Double Degree in Engineering and Economics


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 can be seen as meeting human's needs and wants in the presence of resource scarcity. Hence these two disciplines are mutually inspirational and complementary. 

With intensifying global competition, growing resource scarcity, and escalating societal and environmental concerns, engineers of the future will face increasing challenges to reconcile engineering activities with these considerations. The combined inter-disciplinary qualities of an engineer and an economist will be highly valued in today's globalised environment where insatiable demand for new products and processes, as well as increasingly complex economic conditions, are creating both opportunities and threats for companies and nations.  

By having an advanced understanding of the integrative relationship between engineering and economics, graduates of this programme can better contribute to the nation's wealth and economy through the diverse career potentials in the public and private sectors. 

 

CAREER PROSPECTS

Armed with two honours degrees - B.Eng^ and B.A. / B.SocSci (Hons) in Economics, our graduates can expect more career options in the engineering and economics-related industries and beyond. Engineers who have strong economic knowledge are also better equipped for management positions as they move up the corporate ladder. To the enterprising individuals, technical prowess and a good grasp of economic principles are essential for the sustenance of free enterprises and entrepreneurship.

in a specific field of engineering


PROGRAMME OPTIONS

Curriculum Structure with Professional Internship (PI) / Attachment (PA) Option

COURSE CATEGORY B.Eng B.SocSci B.ENG and B.SocSci
Major

82AU (CSC, CE)
83/84AU* (BIE, CEE, CBE, EEE, ENE)
85/86AU* (AERO, ME)
86/87AU* (MAT)
87/88AU* (IEM)

65AU (include FYP) 80 - 87AU / 81 - 88AU* (B.Eng)
57AU (B.SocSci)
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core (ICC)   – Common Core17AU17AU17AU
Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core (ICC)   – Foundational Core 10AU (PA)
15AU (PI)
10AU (PA)
15AU (PI)
10AU (PA)
15AU (PI)
​Broadening and Deepening Electives (BDE)

18AU
15AU from compulsory Year 1 and 2 Economics core courses HE1001, HE1002, HE2001, HE2002 and HE2003. Remaining AU from 3rd and 4th year Economics PE courses that yield the highest CGPA.

+ 5AU (PA only)^

+ 3AU (CEE, BIE, CBE, CSC, CE, ENE, EEE)

30AU

9AU from the Year 1 Engineering graded core courses that yield the highest CGPA and remaining 21 AU from 2nd and 3rd Year engineering graded courses that yield the highest CGPA.



+ 5AU (PA only)^
+ 5AU (PA only)^

+ 3AU (CEE, BIE, CBE, CSC, CE, ENE, EEE)
TOTAL 135 - 137AU /
137 - 138AU*
127AU172 - 176AU /
173 - 177AU*

^ Students who choose PA will be required to read additional 5AU of BDE.
Students without H2 Level Physics will take PH1012 Physics A (4 AU) <Except SCSE students>.

Detailed Programme Requirements

SchoolB.EngB.A / B.SocSci (Econs)
CEE[CVEC & ENEC] <AY2021>
[CVEC & ENEC] <AY2021>
EEE[EEEC & IEEC] <AY2021>
[EEEC & IEEC] <AY2021>
MAE[ASEC & MEEC] <AY2021>
[ASEC & MEEC] <AY2021>
MSE[MTEC] <AY2021>
[MTEC] <AY2021>
SCBE[BEEC & CBEC] <AY2021>
[BEEC & CBEC] <AY2021>
SCSE[CEEC & CSEC] <AY2021>
[CEEC & CSEC] <AY2021>


List of Economics courses

ECON Core 24AUs Sem Pre-requisite
HE1001 Microeconomics I 3 S1  
HE1002 Macroeconomics I 3 S1  
HE2001 Microeconomics II 3 S2 HE1001
HE2002 Macroeconomics II 3 S2 HE1002
HE2003 Econometrics I 3 S1 MH1820
HE3001 Microeconomics III 3 S1 HE2001
HE3002 Macroeconomics III 3 S1 HE2002
HE3003 Econometrics II 3 S2 HE2003
ECON PEs 33AUs
MH1820 Introduction to Probability and Statistical Methods3S2 
Level 3xxx (6 courses) 18 S1 / S2 
Level 4xxx (3 courses) 12 S1 / S2 

 

AY2020 Curriculum Structure with Professional Attachment Option
General​ Education 
Requirement (GER)
Core modules
  • Commu​​nication Skills
  • Sustainability
  • Ethics
  • Enterprise & Innovation
  • Engineers and Society
  • Introduction to Data Science and Artificial Intelligence 
14 AU
16 AU (CVEC, ENEC>
15 AU <IEEC>
​UE​Unrestricted Elective5 AU
Prog​ramme RequirementB.Eng
94 AU<CVEC, ENEC>
96 AU<EEEC>
99 AU<IEEC> 
97 AU
B.A / B.SocSci(Economics)64 AU
                                                                        
                                                                             *Total ​
179 AU <CEE, EEE, ENE>
180 AU
183 AU <IEEC>

AY2019 Curriculum Structure with Professional Attachment Option

General​ Education 
Requirement (GER)
Core modules
  • Commu​​nication Skills
  • Sustainability
  • Ethics
  • Enterprise & Innovation
  • Engineers and Society
  • Introduction to Data Science and Artificial Intelligence 
14 AUs
16 AUs (CVEC, ENEC>
18 AUs <IEEC>
​UE​Unrestricted Elective5 AUs
Prog​ramme RequirementB.Eng
96AUs <IEEC> 
97 AUs
B.A / B.SocSci(Economics)64 AUs
                                                                        
                                                                             *Total ​​
180 AUs
182 AUs <CVEC, ENEC, IEEC>

*  Students without 'A' Level Physics will take 'PH1012 Physics A' (4AU) and increase total AU by 1AU <except SCSE students>.

Detailed Programme Requirements

SchoolB.EngB.A / B.SocSci (Econs)
CEE[CVEC & ENEC] <AY2020>
[CVEC & ENEC] <AY2019>
[CVEC & ENEC] <AY2020>
[CVEC & ENEC] <AY2019>
EEE[EEEC & IEEC] <AY2020>
[EEEC & IEEC] <AY2019>
[EEEC & IEEC] <AY2020>
[EEEC & IEEC] <AY2019>
MAE[ASEC & MEEC] <AY2020>
[ASEC & MEEC] <AY2019>
[ASEC & MEEC] <AY2020>
[ASEC & MEEC] <AY2019>
MSE[MTEC] <AY2020>
[MTEC] <AY2019>
[MTEC] <AY2020>
[MTEC] <AY2019>
SCBE[BEEC & CBEC] <AY2020>
[BEEC & CBEC] <AY2019>
[BEEC & CBEC] <AY2020>
[BEEC & CBEC] <AY2019>
SCSE[CEEC & CSEC] <AY2020>
[CEEC & CSEC] <AY2019>
[CEEC & CSEC] <AY2020>
[CEEC & CSEC] <AY2019>


List of Economics courses

ECON Core25AUsSemPre-requisite
HE1001 Microeconomic Principles3S1 
HE1002 Macroeconomic Principles3S1 
HE1005 Intro to Probability & Statistical assumption3S2 
HE2001 Intermediate Microeconomics3S2HE1001
HE2002 Intermediate Macroeconomics3S2HE1002
HE2005 Principles of Econometrics3S1HE1005
HE3021 Intermediate Econometrics4S2HE2005
HE4010 Singapore Economy in a Globalized World3S2HE2001 and HE2002
ECON PEs39AUs  
Level 3xxx (9 courses)27S1 / S2 
Level 4xxx (3 courses)12S1 / S2 

 

Curriculum Structure with Professional Attachment Option
General​Education 
Requirement (GER)
Core modules
  • Commu​​nication Skills
  • Sustainability
  • Ethics
  • Enterprise & Innovation
  • Engineers and Society
  • Introduction to Data Science and Artificial Intelligence 
14 AUs
18 AUs <IEEC>
PEScience, Technology & Society3 AUs <CVEC, ENEC>
​UE​Unrestricted Elective5 AUs
Prog​ramme RequirementB.Eng
96AUs <IEEC> 
97 AUs
B.A / B.SocSci (Economics)64 AUs
                                                                        
                                                                             Total ​​
180 AUs
183 AUs
<CVEC, ENEC, IEEC>

 

Detailed Programme Requirements

SchoolB.EngB.A / B.SocSci (Econs)
CEE
[CVEC] [ENEC] <AY2018
[CVEC] [ENEC] <AY2018>
EEE[EEEC & IEEC] <AY2018>
[EEEC & IEEC] <AY2018>
MAE[ASEC & MEEC] <AY2018>
[ASEC & MEEC] <AY2018>
MSE[MTEC] <AY2018>
[MTEC] <AY2018>
SCBE[BEEC & CBEC] <AY2018>
[BEEC & CBEC] <AY2018>
SCSE[CEEC & CSEC] <AY2018>
[CEEC & CSEC] <AY2018>

List of Economics courses

ECON Core25AUsSemPre-requisite
HE1001 Microeconomic Principles3S1 
HE1002 Macroeconomic Principles3S1 
HE1005 Intro to Probability & Statistical assumption3S2 
HE2001 Intermediate Microeconomics3S2HE1001
HE2002 Intermediate Macroeconomics3S2HE1002
HE2005 Principles of Econometrics3S1HE1005
HE3021 Intermediate Econometrics4S2HE2005
HE4010 Singapore Economy in a Globalized World3S2HE2001 and HE2002
ECON PEs39AUs  
Level 3xxx (9 courses)27S1 / S2 
Level 4xxx (3 courses)12S1 / S2 

 

Curriculum Structure with Professional Attachment Option
General​ Education 
Requirement (GER)
Core modules
  • Commu​​nication Skills
  • Sustainability
  • Ethics
  • Enterprise & Innovation
  • Engineers and Society
12 AUs
16 AUs <IEEC>
PE
  • Science, Technology & Society
3 AUs <CVEC, ENEC>
​UE​  Unrestricted Elective5 AUs
Prog​ramme RequirementB.Eng
96AUs <IEEC> 
97 AUs
B.A / B.SocSci (Economics)64 AUs
                                                                        
                                                                             Total ​​
178 AUs
181 AUs
<CVEC, ENEC, IEEC>

 

Detailed Programme Requirements

SchoolB.EngB.A / B.SocSci (Econs)
CEE
[ENEC] <AY2017>
[CVEC & ENEC] <AY2016 onwards>
[ENEC] <AY2017>
[CVEC & ENEC] <AY2016 onwards>
EEE[EEEC & IEEC] <AY2016 & AY2017>
[EEEC & IEEC] <AY2016 & AY2017>
MAE[ASEC & MEEC] <AY2016 & AY2017>
[ASEC & MEEC] <AY2016 & AY2017
MSE[MTEC] <AY2016 & AY2017>
[MTEC] <AY2016 & AY2017>
SCBE[BEEC & CBEC] <AY2016 & AY2017>
[BEEC & CBEC] <AY2016 & AY2017>
SCSE[CEEC & CSEC] <AY2016 & AY2017>[CEEC & CSEC] <AY2016 & AY2017>


List of Economics courses

ECON Core25AUsSemPre-requisite
HE1001 Microeconomic Principles3S1 
HE1002 Macroeconomic Principles3S1 
HE1005 Intro to Probability & Statistical assumption3S2 
HE2001 Intermediate Microeconomics3S2HE1001
HE2002 Intermediate Macroeconomics3S2HE1002
HE2005 Principles of Econometrics3S1HE1005
HE3021 Intermediate Econometrics4S2HE2005
HE4010 Singapore Economy in a Globalized World3S2HE2001 and HE2002
ECON PEs39AUs  
Level 3xxx (9 courses)27S1 / S2 
Level 4xxx (3 courses)12S1 / S2 

 

PROMOTION

Promotion to the next year of study is based on the active semesters taken. Students must attain a minimum CGPA of 3.50 for each of the two degrees to stay on the programme. Those who fail to attain a CGPA of 3.50 in any of the degrees for two consecutive semesters will be required to drop out of the double degree programme.


GER ELECTIVES / BROADENING AND DEEPENING ELECTIVES

Students may read additional courses* outside their graduating requirements to broaden their knowledge. Such courses will be classified as GER-UE/ BDE and included in the GPA for both the B.Eng and BA / BSocSci (Economics) degrees. These courses may also be used to fulfill the requirements of a minor.

* Courses must not be part of the normal curriculum of either degree.


INFORMATION AND ENQUIRIES

Degree Specialisation

Contact Person​
Aerospace EngineeringAssociate Chair (Academic)
6790 5492

BioengineeringAssoc Prof Raymond Lau
6316 8830

Chemical and Biomolecular EngineeringAssoc Prof Raymond Lau
6316 8830

Civil EngineeringAssociate Chair (Academic)
6790 5279

Computer EngineeringAssoc Prof Nicholas Vun
6790 4929

Computer Science
Electrical and Electronic EngineeringMs Madona Fernandez
6790 6364

Environmental EngineeringAssociate Chair (Academic)
6790 5279

Information Engineering and MediaAssoc Prof Chua Hock Chuan
6790 4547

Materials EngineeringMr Muhammad Fareez Bin Muhammad Rajaie
6790 4854

Mechanical EngineeringAssociate Chair (Academic)
6790 5492

EconomicsSchool of Social Sciences 
Division of Economics
6790 6431 / 6592 2621


Information is accurate at the time of publication.  The University reserves the right to update any of the programme options and curricula without prior notice and obligation.