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Offshore Engineering/Technology, Maritime Law, and Supply Chain Management Education at NUS Singapore

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Established in 1905 and a leading global university centered in Asia, The National University of Singapore (NUS) is Singapore's oldest university and the largest university in the country in terms of student enrollment and curriculum offered. Its transformative education includes a broad-based curriculum underscored by multi-disciplinary courses and cross-faculty enrichment, as well as special programs which allow students to realize their potential.

Over 36,000 students from 100 countries further enrich the community with their diverse social and cultural perspectives, making campus life vibrant and exciting. The university is considered to be one of the most prestigious universities in Asia. In 2011, NUS was ranked 28th in the world and 3rd in Asia by the QS World University Rankings.

The Centre for Offshore Research & Engineering (CORE) was established at NUS to help strengthen performance of Singapore as an oil and gas hub.  CORE aims to develop advanced technologies and enlarge the talent pool in offshore engineering research and development (R&D) through working with other local & international experts and partners in the oil and gas industry.

The Logistics Institute - Asia Pacific is collaboration between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) for research and education programs in global logistics. This collaboration provides joint logistics expertise which caters to the logistics needs of the industries across the world today focusing on global logistics, information technology, industrial engineering and supply chain management.

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Academic Programs

Offshore Engineering & Technology Programs

  • MSc (Offshore Technology)
  • MSc (Offshore Technology) with Specialization in Subsea Engineering
  • MSc (Offshore Technology) with Specialization in Petroleum Engineering
  • MSc (Offshore Technology) with Specialization in Offshore Structures
  • The program offers a comprehensive coverage of topics in Offshore Engineering & Structures, Subsea Engineering, and Petroleum Engineering and Geosciences that are of great relevance to the offshore oil and gas industry which span the design of facilities in shallow waters to challenges that are faced by engineers in developments in deep waters and in arctic conditions, and technologies related to drilling, downhole measurements and characterization in the exploration and production of petroleum reservoirs. The program is supported under SkillsFuture Study Award, Marine and Offshore Engineering.
  • Graduate Certificate in Offshore Structures: The program aims at providing current and updated knowledge in Offshore Structures for graduates with B.Eng. (Civil Engineering) degree, other relevant engineering degrees or equivalent.
  • MEng / PhD Research in Offshore & Marine Sector: A research degree leading to the Doctor of Philosohpy (PhD) is available to prepare candidates for a career in research, academia or leadership role in the offshore and maritime sector. Competitive research scholarships are available for outstanding candidates. Candidates may register with the relevant departments in the Faculty. Offshore & Marine is a highly specialized industry that requires a constant pool of talents with the right skills to support its growth and development.

Supply Chain Programs

  • BTech Supply Chain Management (4 years, part time): The program will provide an avenue for suitably qualified polytechnic diploma holders who are currently employed to pursue a part-time degree at NUS, while allowing them to stay economically productive during the course. The part-time program will marry key components from the broad-based full-time Bachelor of Engineering (BEng) (ISE) program with essential elements of strong industry relevance that will be immediately useful in the workplace. In this way, it will fulfill the strong aspiration of the growing number of capable polytechnic graduates to obtain a degree without the need to go overseas or give up their jobs.
  • MSc in Supply Chain Management (full-time, part-time): It is an inter-faculty program between The Logistics Institute - Asia Pacific (TLI-AP), Industrial & Systems Engineering (ISE) at Faculty of Engineering and the Department of Decision Sciences (DS) at NUS Business School. The program is ideal for mid-career professionals who are keen to advance their career in logistics. The integrated program which combines business and engineering will provide students with a comprehensive skill-set for planning, designing and operating modern supply chains in Asia. On completion of the course, graduates will be well equipped with knowledge of global logistics, information technology and industrial engineering to take on a challenging career in the logistics industry.

Maritime Law Programs

  • Master of Laws (LLM in Maritime Law): This program enables law graduates to obtain specialized knowledge in maritime law, a field of great importance to Singapore and the region. Students will obtain a comprehensive overview of the legal matters relating to commercial shipping, marine insurance, shipping regulation and ocean policy. Overseas candidates accepted into this specialization will do it full-time within one academic year. Candidates working for companies based in Singapore and who wish to do the specialization part-time over two academic years, must furnish evidence of full sponsorship from their companies or the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA).
  • Graduate Diploma in Maritime Law & Arbitration: Designed for students who do not possess a first degree in law, the Diploma provides specialized training in maritime law and arbitration to professionals such as master mariners, chief engineers and graduates from other disciplines working in the maritime sector. The Graduate Diploma allows individuals from Singapore-based companies who are able to furnish evidence of full sponsorship from their companies or the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) to pursue the course on a part-time basis over two years. Overseas students will generally complete the Graduate Diploma in one year.

Logistics Institute Summer School


  • Global Logistics & Supply Chain Management (2 weeks): The program provides a unique enriching experiential learning opportunity to gain a broader understanding and insight into global logistics and supply chains, over an intensive 2-week summer school program at the Logistikum, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. Students may include this module to satisfy the MSc (SCM) degree requirements, subject to the approval


NUS has a range of joint, double and concurrent degree programs with some of the best universities in the world. As a leading research-intensive university, there are many opportunities for the students to interact and work with faculty and graduate students at the cutting edge of knowledge creation in a wide range of fields. In NUS, you would be constantly bumping into, interacting with and learning from students and faculty from more than a hundred countries, from a wide range of disciplines from philosophy to physics, from medicine to music.

  • Campus: NUS main campus is located in southwest Singapore at Kent Ridge, with an area of approximately 370 acres. The Bukit Timah campus houses the law faculty, while the Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore is located at the Outram campus.
  • Accreditation: NUS is a national university of Singapore. Many of the programs and faculties are accredited by various national and international accreditation bodies such as Engineering Accreditation Board and EQUIS.
  • NUS Career Center: The NUS Career Center is dedicated to assist you to identify and develop your career goals through better self awareness. An understanding of your career interests, competencies and work values are important in making a sound career choice.
  • Internship: Internships provide you with an opportunity to try out a potential career field, or a particular company / employer. Get a valuable foothold into the working world and start building on your work experience. The internship program occurs during the vacation periods of: Semester 1 : Dec – Jan (5 weeks); and Semester 2 : May – Jul (12 weeks).
  • NUS eJob Center: This NUS online job portal is a service available for students and you can search for job openings and internship opportunities or deposit your resume in the job bank.
  • Center for Maritime Studies: The center is a National University of Singapore research center specializing in maritime affairs. Launched in 2005, the center responds to the need to pool resources together to embark on forward-looking research, capitalizing on global trade trends in Singapore and the world.
  • Study Abroad: NUS Extension provides opportunities for foreign students and delegates to undertake an exciting academic adventure in Singapore. The study abroad programs will not only stimulate your mind, but also afford you the chance to know another culture first-hand and make friends from around the globe.
  • Entrepreneurship Development: The NUS Extension suite of programs aims to unleash the entrepreneurial mind and inspire you to persist in your endeavors. NUS places strong emphasis on program quality and relevance and, every program adopts a systematic approach in training entrepreneurs with practical skills and essential knowledge. From new venture creation to IPO and beyond, you will get help from NUS.
  • Housing: Only full time undergraduate and graduate students registered with the National University of Singapore are eligible.

LAST UPDATED ON Jan 13, 2021