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Mission To achieve teaching excellence, world-class research and leadership development in computer engineering.

Vision To foster an innovative and entrepreneurial community To prepare graduates for lifelong learning and leadership To conduct cutting-edge research in collaboration with industry and eminent international institutions

Goals 1. Develop our human resources to their fullest potential. 2. Raise the School profile locally and internationally. 3. Cater to diverse backgrounds and learning abilities of students. 4. Promote self-learning through structured courses. 5. Increase the sense of belonging of students and alumni.

Core Values 1. Innovation 2. Integrity 3. Teamwork 4. Lifelong Learning 5. Professionalism 6. Passion 7. Pro-activeness





Computer Engineering (SCE) The top 10 in-demand jobs in 2011 did not exist in 2004. The School of Computer Engineering (SCE) prepares students for jobs that don’t yet exist; to leverage technologies that haven’t been invented yet in order to solve problems we don’t even know are problems yet. Established in 1988, the School of Computer Engineering (SCE), under the College of Engineering in Nanyang Technological University (NTU), was offers undergraduate and graduate programmes in Computer Engineering and Computer Science. NTU is an internationally reputed research-intensive tertiary institution and provides a broad-based education covering science and technology, business and the arts, entrepreneurial and leadership skills to prepare students for the global working world. SCE programmes combine a distinctive blend of theory and practice with critical hands-on experience, and project-based learning. Communication and professional skills enhanced through carefully selected industrial attachments complement the programme ensuring our students are ready to meet goals and rise to challenges as part of a global workforce. In addition, overseas exchanges under our Global Immersion Programme with international prestigious universities are encouraged. Our graduates are found in widely diverse fields. The exciting range of areas of work includes the following: Gaming, Digital Media and Animation IT Consultancy Research and Development Financial and Banking Services Technopreneurship

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Our students learn critical skills for life-long learning and innovation in the field.

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Curriculum Overview The School of Computer Engineering offers two direct honours undergraduate programmes - Computer Engineering (CE) and Computer Science (CS). Students will be awarded the Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng.) degree upon completion of their four-year programme. Those who excel in their first year may be steered into the Accelerated Bachelor’s Programme (ABP) and complete the programme in three and a half years.

Computer Engineering (CE) The programme is a distinctive fusion of computer engineering and electronics engineering. Our computer engineering graduates are trained in electronic engineering, software design and hardware-software integration instead of only software engineering or electronic engineering.

Computer Science (CS) The course provides a more focused study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation, as well as of practical techniques for their implementation and application in computer systems.

Key Differences While there are some shared topics in CE and CS, including computer architecture, networks, and information storage and management, the differences are seen in the emphasis placed at algorithmic and conceptual levels. The CS programme does not cover circuits and basic electronics, digital communications and the like. The curriculum instead focuses more on software design and construction. The key difference between a Computer Science course and a Science degree is the focus on practice-oriented application of computer science foundations. This is evident in the mandatory industrial orientation, group innovation and design projects, and capstone projects in the final year, and several other mini-projects throughout the course.


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Students also have the option to pursue electives, general education subjects as well as in-depth studies in their chosen field for a well-rounded education. Integrating theory and training, these programmes are complemented by coursework including group and individual project work. Students will also have the opportunity to pursue an Industrial Orientation (IO) in their third year of study. Students interested in an undergraduate curriculum with deeper industry experience, they can consider the 4-year programme with Industrial Attachment (IA). With the IA programme, candidature will be extended by 1 semester. These students will be exempted from 4 AUs of Free Electives and may do their IA in Year 3 Semester 2 before their Final Year Project or in Year 4 Semester 2 after their Final Year Project.

Computer Engineering incorporating Service Science, Management and Engineering (SSME) SSME fuses aspects of established fields such as computer science, operations research, engineering, management sciences, business strategy social and cognitive sciences, and legal sciences. This revolutionary multi-disciplinary research and academic effort has been incorporated throughout the curriculum at SCE. The programme has been developed in collaboration with International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) and supported by Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA). For more information on SSME, please visit Undergraduate/Pages/cs-ssme.aspx

“The curriculum of Computer Science really gives you a large exposure to the field of Information Technology, from Software development to machine learning to networks. It has been a very taxing but very fulfilling experience as well. SCE ensures that students possess the basic skills as well as those necessary to pursue any IT related career in the future. I have also been given plenty of opportunities to build my soft skills through group presentations and group projects. The stellar internship programmes that NTU provides are very good opportunities to gain real world experience and to network with professionals from local companies, MNCs or even overseas offices.”

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Ronald Tor Dos Employed by Meryill Lynch, Global Services Dean’s List, 2010 graduate

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Degrees At SCE A practice-oriented approach to build successful careers in niche industries in the new knowledge economy SCE awards the following degrees: Undergraduate Programmes (Honours based on merit) Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science) Double Degree in Business & Computer Engineering /Computer Science: Bachelor of Business (Information Technology) - awarded by Nanyang Business School Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering /Computer Science) Double Degree in Economics & Computing: Bachelor of Arts in Economics - awarded by School of Humanities and Social Sciences Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering/Computer Science) Integrated Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering/Computer Science) with Georgia Institute of Technology’s Master of Science (Computer Science) Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering/Computer Science) Master of Science (Computer Science) - awarded by Georgia Institute of Technology

“The pursuit of knowledge at SCE, NTU has broadened my horizon. It has enriched me personally and professionally. The encouragement and mentorship of SCE professors has paved the way for pursuing my dreams. With the opportunities presented by the dynamic and vibrant university life, winning the prestigious I.T. Youth Leader Award is a culmination of the above factors along with my zealous and passionate pursuit of IT as a tool for transforming human lives.”


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Pan Zhengxiang SCS Youth IT Leader Award Winner 2010 SCE Final Year Student

Curriculum Structure Semester 1 Semester 2

Computer Science

Introduction to Computing Systems Discrete Mathematics Introduction to Computational Thinking Great Ideas in Computing Digital Logic Effective Communications English Proficiency Computer Organisation and Architecture Data Structures Engineering Mathematics Engineers and Society Science & Technology

Year 2

Semester 1

Year 1

Computer Engineering

Algorithms Object Oriented Design and Programming Green Computing Liberal Studies Circuits and Signal Analysis

Human Computer Interaction Computer Graphics and Visualisation Operating Systems Software Engineering Technical Communication GER Elective Free Elective

Microprocessor-based Systems Design

Database Systems

Advanced Computer Architecture HRM & Entrepreneurship Professional Communication Technical Elective Sensors and Control Systems

Software Systems Analysis and Design

Microcontroller Programming

Advanced Software Engineering

Multidisciplinary Design Project Industrial Orientation (IO) Free Elective Free Elective

Semester 2

Year 3

Semester 1

Semester 2

Digital Systems Design

Computer Networks

Artificial Intelligence

Digital Communications

Net Centric Computing

Digital Signal Processing

Computability Theory Year 4 Streams

Embedded Systems

Networking and Mobility

Digital Media

Information Systems

High Performance Computing

Intelligent Systems

Computer Engineering

Final Year Project Technical Elective Electives filled based Technical Elective on choice of stream Technical Elective Humanities & Social Sciences Final Year Project Technical Elective Technical Elective Free Elective Free Elective

Electives filled based on choice of stream

Effective Communication, Technical Report Writing, Professional Communication Engineers and Society, Human Resource Management 8 Non-Technical Electives

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Semester 2

Year 4

Computer Science

A student will be deemed to a specialise in one stream of the discipline (CE or CS), if he has taken 2 SCE Electives under a particular stream. The 4th and 5th SCE Electives can be taken from any of the other streams (subject to satisfying the prerequisites).

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ScalE new heights with a well-rounded education

Double Degree Programmes Double Degree Programmes

Double degree programmes are specialised degrees that combine two disciplines that complement each other significantly – equipping students with core engineering skills as well as a broad skill-set to last a lifetime.

Nanyang Business School (NBS) and School of Computer Engineering (SCE) Students will be trained in the fundamentals and the combined application of both fields – engineering and business. A hybrid curriculum has been specially prepared to seamlessly integrate both computing/engineering and business elements. At the end of four years, students will earn two degrees – Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering/Computer Science). For more information on the programme, please visit

School of Computer Engineering (SCE) and School of Humanities and Social Sciences The 5-year programme combines the synergies of engineering and economics, with a deep emphasis on the fundamentals of both disciplines. Embodying the nimbleness of mind of an economist and the structured logic of engineering, graduates will be able to work in both the engineering, and financial and business services industries. For more information on the programme, please visit DD-EngrgEcons.pdf

NTU-Georgia Tech Integrated Programme in Computer Engineering/Computer Science Supported by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) have collaborated on a new integrated Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering/Computer Science) and Master of Science (Computer Science) programme. Students will spend three years in SCE, building a strong foundation in computing and the next one to one-and-a-half years at Georgia Tech’s College of Computing, reading graduate-level subjects and conducting an in-depth study of their chosen specialisations. For more information on the NTU- Georgia Tech Integrated Programme, please visit


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Special Programmes Development Programmes

At SCE, we help nurture, empower and equip students with the knowledge and experience they need to take on the world. This means offering a myriad of programmes for a well-rounded education.

Enhanced Learning in Infocomm Technology (ELITe) Programme In collaboration with the Infocomm Development Authority (IDA), SCE now offers the Enhanced Learning in Infocomm Technology (ELITe) programme to its students. Supported by IDA and its many partners, this multi-faceted programme aims to give undergraduates the opportunity to sharpen their skills through a variety of activities that seek to complement a classroom-based learning experience For more information on the ELITe programme, please visit Programmes/20060419142414.aspx?getPagetype=35

NTU International Student Exchange Programme (INSTEP) The NTU International Student Exchange Programme (INSTEP) provides opportunities for students to develop global perspectives and connect with different people in diverse cultures. Students are able to broaden and enrich their learning experience. Students are able to study at more than 150 universities across 30 countries on an exchange basis for one or two semesters. The programme allows students to transfer academic units back to their curriculum in NTU. For more information on INSTEP, please visit Pages/default.aspx

NTU Global Immersion Programme (GIP) Designed to enhance the learning experience at NTU, the Global Immersion Programme (GIP) provides students the experience of studying and working abroad. Students can enhance their resume with the opportunity to intern at multinational companies, leading companies and start-up ventures in well-known hi-technology parks. In addition, students can build a global network by spending a semester abroad.

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For more information on GIP, please visit

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APPROACH Research Programmes At SCE

The school thrives on research, and has state-of-the-art research centres and laboratories, fully equipped with the latest that technology has to offer to help transform innovative ideas into inspirational projects.

Undergraduate Research Experience on Campus (URECA) The Undergraduate Research Experience on Campus (URECA) is a university wide programme initiated to stimulate a culture of research for undergraduates. Under the URECA programme, outstanding second and third year undergraduates are invited to undertake multidisciplinary research from over 800 research projects ranging from engineering, biosciences, communications, business management, accountancy or humanities. For more information on URECA, please visit Pages/ureca.aspx


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Reasearch Centres &


Research Centres BioInformatics Research Centre Centre for Advanced Information Systems Centre for Computational Intelligence Centre for High Performance Embedded Systems Centre for Multimedia and Network Technology Parallel and Distributed Computing Centre Research Laboratories Game Lab Emerging Research Lab Forensics and Security Lab

If you are looking for one place that gives you practicality, knowledge and opportunities, it wil be SCE. It is one of the places that you can steer yourself to achieve the greater within. SCE has provided with the environment necessary for a well rounded study. I made new friends with my professors, teammates and friends from all around the world!

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Adrian Liew Chong Boon, 2010 Computer Engineering graduate, Winner of Defence Science & Technology Agency Gold Medal, Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal and Koh Boon Hwee Scholars Award

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Build successful careers

in niche industries Career Prospects

A strong foundation in the disciplines of computer engineering and computer science mean that graduates of SCE are able to use their skills to continually make breakthroughs that enable people to communicate more easily, manage their environments more effectively, and lead more comfortable lives than ever before. No matter which industry they are in, graduates of SCE are able to provide revolutionary solutions.

“The wide range of jobs that I will be able to pursue after I graduate is what attracts me most about this programme. The course is rigorous, but there are many professors who are assigned as mentors in this programme, and you can certainly get lots of advice and experience from them.�


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Dobson Han Employed by Tecmo Koei Holdings Co. Ltd. Double Degree Business & Computing graduate

Past graduates have worked in companies such as Accenture Pte Ltd Agilent Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd Borland Singapore Centre for Strategic Infocomm Tech A*STAR Science and Engineering Research Council Creative Technology Credit Suisse Crimson Logic Pte Ltd Defence Science DSO National Laboratories ESPN Star Sports ExxonMobil Asia Pacific Pte Ltd Google Inc. Hewlett-Packard Singapore (Pte) Ltd IBM Singapore Pte Ltd Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore Koei Entertainment Singapore Pte Ltd Lucasfilm Singapore Motorola Electronics Pte Ltd NexLabs Pte Ltd NOKIA Pte Ltd PSA Corporation Ltd PricewaterhouseCoopers SAP Asia Pte Ltd Samsung Asia Pte Ltd Singapore Airlines Singapore Technologies Electronics Ltd SingTel Ltd Singapore Technologies group of companies Standard Chartered Bank UbiSoft Singapore Studio

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SCE’s B.Eng. Computer Engineering and Computer Science programmes are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Board, Institute of Engineers, Singapore (IES) and the Blue Ribbon Commission (BRC). IES is now a member of the Washington Accord. IES is the Singapore signatory to the Washington Accord, an international agreement, to provide a mechanism for mutual recognition of the substantial equivalence of engineering academic programmes in satisfying the academic requirements for the practice of engineering at the professional level. The Washington Accord is an agreement between the bodies responsible for accrediting professional engineering degree programmes in each of the signatory countries. It recognises the substantial equivalency of programmes accredited by those bodies, and recommends that graduates of accredited programmes in any of the signatory countries be recognised by the other countries as having met the academic requirements for entry to the practice of engineering. The Washington Accord was signed in 1989. BRC awarded programmes are recognised in being able to provide quality Academic Culture, Academic Experience, Institutional Development, Lifelong Learning and Employability, and Student Life. These areas are wide ranging, and aim to enhance among other things, the quality of faculty, excellence in teaching and effectiveness in learning, the undergraduate curriculum, learning beyond the classroom, campus life and residential education, lifelong learning and employability, and support and services that the university administration provides.

IDA’s National Infocomm Scholarship Students admitted into the School of SCE are eligible to apply for IDA’s National Infocomm Scholarship. The National Infocomm Scholarship is sponsored by Infocomm companies such as IBM, Microsoft, Intel, Oracle, DBS, SingTel and StarHub. Students can look forward to internships with their sponsoring company, and the opportunity to work in the company when they graduate. For more information on the Scholarship, please visit Programmes/20060419152828.aspx?getPagetype=35


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What does it take? GCE ‘A’ Level H2/’A’ Level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Physical Science or Chemistry or Biology and a pass in Pure Physics at ‘O’ Level or equivalent.*

International Baccalaureate Pass in HL Mathematics and HL Physics or HL Chemistry or HL Biology and a pass in SL Physics or equivalent.** For more information on Admissions, please visit default.aspx

Diploma Holders Applicants should have a relevant diploma from one of the local polytechnics and those with a Certificate of Merit, Diploma with Merit or Diploma with Distinction may apply for any programme in NTU. For the list of acceptable local diplomas and selective exemption from first year courses, please visit, PolyDiploma.aspx * ‘O’ level pass in Physics is only applicable to applicants who have not read H2 level Physics ** Pass in SL Physics is only applicable to applicants who have not read HL Physics

School of Computer Engineering Nanyang Technological University NS2-05-36, 50 Nanyang Avenue, Singapore 639798

Tel: (65) 6790 5786 | Fax: (65) 6792 6559

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