NTU makes it easier for working folk to get degrees

NTU makes it easier for working folk to get degrees

Nanyang Technological University (NTU) is revamping its part-time engineering degree programmes to provide more opportunities for busy working professionals to get a degree.

From August this year, part-time students pursuing the revamped degree programmes in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and Mechanical Engineering can graduate within four years instead of the current five years, said the university in a press release yesterday.

It will be also be introducing a new part-time degree programme in Computer Science from August, giving working professionals more opportunities to upgrade their skills.

These programmes will be offered over three semesters instead of the current two semesters. Students will also have greater flexibility in deciding the number of courses they take in each semester.

Courses will also be offered during the inter-semester breaks to maximise the time for teaching.

NTU will also be introducing two new short-term modular certificate programmes, comprising four to five courses.

They are designed for working professionals to update their knowledge on specific topics in industries such as energy, oil and gas, and offshore engineering.

This article was first published on Jan 8, 2015.
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