MSc (Project Management)

Aims And Objectives

The Master of Science (Project Management) [MSc(PM)] programme was established in 1986, making it one of the oldest project management programmes in the world. It aims to provide professionals with the sound management skills and techniques necessary for the successful completion of complex projects.

The programme focuses on front-end general project management issues such as development, finance, contract and dispute management. This is supplemented by allowing students to take elective modules from other faculties according to their professional specialisations. The programme is taught by senior faculty members and industry experts. It attracts specialists from various sectors such as construction, engineering, marine and IT. Participants from overseas feature strongly on all intakes, and the wide mix of expertise allows for meaningful exchange and interaction at graduate level.

The Department is a founding member of the International Project Management Education Union (IPMEU) of universities that offer strong project management programmes. The partner universities are Peking University, ESC-Lille, University of Quebec, University of California (Berkeley), University of Maryland, University of Texas (Dallas), University of Lancaster, and University of Manchester. The immediate past Programme Director, Professor Willie Tan, is the first rotating Chairman of IPMEU.

Project Finance Specialisation

The Project Finance specialisation has been introduced in the MSc (PM) curriculum with effect from AY2014/2015, Semester 1.

The following six modules will form the specialisation track from which those who wish to specialise will select any five modules.

  • PM5105 Development Finance
  • PM5109 Project Management Law
  • PM5113 Managing Projects using BIM
  • PM5114 Managing Complex Projects
  • PM5115 Project Finance Contracts and Agreements
  • PM5116 Project Finance Case Studies

Students must pass any five of the above modules to obtain a specialisation classification in the academic transcript.

Concurrent Degree Programme

The NUS Master of Science (Project Management), M.Sc. (PM), Concurrent Degree Programme (CDP) is open for admission to eligible undergraduates from relevant NUS faculties and schools who have completed 80 Modular Credits with a CAP of at least 4.0.

During the senior undergraduate study:

  • Complete a minimum of 2 M.Sc.(PM) modules if you do not wish to specialise
  • Complete a minimum of 3 M.Sc.(PM) modules if you wish to specialise in Project Finance

These modules will be treated as UE modules until the completion of the bachelor's degree programme and thereafter transferred as MSc modules to the MSc (PM) programme.

Spend an additional semester after the final undergraduate semester to complete the remaining modules to earn the M.Sc. (PM) degree.

For Further information on CDP, please contact:

Assoc Prof Lim Pin, Programme Director (PD) (Email: )

Programme Application

The August 2017 intake application period for Concurrent Degree Programme is from 05 January 2017 - 27 January 2017.

Note: Existing NUS undergraduate applying for Master of Science (Project Management) Concurrent Degree Programme should click here to download the application form. Completed form and supporting documents should be submitted to Department of Building by 27 January 2017.

Please do not apply via Graduate Admission System (GDA2).

Admission Requirements

At least a bachelor’s degree with honours in a relevant discipline.
Candidates should have at least two years of relevant practical experience after their first degrees.

Programme Structure & Modules Description

Programme Structure AY2014 Description of Modules

Graduation Requirement

  • MSc (PM) without Specialisation

    The programme can be completed in one year on a full-time basis, or in two years on a part-time basis. Successful completion of the programme requires a candidate to pass:

    1. 3 essential modules;
    2. 4 modules from prescribed elective modules and specialisation modules; and
    3. 3 unrestricted elective modules (or a dissertation plus one unrestricted elective module).

  • MSc (PM) with Specialisation

    The programme can be completed in one year on a full-time basis, or in two years on a part-time basis. Successful completion of the programme requires a candidate to pass:

    1. 3 essential modules;
    2. 5 specialisation modules; and
    3. 2 unrestricted elective modules (or a dissertation)

    This is to be done with a Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of not less than 3.0 and within a maximum period of 4 semesters for full-time candidates, and 6 semesters for part-time candidates. For item c), students may select master-level modules from other faculties to suit their own professional backgrounds. For instance, construction professionals may wish to select project management modules, IT professionals may opt to do modules offered by School of Computing, and engineers may opt for engineering modules.


Scholarships: Full-time applicants for the August Intake from ASEAN (excluding Singapore citizens and Singapore permanent residents) with very good academic results may apply for the NUS Graduate Scholarship for ASEAN Nationals.

Key Information

Number of Intakes: Two per academic year, in January and August
Application deadlines: August and January
On-line Application:
Frequently asked Questions:
Classes: Evening classes only (7-10pm). Part-time students attend 2 or 3 classes per week, and full-time students attend 4 or 5 classes per week.
SDE Intranet for Graduate students:
Graduate Students Intranet:

Useful Links

For further information on the Programme, please contact:

Programme Administrator: Ms Tamilchelvi (Email: )


Programme Director (PD): Assoc Prof Lim Pin (Email: )