The MDTS Programme
The 18-months MDTS programme is divided into two parts, the Common Curriculum and the Specialized Curriculum.
The Common Curriculum aims to provide students with a broad range of knowledge pertaining to systems engineering and introduction to key defence technologies. Here, the learning emphasis is on systems thinking. It comprises a list of coursework modules to be conducted in NUS within the first 2 quarters of the programme. The students then proceed to NPS, AFIT or Cranfield University where they will embark on the "Integration Project" over the subsequent 2 quarters.
The Specialized Curriculum aims to provide students with in-depth knowledge of a specific field in defence technology. Students are required to choose one of the specialization tracks available. The Specialized Curriculum comprises another 10 coursework modules and a "Thesis Research".
|Quarter||Common Curriculum M.Sc.(DTS)||Specialised Curriculum
|Q3 (Sep-Dec)||Integration Project||Coursework and thesis research||NPS/AFIT/Cranfield|
|Q4 (Jan-Mar)||Integration Project||Coursework and thesis research||NPS/AFIT/Cranfield|
|Q5 (Apr-Jun)||Integration Project||Coursework and thesis research||NPS/AFIT/Cranfield|
|Q6 (Jul-Sep)||-||Coursework and thesis research||NPS/AFIT/Cranfield|