Curriculum Changes for New Students from AY2021-22

Starting from AY2021-22, all undergraduate degree programmes will incorporate the curriculum structure of the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core (ICC) as part of the NTU Education 2025. Do refer to Figure 1 below for an illustration.*

The key elements of ICC curriculum and pedagogy are as follows:

  • Interdisciplinary – content is developed and taught by faculty from different disciplines and integrated to understand issues from various perspectives
  • Collaborative – students discuss and work in interdisciplinary teams on problems, projects or assignments
  • Core – learning outcomes are aligned to the 3Cs (Character, Competence, Cognitive Agility) of NTU graduates


ICC courses include:

  • 7 Core Modules focusing on Key Transferable Skills and Grand Challenges
  • Foundational Core Courses including Effective Communication, Digital Literarcy and a Mandatory Professional Internship or Attachment
  • Co-curricular Modules


In addition to the ICC curriculum, all new students will have to fulfil:

  • Major Requirement (Core and Major Prescribed Electives) – provides the fundamentals as well as advanced topics and trainings specific to the major discipline and specialisation
  • Broadening & Deepening Electives (BDE) – provides the opportunity to explore different courses in NTU; or take up more challenging and advanced topics within the chosen discipline

curriculum_changes_undergrad

 

Curriculum EESS
(Single Major - SOES)
EESS
(Single Major - GEO)
EESS
(Single Major - ECO)
ESPP
(Double Major)
Major Requirement 84 84 84 118
Major-Core 57 55 63  66
Major-PE 27 29 21  52
ICC – University Level (7 courses) 17 17 17 17
ICC – College Level 10 10 10 10
Effective Communication II 2 2 2 2
Digital Literacy II 3 3 3 3
Professional Attachment 5 5 5 5
Broadening & Deepening Electives (BDE) 24 24 24 3
Total 135 135 135 148

 

 

ICC (University Level) For EESS and ESPP

 Courses No of AU Semester
Inquiry and Communication in an Interdisciplinary World   2  Year 1 Sem 1
Ethics & Civics in a Multi-Cultural World
 
2   Year 1 Sem 1
Navigating the Digital World
 
2  Year 1 Sem 2
Healthy Living & Mental Wellbeing
 
3  Year 1 Sem 2
Career & Entrepreneurial Development for the Future World   2  Year 2 Sem 2
Science & Technology for Humanity
 
3  Year 2 Sem 1
Sustainability: Human, Social, Economic & Environment
 
3  Year 2 Sem 1
Total AU 17  

 

ICC (College Level) for EESS and ESPP

 Courses No of AU Semester
Fundamentals of Data Science for Earth and Environmental Systems Science
 
3 Year 3 Sem 2
Communication course 2 Year 3
Professional Attachment 5 Year 4
Total AU 10