The Master of Computing programme is a comprehensive and challenging graduate programme with area specialisations. It encompasses latest research findings, both applied and fundamental. The programme also provides advanced and in-depth knowledge of IT to prepare the students for challenges in IT career.
The programme may be taken full-time or part-time. Most level 5000 modules are conducted in the evenings.
Starting from AY2023/2024, all Singaporeans and Permanent Residents enrolling into the MComp (Specialisation) programme (which is not subsidized by the government) will be automatically extended a 10% tuition fee rebate. NUS alumni, regardless of nationality, will receive a total of 15% rebate.
Structure of Programme
Students enrolled to the Infocomm Security specialisation will complete the MComp programme by selecting one of the following structures:
Option 1 - Infocomm Security Dissertation Option
InfoSec specialisation students under this option are to complete six modules (24 modular credits) offered by the School of Computing, with at least three modules from the InfoSec specialisation. A maximum of two level 4000 modules is allowed.
In addition, they will need to complete a project which culminates with a dissertation (16 modular credits).
Option 2 – Infocomm Security Project Option
Students will need to complete eight modules (32 modular credits) offered by the School of Computing, with at least four modules from the InfoSec specialisation. A maximum of two CS/IS level 4000 modules is allowed.
Students will also complete a one-semester long project (8 modular credits). Students can undertake an external company/agency-proposed InfoSec projects with a SoC faculty member’s involvement, or a project proposed solely by an SoC faculty member.
Modules offered in the Specialisation
The details of the pool of modules available are listed in Annex A (InfoSec).
Duration of Programme
The normal candidature periods for full-time and part-time students are 1.5 years and 2.5 years respectively. The maximum candidature is 3 years.
The maximum and minimum workload for part-time candidates per semester are 12 and 4 modular credits respectively. Candidates who are on full-time candidature can have a maximum and minimum workload of 20 and 12 modular credits respectively per semester.
The Master of Computing programme uses the Cumulative Average Point (CAP) as a criterion for continuation and graduation. The University sets the minimum standards and specific programmes may implement stricter or additional requirements. For more information on the University’s continuation requirements and duration of the programme, please refer to http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/academic-information-policies/graduate/graduate-continuation-and-graduation-requirements.
In order to graduate from the MComp programme, students are required to fulfil the programme and specialisation requirements, as well as achieve a minimum final CAP of 3.0.