SCHOOL OF COMPUTER ENGINEERING BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING - COMPUTER ENGINEERING BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING - COMPUTER SCIENCE A SCHOOL OF THE COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING
To foster an innovative and entrepreneurial community.
To conduct cutting-edge research in collaboration with industry and eminent international institutions.
To prepare graduates for lifelong learning and leadership.
To achieve teaching excellence, world-class research and leadership development in computer engineering.
ESTABLISHED IN 1988, THE SCHOOL OF COMPUTER ENGINEERING AT NTU 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 has produced the top earning graduates in NTU for the last 2 consecutive years, based on Singapore’s Ministry of Education’s (MOE) Graduate Employment Survey (GES). SCE’s 2011 Computer Engineering graduates took home an average monthly pay of $3,577 while SCE’s Computer Science graduates came in a close 3rd with a mean pay of $3,425. The GES survey is released annually by the Ministry of Education and publishes results of the key employment indicators to provide prospective students with timely and comparable data.
SCE programmes combine a distinctive blend of theory and practice with critical hands-on-experience, and project-based learning. Communication and professional skills are enhanced through carefully selected industrial internships which 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. Career prospects for our graduates received a boost with the government’s Intelligent Nation Masterplan (iN2015). This initiative aims to harness the Infocomm industry in ways that will enhance and grow Singapore’s economy in new areas. With the government investing over a few hundred million dollars in the local Infocomm industry, students can look forward to the surge in demand for quality graduates.
THE SCHOOL BELIEVES THAT A PROGRAMME PRACTICE ORIENTED APPROACH WILL BUILD SUCCESSFUL CAREERS IN NICHE INDUSTRIES IN THE NEW KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY.
STRONG FOUNDATION IN DESIGN AND THEORY 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 (BEng) degree upon completion of their four-year programme. Those who excel in their first year may be invited to join the Accelerated Bachelorâ€™s Programme (ABP), completing the programme in three and a half years.
COMPUTER ENGINEERING (CE) The programme is a distinctive fusion of computer engineering and electronic engineering. Our computer engineering graduates are trained in electronic engineering, software design and hardware-software integration instead of only focusing on software engineering or electronic engineering. The areas of specialisation include Digital Media Embedded Systems, High Performance Computing, and Networking and Mobility.
COMPUTER SCIENCE (CS) The course provides a more focused study of the theoretical foundations of information and computation, as well as practical techniques for their implementation and application in large scale software systems. The areas of specalisation include Digital Media, High Performance Computing, Information Systems, and Intelligent Systems.
KEY DIFFERENCES The first year courses are common for CE and CS and there are also some shared topics in the higher years such as Operating Systems, Software Engineering, Object Oriented Design and Programming. The differences between the courses can be 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 SCEâ€™s Computer Science degree and a typical Computer Science degree is the focus on practice-oriented training with applications of computer science foundations. This is evident in the mandatory industrial orientation, multidisciplinary design project, and capstone project in the final year, and as well as several other mini-projects throughout the course. Students have the option to pursue general education subjects as electives, as well as in-depth studies in their chosen field, providing 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 a 10-week Industrial Orientation (IO) or 20-week Industrial Attachment (IA) in their third year of study.
THE SCHOOL BELIEVES THAT A PROGRAMME PRACTICE-ORIENTED APPROACH WILL BUILD SUCCESSFUL CAREERS IN NICHE INDUSTRIES IN THE NEW KNOWLEDGE ECONOMY. SCE OFFERS THE FOLLOWING UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES.
OUR GRADUATES ARE FOUND IN WIDELY DIVERSE FIELDS OF EMPLOYMENT Game Development, Digital Media and Animation, Interactive Entertainment, Robotics, Software Design Data Mining and Database Management, Embedded Systems, Web Services, IT Security, Enterprise Network Management, R&D Engineering, IT Management, Consultancy and Solutions, Engineering, Sales and Marketing, Financial and Banking Services, Telecommunications, Education and Training, Business Process Outsourcing Management. The School believes that a programme practice-oriented approach will build successful careers in niche industries in the new knowledge economy.
UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMMES // Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) // Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science)
DOUBLE DEGREE IN BUSINESS AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING OR COMPUTER SCIENCE // Bachelor of Business (Information Technology) – Awarded by Nanyang Business School // Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering or Computer Science)
INTEGRATED BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING (COMPUTER ENGINEERING OR COMPUTER SCIENCE) WITH GEORGIA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY’S MASTER OF SCIENCE (COMPUTER SCIENCE) // Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering or Computer Science) // Master of Science (Computer Science) – Awarded by Georgia Institute of Technology
DOUBLE DEGREE IN ECONOMICS AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING OR COMPUTER SCIENCE // Bachelor of Arts in Economics – Awarded by the School of Humanities and Social Sciences // Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering or Computer Science)
THE ILLNESS TRACKER
A set of Android-based Apps specifically designed for Epileptic Patients and Doctors. Epileptic Seizures are often referred to as Fits; causing tonic or clonic movements, convulsions and other forms of psychic symptoms.
With Kennethâ€™s App, Patients are able to log data of their symptoms up to a server. Doctors then retrieve this information and are able to monitor their Patientâ€™s condition virtually, in real time.
MoneyChase is a computer game designed using Unity3D, to motivate children and teenagers to increase their interest in personal financial literacy and promote efficient management of their personal finances. To appeal to these particular groups, the game adopts the popular board game format, e.g. Monopoly, of a virtual world which closely simulates real-life situations which gives rise to financial opportunities. Literature from psychology and health sciences has long argued that goal-setting is an effective strategy for changing behaviour. As the field of persuasive technology is focused on developing computing systems that attempt to change attitudes and behavior, the aforementioned findings from the literature suggest that employing goal-setting in persuasive technologies might be an effective means of supporting behaviour change.
Several studies showed that financial literacy is positively related to self-beneficial financial behaviour. While financial behaviour seems to be positively affected by financial literacy, the effects of various forms of financial education on financial behavior are less certain. As part of the research agenda, persuasive technologies that encourage individuals to start managing their finances are being developed. Specifically, the developed system attempts to encourage participation in regular and varied financial activity. The focus of this research project is to develop and investigate a technology to support lifestyle behaviour change. The computer game system, MoneyChase, was designed based on theory as well as findings from recent empirical investigations that have used technology to encourage healthy behaviour change.
MOBILE BASED RC HELICOPTER The Android Phone Based RC Helicopter is a remote control application developed using Android OS. This remote control application will allow the user to control the rotors speed and directions of a RC Helicopter. The application also makes use of the phone’s accelerometer sensors to control the direction of the RC Helicopter.
03 The Android mobile phone interacts with the RC Helicopter remote controller via Bluetooth to send instructions to the microcontroller and subsequently the microcontroller will perform the appropriate actions based on the instruction it receives. This implementation does not require any removal of existing circuitries from the RC Helicopter.
Inspired by the “Mindstorms” Sudoku Solver, the group created a two player game based on the original Hangman game. The tools of this game however is a Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 robot, two Bluetooth enabled laptops, a pen and a piece of paper. Mindstorms HangMan is a robot which is able to write alphabets via remote control with a laptop. The game starts off with the Mindstorms Robot randomising a word from its word bank. The players then take turns to select a letter on their laptop; those that have already been used will be marked. Displayed on each laptop screen are 26 alphabets, a panel and a scoreboard. For every letter selected,
data will be sent via Bluetooth and the robot will then verify if the letter is part of the chosen word. If the letter selected is correct, the Mindstorms robot will physically write out the alphabet within the given space on the paper. With each incorrect entry, the robot will then start drawing out a portion of the hangman. The winner is determined when a full hangman is drawn out; otherwise, the player which guesses the word in full wins the game. If it is a wrong answer, the player immediately loses, regardless of the number of tries he has left. The Lego Mindstorms NXT 2.0 is controlled by a command code written by the group, using LeJOS NXJ, a sophisticated open source java based language.
THE SCHOOL TOGETHER WITH NTU OFFERS A HOST OF SPECIALISED PROGRAMMES THAT COMBINE VARIOUS DISCIPLINES WHICH COMPLEMENT ONE ANOTHER SIGNIFICANTLY, EQUIPPING STUDENTS WITH BROAD SKILLSETS 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. The programmes consist of a wellintegrated and thorough curriculum merging business and computer engineering or computer science courses. You will be introduced to the basics and the combined application of each field, in key industries such as financial services, engineering, consultancies, manufacturing, telecommunications, tourism and retail. At the end of four years, students will earn two degrees – Bachelor of Business (Information Technology) and Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering or Computer Science).
For more information please visit: www.sce.ntu.edu.sg/currentstudents/undergraduate/ pages/nbsdd.aspx
SCHOOL OF HUMANITIES AND SOCIAL SCIENCES (HSS) AND SCHOOL OF COMPUTER ENGINEERING (SCE)
NTU-GEORGIA TECH INTEGRATED PROGRAMME IN COMPUTER ENGINEERING OR COMPUTER SCIENCE
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, as well as the financial and business services industries.
Supported by the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA), Nanyang Technological University (NTU) and the Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) have collaborated on an integrated Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering or 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 Techâ€™s College of Computing, reading graduate-level subjects and conducting in-depth study of their chosen specialisations.
For more information please visit: www.sce.ntu.edu.sg/currentstudents/ undergraduate/pages/hssdd.aspx
For more information please visit: www.sce.ntu.edu.sg/currentstudents/ undergraduate/pages/ntu-gt.aspx
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: www.infocommtalent.sg/elite.aspx
EXCITING NTU PROGRAMMES NTU offers an array of Global Programmes for both incoming international exchange students as well as outgoing students. These programmes provide an opportunity for students to develop global perspectives and connect with people of diverse cultures, broadening their learning experience. To complement our diverse student population, NTU offers comprehensive global education opportunities with other top-notch universities, including MIT, Stanford, Waseda, Tokyo University, Beida, Fudan, Indian Institutes of Technology and Cornell.
For more information, please visit: http://global.ntu.edu.sg/pages/default.aspx
THE SCHOOL THRIVES ON RESEARCH AND HAS CUTTING EDGE RESEARCH CENTRES AND LABORATORIES 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.
RESEARCH CENTRES AND LABORATORIES // BioInformatics Research Centre // Centre for Computational Intelligence // Centre for High Performance Embedded Systems // Centre for Multimedia and Network Technology // Data Intensive Scalable Computing Centre // Parallel and Distributed Computing Centre // Game Lab // Emerging Research Lab // Forensics and Security Lab For more information on URECA, please visit: http://research.ntu.edu.sg/researchatntu/pages/ureca.aspx
NO MATTER WHICH INDUSTRY THEY ARE IN, GRADUATES OF SCE ARE ABLE TO PROVIDE REVOLUTIONARY SOLUTIONS FOR COMPANIES ON A GLOBAL SCALE.
// Accenture Pte Ltd // Agilent Technologies Singapore Pte Ltd // Bank of America // Borland Singapore // Centre for Strategic Infocomm Tech // A*STAR Science and Engineering Research Council // Credit Suisse // Crimson Logic Pte Ltd // DBS Bank Ltd // Defence Science and Technology Agency // ESPN Star Sports // ExxonMobil Asia Pacific // Facebook // Google Inc. // Hewlett-Packard Singapore (Pte) Ltd
// IBM Singapore Pte Ltd // Lucasfilm Singapore // Motorola Electronics Pte Ltd // Microsoft Corporation // NOKIA Pte Ltd // PayPal International // PSA Corporation Ltd // PricewaterhouseCoopers // SAP Asia Pte Ltd // Samsung Asia Pte Ltd // Singapore Airlines // SingTel Ltd // Singapore Technologies group of companies // Standard Chartered Bank // Ubisoft Singapore Studio // United Overseas Bank Limited Co. // Yokogawa Singapore
ACCREDITATION AND SCHOLARSHIP
IDA’S NATIONAL INFOCOMM SCHOLARSHIP
SCE’s BEng Computer Engineering and Computer Science programmes are accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Board, through the Institute of Engineers, Singapore (IES).
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 companies and the opportunities to work in the companies when they graduate.
IES is the Singapore signatory to the Washington Accord, an international agreement which provides 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.
For more information please visit: www.infocommtalent.sg/nis.aspx
SINGAPORE-CAMBRIDGE GCE ‘A’ LEVEL *
NUS HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA
H2 Level pass in Mathematics and H2 Level pass in Physics / Chemistry / Biology / Computing and H1 Level / ’O’ Level pass in Physics+ / equivalent.
Major CAP of 2.0 in Mathematics and Major CAP of 2.0 in Physics / Chemistry / Biology+.
INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE ** Mathematics at Higher Level and Physics / Chemistry / Biology / Computer Science at Higher Level and Physics at Standard Level / equivalent+.
INTERNATIONAL AND OTHER QUALIFICATIONS Mathematics at Senior High School Level / IB Higher Level and Physics / Chemistry / Biology at Senior High School Level / IB Higher Level or Computer Science at IB Higher Level and Physics at Junior High School Level+.
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 more information on admissible local diplomas and exempted courses, please visit, https://wis.ntu.edu.sg/webexe/owa/ adm_appl.relevant_diploma?student_type=F.
For more information on Admissions, please visit http://admissions.ntu.edu.sg/pages/home.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.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR ONE PLACE THAT GIVES YOU PRACTICALITY, KNOWLEDGE AND OPPORTUNITIES, IT WILL BE SCE. IT IS ONE PLACE THAT YOU CAN STEER YOURSELF TO ACHIEVE THE GREATER WITHIN. SCE HAS PROVIDED THE ENVIRONMENT NECESSARY FOR A WELLROUNDED STUDY. I MADE NEW FRIENDS WITH MY PROFESSORS, TEAMMATES AND FRIENDS FROM ALL AROUND THE WORLD! Adrian Liew Chong Boon – 2010 Valedictorian, Winner of Defence Science and Technology Agency Gold Medal, Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal and Koh Boon Hwee Scholars Award, Class of 2010
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 HAVE PAVED THE WAY FOR PURSUING MY DREAMS. WITH THE OPPORTUNITIES PRESENTED BY THE DYNAMIC AND VIBRANT UNIVERSITY LIFE, WINNING THE PRESTIGIOUS IT 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. Pan Zhengxiang – SCS Youth IT Leader Award Winner 2010, Youngest Grassroots Leader in Singapore
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SCE, NTU Undergraudate Brochure 2013