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Appendix 1: BEng in Materials Science and Engineering Admission Requirements

For admission to the Materials Science and Engineering programme, a candidate (A level student) must fulfill the following requirements (a&b):
a. H2 pass in Mathematics, Pure, Applied or Further Mathematics

And
b. H2 pass in either Physics or Chemistry

Degree Requirements
Students in the Bachelor of Engineering (Materials Science and Engineering) programme are required to satisfy the following requirements to graduate from the course: Complete a minimum of 160 MCs with a CAP 2.0 Students should not read more than 60MCs of level 1000 modules towards their degree requirements. Pass the modules in accordance with Table 1. Pass at least four technical elective from Table 2. A student may obtain a specialization certificate in Polymeric and Biomedical Materials or Nanostructured Materials/Nanotechnology by taking 4 modules from the respective group (Table 2). The certificate will be issued by the Department. Satisfy all other requirements as prescribed by the Faculty of Engineering or the University.

Table 1: Summary of MSE modules requirements and credits


MODULAR REQUIREMENTS UNIVERSITY LEVEL REQUIREMENTS 1 x Singapore Study Module 2 x GEMs: at least one from Group B (Humanities and Social Science) 2 x Breadth Modules (outside the students faculty) UNRESTRICTED ELECTIVE MODULES FACULTY REQUIREMENTS EG1413 Critical Thinking and Writing 4 4 8 8 20 10 MCs 20

HR2002 Human Capital in Organizations EG2401 Engineering Professionalism English* FOUNDATION REQUIREMENTS MA1505 Mathematics I MA1506 Mathematics II PC1431 Physics IE** PC1432 Physics IIE** EG1108 Electrical Engineering CS1010E Programming Methodology + CM1111 Basic Inorganic Chemistry*** CM1121 Basic Organic Chemistry or CM1501 Organic Chemistry for Engineers*** MSE CORE MODULES**** MLE1101 Introductory Materials Science and Engineering MLE2101 Introduction to Structure of Materials MLE2102 Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams MLE2103 Phase Transformation and Kinetics MLE2104 Mechanical Properties of Materials MLE2105 Electronic Properties of Materials MLE2106 Metallic Materials MLE2107 Ceramic Materials and Processing 2nd Year Materials Laboratory MLE3101 Materials Characterization MLE3102 Degradation and Failure of Materials MLE3103 Materials Design and Selection MLE3104 Polymeric and Composite Materials MLE3105 Dielectric and Magnetic Materials BN3301 Introduction to Biomaterials 3rd Year Materials Laboratory MSE CORE PROJECTS MLE4101 BEng Dissertation (over two semesters) MLE4102 Design Project MSE ELECTIVE MODULES Total

3 3 31 4 4 4 4 3 4 4 4 52 4 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 4 4 4 3 3 4 12 8 4 15 160

Table 2: MSE Elective modules****


POLYMERIC AND BIOMEDICAL MATERIALS (four modules from this group are required for the specialization) MLE4201 Advanced Materials Characterization MLE4202 Selected advanced Topics on Polymers MLE4203 Polymeric Biomedical Materials ME4253 Biomaterials Engineering BN4109 Special topics in Bioengineering BN4301 Principles of Tissue Engineering CM4266 Current Topics in Materials Chemistry PC4268 Biophysical Instrumentation and Biomolecular Electronics NANOSTRUCTURED MATERIALS & NANOTECHNOLOGY (four modules from this group are required for the specialization) MLE4201 Advanced Materials Characterization MLE4204 Synthesis and Growth of Nanostructures MLE4205 Theory & Modeling of Material Properties MLE4206 Current topics on Nanomaterials MLE4208 Photovoltaic Materials PC4253 Thin film Technology CN4223R Microelectronic Thin Films

Other Elective Modules


MLE4207 Growth Aspects of Semiconductor MLE4209 Magnetism and Magnetic Materials EE4411 Silicon Processing Technology EE4401 Optoelectronics CN4217R Processing of Microelectronic Materials CN4203R Polymer Engineering CN5251 Membrane Science and Technology ME4283 Micro-fabrication Process ME4293 Microelectronics packing
* For students who have not passed or been exempted from the Qualifying English Test at the time of admissions to the Faculty, they have to do ES1000 and/or ES1102. This will be decided by CELC. With effect from AY2010/2011, EG1471 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES (ENGG) is replaced by ES1102 ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES **Students without A-Level pass in Physics must read PC1221 Fundamentals of Physics I and PC1222 Fundamentals of Physics II as a prerequisite for PC1431 and PC1432.

***Students without A-level pass in Chemistry must read CM1417 Fundamentals of Chemistry as a prerequisite for CM1111 and CM1121 or CM1501. ****The relevant departments reserve the right to decide on the modules to be offered in any given semester. + With effect from AY2010/2011, CS1101C Programming Methodology is replaced by CS1010E Programming Methodology.

Recommended Semester Schedule


The recommended semester schedules for direct entry Materials Science and Engineering students and Common Engineering students are presented in Table 3 and Table 4 respectively. Compared to the recommended semester schedule of First Year Common Engineering, a Direct Entry student should read MLE1101 Introductory Materials Science and Engineering in Semester 1 instead of EG1109 Statics and Mechanics of Materials, as EG1109 is not included in the Faculty Requirements for BEng in Materials Science and Engineering. For a Common Engineering Entry student, MLE1101 should be taken in Semester 1 of Year 2. EG1109 Statics and Mechanics of Materials is counted towards Unrestricted Elective Modules. It is recommended, that a Common Engineering Entry student may take 16 MCs from Technical Electives (4 modules of 4 MCs) instead of 15 MCs as required (without taking an extra module). Students are to ensure that they meet the prerequisites before choosing a particular module. Table 3: Recommended Semester Schedule for Direct Entry MSE Students Semester 1 MA1505 Mathematics I PC1431 Physics IE MLE1101 Introductory Materials Science and Engineering EG1413 Critical Thinking and Writing Singapore Study Module ES1102 English For Academic Purposes Sub-total Semester 3 CM1111 Basic Inorganic Chemistry CM1501 Organic Chemistry for Engineersor
+

MCs 4 4 4 4 4 20

Semester 2 MA1506 Mathematics II PC1432 Physics IIE CS1010E Programming Methodology EG1108 Electrical Engineering GEM/Breadth/UEM GEM/Breadth/UEM Sub-total Semester 4

MCs 4 4 4 3 4 4 23

4 4 4 4 4 20

MLE2103 Phase Transformation and Kinetics MLE2104 Mechanical Properties of Materials MLE2105 Electronic Properties of Materials MLE3101 Materials Characterization GEM/Breadth/UEM
nd

4 4 4 4 4 20

CM1121 Basic Organic Chemistry MLE2101 Structure of Materials MLE2102 Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams GEM/Breadth/UEM/
nd

2 Year MSE Laboratory Sub-total Semester 5 MLE2106 Metallic Materials MLE2107 Ceramic Materials and Processing

2 Year MSE Laboratory Sub-total Semester 6


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MCs 3 3

MCs / UEMs 12

EG3601 Industrial Attachment

MLE3102 Degradation and Failure of Materials MLE3103 Materials Design and Selection MLE3104 Polymeric and Composite Materials MLE3105 Dielectric and Magnetic Materials
rd

4 4 3 3 20 Sub-total Semester 8 MLE4101 BEng Dissertation EG2401 Engineering Professionalism MSE Elective 3 MSE Elective 4 GEM/Breadth/UEM GEM/Breadth/UEM Sub-total 12 MCs 4 3 3 4 4 4 22

3 Year MSE Laboratory Sub-total Semester 7 MLE4101 BEng Dissertation MLE4102 Design Project MSE Elective 1 MSE Elective 2 BN3301 Introduction to Biomaterials HR2002 Human Capital in Organizations Sub-total

MCs 4 4 4 4 4 3 23

Total MCs 160


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Students are strongly recommended to take EG3601 Industrial Attachment (IA), which is counted towards UEM. For the students who are not going for IA, please take minimum 12 MCs (e.g. 3 UEMs of 4 MCs) instead of IA as required.

Table 4: Recommended Semester Schedule for Common Engineering Entry MSE Students Semester 1 MA1505 Mathematics I PC1431 Physics IE EG1109 Statics and Mechanics of Materials EG1413 Critical Thinking and Writing Singapore Study Module ES1102 English For Academic Purposes Sub-total Semester 3 CM1111 Basic Inorganic Chemistry CM1501 Organic Chemistry for Engineersor
+

MCs 4 4 3 4 4 19

Semester 2 MA1506 Mathematics II PC1432 Physics IIE CS1010E Programming Methodology EG1108 Electrical Engineering GEM/Breadth/UEM GEM/Breadth/UEM Sub-total Semester 4

MCs 4 4 4 3 4 4 23

4 4 4 4 4 20

MLE2103 Phase Transformation and Kinetics MLE2104 Mechanical Properties of Materials MLE2105 Electronic Properties of Materials MLE3101 Materials Characterization GEM/Breadth/UEM
nd

4 4 4 4 4 20

CM1121 Basic Organic Chemistry MLE2101 Structure of Materials MLE2102 Thermodynamics and Phase Diagrams GEM/Breadth/UEM/
nd

2 Year MSE Laboratory Sub-total Semester 5 MLE2106 Metallic Materials

2 Year MSE Laboratory Sub-total Semester 6


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MCs 3

MCs / UEMs 12

EG3601 Industrial Attachment

MLE2107 Ceramic Materials and Processing MLE3102 Degradation and Failure of Materials MLE3103 Materials Design and Selection MLE3104 Polymeric and Composite Materials MLE3105 Dielectric and Magnetic Materials 3rd Year MSE Laboratory Sub-total Semester 7 MLE4101 BEng Dissertation MLE4102 Design Project MSE Elective 1 MSE Elective 2 BN3301 Introduction to Biomaterials HR2002 Human Capital in Organizations Sub-total

3 4 4 3 3 20 MCs 4 4 4 4 4 3 23 Sub-total Semester 8 MLE4101 BEng Dissertation EG2401 Engineering Professionalism MSE Elective 3 MSE Elective 4 GEM/Breadth/UEM GEM/Breadth/UEM Sub-total 12 MCs 4 3 4 4 4 4 23

Total MCs 160


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Students are strongly recommended to take EG3601 Industrial Attachment (IA), which is counted towards UEM. For the students who are not going for IA, please take minimum 12 MCs (e.g. 3 UEMs of 4 MCs) instead of IA as required.