2.1.1    B.Eng Overview

The NUS undergraduate curriculum ensures broad-based learning combined with depth of specialisation, and comprises 3 components: University Level Requirements (ULR), Programme Requirements and Unrestricted Elective Modules (UEMs). Workload is measured in terms of modular credits (MCs),  where each MC is the equivalent of 2.5 hours of work per week (including assignments and self-study) – most modules are typically 4 MCs.

Summary of the BEng curriculum for students matriculating from AY2019/2020
University Level Requirements (ULR)

Programme Requirements

Unrestricted Elective Modules (UEMs)
Faculty Requirements Major (Discipline) Requirements
5 General Education Modules (GEMs) Engineering Core Modules Major (Discipline) Core Modules Any module open to you; may be used to fulfil requirements for specialisations, second majors or minors
Technical Electives
Pathway Electives
20 MCs 42 MCs^ 66 MCs^ 32 MCs^
Minimum MCs required for graduation: 160 MCs

* Internship is optional if you are a polytechnic graduate admitted directly to Year 2
Internship is also optional if you are in a special programme (i.e. E-Scholars, double-degree, concurrent degree) – the MCs for internship can be utilised as UEMs
^ There are slight variations among BEng programmes, although the minimum number of MCs required for graduation remains at 160 MCs. Please see the details under each individual programme