Programme Overview

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Programme Overview

The School of Computer Science and Engineering provides a firm broad foundation for students who aspire to a rewarding professional career in IT related industries. The degree programmes are based on the recognition that it is essential for our graduates to be ready to meet goals and rise to challenges as part of a global workforce. The learning culture of the school instills in our students the readiness and mental toughness for a life-time of learning and upgrading of skills.

Our programmes combine a distinctive blend of theory and practice with critical hands-on experience, project-based learning, communication and professional skills enhanced through carefully selected industrial attachments. Mindful of the global role that our graduates will assume, overseas exchanges under our Global Immersion Programme with international prestigious universities are encouraged. We actively promote an extension of interests and related skills. Our students may opt for minors in a variety of areas, including business, communication studies, and entrepreneurship.

SCSE’s graduates are much valued and much sought after. They are playing a key role in the careers they have started. Feedback from industry tells us that our graduates are able to evaluate options, recognise limitations, and solve problems using their trained abilities in a variety of work technologies.

Our graduates are found in widely diverse fields. The exciting range of areas of work includes the following. It Security. ISP Network design. Digital Signal Processing. Programming in banking and industrial environments. Gaming. Robotics. They are out there and making a difference. The School offers degrees in Computer Engineering and Computer Science.



Computer Engineering

The programme combines a distinctive fusion of computer engineering and electronics engineering. Rapid advances in microelectronics and computer science have created a need for a special kind of engineer. The School trains this type of engineer with the range of expertise to make use of this new technology in the design of computer systems and their real-time applications in industry and commerce. The School ensures that our B Eng (Computer Engineering) graduates are equipped with the analytical competence of the computer scientist and the development and design skills of the electronics engineer. This is made possible by the unique combination of subjects from these two disciplines within the Computer Engineering course. The broad knowledge of programming and electronics, coupled with the specialist skills in software and hardware interfacing make our Computer Engineers immensely suitable for a wide range of professions within the IT industry.

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Computer Science

Computer Science is concerned with the efficient application of computer technology, through the design of software algorithms and data structures, design methodologies and language paradigms. The programme emphasises the practical design of efficient and reliable software to meet specifications. Computer Science shares some common topics with Computer Engineering, including computer networks, information storage and management. Both disciplines share fundamental principles as each recognises the constraints imposed by existing technology and applications. The differences are in the emphasis placed at the algorithmic and conceptual levels. Computer Science focuses more on software design and construction, and does not include subjects on circuits, basic electronics, or digital communications.

The key difference between this Computer Science course and a Science degree is the focus on practice-oriented application of computer science foundations. This is evident in the mandatory industrial attachment, group innovation and design projects, and capstone projects in the final year, and several other mini-projects throughout the course.

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Double Degree Computing Engineering or Computer Science with Business

The School of Computer Science and Engineering and the Nanyang Business School have come together to design two hybrid undergraduate Double Degree programmes to meet the challenges of a changing economic landscape. A specialisation in business analytics will equip students to monitor target markets, analyse information and forecast future trends across various industries while formulating ways to improve business strategies, operations and business decisions.

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Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

This is a full time four-year direct honours BSc degree programme jointly offered by SCSE and SPMS for students who aspire to master the demands of integrating the synergistic disciplines of computer science and statistics. The programme particularly targets visionary students who have the drive and passion for finding innovative solutions to society’s pressing challenges using their knowledge in data science and artificial intelligence (AI). This programme will provide students opportunities to solve real-life problems in different applications domains ranging from science and technology, healthcare and clinical medicine, business and finance,  environmental sustainability, etc.

This programme is specifically designed and offered in response to the rapidly developing field of data science and AI that are currently gaining unprecedented traction in the industry as well as in the job market worldwide. As such, there will be rich opportunities for graduating students to work across multiple domains of the digital economy and participate in enhancing Singapore’s global competitiveness. The programme hence aims to produce the next generation of highly skilled graduates that are required to continue propel the high-value economy growth of Singapore.

This programme strikes a balance between Computer Science and Mathematical Sciences, which enables it to provide a more comprehensive training in terms of the computing aspects of data science. It is also system-and-product driven in that it covers the essentials in software and product development, and it provides students with a large amount of practical trainings.



*NEW* MACS - BSc (Hons) in Mathematical and Computer Sciences (Double Major)

This is the second programme introduced in collaboration with SPMS after DSAI. This new programme aims to attract top students who can master the technically demanding disciplines from both schools. Graduates from the programme are expected to either be ICT leaders and entrepreneurs in fast developing areas such as Financial Technology, Cybersecurity, and Data Analytics, or pursue postgraduate degrees in Mathematics and Computer Science related disciplines. The programme provides students with strong foundations in their two majors with core courses, and in-depth specialized training in one of four areas at the interface of Mathematical Sciences and Computer Science—Theoretical Computer Science, Cryptography and Cybersecurity, Financial Modelling, and Data Science. Finally, the programme ends with a Professional Internship and a Final Year Project.