Special Programmes

Accelerated Bachelor's Programme

The Accelerated Bachelor’s Programme (ABP) is designed for eligible students who have the academic potential to complete the degree programme in 3.5 years instead of 4 years. The programme is strictly by invitation only and a one-time offer will be made via email to eligible students at the end of the matriculating semester.

Comparison between ABP and non-ABP

 ABPNon-ABP
Length of candidature3.5 years3.5 or 4 years
With careful planning, non-ABP students may also complete their candidature in 3.5 years but they will not be entitled to any of the other ABP privileges. 
Final Year Project
(FYP)
Year 4 standing is not compulsory. ABP students will do their FYP from Year 3 Semester 2 to Year 4 Semester 1.

Year 4 standing is compulsory.

Professional Internship (PI)ABP students will do PI with their FYP concurrently in the same semester during Year 3 Semester 2.Non-ABP students are not allowed to read any courses during their PI semester.
Overseas Exchange
Up to 24 AUs (including laboratory courses).
Up to 22 AUs (including laboratory courses).

Workload and Performance

ABP students are free to plan their own timetable and courses to take each semester as long as they are able to meet all graduation requirements within 3.5 years. 

Since the timeframe to fulfill all graduation requirements is shorter, it is likely that ABP students will need to overload courses although it is not compulsory. An ABP student’s workload will likely be heavier than a non-ABP student.  

ABP students must maintain a minimum CGPA of 4.00 in order to remain in the ABP and may NOT be enrolled in any other special programmes.

Overseas Exchange Programmes

ABP students may apply for overseas exchange (prevailing policies from the University regarding overseas exchange programmes supersedes). Such programmes should be completed by Year 3 Semester 1, which falls before the commencement of FYP in Year 3 Semester 2. 

Withdrawal

Students who decide to withdraw from the ABP can write to the Office of Academic Services (OAS) (regn_course@ntu.edu.sg) with their full name and matriculation number. 

The following groups of students will not be placed on the ABP in any subsequent semester: 
- Students who reject the ABP offer, 
- Students who do not accept the ABP offer during the window period, 
- Students who withdraw from the ABP, or 
- Students who are terminated from the ABP.

 

Double Degree in Engineering and Economics

The 5-year Double Degree Programme (DDP), jointly offered by the School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) and the School of Social Sciences (SSS)​, aims to equip graduates with excellent knowledge and competency in engineering and economics – qualities that are highly valued in today's globalised environment.

Promotion

To be consistent with other DDPs, students will be promoted to the next year of study based on the active semesters taken. Students must attain a minimum CGPA of 3.5 for each degree programme to stay in the DDP. Students who fail to achieve a CGPA of 3.5 in any of the degree programmes for two consecutive semesters will be required to drop out of the DDP.

GER Electives

Although GER-PE, GER-UE (or BDE) are considered fulfilled in the DDP, students may read additional courses outside their graduating requirements to broaden their knowledge. Such courses will be classified as GER-UE (or BDE) and will be included in the CGPA computation for both their Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Social Science degree programmes. These courses can also be used to fulfill the requirements of Minor Programmes.

Overseas Exchange Programmes

DDP students are welcome to apply for overseas exchange (prevailing policies from the University regarding overseas exchange programmes supersedes). Such programmes should be completed before the commencement of their Final Year Project.

Curriculum plan and CGPA computation

Aerospace Engineering and Economics
​(ASEC)
For students admitted from AY2021/2022 onwards
Click here for the curriculum plan.​
Click here for courses that contribute towards CGPA computation.

For students admitted from AY2020/2021 onwards
Click here for the curriculum plan.​
Click here for courses that contribute towards CGPA computation.

For students admitted from AY2018/2019 onwards
Click here for the curriculum plan.​
Click here for courses that contribute towards CGPA computation.​

For students admitted from AY2016/2017 onwards
Click here ​for the curriculum plan.
Mechanical Engineering and Economics
(MEEC)
​For students admitted from AY2021/2022 onwards
Click here for the curriculum plan.​
Click here for courses that contribute towards CGPA computation.

For students admitted from AY2020/2021 onwards
Click here​ for the curriculum plan.
Click here​ for courses that contribute towards CGPA computation.​​

For students admitted from AY2018/2019 onwards
Click here​ for the curriculum plan.
Click here​​ for courses that contribute towards GPA computation.

For students admitted from AY2016/2017 onwards
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Engineering with a Second Major

Students have the following options under the Second Major, offered only during admission:

  • Second Major in Business
  • Second Major in Business (International Trading Programme (ITP)) ​​​​​
  • ​Second Major in Society & Urban System​
Aerospace Engineering 
Second Major in Business
For students admitted from AY2021/22
Click here for the curriculum plan.

For students admitted from AY2020/21

Click here for the curriculum plan.

For students admitted from AY2018/19

Click here for the curriculum plan.
Second Major in Business (ITP)
For students admitted from AY2021/22
Click here for the curriculum plan.

For students admitted from AY2020/21

Click here for the curriculum plan.

​​For students admitted from AY2018/19
Click here for the curriculum plan.
Second Major in Entrepreneurship
For students admitted from AY2021/22
Click here for the curriculum plan.
Mechanical Engineering 
Second Major in Business
For students admitted from AY2021/22
Click here for the curriculum plan.

For students admitted from AY2020/21

Click here for the curriculum plan. 

For students admitted from AY2018/19

Click here for the curriculum plan.
Second Major in Business (ITP)
For students admitted from AY2021/22
Click here for the curriculum plan.

For students admitted from AY2020/21

Click h​ere​ for the curriculum plan.

​​For students admitted from AY2018/19
Click he​re​​ for the curriculum plan.
Second Major in Society & Urban System
For students admitted from AY2021/22
Click here for the curriculum plan.

For students admitted from AY2020/21

Click here for the curriculum plan.

For students admitted from AY2018/19

Click here for the curriculum plan.
Second Major in Entrepreneurship
For students admitted from AY2021/22
Click here for the curriculum plan.

Minor in Systems Management

Open to all students of NTU except those from MAE.

The School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) offers a unique minor "Minor in Systems Management" (MSM). The MSM integrates knowledge and skills from engineering sciences, economic sciences, human sciences and is supported with skills from the information sciences.

Systems Engineering and Management encompasses the journey of bringing a product, be it big or small, simple or complex, to realisation. Courses related to the product realisation spectrum are therefore the essence of this minor. The MSM also provides students with a spectrum of applicable knowledge in the following areas: (a) customer and enterprise creation, (b) product engineering, (c) manufacturing systems and automation, or process engineering (d) supply chain and logistics engineering, or operational/logistics engineering and (e) systems thinking and engineering management to align the whole system at all times.

The MSM is designed for students to understand a broader paradigm on knowledge creation related to intertwining aspects of product and project development for the activities that they carry out in their professional life. With the ability to view a given system, both at the lowest level and from the broader level, graduates will be placed in a better position to understand the complexity of business and technological development. Such skills contribute to enterprise creation and sustenance and students will be equipped with paradigms and skill sets associated with current, as well as new engineering enterprises in the 21st century. 

A strong balance of breath and depth is planned for the MSM. Learning outcomes include understanding the micro aspects of product realisation to the macro aspects of systems engineering and management – aspects essential to the Leaders in Industry.

Required Courses for the Minor in Systems Management 

Course Number of AUs Course is offered only in:
MA4843 Management of Product Development3Semester 2
MA4845 Manufacturing Automation3Semester 2
MA4849 Operations Research3Semester 1
MA4850 Supply Chain and Logistics Management3Semester 1
MA4854 Quality Assurance & Management 3Semester 2

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on the MSM

1. Should students declare the MSM first or read the courses first?

Students may write to the MAE Undergraduate Office if they are unable to add the courses without declaring the MSM.  

2. How are students taking courses towards the MSM and students taking courses towards GER-UE (or BDE) differentiated?

Students who declare the MSM will be given priority over students who don’t if there is a need for course allocation. 

3. Can the MSM courses be used to count towards AU requirement?

Yes, courses will be read as GER-UE (or BDE). 

4. How many courses should students read to qualify for the MSM?

All 5 courses, as stated above. 

5. Which of the 5 courses should students take first?

There is no sequence to follow. Students can do their own timetable planning, prevailing policies from their home Schools supersede. 

6. Can students take more than one course towards the MSM in any given semester?

Yes, prevailing policies from their home Schools supersede. 

7. Can students read the MSM courses during overseas exchange?

Yes, subjected to approved course matching and prevailing policies from their home Schools supersede. 

8. Are non-engineering students able to do the MSM?

Yes. Non-engineering students will benefit from systems related engineering concepts which will help them to broaden their understanding of complex systems and engineering aspects of systems management. It will enrich their knowledge and provide them background if they wish to work in the engineering industry. 

9. Would the MSM be useful for engineering students outside MAE?

The MSM will help students to understand the aspect of management in engineering and enhances their knowledge and ability to scrutinize, design or implement any new system.  

10. Would the MSM be useful for students who are interested to work in management, sales or business-related jobs?

The MSM will help students who are looking for a leading career in the industry to get the big picture of systems around them, understand the aspects of business processes and have knowledge about product development.  

11. Who can students contact if they wish to find out more about the MSM?

Students may write to the MAE Undergraduate Office if they have further enquiries.