30 June 2020
National University of Singapore students will be given greater flexibility in pursuing academic programmes across multiple disciplines in an integrated framework.
Starting in August 2021, NUS plans to to offer 10 cross-disciplinary degree programmes, or CDPs. Under a CDP, complementary disciplines across different faculties can be paired. Examples include economics and data science, computing and project management, or engineering and business.
NUS said that the CDPs aim to leverage synergies between complementary disciplines.
To graduate, a student will need to complete 160 modular credits, the same requirement as that for a four-year Bachelor with Honours degree programme.
NUS senior deputy president and provost Ho Teck Hua said: “The world is changing at an unprecedented rate. There is no better time for NUS to make a bold move to ensure that our students benefit from the expertise we have on our campuses.”
While students taking up double degrees acquire in-depth knowledge in two distinct disciplines, these CDPs aim to break down the boundaries between two distinct disciplines, and focus on integrating those disciplines.