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Engineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship


 

With the goal to prepare NTU graduates to impact the world and its grand challenges, the new Second Major in Entrepreneurship (SMiE) is introduced to: 

  • Equip students with fundamental entrepreneurship competency and broaden their understanding in enterprise and innovation.
  • Inculcate an entrepreneurial mindset to deal with uncertainties in a VUCA* world and be the drivers of technology innovation. 
  • Seize the opportunities from new technologies with special emphasis on technopreneurship.
  • Expand their network and be part of the entrepreneurship ecosystem.
  • Provide them with hands-on experience in technopreneurship through experiential learning and a 20-week local/overseas internship with startups, venture capital firms, or other entrepreneurship related organisations.

 


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* Volatility, Uncertainty, Complexity and Ambiguity.

 

PROGRAMME OPTIONS

Students can choose from 11 Engineering majors according to their interests and strengths:

  • Aerospace Engineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship
  • Bioengineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship
  • Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship
  • Civil Engineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship
  • Computer Engineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship
  • Computer Science and with Second Major in Entrepreneurship
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Engineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship
  • Information Engineering and Media with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship
  • Materials Engineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship
  • Mechanical Engineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship



PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Students will be required to take 4 Compulsory Courses of 12AU, which will equip them with fundamental entrepreneurship competency as well as a technopreneurial mindset, and 13AU of Elective Courses to build further breadth and depth in entrepreneurship.

A unique feature of the SMiE curricula is the emphasis on experiential exposure and learning where students will be placed in an interactive learning environment in the form of team-based projects, real-life simulations, role-playing an​d practical experiences. Lessons will be conducted by business leaders, entrepreneurs, intellectual property lawyers in addition to d​edicated academics. Students will be guided to identify when and how to seize opportunities that come with change. There will be many networking and social settings for students to meet professionals and successful entrepreneurs. Students are expected to be immersed extensively in the entrepreneurship eco-system and to interact with the entrepreneurs, business incubators, venture financiers as well as reach out to potential clients. 

To intensify the experiential learning, students will be required to undertake a compulsory Experiential Programme of 10AU. Students can either take part in the 20-week Overseas Entrepreneurship Programme (OEP) or a 20-week local Professional Internship with internship organisations such as startups, venture capital firms, entrepreneurship support organisations, and innovation setups in corporations. The experience will culminate in an Industry-Sponsored Final Year Project (ISFYP) of 8AU which is also part of the degree requirement for engineering. 

 
Table 1: Curriculum and AU Requirements of the Second Major in Entrepreneurship
​ ​COURSE TITLE
AU
OFFERING SEMESTER​ PRE-REQUISITE​ / CO-REQUISITE
COMPULSORY COURSES (12AU)
​ET9211 Entrepreneurial Mindset and Technology Innovation ​3 1​ -
ET9212​ Entrepreneurial Ecosystems ​3 1 -​
​ET9213 Managing New Ventures ​3 2 ​-
​ET9214 Financing Entrepreneurial Ventures ​3 2​​ Pre-requisite​ET9213​
ELECTIVE COURSES (At least 13AU)
​ET9134 ​Enterprise Strategy ​3 ​2 ​Co-requisite ET9214
​ET9122 ​E-Startups & Social Media Strategies ​3 ​1 & 2 ​-
​BE2502 ​Innovation Marketing 3 ​1 & 2 ​-
BU9302 ​Law of Intellectual Property & New Media ​3 ​2 ​-
​​ET9135 Business Venture Implementation ​3 ​TBC ​-
​ET9215 Entrepreneurial Business Development ​3 ​TBC
ET9216 ​Venture Capital Investment and Practices ​4 ​TBC
ET9217 ​​Design and Systems Thinking for Entrepreneurs ​4 ​TBC
ET9218 ​Innovation and Commercialization of Technologies ​3 TBC​
COMPULSORY EXPERIENTIAL PROGRAMME (10AU)^
  • 20-week Overseas Entrepreneurship Programme, OR
  • 20-week Local Professional Internship with startups,  venture capital firms, entrepreneurship support organisations, or innovation setups in corporations.
​10^ Pre-requisite​ET9211 and ET9213
TOTAL​​ 30​
 

Table 2: Total AU Requirements for Bachelor of Engineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship with OEP / Professional Internship

Majo​​r    AU   
Engineering ​110
   Core & Major Prescribed Electives 83
   ICC Common Core  17
   ICC Foundational Core ​10^
Second Major in Entrepreneurship (SMiE) 30
​​   Compulsory Courses ​12
​​   Elective Courses 13
   Compulsory Experiential Programme (OEP / Professional Internship) 10^​
TOTAL 140
^ The 20-week OEP or Professional Internship is 10AU, of which 5AU will be drawn from ICC Foundational Core.

 


GRADUATION 
 

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

   
   

CAREER PROSPECTS

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

  • Entrepreneurs
  • Venture Capitalists
  • Government Policy Makers
  • Management Consultants
  • Business innovation and new venture development in large corporations

 


ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS


Candidates must meet the minimum entry requirements of Engineering programmes, including the minimum subject requirements. Please refer to the Office of Admissions  for more information.   

   
  

TUITION FEES AND SCHOLARSHIPS

The tuition fees for the Bachelor of Engineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship programme will be pegged to the fees for the Bachelor of Engineering programmes. Eligible students may also be considered for scholarships that include fully-paid subsidised tuition fees and living allowances. Scholarship terms and conditions apply. For more information on tuition fees and scholarships, please see http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg.

   
       

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.

   
        

INFORMATION AND ENQUIRIES

Programme Contact
Aerospace Engineering with a Secon​​d Maj​or in Entrepreneurship Ms Soh Mei Zhen
6790 5517
Bioengineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship Assoc Prof Raymond Lau
6316 8830
Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship Assoc Prof Raymond Lau
6316 8830
Civil Engineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship Mdm Ho-Woo Siew Cheun
6592 2439
Computer Engineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship Assoc Prof Nicholas Vun
6790 4929
Computer Science with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship Assoc Prof Nicholas Vun
6790 4929
Electrical & Electronic Engineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship Ms Madona Fernandez
6790 6364
Environmental Engineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship Mdm Ho-Woo Siew Cheun
6592 2439
Information Engineering and Media with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship Assoc Prof Chua Hock Chuan 
6790 4547
Materials Engineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship

Mr Muhammad Fareez Bin Muhammad Rajaie  
6790 4854​

Mechanical Engineering with a Second Major in Entrepreneurship​ Ms Soh Mei Zhen
6790 5517

  

Information is accurate at the time of publication. The programme options, curricula and courses offered above are for students admitted from Academic Year 2021-22. The University reserves the right to update any of the programme options and curricula without prior notice and obligation.  ​​​