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The NTU School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE) was established in November 1988 as the School of Applied Science (SAS) offering Bachelor Degree in Computer Technology, the first of its kind in Singapore. We were part of NTU’s predecessor, Nanyang Technological Institute (NTI) that was set up in August 1981 with a charter to train three-quarters of Singapore’s engineers. Within 4 years of operation, NTI was singled out as one of the best engineering institutions in the world by the Commonwealth Engineering Council. The Council reached this verdict after an extensive 4-year study of the courses offered by engineering institutions worldwide.

In year 2000, SAS was renamed as School of Computer Engineering and in 2016, it was re-branded as School of Computer Science and Engineering to accurately reflect our diverse and niche strengths.

SCSE has grown immensely since its inception, and continues to serve its critical role in the University, Singapore and the world, through harnessing the power of digital technology and tech-enabled solutions to support better learning and living experiences.

Over 30 years, we have developed into one of the leading computing departments in the world, ranked No.2 for Computer Science in the world by the latest US News and World Report Best Global Universities and recognised as the top in AI research/citation impact among global universities, with faculty members who are both internationally recognised researchers and inspiring teachers. Besides hosting 3 ‘AI Top 10 to Watch’ promising faculty members, SCSE is proud of our star professors in AI, IoT, Cybersecurity, Computer Vision, Fintech and many other areas as well as brilliant researches who make an impact in the world every day.

Our pioneer batch consisted of about 140 students. Today, we have a student population of 2200 and offer 10 undergraduate, 7 postgraduate and Masters in Artificial Intelligence (AI) programmes.

We have successfully produced more than 10,000 graduates who have gone on to make an impact in society as innovators and award-winning AI researchers in top academic institutions and companies, both in Singapore and around the world.

We are pleased to have been educating Singapore’s and the world’s best computer engineers and scientists for the past 3 decades and are proud to have many internationally prominent entrepreneurs and named experts in AI as our SCSE alumni family.

As we embark on an exciting journey to the future, SCSE strives to continue providing top-notch training, facilities and opportunities to students, faculty and scientists who have chosen our School.