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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

VSE Season 1, 2021-22: Courses offered by Nanyang Technological University


Application Deadline

APPLICATION CLOSED

Students must submit an application to the VSE Central Office before:
June 15 2021, 12:00 noon Hong Kong Time (UTC+8)




English Language Proficiency Requirements

Before applying, please make sure you have fulfilled the course offering university's English language proficiency requirements listed below:

Proof of English language proficiency is not required for students who are native speakers of English, or where English is the core language of instruction in the home institution.

Below are the guidelines for the level of English proficiency best suited to studying at NTU:

General Paper of the Singapore Cambridge GCE 'A' Level Examination (sat in 2007 onwards): A, B, C, D, E
General Paper of the Singapore Cambridge GCE 'A' Level Examination (sat in 2006 or earlier): A1, A2, B3, B4, C5, C6
IELTS: a minimum of 6 for the Writing sub-test
TOEFL: a minimum of 570 (paper) or 90 (internet) or 237 (computer)
SAT1: a minimum of 600 for the Verbal section; or 7 for the Essay section
IB: a minimum of 4 for Higher Level English or 4 for Standard Level English
MUET: Band 6 and a minimum of 50 for writing
GEPT: High intermediate Stage 2 consisting of writing and speaking modules (applies to students from Taiwan universities only)

The guidelines are in place to ensure exchange students are suited to cope with the rigorous curriculum conducted in English. If you do not have any of the tests above, you may request for a letter from your home university, confirming your English proficiency and ability to follow classes in English.

For more details, please contact the VSE coordinator at Nanyang Technological University.



Course Information

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Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentNational Institute of Education
Department: Visual and Performing Arts Academic Group (VPA AG)
Course TeacherMr David Chan
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassAug 10, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 03, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsN/A
Course Description This course aims to highlight the beauty and ephemeral qualities of watercolour painting. Students will be progressively taught various techniques to achieve different results. There will be an emphasis on hands-on practice as well as keynotes on how to appreciate the visual qualities of watercolour paintings. Students will first be taught basic drawing and paintings skills, after which students are encouraged to take a more experimental and gestural approach to watercolour painting. Attendance is a requirement as there are continual and formative assessments.
Points to Note for StudentsStudents will need to have the following prior to the start of the course:
Watercolour any brand, colours:
Ultramarine, Prussian blue, permanent rose, cadmium red, cadmium yellow, lemon yellow

Synthetic brushes round tip:
Approximately Sizes 12 and 6

Watercolour paper:
Cold press approximately A3 10 sheets

Others:
Rags, Palette, water container masking tape, pencil, eraser
Course OutlineAAA18J
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentNanyang Business School, Department of Accountancy
Course TeacherChua Leng Li, Grace; Lau Yin Kheng; Liu Lu; Ching Heng Voon, Belinda
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassAug 10, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 03, 2021
Course ComponentOther
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Classes will be in Seminar Style
Meeting TimeTBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsN/A
Course Description This is a basic course in accounting targeting at students with little or without prior background in business or/and accounting. It exposes students to the environment of accounting and the role of accountants in providing information for decision making for various stakeholders of a business organization. By the end of the course, students will be able to appreciate the role, scope and value of accounting information for managing business organizations towards achieving their goals. Students will learn fundamental concepts and techniques in financial and managerial accounting through solving business problems. In this course, students will be exposed to a wide range of the underlying accounting concepts without having to be involved in too much detailed processes. Whilst non-accounting students need not be concerned about the preparation of detailed published financial statements, an understanding of the elements of the financial statements would be beneficial for students who need to understand, interpret, analyse and use financial statements.
Points to Note for StudentsWhile the course do not have a final exam, there are assessment components such as online quiz and team presentation/project. Exchange students to note that they have to operate in local time not just for the classes but also for any out-of-class team meetings and activities when they sign up for this course.
Course OutlineTBA
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentNanyang Business School, LMO Division
Course TeacherNg Sin Ain, Vijayan P Munusamy (Dr), Lam Chow Loon
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassAug 10, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 03, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsN/A
Course Description BU8601 is an introductory course for non-business undergraduates to help you understand, think and act like managers. Knowledge and skills gained from this course will help you in any situation where you need to manage yourself and other people. This includes other university courses, final year projects, internship experiences, and eventually your careers.
Points to Note for StudentsWhile the course do not have a final exam, there are assessment components such as online quiz and team presentation/project. Exchange students to note that they have to operate in local time not just for the classes but also for any out-of-class team meetings and activities when they sign up for this course.
Course OutlineTBA
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentSchool of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Course TeacherA/Prof Roderick W. Bates
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassAug 10, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 03, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingAsynchronous
Meeting TimeTBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsN/A
Course Description Introduction to how basic science can be applied to the solution of criminal cases. You will learn the basic chemistry, physics and biology behind forensic science, and how forensic science fits into the legal system alongside other forms of police work. You will appreciate not only what forensic science can do, but also what lies beyond its scope.
Points to Note for StudentsN/A
Course OutlineTBA
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentSchool of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Course TeacherAsst Prof Zhu Feng
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassAug 10, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 03, 2021
Course ComponentLectureTutorial
Mode of TeachingAsynchronousAsynchronous
Meeting TimeTBATBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsThis course is open to Year 3 students.
Course Description This course is open to Year 3 students. By the end of the course, you shall be equipped with essential knowledge of land transportation planning, traffic engineering and highway engineering. This knowledge is applied in planning, design and construction of land transport infrastructure.
Points to Note for StudentsN/A
Course OutlineCZ3014
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentSchool of Computer Science and Engineering
Course TeacherTBA
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassAug 10, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 03, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingAsynchronous
Meeting TimeTBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsN/A
Course Description This course aims to provide an introduction to human‐computer interaction, with an overarching goal of inculcating into you the habit of adopting a user‐centric perspective on usability when designing, evaluating and innovating new user interfaces. More specifically, the objectives are to get you to:
(a) appreciate and understand the significance of considering usability issues in interface development, including user requirements, measurements and various usability tests;
(b) acquire vocabulary to frame and articulate HCI issues and considerations for different computing applications;
(c) learn first principles in user interface design and develop basic ability to apply design considerations to both current and future interface modalities;
(d) obtain a perspective of how HCI needs to be aligned with human thought processes and physical abilities, and
(e) be aware of the large range of user interfaces in society today, and appreciate how HCI design is applied in various sectors of the computing industry.
Points to Note for StudentsN/A
Course OutlineN/A
Number of Credits1
Offering DepartmentThe Asian School of the Environment (ASE)
Course TeacherN/A
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassAug 10, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 03, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous
Meeting TimeTBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsN/A
Course Description The course aims to convey the importance of sustainability by providing comprehensive understanding through various academic disciplines. The course aims to inspire students to think about the sustainability issues, and motivate them to study their own disciplines in relation with sustainability. The course will help students develop the ability to analyze issues of sustainability through holistic understanding of multiple perspectives and disciplines.
Points to Note for StudentsN/A
Course OutlineThe 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 S1, which helps broadening students’ perspectives on sustainability.
Module 1: 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 S1: National Geographic (Nat. Geo) talk
Number of Credits1
Offering DepartmentSchool of Humanities, Department of Philosophy
Course TeacherAsst Prof Lim Chong Ming
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassAug 10, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 03, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingAsynchronous
Meeting TimeTBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsN/A
Course Description NTU undergraduates have moral/ethical duties as participants in an institution of higher learning, as citizens of a diverse nation, and as human beings in co-existence with others. HY0001 is a required 1 AU GER online learning course designed to provide NTU undergraduates with an opportunity to analyze and appreciate basic moral/ethical values such benevolence, impartiality, and integrity. These basic values will be explored from the perspective of several leading ethical theories in contemporary moral philosophy. The ethical theories will serve as benchmarks to facilitate critical thinking on issues that raise difficult moral questions. Students will be challenged to articulate reasoned answers to these moral questions. Also, exercises in moral reasoning will be carried out through a comprehensive study of academic integrity and research ethics. The course will conclude with a discussion of the importance of ethics in thinking about efforts to sustain the natural environment.
Points to Note for StudentsN/A
Course OutlineTBA
Number of Credits3
Offering DepartmentSchool of Humanities, Department of Philosophy
Course TeacherDr Emi Okayasu
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassAug 10, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 03, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingAsynchronous
Meeting TimeTBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsN/A
Course Description We all have our reasons for doing certain actions and believing certain things. The purpose ofthis course is to give you tools to help you to think critically (and well) about how you (and others) use reasons to come to conclusions: How can we identify good (and bad) reasons in support of a conclusion? How do we prove that our reasons are good support for our conclusions? Is it possible to quantify how much better one reason is than another?

The goals of this course are for you to:
• Acquire and use basic logical terminology (e.g. argument, conclusion, validity, soundness, cogency, and fallacy)
• Understand the distinction between inductive and deductive argumentation
• Develop an appreciation of critical thinking in both private and public decision-making.
• Examine issues from different perspectives and understand the complexity surrounding various issues in the real world.
• Think critically, ask relevant questions, identify fallacies, offer meaningful critiques, and construct good arguments.
Over the course of the semester, we’ll cover a variety of different topics that have been developed to help us achieve these goals, including categorical logic, basic sentential logic, statistical and probabilistic reasoning, and psychological and rhetorical fallacies. The best way to learn the course material is through regular practice and review of the material.
Points to Note for StudentsN/A
Course OutlineN/A
Number of Credits4
Offering DepartmentSchool of Physical & Mathematical Sciences
Course TeacherAsst Prof Bei Xiaohui
Language of Instruction English
First Day of ClassAug 10, 2021
Last Day of ClassDec 03, 2021
Course ComponentLecture
Mode of TeachingSynchronous/Asynchronous
Meeting TimeTBA
Time ZoneUTC+8
RestrictionsPre-requisites: MH1200 and MH2500
Course Description Extensive-form games; strategic-form games and domination; Nash equilibria and maxmin strategies; mixed equilibria; zero-sum games; computing equilibria; Nash’s theorem; social choice theory; auctions; VCG mechanisms; games of incomplete information; Bayesian equilibria; revenue equivalence; and stable matchings.
Points to Note for StudentsN/A
Course OutlineMH4320


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