Engineering Science Programme

Faculty of Engineering

First ESP cohort alumni, Tan Wenyou, is listed as one of the top 100 MBA Graduates of 2016 by Poets & Quants

Tan Wenyou from the 1st Cohort of ESP Graduates has been listed by Poets & Quants as one of their top 100 MBA Graduates of 2016. The students hail from 53 different MBA programs globally, representing nearly every school. It is reported in Fortune magazine that Wenyou made a difference through social enterprise.

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Click here for his interview in Poets & Quants.

Associate Professor Palani Balaya receives Accolade from ACerS

Associate Professor Palani Balaya has been recognized by the American Ceramic Society (ACerS) as an “ACerS Global Ambassador” for his outstanding efforts in developing global collaboration and outreach for the Society’s initiatives, as well as for his leadership in the organisation of the Asia Pacific Ceramic Cooperation Summit (APCC Summit) held at the University in February this year.

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Good Salary For ESP Graduates

In the recent Ministry of Education’s graduate employment survey (GES 2015), ESP office is pleased to learn of the relatively good salaries that our ESP graduating class 2015 received (click here to see table). The mean gross monthly salary of ESP graduates shows an 11.7% increase over the previous year’s salary. ESP graduates continue to impress their employers as evident from the employers’ complimentary feedback that the ESP office receives from time to time.

Click here to read The Straits Times article dated March 3 2016.

Associate Professor Erik Birgersson and team awarded President’s Design Award 2015 for their Smart Mask

AIR+ Smart Mask is invented by Innosparks Pte Ltd, a subsidiary of ST Engineering, in collaboration with Associate Professor Erik Birgersson from NUS Engineering Science Programme and Mr Donn Koh, Lecturer from NUS Industrial Design and Co-Founder of STUCK Design Pte Ltd. It combines two products — an ergonomic protective mask designed in three sizes for optimum fit (Smart Mask) and the world's first attachable micro-ventilator (AIR+) that eliminates the build-up of heat, moisture and carbon dioxide trapped inside protective masks.

Click here to read more about this and other winning creations by NUS staff, students and alumni.

Prof CM Wang elected Vice Chairman of EASEC

In the recent 14th East Asia-Pacific Conference on Structural Engineering and Construction (EASEC) held in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from 6-8 January 2016, Prof C.M. Wang was elected the Vice Chairman of EASEC International Steering Committee. Initiated by Prof Fumio Nishino in 1984, EASEC has become a premier conference series having to date 14 conferences held in different cities in Asia.

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Look how far Engineering Science has taken me

ESP Alumuni Wang Cong shares his view and experience of his time in ESP.

Currently in his 3rd year of his PHD at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), he has developed a technology which will pave the way for more efficient and smaller pressure valves that would have applications in biomedicine as well as other fields.

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Muhd Ibnur in the news again

This was a feature on the NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC) programme and how it encourages entrepreneurship among NUS students. The report highlighted the experiences of one NUS student and two NUS alumni.

ESP alumni Mr Muhammad Ibnur Rashad Zainal Abidin shared about his NOC experience in Silicon Valley back in 2009.. Mr Muhammad Ibnur Rashad interned with Silicon Valley start-up Zong, and upon returning to Singapore, set up the Sustainable Living Lab in Ground-Up Initiative, a local social enterprise, to study and promote solar technology usage in the community.

Click here to read the article featured in Berita Minggu under NUS Overseas Colleges (Page 12).

The NUS Engineer

Alumnus Chen Lianwei, ESP Lecturers Dr Ernest Chua and A/Prof Ho Ghim as well as undergrads Evan, Eugene Soh, Zeming and Yan Han were featured in the inaugural issue of The NUS Engineer, a bi-annual FoE newsletter that replaces the former Connections.

Click here to read their articles (highlighted in yellow) as well as many other interesting reports.

Prof Wang delivered the 31st Annual SSSS Lecture 2015

Under the invitation of the Singapore Structural Steel Society (SSSS), Prof CM Wang delivered the 31st Annual Lecture on 29 September 2015 at the Resorts World Convention Centre. His lecture on very large floating structures (VLFS) was refreshing to the SSSS members as most of them have not been introduced to such a wonderful VLFS technology for birthing land from the sea.

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Prof Wang delivered a keynote lecture at the Sri Lankan Conference

Prof Wang Chien Ming delivered a keynote lecture on “Relationships between solutions of the classical and shear deformation beam/plate theories” at the Silver Jubilee Commemorative International Conference on Structural Conference of the Society of Structural Engineers, Sri Lanka which was held at the Cinnamon Grand Hotel, Colombo from 24-26 August 2015.

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IDEERS 2015 Competitions

ESP team comprising Liu Chong (team leader), Wang Zengyao, Zhang Yiran and Zhang Xiaoyang received the 8th prize in the recently held IDEERS (Introducing the Demonstrating Earthquake Engineering Research to Schools) competition in Taipei.

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ESP fast tracker in direct PhD programme to continue his passion in photonics

NUS ENGINEERING graduate Chen Lianwei, a recipient of the Outstanding Undergraduate Researcher Award, has written three scientific papers even when he was still an undergraduate. Receiving his B Eng. (Engineering Science) degree with first class honours in July this year, he found himself back at what he enjoys most – research. A student now in a direct PhD programme at the NUS Graduate School for Integrative Science and Engineering (NGS), he has already published a paper in Nanoscale, as the lead author.

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NUS ESP alumnus shines at MIT – conferred Exceptional Performance Award in his first year

ESP Alumnus Huang Wenxuan has been conferred Exceptional Performance Award in his first year. For his course work which comprises four core courses, Wenxuan scored ‘A+’ for two courses, and ‘A’ for the other two. He also shines in his research, coming out with breakthroughs which his supervisor is extremely happy about. This is a great feat, as scoring ‘A+’ at MIT is indeed a rarity.

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The Science of Engineering

Engineering Science Programme, our students' THOUGHTS

What is Engineering Science?

As countries progressed beyond a manufacturing economy, the role of science in research and development (R&D) has become increasingly important. Today’s fast-moving, technology-oriented society produces a large number of successful and new technologies at companies large and small. Therefore, the world’s education centers need to prepare students who can conduct basic scientific research and also lead his/her discoveries through development and into marketable products. These graduates will help expand the technological base, accelerate the pace of innovation, and spur significant gains in productivity and global competitiveness. To this end, many premier universities recognized the need to provide a differentiated engineering education to better prepare their students for research and technology developments at the interfaces of diverse disciplines. This offers important opportunities for their respective countries to compete successfully and assume a leadership role in their regions in technological development and sustenance. Also, within the Engineering Faculty, there is a strategic need to produce graduates who are better prepared to carry out cutting-edge research, better grounded in fundamental principles of physics, chemistry, and biology, and more flexible in crossing traditional domains of knowledge. Within the Science Faculty, there is a pressing need for graduates to be exposed to more engineering and technology-related courses in order to make them more relevant to R&D manpower needs and find increased employment opportunities. Recognising the potential for a synergetic partnership, the faculties/schools of engineering and of science have worked together to develop unique Engineering Science Programmes (ES) that integrates science fundamentals and engineering applications into a single flexible multidisciplinary programme. ES has since produced a new class of engineer-scientists who are better prepared to solve the complex problems that our societies face, with innovative designs, value-added technology developments and integrated systems that work at the interfaces of disciplines. Based on the International Engineering Science Consortium partners’ records, many of their ES graduates have gone on to obtain graduate degrees and built professional careers in a wide range of industries that include aerospace, electronics, energy, manufacturing, materials, medical, nanotechnology, photonics, offshore and marine engineering.

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