Industrial Postgraduate Programme

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The Industrial Postgraduate Programme (IPP) is introduced by the Economic Development Board (EDB) to build up a pool of postgraduate manpower with critical R&D skill-sets for roles in industry through providing postgraduate training in a corporate R&D environment. Academic partners for the IPP include local universities in Singapore as well as selected Singapore-based foreign universities.

Candidates who are interested in IPP may view the IPP Project Proposals offers by the faculty staff. Candidates may contact the faculty to understand the project proposal. For candidates applying to IPP, besides liaising with proposed supervisor on admission to IPP programme, candidates must apply for admission to PhD programme by submitting the online PhD application via the NTU portal .

 
 

Candidates may click here​ to view IPP details from the website.


Successful IPP candidates are admitted as full-time research students pursing PhD programme.  Candidates pursue an independent but supervised research in an approved topic based on which a thesis must be submitted for examination.


Candidates are also required to attend courses and pass the examinations to earn at least 18 Academic Units (for e.g. 6 3-AU courses) in PhD study. Candidates have to undergo a Qualifying Examination/Confirmation Exercise within a period stipulated by the school.


Upon the completion of the research, the candidate is required to submit a thesis on his/her research for examination.  For the degree of Doctor of Philosophy, there is also an oral examination on the subject matter on his/her thesis and other related subjects.