Apart from the structured Double Degree Programmes, there exist the option of a self-designed double degree programme with another faculty. Existing students of the School who wish to pursue an additional bachelor's degree with another faculty in the University may plan such a programme. Those interested in these programmes will apply for the double degree programme by submitting their applications and study plan to the Vice-Dean (Undergraduate Studies), School of Computing Undergraduate Office, after completing between 60 and 80 MCs. They must obtain the approval of the Faculty in which they are seeking to do the second degree, and ensure that they have met the minimum CAP requirement of 3.75 (applicable to cohorts from AY2014-15 and beyond) for consideration and acceptance into the second degree programme.
A student may decide to withdraw or can be asked to withdraw from the double degree programme by withdrawing from the second degree. However, he/she is not allowed to withdraw from the first degree (i.e., the originally offered degree) programme and transfer to the second degree programme. All modules which the student has taken to fulfil the requirements of the second degree will be reflected in the transcript and included in the computation of the CAP.
For Students belonging to cohorts AY2011/12, AY2012/2013 and AY2013/14:
A student who does not maintain a CAP of 4.00 in modules contributing to the original degree, and a CAP of 3.50 for the second degree for any two consecutive semesters will be required to withdraw from the DDP by withdrawing from the second degree programme. A warning will be issued if the CAP falls below 4.00 for the original degree in a semester, or below 3.50 for the second degree, or both.
For Students admitted with effect from AY 2014/15 onwards:
A student who does not maintain a CAP of 3.75 in modules contributing to the original degree; and a CAP of 3.25 for the second degree for any two consecutive semesters will be required to withdraw from the DDP by withdrawing from the second degree programme. A warning will be issued if the CAP falls below 3.75 for the original degree in a semester, or below 3.25 for the second degree, or both. However, this DDP continuation rule is not applicable once a student’s total cumulative modular credits exceeds 160 MCs.
(A) University Level Requirements
For students admitted prior to AY2015/2016:
Students need to satisfy one set of Singapore Studies (SS) Module and General Education Module (GEM) requirements only. The prevailing rules relating to satisfying the GEM requirements in the different subject groups shall apply. In accordance with the existing GEM requirements –
- Students taking double degree combinations involving degrees from faculties in Group A (Science and Technology) and Group B (Humanities and Social Sciences) must take one GEM each from the Subject Group A and Subject Group B.
- Students taking double degree combinations in which one of the degrees is from the School of Design & Environment (which comes under both Group A and B) must take one GEM each from Group A and Group B.
- Students taking double degree combinations involving degrees from faculties in Group A (Science and Technology) or within the same faculty in Group A must take at least one GEM from Group B (Humanities and Social Sciences). Students taking double degree combinations involving degrees from faculties in Group B (Humanities and Social Sciences) or within the same faculty in Group B must take at least one GEM from Group A (Science and Technology).
If a student reads GEMs which are cross-listed with the second degree programme, and uses them to fulfil the major requirement for the second degree, then the student should have taken other additional GEMs to fulfil the GE requirement.
Students will not be required to take breadth modules if the degrees are from two different Faculties, as modules taken from one Faculty will satisfy the breadth requirements of the other Faculty. Students must take breadth modules if the degrees are within the same Faculty.
For students admitted in AY2015/16 and onwards (except students from Law, Medicine, Dentistry and the University Scholars Programme):
Students will be required to read one General Education Module (GEM) from each of the five pillars (total: 20 Modular Credits/MCs) to satisfy the University Level Requirement for General Education. Please refer to the GEM website at http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/gem for the details.
(B) Faculty Requirements
A student reading for a double degree within the same Faculty will only need to fulfil one set of faculty requirements. If the two degrees are from two Faculties, both sets of faculty requirements will have to be fulfilled.
(C) Major Requirements
At least two thirds of each major must be fulfilled by distinct (i.e., not overlapping) modules. A minimum 60% of major credits of each of the degrees must be letter graded and factored in the CAP of each degree.
(D) Unrestricted Electives
Students will not be required to take Unrestricted Elective (UE) Modules. However, if UE modules are taken, these can be used to count towards the requirement of either degree programme. Modules double counted towards the major requirements of both degrees may not be double counted towards a Minor as well.
(E) Maximum Period of Candidature
The maximum period of candidature will be six years. The two degree programmes must be undertaken and completed within a single continuous candidature period (save for the usual provisions for leave of absence).
(F) Computation of CAP
• The CAP for both degree programmes will be computed separately and the two CAPs, one each for the respective degree programme will be reflected separately on the transcript.
• Students are required to classify their modules every semester by declaring which modules they want to use to fulfil the requirements of each of the two degrees.
• The grades from modules (Singapore Studies, GEMs, faculty requirements or majors) that may be double counted will be used twice to compute the CAP for each of the two degrees.
• If Unrestricted Elective (UE) modules have been taken, the grades obtained will be used to compute the CAP for either one of the two degrees.
(G) Minimum MC Requirements for Double Degrees
The minimum MC requirements for double degrees are as follows:
Double Honours Degrees – 200 MCs
Double Honours and Bachelor Degrees – 180 MCs
The actual total MCs will be dependent on the requirements of each of the two degrees and how much double counting is permitted as specified by the respective Faculties/Departments.
(H) Award of Degree
Two separate degrees will be awarded and two degree scrolls issued, one for each degree.
(I) Further Information
For more details on the NUS double degree framework, please refer to: http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/edu/UG/spugp-double-degree-guidelines.html