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Administered by Singapore – MIT Alliance (SMA)

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  • Programmes

  • Advanced Materials for Micro- and Nano- Systems (AMM&NS)

  • High Performance Computation for Engineered Systems (HPCES)

  • Innovation in Manufacturing Systems & Technology (IMST)

  • Molecular Engineering of Biological and Chemical Systems (MEBCS)

  • Computer Science (CS)

  • Degrees

  • Professional Masters (S.M.) – 1 year intensive course work and

  • an industry project

  • Ph.D – 3 to 4 years; course work and a research thesis

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Terms and conditions of the

SMA Scholarship

  • Monthly allowance of S$1500

  • S$2000 for PhD students

  • 2.5 Weeks of immersion at MIT

  • 6 Months of attachment at MIT for PhD students

  • Two-way return tickets to MIT

  • Tuition fees fully paid

  • Admission into MIT Alumni

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Advanced Materials for Micro-

and Nano- Systems (AMM&NS)

  • Unique and modern in content

    • focuses on micro and nano systems for

  • microelectronic applications

    • -encompasses material growths, processing,

    • microstructures, properties performance

    • and characterisation

    • - emphasises on fundamental principles

    • involving thermodynamics, kinetics, electronic,

    • optical and magnetic properties

  • Web-based capabilities for characterisation at a distance

  • Additional electives for Ph.D candidates can be chosen

  • from MIT list of courses

  • Eligibility: A good dose in semiconductor materials: Science;

  • Electrical & Electronic Eng; Physics, Chemistry.

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High Performance Computation for Engineered Systems (HPCES)

in Engineering Science and Systems Optimization

  • Master of Science in HPCES

  • Professional Master’s focuses on the critical and effective application

  • of existing simulation and optimization software.

  • Doctor of Philosophy in HPCES

  • Research doctorate emphasizes the formulation, analysis

  • and implementation of existing and new

  • computational techniques.

  • Eligibility: Maths, Engineering, Science

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Innovation in Manufacturing Systems & Technology (IMST)

Unique features of programme

  • emphasis on innovation and entrepreneurship

  • couple engineering to business

  • exposure to strategies in global manufacturing

  • Pro-seminars by prominent personnel from industry

    Eligibility: Mechanical Eng., Physics

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MEBCS Research

  • Structured Fluid – Materials Synthesis

  • Surface/Interface Functionalisation

  • Materials Design and Applications

  • Biological Functionality

  • Biotechnology

  • Biochemical Processes

  • Eligibility: Chemical Eng, Chemistry

  • Materials Eng.

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Computer Science

Possible research topics:

Architecture & software for embedded systems

Algorithms for parallel and distributed architectures

Compilation for novel architectures

Data mining and machine learning

Web information systems

Database technology

Eligibility: Computer Science and related subjects (ECE and Maths)

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A/P Choi W K


A/P Li L W


A/P Tor S B


A/P Lee J Y




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  • Entry requirements

    • GRE or GATE (India) Score

    • TOEFL score of 577 and above

    • Evaluator’s report

    • Transcript Deadlines

    • Personal statement Submission: 15 January 2002

    • Leadership quality Offer: 15 March 2002

    • Co-curricular activities Acceptance: 15 April 2002

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Tel: (65) 874 4787

Fax: (65) 775 2920

Contact Singapore


Tel: (65) 3328498/7


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Administered by the

Economic Development Board


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Postgraduate Manpower Programme (Coursework)

Creating manpower with postgraduate training for industries….

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Mechanism: PMP (Coursework)






MSc Training

12 months

2 years’ bond

Companies select and sponsor suitable trainees

EDB provides grant to companies

EDB and Company jointly select


Bond is with EDB

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Why you should apply for PMP

  • Full sponsorship of MSc course fees in addition to other allowances

  • Be trained at NUS and NTU to acquire skills in areas highly regarded by industry

  • A job at a prestigious company with high-tech operations upon completion of MSc course

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  • Sponsorship per Trainee

    • Full sponsorship of course fees

    • Stipend: S$ 1,300 (Monthly)

    • Book and equipment allowance: S$600 (Annual)

    • Set-up allowance for foreign trainees relocating to Singapore: S$ 500 (one-time)

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Hold an undergraduate degree from NUS, NTU or one of the top overseas universities

  • Qualify for admission into one of the 1-year full-time MSc courses eligible for sponsorship under this Programme

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Eligible MSc courses

  • MSc courses eligible for sponsorship are in the areas of: Average intake/year

    Internet Technology 30

    Networking 20

    Signal Processing 20

    Wireless Communications 30

    Wafer Fab/LCD 50

    IC Design (available in 2002) 30

    Optics (available in 2002) 45

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  • For more information on PMP:

    • NUS

    • NTU


  • For enquiries on PMP:

    • NUS:


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On-the-job Training

3 years’ bond

Up to 12 months

EDB and Training Partner jointly select


EDB provides sponsorship

Companies select suitable Trainees for jobs after training

Bond is with EDB

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Training Areas and Our Training Partners


IC Design


Institute of



Institute of

Manufacturing Technology

Centre for

Wireless Communications


Centre for Optoelectronics


Kent Ridge Digital Labs

Network Technology Research Centre

Centre for

Wireless Communications

Network Technology Research Centre

Data Storage Institute

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  • Trainees will enjoy the following:

  • Training allowance: S$2,000 (monthly)

  • Settling-in allowance for foreign trainees relocating to Singapore: S$ 2500 (one-time)

  • One-way airticket to Singapore

  • Insurance coverage

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Eligibility Criteria

  • At least a Bachelor Degree in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science/Computer Engineering

  • Knowledge or specialization in one of the following:

    • Microelectronics

    • C/C++/Java programming, wireless communications, networking

    • Optics/Optical Communications

  • Interest in upgrading yourself with technical training before embarking on your career

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How to Apply

  • Submit the RTP application form together with your CV to EDB.

  • You will be interviewed by our training partner if you are shortlisted.

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PhD scholarships administered by

Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

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There are 5 Engineering Schools i.e.

1. School of Civil & Structural Eng

2. School of Materials Eng

3. School of Computer Eng

4. School of Mech & Production Eng

5. School of Electrical & Electronic Eng

There are 2 other Schools i.e

1. School of Communications Studies

2. Nanyang Business School

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Terms and Conditions:

1. Fully paid tuition Fees

2. Allowance of S$1500-S$2000 per month

3.Bond Free

4. Industrial top ups and part-time teaching duties

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How to apply??

  • Nanyang Business Prof Viswanathan

  • Schools:

  • School of Comm Prof Ang Peng Hwa


  • School of EEE: Prof. Yoon Soon Fatt


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How to apply??

  • School of Mech & Prof Lye Sun Who


  • School of Materials Eng: A/Prof Boey Yin Chiang, Freddy


  • School of Computer Eng: A/Prof Ngan King Ngi


  • School of Civil & Prof. Cheong Hee Kiat

  • Structural Eng:

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    PhD scholarships administered by

    the National University of Singapore (NUS)

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    One Centralised

    Graduate Studies of Eng at NUS

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    Terms and Conditions:

    1. Fully paid tuition Fees

    2. Allowance of S$2000 per month

    3.Bond Free

    4. No Industrial top ups and no part- time teaching duties

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    How to apply??

    Prof. N. G. Chow:

    Vice-Dean, Graduate School of Engineering