Broadening Perspectives, Challenging Boundaries
NP’s broad-based curriculum preps you to take on complex real-world issues. On top of your core discipline modules, you get to pick from over 60 interdisciplinary electives covering diverse areas such as communication, entrepreneurship, life skills, media, the arts, science and technology.
These electives are offered by the School of Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) and account for up to 18 hours of your curriculum. IS works with other academic schools in NP to conduct the interdisciplinary modules. It does not offer any diplomas.
You can explore areas outside your chosen course of study and learn to adapt, innovate, and communicate effectively in an ever-changing social and work environment.
Say, you are a Business student and you can take an IS module on the exciting world of biotechnology.
As part of your learning, you will take both your course modules and interdisciplinary modules. The interdisciplinary modules take place during your class time and count towards your Grade Point Average (GPA).
Some of the interdisciplinary modules include:
Sports and Wellness, Critical Thinking & Communication, Cultural Intelligence @ Work, Exploring Contemporary Issues: Business & Society, and World Issues: A Singapore Perspective.
In your 1st year, you take some prescribed modules in communication skills, innovation, creativity, critical thinking and sports & wellness.
During your 2nd year and 3rd year, in addition to a few prescribed modules on cultural intelligence or contemporary issues, you can choose from over 65 electives to suit your interests.
In your 3rd year, you will take a prescribed module 'World Issues: A Singapore Perspective .
Advertising: Ideas that sell
Decoding Society Through Film
Introduction to Services Marketing
Insight into the Tourism Industry
Investing in the Stock Market
Graphic Design: The Art of Visual Communication
Basic Interior Design for Commercial Spaces Basic Story Board Design
The World of Aerospace
The Fragrance Industry: Science of Smell
Traditional Chinese Medicine
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Designed to increase your competitiveness and prepare you for opportunities in China’s growth story. Endorsed by non-profit organisation Business China.
Non-business students can learn how a business works, and get a head start when pursuing a business degree.
Learn GCE A-Levels mathematics to prepare for university admission.
Acquire internationally-recognised qualifications in French, Japanese, Korean, German or Mandarin.
School of Interdisciplinary Studies
Blk 58 Level 6, Ngee Ann Polytechnic 535 Clementi Road Singapore 599 489
(+65) 6460 8318
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