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2.5.3    Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (EG2605)

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Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) provides an opportunity for students to do research at an early stage in their candidature. It is expected that by taking this programme, students would be able to (a) acquire skills involved in the intellectual process of inquiry, (b) enhance their knowledge of the latest technology, and (c) interact with faculty members so as to foster closer ties. Students should have completed Stage 1 of their course prior to enrolling for UROP. Also, UROP cannot be undertaken concurrently with dissertation projects, Industrial Attachment (IA), NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC) and Summer Exchange Programme (SEP). Students are expected to work on the UROP project for at least 130 hours, which may be spread over a period of one year. At the end of the research work, students have to submit a ten- to twenty-page technical report to their supervisors. The assessment guidelines for satisfactory grading are based on students: (i) having done a literature survey of the research area, (ii) having defined the problem clearly and proposing a hypothesis or a model for the problem, (iii) designing a solution procedure/experiment to study the hypothesis or analyse the problem, (iv) obtaining the data and evidences to support the hypothesis, (v) drawing conclusions and making suggestions for future studies, (vi) communicating the project objectives, methodology and outcomes clearly and concisely in written form and (vii) displaying research competencies including independence, commitment, and ability to handle and troubleshoot problems.

For more information, please visit www.eng.nus.edu.sg/undergraduate/degree-programmes/optional-modules/urop.

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