Master of Arts (Instructional Design and Technology) (Full-time & Part-Time)

Provided by National Institute of Education (NIE), an institute of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) Singapore

Course introduction


The programme aims to provide education and training to professionals with instructional design processes, and to broaden the knowledge base and skills of professionals who are applying, managing and developing information technologies in school and in corporate environments.

The Master of Arts (Instructional Design and Technology) programme is designed for education and training professionals working in schools, universities, polytechnics, businesses and industries and e-learning environments. It is concerned with the application, development and management of information technologies, including e-learning, for solving instructional problems in school and corporate learning environments. Participants typically include school HoD IT, corporate trainers, instructional software developers, managers of e-learning environments, and other educational and training professionals. You will learn and practise solving real-world instructional and performance problems employing a variety of learning modalities.

Curriculum Overview

Programme Structure

There are two options within this programme. You are required to either:

  • Complete 6 courses plus a dissertation (Dissertation option), or
  • Complete 7 courses plus MID944 Methods for Data Collection and Analysis for Instructional Design Projects (2 AU)
You do not have to make the decision when you apply. The decision on what option to select is usually made upon completion of four courses.
More details on the programme can be found at the Learning Sciences and Technologies Academic Group's website. :

Entry Requirements

  1. A good Bachelor's degree from a recognised university and
  2. At least two years of working experience as a corporate trainer or educational software developer or two years of school teaching experience
For international applicants, more information on the entry requirements can be found here. :

Duration & Intake

Programme Duration

The degree of Master of Arts (Instructional Design and Technology) is offered on both full-time and part-time basis. The candidature period is as follows:

Full-time Minimum
1 year
2 years
Part-time Minimum
2 years
4 years

Fees & Funding

Our tuition fees are subject to revision on a yearly basis. More details can be found here. :