Shaping NTU undergraduates


From smart classrooms to the halls of top overseas universities,
NTU students get to venture globally while studying locally.


There are two key components of an NTU education – an enriching academic life and an active student life that encompasses learning beyond the formal curriculum. These in turn shape the NTU student experience. Students undergo a broad education with at most 70% of courses from their main discipline and at least 30% of courses from other fields. Three core modules are taken by all students, underscoring their importance.

These are:

  • Communication skills
  • Singapore studies
  • Environmental sustainability

As part of “general education”, students pursue modules in business management, humanities and social sciences, technology and society, and liberal studies. They also broaden their horizons by
taking a range of free electives, which can be grouped into minors. They can choose from among 35 modules outside their discipline.

In addition to a series of double degree and double major programmes, NTU offers three specialised programmes for high-calibre students looking to stretch themselves through cross-disciplinary learning:

  • The Renaissance Engineering Programme, a dual-degree residential programme that combines engineering and business to groom future industry leaders. It includes a year-long attachment to another top university like the University of California, Berkeley, and a stint as an intern in Silicon Valley during the summer break.
  • The University Scholars Programme, offering multidisciplinary courses and experiences to produce versatile thinkers and leaders. Besides taking customised courses, students enjoy opportunities to interact with renowned professors, artists, writers and Nobel laureates.
  • The CN Yang Scholars Programme, which prepares students for graduate studies and research in science and engineering. After pursuing advanced physics, chemistry, biology and mathematics in the first three semesters, they go on to specialise in science or engineering and can accelerate their PhD studies with a top scholarship and overseas attachment

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