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Double Degree Programme Bachelor of Business (with Specialisation in Business Analytics) and Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science)

 


Double Degree, Double Prospects

Master 2 disciplines – business and computer science – in this double degree programme jointly offered by NTU’s Nanyang Business School (NBS) and School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE).

Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) has since 2004 noted that employers generally prefer graduates with technical skills supplemented by business domain knowledge and soft skills. With the trend of outsourcing IT to vendor organisations, there is a growing need to serve business clients with a blend of technology and business skills for their sales and customer support functions. The key sectors which a need for such talents are those of the financial services, tourism-hospitality-retail, government services, healthcare, biotech, and manufacturing. Since AY2006, SCSE mounted the Double Degree programme in Computer Science and Business in recognition of the industry needs in such fields.

The Nanyang Business School (NBS) has more than 5 decades of experience in educating business leaders. Supported by a strong international faculty and renowned for its innovative curricula and teaching methods, NBS is one of only six in Asia to be awarded both the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) accreditation and the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) accreditations for commitment to quality in the international marketplace for business education.


SCSE was established in 1988 to provide a broad-based foundation for students with global aspirations of a rewarding career in computing. Its state-of-the-art research centres and laboratories provide the optimum environment for cultivating future computer engineers, network designers, animation specialists and more.

This double degree programme is a hybrid curriculum that has been specially prepared to seamlessly integrate both business and computer science elements. You will be trained by the outstanding faulty of both
NBS and SCSE in the fundamentals and the combined application of both fields.

At the end of four years, you will earn two degrees – Bachelor of Business (specialising in BA) and Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science). A definite competitive advantage in today’s job market.


Curriculum Structure

Click here to download Curriculum Structure for Students Admitted in

AY18/19
AY17/18 (Note: AB2000 is only offered in Semester 2 w.e.f AY1819)

AY16/17 (Note: AB2000 is only offered in Semester 2 w.e.f AY1819)
AY15/16 (Note: AB2000 is only offered in Semester 2 w.e.f AY1819)
AY14/15
AY11/12 - AY13/14


Courses that contribute towards the B. Bus (BA) CGPA under the Double Degree Programme

For Students Admitted in AY18/19 onwards- *details
For Students Admitted in AY16/17 - *details
For Students Admitted in AY15/16 - *details


Courses that contribute towards the B. Bus (IT) CGPA under the Double Degree Programme

For Students Admitted in AY14/15 - *details
For Students Admitted in AY11/12 - AY13/14 - *details
For Students Admitted in AY08/09 - AY10/11 - *details


Courses that contribute towards the B. Eng (CS) CGPA under the Double Degree Programme

For Students Admitted in AY18/19 onwards - *details
For Students Admitted in AY16/17 - *details
For Students Admitted in AY15/16 - *details
For Students Admitted in AY14/15 - *details
For Students Admitted in AY11/12 - AY13/14 - *details
For Students Admitted in AY07/08 - AY10/11 - *details


List of Prescribed Electives offered in the various semesters
*Some of the resources on this website are in PDF (Portable Document Format). To open these files, you will need Adobe Reader software on OS (E.g. Macintosh or Windows). If you do not have Adobe Reader installed on your computer, you can download the installer and instructions from here.


Professional Attachment

In Year 3, students will have the opportunity to apply what they have learnt in class during the 8 to 10-week professional attachment. It is an ideal platform for students to merge theory and practice, and to get some real-world experience in computer science and business.
Students can expect excellent training grounds in organisations such as:

  • Accenture
  • Citibank N.A.
  • Credit Suisse
  • Daimler Chrysler
  • Fraser Neave
  • JP Morgan Chase Bank
  • Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore
  • Merrill Lynch
  • Pricewaterhouse Coopers
  • Public Utilities Board
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • Starhub Ltd
  • UBS AG


With 2 degrees in hand, graduates enter the workplace with more career options. Trained in both technical and soft skills of business and computer science, these highly sought after complementary skills fill the gap between IT and business. Double degree graduates can play dual roles and expect great career advancements by being IT-savvy and possessing strong business acumen.

Here is what the employers have to say:

“In Accenture, we have been recruiting some of our best people from NTU School of Computer Science and Engineering. We like the technical know-how, analytical and problem solving skills of these young graduates. We noticed, however, that while these graduates could pick up business knowledge on the job, they could contribute more effectively and faster if they have been exposed to business and financial concepts and practices. A double degree as proposed will therefore help meet this need.”

Accenture’s partner Mr Robert Chew

I believe a dual honours degree covering both IT and Business will arm the students well if they are looking for a role in the Financial Services sector and specifically Product Control.

Credit Suisse’s director Mr Peter Boot


Exchange Programme

Look forward to spending one or two semesters overseas in China, United States, India, France or Switzerland. As part of the New Undergraduate Experience in NTU, the Global Immersion Programme (GIP) is designed for students to experience studying and working abroad.

What Our Students Say

The curriculum for this programme is very well integrated. The module combinations are very carefully thought out and it reflects how much effort both schools had put in for this unique programme. Between a professional degree and a general degree, I do not need to make any difficult choice. This programme provides the best of both worlds in one integrative package, and that’s the aspect that I like most.

Tan Gui De, Batch 2006
(from St. Andrew’s JC)

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

Dobson Han, Batch 2006
(from Hwa Chong JC)

This program on one hand has my favorite course computing, and on the other hand teaches business knowledge. They are the perfect combination for the current marketplace. Career is what every undergraduate is pursuing eventually. Good career prospect highly correlated with this course. Being exposed to two schools means you have a twice larger networking circle than your peers. You will receive help from both schools and make friends from various courses. It really sounds very exciting to me, I pretty like what I am doing now. When I am tired of doing programming, I can “take a break” by reading some marketing stories or economic theories. I am enjoying studies.

Zhang Peifei, Batch 2006
(from Temasek Polytechnic)

DD program is like a once in a lifetime opportunity. It expects a more challenging four years for a better future. Graduating from polytechnic, I didn't feel at all at a disadvantage from the rest of the non-poly classmates. We helped one another. I believed that acquiring both business and computing knowledge will put me at a better position when seeking for jobs in the future. I am now in a better position to understand business processes from a computing point of view, or computing processes from a business point of view.

Wang Yaozhong Jason, Batch 2006
(from Ngee Ann Polytechnic)


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