Critical Thinking, Writing & Communications
Engineering students are required to read a Critical Thinking & Writing (CTW) module and Communicating Engineering (ES2331) offered by the Centre for English Language Communication (CELC). Please click here to see the pre-requisites for CTW. Good performance in the compulsory CTW and Communication modules is an indicator of ability of students to communicate well and so would be an important factor when selecting students for special programmes including the Student Exchange Programme.
Engineering students can also read a single module, ES1501X Academic Expository Writing (ES1501A, ES1501B etc.) in place of CTW and ES2331. ES1501X’s content-specific nature allows a contextualised platform to hone argumentation skills required in academic expository writing.
Engineering students who complete the requirements of the University Scholars Programme (USP) and the University Town (UTown) Residential Program need not read CTW & ES2331. This applies to students of cohort 2014 and before. Computer Engineering students would read another set of writing and communications modules (please see here for more details).