Frequently Asked Questions(FAQs)


Applications & Intakes

Q. How many intakes do you have?
A. There are 2 intakes per year in January and August. Main intake in August will consider both full-time and part-time applicants. The second intake in January will consider only part-time applicants.

Q. When do applications open for each intake?
A. Applications open in July for the following year's January intake and January for the August intake.

Q. How long do applications stay open for?
A. Around 5 weeks

Q. How do I apply?
A. You can apply online here : http://www.tliap.nus.edu.sg/mscm/application-procedure.html

*IMPORTANT*

Please read the guidelines before applying.

Criteria/Requirements

Q. What is the minimum requirement to be considered?
A. An undergraduate degree equivalent to an Honours (with Merit) degree from NUS in Engineering, Science, Mathematics, Business Administration or any related discipline.

Q. Do I need to take an English proficiency test (TOEFL/IELTS)?
A. If English is the primary medium of instruction at your university, then it is not required. Applicants who graduated from Universities where English is not the main medium of instruction (e.g. China, Myanmar, Indonesia, etc) are required to demonstrate their English proficiency by means of TOEFL / IELTS test scores. NUS University Code: 8813

Q. I have working experience. Does that help in my application?
A. Yes, only if you have met the minimum requirement of a Honours with Merit degree. The M.Sc.(SCM) is a highly competitive programme and therefore even if you've met the minimum criteria, it doesn't guarantee you an offer into the programme.

Finances

Q. What are the course fees?
A. The Course Fees are listed here : http://www.tliap.nus.edu.sg/mscm/fees.html

Q. Are there any Scholarships or Subsidies?
A. Scholarships : http://www.nus.edu.sg/admissions/graduate-studies/fees-faid-scholarships.php

Subsidies : https://share.nus.edu.sg/registrar/info/gd/GD-Eligibility-Guidelines.pdf

Q. Is it expensive to live in Singapore?
A. Here is an estimate of your potential expenditure in Singapore:

Cost of Living
In Singapore
Item Amount(SGD)
Accommodation(On-Campus Housing please refer to : On-Campus Housing
Accommodation(Off-Campus Housing) please refer to : Off-Campus Housing
Food - University Canteen S$300 per month
Food - Outside University S$600 per month
Transport(Outside Campus) S$150 per month
Books and Stationery S$500 per semester
Others - Incidental Expenses S$500
Plane Ticket: Home Country-Singapore-Home Country S$3,000



Q. As an International Student, can I work part-time?
A. Yes, but with certain limitations. For more info : http://nus.edu.sg/osa/ncc/students/internationalstudents

Graduate Employment

Q. Does the M.Sc.(SCM) enable me to find a job in Singapore?
A. Graduate employment is highly dependent on various factors. (Eg. Economy, Immigration Policies, Individual's Skills & Talent, Employer's/ Graduate's Expectations etc.)

Although we do not provide employment services, you may utilise NUS Career Centre's resources : http://nus.edu.sg/osa/ncc/home

Program Transfer from other NUS Graduate Program

Q. Is it possible for NUS students (from other Graduate programs) to request for transfer to the M.Sc. (SCM) program?
A. Current students from other NUS Graduate programs who wish to transfer to the M.Sc. (SCM) program are required to apply online through the Graduate Admission System (GDA2) by the stipulated application deadline.

Module Sign-up advisory

Q: I have just been admitted into the MSc (SCM) programme. I am a full-time student. Which modules should I take in each of the semesters if I wish to graduate in two semesters?
A: We recommend you to take all the core modules, which are compulsory for graduation. For example,
in Semester 1, you may take
LI5101 Supply Chain Management Thinking & Practice (Core)
IE5105 Modelling for Supply Chain Systems (Core)
DSC5211A Supply Chain Coordination & Risk Management (Core)
LI5201 Special Topics in Logistics (Elective)
IE5001 Operations Planning & Control I (Elective)


and in Semester 2, you may take
LI5202 Supply Chain Management Strategies & Case Studies (Elective)
DSC4215 Supply Chain Visualisation & Actionable Intelligence (Elective)
DSC5211B Analytical Tools for Consulting (Elective)
and
LI5001 SCM Research Project (8MC, Core)


Q: I am a part-time student admitted in Semester 1. Which modules should I take in each of the semesters if I wish to graduate in four semesters?
A: The following is an example, for your consideration.
In Semester 1 of 1st year, you are strongly advised to take:
LI5101 Supply Chain Management Thinking & Practice (Core)
IE5105 Modelling for Supply Chain Systems (Core)

In Semester 2 of 1st year, you may take:
LI5202 Supply Chain Management Strategies & Case Studies (Elective)
DSC4215 Supply Chain Visualisation & Actionable Intelligence or DSC5211B Analytical Tools for Consulting (Elective)
and
IE5107 Material Flow Systems or IE8108 Facility Layout & Location or IE5205 Healthcare Systems & Analytics (Elective)


In Semester 1 of 2nd year, you may take
DSC5211A Supply Chain Coordination & Risk Management (Core)
and
LI5201 Special Topics in Logistics (Elective) or IE5001 Operations Planning & Control I (Elective)


Finally, in Semester 2 of 2nd year, you may take
LI5001 SCM Research Project (8MC, Core)
and
DSC4215 Supply Chain Visualisation & Actionable Intelligence or IE5205 Healthcare Systems & Analytics (Elective)

Q: I am a part-time student admitted in Semester 2. Which modules should I take in each of the semesters if I wish to graduate in four semesters?
A: The following is an example, for your consideration.

In your 1st year, Semester 2, you may take the following two modules:
DSC5211A Supply Chain Coordination & Risk Management (Core)
DSC5211B Analytical Tools for Consulting (Elective)

In your 1st year, Semester 1, you should take up to three modules:
LI5101 Supply Chain Management Thinking & Practice (Core)
IE5105 Modelling for Supply Chain Systems (Core)
and
LI5201 Special Topics in Logistics (Elective) or IE5001 Operations Planning & Control I (Elective)

In your 2nd year, Semester 2, you can take up to three modules:
LI5202 Supply Chain Management Strategies & Case Studies (Elective)
DSC4215 Supply Chain Visualisation & Actionable Intelligence (Elective)
and
IE5107 Material Flow Systems or IE8108 Facility Layout & Location or IE5205 Healthcare Systems & Analytics (Elective)

Finally, in 2nd year, Semester 1, you may complete
LI5001 SCM Research Project (8MC, Core)

Request for Letter of Graduation for M.Sc. (SCM) Program

If you request for such letter at the following time

The content of letter

Where to request for such letter

Before the release of exam result

It would indicate some generic information about your candidature for this programme of study such as :
- when you enrolled for this M.Sc. programme
- your maximum period of candidature

You may request via
https://inetapps.nus.edu.sg/status_letter/

Letter can be collected personally/mailed to you.

After the release of exam result but before the date of conferment of degree

If you complete the requirements for the M.Sc. degree, this letter will indicate that you have completed and meet the graduation requirements for the degree and waiting for the conferment of degree.

After the conferment of degree (e.g. 30 June 2015 for students who meet the graduation requirement by Semester 2, 2014/2015 exams)

It will indicate that the degree has been officially conferred to you.

You do not need to request for such letter as you will be informed in an official letter from the Registrar Office regarding the conferment date. The official letter is usually mailed out to the last known address within 2 weeks from the conferment date.