Double Degree in Bachelor of Engineering in Environmental Engineering and Bachelor of Social Science in Economics

Double Degree

The Environmental Engineering programme is structured on a flexible and diverse system that allows students to choose from a broad range of courses to receive a well-rounded education while maintaining high academic standards. 

This double degree programme of Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) and Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics is offered jointly by the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering and School of Social Sciences.

It aims to equip students with excellent knowledge and competency in Engineering and Economics over the programme duration of 5 years. Graduates of this programme can expect more career options in the engineering-and-economics-related and beyond. Engineers who have strong economic knowledge will be better equipped for management positions when moving up the corporate ladder.​

  • 5 years direct honours programme
  • Accredited and globally recognised programme
  • 20 weeks Professional Internship
  • Specialisation in Civil Infrastructure
  • Specialisation in Coastal Protection 

Singapore-Cambridge GCE 'A' Level

  • Pass in H2 Level Mathematics, and
  • Pass in H2 Level Biology/ Chemistry/ Computing/ Physics, and
  • Pass in H1/ ‘O’ Level Physics1 or equivalent

Polytechnic Diploma

  • A diploma from one of the local polytechnics,
  • Relevant diplomas will be considered for direct entry into the second year (by merit) and may be exempted from selected courses,
  • For a list of acceptable local diplomas, please refer here.

International Baccalaureate Diploma

  • Pass in Higher Level Mathematics, and
  • Pass in Higher Level Biology/ Chemistry/ Computer Science/ Physics, and
  • Pass in Standard Level Physicsor equivalent

NUS High School Diploma

  • Major CAP of 2.0 in Mathematics, and
  • Major CAP of 2.0 in Biology/ Chemistry/ Physics, and
  • Overall CAP of 2.0 in Physicsor equivalent 

 International & Other Qualifications

  • Pass in Senior High School Level Mathematics, and
  • Pass in Senior High School Level Biology/ Chemistry/ Physics, and
  • Pass in Junior High School Level Physics4


1   Pass in H1 Level / ‘O’ Level Physics is only applicable to applicants who have not read H2 Level Physics. Applicants with a good grade in 'O' Level Combined Science [(Physics and Chemistry) or (Physics and Biology)] will be considered.
2   Pass in Standard Level Physics is only applicable to applicants who have not read Higher Level Physics.
3   Overall CAP of 2.0 in Physics is only applicable to applicants who have not majored in Physics.
4   Pass in Junior High School Level Physics is only applicable to applicants who have not read Senior High School Level Physics.

Applicants with only a H1 Level / ‘O’ Level pass in Physics are required to read 'PH1012 Physics A' instead of 'PH1011 Physics' in their first semester. Computer Engineering and Computer Science students will read 'SC1013 Physics for Computing' instead.

International Students

International students must have completed at least 12 years of general education, or will be taking Year 12 national examinations in the year of application in order to be considered for admission. In addition to fulfilling the minimum entry requirements, applicants must also satisfy the minimum subject requirements. For further details, please refer here.


Admission matters are handled by the Office of Admissions. For further information and enquiry, please contact the Office of Admissions.


Students with outstanding Singapore GCE ‘A’ Level, International Baccalaureate (IB) and NUS High School Diploma results may be eligible for exemptions from up to 3 selected first-year courses, more details could be found via the following link.

Students with outstanding Poly Diploma results admit directly to Second year, may be eligible for exemptions for the course MH1810 Mathematics I. 

Our Programme provide a complete education and create diverse opportunities to harness the talents of students and nurture graduates not limited by boundaries. It provides a holistic education that includes a strong grounding in engineering fundamentals, appreciation in arts, humanities, business and sciences, practical experience and soft skills. 

It is a 5 Years Direct Hon Degree Programme

Further information can be found on this page.

Details on curriculum structure can be found on this page.

In the new millennium, environmental engineers will be challenged to find the best solutions to the most pressing problems of society and apply sophisticated technologies to meet society’s needs in an environmentally sustainable manner.

Graduates can look forward to a wide range of career prospects in fields such as:

  • Integrated Urban Storm-water Management
  • Sediment Transport and Coastal Management
  • Waste Minimization, Recycling and Resources Recovery
  • Membrane Technology
  • Biotechnology in Wastewater Treatment
  • Environmental Chemistry and Chemical Technology
  • Air Quality Management
  • Infrastructure Planning and Development

Common roles for fresh graduates:

  • Environmental Engineer
  • Business Consultant
  • Civil Engineer
  • Management Executive/ Management Trainee
  • Research Officer
  • Production Engineer
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Safety Inspector
  • Software Developer/Engineer

Our graduates have been in diverse exciting jobs in various sectors.

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NTU Bachelor of Engineering (Environmental Engineering) degree Programme is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB)An accreditation Team established by the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES), and IES was admitted as a full signatory of Washington Accord in June 2006, hence our program is recognized internationally by Professional Bodies of the Washington Accord signatory countries.​ Our Programme will accredited once in every five years.

There are more than 40 minors available. Some popular minors are as follows,

  • Minor in Business
  • Minor in International Trading

Full list could be found via the following link.

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