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2.6.3    Double Degree Programme in Engineering and Business Administration

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[Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours/Non-honours),
Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Business Administration (Accountancy) (Honours/Non-honours)]

Overview of Programme

The double degree programmes in Engineering# and Business Administration are special degree programmes that combine two disciplines that have significant synergies.  The programmes are designed to develop core engineering skills in students to fulfil the requisite professional requirements of their chosen engineering fields.  At the same time, the programme will equip students with the necessary business skills and knowledge in the areas of organisational behaviour, finance and accounting, marketing, economics, and business law, among others, for success in the business world.  This combination of engineering and business skills will produce a new breed of business-savvy engineers for the marketplace.

There are four programme choices:
1.  BEng (Honours) + BBA (Honours)
2.  BEng (Honours) + BBA Accountancy (Honours)
3.  BEng (Honours) + BBA^
4.  BEng (Honours) + BBA Accountancy^

#All Engineering programmes except Engineering Science.
^Available only to students whose home faculty is Engineering.

Admission Requirements

Students will be admitted to the double degree programme only if they meet the requirements of both the Business School and the Faculty of Engineering.  A committee comprising staff members from both the Business School and the Faculty of Engineering will review the applications.

Students may apply to the programmes in one of the following ways:

  1. Direct application by students with relevant GCE ‘A’ Level or equivalent qualifications (not applicable for Accountancy programme*) — Please apply via Office of Admissions website: nus.edu.sg/oam
    OR
  2. Current students from the Business School and Faculty of Engineering— Students are strongly advised to apply by the end of their first year so as to start the double degree programme at the beginning of their second year.  Students must apply through their home faculties.  Short-listed applicants will then be interviewed.

Engineering students who plan to enrol in either of these double degree programmes after the first year are encouraged to read at least one Business module in the first year to enable them to better understand the Business programme.  Similarly, Business students who plan to enrol in either of these programmes are also encouraged to read at least one Engineering module in their first year.

The minimum Cumulative Average Point (CAP) requirement for acceptance to either of the double degree programmes is 3.75.  The applicant will also need to meet the minimum prevailing admission criteria of both courses^; that is, the applicant generally must have:
1.  H2 pass in Chemistry or Physics at the GCE ‘A’ levels and
2.  H2 pass in Mathematics at the GCE ‘A’ levels

The applicant’s non-academic activities may be considered, and the applicant will have to attend an interview.

*There is no direct admission for double-degree programmes with Business Administration (Accountancy).  Non-business students must obtain at least B+ for ACC1701X Accounting for Decision Makers and preferably also ACC2706 Managerial Accounting, in order to be considered for late-entry admission after their first year of study.   

#All Engineering programmes except Engineering Science
^Minimum admission criteria for Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering courses is H2 in Chemistry and Mathematics, and GCE ‘O’ Level pass in Physics.

Exiting the Programme

Students can choose to leave the programme, or can be removed from the programme if they fail to meet continuation requirements.

Students who do not maintain a minimum CAP of 3.75 in modules contributing to the original degree, and/or a minimum CAP of 3.25 for the second degree for any two consecutive semesters will be required to withdraw from the DDP by withdrawing from the second degree programme.

Upon withdrawal, all the modules which the students have taken to fulfil the requirements of the second degree will be reflected in the transcript and included in the computation of the CAP for the single degree.

For more details, please refer to the DDP Framework & Guidelines.

Please refer to the DDP website for any updates on this programme.

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