NUS Engineering and Medicine

Engineers to Clinicians

The practice of medicine is fast changing. The future of medicine will no longer be just about the application of science. We see technology playing a significant role and impacting treatment that is given to patients. The Engineering and Medicine track offered by NUS Faculty of Engineering and Duke-NUS Medical School prepares students with a background in engineering for leadership roles in healthcare as clinicians who can both treat patients and harness technological advancements to bring about innovations that impact medicine.

Programme Highlights

Engineering students in this track can expect an interdisciplinary learning environment that stretches both their engineering and clinical knowledge. Students will be encouraged to apply their engineering skills to analyse issues in healthcare and develop innovations to address them. Learning will take place not only at NUS Engineering campus, but also at Duke-NUS Medical School and Singapore General Hospital’s Outram Campus.

During their undergraduate course of study in the Faculty of Engineering, students will participate in the Innovation and Design Centric Programme (IDCP) with the Engineering Design and Innovation Centre. Working closely with medical professionals and engineering faculty, students will conceptualize, design, test and develop medical technology for the healthcare industry.

To introduce current research issues in biomedicine, students will need to read GMS1000 - The Duke-NUS Pre-Med Course conducted at Duke-NUS Medical School. During their undergraduate studies in engineering, students can expect to stay engage with Duke-NUS through extra-curricular activities such as seminars, workshops, visits and mentorships. These activities are designed to build up their competency as future physicians.

Read about an engineering graduate who went on to pursue medicine at Duke-NUS Medical School 

Requirements for Engineering and Medicine Track

Admission to the Engineering and Medicine track is competitive. The following will be considered in the selection process:

  • Academic standing – (Applicants must score at least 3 ‘A’s and 1 ‘B’ at GCE A-Level to be eligible) 
  • Records of leadership experience and community service 
  • Performance at interviews

How to Apply

  • Applicants enrolling into the Faculty of Engineering must first indicate their interest in the “Engineering and Medicine (Duke-NUS)” in their application form during the online NUS Application Exercise.
  • Upon acceptance of the offer of admissions to the Faculty of Engineering, shortlisted applicants who earlier indicated their interest will be invited to complete the online Duke-NUS Conditional Admissions Application.
  • Completed applications will be reviewed and selected applicants will be invited for interviews.
  • Finally, the Admissions Committee will review all interviewees and make a final decision. Successful applicants will receive a conditional admissions offer for the Doctor of Medicine (MD) programme at Duke-NUS.

Important Note

All shortlisted applicants must complete the Duke-NUS Conditional Admissions Application sent to them. A completed application consists of:

  • Completed online application
  • A personal statement
  • Two letters of recommendation

Students are expected to maintain a stipulated academic performance and fulfil conditions stated in the conditional offer for successful admission into the Doctor of Medicine (MD) progamme upon their graduation.