Undergraduate Curriculum

Undergraduate Curriculum

General Information of the Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng. Programme)

NUS Engineering offers the following full-time four-year undergraduate programmes leading to Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) degrees [B.Eng. (Hons.)]:

Applicants to NUS Engineering can select a specific Engineering programme that they wish to pursue at admission. Alternatively, they can opt for admission to a First-Year Common Engineering programme and decide on a specific Engineering programme after one year of study, except for B.Eng. (Engineering Science), which has a different programme structure and curriculum (please refer to the respective Department’s webpages for the recommended schedules). In all cases, admission and streaming after one year in the Common Engineering programme will be based on merit. Students who are admitted directly into an Engineering programme can opt for a transfer of programme in accordance with the prevailing university guidelines.

Details about the part-time Engineering degrees offered by the Faculty are found in section 4 and also available via http://scale.nus.edu.sg/.

University Level RequirementsFaculty Requirements1Discipline Requirements1Unrestricted Elective (UE)
General Education ModulesAim to develop in Critical Thinking, Communications, and Engineering ProfessionalismFoundational modules in Mathematics, Sciences, Programming/Computing and others. Discipline-specific modules for various engineering programmesUnrestricted Elective Modules (UEMs)
Sub-total = 20 MCs (12.5%)Sub-total = 11 MCs (6.88%)Sub-total = 109 MCs (68.12%)Sub-total = 20 MCs (12.5%)

Minimum required for graduation = 160 MCs

¹ Minimum modular credits required for graduation could be higher than 160MCs for some Engineering programmes.

Programme Requirements comprise the Faculty, and Discipline specific requirements:

  • Faculty Requirements

    include modules that aim to develop important abilities required of well-rounded engineers with professional maturity and include modules related to Critical Thinking, Writing & Communications; and Engineering Professionalism

  • Discipline Requirements include:

    Foundational modules – Mathematics, Sciences, Programming/Computing and Basic Engineering modules as defined by the student’s engineering discipline (please refer to the respective programme webpages for details).

    Discipline Specific Modules –core/essential modules, technical elective modules, project modules, internship modules and independent study modules as defined by the student’s engineering discipline.

Internships

For students admitted into the B.Eng. programmes with effect from AY2014/15, internships will be a compulsory requirement. The internship varies according to the Engineering discipline and includes the 6-month industrial-attachment (IA) and 3-month Vacation Internship Programme (VIP).

Internships are optional for students undergoing the following special programmes:

  • Double Degree Programmes (DDP)
  • Concurrent Degree Programmes (CDP)
  • Global Engineering Programme (GEP) [Except Engineering Science Programme (ESP) students who must complete a compulsory internship]
  • Chemical Science Programme (CSP)

Students admitted from AY2016 can also undertake the specially designed ‘Root & Wings Module’ which is a 10-week two-MC module to sensitise freshmen to the importance of (i) focus, (ii) self-awareness, (iii) interpersonal awareness & effectiveness, and (iv) personal vision for their future careers. Students can then start to plan their education and projects, hone their expertise and experiences and develop a credible portfolio towards their career goals.

Unrestricted Elective Modules (UEMs) enable students to pursue their interests without any restrictions. Students may use the UE space to partially or wholly satisfy the requirements of academic programmes, such as the Enhancement Programme, a Minor, a Second-Major or even a Second Degree. To achieve a greater depth in their Engineering major, students may also take Engineering technical electives as UE modules.

Important Advice Concerning UE and ULR Modules

Students should carefully plan the use of UE and ULR modules which can be used to satisfy the requirements of a number of exciting programmes such as the Engineering Enhancement, Double-Degree, Second-Major and Minor programmes. Students should take note of the 60 MC limit on Level-1000 modules when selecting UE and ULR modules.

Engineering Curriculum Structure

Engineering Curriculum Structure for AY2016

University Level RequirementsFaculty Requirements1Discipline Requirements1Unrestricted Elective (UE)
General Education ModulesAim to develop in Critical Thinking, Communications, and Engineering ProfessionalismFoundational modules in Mathematics, Sciences, Programming/Computing and others. Discipline-specific modules for various engineering programmesUnrestricted Elective Modules (UEMs)
Sub-total = 20 MCs (12.5%)Sub-total = 11 MCs (6.88%)Sub-total = 109 MCs (68.12%)Sub-total = 20 MCs (12.5%)

Minimum required for graduation = 160 MCs

¹ Minimum modular credits required for graduation could be higher than 160MCs for some engineering programmes.

Engineering Curriculum Structure for AY2015

University Level RequirementsFaculty Requirements1Discipline Requirements1Unrestricted Elective (UE)
General Education Modules (20 MCs)Faculty Requirements:

Aim to develop abilities required of well-rounded engineers and includes modules related to Critical Thinking, Writing & Communications, Engineering Ethics & Professionalism and Management Basics.
Discipline Requirements:

Foundational modules in Mathematics, Sciences, Programming/Computing and others. Discipline-specific modules for various engineering programmes
Unrestricted Elective Modules (UEMs)
Sub-total = 20 MCs (12.5%)Sub-total = 10 MCs (6.25%) Sub-total = 110 MCs (68.75%) Sub-total = 20 MCs (12.5%)

Minimum required for graduation = 160 MCs

Engineering Curriculum Structure for AY2014

University Level RequirementsFaculty Requirements1Discipline Requirements1Unrestricted Elective (UE)
General Education Modules (GEMs): (8 MCs) Singapore Studies (SS) Module: (4 MCs) 2 Breadth Modules (8 MCs): Two modules from outside the student’s faculty.Faculty Requirements: Aim to develop abilities required of well-rounded engineers and includes modules related to Critical Thinking, Writing & Communications, Engineering Ethics & Professionalism and Management Basics.Discipline Requirements: Foundational modules in Mathematics, Sciences, Programming/Computing and others. Discipline-specific modules for various engineering programmesUnrestricted Elective Modules (UEMs)
Sub-total = 20 MCs (12.5%)Sub-total = 10 MCs (6.25%) Sub-total = 110 MCs (68.75%) Sub-total = 20 MCs (12.5%)

Minimum required for graduation = 160 MCs

¹ Minimum modular credits required for graduation could be higher than 160MCs for some engineering programmes.

Engineering Curriculum Structure for AY2013 and before ¹

University Level RequirementsFaculty Requirements1Discipline Requirements1Unrestricted Elective (UE)
General Education ModulesAim to develop in Critical Thinking, Communications, and Engineering ProfessionalismFoundational modules in Mathematics, Sciences, Programming/Computing and others. Discipline-specific modules for various engineering programmesUnrestricted Elective Modules (UEMs)
Sub-total = 20 MCs (12.5%)Sub-total = 11 MCs (6.88%)Sub-total = 109 MCs (68.12%)Sub-total = 20 MCs (12.5%)

Minimum MCs required for graduation = 160

¹ All students admitted in AY2012/2013 are required to read ES2331 Communicating Engineering on a graded basis as Breadth (module type code U9).

² Please note that the programme requirements could be more for some Engineering programmes. Kindly check your department websites for more information.

Undergraduate Curriculum