Prospective Students


Master of Engineering and Doctor of Philosophy (by research)

Candidates reading for a higher degree by research pursue independent but supervised research on an approved topic based on which a thesis must be submitted for examination. Candidates are also required to do at least three courses (M.Eng.) and six courses (Ph.D.) to fulfill the coursework requirements.

In addition to passing the Qualifying Examination on subject matter related to coursework and thesis proposal and being examined on the thesis, a candidate for the degree of PhD must also pass an oral examination to defend the thesis submitted. For non-PhD candidates, the oral examination may be prescribed at the discretion of the Board of Examinations.

Details of these programmes can be found in the six engineering schools under NTU College of Engineering (CoE)​ below.


Dual and Joint PhD degree programmes

As part of our talent and intellectual development mission, NTU has partnered with many world-renowned universities to offer dual and joint PhD degree programmes in key research focus areas.   All this is done to bring about greater opportunities for our students to interact with world-class faculty and researchers, to experience and undertake exciting and challenging research collaborations.  These valuable experiences will certainly stretch our students’ learning abilities and in term help to mould their character and self-belief.      

The following is a list of dual and joint PhD degree programmes offer under CoE Schools:

  • Dual PhD Degree:

P​​artner University

​​Research Foc​us​ School
Carnegie Mellon University

Robotics and Intelligent Systems MAE


  • Joint PhD Degree:

Partner University

Research Focus Sch​ool

​Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

​Nanomaterials ​MSE
Hebrew University of Je​rusalem, Israel Environmental Life Sciences and Nanomaterials MSE
Wageningen University, The Netherlands Food Science & Technology SCBE

​Loughborough Unversity, UK

​Sports Technology and Engineering ​MSE

​Linkoping University, Sweden

​Nanomaterials ​MSE
Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Materials Science and Bioengineering MSE
University of Technology of Troyes, France Electrical and Electronics EEE
Technical University of Munich, Germany

​Nano-electronics, Integrated Circuit Design and Sustainable and functional materials


Paris Institute of Technology, France Microelectronics, Nanophotonics, Comms Networking Chemistry, Physics and Chemistry. EEE

​University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Austria​

​Bio sensing and Nanomaterials ​MSE
School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering: SCBE

School of Civil and Environmental Engineering: CEE

School of Computer Science and Engineering: SCSE

School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering: EEE

School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering: MAE

School of Materials Science and Engineering: MSE​​​