Minors

Minors

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 programmes, 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. For more information, please click here.

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 NUS 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 Programmes 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 credit transfers, advanced placement and exemptions, provided these MCs are earned from modules deemed relevant to the particular Minor Programme.
  3. Engineering students are advised to read no more than one Minor Programme to ensure a more manageable workload.
  4. The Minor Programme will only be reflected in the student’s academic transcript and not in the main degree scroll.
  5. For students from cohort AY2015/2016 onwards, the MC requirements for a Minor Programme 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 Programme. Students who read modules coded as GEH/GEQ/GER/GES/GET to fulfil requirements for Minor Programme are NOT allowed to count these modules towards fulfilling both the General Education and the Minor requirements.
  6. For students in AY2014/2015 cohort and before, the MC requirements for a Minor Programme 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 Programme. 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.

Minors