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HE4099 Graduation Project (GP)


 
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 Major ​MAEC Major
​1 ​To qualify as a Year 4 student, student is to complete at least 91 AUs by the end of the applying semester (assuming that you pass all current courses). ​Student is to complete 5 Economics Core Courses in Year 1 & 2 - HE1001, HE1002, HE2001, HE2002 & HE2005.
​2 ​Completed 6 Economics Core Courses & at least 8 Economics Major Prescribed Electives by the end of the applying semester (assuming that you pass all current courses). Completed at least 2 Economic Electives.
​3 ​cGPA must be 3.90 and above. ​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 4000- level 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.

Students who satisfy GP requirements may seek permission to do an early registration.
An early registration applies to students whom at the time of application, are in Year 3 Semester 2. 
Students can opt to read HE4099 when their Year 3 Semester 2 commences, if they have met all eligibility requirements stated above.

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

Students will be updated of their application status by Week 1 of the following semester. 
Undergraduate Economics Office will register HE4099, after add/drop period of the following semester. 


Important Information

Important Dates

Commencing S1 AY2019-20 to S2 AY2019-20

HE4099_Pre-registration Guideline_S1AY1920.pdf
​Commencing S2 AY2019-20 to S1 AY2020-21 HE4099_Pre-registration Guideline_S2_AY1920.pdf

 

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