The academic calendar for the Master programme is based on three trimesters. Each academic trimester consists of 16 weeks. The number of classroom hours per course is 3 per week for 12 weeks. This is typically a one-year, full-time programme conducted on-site at NTU’s main campus.
The programme requires every candidate to earn a total of 30 academic units (AUs) in order to graduate. Candidates can choose to earn 27 AUs from coursework and 3 AUs from an Applied Research Project (ARP) or earn all 30 AUs from coursework.
The AUs from coursework will be earned from reading a combination of half and full courses. A full course carries 3 academic units (AUs), while a half course carries 1.5 AUs. Typically, a candidate will read three full courses per trimester. Candidates who choose not to do an Applied Research Project are required to read one extra full course either in Trimester 2 or Trimester 3.
The courses offered will depend on the availability of faculty, and wherever possible we will take into account the interests of students. Generally, a candidate is expected to read the following courses: