At the School of Physical and Mathematical Sciences (SPMS), we aim to educate a new generation of graduates who are intellectually curious, and passionate about exploring the frontiers of science and technology. Our students receive rigorous training in their respective disciplines of mathematics, physics, or chemistry, while also gaining a broad education in scientific principles and generally-applicable quantitative skills, making them suitable for a wide range of careers in the modern economy.
Our 4-year undergraduate programmes lead to the award of a Bachelor of Sciences (BSc) (Hons) degree. High-achieving students may also opt to pursue a Second Major or Double Major programme (e.g., Mathematical Sciences and Economics, Physics with Second Major in Mathematical Sciences, or Chemistry with Second Major in Food Science & Technology), or seek direct admission into a post-graduate programme (e.g., MSc in Financial Engineering), or pursue an accelerated course of study to graduate before 4 years.
Talented students are encouraged to participate in research, which allows them to acquire and hone a wide range of quantitative, scientific, and technological skills — including how to acquire and analyze data, computer programming, project planning, presentation skills, technical writing, navigating the technical literature, and more. We provide research opportunities starting as early as the first year of study. We also have rigorous programmes to guide undergraduates through a final-year project culminating in a research thesis. Students who are interested in the workplace experience also have the opportunity to participate in internship or attachment programmes, supported by NTU's Career & Attachment Office.
For more information about the undergraduate programmes offered by our three divisions, please refer to the division websites: