About Us


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Welcome to the School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE).


Officially renamed as SCSE on 1 April 2016, the school originated from the ‘School of Applied Science’ in 1988 and has been known as ‘School of Computer Engineering’ since 2000 upon being formed in response to the rapid growth in demand for expertise in building dedicated computing and embedded systems. In recent years, advancement in computing has shifted the focus towards human-centric computational solutions that can create value from the vast amount of digital information in the real world.

SCSE is proud to be known for our strength and international reputation as one of the top Computer Science and Computer Engineering departments globally. This success can largely be attributed to our unique balance of expertise in computer science and engineering which facilitates distinctive and rapid interdisciplinary research. In 2017, SCSE has been ranked 1st in Asia for Computer Science and Engineering by the Academic Ranking of World Universities and 4th by US News Global University Ranking, just to name a few.

In recent years, the school has prominently established ourselves in a few key areas of research. We have embarked on research in areas such as Artificial Intelligence, Big Data Analytics, Cyber Security, Cloud Computing, Game Innovation, User Experience, Urban and Sustainability Informatics and Internet-of-Things. This is done with the goal of harnessing such technologies to improve our quality of life and strengthening our communities. At present, we have about $110m active research grants (an average of $1.4m per faculty) and 740 journal and conference papers to our credit, all thanks to our 79 distinguished faculty members, 165 research staff and 57 management and support staff.

Powered by state-of-the-art infrastructure and knowledge base, the school fosters a vibrant culture for undertaking cutting-edge research to innovate viable technologies and solutions for a wide variety of domains in computer science and engineering. SCSE’s alliances with eminent local and international organisations and institutions allow us to provide a richer experience to our staff and students. Rolls Royce, Fraunhofer, MIT, TUM, EDB, NRF, IDA, A*Star are just some of our elite partners.

SCSE has successfully produced graduates who have gone on to make an impact in society, both in Singapore and around the world. The school offers 5 Bachelor, 2 Master and 3 PhD programmes in two core areas, Computer Science and Computer Engineering with a total student enrolment of more than 1700. Our programmes combine a distinctive blend of theory and practice with critical hands-on experience, project-based learning, communication and professional skills enhanced through carefully selected professional internships. Students excel through innovative lessons and multidisciplinary projects that encourage creativity and practical innovation. Based on Singapore Ministry of Education’s graduate employment survey, SCSE’s students are among the top earning graduates in NTU and 90% of our graduates are successfully employed before graduation in diverse industries with fast growth prospects.

To learn more about our school, I invite you to peruse our web pages.


Professor Ong Yew Soon
Chair, SCSE