OVERVIEW

The National University of Singapore (NUS) Bachelor of Technology (Electronics Engineering) programme is offered in partnership with the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering. The programme aims to graduate professional electronics engineers who have a strong foundation in the relevant sciences and technology, and who are able to contribute to society through innovation, enterprise and leadership. The programme provides students with an education that enhances and complements their knowledge and experiences, offers the requisite balance of breadth and depth for a professional electrical engineering education, and seeks to establish a solid foundation for lifelong learning throughout an electronics engineer’s career.

The programme comprises of three components—a strong core in mathematics, computing and engineering; technical competence through a minimum of breadth and depth modules; and general education.

The core – which includes group projects, a product design and innovations project, and individual research and design projects – provides knowledge and skills considered essential for electronics engineers.

A minimum number of breadth modules ensures that each student is exposed to many aspects of the state-of-the-art areas; in addition, students can achieve depth in one or two areas of their choice. General education modules complement the technical education through a wide array of modules in humanities, social sciences and professionalism to make our graduates educated members of the global community.

The programme is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Board (EAB) of the Institution of Engineers Singapore (IES). Via this accreditation, all signatories in the Washington Accord recognise the substantial equivalence of this programme in satisfying the academic requirements for the practice of engineering at the professional level in many countries, including Canada, United States of America, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia and others.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Admission to the NUS BTech programme is granted on a competitive basis as places in the programme are limited. Applicants should possess the following minimum requirements:

Academic Polytechnic Diploma in a relevant field of Engineering, or an equivalent qualification

Note: Holders of a two-and-a-half-year Continuing Education and Training (CET) Part-time Local Diploma in Engineering/Applied Science/Business Practice/Infocomm Technology may apply only after successfully completing their local diploma, and are required to complete the BTech Engineering Bridging Units (BEBUs).

Skill/Experience
  • Two years of full-time work experience; or
  • Currently employed on a full-time basis; or
  • Fully discharged National Service (NS) liability

Note: Part-time employment will not be considered as full-time work experience. A part-time employee is one who works for less than 35 hours a week, under contract of service with an employer.

Other

Be at least 21 years of age.

Applicants are encouraged to submit along with their application the following documentation (where applicable):

  • Evidence of additional post-diploma/post-degree academic preparation, including advanced diploma and specialist diploma studies
  • Availability of company sponsorship

Applicants may be required by the Admission Committee to sit for entrance examination(s).

Holders of a polytechnic diploma or equivalent (except for holders of a part-time diploma—who are required to take BEBUs) may opt to take BTech Engineering Preparatory Units (BEPUs) as refresher courses before taking the entrance examinations.


Note: Singapore Citizens (SCs) and Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs) who have fully discharged their full-time NS liability may be granted exemption from the work experience and age requirements if they are:

  • Sponsored by their company for the part-time undergraduate degree programme; or
  • Currently employed in a job role/sector related to the part-time undergraduate degree programme.

Such applicants must submit relevant supporting documents(s) along with their admission application for assessment. NUS reserves the right to determine if exemption will be granted, and the University's decision will be final and binding.

MODE OF STUDY AND PROGRAMME CANDIDATURE

The NUS BTech programme is offered on the following basis (with estimated time to complete the programme indicated in brackets):

  • Part-time (typically four years)

The period of candidature is minimum two-and-half years and maximum six years.

Note: Students will be deemed to have progressed to the next stage of study if they have obtained at least the number of MCs, including exemptions, as stated below:

  • To move to Stage 2 (Year 2): 36 MCs
  • To move to Stage 3 (Year 3): 76 MCs
  • To move to Stage 4 (Year 4): 112 MCs 

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The NUS BTech (Electronics Engineering) is a 160-modular credit (MC) undergraduate degree programme comprising: 

Note: 20 MCs of programme requirements and 20 MCs of unrestricted elective requirements will normally be given as Advanced Placement Credits (APCs) to holders of relevant diploma or higher qualifications. Students will be required to complete a minimum of 120 MCs of modules as listed below.

University-level Requirements for General Education

Students must complete 24 MCs, comprising one General Education Module (GEM) from each of the pillars in the following list.

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GEM Code Prefix Pillar MCs
GEC Culture and Connections 4
GEX
Critique and Expressions 4
GES
Singapore Studies 4
GEA
Data Literacy 4
GEI
Digital Literacy 4
GEN
Communities and Engagement 4
 

Programme Requirements

Students must complete 84 MCs, comprising modules from the following list.

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Faculty Requirements (4 MCs)
Module Code Module Title MCs
TTG2415 Ethics in Engineering 4

Major Requirements – Essential Modules (65 MCs)

Note: A module with module code TCNxxxx is equivalent to the module CNxxxx/CNxxxxR offered to full-time students. Subject to approval from SCALE and the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, a student may select a full-time equivalent module in place of any TCNxxxx module.

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Module Code
Module Title
MCs
TTG1401
Engineering Mathematics I
4
TEE2002
Engineering Mathematics II
4
TEE2003
Advanced Mathematics for Engineers
4
TEE2011
Engineering Electromagnetics
4
TEE2023
Signals & Systems
4
TEE2026
Digital Design
4
TEE2027
Electronic Circuits
4
TEE2028
Microcontroller Programming and Interfacing
4
TEE2033
Integrated System Lab
4
TEE2101
Programming Methodology
4
TEE3031
Innovation & Enterprise I
4
TEE3506
Electrical Energy Systems
4
TEE4001
BTech Dissertation
12

Major Requirements – Elective Modules (20 MCs, to be selected from the list below)

Not all elective modules may be offered in any semester/year. An elective module may not be offered if there is insufficient number of students opting for that module at any particular time. Unless approval for exemption is obtained from SCALE and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, a student must read at least two Level-4000 electives and three other electives selected from the list below.

Note: A module with module code TEExxxx is equivalent to the module EExxxx offered to the full-time students. Subject to the approval from SCALE and the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, a student may select a full-time equivalent module in place of any TEExxxx module.

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Communications
Module Code
Module Title
MCs
 TEE3131  Communication Systems
 TEE4101  RF Communications 4
Computer Engineering
Module Code
 Module Title MCs
TEE3201 Software Engineering
4
TEE4204 Computer Networks
4
TEE4210 Network Protocols and Applications
4
Microelectronics
Module Code
Module Title
MCs
TEE4407 Analog Electronics
4
TEE4436
Fabrication Process Technology
4
General
Module Code Module Title  MCs
TIE2130 Quality Engineering I 4
TEE3331 Feedback Control Systems 4
TEE3501 Power Electronics 4
TEE4305 Introduction to Fuzzy/Neural Systems 4
TEE4211 Data Science for the Internet of Things 4
TME4245 Robot Mechanics and Control 4
Unrestricted Elective Modules (16 MCs)

These modules allow students to explore greater breadth or depth in any subject and at any level. Students may use these modules to meet the requirements for a specialisation, minor, double major, double degree, or concurrent Bachelor-Master degree.


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Note: For more information about the modules listed above (as well as other modules offered in the current academic year), please visit NUSMODS.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

To graduate with a BTech (Electronics Engineering) degree, students must meet the following requirements:

Programme and/or Specialisation

Complete a minimum of 160 MCs.

A minimum 60% of Programme/Major/Second Major credits must be earned from NUS modules, which are defined as all modules taught, co-taught, supervised or co-supervised by one or more NUS faculty members. These would consist of graded modules with assigned grade points, or modules with an ‘S' or ‘CS' grade.

The other 40% of credits may be earned through credit transfers, advanced placement and exemptions, provided these MCs are earned from modules deemed relevant to the particular Major/Programme.

Module and/or Graduate Certificate

Level-1000 modules to be counted towards fulfilment of graduation requirements limited to 60 MCs (including the 20 MCs of APCs)

Cumulative Average Point (CAP) 

Minimum 2.0 (out of maximum 5.0)

Please see also the University’s minimum standards for Continuation and Graduation Requirements. Specific programmes may implement stricter or additional requirements.

Other  Any other additional requirements that may be prescribed by SCALE, the Faculty of Engineering, or the University

FEES AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE

Kindly note that all fees for the NUS BTech programme quoted on this page are exclusive of prevailing GST, unless otherwise stated. The University reserves all rights to review fees as necessary and adjust accordingly without prior notice.

Tuition Fee

AY2022/2023 cohort tuition fee per MC (without subsidy): S$898.00 (excluding GST) / S$961.00 (inlcuding GST)

Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs) may enjoy a subsidy (see Financial Assistance below)

For reference, the tuition fees for previous cohorts are set out here.

Note: BTech fees are charged on a cohort-based system, where tuition fees are fixed throughout a student’s candidature, based on the prevailing fee for the intake in which the student was admitted. The fees are reviewed annually, with adjustments being made as and when necessary with each new cohort of students. This system, which has been in place at NUS since AY2008/09, allows each new cohort to anticipate the approximate total tuition fees they have to pay throughout their candidature

Financial Assistance

The Singapore Ministry of Education (MOE) provides eligible Singaporeans and SPRs taking undergraduate degree programmes for the first time in local universities, even if on a part-time basis, with a substantial tuition fee subsidy.

AY2022/2023 cohort tuition fee per MC for eligible applicants (with subsidy):

  • Singapore Citizens (after MOE subsidy): S$140.00 (excluding GST) / $150.00 (including GST)
  • Singapore Permanent Residents (after MOE subsidy): S$270.00 (excluding GST) / $289.00 (including GST)

For more about loans and other financial assistance, please refer to the NUS Office of Admissions

Application Fee 

S$50.00 (excluding GST) / S$53.50 (including GST)

  • Per programme/course selected
  • Non-refundable and non-transferable
  • Limited to one application submission per intake, for up to a maximum of five programmes/courses per application
Administrative Fee

S$233.64 (excluding GST) / S$250.00 (including GST)

  • Payable every regular semester
Miscellaneous Student Fees

As published by NUS Registrar’s Office

  • Payable every regular semester 

Programme at a Glance*
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21 April 2022