Structure of Master of Defence Technology and Systems Programme

Minimum Admission Requirements for 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 8 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".


Enrolment Schedule

Quarter Common Curriculum M.Sc.(DTS) Specialised Curriculum
M.Sc.(Specialization)
Venue
Q1 (Mar-Jun) Coursework - NUS
Q2 (Jun-Sep) Coursework - NUS
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

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