Curriculum at a Glance - Revised Curriculum for AY2021 onwards

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Curriculum Overview

The brochure for the ASE Undergraduate Programmes can be found here.  ASE offers the following three undergraduate programmes.

Ecology and Ecosystems

Students who choose the Ecology Specialisation will take an expanded group of courses in biology and ecology to learn more about the biological and environmental aspects of life on Earth. Students who complete this specialisation may choose careers in NGOs that work in Singapore and the region, government agencies, biotechnology firms, and research. Please note that this specialisation requires chemistry courses at NTU that have a prerequisite of H2 Chemistry in A-levels. You may be able to enroll in these required courses without the prerequisites, but these courses may be difficult for you without this background. Please contact us if you have questions regarding your ability to join this specialisation. 

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Geosciences

This specialisation focuses on study of the solid Earth, including its composition, structure, and how topography and sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rocks at the Earth’s surface reflect Earth processes. The Geosciences specialisation includes coursework designed to prepare students for careers in geotechnical and environmental consulting, and natural resource exploration and management. Students are also prepared for graduate study in the geological sciences. 

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Society and the Earth System

The Society and the Earth System specialisation includes interdisciplinary coursework in sociology, economics, and law in addition to core classes in Earth and environmental sciences. This gives students a unique understanding of how humans relate to the environment, and the complex issues of sustainable societies. Students who choose this specialisation will be prepared for careers in environmental planning, policy, and management, and even careers in business, finance, and government. Students will also be prepared to continue their studies in graduate programmes in urban planning and development, environmental/public policy, or business. 

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Students in the ESPP program will have to take both EESS core and PPGA core courses.

 

EESS Core Courses
Course CodeCourse TitleAUs
ES0001The Physical Environments of Singapore3
ES0138Introduction to Scientific Writing2
ES1001E2S2 Environment and Society4
ES1003E2S2 Solid Earth4
ES1006Introductory Field Experience4
ES1007Climate Change3
ES2001Computational Earth Systems Science4
ES2003E2S2 Biosphere4
MH1802Calculus for the Sciences4
ES2303Introduction to Ecology3
ES2201Law & Economics, Sustainable Development, and Environmental Protection3
ES2202Global Environmental Politics and Governance3
ES2802GIS and the Earth System3
ES3201Coupled Human and Natural Systems3
ES3202Resilient Urban Systems3
MH3511Data Analytics with Computer
3

 

 

PPGA Core Courses
Course CodeCourse TitleAUs
HA1001Introduction to International Relations and Foreign Policy3
HA1002Introduction to Political Theory3
HA1003Introduction to Public Administration and Policy3
HA1011Politics of Singapore3
HA1012Fundamentals of Politics3

 

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Students admitted in ESDA programme will have to take the following courses:

EESS Core Courses

Course Code

Course Title

AUs

ES0001

Physical Environments of Singapore

3

ES0138

Introduction to Scientific Writing

2

ES1001

Environment and Society

4

ES1003

Solid Earth

4

ES2003

Biosphere

4

ES1007

Climate Change

3

ES1006

Introductory Field Experience

4

ES2001

Computational Earth Systems Science

4

ES2802

GIS and the Earth System

3

MH1802

Calculus for the Sciences

4

 

Students can choose either one of the specialisations below:

  • Geosciences or
  • Ecology and Ecosystems or
  • Society and the Earth Systems

Click here to view the details of the three specializations.

 

Data Analytics Courses

Students will also have to complete the following:

  1. 7 compulsory courses, 1 course in each knowledge area
  2. Minimum total 9 AU from elective courses

Data Analytics Compulsory Courses

Course Code

Course Title

AUs

MH2500

Probability & Introduction to Statistics
(Double counted for Society and the Earth Systems Specialisation)

4

MH2802

Linear Algebra for Scientists

3

ES2001

Computational Earth Systems Science
(Double counted)

4

MH1403

Algorithms and Computing

3

BC2402 or
EE4791 or
SC2207
 

Designing & Developing Databases or
Database Systems or
Introduction to Database*

*Pre-requisite(s) apply
(Students can choose to complete one of the courses indicated above)

4 AU or
3 AU or
3 AU
 

MH4510 or
EE4483 or
SC4020

 

Statistical Learning & Data Mining* or
Artificial Intelligence?&?Data Mining* or
Data Analytics and Mining*

*Pre-requisite(s) apply
(Students can choose to complete one of the courses indicated above)

4 AU or
3 AU or
3 AU

BC2406 or
SC4023 or
SC4024

Analytics I: Visual and Predictive Techniques*
Big Data Management*
Data Visualization*

*Pre-requisite(s) apply
(Students can choose to complete one of the courses indicated above)

4 AU or
3 AU or
3 AU

 

Click here to view the ESDA Curriculum.
* Pre-requisites apply