MDTS Programme​ Highlights

Why MDTS?

A Solid, Cutting-edge Programme

4 Cs of the MDTS Programme​

TDSI graduates provide the unique qualitative edge for any defence-related organisation. They have the necessary qualities and knowledge to create, design, implement, sustain and eventually retire defence systems. A crucial quality is their ability to work together as an integrated team, within and across organisations, domains and disciplines.

Curriculum

Academically Rigorous
& Broad Curriculum

Cross-disciplinary

Multi-Disciplinary,
Hands-on Learning

Classroom

Interactive & Conducive
Learning Environment

Cross-boundary

World-Class Faculty
& Global Exposure

Classroom

Interactive & Conducive
Learning Environment

Curriculum

Academically Rigorous
& Broad Curriculum

Cross-disciplinary

Multi-Disciplinary,
Hands-on Learning

Combination

World-Class Faculty
& Global Exposure

Capabilities they have gained

Traits of MDTS Graduates

01

Proficient

in the scientific principles of key defence technologies, both current and future, and their physical boundaries.

02

Conversant

in applying systems engineering methodologies, analyse and integrate sub-systems in large-scale systems, so as to optimise total system performance.

03

Capable

of conducting technical studies and lead in operational testing and evaluation efforts to expand systems’ operating envelopes.

04

Skilled

in analysing the impact of future technologies on military operational concepts and how future operational concepts drive technological demands.

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World-Class Faculty and Global Exposure

TDSI combines the best resources of NUS and our partner universities to produce graduates who are well-equipped to deal with the complexity of a 21st century force.

Students learn first-hand from industry experts who have implemented and managed large-scale systems. There are abundant opportunity to work with world-class faculty on actual military and defence problems. Our lecturers share their real-life work experiences generously so students could benefit from case studies and cross-boundary perspectives. This multidisciplinary knowledge equips students to overcome complex problems and apply system-based solutions at the workplace.

Students who subscribe to the TDSI programme get the best of both a high quality military technology education and an international networking experience.

Multi-Disciplinary Learning

The curriculum in TDSI focuses on inculcating systems thinking in the graduates. It is designed to develop strong skills to integrate operations and technologies at the systems levels. Students experiment in an environment that induces multi-disciplinary interactions that we can expect to encounter in the real world.

Besides gaining a helicopter view of the military systems, the course also equips students with the know-how on emerging technologies and their applications during military operations. It emphasises hands-on learning through collaborative project work in multi-disciplinary teams, coached by leading military technologist and systems engineering.

In TDSI, students learn to think more critically about not just technology but also processes, organisation, and strategies for a more effective defence force.

World-class Curriculum

The MDTS flagship programme is the premier dual-degree masters’ programme. Upon graduation, students are conferred one degree by National University of Singapore and the other by the partner university.

The 18-month programme is academically rigorous, covering a broad spectrum of defence topics. The coursework in Singapore for the first six months is structured to help you develop a helicopter vision of real-life situations. The NUS curriculum includes an in-depth study of technical information, and you get to learn first hand from industry experts who have implemented and managed large-scale systems.

Following their broad-based curriculum in Singapore, students head to the partner university to complete their studies focused on more operational and technical subject matter. Students deepen their knowledge base by taking courses in their chosen specialisations and will have abundant opportunity to work with world-class faculty on actual military and defence problems.

The ability to assess the big picture with an overarching view of military systems, combined with your superior domain knowledge will equip you to design and develop solutions that are holistic and optimal.

Interactive & Conducive Learning Environment

We conduct lessons in a small-class size that is conducive for learning. We encourage students to stay well-informed by engaging in meaningful dialogues with their classmates. Students are challenged to present their arguments in a clear and concise manner and to provide well thought-out and well-integrated solutions in their numerous projects.

In TDSI, we create a stimulating learning environment that brings out the best in you so that you emerge as a well-rounded individual capable of leading and thriving in the fast changing world.