Special Programmes:

Minor Programmes

All engineering undergraduates can opt to study a Minor Programme to gain skills and knowledge beyond their major disciplines. The faculty offers a list of minor programs but there are many programmes offered by other faculties as well (see below).

Applicants may select the Engineering with a Minor in Management option when completing the application form for admissions for undergraduate courses to the National University of Singapore. This is termed as Direct Admission.

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List of Minor Programmes  |  General Rules  |

List of Minor Programmes

An 'open' minor means you can declare your intention to do a particular minor via the Centralised Online Registration System (CORS) without any prior approval from the Host Faculty. For open minors, you will bid for the modules under 'Breadth <U9>' category. In order for administrators to track that you are doing an open minor, do remember to declare the minor via CORS and convert the module(s) from Breadth <U9> to Double Count Minor & Breadth <MB>, Double Count Minor & UEM <MU> or Minor <17>, based on your preference via Online Degree Requirement Check (DRC). This is a crucial step when you are filing for graduation.

For Students admitted from AY2015/16 onwards: Students who read modules coded as GEH/GEQ/GER/GES/GET to fulfil requirements for Minor programmes are not allowed to count these modules towards fulfilling both the General Education and the Major/Minor requirements. For example, if a student had taken a GEH module for his/her Minor programme, he/she would have to take another GEH module to fulfil the Human Cultures pillar of the GE requirement. The MCs under the Unrestricted Elective module requirements may be used to satisfy Minor programme requirements.

 A 'restricted' minor requires students to apply through the Host faculty before they can declare doing the minor and bid modules under 'Minor <17>' category.

List of Restricted Minor programmes offered by Faculty of Engineering:

Biomedical Engineering Department of Biomedical Engineering
Engineering Materials Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Science
Management of Technology Faculty of Engineering and School of Business
Systems Engineering Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering
Civil Infrastructure Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering


Please click here for the list of Minor Programmes offered by all faculties.

You may get more information on each minor programme by contacting the host faculty/school.

 

 General Rules

  1. All minor programs will have at least 24MCs of modules, and students are required to read all of them. The grades of all modules will be graded* and counted towards the CAP, which will in turn count towards the honors classification. * with the exception of some TR modules which is by default S/U.

  2. For students from AY2015/2016 cohort onwards, a minimum 16MCs of the Minor requirements must be earned from modules read in NUS, unless indicated otherwise by Faculties/Departments for specific minors. Modules read at NUS include all modules taught, co-taught, supervised or co-supervised by one or more NUS faculty members. These would consist of graded modules with assigned grade points, or modules with an ‘S’ or ‘CS’ grade. The other 8MCs may be earn through xredit transfers, advanced placement and exemptions, provided these MCs are earned from modules deemed relevant to the particular Minor program.

  3. Engineering students are advised to read no more than one minor programme to ensure a more manageable workload.

  4. The minor program will only be reflected in the student's academic transcript and not in the main degree scroll.

  5. For students from AY2015/2016 cohort onwards, the modular credits (MC) requirements for a Minor Program should not be less than 24MCs. Where there exists a substantially equivalence in the modules, departments may grant double-counting of MCs from the major requirements (up to a maximum of 8 MCs) towards the MC requirements in the Minor Program. Students who read modules coded as GEH/GEQ/GER/GES/GET to fulfil requirements for Minor Program are NOT allowed to count these modules towards fulfilling both the General Education and the Minor requirements.

  6. For students from AY2007/08 cohort to AY2014/2015 cohort, the modular credits (MC) requirements for a Minor Program should not be less than 24MCs. Where there exists a substantially equivalence in the modules, departments may grant double-counting of MCs from the major requirements (up to a maximum of 8 MCs) towards the MC requirements in the Minor Program. A student may use up to 20 MCs to satisfy the Unrestricted Elective Modules and another 8 MCs from the Breadth component of the University Level Requirements. If a student is unable to double count the minor modules towards his Breadth or UEM, he/she will take them on top of the 160 MCs graduation requirement.

  7. For students who matriculated before AY2007/08, the modular credits (MC) requirements for a Minor Program should not be less than 24MCs. Where there exists a substantially equivalence in the modules, departments may grant double-counting of MCs from the major requirements (up to a maximum of 8 MCs) towards the MC requirements in the Minor Program. A student may use up to 12 MCs to satisfy the Unrestricted Elective Modules and another 16 MCs from the Breadth component of the University Level Requirements. If a student is unable to double count the minor modules towards his Breadth or UEM, he/she will take them on top of the 160 MCs graduation requirement.

    Illustration:

    Student is taking the Minor in Business. He should maximize his double counting by doing the 3GEM/1SS/3Breadth/3UEM combination.

    Minor Module Double Count to:
    MNO1001 Management and Organisation ULR Breadth
    ACC1002 Financial Accounting ULR Breadth
    BSP2001 Macro and International Economics ULR Breadth
    FIN2004 Finance UEM
    FIN3101 Corporate Finance UEM
    MKT3402 Consumer Behaviour UEM