Undergraduates

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Introduction

 

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 knowledge. 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.

Our 4-year undergraduate programmes lead to the award of a Bachelor of Sciences (BSc) (Hons) degree. High-achieving students may 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 imparts a wide range of skills including data handling, computer programming, project planning, giving presentations, and technical writing. Research opportunities are available as early as the first year of study. Our programmes also include a final-year project culminating in a research thesis.

Students interested in the workplace experience have the opportunity to participate in internship or attachment programmes supported by NTU's Career & Attachment Office, or the SPMS Co-operative Education Programme.