Double Degree B.Sc. (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences & B.Medicine (Chinese Medicine)

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Programme Requirements

The degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences is one of the two degrees that will be awarded to students upon successful completion of a 5-year double-degree programme in biomedical sciences and Chinese medicine.

The B.Sc. in Biomedical Sciences will be awarded by Nanyang Technological University while the Bachelor of Medicine (Major in Chinese Medicine) will be awarded by the Beijing University of Chinese Medicine, People’s Republic of China.

The period of study for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences at NTU is three academic years after which the student will proceed to BUCM for their 4th and 5th years.

During the period of study for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences, a candidate must pursue such courses of study as may be prescribed by Regulations made by the Academic Board on the recommendation of the School of Biological Sciences.

Successful completion of the programme requires a candidate to have:

  1. obtained a total of not less than 152 academic units within the maximum period permitted, unless a candidate has been granted exemption by the School from taking certain courses, on a case-by-case basis;
  2. gained a pass grade in all the major and general education requirement courses as determined by the School of Biological Sciences; and
  3. fulfilled such other requirements as may be prescribed by the Academic Board.

Courses of Study

The courses of study and the distribution of the courses for the degree of Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences will be determined by the School of Biological Sciences with the approval of the University.

 Each course will be assigned a certain number of academic units as determined by the University.
The distribution of the courses of study and the associated number of academic units are shown in the table below.

There are five compulsory components in the curriculum:

Major Core courses

Major Core courses are offered throughout the programme of study. The courses are foundation courses designed to provide essential training in the fundamental biomedical sciences.

Major Elective courses

Major Elective courses provide students with opportunities to explore specialized areas of biology in more depth and intensity. The students may select their courses of study according to their own interests and career goals. Emphasis will be placed on group work and discussion of research papers.

General Education Requirement:

Core courses The GER Core courses are specified by the School as being essential for the training of today’s science graduates. The courses cover areas such as communication skills.

General Education Requirement:

Prescribed Elective courses Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences candidates are required to read and pass GER Prescribed Electives from a range of areas. The number of academic units to be read in each area is specified by the School and in the table below. Candidates have the flexibility to choose during which semester they will read the individual courses.

General Education Requirement:

Unrestricted Elective courses Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences candidates are required to read and pass 9 academic units of GER Unrestricted Electives. Candidates may select to read any courses from the list of Unrestricted Electives offered by all Schools within the University. Candidates have the flexibility to choose during which semester they will read the individual courses.

Academic Unit requirements for candidates admitted to the Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Sciences in 2011 or later.

 For students admitted in AY2014 and onwards
B.Sc. (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences Requirements – Nanyang Technological University
Course Type
AU
Core
114
Major Prescribed Elective (Major PE)
18
General Education Requirement (GER)
Core
10
Prescribed Elective (PE)
Business & Management (BM)
3
Liberal Arts (LA)
0
Science, Technology & Society (STS)
0
Unrestricted Electives (UE)
3
Total AUs
148
B. Medicine (Chinese Medicine Requirements – Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
24 Core Courses
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For students admitted in AY2013 and before
B.Sc. (Hons) in Biomedical Sciences Requirements – Nanyang Technological University
Course Type
AU
Core
114
Major Prescribed Elective (Major PE)
18
General Education Requirement (GER)
Core
6
Prescribed Elective (PE)
Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences (AHSS)
0
Business & Management (BM)
3
Liberal Studies (LS)
0
Science, Technology & Society (STS)
0
Unrestricted Electives (UE)
9
Total AUs
150
B. Medicine (Chinese Medicine Requirements – Beijing University of Chinese Medicine
24 Core Courses

 For information about the University Academic Unit System, Grade Point Average System and calculation of Honours Classification please refer to the AUS Handbook here http://www.ntu.edu.sg/Services/Academic/undergraduates/Pages/AcademicUnitSystem(AUS).aspx