Faculty Requirements

Faculty Requirements

Critical Thinking, Writing & Communications

Engineering students admitted in AY2017 are required to read ES1531 Critical Thinking & Writing module offered by the Centre for English Language Communication (CELC). Students should refer to the department recommended study plan for taking this module. ES1531 addresses the need to develop critical thinking and writing skills which will enable engineering students to ask good questions, think & reason well and be able to convince others when they practise their profession. Students for whom ES1531 is part of their Department’s recommended schedule this semester and are eligible to read ES1531, will be pre‐allocated this module. ES1531 is a pre‐requisite for EG2401 Engineering Professionalism.

Good performance in the writing & communications modules (i.e., ES1531, ES2331 and/or ES1501X) is an indicator of the ability of students to communicate well and this would be an important factor in the selection of students for special programmes including the Student Exchange Programme (SEP).

Students in Computer Engineering (CEG), University Scholars Program (USP) and University Town Residential Program (UTRP) should refer to the respective program website for details on their Writing and Communications module requirement (to be taken in lieu of the Faculty of Engineering’s Writing and Communications modules).

The faculty requirements for the Cohorts 2014 to 2017 are listed below.

Cohort 2017Cohort 2016Cohort 2015Cohort 2014
EG2401ES1531 CTW*GET1021 CTW*GEK1549 CTW*

*CTW – Critical Thinking & Writing

Important Points to note:

Students who do not meet the minimum grade for GP are to sit for the Qualifying English Test (QET). Please see here for details. The banding system for the QET is as follows:

  • Band 3

    Students are not required to read and pass ES1000 & ES1103 and are eligible to read CTW.

  • Band 2

    Students are required to read and pass ES1103 before they are eligible to read CTW.

  • Band 1

    Students are required to read and pass ES1000 first before they are allowed to read ES1103 and finally CTW.

Faculty Requirements