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Double Degree in Engineering and Economics

Introduction

This double degree programme, jointly offered by the College of Engineering and the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, aims to equip graduates with excellent knowledge and competency in engineering and economics. 

Engineering underpins quality of life and economic activity. It is the art of applying science to create and enhance technology to benefit humanity. Very often, the decisions and choices in engineering design, process, product and innovation are influenced by economic considerations. The ultimate purpose of engineering and economic endeavours can be seen as meeting human's needs and wants in the presence of resource scarcity. Hence these two disciplines are mutually inspirational and complementary. 

With intensifying global competition, growing resource scarcity, and escalating societal and environmental concerns, engineers of the future will face increasing challenges to reconcile engineering activities with these considerations. The combined inter-disciplinary qualities of an engineer and an economist will be highly valued in today's globalised environment where insatiable demand for new products and processes, as well as increasingly complex economic conditions, are creating both opportunities and threats for companies and nations.  

By having an advanced understanding of the integrative relationship between engineering and economics, graduates of this programme can better contribute to the nation's wealth and economy through the diverse career potentials in the public and private sectors. 


Career Prospects

Armed with two honours degrees - B.Eng# and B.A. (Hons) in Economics, our graduates can expect more career options in the engineering- and economics-related industries and beyond. Engineers who have strong economic knowledge are also better equipped for management positions as they move up the corporate ladder. To the enterprising individuals, technical prowess and a good grasp of economic principles are essential for the sustenance of free enterprises and entrepreneurship.

  #in a specific field of engineering

 
Curriculum Structure with Professional Attachment Option <AY2014 Intake onwards>

General​ Education 
Requirement (GER)
Core modules
  • Commu​​nication Skills
  • Sustainability
  • Ethics
  • Enterprise & Innovation
  • Engineers and Society
     
12 AUs
16 AUs <IEEC>
PE
  • Science, Technology & Society
3 AUs <CVEC, ENEC>
​UE ​  Unrestricted Elective ​4 AUs 
Prog​ramme Requirement B.Eng
95 <IEEC> 
96 AUs
B.A (Economics) 64 AUs

                                                                        

                                                                             Total ​

176 AUs
179 AUs
<CVEC, ENEC,
<IEEC>
   

 
Recommended Curriculum Plan


Deta
iled Programme Requirements

Students admitted in Year 1 from AY2011 onwards: 

School B.Eng B.A (Econs)
CEE

[CVEC & ENEC] <AY2014 onwards> 
[CVEC & ENEC] <AY2011 onwards>

[CVEC & ENEC] <AY2014 onwards> 
[CVEC & ENEC] <AY2011 onwards>
EEE [EEEC & IEEC]<AY2014 onwards>
[EEEC & IEEC]<AY2011 onwards>
[EEEC & IEEC]<AY2014 onwards>
[EEEC & IEEC]<AY2011 onwards>
MAE [ASEC] <AY2014 onwards> 
[ASEC] <AY2012 onwards>
[ASEC] <AY2011>
[MEEC-Mainstream] <AY2014 onwards>
[MEEC-Mainstream] <AY2012 onwards>
[MEEC-Mainstream] <AY2011>
[MEEC-Design & Mechatronics] <AY2014 onwards>
[MEEC-Design & Mechatronics] <AY2012 onwards>
[MEEC-Design & Mechatronics] <AY2011>
[ASEC] <AY2014 onwards>
[ASEC] <AY2012 onwards>
[ASEC<AY2011>
[MEEC-Mainstream] <AY2014 onwards>
[MEEC-Mainstream] <AY2012 onwards>
[MEEC-Mainstream] <AY2011>
[MEEC-Design & Mechatronics] <AY2014 onwards>
[MEEC-Design & Mechatronics] <AY2012 onwards>
MSE [MTEC]  <AY2014 onwards>
[MTEC]  <AY2011 onwards>
[MTEC]  <AY2014 onwards>
[MTEC]  <AY2011 onwards>
SCBE [BEEC & CBEC] <AY2014 onwards>
[BEEC & CBEC] <AY2011 onwards>
[BEEC & CBEC] <AY2014 onwards>
[BEEC & CBEC] <AY2011 onwards>
SCSE [CEEC & CSEC] <AY2014 onwards>
[CEEC & CSEC] <AY2011 onwards>
[CEEC & CSEC] <AY2014 onwards>
[CEEC & CSEC] <AY2011 onwards>

 

Students admitted in Year 1 before AY2011:

School B.Eng B.A (Econs)
CEE [CVEC]    [ENEC] [CVEC]    [ENEC]
EEE [EEEC]     [IEEC] [EEEC]     [IEEC]
MAE [ASEC] 
[MEEC-Mainstream]
[MEEC-Design]
[MEEC-Mechatronics]
[ASEC] 
[MEEC-Mainstream]
[MEEC-Design]
[MEEC-Mechatronics]
MSE [MTEC] [MTEC]
SCBE [BEEC]     [CBEC]  [BEEC]     [CBEC] 
SCSE [CEEC]     [CSEC]   [CEEC]     [CSEC]  

 

Promotion

Promotion to the next year of study is based on the active semesters taken.  

Students must attain a minimum CGPA of 3.5 for each of the two degrees to stay on the programme.  Those who fail to attain a CGPA of 3.5 in any of the degrees for two consecutive semesters will be required to drop out of the double degree programme.

 

GER Electives

Students may read additional courses* outside their graduating requirements to broaden their knowledge.  Such courses will be classified as GER-UE and included in the GPA for both the B.Eng and BA (Economics) degrees.  These courses can be used to fulfill the requirements of a minor.

*Courses must not be part of the normal curriculum of either degree.

 

Contact Information

Degree Specialisation

Contact Person​
Aerospace Engineering Associate Chair (Academic)
Email: askMAE@ntu.edu.sg
Tel: (65) 6790-5492

BioEngineering Associate Professor Timothy Tan
Email: TYTan@ntu.edu.sg
Tel: (65) 6316-8829/6592-1614

Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering Associate Professor Timothy Tan
Email: TYTan@ntu.edu.sg
Tel: (65) 6316-8829/6592-1614

Civil Engineering Associate Chair (Academic)
Email: vd-cee-acad@ntu.edu.sg
Tel: (65) 6790-5279

Computer Engineering Ms Jessica Hon-Chan Meng Chee
Email: asmcchan@ntu.edu.sg
Tel: (65) 6790-4139

Computer Science
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Ms Madona Fernandez
Email: emadona@ntu.edu.sg
Tel: (65) 6790-6364

Environmental Engineering Associate Chair (Academic)
Email: vd-cee-acad@ntu.edu.sg
Tel: (65) 6790-5279

Information Engineering and Media Associate Professor Chua Hock Chuan
Email: ehchua@ntu.edu.sg
Tel: (65) 6790-4547

Materials Engineering Associate Professor Hng Huey Hoon
Email: ashhhng@ntu.edu.sg
Tel: (65) 6790-4140

Mechanical Engineering Associate Chair (Academic)
Email: askMAE@ntu.edu.sg
Tel: (65) 6790-5492

Economics School of Humanities & Social Sciences 
Division of Economics
Email: h-dae@ntu.edu.sg​
Tel: (65) 6790-6073 / 6790-6431

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