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3.3.1    Double Degree Programme with another Faculty within NUS

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Students interested in pursuing a double degree with another faculty within NUS can do so by discussing their plans with their academic advisors, as well as the School of Computing’s Office of Undergraduate Programmes. Such a self-designed programme provides maximal flexibility for students to pursue multidisciplinary education that fits their goals of education.

Some of the self-planned popular double degree programmes are joint with Mathematics, Quantitative Finance, Business and Geography, to name a few.

Students will apply for the double degree programme by submitting their applications to the Vice Dean (Undergraduate Studies), School of Computing Undergraduate Office, after completing between 60 and 80 MCs. They must obtain the approval of the Faculty in which they are seeking to do the second degree, and ensure that they have met the minimum CAP requirement of 4.00 for consideration and acceptance into the second degree programme.

A student may decide to withdraw or can be asked to withdraw from the double degree programme by withdrawing from the second degree. However, he/she is not allowed to withdraw from the first degree (i.e., the originally offered degree) programme and transfer to the second degree programme. All modules which the student has taken to fulfil the requirements of the second degree will be reflected in the transcript and included in the computation of the CAP.

For Students admitted with effect from AY 2014/15 onwards:
Students who have not achieved a CAP of 3.75 in modules contributing to the original degree, and a CAP of 3.25 for the degree for any two consecutive semesters will be required to withdraw from the double degree programme by withdrawing from the second degree programme. However, this DDP continuation rule is not applicable once a student’s total cumulative modular credits exceeds 160 MCs.

The NUS double degree framework is given at :  http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/edu/UG/spugp-double-degree-guidelines.html

(A) University Level Requirements

Students are required to complete 20 MCs for this requirement. Students will be required to read one General Education Module (GEM) from each of the five pillars to satisfy the University Level Requirements for General Education. Please refer to the GEM website at http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/gem for the details.

(B) Faculty Requirements

A student reading for a double degree within the same Faculty will only need to fulfil one set of faculty requirements. If the two degrees are from two Faculties, both sets of faculty requirements will have to be fulfilled.

(C) Major Requirements 

At least two thirds of each major must be fulfilled by distinct (i.e., not overlapping) modules. A minimum 60% of major credits of each of the degrees must be letter graded and factored in the CAP of each degree.

(D) Unrestricted Electives

Students will not be required to take Unrestricted Elective (UE) Modules. However, if UE modules are taken, these can be used to count towards the requirement of either degree programme. Modules double counted towards the major requirements of both degrees may not be double counted towards a Minor as well.

(E) Maximum Period of Candidature

The maximum period of candidature will be six years. The two degree programmes must be undertaken and completed within a single continuous candidature period (save for the usual provisions for leave of absence).

(F) Computation of CAP

  • The CAP for both degree programmes will be computed separately and the two CAPs, one each for the respective degree programme will be reflected separately on the transcript.
  • Students are required to classify their modules every semester by declaring which modules they want to use to fulfil the requirements of each of the two degrees.
  • The grades from modules (Singapore Studies, GEMs, faculty requirements or majors) that may be double counted will be used twice to compute the CAP for each of the two degrees.
  • If Unrestricted Elective (UE) modules have been taken, the grades obtained will be used to compute the CAP for either one of the two degrees.

(G) Minimum MC Requirements for Double Degrees

The minimum MC requirements for double degrees are as follows:
Double Honours Degrees – 200 MCs
Double Honours and Bachelor Degrees – 180 MCs

The actual total MCs will be dependent on the requirements of each of the two degrees and how much double counting is permitted as specified by the respective Faculties/Departments.

(H) Award of Degree

Two separate degrees will be awarded and two degree scrolls issued, one for each degree.

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