College of Science’s Transferable Skills Programme for PhD students

At the College of Science (CoS), we believe that apart from research and intellectual skills, interpersonal skills, communication skills and other professional skills and attributes are also integral to post-graduate training.
The Transferable Skills Programme aims to impart our students skills that are relevant to both research and to career beyond their stint at NTU. Courses in this programme are offered to all graduate students from our College. This programme is compulsory for all GRO and full-time PhD students enrolled in/after August 2015.

Click here for the programme structure.

Students may check their progress in NTULearn​ via TS Transferable Skills (Your Intake Year) -> Tools -> My Grades

​Course​Confirmed dates
CORE: Residential Programme*

Currently replaced by Research Integrity and Ethics Seminar
2 - 3 Mar 2020​ (postponed till further notice due to Covid-19)

29 Sep 2020​
CORE: Scholarly Communication and Impact (previously Information Research and Management)*​Register here​
​CORE: HWG704 Research Communication for Graduate Studies (formerly called Scientific Thesis Writing)**Register via Graduate Course Registration System​
CORE: Career Preparation Workshop***

9 Mar 2020​
ELECTIVE: ​Embarking Start-Up Journey: Learn About Patent Applications19 Feb 2020
ELECTIVE: ​Presentation Skills4 Mar 2020
ELECTIVE: ​Principles of Business Networking & Professional Etiquette15 Apr 2020
​ELECTIVE: Academic Writing with Endnote​Register here​

* Core module for Year 1 students
** Core module for Year 2 students
***Core module for Year 3 students
For enquiries, please contact Hidayah at​