Courses

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Nanyang Technological University
Singapore

Young and research-intensive, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) is placed 12th globally, and 1st among the world’s best young universities for five consecutive years (QS university rankings).

Home to 33,000 students, NTU offers engineering, science, business, humanities, arts, social sciences, and education, and has a joint medical school with Imperial College London.

Ranked the top university in the world for citations in artificial intelligence (Nikkei and Elsevier 2017) for the period 2012-2016, NTU is embracing digital technologies for better learning and living as part of its Smart Campus vision. It has partnerships with the world’s leading technology companies such as Alibaba, Rolls-Royce, BMW, Volvo, Delta Electronics, and Singtel in many areas of societal importance and impact that include artificial intelligence, data science, robotics, smart transportation, computing, personalised medicine, healthcare and clean energy.

Website: http://www.ntu.edu.sg

Course Offerings for the semester from January to August 2021

APPLICATION CLOSED

Students must submit an application online before:
December 21, 2020 12:00nn Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)

Home universities must submit the list of endorsed students to VSE Central Office before:
December 22, 2020 12:00nn Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)



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Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentNanyang Business School (NBS)
Course TeacherAsso. Prof. Teo Khee Hwee Eric
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJan 11, 2021
Last Day of ClassMay 7, 2021
Course ComponentSeminar, tutorial, discussion, presentation (projects)
Mode of TeachingTBA
Meeting TimeTBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
Restrictions-
Course DescriptionWith an in-depth discussion on the valuation process and the definitions of values used widely in the financial and corporate world, this course will cover fundamental concepts and principles of valuation, provide an insight into the valuation standards adopted internationally and highlight critical issues in different valuation contexts. We will also take a deep dive into various valuation approaches/methodologies commonly used to value business and equity for transactions and financial reporting purposes. In addition, the course will also elaborate issues on discounts/premiums and valuation of intangible assets under business combinations, as required by financial reporting standards. This course allows students to explore and understand the various technical and practical issues involved in the various valuation approaches and methodologies. After completing the course, students are expected to be aware of the pros and cons of adopting such approaches and methodologies when conducting business valuation. Cases and projects are used to illustrate and integrate the valuation concepts, principles and their applications.
Course OutlineEnglish
FeesWaived for VSE students
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentNanyang Business School (NBS)
Course TeacherMr. Ng Sin Ain
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJan 11, 2021
Last Day of ClassMay 7, 2021
Course ComponentSeminar, tutorial, discussion, presentation (projects)
Mode of TeachingTBA
Meeting TimeTBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
Restrictions-
Course DescriptionTo function in an organisation, technical skills by themselves are insufficient; they have to be supplemented by management training. Success in an organisation depends as much on general management skills and understanding operational systems as on technical expertise. Hence, students need a firm foundation in management skills. This course is designed for non-business students and aims to equip them with the knowledge, skills and competence in various aspects of management, including: the role of management and managers; decision-making, planning and strategy; managing organisational architecture; managing individuals and groups; and controlling critical organisational processes.
Course OutlineEnglish
FeesWaived for VSE students
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentSchool of Communication & Information (SCI - Journalism School)
Course TeacherDr. Lee Chu Keong
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJan 11, 2021
Last Day of ClassMay 7, 2021
Course ComponentSeminar, tutorial, discussion, presentation (projects)
Mode of TeachingSynchronous / Asynchronous
Meeting TimeTBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
Restrictions-
Course DescriptionThis course aims to acquaint you with the history of science and technology. Essential questions include the following: How does science and technology produce new products, new ways of understanding, new ways of living and new institutions? Why is new technology and knowledge so fundamental to us in the ways through which we imagine the future? How is new knowledge protected commercially? In what ways does society recognize the contributions of scientists and inventors? This course will focus on two aspects of science - science as a body of knowledge, and science as a process of discovering the world. Studies of technology and science gives insight into the understanding and knowledge of technology, science and knowledge from the viewpoint of the humanities and the social sciences. Throughout the course of study, you will become familiar with how modern science and technology interacts with social, political, economical and cultural processes of change.
Course OutlineTBA
FeesWaived for VSE students
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentSchool of Art, Deisgn & Media (ADM)
Course TeacherAsso. Prof. Andrea Nanetti
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJan 11, 2021
Last Day of ClassMay 7, 2021
Course ComponentSeminar, tutorial, discussion, presentation (projects)
Mode of TeachingSynchronous / Asynchronous
Meeting TimeTBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
Restrictions-
Course DescriptionThe course surveys the cartography of Asia, in Western and Asian traditions (1200-today), with focus on the silk roads, and is perceived as a case study to introduce a series of art forms and ideas which still pervade the contemporary, 21st century, global ideology in art and world ontologies (Silk Road: Visualisation / Animation / Historical authenticity). The course examines the contextual cultural, socio-political and economic contexts through which the art of cartography, and different ways of thinking about the world, emerged (from the ideology of pagan kosmos / christian mundus to the global ideology). The analysis of these cultural contexts is essential for the understanding of the role that the so-called silk roads had for medieval and modern societies (both in Europe and Asia) and for thinking about the role of new silk roads in contemporary and future global societies "as a metaphor for the on-going flow of ideas and knowledge between Asia and Europe, which in turn contribute to the reconfiguration of global economic and diplomatic relationships" (van der Ploeg, J. - G. A. Persoon & H. Liu, p. 6).
Course OutlineEnglish
FeesWaived for VSE students
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentAsian School of the Environment (ASE)
Course TeacherProf. Adam Switzer
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJan 11, 2021
Last Day of ClassMay 7, 2021
Course ComponentSeminar, tutorial, discussion, presentation (projects)
Mode of TeachingSynchronous / Asynchronous
Meeting TimeTBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
Restrictions-
Course DescriptionThe course will discuss sustainability from perspectives of various disciplines, including humanities, business, policy, economics, and science. Students will learn about sustainability through a case study of oil palm plantation. The course will be composed of the following 6 modules. The course is supplemented by Module SI , which helps broadening students' perspectives on sustainability. Module I : General Introduction Module 2: The Global Seeding of Oil Palm Module 3: Recent Expansion of Oil Palm in South East Asia: How and Why did this happen? Module 4: How is Oil Palm Production Affecting Environment, Climate and Human Society? Module 5: Making Oil Palm More Sustainable Module 6: General Conclusions Module SI: National Geographic (Nat. Geo) talk
Course OutlineEnglish
FeesWaived for VSE students
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentSchool of Humanities (SOH)
Course TeacherAsst. Prof. Chu Kiu-wai
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassJan 11, 2021
Last Day of ClassMay 7, 2021
Course ComponentSeminar, tutorial, discussion, presentation (projects)
Mode of TeachingSynchronous / Asynchronous
Meeting TimeTBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
Restrictions-
Course DescriptionDrawing from a wide range of historical, literary and cultural texts that make 'animal' a common subject matter, this course's major aim is to offer students from all academic backgrounds and levels a broad and general overview of Chinese history, culture and society through the selected texts about animals in China. The course will explore the constructions of Chinese culture and society via a range of discourses such as Chinese philosophy and aesthetics; semiotics and representations; adaptations; gender, cultural and political identities; food culture; conservation and tourism studies; environmental and medical histories; as well as animal welfare and environmental humanities. These multidisciplinary approaches will develop your appreciation and critical reflection of Chinese art and culture from various perspectives. Through the changing relationships between humans and animals, the course also highlights transformations of social and cultural values in recent decades, as reflected in the growing awareness of animal welfare, and social movements against animal injustice in contemporary China. As a result, you will learn the significant roles of animals in our society, as well as the interconnectedness between human beings and animals.
Course OutlineEnglish
FeesWaived for VSE students



Course enrollment is subject to final approval from your home university and the course offering university. Please contact the APRU VSE Coordinator of your home university for credit transfer information.