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Hardware in the Information Age


The aim of this course is to provide you with an introduction to critical thinking about our digital society. Drawing from disciplines including history, sociology, philosophy, and anthropology, it will help you to understand the social, cultural, political, economic, and legal transformations and challenges that have accompanied the introduction of electronic computers, digital networks, big data, and artificial intelligence. This course will be of interest to those students who seek to understand the ethical, social, and political consequences of our information technological world.



AY20/21 Sem 2 (date to be advised)

Time: 9:00AM to 5:00PM
Venue: NTU Virtual Learning Environment
Closing Date:
28 December 2020
Course Fee: Standard: S$1070.00   View more
Registration fees inclusive of:
  • Prevailing GST
  • Digital Learning Resources


By the end of the course, student should be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the major ethical, social, and political issues raised by digital technologies
  2. Explain the ways in which digital technologies have impacted our social, political, and economic life
  3. Analyse digital technologies using critical tools from the humanities and social sciences



  1. What is a “digital society”?
  2. A short history of computing
  3. Digital hardware


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NTU, SoH Lecturer

Anyone with a good Bachelor's degree from any discipline

Pre-requisite: NIL

Standard Course Fee S$1070.00
Course fee payable after SSG funding, if eligible under various schemes

Cat-A SSG Funded Courses1


Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) 2


Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES)3

Standard Course Fee $1070.00
Course fee payable after funding or subsidy, if eligible under various schemes
Course fee payable after Discount^

Group of 3 pax and above


NTU/NIE Alumni, Staff & Students


NTUC Member

- All fees stated are inclusive of 7% GST
- SkillsFuture Credit can be used to offset course fees payable.
With effect from 1 April 2020, eligible Singaporeans can start using their one-off SkillsFuture Credit top-up (up to S$500 credit), claimable for full range of SkillsFuture Credit-eligible courses offered by PaCE@NTU. For more information, please visit
1 Cat-A SSG Funded Courses - Eligible Singapore Citizens and PRs may enjoy up to 70% of the course fee. For more information, visit
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) - SME-sponsored employees (Singapore Citizens and PRs) may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fee.
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3 Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) - Singaporeans aged 40 and above may enjoy subsidies up to 90% of the course fee.
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^ Discount cannot be used in conjunction with other SSG funding scheme or NTU Alumni Course Credit. Participants are eligible for only ONE of the discount schemes.
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