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2.6.4    Double Degree Programme in Engineering and Economics

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[Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Social Sciences (Honours) in Economics;
Bachelor of Engineering and Bachelor of Arts in Economics]

Overview of Programme

The Double Degree Programme in Engineering# and Economics is a specialised degree programme that combines two disciplines that have significant synergies. The programme is designed to develop the core engineering skills of students so that they would fulfil the requisite professional requirements of their chosen engineering fields.  At the same time, the programme will equip a student with necessary knowledge in economics, which will help them succeed in the global marketplace.

This combination of engineering# and economics will produce a new breed of engineer-managers for the marketplace.

# All Engineering courses except Engineering Science.

Admission Requirements

Students will be admitted to the double degree programme only if they meet the requirements of both the Faculty of Engineering (FoE) and Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS). A committee comprising staff members from both FASS and FoE will review applications.

Students may be admitted to the programme in one of the following ways:
1.     Direct application by students with relevant GCE ‘A’ Level or equivalent qualifications — Please apply via Office of Admissions website: nus.edu.sg/oam OR
2.     Current students from FoE# or FASS programmes — 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 may then be interviewed.

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students who plan to enrol after the first year must have read at least two Engineering modules such as MA1505 and MA1506. The selection criteria include the following:

  • Performance in MA1505 and MA1506.
  • Minimum Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.75.

Faculty of Engineering students# who plan to enrol after the first year must have read EC1301 and at least one other Economics module in the first year to enable them to better understand the discipline’s focus and methodologies. The selection criteria include the following:

  • Performance in EC1301.
  • EC2303 must not be taken as the DDP curriculum does not require it.
  • Performance in MA1505 and MA1506 will be taken into consideration as a strong mathematical background would be advantageous in pursuing an Economics degree.
  • Minimum Cumulative Average Point (CAP) of 3.75.

Current students have to apply to the programme through their respective Faculty/School. The application will be forwarded to the partner School/Faculty if the original Faculty/School approves the application.

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

Please refer to nus.edu.sg/prog/engecon for more details.

Note:
# All Engineering courses except Engineering Science.

Exiting the Programme

Students can choose to leave the programme, or be asked to leave if they fail to meet and maintain requirements. Students who leave the programme are permitted to work instead for a single degree in their original home Faculty. Modular Credits completed in the double degree programme will be counted towards the fulfilment of the degree requirements of their single degree, subject to the normal limits of the Faculty curriculum.

A student who does not maintain a CAP of 3.75 in modules contributing to the original degree, and/or a 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. For details, please refer to nus.edu.sg/prog/engecon/exit.htm.

This DDP continuation rule is not applicable once students’ total cumulative modular credits exceeds 160 MCs.

Further information on the programme is available at: nus.edu.sg/prog/engecon

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