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The Master of Technology in Enterprise Business Analytics programme (MTech EBAC) is specifically designed to meet industry demand for data scientists who can help organisations achieve improved business outcomes through data insights. It is best suited for professionals seeking to practise at the entry level and also for upgrading professionals with a suitable professional background (e.g. IT professionals) but lack the necessary academic fundamentals to move into Specialist or Expert positions in Business Analytics.
This programme is jointly offered by NUS-ISS, the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering and the Division of Engineering & Technology Management of the Faculty of Engineering.
The MTech EBAC programme prepares students for specialist, expert and leadership roles in enterprise business analytics to create business value through strategic use of data, analytics, models and frontline tools.
By contributing to more effective utilisation and management of data analytics, you can help your enterprise to focus on big decisions so that they gain better predictive ability that can translate to higher profits. Helping enterprises to build better and more effective models will lead to improved outcomes such as more attractive pricing, higher levels of customer care, better market segmentation and highly-efficient inventory and supply chain management.
MTech EBAC candidates must successfully complete the following course components to be awarded the degree:
This module comprised two parts:
In part A, students will learn advanced statistical modelling and machine learning methods. You will learn how dimension reduction techniques, segmentation and profiling can be used for long term strategy formulation. You will also learn how Bayesian methods can be applied to data analytics and how market basket analysis, association mining and collaborative filtering can be used to mine user data to discover insights and make product and content recommendations.
In part B, students will learn essential business intelligence and data visualisation skills. This will include data visualisation concepts and best practices as well as business dashboard design and implementation. You will also learn the differences between relational and non-relational databases as well as the skills for querying and reporting from them.
Pre-requisites: EB5101 Foundations of Business Analytics
This course aims to equip students with the knowledge and skills to solve and optimise business problems that involve a large number of constraints and variables. Techniques, including linear programming, the transportation model, network models, goal programming, non-linear programming and inventory models will enable you to address a wide range of applications in healthcare, logistics, defence, transportation, logistics and economics.
Students will learn how to formulate a model for the business problem, by identifying the decision variables, objective function and constraints. They will then learn how to validate their model, determine the optimal solution perform sensitivity analysis, and interpret the results, and make recommendations for decision making.
Pre-requisites: EB5101 Foundations of Business Analytics
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Student projects for MTech EBAC students extend over a period of eight months for full-time students and one year for part-time students. Full-time students are allowed to conduct their project as a team-based internship if desired. The expected commitment for the project is 60 man-days per team member.
Students are evaluated through a combination of course work, project work and examinations. All students are required to complete a three-hour examination for each core and elective course.
Students who fail a core course will be asked to withdraw. A minimum average grade across all examinations must be achieved to be awarded the degree. Students who do not fulfil the minimum requirements of the degree may be considered for the award of the postgraduate Diploma in Enterprise Business Analytics.
Exemptions for examinations may be granted for up to four basic electives, provided students have at least the equivalent of an NUS or NTU 2nd Upper Class Honours degree, and have passed the same or similar subjects at either a Masters or PhD level.
Miscellaneous fees are typically levied on items that are either not covered or partially covered by tuition fee and grant/subsidy. All students, whether registered on a full-time or part-time basis, are charged the mandatory miscellaneous fees. These are due at the same time as the tuition fees. These fees help defray the costs of student activity, health services and insurance, campus shuttle service and other services.
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Applicants who graduated from universities where English is not the medium of instruction should submit TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or IELTS (International English Language Testing System) score as evidence of their proficiency in the English language.
Note: Institution code of NUS-ISS for TOEFL is 2432
TOEFL and IELTS are only valid for five years after the test and the validity should not expire before the beginning of the application period for the coursework programme.
All applicants are required to apply online for our graduate coursework programme. Please note that you will be redirected directly to NUS’ Online Application System.
Application Fee (non-refundable) – S$50.00 (inclusive of prevailing GST)
Note: Please pay your application fee (S$50.00) online via the Graduate Admission (GDA2) System. Print out a copy of the payment receipt and attach it with your application as proof of payment.
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After submitting your application via the online Graduate Admission (GDA2) System, the completed online application form should be printed out and submitted to the School together with the supporting documents listed below. All documents which are to be submitted should preferably be in A4 size. All documents which are not in English must be accompanied by an official certified English translation. Omission of required information and documents may render the application void.
You will be asked to produce the originals for verification during enrolment (if your application is successful).
Please send the application form along with the supporting documents or submit them personally to:
Master of Technology Course Administrator
Institute of Systems Science
National University of Singapore
25 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
(off Pasir Panjang Rd)
Completed application forms must be submitted with the supporting documents and an application fee of S$50.00. Incomplete applications (e.g. those with insufficient documents or have not satisfactorily completed their requirements for the bachelor's degree by the stipulated deadline of submission) and applications received after the closing date, will not be processed.
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After the application deadline, all received applications will be processed, and the online application status in the Graduate Admission System will be updated to "physical application verified" within 14 days.
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Applicants who are unsuccessful in their application will need to submit a new application together with all the relevant supporting documents if they are interested to be considered for the programme again in the next intake.
Due to the large number of applicants seeking admission, we are sorry we will not be able to attend to enquiries on the status of applications or receipt of documents. If you are concerned about the delivery of your documents, you may wish to consider sending them via registered mail or courier.
Important: The University has not engaged any external agencies to undertake student recruitment on its behalf. Candidates interested in our graduate programmes are advised to apply directly to the University and not through any agents. Candidates who apply through agents will not have any added advantage in gaining admission and the University reserves the right to reject such applications without giving reasons.
There is opportunity in Singapore for most areas of IT. What you learn in terms of IT skills is not as important as what you do with it. It is the attitude and the ability to learn from mistakes, and to contribute back to the company that you work for that is likely to make more of a difference than specific IT skills.
There are two main paths for advancement in IT - either technical or management. Technical means you continue to deepen your technical area in a domain (such as system architecture, or software engineering, etc.) and you become an expert in those areas. The other is management, where you can focus on project management, outsourcing, etc.
Our internship companies often tell us that if we can give them good students as interns, it is very likely they will get a job offer at the end of the internship.
As an MTech EBAC graduate, you will be prepared for specialist, expert and leadership roles in enterprise business analytics to create business value through strategic use of data, analytics, models and frontline tools.
The NUS-ISS Career Services Office helps students to match jobs based on their skills and experience. There will be bi-yearly Career Fairs held for students and graduates to network with employers. However, successful employment will depend on the employers.
The average starting salary of an IT professional depends on the degree and your previous working experience. For fresh graduates with no work experience, the starting salary ranges from S$3,600 to S$3,800. Graduates with more than 3 years of work experience can expect a starting pay of S$4,000 and above.
The most important skill is to get the job done and be persistent. You need to be broad-based and the technology does not matter.
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