Engineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship

With the goal to prepare NTU graduates to impact the world and its grand challenges, the new Second Major in Entrepreneurship (SMiE) is introduced, in partnership with the NTU Entrepreneurship Academy (NTUpreneur)^ and Nanyang Business School, to: 

  • Equip students with fundamental entrepreneurship competency and broaden their understanding in enterprise and innovation.
  • Inculcate an entrepreneurial mindset to deal with uncertainties in a VUCA* world and be the drivers of technology innovation. 
  • Seize the opportunities from new technologies with special emphasis on technopreneurship.
  • Expand their network and be part of the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • Provide them with hands-on experience in technopreneurship through experiential learning and a 20-week local/overseas internship with startups, venture capital firms, or other entrepreneurship-related organisations.

* Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity
^ P
reviously known as Nanyang Technopreneurship Center (NTC)


The Second Major in Entrepreneurship is applicable to the following Engineering disciplines from which prospective students can choose according to their interests and strengths:


Students will be required to take 4 Compulsory Courses of 12AU, which will equip them with fundamental entrepreneurship competency as well as a technopreneurial mindset, and 13AU of Elective Courses to build further breadth and depth in entrepreneurship.

A unique feature of the SMiE curricula is the emphasis on experiential exposure and learning where students will be placed in an interactive learning environment in the form of team-based projects, real-life simulations, role-playing an​d practical experiences. Lessons will be conducted by business leaders, entrepreneurs, intellectual property lawyers in addition to d​edicated academics. Students will be guided to identify when and how to seize opportunities that come with change. There will be many networking and social settings for students to meet professionals and successful entrepreneurs. Students are expected to be immersed extensively in the entrepreneurship eco-system and to interact with the entrepreneurs, business incubators, venture financiers as well as reach out to potential clients. 

To intensify the experiential learning, students will be required to undertake a compulsory Experiential Programme of 10AU. Students can either take part in the 20-week Overseas Entrepreneurship Programme (OEP) or a 20-week local Professional Internship with internship organisations such as startups, venture capital firms, entrepreneurship support organisations, and innovation setups in corporations. The experience will culminate in an Industry-Sponsored Final Year Project (ISFYP) of 8AU which is also part of the degree requirement for engineering. 

Table 1: Curriculum and AU Requirements of the Second Major in Entrepreneurship
ET5211​Entrepreneurial Mindset and Technology Innovation ​31​-
ET5212​Entrepreneurial Ecosystems​31-​
ET5213​Managing New Ventures​32​​-
ET5214​Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures ​32​​Pre-requisite ​ET5213​
​ET5134​Enterprise Strategy​3​1 & 2Pre-requisite ET5211
​ET5122​E-Startups & Social Media Strategies​3​1 & 2​-
​BU5503​Innovation Marketing3​1 & 2​-
​BU5302​Law of Intellectual Property & New Media​3​2​-
​ET5135​Business Venture Implementation​31 & 2Pre-requisite ET5211
Co-requisite ET5214
ET5215​Entrepreneurial Business Development​3​2​-
ET5216Venture Capital Investment and Practices​41Pre-requisite ​ET5213​​
​ET5217​Design and Systems Thinking for Entrepreneurs​42-​
​ET5218​Innovation and Commercialization of Technologies​31 ​-
AB0603Social Entrepreneurship31 & 2-
ET5101Deep Dive into Entrepreneurship31-
EE5083From Passion to Action31-
  • 20-week Overseas Entrepreneurship Programme, OR
  • 20-week Local Professional Internship with startups, venture capital firms, entrepreneurship support organisations, and innovation setups in corporations.
​10^Pre-requisite ​ET5211 and ET5213
​  TOTAL​​30​

Table 2: Total AU Requirements for Bachelor of Engineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship with OEP / Professional Internship

Course Category  AU   
Engineering​109 - 114
   Core & Major Prescribed Electives75 - 87 *
   ICC Common Core 17
   ICC Foundational Core​10^
Second Major in Entrepreneurship (SMiE)30
​​   Compulsory Courses​12
​​​   Elective Courses13
​​​   Compulsory Experiential Programme (OEP / Professional Internship)10^​
Total139 - 144

Students without H2 Level Physics will take PH1012 Physics A (4 AU).
^ The 20-week OEP or Professional Internship is 10AU, of which 5AU will be drawn from ICC Foundational Core. In students' degree audit, all 10AU will be filed under ICC-FC.

For the detailed curriculum specific to your chosen Engineering major, please follow the hyperlinks from the section on Programme Options above.      


Graduates of the Engineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship programme will be awarded a Bachelor of Engineering in their chosen Engineering major with a separate certificate for the Second Major in Entrepreneurship.     



With the Bachelor of Engineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship, you will have the versatility to choose from a wide range of career options such as:

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Government Policy Makers
  • Management Consultants
  • Business innovation and new venture development in large corporations


Candidates must meet the minimum entry requirements of the respective Bachelor of Engineering programme, including the minimum subject requirements. Please refer to the Office of Admissions for more information.      



The tuition fees for the Bachelor of Engineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship programme will be pegged to the fees for the Bachelor of Engineering programmes. Eligible students may also be considered for scholarships that include fully-paid subsidised tuition fees and living allowances. Scholarship terms and conditions apply. For more information on tuition fees and scholarships, please refer to Office of Admissions.   



All Bachelor of Engineering programmes at NTU College of Engineering are accredited by The Institution of Engineers Singapore, the Singapore signatory of the Washington Accord​, through its Engineering Accreditation Board. The Washington Accord is an international agreement for mutual recognition of the substantial equivalence of engineering academic programmes in satisfying the academic requirements for the practice of engineering at the professional level.



For more programme information or enquiries, please refer to our contact list here.

Information is accurate at the time of publication. The programme options, curricula and courses offered above are for students admitted from Academic Year 2021-22. The University reserves the right to update any of the programme options and curricula without prior notice and obligation.  ​