MSc – Project Management

MSc – Project Management


Joint Master of Science in Project Management (MSc PM) degree is jointly awarded by Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore and The University of Manchester (UOM), UK. UOM’s Management of Projects Research Group in the School of Mechanical, Aerospace and Civil Engineering has an illustrious track record in project management over the past 40 years. It pioneered practice-based learning and propounded key project management principles coupled with excellent transferable skills and knowledge.

About School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE), NTU
About Project Management Professional Development Programme(PMPDP), UOM

Degree awarded: 
NTU-UOM Joint Master of Science in Project Management (MSc PM) 

​Program Highlights

  • Joint Masters in Project Management offered by NTU and UOM two very prestigious and established universities.
  • Programme designed to accommodate busy professional lifestyle. Self-Paced Learning
  • Blend of face to face interactions and Self-Paced Learning. 5 interactions per semester for each module with the Joint UOM and NTU professors
  • Course modules designed by leading academic and industrial specialists
  • Recorded Lectures and all e-learning resources are available 24/7 on the eLearning Portal
  • 8 course modules  and one Mandatory dissertation. Program Duration is between 3-6 years

Admission requirements

The programme is open to the following candidates:

  1. Singaporeans and Singapore Permanent Residents with relevant experience in Project Management or related roles anywhere in the world
  2. Foreigners who are employed full-time in Singapore in Project Management or related roles, and are also able to commit to their studies at the same time

Candidates must possess at least a Bachelor Degree or international equivalent, in relevant subjects from a recognized university of high standing and possess relevant experience. Candidates sponsored by their employers have a clear advantage. 

A TOEFL/IELTS or equivalent is required for graduates from universities with non-English medium of instruction. 

How to Apply

NTU-UOM Joint Master of Science in Project Management (MSc PM) has a separate application process. Applications are to be submitted electronically only. Any other form of submission will not be processed. The online application process is given below:



Course Synopsis


Mandatory Courses

MA6071 (MACE60071) Foundation
The Foundation Course provides an overview of the project management discipline, its origins and how it how it has evolved. It will provide an introduction to the principle aspects of the project management process together with an outline of the specific techniques that have been devised to bring about the successful conclusion of projects. The importance of information flow, information technology and information management is covered. It will provide a basis for further study of the entire process of managing projects as well as foundation for those wishing to sit the Professional examinations (APM or PMI). The course is intended as a foundation for the MSc (PM) Programme modules and therefore should be studied first, alone or with one other module.

MA6072 (MACE 60072) Strategy 
The Strategy Course places projects in the context of corporate and business strategies, to illustrate their interdependencies, and to show the importance of developing an effective Project Management Plan or project execution strategy. Topics covered include: current thinking on corporate strategy, portfolio and programme management, Project Management and the delivery of strategic objectives.

MA6073 (MACE 60073) Planning and Resource Management 
The Planning & Resource Management Course provides an overview of planning and resource management and aims to develop understanding of how principles, methods, and tools in planning and resource management apply to real-world projects. The purpose of this Course is to place project controls, particularly in respect of time, at the centre of the Project Management process and ensure that students understand and can specify and apply appropriate techniques to control the overall project. Topics covered include: the nature of Project Management, an overview of project planning and control, project planning and control techniques, scheduling resources, project planning and risk management. In each topic, we will introduce basic tools and methods for analysing and managing planning problems and opportunities, as well as provide a strategic view of using those tools and methods.

MA6074 (MACE 60074) Project Cost Management 
The Project Cost Management Course places project and product controls, particularly in respect of cost, at the centre of the Project Management process and ensure that students understand and can specify and apply appropriate techniques to control the overall project. Topics covered include: project uncertainty and risk, cost and budget estimating, cash flow management and controls in the project financial process, value management, change and configuration control.

MA6075 (MACE 60075) Commercial and Procurement 
The Commercial & Procurement Course aims to give an understanding of the commercial interests and relationships between companies involved at different levels in projects. It looks as how these relationships are developing to meet the needs of projects and the ways in which these relationships are shaped by legal and other restraints. Lessons and choices in strategies for the procurement of goods and services are also discussed, and the consequences for managers of projects. Topics covered include: types of contract, the law of contract, law and commercial relationships, liability law and dispute resolution.

MA6076 (MACE 60076) Systems Engineering and Project Management 
The Systems Engineering Course introduces students to the concepts of Systems Engineering, and demonstrates how it facilitates the management of projects. It covers a broad spectrum of Systems Engineering topics, across both a hard systems and soft systems perspective. Much of the value of SE to project professionals is in the way that practitioners think about and visualise a project. The first four topics deal specifically with those soft systems issues. The remaining eight topics break down SE into more recognisable core, hard system, elements. The principal learning outcome of the course is for students to think of a project as a system, and provide the basis for critical thinking in their professional roles.

MA6077 (MACE 60077) People, Organization and Culture 
The People, Organisation & Culture Course is dealt with in an integrated way, with a number of key threads such as communication and culture running throughout. At the end of the course students should have a sound knowledge of key issues and theoretical models relating to people in project management. The approach to learning in this course is one of reflective practice. This encouraged in several ways. Students are asked, in their coursework, to reflect on a real problem they have knowledge of in their work context. They then formulate the problem and analyse the situation. Also, in each Topic (section) of the workbook students are asked reflective questions to try to ensure that the theoretical concepts addressed are contextualised. A number of activities and approaches are introduced over the 6 month delivery period for this course based using reflective practice strategies.

MA6078 (MACE 60078) Managing Research Projects 
The Managing Research Projects Course develops students’ ability to conduct a research or reflective assignment within the domain of project management and to prepare students to successfully carry out the dissertation component of the programme. The course introduces the principles of research design and illustrates the application of alternative research methods to research problems in the domain of project management. In addition, emphasis will be given to carrying out a literature review, including searching for relevant literature, writing a well structured and coherent review including an element of critical and reflective review.


Annual admission in January and July

January Admissions

Applications for January admission will open in September. The outcome of application will be released between November to December via email or post.

July Admissions

Applications for August admission will open in January. The outcome of application will be released between end April to June via email or post.

Click here to apply.


Application Fees - non-refundable (payable when you send in your application) 21.40
Programme Tuition Fees (ex-GST)
Full programme comprising of 8 courses and 1 dissertation 30,000
Per course 3,000
Per dissertation (payable over 2 semesters) 6,000
Miscellaneous Fees

Notes on payment of fees

  • Fees are subject to annual revision.
  • Students will be billed at the commencement of each semester, and payment due date is 2 weeks after billing date.
  • Tuition Fees are to be paid only upon receipt of the bill from the Office of Finance. The bill will be sent to successful candidates AFTER they have registered formally with the University. The fees must be settled within the deadline as stipulated in the bill.
  • Persons who fail to pay fees within the stipulated periods will have their names struck off the register of higher degree students. A person whose name has been thus struck off but who is otherwise eligible to continue his candidature will be reinstated only after he has settled all outstanding fees and paid a re-registration fee of S$53.50.
  • A student who withdraws or leaves the University two or more weeks after the commencement of his candidature or the commencement of the semester is liable to pay the fees due for the semester.
  • For modes of payment, please refer to the Student Financial Services at

International Students

The International Student Centre provides a range of support services to assist new international students in making a successful transition to NTU and helps international students make the most of what NTU has to offer through a host of services and activities

Student ServicesOffice-in-charge
All international students
- pre-arrival and freshmen orientation
- hospitalisation and surgical insurance
- pastoral care
- pre-graduation seminar
International Student Centre (ISC)
International House, #02-02
All international students
- counselling
Student Counselling Centre
Student Services Centre, Level 5
International graduate/ exchange/ non-graduating students
- housing
- immigration (including Student's Pass and medical examination)
- part-time employment
International Student Centre (ISC)
International House, #02-02
International graduate/ exchange/ non-graduating students
- scholarships and financial assistance
Graduate Studies Office
Student Services Centre, Level 3

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Matriculation Information

Confirm Status of Offer

You may check and confirm the status of the offer online.

If you are offered a place, you need to complete the following:

Register yourself:
Even if you are successful in more than one application, you can register for only one programme. The University reserves the right to terminate your candidature if you register for more than one programme at the same time.

We will send you an email acknowledgement. An offer letter with details of admission will be sent to you via email or post.

Application for accommodation for new graduate students

Please submit your applications at least one month before matriculation.

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Matriculation is to be done upon arrival in the Nanyang Technological University. Students will receive the details through the offer of admission letter, which is issued by the University in due course.

Health Matters

NTU Medical Centre
You may visit the NTU Medical Centre for your medical examination. Please click here for the location, operating hours and contact details.

Graduate students (full-time) charges      

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Clinics near campus  
For the location, operating hours and contact details of clinics located near campus, please click here. Contact the clinics directly for their charges. Charges for GP outpatient services are not covered under the Group Hospitalisation and Surgical Insurance scheme unless for treatment within 48 hours of an accident for eligible students.

For Full Time International Students
Two insurance schemes – the Group Personal Accident Insurance and the Group Hospitalisation and Surgical Insurance – help students meet medical costs.

Contact Us

Programme Director, MSc (PM)

Assoc Prof Sivakumar Appa Iyer, Siva
Tel: 6790 5050
Office: N3-02c-77

MAE Graduate Office
50 Nanyang Avenue
Singapore 639798
Tel: 6790 4955/6790 4004
Fax: 6791 9690