How many times do I have to attend lectures/tutorials/seminars? What is the total number of lectures/tutorials/seminars per course?
For undergraduate programmes, each 5 cu course is taught over 6 weekly 3-hour seminars and each 10 credit unit (cu) course has generally 7 lectures and 6 tutorials. The frequency of the class for a 10 cu course is once a week. Classes are generally conducted from 7:00pm to 10:00pm or 7:30pm to 10:30pm on weekdays and between 8:30am to 10:00pm on weekends.
For graduate programmes, courses are delivered through seminar workshops combining lectures, case studies, presentations and/or project assignments. Most classes are held over the weekends (Saturdays and Sundays), with some courses having their classes on weekdays.
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?
Classes are generally conducted in the evenings from 7:00pm to 10:00pm or 7:30pm to 10:30pm on weekdays, and between 8:30am to 10:00pm on weekends.
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.