NTU’s part-time degree programme has been re-structured to be completed in a shorter duration; from 5-Year to 4-Year duration while keeping the curriculum unchanged. The course fees are charged based on the number of Academic Units (AUs) enrolled for each semester, including the Special Term.Singaporeans and PRs will continue to enjoy subsidies from MOE, and can apply for study loans.
An increase in operational cost of the University is inevitable every year, therefore tuition fee increases for the Part-time B.Eng Degree Programmes are necessary. However, all increases in tuition fees are first approved by the Ministry of Education (MOE).
Details of tuition fees applicable can be seen here.
Financial assistance options areavailable below.
Subsidy options are available below:
MOE Subsidy is not automatically awarded. Eligible students are required to apply.
Singapore Citizens (SCs) 21 years and above enjoy subsidies on the published course fee while SCs aged 40 and older receive an additional reductions in the published course fees payable after the initial tuition fee subsidy.
Singapore Permanent Residents (SPRs) 21 years and above will also enjoy subsidies on the published course fee
Current students enrolling in current NTU Part-time Degree Programmes may download and complete the MOE Subsidy Declaration of Eligibility Form to apply for the subsidy.
Please refer to the MOE Subsidy Application Guidelines for detailed informationin the criterias, required relevant documents to be submitted,and deadlines of the application.
From Jan 2016, all SCs aged 25 and above will receive an opening credit of $500 as SkillsFuture Credit. These credits will not expire and will be topped-up by the government at regular intervals.SkillsFuture Credit can be used on top of existing government course subsidies to pay for a wide range of approved programmes and courses.
Programme & Courses in NTU that are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit:
B. Registration of Courses
Allocation of Courses
The courses in are allocated to students when they matriculate on-line. For the subsequent semesters, students have to register their courses through the Student Automated Registration System (STARS).
Registration of Courses through STARS
Before students register for their courses, they are advised to read the instructions pertaining to registration at the Office of Academic Services page on the NTU website.
Details on the instruction can be seen here.
Unless otherwise specified bySchools, students will be given an opportunity to de-register a registered course and take another course, during the Add/Drop period.
The Add/Drop Period allocated for Part Time Students can be viewed from here.
A course that is dropped within the add/drop period will not appear in the official transcript. A student who is still registered for a course after Add/Drop period but did not subsequently sit for the examination, will be deemed to have read and failed the course. 'F' will appear on his official transcript.
Important: Strictly, there will be NO more given opportunity to do so after the Add/Drop cut-off time and date.
Courses dropped off beyond this Add/Drop timeline will result in students(4-Year curriculum) being billed according to the total AUs registered. Please note that refunds will NOT be given even if a student still proceed to drop off a course AFTER the Add/Drop timeline. Students are to fully note and understand the consequences.
Details on the instruction can be seen here.
For exam timetables of the courses, please check here.
C. Academic Unit System (AUs)
The University's academic structure for its undergraduate programmes is based on the Academic Unit System (AUS). The main features of the AUS are the semester arrangement of the academic year and the use of academic units (AU) for measuring academic workload and requirement for graduation.
The AUS handbook is available online at the Office of Academic Services page here.
From AY2015/16 onwards, NTU’s part-time B.Eng degree programmes have been restructured to 4-Year Programmes which include Semester 1, Semester 2, and Special Terms. Students are encouraged to take core courses offered in Special Terms.Students are advised to follow the curriculum designed accordingly by each School in order to ensure they are able to complete the programme within the four years duration. Failure to do so may result in longer duration of study needed to complete the whole programme for which the candidature period is capped atsix years.
AUS requirement of Part Time Engineering Degree Programme curriculum structurefor each School varies. Details for therespective School curriculum overviewcan be seen below.
Electrical & Electronic Engineering, B.Eng (EEE)
Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering, B.Eng (MAE)
Computer Science, B.Eng (SCSE)
Classes General Guidelines
Each module requires around three hours per week (3AUs) which consist of1 lecture and 1 tutorial. Part-Time students to arrange their own workloadsdependingon how many modules theyprescribein that semester.
Part-Time classes are conducted in the evenings from Mondays to Fridays, 7pm to 10pm. Some modules have online lectures with weekly one-hour face-to face tutorials. Other modules require students to attend physical lectures and tutorials. These lectures may be recorded, subject to the prerogative of the instructors and students may be able to access them via NTULearn. Students who are unable to make it to tutorials or labs need to apply for leave of absence. Details on the Leave of Absence (LOA) application can be seen on below D point.
The requirements for graduation are as follows:
- Successful completion of the prescribed academic unit requirement as set out by the course curriculum
- A minimum CGPA of 2.00 at the end of the final semester of study
The criteria for satisfactory academic standing in any given semester are:
- Maintaining a minimum CGPA of 2.00
- Completing at least 75% of the normal AU workload
Academic Warning, Probation and Termination
Students with poor results will be accorded the following academic standing and subjected to performance review:
- Academic Warning – if the CGPA falls below 2.00 for any given semester.
- Academic Probation – if the CGPA falls below 2.00 for the following semester.
- Academic Termination – if the CGPA falls below 2.00 for the 3rd consecutive semester, or at the end of the final semester of study. A letter of termination will be issued.
D. Leave of Absence (LOA)
Students must apply for medical leave or short leave of absence with their respective Schools if they cannot attend classes on the following occasions:
- On days when there are laboratory sessions
- On days when quizzes or tests are conducted during classes
- On any occasion during the Professional Attachment, Industrial Attachment, Professional Internship, Industrial Orientation, Enhanced Industrial Attachment or International Research Attachment Programme
- On any other occasions that tutor(s) or lecturer(s) deemed as compulsory for students' attendance
Categories of Leave Not Approved:
- Returning to home country during festive periods e.g. Chinese New Year, Hari Raya, etc.
- Participating in activities (in and outside campus) organised by student bodies
Students making a new application for semester leave of absence or extending their semester leave of absence are to submit application online and upload relevant supporting documents.
Supporting document may include any of the following:
- If it is for personal internship – a copy of the contract bearing company’s letterhead with your name and attachment period indicated. Alternatively, the company can also confirm the above via the official company email address.
- If it is for personal reasons – a clear indication of the reasons in a short memo.
- If it is for medical condition – a doctor’s medical memo.
Please refer to the semester leave website: http://www.ntu.edu.sg/Students/Undergraduate/AdminServices/Pages/ApplyforSemesterLeave.aspx and apply for semester leave via StudentLINK > Administrative Matters > Semester Leave of Absence.
E. Change of Personal Particulars
For changes in name, citizenship, identification card number, passport number, marital status or national services status, please produce the original identification documents (note: the original re-entry permit together with the identification card for students who convert to Singapore PR) and photocopies to One Stop @ SAC located at NS3-01-03, Academic Complex North during the following hours:
- 8.30 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. (Mondays – Thursday)
- 8.30 a.m. to 4.45 p.m. (Friday)
- closed on Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays
For changes to other personal particulars, addresses and contact numbers, please access:
StudentLINK → Administrative Matters → Change of Personal Particulars to update the changes.
All correspondence from the University will be sent to your postal address. You are required to provide an address in Singapore as your postal address during term time. Failure to do so could lead to important correspondence (including examination results) going astray. The University will not be responsible if official correspondence fails to reach you because you did not give notice of your change of address or provide your postal address.
F. Academic Calendar
Academic Calendar is available at the NTU website under:
Services → Academic → Undergraduate Academic Calendar
Note: Effective 2015, classes will proceed normally on the immediate Monday following a public holiday on Saturday.
Details on the Academic Calendar is available at the NTU website here.
G. More FAQs in Part-Time B. Eng Programme
Details can be seen here .
H. Respective School Website FAQs
School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering (EEE)
School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering (MAE)
School of Computer Science &Engineering (SCSE)
Details can be seen here.
J. Other FAQs
Getting to NTU
Take the MRT East-West (Green) line and alight at Boon Lay MRT Station. Thereafter, take Singapore Bus Service (SBS) bus service no. 179 or 199 at the Boon Lay bus interchange located just next to the MRT station. Please refer to the bus guide to plan where you should alight.
Alternatively, you may alight at Pioneer MRT Station. Thereafter, get down the overhead bridge to take the free NTU-Pioneer MRT shuttle bus at the bus-stop outside Block 649A, Jurong West Street 63. This shuttle bus operates daily from 7.30am to 10.30pm.
Details can be seen from here.