15 Mar '11, 11am

NTU revamps its curriculum structure for 2011's incoming freshmen

SINGAPORE: The Nanyang Technological University (NTU) has unveiled a major revamp of its curriculum structure that will involve more choice, greater flexibility and fewer hours in the classroom for this year's incoming freshmen. Currently, students at NTU already have some element of cross faculty studies. For instance, engineering students spend about 25 per cent of their time on electives. However, under the new structure, they will spend at least 30 per cent of curriculum time on inter-disciplinary elective modules. These include 29 new options in Liberal Studies, as well as a compulsory core option in Environmental Sustainability, on top of the roughly 800 electives already available. NTU is also introducing a new Renaissance Engineering Programme which melds engineering with business management modules. The aim, it says, is to "groom an exclusive breed of engineering ...

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