How many times do I have to attend lectures/tutorials/seminars? What is the total number of lectures/tutorials/seminars per course?
Generally, for undergraduate programmes, most 5 cu courses have up to six 3-hour sessions weekly and 10 cu courses up to 14 sessions. The sessions include face-to-face seminars/lectures/tutorials and/or online learning. There are up to 4 sessions for Capstone projects.
For graduate programmes, courses are delivered through seminar workshops combining lectures, case studies, presentations and/or project assignments. Most classes are held on Saturdays with some courses having their classes on weekdays. Generally, a 5 cu course has up to 6 sessions and a 10 cu course has up to 14 sessions of face-to-face and/or online learning.
Is attendance at lectures/tutorials/seminars compulsory?
At Singapore University of Social Sciences, we emphasise independent self-study through flexible learning approach. This approach allows students to study anywhere, anytime, removing the barriers of time and place. As lectures/tutorials/seminars are organised to supplement study materials, they are not compulsory. However, some courses may have mandatory classes, e.g. laboratory sessions, practicum sessions, etc. Failure to attend such mandatory sessions may lead to a fail grade in the course.
Is there a make-up class I can attend if I miss my assigned lecture/tutorial/seminar?
There is no make-up class should you miss any lesson. Lectures/tutorials/seminars are meant to supplement students in their self-learning. Those who miss any lesson may follow up with tutors/lecturers and/or fellow classmates.
What is the timing for classes?
Lectures, tutorials and seminars are scheduled between 7.00pm and 10.00pm on weekdays, and between 8.30am and 7.00pm on Saturdays (any 3 hours between 8.30am and 7pm).
The standard duration for most Undergraduate courses are 3 hours.
However, it’s a full day lesson for most Graduate courses on Saturdays, between 8.30am and 5.30pm.
Lab sessions are scheduled between 8.30am and 10.00pm (any 3 hours between 8.30am and 10pm) on weekends (Saturdays and Sundays).
How can I reach my tutors?
The details of your tutors, including their contacts, email and corresponding address will be given to you at the start of each semester.
What kind of teaching faculty does Singapore University of Social Sciences offer? Who are the lecturers and tutors?
The exemplary quality of our programmes is complemented by the distinction of our faculty members. Our faculty are selected from various parts of the world. They comprise of high-level industry professionals and academics with consultancy portfolios, who actively impart their invaluable work expertise honed from years of experience.
How many students are there in a tutorial/seminar class?
The size of a tutorial/seminar group ranges from 25 to 50 students for undergraduate programme, and 10 to 35 for graduate programme. Classes are kept at these numbers to have substantial interaction in class between tutors and students. This is to preserve the quality of the conduct of the class.
Can I request to change my tutorial group?
At the start of each semester, you will be assigned to specific tutorial and lecture or seminar groups, based on your course combination and the availability of tutors and lecturers. Due to the large number of Singapore University of Social Sciences students and the many combinations of courses taken by students, it is not possible to assign students to their preferred groups. As such, we are unable to accommodate requests from students to change tutorial, lecture or seminar group. Students must stay in the specified group throughout the semester. You will not be allowed to attend tutorials, lectures or seminars not allocated to you.