Youth Programme: Humanity and Social Science




This short course runs over six weeks and addresses the following societal challenges: 1) ensuring prosperity from a sustainable perspective; 2) addressing educational needs in the context of population mobility; 3) ensuring capacity building in the face of the 4th industrial revolution which brings fast-paced adoption of technology across all sectors, 4) ensuring effective public policy making while keeping in mind ethical considerations; and 5) protecting the planet through proactive policy making towards disaster risk reduction. This module is designed to motivate participants to think in multidisciplinary way, from the perspective of both the public and the private sectors.

By the end of this programme, participants understand the public policy process, and the challenges in ensuring sustainable development. They will know about the key actors involved in public policymaking, especially education policy, and the role of the public and private sector in addressing the needs of the labour market given the rapid increase in technology use across all sectors. They will develop decision-making skills in complex situations through a case study on disaster management. Finally, participants will be able to critically assess real world problems using the concepts seen in class, through small group presentations.



Youth Programme Welcome by Dean
Law PP Class
Welcome message from Dean of NUS SCALE Tutorials conducted over Zoom


No course pre-requisites


Year 2 and 3 Undergraduate students with relevant background / Or high school students with good command in written and oral English.


19 hours of Synchronous sessions including tutorials and final presentation. 


  • Group Project Presentation
 Dr Caroline Brassard

Dr Caroline Brassard
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy
National University of Singapore

Caroline Brassard was a full-time faculty for more than 15 years at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY SPP), at the National University of Singapore since 2002, before becoming adjunct since 2015. Between 2017-2018, she designed and taught a 3-week teaching and learning workshop for the PhD students at the LKY SPP. Caroline received a professional accreditation in teaching and learning in higher education from the Institute of Education, University of London, in 2001. In 2008 and 2013 she was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew School’s Teaching Excellence Award. In 2010, she also received the NUS Annual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA). She has imparted teaching training at the Centre for Development of Teaching and Learning (CDTL) at NUS and has written about teaching matters in various publications. Caroline was chair of the teaching excellence committee at the LKY SPP from 2010 to 2013 and assistant dean of academic affairs from 2012 to 2014. She currently teaches a core course for the Master in Public Policy on Qualitative Research Methods.



Successful participants who complete all requirements of the programme including passing the assessment will receive a certificate of completion issued by NUS SCALE.
A sample of the certificate of completion can be found here: 

Participants from the project team with the highest score for the group project will also receive a commendation letter. A sample is shown below:
Sample Online Commendation Letter


Group Sign-up:
January 2022
in collaboration with Looker Education Group

For enquiries, please contact us at

17 December 2021