Jointly offered with: NUS Business School
The Double Degree Programmes in Computer Science /Information Systems and Business Administration/Business Administration (Accountancy) are jointly offered by NUS School of Computing and NUS Business School. It aims to leverage the advantage of NUS being a comprehensive university, allowing students to fully develop their potential through multidisciplinary programmes.
Business Administration and Computer Science/Information Systems are complementary areas of knowledge which are becoming inextricably interwoven. Our various communications with the IT industry have revealed a strong demand among employers for graduates with good computer science or information systems knowledge and in-depth understanding of business domains.
- The Double Degree programme in Computer Science and Business Administration (including Accountancy) meets such a demand through its design that emphasises on developing both the core computing skills and business skills of students. It enables students to apply computational considerations to all aspects of business practice, thereby complementing their business skills and introducing a new analytic dimension to the understanding of organisational behaviour, finance & accounting, marketing, economics, and business law, among others.
- The Double Degree programme in Information Systems and Business Administration (including Accountancy) meets a similar demand. It enables students to practise the management and implementation of information systems, enhanced with complementing business skills and knowledge in areas such as organisational behaviour, finance & accounting, marketing, operations management, economics, and business law, among others.
- Both combinations of business and computing/information systems programmes will develop business-savvy IT professionals as well as technology-minded business leaders for the economy. The programmes are designed so that students may complete it in a reasonable timeframe: four-and-a-half years for BBA/BComp(Hons)(CS/IS) and five years for Double Honours.
2. Admission Requirements
Students will be admitted to the DDP only if they meet the requirements of both the NUS School of Computing (SOC) and NUS Business School (BIZ).
Students may be admitted to the DDP in one of the following ways:
(i) Direct admissions through the University's admissions exercise:
Applicants must satisfy one of the following two criteria:
- A-level applicants: Pass in either A-level or H2 Mathematics
- Polytechnic applicants: Accredited diploma or Grade ‘A2' in O-level Elementary Mathematics or Grade ‘B4' in O-level Additional Mathematics
(ii) Admissions at the completion of first year of BComp (Hons.) in CS or IS or BBA/BBA (Hons.) or BBA(Acc.)/BBA(Acc.Hons) based on CAP criteria set out.
3. Programme Structure and Curriculum Requirements
For Programme Structure and Curriculum Requirements for different cohorts, please click here.
4. Interdisciplinary Honours Projects for these Programmes
Students can also achieve Double Honours by completing a 12 MC Honours Project, which will count towards the requirements and CAP computation of both degrees (subject to the maximum double-counting policy stated in Section 3). The project will provide the best students with the opportunity of exploring the intersection of two disciplines, be it the application of computing technology in the business domain, or the development of computational models for business ideas and concepts.
The project will be jointly supervised by faculty members from NUS School of Computing and NUS Business School. Project proposals will be put up for students' selection during their 6th semester in the programme. The module code for such projects will be the corresponding honours project module code of the primary School of the students (either BHT4001 or CS4101).
The fees payable by students in the Double Degree programme will follow with University guidelines on tuition fees.
Double degree students admitted into NUS in Academic Year 2006/07 and before will pay prevailing tuition fees up to the fifth year. Double Degree students admitted into NUS in Academic Year 2007/08 or later may have to pay full, unsubsidised tuition fee in their fifth year if tuition grant is not available.
6. Progress Criteria and Exit
For students admitted to NUS before AY2011/12: Students in the Double Degree Programme must maintain a CAP of 4.00 or above. Students who do not maintain a CAP of 4.00 in modules contributing to the original degree for two consecutive semesters will be required to withdraw from the DDP by withdrawing from the second degree programme. Upon withdrawal, all the modules which the students have taken to fulfil the requirements of the second degree will be reflected in the transcript and included in the computation of the CAP for the single degree.
For students admitted to NUS with effect from AY2011/12 till AY2013/14: A student who does not maintain a CAP of 4.0 in modules contributing to the original degree, and a CAP of 3.5 for the second degree for any two consecutive semesters will be required to withdraw from the DDP by withdrawing from the second degree programme. Modular Credits completed in the double degree programme will be counted towards the fulfilment of the degree requirements of the single degree, and included in the computation of the CAP for the single degree.
For students admitted to NUS with effect from AY2014/15 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. Modular Credits completed in the double degree programme will be counted towards the fulfilment of the degree requirements of the single degree, and included in the computation of the CAP for the single degree.
8. Contact Us
For FAQ on Double Degrees, please refer to the Registrar's Office website at http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/education-at-nus/undergraduate-education/special-undergraduate-programmes/double-degree-programmes/double-degree-programme-framework-and-guidelines.html
For specific queries on the programmes, please refer to the following:
NUS School of Computing
If your home faculty is NUS School of Computing, please direct all queries to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject clearly marked: "Double Degree in Computer Science/Information Systems and Business Administration/Business Administration(Accountancy) Programme".
NUS Business School
If your home faculty is NUS Business School, please contact Ms Carol Loke at email@example.com
For more information, please refer to the Supplementary page at NUS Business School : http://nus.edu.sg/prog/bizsoc/
9. Course Briefing Slides
Cohort 2015-16 : Presentation by SoC Vice-Dean (Undergraduate Studies) on DDP with Business.