Master of Arts (Instructional Design and Technology)

  • The programme will be opened for the January 2020 intake. Application period is from 10 May to 8 July 2019. Click here for more details.

  • 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.

    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.

  • 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.

    Important note for matriculated students:
    Please refer to the ISAAC system for the programme structure relevant to your intake during Course Registration or consult your programme leader if you need clarifications.

  • 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:



    1 year


    2 years



    2 years


    4 years

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

  • There is generally only one intake for this programme, in January. You are advised to visit the website and look out for NIE’s announcements in May/June to confirm if the programme will be open for application at any particular intake.

    Applications are to be made online.

    More information on required documents for application can be found here.

    Please note that this programme is not applicable for graduate teachers from the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore seeking PDCM-Master’s Degree sponsorship.  More details can be found here.

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  • “The wide-ranging topics it offered attracted a diverse mix of education and training professionals, both from the commercial as well as the government sectors. I enjoyed the programme immensely and I attributed it to the forthcoming support and guidance from my lecturers, as well as the many thought provoking exchanges that came from my peers. With the knowledge gained from MAIDT, I was able to confidently and successfully strengthen the training fundamentals of my academy.”  

    Jeffrey Sim
    Director, Certis CISCO Academy

    “The array of elective modules focusing on areas of learning theories, principles as well as prevalent emerging learning technology helps to improve my knowledge in sound instructional pedagogies and build my skill in using new innovative learning technology.”

    Chow Siew Hoon 
    Learning & Development Specialist, SIM University

    “The MAIDT programme is a highly relevant learning platform for any serious ID and IT professionals. As an IT practitioner myself, I have benefited from the classroom interactions with students from diverse professional backgrounds and the rigorous online discussions via different eLearning tools. This blended learning approach has provided a wholesome experience that is intellectually engaging and technically enriching.”

    Col Foo Khee Loon 
    Chief Signal Officer, Army Chief Information Officer

    “The course content and highly supportive faculty helped me attain my professional goals. I most definitely recommend this programme as it is comprehensive and the concepts learned are vital for any individual who wants to be a competent Instructional Designer/Educational Technologist.”

    Shamini Thilarajah 
    Learning Designer, Civil Service College

    “Through the LST programme, I renewed my acquaintance with educational theories from NIE days, and found the experience rich, thought-provoking and all the more meaningful now that I have the practical experience as a classroom teacher. Infusing technology into both traditional and modern pedagogical constructs was a challenging and exhilarating journey that I will continue to bring to my future classrooms.”  

    Shirley Chan
    Recipient of Instructional Design & Technology Gold Medal, 2013

    “The Master of Education (Learning Sciences and Technologies) programme has equipped me with the essential and relevant skills and knowledge in the field of learning sciences while simultaneously enabled me to embark on reflective research, implement ICT-enhanced pedagogies and strategies in my instructional practice as a classroom practitioner. The learning that I have acquired through the course empowered me to further contribute to my work practices.”  

    Phang Yuh Koon (Peng Yukun)
    Recipient of Instructional Design & Technology Gold Medal, 2014

    “The focus on educational technology, teaching philosophy and pedagogy connected closely with my personal teaching experience. The facilitation by the instructors for rich discourse among course mates gave valuable opportunities for deeper learning to occur. I am now very mindful of the meaningful use of ICT in education when designing lessons for students. It has truly been an enriching learning experience that has broadened my perspective and affirmed my beliefs in harnessing technologies for learning.”  

    Ng Wee Lip Isaac (Huang Weili)
    Recipient of Instructional Design & Technology Gold Medal, 2015

    • E-mail: nieadmpp@nie.edu.sg
      (for administrative enquiries related to admissions and application)

    • E-mail: higherdegrees@nie.edu.sg
      (for administrative matters related to programme matters such as time-table, study plans)

    • Programme Leader: Dr Cheung Wing Sum
      (for specific academic enquiries related to the programme such as curriculum requirements)