Programme Structure
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 Programme Structure

What is the programme structure?

Undergraduate Programmes
Singapore University of Social Sciences offers undergraduate programmes at a basic degree level as well as programmes that lead to a direct honours degree. Each course has an assigned value of credit units (cu). Students are required to complete a total of 130 cu to graduate with a basic degree; or a total of 170 cu to graduate with honours, all inclusive of 10 cu of University Core (UCore) courses.

Graduate Programmes
Courses for the University's graduate programmes are delivered through seminar workshops combining lectures, case studies, presentations and/or project assignments. Classes are held over the weekends (Saturdays and Sundays). Upon graduation, you will receive the Graduate Diploma or Master's degree conferred by Singapore University of Social Sciences.

Centre for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE)
The University's Centre for Continuing and Professional Education (CCPE) offers a comprehensive range of educational and training curriculum in work-related competencies, life-skills and personal enrichment. The Continuing Education Training (CET) courses may be taken as single modules through the General Studies Programme (undergraduate courses) or as advanced professional courses (graduate courses). Students may earn academic credits that can count towards eventual enrolment in Singapore University of Social Sciences's degree programmes.

What is the programme duration?

Undergraduate Programmes
A basic undergraduate degree programme usually takes 3 to 4 years. The actual duration would vary depending on the number of credit units or courses you choose to pursue in each semester. You have up to 8 years candidature to complete an undergraduate degree. On the average, most Singapore University of Social Sciences students take 4.5 years to complete a basic degree and 6 years for honours degree.
Graduate Programmes
The duration of the graduate diploma is 12 months and a Master degree will take between 18 to 24 months to complete.


What is the typical study load of a Singapore University of Social Sciences undergraduate student?

You may take a minimum of 5 cu and a maximum of 20 cu of courses per semester (excluding UCore courses). You should note that 20 cu of courses in a semester is a very heavy study load.

Does Singapore University of Social Sciences​ offer full-time undergraduate programmes?

We offer both full-time and part-time undergraduate programmes. For more details on the full-time programmes, please refer to this link.

Is deferment of study allowed?

Yes, Singapore University of Social Sciences​ programmes are flexible and allows you to defer your studies, subject to fulfilling the maximum candidature requirement (which is 8 years for undergraduate programmes).

When is the convocation ceremony held?

All graduates will be invited to attend the convocation, which is usually held in October each year.​​

Will the courses be conducted on a seminar basis only?

We do have courses with lectures and tutorials, but on an average, most of our courses are delivered in the style of a seminar.

What is the course duration? 

Most of our courses are taught over 1 term (6 weeks) and minority over one semester (13 weeks).​