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.

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


For students from AY2022 intake and before

  1. Year 1 module: CoS Research Integrity Workshop (permanently replacing Residential Programme/Research Integrity and Ethics Workshop/A Panoramic Perspective on Science*)

*If student has attended any of these 3 courses, they need not attend the CoS Research Integrity Workshop

  1. Year 3 or 4 module: Career Preparation (any Career Preparation seminar from Graduate College-Transferable Skills Series (GC-TSS))
  2. Year 1 – 4 modules: Any 3 electives from Graduate College-Transferable Skills Series (GC-TSS) (Communication/Competencies/Wellbeing)

For students from AY2023 intake onwards

  1. CoS Research Integrity Workshop (held annually in October)
  2. CoS Diversity Workshop (optional, held annually in January)

Note: While removed from the CoS TSP, Scholarly Communication & Impact and HWG704 Research Communication for Graduate Studies are still NTU/Graduate College requirements i.e. it is still compulsory for students from all intakes to complete them.

For enquiries, please contact Hidayah at [email protected]