3.2.8    Bachelor of Computing in Computer Science – Turing Programme

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The Turing Programme for Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science) programme [TP] is yet another special programme in Computer Science. TP aims to nurture students who aspire to engage in pure research careers in Computing. It is most suitable for students who love to solve technically challenging problems and are able to handle theoretical and practical work. Students will be selected for admission to TP based on their performance in selected modules, including CS2309 and CS3230 Students in TP are expected to build sufficient track records by the time they graduate to gain admission into PhD programmes in top schools including SoC. Students in this programme will be assigned CS professors as their mentors to help them to build their research track records.

Degree Requirements

Students in the programme must maintain a minimum CAP of 4.00 in every semester of their studies and must complete the requirements of Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science), with the following variations:

  • They will read CS2309 CS Research Methodology (4 MCs). They will have 32 MCs remaining in the Unrestricted Electives.
  • They will take CP3208 and CP3209 Undergraduate Research in Computing I and II (8 MCs) to meet the Software Engineering Team Project requirement.
  • They will take CP4101 BComp Dissertation (12 MCs) with research content to meet the Industrial Experience Requirement.

NUS Overseas Colleges (NOC) – Computer Science – Turing Programme

Students who attended NOC programme may:

  1. count TR3201 Entrepreneurship Practicum (8 MCs) towards CS3882 Breakthrough Ideas for Digital Markets (4 MCs) and one bridging module at 4 MCs. The mapping to bridging module (MA1301/PC1221/PC1222) applies to CS students with A-level or equivalent qualifications in either Mathematics or Physics.  These students replace the missing MCs for the bridging modules with unrestricted electives. Dummy CS codes CSX3741 and CSX3742 will be issued in place of MA1301 and PC1221/PC1222 respectively.
  2. count TR3202 Start-up Internship Programme (12 MCs) towards Industrial Experience Requirement.
  3. count TR3203 Start-up Case Study and Analysis towards Unrestricted Electives. Students working on computer systems term projects for TR3203 may seek approval to instead take TR3203P, which counts towards CS3281/2 Thematic Systems Project I/II.  Alternatively, TR3203 can be mapped to TR3203E in which 8 MCs of CS electives at level-3000 can be considered for the fulfilment of CS Breadth and Depth Requirements.
University Scholars Programme (Computer Science)

Students in the University Scholars Programme who choose the Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science) major will follow the Computer Science programme, but with the following variations:

  1. They will read GER1000 Quantitative Reasoning (4 MCs) as compulsory module for the University Level Requirements (ULR). The remaining 16 MCs in ULR are replaced by the 3 USP Inquiry Modules and 1 USP Foundation module ( i.e. University Scholars Seminar).
  2. They will not be required to read CS2101 Effective Communication for Computing Professionals. It is replaced by USP Foundation module: Writing and Critical Thinking.
  3. They will not be required to read one Science Module (4 MCs). These are replaced by one USP Inquiry modules in Sciences and Technologies basket.
  4. CP3208 and CP3209 are independent study modules (ISMs) which will also be counted as 2 USP Inquiry modules in Sciences and Technologies basket.
Table 3: Summary of degree requirements for Bachelor of Computing (Computer Science) – Turing Programme
Modules MCs Subtotals
Computer Science Foundation 32
CS1101S Programming Methodology 4
CS1231S Discrete Structures 4
CS2030S Programming Methodology II 4
CS2040S Data Structures and Algorithms 4
CS2100 Computer Organisation 4
CS2103T  Software Engineering 1 4
CS2106 Introduction to Operating Systems 4
CS3230 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 4
Computer Science Breadth & Depth 52
CS2309 CS Research Methodology 4
Satisfy 1 CS Focus Area, with 3 CS modules at Level – 4000 or above 28
CP3208 Undergraduate Research in Computing I 4
CP3209 Undergraduate Research in Computing II 4
CP4101 B.Comp. Dissertation (with research content) 12
IT Professionalism 12
IS1103 Ethics in Computing 4
CS2101 Effective Communication for Computing Professionals 4
ES2660 Communicating in the Information Age 4
Mathematics and Sciences 16
MA1521 Calculus for Computing2 4
MA1101R Linear Algebra I 4
ST2334 Probability and Statistics3 4
One Science module 4 4
Grand Total 160

1    Students taking CS2103T Software Engineering must take CS2101 Effective Communication for Computing Professionals in the same semester.
2     Students pursuing a double degree in Computer Science and Mathematics/Applied Mathematics are recommended to replace MA1521 Calculus for Computing by MA1102R Calculus.
3     Students pursuing a double degree in Computer Science and Mathematics/Applied Mathematics or Second Major in Mathematics will take ST2131 Probability and ST2132 Mathematical Statistics in place of ST2334 Probability and Statistics. Students pursuing a Second Major in Statistics will take ST2131 in place of ST2334.
4    Students pursuing Second Major in Mathematics can count ST2132 towards Science Module requirements. Students cannot use ST2132 to meet the requirements of Second Major in Mathematics and have to choose another elective from List II of the Mathematics major. If a student has already taken ST2131 and later quits from the Second Major in Statistics programme, he/she will have to take ST2132 to fulfil the BComp (CS) degree requirements.  For all other students: Students may take either a Physics, Chemistry or Life-Science module as a Science module. The Science module must be a module from List S1 (recommended) or List S2. Please click here for the lists.5     Students without A-level or H2 Mathematics are required to complete the bridging module MA1301/X as part of the Unrestricted Electives.

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