Building a Culture of Learning
The NTU Education aims to inculcate in all NTU graduates the desired attributes of Cognitive Agility, Character and Competence or the 3 'C's. This entails having a flexible interdisciplinary curriculum design that encourages student-driven learning, and an inter-linked curriculum and co-curriculum programmes that are experiential and collaborative. The NTU Education is defined by two interrelated pillars – interdisciplinary learning, and experiential & collaborative learning.
Aiming to heighten students’ awareness on the inter-connectedness of world’s complexed challenges that demand interdisciplinary approaches to access the right resources for designing sustainable solutions.
Development of transferable skills in NTU Education can provide our graduates with a competitive edge in gaining potential employment opportunities as they manoeuvre through job changes.
Our interdisciplinary pillar consists of:
- New interdisciplinary collaborative core courses mandatory in undergraduate programmes
- Postgraduate Transferable Skills Series
- New interdisciplinary programmes
- Enhanced interdisciplinary research
Experiential and Collaborative Learning
Inspiring students to develop an innate desire to explore and create, and an astute attitude towards risk taking.
Adopting an experiential and collaborative learning approach that closely mirrors the future of work and academia, students would gain domain knowledge, advance their capacities in innovation, collaboration, emotional intelligence, ethical sensitivity, and embrace lifelong learning.
Experiential learning components through collaborative learning includes professional internships, overseas programmes, projects and fieldwork. Other experiential learning efforts made to forge synergies between research, innovation and entrepreneurship, include NTU Makers' labs, making and tinkering courses, and an entrepreneurship minor programme.
Our dedicated Co-Curriculum offers a wide range of well-designed learning programmes with outcome-based learning objectives, facilitated by faculty and staff, often in collaboration with students. Our Co-Curriculum platform consists of the following five components:
NTU collaborates with the industries, organisations and universities globally to offer students the unique overseas immersion opportunities to develop their global perspectives and enrich their student life journey.
NTU offers continuing education and training (CET) opportunities for our graduates and alumni to reskill and upskill themselves as they progress in their careers. It is made possible via three key strategies - stackable modular courses leading to micro-credentials; learning via mobile and online platforms; and industry modules offered through our existing collaboration with key industry and research and development (R&D) partners.
Colleges and Schools
NTU offers a wide range of programmes by schools, within the Colleges of Engineering, Business, Science, and Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences, Graduate College and Autonomous Institutes (LKCMedicine, NIE and RSIS).
A rich selection of programmes that provide a balanced and well-rounded education, preparing students for the dynamic world.