Continuing Education Master's Programme

Continuing Education Master's Programme
Continuing Education Master’s Programme


                       Prospectus 2019
Continuing Education Master's Programme
The SAF-NTU Continuing Education
Contents   02    The SAF-NTU Continuing Education
                 Master’s Programme                                                 Master’s Programme
           02    Background

           03    About SAF-NTU Academy

           04    About Nanyang Technological University

           05    Phases & Features of the SAF-NTU
                 Continuing Education Master’s Programme

           14    Schools and Programmes

           14    S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS)
                 •   Master of Science (Strategic Studies)                 The SAF-NTU Continuing Education (CE) Master’s Programme is designed to equip eligible SAF
                 •   Master of Science (International Relations)           officers with a Master’s degree from Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) through full-
                 •   Master of Science (Asian Studies)                     time and/or part-time study post-Command and Staff Course (CSC) / Command and Staff Course
                 •   Master of Science (International Political Economy)   (Executive) [CSC (E)] at Goh Keng Swee Command and Staff College (GKS CSC). Participating officers
                                                                           will have a variety of NTU Master’s degree programmes to choose from covering areas such as
           17    Nanyang Business School (NBS)                             International Relations, Business Administration, Supply Chain and Logistics, Mass Communication
                 •   Master of Science (Management)                        and Instructional Design. To address the CE needs of non-graduate SAF officers, Bachelor’s
                 •   Master of Science (Strategy)                          degrees from Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS) are offered and eligible participating
                                                                           officers can choose from a range of SUSS’s undergraduate programmes.
                 •   Master of Science (Human Capital Management)
                 •   Master of Business Administration
                                                                           Background
           19    College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences (CoHASS)
                                                                            he SAF’s operational edge lies in
                                                                           T                                          By attending the Undergraduate and/
                 – Nanyang Centre for Public Administration                                                           or Master’s Programme at SUSS and
                                                                           the continual and holistic nurturing
                 • Master of Public Administration                         of its people at all levels, enabling      NTU, SAF officers will be exposed to
             – Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and                     them to contribute effectively to the      the latest ideas and practices in their
                                                                           SAF’s mission.                             chosen fields, beyond their jobs in the
           		 Information (WKWSCI)                                                                                    SAF. Fellow students attending the
                 • Master of Mass Communication                            With its strong commitment to nurturing    same programmes will also benefit
                                                                           and developing its people, the SAF can     from interaction and exchange with
                 • Master of Science (Knowledge Management)                                                           the SAF officers. Through continual
                                                                           achieve higher individual performance
                                                                           and greater organisational excellence.     and systematic training and education,
           21    College of Engineering (CoE)                              Its nurturing efforts are centered on      SAF officers will have opportunities
                                                                           3 areas:                                   to acquire new knowledge at key
                 – School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE)                                               junctures of their careers.
                 • Master of Science (Supply Chain and Logistics)          1. Support for the Continuing
                 • Master of Science (Systems and Project Management)         Education of servicemen to 		           The SAF-NTU CE Programme will
                                                                              strengthen their cognitive abilities.   help to develop well-rounded leaders
                 • Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering)                                                         for the 3rd Generation SAF - leaders
                                                                           2. Professional Military Education 		      who are well equipped to meet the
           24    National Institute of Education (NIE)                        and Training to build their skills 		   increasing complexities and dynamic
                                                                              and knowledge for greater military      challenges of the new security
                 • Master of Arts (Instructional Design and Technology)       professionalism.                        environment.
                 • Master of Arts (Educational Management)
                                                                           3. Leadership Development to build
           26    Singapore University of Social Sciences (SUSS)               strong leaders for the SAF.
                                                                           
             • Regular Undergraduate Programmes
             • Major-Minor Undergraduate Programmes
           		 (Minor in Military Studies)

           27    Admissions

           29    Contact Us




01                                                                                                                                                  The SAF-NTU Continuing Education M
                                                                                                                                                                                      aster’s Programme   02
About                                                                                                  About
SAF-NTU Academy                                                                                         Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore)




The idea of establishing a multidisciplinary centre to support continuing education and professional    A research-intensive public university, Nanyang Technological University (NTU Singapore) is ranked
military education and training (PMET) for SAF officers was first mooted in March 2008. Subsequently,   12th globally. It is also ranked the world’s best young university. The university has colleges of
the MOU between SAF and NTU to establish a strategic partnership to support continuing education of     Engineering, Business, Science, Humanities, Arts, & Social Sciences, and an Interdisciplinary
SAF personnel was signed on 17 June 2008.                                                               Graduate School. It also has a medical school, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine, set up
                                                                                                        jointly with Imperial College London.
The establishment of SAF-NTU Academy was approved in May 2009 and the Academy was formally set
                                                                                                        NTU is also home to world-class autonomous entities such as the National Institute of Education,
up in May 2010.                                                                                         S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies, Earth Observatory of Singapore and Singapore Centre
                                                                                                        on Environmental Life Sciences Engineering. NTU provides a high-quality global education to about
The Academy’s mission is to create       Professional military education                                33,000 undergraduates and postgraduate students.
and sustain the academic capacity and    and training, which seeks to build
knowledge needed to equip military       professional knowledge, coupled                                The student body includes top scholars and international olympiad medallists from the region and
leaders with professional military       with continuing education, which                               beyond. The university’s 4,300-strong teaching and research staff hail from more than 80 countries,
knowledge using multidisciplinary        offers an added dimension of                                   bringing dynamic international perspectives and years of solid industry experience.
approaches. By providing such PMET,      academic upgrading, enhances
the Academy contributes to the SAF’s     the individual development of SAF
overall nurturing and engagement         leaders and strengthens the SAF’s                               College of Engineering                                    Nanyang Business School                                          National Institute of Education
efforts that seek to develop competent   career proposition.                                             • A research-intensive and industry focused college.      • The Nanyang MBA placed 22nd in the 2018 Financial              • An autonomous institute of NTU and Singapore’s
                                                                                                         • Six schools focused on technology and innovation          Times Global MBA rankings. It is ranked 5th in Asia Pacific.     national teacher-training institute.
and committed SAF professionals.
                                                                                                           with research output among the top nine in the world.     Since 2004, the Nanyang ​MBA has consistently been rated       • Internationally acclaimed and provides education
                                         The Academy works closely with                                                                                              among Asia’s top 10 MBA programmes and the best in               consultancy to overseas partners.
                                                                                                         • Strong industrial links.
                                         both SAF and NTU agencies to plan,                                                                                          Singapore.​The Nanyang Executive MBA placed 18th in the
                                         manage and deliver all SAF-NTU                                                                                              Financial Times Executive MBA rankings in 2018.
                                         continuing education programmes.                                                                                          • The first business school in Singapore, and the third
                                                                                                                                                                     in Asia, to be accredited by both the European Quality
                                         It also provides support to SAF
                                                                                                                                                                     Improvement System (EQUIS) and Association to Advance
                                         students on academic matters such
                                                                                                         Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine                           Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). NBS is also            Interdisciplinary Graduate School
                                         as applications, credit transfers and                                                                                       one of only 11 business schools outside of the US to be
                                         issuance of certificates and                                    • NTU’s joint medical school with Imperial College          accredited with the AACSB in Accounting. These are the         • Supports PhD research in the university’s
                                                                                                           London.                                                   most widely recognised quality assurance standards for           interdisciplinary research centres in Sustainable
                                         transcripts.                                                    • Train future doctors for Singapore, pioneer medical                                                                        Earth, New Media and Future Healthcare.
                                                                                                                                                                     accounting and business education, and they assure that
                                                                                                           innovations and bring about enhancements to the           degrees conferred are recognised around the world.
                                                                                                           healthcare system.                                      • Home to the world’s best business educator, Professor
                                                                                                                                                                     Vijay Sethi, who was awarded Business Professor of the
                                                                                                                                                                     Year (2013) by the Economist Intelligence Unit.



                                                                                                         College of Science                                        College of Humanities,                                           S. Rajaratnam School of
                                                                                                                                                                   Arts & Social Sciences                                           International Studies
                                                                                                         • Runs Singapore’s only direct honours bachelor’s
                                                                                                           degree programmes in the biological, physical and       • Home to some 5,000 undergraduate and graduate
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • An autonomous graduate institution of NTU and runs
                                                                                                           mathematical sciences.                                    students, the College represents the dynamic interface
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      the Institute of Defence and Strategic Studies, long
                                                                                                         • Award-winning faculty and world-class laboratories.       between several major disciplines.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      recognised as a world authority on strategic studies
                                                                                                                                                                   • The School of Art, Design and Media is Singapore’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      and security research.
                                                                                                                                                                     only professional art school to offer graduate degree
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Ranked amongst the top 50 Think Tanks in the
                                                                                                                                                                     programmes in art, design and interactive digital media.
                                                                                                         College of Professional and                                                                                                  world in the 2011 Global Go-To Think Tanks ranking;
                                                                                                                                                                   • The School of Humanities and School of Social Sciences
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      ranked 31st among university-affiliated think tanks
                                                                                                         Continuing Education                                        are home to a growing community of scholars with niches
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      in the world.
                                                                                                         • Offers programmes for continuing professional             of excellence in research on Asia.
                                                                                                           education and development.                              • The Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and
                                                                                                         • Equip PMEs with updated knowledge and skills to           Information is one of the most established communication
                                                                                                           keep pace with the rapid technological changes.           schools and consistently ranked top 15 globally.



                                                                                                        Diverse                                                    Singapore Centre on Environmental
                                                                                                                                                                   Life Sciences
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    Earth Observatory of Singapore

                                                                                                        Disciplines for
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Established in 2008 with S$150 m in state funding.
                                                                                                                                                                   • Seeks to become a world leader in research on                  • Dedicated to hazards-related earth science.
                                                                                                                                                                     microbial biofilms.

                                                                                                        Diverse Talents
                                                                                                                                                                   • The goal of finding new solutions in water and
                                                                                                                                                                     environment sustainability.


03   About SAF-NTU Academy                                                                                                                                                                                                            About Nanyang Technological University                    04
Phases & Features of the SAF-NTU
Continuing Education Master’s Programme
                                                                                                                                     NTU Master’s Programme
CSC Phase I                                                                                                                          SAF officers will be given up to 4 course credit transfer depending on the number
                                                                                                                                     of CE Master’s courses taken up to NTU’s accreditation requirement and choice
The Goh Keng Swee Command and Staff College (GKS CSC) and NTU co-teach NTU accredited                                                of NTU Master’s programme. Completion of the combination of CE Master’s
CE Master’s courses in the key areas of Military Leadership and Military Studies. The courses are                                   courses to obtain maximum course credit transfer will amount to completion of
 listed below. Officers attending CSC need to choose any of the 4 main courses (subject to a minimum                                 10%-40% of a typical NTU Master’s Programme coursework.
 of 2) to be completed up to NTU’s accreditation requirement. Officers will still have to go through the
 remaining courses that are not chosen for accreditation, but with less assignment and assessment. In                                The number of credit transfer attainable for the various NTU Master’s
 addition to the 4 main courses, an optional course is also offered.                                                                 programmes is shown in the table below:
                                                                                                                                       NTU                                    Master’s Programme                                                 CSC                                           4 Main CE Master’s Courses5
                                                                                                                                       Colleges/                                                                                                 Maximum
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Course                LC                 Leadership in Context
                                                                                                                                       Schools
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Credit
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 Transfer               LDO                Leadership Development in Organisation
Four main NTU accredited
CE Master’s courses                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    ADSP               The Analysis of Defence and Security Policies
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        EST                The Evolution of Strategic Thought
• Leadership in Context (LC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Officers must take a minimum of 2 courses to be
 • Leadership Development in                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              completed up to NTU’s accreditation requirement
   Organisation (LDO)
   - comprises Communication 		                 CE Master’s course registration                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Optional Courses
   Management & Team
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        MSS               Maritime Security Studies
   Development                                  Officers are only allowed to register for courses (that are to be completed up to                                                                                                                                                         (Applicable to Navy officers)
 • The Analysis of Defence and 		               NTU’s accreditation requirement) during the period allocated. All registration of
   Security Policies (ADSP)                     courses must be finalised within the stipulated period. After the period, officers                                                                                                                                      *PB6020           Accounting
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         PB8021           Analytics for Decision Making (half course)
 • The Evolution of Strategic Thought           are not allowed to add or drop any courses.                                                                                                                                                                                               (Compulsory for officers who want to take up
   (EST)                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  full-time M.B.A, immediately after CSC)
                                                A course dropped within the registration period will not appear in the Record of
                                                                                                                                       NBS
Optional NTU accredited                        Courses and official transcript. However, for a course that is dropped outside
                                                                                                                                                                              M.Sc. (Management)
CE Master’s course                              the registration period, it will be deemed that the officer has sat and failed the                                            M.Sc. (Strategy)                                                           41                                   LC=1, LDO=1, ADSP=1, EST=1
                                                course and a grade ‘F’ will be reflected in the Record of Courses.                                                            M.Sc. (Human Capital Management)
• Maritime Security Studies (MSS)                                                                                                                                             M.B.A (General)4                                                                                              LC=1, LDO=1, ADSP=1, EST=1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  2 + MBA
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Courses*                                        Choose LC, LDO2
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • MBA courses* will be conducted in Tri 13
                                                Registration Period
                                                                                                                                                                              M.B.A (Strategy and Innovation)4                                     2 + MBA                                        LC=12, LDO=12
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Courses*                            • MBA courses* will be conducted in Tri 13
                                                    Start Date                             End Date                                                                           M.Sc. (Strategic Studies)                                                  4                       LC=1, LDO=1, ADSP=1, EST=1, MSS=1
                                                                                                                                       RSIS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Choose ADSP, EST and any 2 of the 3 (LC, LDO & MSS) courses

                                                    16 January 2019, Wednesday             27 February 2019, Wednesday                                                        M.Sc. (International Relations)                                            4                      LC=1, LDO=1, ADSP=1, EST=1, MSS=1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Choose ADSP and any 3 of the 4 (LC, LDO, MSS & EST) courses
                                                                                                                                                                              M.Sc. (Asian Studies)                                                3 + MSS                        LC=1, LDO=1, ADSP=1, EST=1, MSS=1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Choose any 3 of the 4 (LC, LDO, ADSP & EST) courses
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         • For Navy officers, MSS is an additional course for transfer
                                                Credit Transfer for the CE Master’s courses
                                                                                                                                                                              M.Sc. (International Political Economy)                                    2                             LC=1, LDO=1, ADSP=1, EST=1, MSS=1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Choose any 2 courses
                                                SUSS - Undergraduate Programme
                                                The total Credit Recognition is capped at 40cu. The CE Master’s courses                CoE (MAE)                              M.Sc. (Supply Chain and Logistics)                                         2                         LC= ½ , LDO= ½ , ADSP = ½, EST = ½
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A combination of two ½ credits to get 1 course credit
                                                completed up to NTU accreditation requirement may be recognised towards
                                                the undergraduate programme pursued.                                                                                          M.Sc. (Systems & Project Management)                                                                           LDO= ½ and LC= ½
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A combination of two ½ credits to get 1 course credit
                                                                                                                                                                              M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering)                                             1                                                       EST=1

                                                                                                                                       CoHASS (WKWSCI)                        Master of Mass Communication
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         2                                                  LDO=1, LC=1
                                                                                                                                                                              M.Sc. (Knowledge Management)

                                                                                                                                       CoHASS (NCPA)                          Master of Public Administration                                            3                                          LC=1, LDO=1, ADSP=1

                                                                                                                                       NIE                                    M.A (Instructional Design & Technology)                                    1                                      LDO=½, LC=½
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A combination of two ½ credits to get 1 course credit
                                                                                                                                                                              M.A (Educational Management)                                               1                                     LDO=½, ADSP=½
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              A combination of two ½ credits to get 1 course credit

                                                                                                                                     1. To qualify for 1, 2 or 3 course credit transfer, at least 1 course must be either LC or LDO, with a minimum grade point of 2.5. To qualify for a maximum of 4 course credit transfer, all 4 courses must have a minimum grade
                                                                                                                                        point of 2.5 each.
                                                                                                                                     2. For credit transfer to the MBA programme, both LC and LDO must be taken and both must have a minimum grade point of 2.5 each (treated as a pair).
                                                                                                                                     3. The course combination applies for officers who want to take up full-time M.B.A immediately after CSC. For those who intend to take up M.B.A (General) after AY2019/20, please choose LC, LDO and ADSP, EST
                                                                                                                                        for a maximum of 4 course credit transfer. For those who intend to take up M.B.A (Strategy and Innovation) after AY2019/20, please choose LC, LDO, for a maximum of 2 course credit transfer.
                                                                                                                                     4. Officers who want to apply to the Out-of-Phase M.B.A programme and attend the pre-requisite classes in Trimester 1 AY2019/20 would need to get approval from Commandant GKS CSC.
                                                                                                                                     5. For past CSC cohorts who have taken Military Technology/Systems and Project Management course and/or Security Studies and Campaign and War Studies courses, the credit transfer for these courses still applies.


05   Phases & Features of the SAF-NTU Continuing Education Master’s Programme                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             CSC Phase I              06
Assuming maximum course credit transfer for the chosen Master’s programme from Phase I, the
number of remaining courses in Phase II for the various NTU Master’s programmes and the availability
of the 2 trimesters/1 semester full-time studies immediately after CSC, are shown in the table below.
                                                                                                                                                                                                        CSC (Executive) Phase I
   NTU Colleges/                     Master’s Programme                                              Maximum Course               Remaining Courses in Phase ll                2 Trimesters/          For CSC (E), four CE Master’s courses are offered, namely, Leadership Development in Organisation,
   Schools                                                                                           Credit Transfer               (ISM-Independent Study Module)               1 Semester Full-time
                                                                                                     from Phase I                                                                Studies offered        Leadership in Context, The Evolution of Strategic Thought and The Analysis of Defence and Security
                                                                                                                                                                                 immediately after      Policies. Officers attending CSC (E) will be required to take a minimum of 1 of the 4 main courses, to be
                                                                                                                                                                                 CSC
                                     M.Sc. (Management)                                                          4                  5 + 1 ISM                                    Yes
                                                                                                                                                                                                        completed up to NTU’s accreditation requirement. Officers will still have to go through the remaining
   NBS
                                                                                                                                                                                                        courses that are not chosen for accreditation, but with less assignments and assessments.
                                     M.Sc. (Strategy)                                                            4                  5 + 1 ISM                                    Yes

                                     M.Sc. (Human Capital Management)                                            4                  5 + 1 ISM                                    Yes

                                     M.B.A. (General)1                                                           4                  12                                           Yes2

                                     M.B.A. (Strategy and Innovation)1                                           4                  12                                           Yes2                   Four main NTU accredited
                                                                                                                                                                                                        CE Master’s courses
   RSIS                              M.Sc. (Strategic Studies)                                                   4                  4 + 1 ISM                                    Yes
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Leadership Development in
                                     M.Sc. (International Relations)                                             4                  4 + 1 ISM                                    No                       Organisation (LDO)
                                     M.Sc. (Asian Studies)                                                       4                  4 + 1 ISM                                    No
                                                                                                                                                                                                          - comprises Communication
                                                                                                                                                                                                            Management & Team Development      CE Master’s course registration
                                     M.Sc. (International Political Economy)                                     2                  6 + 1 ISM                                    No                     • Leadership in Context (LC)
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • The Analysis of Defence and           fficers are only allowed to register for courses (that are to be completed up to
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               O
   CoE (MAE)                          M.Sc. (Supply Chain and Logistics)                                         2                  7 + 1 ISM                                    Yes                      Security Policies (ADSP)             NTU’s accreditation requirement) during the period allocated. All registration of
                                      M.Sc. (Systems & Project Management)                                       1                  8 + 1 ISM                                    Yes                    • The Evolution of Strategic Thought   courses must be finalised within the stipulated period. After the period, officers
                                                                                                                                                                                                          (EST)                                are not allowed to add or drop any courses.
                                      M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering)                                             1                  8 + 1 ISM                                    Yes

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               A course dropped within the registration period will not appear in the Record of
   CoHASS (WKWSCI)                    Master of Mass Communication                                               2                  8                                            Yes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Courses and official transcript. However, for a course that is dropped outside
                                      M.Sc. (Knowledge Management)                                               2                  7 + 1 Critical Inquiry                       Yes                                                           the registration period, it will be deemed that the officer has sat and failed the
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               course and a grade ‘F’ will be reflected in the Record of Courses.
   CoHASS (NCPA)                      Master of Public Administration                                            3                  7 + 1 Capstone Project                       Yes

   NIE                                M.A. (Instructional Design and Technology)                                 1                  6 + 1 (2-AU) course                          Yes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Registration Period
                                      M.A. (Educational Management)                                              1                  6 + 1 Critical Inquiry                       No

1. The total number of academic units (AU) for the M.B.A programme is 48.5.                                                                                                                                                                      Cohort          Start Date                      End Date
2. 50th CSC officers who want to apply to the Full-Time M.B.A programme and attend the pre-requisite classes in Trimester 1 AY2019/20 would need to get approval from GKS CSC.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 12th CSC(E)     16 January 2019, Wednesday      27 February 2019, Wednesday


                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 13th CSC(E)     17 April 2019, Wednesday        29 May 2019, Wednesday




                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Note:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               Officers will receive a confirmation on the courses they have enrolled for via
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               email within 5 working days.




07        CSC Phase I                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CSC (Executive) Phase I   08
Credit Transfer for the CE Master’s courses                                                                                                                                                                                        Assuming maximum course credit transfer for the chosen Master’s
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   programme from Phase I, the number of remaining courses in Phase II for
 USS - Undergraduate Programme
S                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  the various NTU Master’s programmes is shown in the table below.
The total Credit Recognition is capped at 40cu. The CE Master’s courses completed
up to NTU’s accreditation requirement may be recognised towards the undergraduate                                                                                                                                                   NTU Colleges/ Schools   Master’s Programme                        Maximum Course Credit   Remaining Courses in Phase II
programmes pursued.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   Transfer from Phase I   (ISM-Independent Study Module)

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NBS                     M.Sc. (Management)                                  4                            5+1 ISM
NTU Master’s Programme                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      M.Sc. (Strategy)                                    4                            5+1 ISM
SAF officers will be given up to 4 course credit transfer depending on the number
of CE Master’s courses taken up to NTU’s accreditation requirement and choice                                                                                                                                                                               M.Sc. (Human Capital Management)                    4                            5+1 ISM
of the NTU Master’s programme. Completion of the combination of CE Master’s                                                                                                                                                                                 M.B.A (General)                                     4                               12
courses to obtain maximum course credit transfer will amount to completion of
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            M.B.A (Strategy and Innovation)                     2                               14
10%-40% of a typical NTU Master’s Programme coursework.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    RSIS                    M.Sc. (Strategic Studies)                           4                            4+1 ISM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            M.Sc. (International Relations)                     4                            4+1 ISM
The number of credit transfer attainable for the various NTU Master’s
programmes is shown in the table below:                                                                                                                                                                                                                     M.Sc. (Asian Studies)                               3                            5+1 ISM

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            M.Sc. (International Political Economy)             2                            6+1 ISM
  NTU                                    Master’s Programme                                                 CSC(E)                                          4 Main CE Master’s Courses3
  Colleges/                                                                                                 Maximum                                                                                                                                         M.Sc. (Supply Chain and Logistics)                  2                           7 + 1 ISM
  Schools                                                                                                   Course                  LC               Leadership in Context                                                          CoE (MAE)
                                                                                                            Credit                  LDO              Leadership Development in Organisation                                                                 M.Sc. (Systems & Project Management)                1                           8 + 1 ISM
                                                                                                            Transfer
                                                                                                                                    ADSP             The Analysis of Defence and Security Policies                                                          M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering)                      1                           8 + 1 ISM
                                                                                                                                    EST              The Evolution of Strategic Thought
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CoHASS (WKWSCI)         Master of Mass Communication                        2                                8
                                                                                                                                     Officers must take a minimum of 1 course to be
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            M.Sc. (Knowledge Management)                        2                      7 + 1 Critical Inquiry
                                                                                                                                     completed up to NTU’s accreditation requirement

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    CoHASS (NCPA)           Master of Public Administration                     3                     7 + 1 Capstone Project
  NBS                                    M.Sc. (Management)
                                         M.Sc. (Strategy)                                                           41                                    LC=1, LDO=1, ADSP=1, EST=1
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    NIE                     M.A (Instructional Design & Technology)             1                      6 + 1 (2-AU) course
                                         M.Sc. (Human Capital Management)
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            M.A (Educational Management)                        1                      6 + 1 Critical Inquiry
                                         M.B.A (General)                                                            42                                     LC=1, LDO=1, ADSP=1, EST=1

                                         M.B.A (Strategy and Innovation)                                            22                                                LC=1, LDO=1

  RSIS                                   M.Sc. (Strategic Studies)                                                  4                                      LC=1, LDO=1, ADSP=1, EST=1

                                         M.Sc. (International Relations)                                            4                                      LC=1, LDO=1, ADSP=1, EST=1

                                         M.Sc. (Asian Studies)                                                      3                               LC=1, LDO=1, ADSP=1, EST=1
                                                                                                                                          Choose any 3 of the 4 (LC, LDO, ADSP & EST) courses

                                         M.Sc. (International Political Economy)                                    2                               LC=1, LDO=1, ADSP=1, EST=1
                                                                                                                                          Choose any 2 of the 4 (LC, LDO, ADSP & EST) courses

  CoE (MAE)                              M.Sc. (Supply Chain and Logistics)                                         2                              LC=½, LDO=½, ADSP=½, EST=½
                                                                                                                                           A combination of two ½ credits to get 1 course credit

                                         M.Sc. (Systems & Project Management)                                                                                LC=½, LDO=½
                                                                                                                    1
                                                                                                                                           A combination of two ½ credits to get 1 course credit

                                         M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering)                                             1                                                       EST=1

  CoHASS (WKWSCI)                        Master of Mass Communication                                               2                                                  LDO=1, LC=1

                                         M.Sc. (Knowledge Management)                                               2                                                  LDO=1, LC=1

  CoHASS (NCPA)                          Master of Public Administration                                            3                                           LC=1, LDO=1, ADSP=1

                                         M.A (Instructional Design & Technology)                                                                             LDO=½, LC=½
  NIE                                                                                                               1
                                                                                                                                           A combination of two ½ credits to get 1 course credit

                                         M.A (Educational Management)                                               1                                       LDO=½, ADSP=½
                                                                                                                                           A combination of two ½ credits to get 1 course credit

1. To qualify for 1, 2 or 3 course credit transfer, at least 1 course must be either LC or LDO, with a minimum grade point of 2.5. To qualify for a maximum of 4 course credit transfer, all 4 courses must have a minimum grade
   point of 2.5 each.
2. For credit transfer to the MBA programme, both LC and LDO must be taken and both must have a minimum grade point of 2.5 each (treated as a pair).
3. For past CSC(E) cohorts who have taken Security Studies and Campaign and War Studies courses, the credit transfer for these courses still applies.




09        CSC (Executive) Phase I                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          CSC (Executive) Phase I   10
Timeline Chart for Phase ll @ NTU

                                                                                                                                            Scenario 1 : Maximum Period of Study (Part-time 7 years programme)
     Post CSC/CSC(E) Phase II
     After completing CSC/CSC(E), qualified SAF officers can apply for credit transfer for the CE Master’s                                                                                      7 years
     courses taken during Phase I to one of the Master’s Programmes offered by NTU or to one of the                                                                                                                           Enrol as
                                                                                                                                                                                                                             graduating
     Undergraduate Programmes offered by SUSS. Officers are encouraged to apply soon after CSC/
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              student
     CSC(E) so that they can better spread out the Phase 2 courses and gain the advantage of currency
     from their Phase 1 studies.
                                                                                                                                             Phase I           Validity of CSC/CSC(E) result for 5 years


     Eligibility for SAF-NTU CE Programmes1                                         2 trimesters / 1 semester full-time
                                                                                    and/or 7 years part-time Master’s                        2019
                                                                                    programme                                                             2020        2021        2022           2023             2024           2025     2026
          SUSS – Undergraduate Programme                                                                                                     CSC/
                                                                                    The SAF provides the opportunity for qualifying          CSC(E)
          GCE ‘A’ level with two passes (prior to 2006) or two H2 passes (from      GKS CSC graduates to continue their Master’s
          2006), or local Polytechnic Diploma or International Baccalaureate (IB)   study full-time (for 2 trimesters or 1 semester)
          Diploma or NUS High School Diploma.                                       immediately after completion of CSC in November.                                                          Min period of
                                                                                    Admission to the programmes available for full-                                                         candidature : 2 yrs
                                                                                    time study would be in Trimester 2 in November
                                                                                    for the NBS’s and RSIS’s programmes and                             Enrol as
          NTU - Master’s Programme                                                                                                                                                                           Max period of
                                                                                    Semester 2 in January of the following year for              Non-graduating student                                    candidature : 4 yrs
                                                                                    the CoE’s and WKWSCI’s programmes. Similarly,
          A recognised Bachelor’s degree                                            NIE’s Master of Arts (Instructional Design and                               Latest time to convert to graduating
                                                                                    Technology) programme and the NCPA’s Master
                                                                                    of Public Administration programme offer January                                 student status to maximise
          A Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 2.5 for the           admission. Qualifying SAF officers studying in GKS                                    candidature period
          combination of NTU accredited CE Master’s courses completed in            CSC will need to apply for the full-time programme
          Phase I (subject to the required minimum number of courses to be          by March. Conditional offer would be given but
          completed).                                                               officers can only be admitted after meeting all entry   Scenario 2 : Minimum Period of Study (Applicable to part-time and full-time programme)
                                                                                    requirements. For CSC(E) graduates, admission
                                                                                    to the programme would be in Trimester 1 or
     1
         Please refer to Admissions for the full entry requirements.                Semester 1 of the Academic Year. Officers who
                                                                                    cannot complete their Master’s programme within
                                                                                    the 2 trimesters / 1 semester (under their full pay
     Eligible SAF officers have to register for one of the NTU                     study leave) for whatever reasons can continue to                    Phase I            Validity of CSC/CSC(E) result for 5 years
     Master’s programmes offered any time within 5 years from                       complete their remaining courses on a part-time
     the completion of CSC/CSC(E).                                                  basis thereafter. A one-time conversion is allowed
                                                                                    (either from full-time to part-time or vice versa).
     To complete the SAF-NTU CE Master’s Programme, SAF
                                                                                    The 7 years part-time Master’s programme allows                       2019
     officers will need to successfully complete the required
     number of courses and one Independent Study Module
                                                                                    the SAF officers to spread the workload over up to                    CSC/         2020         2021             2022          2023          2024
                                                                                    7 years after completion of CSC/CSC(E). To fully
     (where applicable) in NTU over a period not exceeding                          maximise the 7 years study, SAF officers can enrol
                                                                                                                                                          CSC(E)
     7 years after the completion of CSC/CSC(E).                                    as a non-graduating student for about 2 years
                                                                                    before converting to graduating student status to
                                                                                    complete the remaining courses. The candidature                                              Min period of
                                                                                    period will apply after the conversion to graduating                                       candidature : 2 yrs
                                                                                    student status. SAF officers would need to apply
                                                                                    for the part-time programme within January to                                                              Max period of
                                                                                    March of the year after CSC/CSC(E) and admission                                                         candidature : 4 yrs
                                                                                    would be in Trimester 1 or Semester 1 (July/August)                               Enrol as
                                                                                    of the Academic Year.                                                        graduating student

                                                                                                                                            Note: 
                                                                                                                                            The minimum and maximum candidature periods as indicated in Scenario 1 and 2 apply to the
                                                                                                                                            RSIS, CoE, WKWSCI and NIE’s part-time programmes. For other programmes, both full-time
                                                                                                                                            and part-time, please refer to their candidature periods.




11       Post CSC/CSC(E) Phase II                                                                                                                                                                                                                Post CSC/CSC(E) Phase II   12
Schools and Programmes

     Candidature Periods                                                        Independent Study Module
     Officers must first register as a graduating student to                     AF officers in the Master’s programme are required to
                                                                                S
     commence their candidature. The candidature periods for                    do an Independent Study Module (where applicable to the
     graduating student are as follows:                                         programme). This allows them to apply the concepts taught      S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
                                                                                by NTU to their work experience in the SAF.
                                                                                                                                               The S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) was established in January 2007 as an
                              Full-time                   Part-time
      Programmes
                                                                                They should complete the Master’s courses before they          autonomous School within the Nanyang Technological University. Known earlier as the Institute of
                       Minimum       Maximum       Minimum      Maximum
                                                                                have embarked on the Independent Study Module.                 Defence and Strategic Studies when it was established in July 1996, RSIS’ mission is to be a leading
      NBS - M.Sc.      3 Trimesters 6 Trimesters   4 Trimesters 9 Trimesters
      Programmes       (1 year)     (2 years)                   (3 years)
                                                                                                                                               research and graduate teaching institution in strategic and international affairs in the Asia-Pacific.
                                                                                Withdrawal
      NBS - M.B.A      3 Trimesters 6 Trimesters   5 Trimesters 15 Trimesters
                       (1 year)     (2 years)                   (5 years)        he SAF will consider withdrawal from the programme on
                                                                                T
                                                                                a case by case basis. SAF officers who withdraw from the
      RSIS - M.Sc.     3 Trimesters 9 Trimesters   6 Trimesters 12 Trimesters   programme without the SAF’s approval will be liable for
      Programmes       (1 year)     (3 years)      (2 years)    (4 years)
                                                                                liquidated damages.                                            To accomplish this mission, it will:
      Other M.Sc.
                       2 Semesters 4 Semesters 4 Semesters 8 Semesters
      / MMC / MPA
                       (1 year)    (2 years)   (2 years)   (4 years)            SAF officers who resign from service whilst in the midst of    • Provide a rigorous professional
      Programmes
                                                                                the CE Programmes will cease to receive SAF sponsorship          graduate education with a strong
                                                                                                                                                                                      Programmes
      NIE - M.A        2 Semesters 4 Semesters 4 Semesters 8 Semesters          and will be liable for liquidated damages.                      practical emphasis,
      Programme        (1 year)    (2 years)   (2 years)   (4 years)
                                                                                                                                                                                      Master of Science (Strategic Studies)
                                                                                Awards & Specialisations                                       • Conduct policy-relevant research     The M.Sc. (Strategic Studies) programme is an imperative discipline that aims
     Officers must complete their Master’s programme
                                                                                                                                                 in defence, national security, 		     to equip students with the ability to decipher strategic theories and emerging
                                                                                
                                                                                Award   of regular NTU Master’s degree                           international relations, strategic
     according to the minimum and maximum candidature                                                                                                                                  security issues. This programme aims to
                                                                                with a specialisation                                           studies and diplomacy,
     periods specified by the programme. Officers can convert
                                                                                After meeting the course requirements in both Phases,                                                 (a) develop security analysts who will be familiar with pressing strategic issues
     once from full-time to part-time studies (or vice versa) to
     complete the remaining courses. After the conversion, the
                                                                                SAF officers will be conferred a regular NTU Master’s          • Foster a global network of 		              in the Asia-Pacific and beyond;
     maximum candidature period will be calculated at a ratio
                                                                                degree with specialisation and a Graduate Diploma in             like-minded professional schools.    (b) introduce contemporary thinking across a whole spectrum of strategic and
                                                                                Military Leadership2. This Diploma is awarded in recognition                                              security-related issues; and
     of 1 full-time trimester/semester to 2 part-time trimesters/
                                                                                of the value of the SAF officers’ military experience and
     semesters.                                                                                                                                                                       (c) convey a systematic understanding of the theories that explain the nature
                                                                                education, and of their successful completion of the 
                                                                                                                                                                                           of interactions between states as well as non-state actors in an increasingly
                                                                                5 CE Master’s courses in Phase I.
     Transfer of courses                                                                                                                                                                   globalised international system.
     The transfer of courses from Phase I to Phase II requires                  Academic transcript
                                                                                                                                                                                       he M.Sc. (Strategic Studies) programme will cover a broad spectrum of issues,
                                                                                                                                                                                      T
     a minimum Grade point of 2.5 for each of the CE Master’s                     The Master’s degree transcript will be awarded to the
                                                                                                                                                                                      including
     courses completed in Phase I to be achieved (subject to                      SAF officers who have successfully completed the CE
     the minimum number of courses to be completed). For                          Master’s Programme, and this will include the combination                                           (a) the study of the use of force in international politics;
     the transfer of courses for the RSIS’s M.Sc. programmes,                     of CE Master’s courses done up to NTU’s accreditation                                               (b) traditional security issues in the Asia-Pacific region;
     a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.5 or more                       requirement in Phase I and the grades for each course.                                               (c) the nexus between non-traditional security issues and the use of force; and
     for the combination of CE Master’s courses completed in                                                                                                                           (d) regional geopolitical issues and its impact on regional security.
     Phase I is required.                                                        Graduate Diploma in Military Leadership will be awarded
                                                                                2                                                                                                    
                                                                                only if the student has completed all the 5 CE Master’s                                                For more information on the programme, please visit
     Performance Requirement                                                    courses in Phase 1 up to NTU’s accreditation requirement                                               http://www.rsis.edu.sg/gpo/graduate-programmes/msc-strategic-studies/
                                                                                and the Phase 2 Master’s programme.                                                                    curriculum/
      TU will give an academic warning to officers who obtain
     N
     a Term Grade Point Average (TGPA) of less than 2.5. NTU
     will terminate an officer’s candidature if the officer obtains
     a GPA of less than 2.5 for two consecutive trimesters/
     semesters.

     SAF officers are required to inform their Service Personnel
     Management Centre of their results immediately after each
     trimester/semester.




13     Post CSC/CSC(E) Phase II                                                                                                                                                                                                    S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies   14
 aster of Science (International Relations)
     M                                                                                    Master of Science (International Political Economy)
     With a paradigm shift in the political powers of today, the M.Sc. (International     Politics and economics are intertwined. In today’s globalised world, understanding
     Relations) programme is an integrative discipline that aims to equip students        one area and not the other makes comprehension incomplete. Analysing and
     with the ability to decipher international relations theories and develop their      drafting effective policy requires knowledge about the interaction between
     own concepts to deal with real-world situations. This programme aims to            economic and political goals. The M.Sc. (International Political Economy)
                                                                                          programme provides the link between politics and economics by examining
     (a) develop international relations analysts who will be familiar with pressing      relevant theoretical and practical concepts from both disciplines.
         strategic issues in the Asia-Pacific and beyond;                                It seeks to equip students with:
     (b) introduce contemporary thinking across a whole spectrum of strategic and         (a) Analytical skills necessary to understand complex interactions between
        security-related issues;                                                             international politics and economics;
     (c) convey a systematic understanding of the theories that explain the nature       (b) Substantive knowledge spanning countries and regions throughout the
          of interactions between states as well as non-state actors in an increasingly       world; and
          globalised international system; and
                                                                                          (c) An understanding of the historical evolution of the global political economy
     (d) provide a sound basis for policy analysis in an increasingly complex world.          in order to appreciate and address challenges in the contemporary period.

     The M.Sc. (International Relations) programme will cover a broad spectrum of         The M.Sc. (International Political Economy) programme has been designed to
     issues, including                                                                    ensure students gain a sound understanding in:
     (a) theories of International Relations;                                            (a) Theoretical and methodological issues in International Political Economy (IPE);
     (b) the making of foreign policy;                                                   (b) The basics of economic analysis, with an emphasis on macroeconomics;
     (c) business planning and technology management; and                                (c) Trade, finance and production networks; and
     (d) area studies, specially on the Asia-Pacific region.                              (d) Key political trends and developments that may affect the world economy
                                                                                              and vice versa
      or more information on the programme, please visit
     F
     http://www.rsis.edu.sg/gpo/graduate-programmes/mscinternational-relations/           For more information on the programme, please visit
     curriculum/                                                                          http://www.rsis.edu.sg/gpo/graduate-programmes/msc-international-political-
                                                                                          economy/curriculum/

     Master of Science (Asian Studies)
     Interest in Asian Studies amongst scholars is a growing phenomenon as political     Course Requirements
      developments in the region take a new turn and the economic strength of
      Asia grows. With a focus on comparative politics, international relations and       The Master of Science (Strategic Studies), Master of Science (International
      economics, the M.Sc. (Asian Studies) programme is designed to help students:        Relations) and Master of Science (Asian Studies) programmes allow for a credit
                                                                                          transfer of up to 4 courses from the specified CE Master’s courses completed up
     (a) Obtain the necessary empirical knowledge and analytical perspectives             to NTU’s accreditation requirement in Phase 1. To successfully obtain the Master’s
         required to become leaders in various professions related to Asian affairs;      degree, students are required to complete the remaining number of required Core,
     (b) Develop an in-depth understanding of the dynamic changes and new trends          Primary and Elective courses and an Independent Study Module in Phase II.
         in Asia, using approaches rooted in the disciplines of history, comparative
         politics, international relations, and economics; and                              Phase l                          Phase ll
     (c) Acquire various analytical tools and historical perspectives to facilitate
        development of expertise on emerging Asian political, economic and security                                        Remaining number of courses:
                                                                                                                           At least 4 + 1 ISM
        issues on multiple levels.                                                         Credit Transfer:
                                                                                           Up to 4 courses                 Of the remaining 4 courses, students
     The M.Sc. (Asian Studies) programme is empirically driven and area-centric.                                           are required to complete the necessary
     The programme places strong emphasis on a range of issues, including:                                                 Core, Primary and/or Elective courses to
                                                                                                                           meet NTU’s requirement for the MSc.
     (a) Political development in the region;
     (b) Economic development in major countries;
     (c) Traditional security issues in the region; and                                   The Master of Science (International Political Economy) programme allows for
     (d) Non-traditional security in the region.                                          a credit transfer of up to 2 courses from the specified CE Master’s courses
                                                                                          completed up to NTU’s accreditation requirement in Phase 1. To successfully
     For more information on the programme, please visit                                  obtain the Master’s degree, students are required to complete the remaining
     http://www.rsis.edu.sg/gpo/graduate-programmes/msc-asian-studies/                    number of required Core, Primary and Elective courses and an Independent Study
     curriculum/                                                                          Module in Phase II.

                                                                                            Phase l                          Phase ll

                                                                                                                           Remaining number of courses:
                                                                                                                           At least 6 + 1 ISM
                                                                                           Credit Transfer :
                                                                                           Up to 2 courses                 Of the remaining 6 courses, students
                                                                                                                           are required to complete the necessary
                                                                                                                           Core, Primary and/or Elective courses to
                                                                                                                           meet NTU’s requirement for the MSc.




15     S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies                                                                                                                            S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies   16
Course Requirements

Nanyang Business School                                                                                                  The Master of Science (with a specialisation) programme allows for a credit transfer
                                                                                                                         of up to 4 courses from the specified CE Master’s courses completed up to NTU’s
As one of the world’s top-tier business schools, Nanyang Business School (NBS) is committed to                           accreditation requirement in Phase I. To successfully obtain the Master’s degree,
nurturing leaders for a sustainable world through academically rigorous programmes that are relevant                     students are required to complete an additional 2 core courses, 3 electives and an
to business practice. One of Asia’s largest business schools, NBS offers a comprehensive array of                        Independent Study Module in Phase II.
undergraduate and graduate programmes in accountancy and business. Through teaching and
research, NBS grooms culturally intelligent leaders who pursue lasting success that seeks not only                         Phase l                            Phase lI
economic profit, but also the interests of the community and environment.                                                                                     Remaining number of course:
                                                                                                                                                              At least 5+1 ISM
                                                                                                                           Credit Transfer:
                                                                                                                           Up to 4 courses                    Of the 5 courses:
NBS provides an outstanding                                                                                                                                   2x Core courses;
                                    World-Class Learning Environment
learning environment, with a                                                                                                                                3x Elective courses
 full range of undergraduate        NBS has a world-class learning environment, combining technologically
 and graduate programmes,          advanced facilities and a vibrant community of thought leaders. The faculty          Note:
  state-of-the-art facilities and   leads global thought and research in several fields of business and finance,         Information on MSc (with a specialisation) is accessible via login only
  world-class research centres.     inspiring students with a curriculum that melds rigorous academic theory with        www.nbsmsc.ntu.edu.sg
                                    real-world business practice.                                                        Username: nbsweb2\safti
                                                                                                                         Password: saf@ti2015
                                    Programmes

                                     aster of Science (Management)
                                    M                                                                                    Master of Business Administration
                                    This specialisation highlights the professional challenges and responsibilities
                                    that managers will face. It builds a strong foundation of knowledge and               he Nanyang MBA is an intensive programme that offers global perspectives
                                                                                                                         T
                                    analytical tools essential for business and general management.                    with an Asian focus. Taught by highly qualified international faculty with strong
                                                                                                                         industry links, the programme will equip you with relevant and innovative business
                                    For more information on the programme, please visit                                  knowledge and skills.
                                    www.nbsmsc.ntu.edu.sg/programme/curriculum_MGT.asp
                                                                                                                          or more information on the programme, please visit
                                                                                                                         F
                                    Master of Science (Strategy)                                                        www.nanyangmba.ntu.edu.sg
                                    This specialisation equips participants with the tools necessary for analysing
                                    market structure and competitive dynamics. They will learn how to design
                                    organisation structures and processes to match strategy and eventually acquire       Course Requirements
                                    a cross-functional and broad perspective of how to build knowledge-intensive
                                    organisations.
                                                                                                                         Participants are required to complete 9 core courses, 4 electives, 1 Leadership
                                                                                                                         Development module spread across two trimesters, 1 overseas Business Study
                                    For more information on the programme, please visit
                                                                                                                         Mission and 1 Strategy Project. Students have the option to do a MBA (General)
                                    www.nbsmsc.ntu.edu.sg/programme/curriculum_STRATEGY.asp
                                                                                                                         or MBA (Strategy and Innovation).
                                    Master of Science (Human Capital Management)
                                    This specialisation goes beyond the management of people as a functional               Phase l                            Phase II (General Track)
                                    management concern to focus on linking stategy, business and people - a
                                    critical responsibility of all successful managers and entrepreneurs. It does this                                        Remaining number of courses:
                                    through an in-depth understanding of and insight into the issues and managerial                                           At least 12
                                    approaches essential for the effective management of human capital.                    Credit Transfer:
                                                                                                                           Up to 4 courses                    The remaining 12 courses would
                                    For more information on the programme, please visit                                                                       consist of core and elective
                                    www.nbsmsc.ntu.edu.sg/programme/curriculum_HCM.asp                                                                        courses, a Business Study Mission
                                                                                                                                                              and a Strategy Project.



                                                                                                                                                              Phase II
                                                                                                                           Phase l                            (Strategy and Innovation Track)

                                                                                                                                                              Remaining number of courses:
                                                                                                                                                              At least 14
                                                                                                                           Credit Transfer:
                                                                                                                           Up to 2 courses                    The remaining 14 courses would
                                                                                                                                                              consist of core and track electives,
                                                                                                                                                              a Business Study Mission and a
                                                                                                                                                              Strategy Project.




17   Nanyang Business School                                                                                                                                                                                    Nanyang Business School   18
College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences
The College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS) represents the dynamic interface between
several major disciplines in four distinct schools and two Centres. They are the School of Art, Design and
Media; the School of Humanities; School of Social Sciences; the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication
and Information; the Nanyang Centre for Public Administration; and the Centre for Liberal Arts and Social
Sciences. The College’s graduate programmes offer a holistic learning and research experience for
students to excel in careers in both academia and industry.                                                                  Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information


Nanyang Centre for Public Administration

Programme                                                        Course Requirements                                         Programmes                                                    Course Requirements

Master of Public Administration                                  The Master of Public Administration (MPA) programme         Master of Mass Communication                                   he Master of Mass Communication (MMC) programme
                                                                                                                                                                                           T
The Master of Public Administration (MPA) programme aims         allows for a credit transfer of up to 3 courses from the    The Master of Mass Communication (MMC) Programme is           allows for a credit transfer of up to 2 courses from the
to prepare the next generation of public leaders with global     specified CE Master’s courses completed up to NTU’s         designed for those who are planning to have a career in the   specified CE Master’s courses up to NTU’s accreditation
vision to meet new challenges in policy-making and public        accreditation requirement in Phase I. To successfully       communication industry. The programme is also tailored        requirement in Phase I. To successfully obtain the Master’s
governance in the rapidly changing worlds. The programme         obtain the Master’s degree, students are required to        to help prepare working professionals towards leadership      degree, students who choose the “Coursework Only Track”
combines theory and practice with an emphasis on public          complete an additional 3 core courses, 4 elective courses   positions. The curriculum exposes students to theory,         are required to complete an additional 3 core courses, and
policy and administration.                                       and 1 capstone paper.                                       research and practice and how these can be applied to         5 general electives in Phase II.
                                                                                                                             the workplace. The programme has two streams: media
 hy Choose the Programme
W                                                                                                                            studies and strategic communication with an emphasis on       Students who choose the “Coursework + Dissertation
The MPA programme provides practice-orientated graduate           Phase l                    Phase ll                        Singapore and Asia. Many graduates have since assumed         Track” are required to complete an additional 3 core
education to government officials and professionals in                                                                       leadership positions in the industry.                         courses, 3 general electives and 1 dissertation in Phase II.
ASEAN and beyond.                                                                            Remaining number of course:
                                                                                             7+1 Capstone Project            Master of Science (Knowledge Management)
                                                                  Credit Transfer:
The programme aims to equip students with the know-                                                                          The emergence of the knowledge-based economy                   Phase l                        Phase ll (Coursework Only)
                                                                  Up to 3 courses            Of the 7 courses:
how to develop and implement strategic policies in public                                                                    has highlighted the need for effective exploitation of
                                                                                             3x Core courses;                                                                                                              Remaining number of course:
governance to meet challenges in their countries and to                                      4x Elective courses             knowledge, making knowledge management a key area                                             At least 8
further enhance their knowledge and effectiveness.                                                                           of activity in both the public and private sectors. This       Credit Transfer:
                                                                                                                             is the backdrop against which the Master of Science            Up to 2 courses                Of the 8 courses:
The curriculum includes the latest developments in                                                                           (Knowledge Management) programme has been designed.                                           3x Core courses;
economy, technology and public administration with                                                                           Knowledge management is the systematic process of                                             5x General elective courses
Singapore and regional case studies. Key topics, such as                                                                     taking advantage of intellectual capital and knowledge
Artificial Intelligence (AI), public policy, cybersecurity and                                                               assEST for organisational success. It helps build the
                                                                                                                                                                                           The Master of Science (Knowledge Management)
terrorism, the impact of Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) and                                                                  capacity of the organisation by developing, organising,
                                                                                                                                                                                           programme allows for a credit transfer of up to 2 courses
Singapore’s strategic positioning in linking China with the                                                                  retaining and utilising its human and knowledge resources.
                                                                                                                                                                                           from the specified CE Master’s courses up to NTU’s
ASEAN region will also be featured.                                                                                          This programme helps students design and implement
                                                                                                                                                                                           accreditation requirement in Phase I. To successfully
                                                                                                                             knowledge management initiatives in their organisation.
                                                                                                                                                                                           complete the Master’s degree, students who choose the
Students of the MPA programme can expect an interactive
                                                                                                                                                                                           “Coursework Only Track” are required to complete an
classroom experience with the opportunity to network                                                                         For more information on the programmes, please visit
                                                                                                                                                                                           additional 2 core courses and 6 electives in Phase II.
between Singapore and ASEAN government officials and                                                                         http://www.wkwsci.ntu.edu.sg/programmes/
beyond.                                                                                                                      ProspectiveStudents/Pages/Prospective-Students.aspx
                                                                                                                                                                                           Students who choose the “Coursework + Dissertation Track”
                                                                                                                                                                                           are required to complete an additional 2 core courses,
The programme is offered in both full-time and part-time
                                                                                                                                                                                           4 electives and 1 dissertation in Phase II.
basis.

For more information on the programme, please visit                                                                                                                                                                        Phase ll
                                                                                                                                                                                            Phase l                        (Coursework Only)
www.ncpa.ntu.edu.sg.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Remaining number of course:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           At least 8
                                                                                                                                                                                            Credit Transfer:
                                                                                                                                                                                            Up to 2 courses                Of the 8 courses:
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           2x Core courses;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           4x “A” electives;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1x “B” elective;
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           1x Critical Inquiry



19    College of Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences                                                                                                                                                   Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information   20
College of Engineering
With a rich engineering heritage in the University, the College of Engineering (CoE) has contributed
actively towards the University’s position as the 5th Engineering & Technology University globally, in
the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2018.
                                                                                                         School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


The College of Engineering
is ranked among the top
nine universities globally
in research output and 5th         Its commitment to research has resulted in various                    Programmes
in engineering citations           breakthroughs such as the world’s first multiple
and it is known for its            drug-eluting biodegradable heart stent and the                        Master of Science (Supply Chain & Logistics)                      educational qualification for those who have ambition in
multidisciplinary academic         world’s first integrated low-power 60 Gigahertz                       The logistics industry is one of the key service sectors          gaining career break and advancement and with global
                                   (GHz) chipset for high-speed wireless data transfer.                  driving the development of Singapore as a critical hub in the     mobility in systems and project management. Singapore has
pursuits and research
                                   These achievements are accomplished through a                         global supply chains. As globalisation drives multi-national      achieved high level of project management maturity in large-
enterprises.
                                   combination of tradition of impact, resources and                     companies to expand across the region, supply chains              scale systems implementation in industrial and infrastructural
                                   people. CoE draws upon its vibrant community of                       that Singapore based companies are part of have become            development. These project achievements and experiences
                                   committed faculty, innovative research staff and                      even more complex, demanding a higher level of skill-set to       are of international relevance and status, and provide
                                   bright students to create technological leadership                    design, analyse and manage them.                                  valuable lessons and context for the programme in terms of
                                   and excellence.                                                                                                                         case teaching.
                                                                                                         The M.Sc. (Supply Chain & Logistics) programme aims to
                                   CoE’s reputation for nurturing well-rounded                           address the needs of both the manufacturing and service           The core courses of the SPM programme cover and give
                                   engineer leaders will continue to place the College                   sectors with an integrated and comprehensive programme            emphasis to the interdependence of the twin competences
                                   in good stead with the industry, and in the context                   in Supply Chain and Logistics, equipping graduates with just      of Systems Engineering and Project Management with
                                   of the knowledge-based economy. With growing                          the right set of skills to manage end-to-end order fulfillment,   underlying systems thinking. Teaching of these courses
                                   stature in education and research, the University’s                   including procurement and inventory management. The               encourages participants to develop innovative ways of
                                   and the College’s impact is being felt in local                       programme also provides the candidates an appreciation of         thinking about complexity and complex project management.
                                   shores and beyond.                                                    the role logistics functions, such as distribution, warehousing   Many of our MSc (SPM) graduates from earlier batches have
                                                                                                         and transportation, play in facilitating the supply chain. The    since achieved significant career advancement.
                                                                                                         programme is tailored for practicing engineers, logisticians
                                                                                                         and information technologists employed (or seeking
                                                                                                         employment) in manufacturing or logistics sectors. The            M.Sc. (Mechanical Engineering)
                                                                                                         programme relies intensively on case studies and hands-on         Mechanical Engineering has been an important discipline
                                                                                                         modeling and game plays to support in-class learning.             in every industry. With the advent of the computer and
                                                                                                                                                                           information technology, mechanical engineering is now
                                                                                                                                                                           playing an even more important role in the development
                                                                                                         Master of Science (Systems and Project Management)               of many new areas, such as life science and micro/ nano
                                                                                                         Globally, there is a constant demand for experienced              technologies. The breakthrough in these new technologies is
                                                                                                         professionals and managers who are capable of planning,           often seen to rely on the support of mechanical engineering.
                                                                                                         managing and delivering complex projects and programmes           Thus, there is an increasing demand for R&D engineers
                                                                                                         for the businesses, industries and government. MSc                and managers who have strong background in mechanical
                                                                                                         (Systems and Project Management) provides a quality               engineering.

                                                                                                                                                                           This M.Sc. programme is specifically designed for graduate
                                                                                                                                                                           engineers, R&D engineers, scientists, researchers, and other
                                                                                                                                                                           related professionals who wish to equip themselves with
                                                                                                                                                                           more advanced knowledge in mechanical engineering to face
                                                                                                                                                                           the ever changing world.

                                                                                                                                                                           For more information on the programmes, please visit
                                                                                                                                                                           http://www.mae.ntu.edu.sg/Programmes/CurrentStudents/
                                                                                                                                                                           Graduate(Coursework)/MScProgrammes/Pages/default.aspx




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Course Requirements

The Master of Science (Supply Chain and Logistics) programme allows for a credit
transfer of up to 2 courses from the specified CE Master’s courses completed        National Institute of Education
up to NTU’s accreditation requirement in Phase I. To successfully obtain the
Master’s degree, students are required to complete an additional 4 core courses,    The National Institute of Education (NIE) is Singapore’s national teacher education institute with a
3 electives and an Independent Study Module in Phase II. Note that the course       key role in shaping Singapore’s education. Established in July 1991 through the amalgamation of the
offered may change from semester to semester.                                       Institute of Education and the College of Physical Education, NIE is an autonomous institute of the
                                                                                    Nanyang Technological University (NTU).
     Phase l                            Phase II

                                        Remaining number of course:
                                        At least 7+1 ISM
     Credit Transfer:
     Up to 2 courses                    Of the 7 courses:                           Through the years, NIE has            Programme
                                        4x Core courses;                            positioned itself as the leaderin
                                        3x Elective courses
                                                                                    teacher education in Singapore by     aster of Arts (Instructional Design and Technology)
                                                                                                                          M
                                                                                    producing high quality graduates      The M.A. (Instructional Design and Technology) programme is designed
                                                                                    who form the foundation for a         for education and training professionals working in schools, universities,
The Master of Science (Systems and Project Management) programme allows for                                               polytechnics, businesses, industries and e-learning environments. It is
a credit transfer of 1 course from the specified CE Master’s courses completed
                                                                                    successful education system. NIE
                                                                                                                          concerned with the application, development and management of information
up to NTU’s accreditation requirement in Phase I. To successfully obtain the        is committed to its vision of being
                                                                                                                          technologies, including e-learning, for solving instructional problems in school
Master’s degree, students are required to complete an additional 4 core courses,    an institute of distinction and
                                                                                                                          and corporate learning environments.
4 electives and an Independent Study Module in Phase II. Note that the courses      mission to excel in teacher           
offered may change from semester to semester.                                       education and education research.     Participants typically include school HOD IT, corporate trainers, instructional
                                                                                                                          software developers, managers of e-learning environments and other
                                                                                                                          educational and training professionals. Participants in the programme will
     Phase l                            Phase II                                                                          learn and practise solving real-world instructional and performance problems
                                        Remaining number of course:                                                       employing a variety of learning modalities.
                                        8+1 ISM
     Credit Transfer:                                                                                                     For more information on the programme, please visit
     1 course                           Of the 8 courses:                                                                 www.nie.edu.sg/maidt
                                        4x Core courses;
                                        4x Elective courses                                                               Master of Arts (Educational Management)
                                                                                                                          The Master of Arts (Educational Management) programme is designed
                                                                                                                          for individuals who hold management positions in the education service:
The Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering) programme allows for a credit                                              principals, vice-principals, heads of department and teachers with positions of
transfer of 1 course from the specified CE Master’s course completed up to NTU’s                                          responsibility and MOE officers.
accreditation requirement in Phase 1. To successfully obtain the Master’s degree,
students are required to complete an additional 4 core courses and 4 electives                                            This programme pursues three broad aims:
and an Independent Study Module in Phase II. Note that the courses offered may                                            (i) to enable aspiring leaders in education to become more informed about
change from semester to semester.                                                                                             critical issues in educational management, and thus to apply intellectual
                                                                                                                              approaches to their work

     Phase l                            Phase II                                                                          (ii) to help them cope positively and effectively with the management challenges
                                                                                                                               that are currently impacting on education
                                        Remaining number of course:
                                                                                                                          (iii) to enable them to acquire a recognised and valued postgraduate award.
                                        8+1 ISM
     Credit Transfer:
     1 course                           Of the 8 courses:                                                                 For more information on the programme, please visit
                                        4x Core courses;                                                                  www.nie.edu.sg/maem
                                        4x Elective courses




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