Electrical and Electronic Engineering


The School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering offers the following graduate programmes by research:-

  • Master of Engineering (M.Eng.)
  • ​Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)

​M.Eng. and Ph.D. candidates may be admitted as full-time or part-time students. The minimum and maximum periods of candidature for both full-time and part-time are available at this link​

Research scholarships, or financial top-ups (for selected industrial projects only) are available to outstanding candidates.

The areas for graduate studies, by research include :

  • Clean and Renewable Energy Systems
  • Efficient Energy Conversion and Utilisation
  • Energy Storage Systems
  • Intelligent Energy Distribution​
  • Power Systems and Power Electronics
  • Autonomous Robots and Intelligent Systems
  • Biomedical Imaging and Signal Processing
  • Control Systems Technologies
  • Machine Vision and Computational Intelligence
  • Process Instrumentation
  • 3DPackaging,System on Package and Printable Electronics
  • Bio-inspired Integrated Circuits and Systems
  • Energy Harvesting and Green Integrated Circuits and Systems
  • High-Speed Signal Integrity Electromagnetic Compatibility and Reliability
  • Mm-wave and Terahertz CMOS IC
  • MEMS, Smart Sensors and Advanced Sensing
  • Lightwave Communication and Photonics
  • Microwave Circuits, Radar, Antennas and Propagation
  • Modulation, Coding and Signal Processing
  • Secure Communication and Networks
  • Cyber-security
  • Wireless Networks, Positioning and RFID
  • Space Technology
  • Vehicular Communication Networks
  • Digital Media Processing and Applications
  • Intelligent Computing and Information Security
  • Internet of Things
  • Pervasive Media and Interface
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Big Data and Video Analytic
  • Biomedical Devices
  • Biophotonics/Nanophotonics
  • Compound Semiconductor/ Opto Electronic Devices
  • Display and Solid State Lightings
  • Silicon/Carbon/Oxide Nanoelectronics and Nanotechnology
  • Integrated Photonics
  • Specialty Optical Fibres
  • Smart Railway Systems

Candidates may visit the Faculty directory​ for research area of faculty and identify the potential supervisor for the M.Eng. or Ph.D. study.

To support advanced research, the School hosts twelve research centres​ which are well-equipped with sophisticated and state-of-the-art equipment.Programme Structure

Candidates enrolled for a graduate programme by research pursue an independent but supervised research in an approved topic based on which a thesis must be submitted for examination.

Candidates are also required to attend a number of graduate level courses and pass the examinations. Candidates are required to attend classes and pass the examinations to earn at least 9 Academic Units (for e.g. 3 3-AU courses) in M.Eng. study and 18 Academic Units (for e.g. 6 3-AU courses) in Ph.D. study. Candidates have to undergo a Qualifying Examination/Confirmation Exercise within a period stipulated by the school.

Upon the completion of the research, the candidate is required to submit a thesis on his/her research for examination. For the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, there is also an oral examination on the subject matter on his/her thesis and other related subjects.

Application Period 
 Admission is in August or January each year.  

Applicants are required to submit online application via the NTU application portal. Please click here for application and admission details. Any other forms of submission will not be accepted. Applicants are advised to submit applications at least 4 months before their desired intake.

​Admission Last Day Of Submission With Supporting Documents
August Semester​​ ​31 January
​January Semester ​31 July

Currently, the University is taking in more students who wish to work towards a Ph.D. degree. If you have a good first degree, you are encouraged to apply for admission to our doctoral programme with a NTU research scholarship. There is no bond for the NTU Research scholarships.Research Interest
Applicants may visit the Research Centre (http://www.eee.ntu.edu.sg/aboutus/FacultyandStaff/Pages/Home.aspx) to view the faculty members affiliated to the respective research centre and their research interest. Applicants may view the list of Ph.D. and M.Eng. Project Proposals below for the projects proposed for Ph.D. and M.Eng. programme.

  • Ph.D. Project Proposals 
  • M.Eng. Project Proposals


Applicants may click on Scholarships to view details.

Admission Requirement

​​General Admission Requirements

​​Applicants from Local Universities

Applicants must have a relevant Bachelor’s degree with at least 2nd class Honours upper or Honours (Distinction)* and the ability to pursue research in the candidate’s proposed field of advanced study.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE), Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE), Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are not required for graduates of the Autonomous Universities in Singapore.

*All NTU first degree students graduating from January 2018 onwards will be awarded degrees according to the new classification nomenclature, regardless of their intake year. Please click on the link below for the new nomenclature (Point 5) :-http://www.ntu.edu.sg/Students/Undergraduate/AcademicServices/Pages/AUS-Handbook-AY2017-18.aspx#Examinations
Applicants from Overseas Universities (based on the first degree)

Applicants from overseas universities must have a relevant Bachelor’s degree with at least 2nd class Honours upper or equivalent.

All applicants from overseas universities must provide GRE. Applicants from India may use Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) in place of GRE.

For applicants whose native language is not English, a good TOEFL score is required. IELTS may be submitted in place of TOEFL.

GRE requirement (Test date must be within 5 years or less from the date of application):

Minimum GRE Verbal Reasoning (V) and Quantitative Reasoning (Q) scores must be at least 149 for each category with a total GRE scores (V + Q) equivalent to or more than 319. In addition, GRE Analytical writing score (AW) must be at least 3.5.

GATE requirements (Test date must be within 3 years or less from the date of application):

Minimum GATE score must be at least 90th percentile.

TOEFL requirements (Test dates must be within 2 years or less from the date of application):

Minimum TOEFL score must be at least :

600 for paper-based test

250 for computer-based test

100 for internet-based test

IELTS requirements (Test date must be within 2 years or less from the date of application):

Minimum IELTS score must be at least 6.5.

Waiver of TOEFL/IELTS requirements for applicants from overseas universities:

The TOEFL/IELTS requirement may be waived if the applicant can submit documentation that English was used as the medium of instruction during tertiary studies. The documentary proof is usually in a form of a letter or certificate.

Note: Official original test scores are not required during the application stage. However, if successfully accepted, the applicant must produce original hardcopy documents during matriculation in NTU.

Interested candidates may click here ​for more information​.


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