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Engineering with a Second Major in Business

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NTU’s foremost colleges, College of Engineering (CoE) and Nanyang Business School (NBS), jointly offer a unique degree programme that will equip you with both engineering and business knowledge, as well as competencies relevant for the global marketplace. Acquire a distinct competitive advantage over your peers and enjoy better market value, career options, opportunities and mobility across the full breadth of the job market. This is designed for candidates who enjoy a challenging academic programme that combines the technical, hard skills of Engineering with the soft skills of management and leadership inherent in Business studies.  

 

PROGRAMME OPTIONS

Students can choose from 11 Engineering majors and 6 Business tracks in Accounting, Business Analytics, Banking & Finance, International Trading, Marketing and Operations Management, according to their interests and strengths.

Engi​​neering Major                                          Business Major Tracks                                 


PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

The structure of the Bachelor of Engineering with a Second Major in Business programme integrates the requirements of both the Engineering and Business majors within the typical candidature of 4 years. The Year 1 curriculum incorporates Business foundation courses along with the Engineering major courses. From Year 2, the Business major component branches into 6 advanced business tracks and students will be streamed via a combination of student option and academic performance.

 
Academic Unit Requirements (For students admitting in AY2018-19)

Table 1a: Total AU Requirements for Bachelor of Engineering with a Second Major in Business (Mainstream) with Professional Internship
Majo​​r    AU   
Engineering ​114
   Core & Major Prescribed Electives 102
   GER-Core 14
Second Major in Business 32
Total 148


 

Table 1b: Total AU Requirements for Bachelor of Engineering with a Second Major in Business (International Trading Programme) with Professional Internship

Majo​​r    AU   
Engineering ​114
   Core & Major Prescribed Electives 102
   GER-Core 14
Second Major in Business 30
Total 146
 

Table 1c: Total AU Requirements for Bachelor of Engineering with a Second Major in Business (Mainstream) with Professional Attachment
 
Majo​​r    AU   
Engineering ​114
   Core & Major Prescribed Electives 97
   GER-Core 14
​   Unrestricted Electives ​5
Second Major in Business 32
Total 148
  

 

Table 1d: Total AU Requirements for Bachelor of Engineering with a Second Major in Business (International Trading Programme) with Professional Attachment 
Majo​​r    AU   
Engineering ​114
   Core & Major Prescribed Electives 97
   GER-Core 14
​   Unrestricted Electives 5​​
Second Major in Business 30
Total 146
 

Curriculum and Courses

  
  
Table 2a: Curriculum for Second Major in Business (Mainstream) 
Second M​​ajor in Business  AU
Foundation Business Courses (6 courses)
    
  1. AD1101 Financial Accounting​
  2. AB1201 Financial Management
  3. AB1301 Business Law
  4. AB1501 Marketing
  5. AB1601 Organisational Behaviour and Design
  6. BE1401 Business Operations and Processes​ 
20

4
3
3
3
3
4
Advanced Business Courses (Choose 3)

BF2201 Investments (Prerequisite: AB1201)
BM2501 Market Behaviour (Prerequisite: AB1501)
BM2502 Market Intelligence (Prerequisite: AB1501)
BE2601 Management Principles, Skills and Competencies (Prerequisite:AB1601)
12
Total​​ 32
 

 
Table 2b: Curriculum for Second Major in Business (International Trading Programme)
Second M​​ajor in Business AU
Foundation Business Courses (4 courses)
   
  1. AD1101 Financial Accounting​
  2. AB1201 Financial Management
  3. AB1501 Marketing
  4. BE1401 Business Operations and Processes​
14

4
3
3
4
ITP courses (7 courses)
 
5.  BF2216 Trade Incoterms & Ship Chartering
6.  BF2218 Commodity Markets
7.  BF2302 International Tax and Trading Law
8.  BF3212 Trade, Structured & Supply Chain Finance^
9.  BF3213 Enterprise Risk Management  in Commodity Markets
10. BF3214 Commodities Trading
11. BF4001 Industry Seminar 
 
^Prerequisite: BF2216 Trade Incoterms & Ship Chartering
16

4
4
2
2
2
2
1
Total​​ 30
   
 
Academic Unit Requirements (For students admitted in AY2016-17 & AY2017-18)

Integrating the Academic Unit (AU) requirements for the Engineering and Business majors, the total AU requirement for the Bachelor of Engineering with Second Major in Business is 151 AU, including 39 AU for the second major.

Table 1a: Total AU Requirements for Bachelor of Engineering with a Second Major in Business (Accounting, Business Analytics, Banking & Finance, Marketing and Operations Management Track with Professional Internship)

Majo​​r    AU   
Engineering ​114
   Core & Major Prescribed Electives 102
   GER-Core 12
Second Major in Business 35
Total 149
 
 
Table 1b: Total AU Requirements for Bachelor of Engineering with a Second Major in Business (Accounting, Business Analytics, Banking & Finance, Marketing and Operations Management Track with Professional Attachment) 
Majo​​r    AU   
Engineering ​114
   Core & Major Prescribed Electives 97
   GER-Core 12
​   Unrestricted Electives ​5
Second Major in Business 35
Total 149
 

Table 1c: Total AU Requirements for Bachelor of Engineering with a Second Major in Business (International Trading Track with Professional Internship)

Majo​​r    AU   
Engineering ​114
   Core & Major Prescribed Electives 102
   GER-Core 12
Second Major in Business 39
Total 153
 
 
Table 1d: Total AU Requirements for Bachelor of Engineering with a Second Major in Business (International Trading Track with Professional Attachment) 
Majo​​r    AU   
Engineering ​109
   Core & Major Prescribed Electives 97
   GER-Core 12
Second Major in Business 39
Total 148
 

Curriculum and Courses

  
  
Table 2a: AU Requirements for Second Major in Business for Engineering Students (Accounting, Business Analytics, Banking & Finance, Marketing and Operations Management Track)
Second M​​ajor in Business  AU
Business Foundation Courses (8 courses)
  1. AD1101 Financial Accounting​
  2. AB1201 Financial Management
  3. AB1301 Business Law
  4. AB1501 Marketing
  5. AB1601 Organisational Behaviour & Design
  6. AB0901 Principles of Economics: A Singapore Perspective
  7. BE1401 Business Operations and Processes​; or AB1401 Information Technology and AB1402 Foundational Excel
23
Choose 1 Business Track (3 courses)
12
Total​​ 35
  
  
Table 2b: AU Requirements for Second Major in Business for Engineering Students (International Trading Track)
Second M​​ajor in Business AU
Business Foundation Courses (4 courses)
  1. AD1101 Financial Accounting​
  2. AB1201 Financial Management
  3. AB1501 Marketing
  4. BE1401 Business Operations and Processes
14
International Trading Track courses (7 courses)

5.  BF2201 Investments
6.  BF2207 International Finance
7.  BF2209 Derivative Securities
8.  BF2301 International Tax and Trading Law
9.  BF3211 Commodities Trading and Risk Management
10. MS4670 Commodities’ Geology and Metallurgy
11. BF4001 Seminar Series
11. One Prescribed Elective to be chosen from the following:
      a) MT1003 Trade Practices & Incoterms
      b) MT3006 Ship Chartering

25
Total​​ 39

   
For the detailed curriculum specific to your chosen Engineering major, please follow the hyperlinks from the section on Programme Options above.

For students admitting in AY2019-20, please see here
   

Streaming

Students will go through a streaming exercise at the end of Year 1 Semester 2 to select their tracks. Streaming will be based on students’ choice and fulfillment of the entry criteria for each track set out in Table 3.  Note that streaming criteria is subject to review according to the demand and availability of places in each track.

Table 3: Streaming Criteria for Business Tracks
Trac​​ks Streaming Criteria
Accounting B or higher for AD1101 Accounting I
​Business Analytics B+ for AB1401 Information Technology; and
MH1810 Mathematics I / CE/CZ1011 Engineering Mathematics 1
Banking & Finance B+ or higher for AB1201 Financial Management
International Trading B+ for AB1201 Financial Management
Marketing ​B or higher for AB1501 Marketing
Operations Management B for BE1401 Business Operations and Processes
 
 

Business Major Tracks

1)   Accounting

The Accounting track will equip you with a good understanding of the financial, legal and taxation regimes within which companies operate. You will learn to interpret, analyse and use financial statements of companies for both internal and external decision making purposes. Additionally, selected courses in the Accounting track will qualify you for course waivers in NBS’ postgraduate Masters in Accountancy programme, which serves as a gateway for non-accounting graduates to enrol in the Singapore Qualification Programme to qualify as Chartered Accountants of Singapore.

Students on the Accounting track will read the following 3 courses:

 

2)   Business Analytics
 

The modern organisation has scores of data that are often under-utilised for business planning and market research opportunities. The Business Analytics track equips you with the business and analytical skills to investigate business data for developing innovative business insights and solutions. This programme complements your engineering knowledge by leveraging on your technical training and prepares you for fulfilling careers such as in the area of business consulting.

 
Students on the Business Analytics track will select 3 courses from the following:
 
Cou​rses​ AUs Semester Offered Prerequisites Semester Offered
AC2401 Accounting Information Systems ​4​ S1/S2​​ ​S1/S2​​​
BC2402 Designing and Developing Databases ​4 S1​​ ​- -​​
BC2406 Analytics I: Visual and Predictive Techniques 4​ S1​
  • MH1810 Mathematics 1 or CE/CZ1011 Engineering Mathematics I
​S1/S2
BC2407 Analytics II: Advanced Predictive Techniques 4​ ​S2
  • MH1810 Mathematics 1 or CE/CZ1011 Engineering Mathematics I
  • BC2406 Analytics I: Visual and Predictive Techniques
S1/S2​​
BC2408 Supply Chain Analytics ​4 ​S2 S1/S2​​
​​BC3402 Financial Service Processes and Analytics ​4​ S2​​ ​S1/S2
BC3405 Lean Operations & Analytics 4 S1
  • MH1810 Mathematics 1 or CE/CZ1011 Engineering Mathematics I
S1/S2
BT2403 Service Operations Management 4 S1

 -

-

BC3401 Enterprise Processes & Analytics

(Cease from AY2018 onwards)
4 S2 S1/S2

BC3403 Social Media and Digital Analytics

(Cease from AY2018 onwards)
​4 S2​ S1/S2​​


3)   Banking & Finance

As Singapore thrives as a regional and global financial centre, professionals with financial knowledge and skills will be highly valued and in great demand. The Finance track provides you with financial training and knowledge to understand and keep pace with the constantly evolving financial sector.

Students on the Finance track will read the following 3 courses:

Cour​ses​ AUs Semester Offered Prerequisites Semester Offered
BF2201 Investments 4 S1/S2 S1/S2
BF2206 Wealth Management 4 S1/S2 S1/S2
BF2207 International Finance
4 S1/S2 S1/S2
BE3201 Entrepreneurial Finance ​4 ​S1/S2 S1/S2​
 
 

4)   International Trading 

Singapore is the largest physical commodities trading hub in Asia and home to more than 400 global trading companies that have anchored their strategic global or regional functions here. With a bustling ecosystem of offshore traders and supporting industries, it is estimated that Singapore will need to grow the specialised talent pool for the trading sector by approximately 500 per year to ensure a healthy pipeline of talent to fuel and sustain the continued growth of the sector. The International Trading Programme will prepare you for attractive careers in the lucrative commodity trading sector and value chain.

Please see Table 2b above for courses in the International Trading track.
 
 
5)   Marketing
  

The Marketing track adopts a strong global perspective and real-world orientation, providing you with exposure to a variety of marketing functions including brand and product management, trade marketing, advertising and marketing research. Build a strong foundation in market analysis, planning and decision-making techniques as well as consumer and business behaviour theories relevant to modern marketing practice.

Students on the Marketing track will read the following courses (Choose 3):

 
 
6)   Operations Management
 

Be equipped with the necessary skill sets and competencies to manage a company’s business operations and supply chains more efficiently and effectively. Coupled with engineering knowledge and technical know-how, you will develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of both the technical and operational aspects of any industry in the international business environment.

 

 

GRADUATION  

Graduates of the Engineering with a Second Major in Business programme will be awarded a Bachelor of Engineering in their chosen Engineering major with a separate certificate for the second major in Business.

Additionally, graduates of the ITP track will receive a certificate issued by the Centre of Excellence (International Trading). 
   
   
   

CAREER PROSPECTS

With the Bachelor of Engineering with a Second Major in Business, you will have the versatility to choose from a wide range of career options in economic sectors such as:

  • Aerospace Industries
  • Banking and Financial Services
  • Business, Engineering and Design Consultancies
  • Educational and Research Institutions
  • Government Agencies
  • Manufacturing, Petrochemical and Pharmaceutical Industries
  • Technical Sales and Marketing


Broad and diverse range of career functions including:

  • Accounting and Finance
  • Technical Marketing and Business Development
  • Commodity Management and Trading
  • Market Research and Product Development
  • Management of Engineering Operations and Projects
   

      

ACCREDITATION

All Bachelor of Engineering programmes at NTU College of Engineering are accredited by The Institution of Engineers Singapore, the Singapore signatory of the Washington Accord​, through its Engineering Accreditation Board. The Washington Accord is an international agreement for mutual recognition of the substantial equivalence of engineering academic programmes in satisfying the academic requirements for the practice of engineering at the professional level.

The Nanyang Business School is the first business school in Singapore, and the third in Asia, to be accredited by both the European Quality Improvement System and Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. NBS is also one of only nine business schools outside of the US to be accredited with the AACSB in Accounting. These are the most widely recognised quality assurance standards for accounting and business education, and they assure that degrees NBS confers are recognised around the world.

   
        

INFORMATION AND ENQUIRIES

Programme Contact
Aerospace Engineering with a Secon​​d Maj​or in Business Ms Soh Mei Zhen
6790 5517
Bioengineering with a Second Major in Business Assoc Prof Raymond Lau
6316 8830
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering with a Second Major in Business Assoc Prof Raymond Lau
6316 8830
Civil Engineering with a Second Major in Business Assoc Prof Qin Xiaosheng
6790 5308
Computer Engineering with a Second Major in Business Assoc Prof Nicholas Vun
6790 4929
Computer Science with a Second Major in Business Assoc Prof Nicholas Vun
6790 4929
Electrical & Electronic Engineering with a Second Major in Business Ms Madona Fernandez
6790 6364
Environmental Engineering with a Second Major in Business Assoc Prof Qin Xiaosheng
6790 5308
Information Engineering and Media with a Second Major in Business Assoc Prof Chua Hock Chuan
6790 4547
Materials Engineering with a Second Major in Business
Mechanical Engineering with a Second Major in Business​ Ms Soh Mei Zhen
6790 5517

  

Information is accurate at the time of publication and subject to change without prior notice. The programme options offered above are available as at Academic Year 2016-2017. The University reserves the right to update any of the programme options and curricula without prior notice and obligation.