Double Degree in Bachelor of Engineering in Information Engineering and Media (IEM) and Social Sciences (Economics)

Double Degree

The Bachelor of Engineering programme is a professional degree programme with a broad-based and flexible curriculum that integrates theory with industrial practice.

The School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering is presently one of the largest engineering schools in the world with an undergraduate enrolment of over 3000 students. Ranked 1st in Asia and 6th in the world in QS ranking, our school molds students into future-ready engineers, ready to spark new discoveries in technology and innovation. Our Undergraduate programmes strike a balance in providing a multifaceted curriculum compassing major areas in electrical and electronic engineering and cross-disciplinary courses in arts, business and humanities.   

Our education roadmap is based on the following aspects:   

  • Engineering design  

  • Project work  

  • Laboratory experiments​  

  • Industrial attachment programme for third-year students  

  • Final year project   

The industrial attachment programme enriches students’ learning experiences and gives them early exposure to the engineering industry. For their final year projects, students put on their thinking caps and work on real-life problems that are both research- and industrial-based. 

Upon graduation, students can pursue a higher degree by research/coursework in NTU or in other countries. 

Singapore-Cambridge GCE “A” Level  

  • Pass in H2 Level Mathematics, and   

  • Pass in H2 Level Physics/Chemistry/Biology/Computing, and   

  • Pass in H1 Level/GCE “O” Level Physics 1 or equivalent  


Polytechnic Diploma  

Polytechnic Diploma holders or Final Year students with relevant diplomas from a local polytechnic in Singapore will be considered for direct entry into the second year.   

The list of acceptable diplomas is available at here.


International Baccalaureate Diploma  

  • Pass in Higher Level Mathematics, and  

  • Pass in Higher Level Biology/Chemistry/Computer Science/Physics, and  

  • Pass in Standard Level Physics 2 or 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 Physics 3 or equivalent  


International and 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 Physics 4  


1 Pass in H1/'O' Level Physics is only applicable to applicants who have not read H2 Level Physics.  

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.  

For more information, do refer here.

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. 

Polytechnic Qualifications

Course exemption for top local polytechnic students may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, depending on the diploma and courses that students have taken in their respective polytechnic, and if they satisfy the requirements/conditions set by their respective engineering schools. Generally, students with an Advanced Certificate, Diploma Plus certificate and/or Certificate of Merit or Distinction may be considered for exemption from up to 4 courses or 12 AU, depending on the relevance of the polytechnic courses taken and the grades obtained.

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Full Time

5 years

This double degree programme, jointly offered by the College of Engineering and the School of Social Sciences, aims to equip graduates with excellent knowledge and competency in engineering and economics.

Engineering underpins quality of life and economic activity. It is the art of applying science to create and enhance technology to benefit humanity. Very often, the decisions and choices in engineering design, process, product, and innovation are influenced by economic considerations. The ultimate purpose of engineering and economic endeavours is meeting human's needs and wants in the presence of resource scarcity. Hence these two disciplines are mutually inspirational and complementary.

Students will take these courses throughout their four years at the School. Click here for more information.

A bachelor’s degree from EEE will open up a world of opportunities. Some industries EEE graduates can enter include:   

  • Aviation  

  • Banking & Finance  

  • Biomedical & Healthcare  

  • Construction  

  • Control & Automation  

  • Computer Engineering   

  • Electronic Products  

  • Electronics, Semiconductor, IC Design  

  • Information & Communication  

  • Information Technology  

  • Internet Services  

  • Machinery & Equipment  

  • Manufacturing  

  • Power & Clean Energy  

  • Public Administration & Defense  

  • Telecommunication 

The School’s Bachelor of Engineering programmes are accredited by the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES) through its Engineering Accreditation Board. IES is the Singapore signatory of the Washington Accord - an international agreement for mutual recognition of the substantial equivalence of engineering academic programmes, in satisfying the requirements for practicing engineering at the professional level. 

Our curricula provide an excellent foundation for either graduate study or employment. Education and research activities are strongly aligned with our mission and Programme Educational Objectives (PEOs).

PEOs are broad statements that describe the career and professional accomplishments that the programme is preparing graduates to achieve.  Our PEOs are aligned closely with EAB’s Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs). They are narrower statements that describe what students are expected to know and be able to do when they graduate.

Each programme also must satisfy a set of criteria specific to it, known as Specific Programme Criteria (SPC). The stipulations in the SPC chiefly concern curricular issues and qualifications of faculty.