BSc (Hons) in Economics and Data Science

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Graduation Project

General Note
 
Graduation Project (GP) is a group work project worth 8AUs. Each group is to strictly have 3 members.

GP is compulsory for students with cGPA of 3.90 and above to be eligible for Honours (Distinction) and Honours (Highest Distinction).

Students are to source for their own supervisor and have a tentative GP topic that has to be agreed upon amongst the supervisor and all group members. To find out the research interests of our faculty staff, you may click here.

Students are to read GP over 2 consecutive semesters
Successfully registered students for HE4099 are therefore not allowed to apply for semester leave or go on any exchange programme, while they are registered for HE4099. 

 

The aim of GP is to train students to carry out independent research in economics. The project can be theoretical or empirical in nature. Students will select a topic, and with the guidance of a supervisor, develop a proposal that is mutually agreed upon the supervisor and all group members.

The project proposal will serve as a blueprint for the group and helps to ensure that the proposed research topic is adequately defined and feasible. The proposal is a one-page write-up to include the following content:

(1) Title of the project,
(2) Main objective of the study or research,
(3) Methodology,
(4) Planned schedule for project completion.​

 
Qualifying Criteria 

Students are to fulfill ALL requirements for GP.
Criteria ​​Economics and Data Science
​1 ​To qualify as a Year 4 student, student is to complete at least 108 AUs by the end of the applying semester (assuming that you pass all current courses).
​2 ​Completed all Core Courses & at least two level-4xxx Major Prescribed Electives by the end of the applying semester (assuming that you pass all current courses).
​3 ​cGPA must be 3.90 and above.
  
 
Students with cGPA within 3.75 to 3.90 will be allowed to opt-in to do GP at the discretion of the Programme. You may email your interest to Economics Undergraduate Office at UG-Economics@ntu.edu.sg
 
 
Students below the required cGPA of 3.75 will not be allowed to complete the GP but must read two level-4xxx courses to fulfill the 8 AUs requirement.
 

 

Application Windows

There are 2 windows of application: 

(1) *Early Registration - Duration of GP is from the start of Year 3 Semester 2 to the end of Year 4 Semester 1. 

(2) Normal Registration - Duration of GP is from the start of Year 4 Semester 1 to the end of Year 4 Semester 2.

 
*An early registration applies to students whom at the time of application are in Year 3 Semester 1. Students who satisfy GP requirements may seek permission to do an early registration. Students can opt to read HE4099 when their Year 3 Semester 2 commences, if they have met all eligibility requirements stated above and have made satisfactory arrangements in forming a project group and seeking appropriate supervision.

Application Procedure

Specific procedure and instructions for application will be relayed to students via email. When applying, students are to ensure the following: 

(1) Registration Form is filled completely and accurately

(2) Degree Audits of all 3 members are included

(3) Each group is to have strictly 3 members

 
 
Important Information
 
  • Format of the Graduation Report 

  • IRB Form - All research conducted by NTU staff and students involving the use of human subjects (or human participants) must be reviewed and approved by the NTU's Institutional Review Board (NTU-IRB) before they are conducted.

  • Opt-out Form

 

​​Important Dates

Commencing S1 AY2019-20 to S2 AY2019-20

Timeline for S1 AY1920
​Commencing S2 AY2019-20 to S1 AY2020-21 Timeline for S2 AY1920

 

Submission of Final Reports to UG Economics

Submit softcopies of the Main Report and the Executive Summary to UG-Economics@ntu.edu.sg. Details on the submission will be disclosed further via email.
 
 
  1. Submission of e-copy to the Library
 
  • All materials uploaded to Library Digital Repository, DR-NTU, comply with the Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA). Personal data such as NRIC, Address, Contact Numbers, etc. should be removed.
 
  • If there are confidentiality concerns, the students may ask for an exemption. They need to ask their GP supervisor to endorse their request and inform the Library. 

     

  • For enquiries on DR-NTU submission, address them to library@ntu.edu.sg. Read the DR-NTU SubmissionGuideline to understand the submission process.

  • If the GP needs to be embargoed for a specific period, it is possible to set embargo dates in DR-NTU.

If an embargo or exemption is needed, students need to follow these 5 simple steps:

  1. Fill in the request form.
  2. Get your supervisor to sign and endorse your request form.
  3. Email the completed request form to NTU Library at library@ntu.edu.sg​ and copy to your supervisor.
  4. The Library will revert within 3 working days.
  5. Once approved,

       a) For Embargo: follow the Library’s instructions to submit and set embargo to your work in DR-NTU.  

       b) For Exemption: you are exempted and do not need to submit your work or the metadata record  in DR-NTU.
 
For more details on Embargo/Exemption for DR-NTU Submission, please click here.​