Programme 2021

B.Sc. (Hons) in Biological Sciences

Programme Structure details for matriculation Year 2021


The courses of study and the distribution of courses for the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Biological Sciences will be determined by the School of Biological Sciences with the approval from the University.
Each Course will be assigned a certain number of Academic Units (AUs) as determined by the University. The distribution of the courses of study and the associated number of AUs are shown in the tables below.

Starting from AY2021-22, all undergraduate degree programmes in SBS will incorporate the curriculum structure of the Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core (ICC) as part of the NTU Education​ 2025

  • Major Requirement (Core and Major Prescribed Electives) – provides the fundamentals as well as advanced topics and trainings specific to the major discipline and specialisation
  • 7 ICC- Common Core Courses focusing on Key Transferable Skills (4) and Grand Challenges (3)
  • 3 ICC- Foundational Core Courses including Effective Communication, Introduction to Data Science and a Mandatory Professional Internship
  • Broadening & Deepening Electives (BDE) – ​provides the opportunity to explore different courses in NTU; or take up more challenging and advanced topics within the chosen discipline

For students admitted in AY2021

Biological Sciences Requirements

Course Type




Major Prescribed Elective (Major PE)


Interdisciplinary Collaborative Core

Common Core


Foundational Core


Broadening and Deepening Electives

Free BDE


Total AUs 


For information about the University’s Academic Unit System, Grade Point Average System and calculation of Honours classification, please refer to the AUS Handbook @ here.