermediate Fluid Mechanics (January)
ME3211 Mechanics of Solids (August)
ME4213 Vibration Theory and Application (January)
ME4245 Robot Kinematics, Dynamics and Control (August)
ME4261 Tool Engineering (January)
1ME5506 Corrosion of Materials (January)
1OT5301 Subsea Systems Engineering (January)

1 Only 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, thereby giving you an edge in the Offshore Oil & Gas industry. Home to over a hundred oil & gas equipment and service companies serving the industry, six out of ten international oilfield equipment companies have established their Asia Pacific bases in Singapore. The rapid expansion of Singapore’s offshore oil & gas sector, where knowledge, practicality, versatility and creativity are paramount, presents great opportunities for mechanical engineers who are highly sought after. Technology innovation has also been a hallmark of the oil & gas industry since its earliest days. Hence, mechanical engineers are also expected to go beyond supervisory and maintenance activities, to undertake high-end design, as well as innovation and R&D work. Knowledge creation is one strategy many leading companies have adopted to position themselves for the next phase of development of the offshore industry. Job prospects in this industry are excellent and remuneration is also usually higher.

Admission Requirements

You apply for admission 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.

*There will be two applications into Offshore Oil & Gas Technology Specialisation Programme – July & January.