Course Structure

The course structure is designed course structure is designed to meet the honours requirements of the two disciplines in 5 years with at least 160 Modular Credits (MCs). 

B.Comp. in Information Systems (Honours) – B.Soc. Sci. (Honours) in Economics Double Honours Programme

The double honours programme requires students to take a minimum of 160 MCs for both  B.Comp. (Hons.) — B.Soc.Sci. (Hons.) (Economics) :

B.Comp. (Honours) (Information Systems)  and
B.Soc.Sci (Hons) (Economics)
Thesis Option MCs Internship Option MCs
General Education and CHS-SoC Common Corea,b 44 44
Refer to Table A 44 44
Information Systems Requirements 52 52
Core Modules
Elective Modules
36
16

36
16

Economics Requirements 36 48

Core Modules
Elective Modules

24
12
24
24
Common Modules** 24 24

BT1101 Introduction to Business Analyticsa
CS1010J Programming Methodologya
FAS1101 Writing Academically or IS2101 Business and Technical Communicationb
MA1521 Calculus for Computing, or MA2002 Calculus
ST2334 Probability and Statistics
IS4242 Intelligent Systems and Techniques

4
4
4

4
4
4

4
4
4

4
4
4
Thesis/Industry Internshipc 12 12
Total 168 180

 

** Double counting modules across the two programmes.

a Students under this double degree programme in Information Systems and Economics do not need to take GEI module under Digital Literacy Pillar. These students are fulfilling the Information Systems curriculum requirement with the necessary computing/digital literacy by taking CS1010J Programming Methodology which will fulfil Digital Literacy Pillar under the enhanced General Education curriculum. Students under this double degree programme in Information Systems and Economics do not need to take GEA module under Data Literacy pillar. These students are fulfilling the Information Systems curriculum requirement with the necessary data literacy knowledge by taking BT1101 Introduction to Business Analytics which will fulfil Data Literacy Pillar under the enhanced General Education curriculum.

b NUSC/U-Town students are not required to read FAS1101. NUSC/UTown students may replace FAS1101 with NUSC-Thinking with Writing module, UTW1001, or UTW2001. In the event that you exit from NUSC/U-Town programme without having read NUSC-Thinking with Writing module, UTW1001 or UTW2001, you would need to read either FAS1101 or IS2101 to fulfil both degrees’ requirements and the grade to be factored into their respective CAP.

c Students pursuing DDP with double honours (i.e., honours in Information Systems and honours in Economics) can choose one of the following: (1) integrated honours thesis (either XFC4101 or XFA4415 [12 MCs], or (2) Industry Internship Programme (for Information Systems) and honours thesis (for Economics) [20 MCs]. The Honours thesis for Economics may be replaced with regular EC4000 modules, amounting to 8MCs, for option (2). Hence, students aiming for Honours (Highest Distinction) in Information Systems are required to select option (1)  

 

Table A (General Education and CHS common core modules)

 

Cohort 2022 onwards

CAP tag

Degree requirement

CHS-SoC Common Curriculum

 

56 MCs

(1) HSA1000 Asian Studies Integrated Module #

CA

Fulfils GE Cultures and Connections Pillar and CHS Integrated module

(2) HSH1000  Humanities Integrated Module  #

CA

Fulfils GE Critique and Expression Pillar and CHS Integrated module

(3) HSS1000 Social Sciences Integrated Module#

CA

Fulfils GE Singapore Studies Pillar and CHS Integrated module

(4) Data Literacy (BT1101) ^

CA

Fulfils GE Data Literacy Pillar, IS and CHS common core

(5) Digital Literacy (CS1010J) ^

CA

Fulfils GE Digital Literacy Pillar, IS and CHS common core

(6) Communities and Engagement (refer to prescribed list)

CA

Fulfils GE Communities and Engagement Pillar and CHS common core

Notes:

(1) The modules from (1)-(6) above are prescribed.  Therefore, please ensure that you refer to the approved prescribed modules at https://chs.nus.edu.sg/programmes/#prog-overview

For example, if you read GESS1234, it is not a prescribed module on the list.  You would still need to read HSS1000.  HSS1000 will concurrently fulfil the CHS core and Singapore Studies pillar requirements.  Hence, GESS1234 will be an excess module not counted towards your DDP requirement but the grade will still be factored into your CAP. 

Consequently, if you complete HSS1000, and you decide to withdraw from this DDP and pursue only a single degree in BZA , it will still be counted towards satisfying your GSS pillar requirement. 

(7) Writing ^ #

CA

Writing module IS2101 or FAS1101

(8) Artificial Intelligence

C1 (CHS=home fac)
C2 (SoC=home fac)

CHS Common core

(9) DTK1234 Design Thinking #

C1 (CHS=home fac)
C2 (SoC=home fac)

CHS Common core

(10) Scientific Inquiry I #

C1 (CHS=home fac)
C2 (SoC=home fac)

CHS Integrated module

(11) Scientific Inquiry II

C1 (CHS=home fac)
C2 (SoC=home fac)

CHS Integrated module

(12) Interdisciplinary Module I@

C1 (CHS=home fac)
C2 (SoC=home fac)

CHS Interdisciplinary Module

(13) Interdisciplinary Module II@

C1 (CHS=home fac)
C2 (SoC=home fac)

CHS Interdisciplinary Module

(14) Computing Ethics: IS1108 Digital Ethics and Data Privacy C1 (SoC=home fac)
C2 (CHS=home fac)
SoC Common Curriculum

Note: Similarly, please check the prescribed modules for (8)-(13) at https://chs.nus.edu.sg/programmes/#prog-overview

^ - the MC of these modules are accounted for at the common modules

@ - EC-IS DDP students who exit from the programme but have already read and passed any of the SOC-recognised interdisciplinary module(s), except HS coded modules and DTK1234, are considered to have fulfilled the CHS Interdisciplinary Module I (and II). 

# - modules will be pre-allocated

 


Students in the NUSC, RVRC and UTCPs will read the respective college programmes’ modules and count them towards part of the CHS common core requirements as laid out in Table B below.

Table B: Equivalent modules for CHS core requirements for students in NUSC/UTCP/RVRC

Requirements Cohort 2022 onwards

CAP tag

NUSC

UTCP

RVRC

Common Curriculum    

Core

(1) Communities and Engagement 

CA

Impact Experience Project

Junior Seminar

RVN

(2) Data Literacy 

CA

NA – read BT1101

NA – read BT1101

NA – read BT1101

(3) Digital Literacy 

CA

NA – read CS1010S or CS1010 or its equivalent

NA – read CS1010S or CS1010 or its equivalent

NA – read CS1010S or CS1010 or its equivalent

(4) Writing 

CA

Thinking with Writing

Ideas and Exposition I  - UTW

RVX

(5) Artificial Intelligence

C1 (CHS=home fac)
C2 (SoC=home fac)

NA – read from CHS prescribed list

NA – read from CHS prescribed list

NA – read from CHS prescribed list

(6) DTK1234 Design Thinking 

C1 (CHS=home fac)
C2 (SoC=home fac)

NA – read from CHS prescribed list

NA – read from CHS prescribed list

NA – read from CHS prescribed list

Integrated modules

(7) HSA1000 Asian Studies Integrated Module 

CA

Making Connections (1) and Global Social Thought

NA – read HSA1000

NA – read HSA1000

(8) HSH1000  Humanities Integrated Module  

CA

Global Narratives

NA – read HSH1000

NA – read HSH1000

(9) HSS1000 Social Sciences Integrated Module

CA

Understanding the Social World: Singapore and Beyond

NA – read HSS1000

NA – read HSS1000

(10) Scientific Inquiry I

C1 (CHS=home fac)
C2 (SoC=home fac)

Science and Society

NA – read Scientific Inquiry I 

NA – read Scientific Inquiry I

(11) Scientific Inquiry II

C1 (CHS=home fac)
C2 (SoC=home fac)

Making Connections (2)

NA – read Scientific Inquiry II

NA – read Scientific Inquiry II

Interdisciplinary modules

(12) Interdisciplinary Module I

C1 (CHS=home fac)
C2 (SoC=home fac)

Making Connections (3)

Senior Seminar (UTC)

RVSS

(13) Interdisciplinary Module II

C1 (CHS=home fac)
C2 (SoC=home fac)

Making Connections (4)

Senior Seminar (UTS)

RVC

Computing Ethics Module
(14)  IS1108 Digital Ethics and Data Privacy C1 (CHS=home fac)
C2 (SoC=home fac)
NA – read IS1108 NA – read IS1108 NA – read IS1108

Notes:

The CHS common modules listed above are prescribed.  If there is no mapping approved with the modules offered by NUSC/UTCP/RVRC, you must read the modules under the CHS-approved prescribed modules. As a guide, prior approval has to be sought for variations, if any.

For direct-admits to the DDP,  if you read GEA1999 (for example), it is not a prescribed module on the list.  You would still need to read BT1101 (satisfying Data Literacy Pillar) which will concurrently fulfil the CHS core and the Data Literacy pillar requirements.  Hence, GEA1999 will be an excess module not counted towards your DDP requirements but the grade will still be factored into your CAP for one of the degrees.

Mid-stream DDP applicants, please take note that that there is a list of prescribed modules for the various categories of CHS common modules. Hence, you have to follow the list posted at CHS Programme Overview carefully. FASS will provide academic counselling to affected students. As a guide, prior approval has to be sought for variations, if any.

 

 


Degree Requirements for AY2022-2023 Intake

Bachelor of Computing in Information Systems and Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics