Each Academic Year consists of two regular semesters in a year - January semester (January to May including exam processing period) and July semester (August to December including exam processing period) - where most courses will be conducted. There will be a special semester from May to June set aside for internships, work attachments, overseas trips and short courses.
The 12-week semester will have no terms and a typical course is conducted over 12 weeks.
The curriculum would provide flexible contact hours ranging from 6 to 8-hour weeks depending on the design of courses with consultations and feedback in between to enrich learning. The enhanced flexibility in scheduling would also enable different pedagogical approaches such as problem-solving and theory-practice links while building on SUSS's strengths in blended learning. Students can take courses with different scheduling arrangements to maximise their time in the 12-week semester.
Classes will be scheduled according to the needs of the course.
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For the undergraduate programmes, each 5 cu course is taught over 6 weekly 3-hour seminars. The frequency of the class for a 5 cu course is once a week.
|Full-Time Day Classes||Part-Time Evening Classes|
|8.30am to 11.30am||7.00pm to 10.00pm (weekdays)|
|12.00pm to 3.00pm||8.30am to 10.00pm (weekends)|
|3.30pm to 6.00pm|| |
Full-time undergraduates are generally expected to take between 25 to 30 cu per semester. Please refer to the study plans below: