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Special Summer Programme 2020

For AY2020 undergraduate intake

In view of the change in start of Term from May 2020 to September 2020 for incoming students for AY2020, SUTD has curated a series of special summer programmes. These programmes are offered to students whose matriculation fall in January, May and June 2020. Depending on the admission profile, incoming students will be able to take up to 2 credit-bearing modules before the start of Term in September.

The programmes will be conducted on campus. However in light of the COVID-19 situation, all lessons and activities will be conducted online until the situation eases and on-campus activities can be resumed.

Click on the respective programme names below for more information.

Special Summer Integrated Learning Programme (SS ILP)

The Special Summer Integrated Learning Programme (SS ILP) is a series of Math, Physics, Biology and Chemistry bridging modules which will be replacing the Integrated Learning Programme 3 (ILP3) originally scheduled to run in April for students who have accepted our offer for term start in May 2020. 

Modules Dates
SS ILP Mathematics/Physics 6 July to 14 August 2020
SS ILP Chemistry/Biology 6 July to 14 August 2020


Timetable

Group Weekly Timetable (10 hours/week)
6 July to 14 August 2020
SS ILP Mathematics/Physics Monday (9AM – 11.30AM and 1PM – 3.30PM)
Wednesday (9AM – 11.30AM and 1PM – 3.30PM)
SS ILP Chemistry/Biology A Tuesday (9AM – 11.30AM and 1PM – 3.30PM)
Thursday (9AM – 11.30AM and 1PM – 3.30PM)
SS ILP Chemistry/Biology B Wednesday (9AM – 11.30AM and 1PM – 3.30PM)
Friday (9AM – 11.30AM and 1PM – 3.30PM)

Note: Mathematics/Physics is taught as 1 subject over 6 weeks and Chemistry/Biology is taught as 1 subject over 6 weeks.


Eligibility

  • All students who have matriculated by June, except SM2 students, International Students and students who have completed ILP2 in January.
  • Students who matriculate by June may take SS ILP Math/Phy and/or SS ILP Chem/Bio.
  • Students who are conditionally admitted on ILP are required to take all SS ILP modules.
  • Students who did not take the subjects at H2 (or equivalent) or Advanced modules in their Polytechnic diploma are encouraged to attend SS ILP.
Special Summer ILP Computing

The Special Summer ILP Computing module is specially designed to provide basic coding and programming skills. 

Timetable

Group Weekly Timetable (6 hours/week)
6 July to 14 August 2020
SS ILP Computing Class 1 Tuesday (4PM – 6PM)
Wednesday (4PM – 6PM)
Friday (4PM – 6PM)
SS ILP Computing Class 2 Monday (1PM – 3PM)
Wednesday (1PM – 3PM)
Friday (1PM – 3PM)



Eligibility

  • All students matriculated by June, except SM2 students
Special Summer English Programme (SS EP)

It is an avenue for students to brush up their language skills, and to better prepare them for their subsequent English Writing Entrance Test (EWET), Freshmore Communication Programme (FCP), HASS electives and various pillar written assignments.

SS EP is recommended for those who scored C or below for GP / EL5102 / EL5101 or D or below for KI / TOK.


Timetable

Group Weekly Timetable (1.5 hours/week)
SS EP Group B 6 July to 14 August 2020
Tuesday 4.30PM – 6PM; or
Thursday 4.30PM – 6PM

The class size is small (15-20), as the language instructor utilises unique SUTD classroom based learning pedagogy, which provides for a lot of face-to-face interaction. However, in light of the COVID-19 situation, all lessons will be conducted online until the situation eases and on-campus activities can be resumed.


Eligibility

  • All students matriculated by June, except SM2 students


How to apply

For SS ILP

  • Application period: 22 June to 28 June 2020
  • Students will be notified of the application outcome and the details of the lessons by 1 July 2020
Apply for SS ILP

For SS ILP Computing and SS EP

  • Students who have completed the online matriculation will receive the detailed information and schedule of the SSP before the start of the application window
  • Application portal will open at 8.00AM on 22 June and close at 5.00PM on 28 June 2020
  • Students will be notified of the registration outcome and the details of the lesson by 1 July 2020
Apply for SS ILP Computing and SS EP


Are there any costs involved?

While tuition fees are not chargeable till classes begin, there will be a minimal charge for these Special Summer Programmes in the form of the Compulsory Miscellaneous Fee (CMF) for one term. The CMF will go towards coverage for health and insurance, student activities and also usage of sports facilities (when on-campus activities can resume). This payment of CMF will cover both the SSP and Term 1. 


Have questions?

For more information, please contact the respective contact person:

Information Regarding Contact Person
Applications Ms Eileen Lim
eileenlim@sutd.edu.sg
SS Integrated Learning Programme Ms Grace Ang
grace_ang@sutd.edu.sg
SS ILP Computing Ms Felice Peck
felice_peck@sutd.edu.sg
SS EP Dr Susan Wong
susan_wong@sutd.edu.sg

Information correct as of 10 June 2020 and is subject to change.


FAQs

What is SSP?

Because the start of Term 1 has been moved from May 2020 to September 2020, the SSP is a series of summer programmes specially designed to allow newly matriculated students to take up to 2 credit-bearing modules, an Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) project and/or bridging courses starting in May 2020.

Do I get credits for taking modules under SSP?

Certain programmes are credit-bearing modules which are specially designed and have the same syllabus and rigour as the respective modules in the SUTD undergraduate curriculum. Should you pass the credit-bearing module(s) under SSP, you can earn advanced credits for your undergraduate study at SUTD.

What if I fail any of the credit-bearing subject (i.e., SS Math, SS Physics or HASS)?

You will not get any credit for the subjects you failed. As SS Math and SS Physics are foundation subjects, you will have to retake the respective modules when you are in Term 1. The “Policy on Grading and Academic Performance (for students admitted in AY2020 & onwards)” will be enforced from Term 1 (Sep 2020).
 
If you failed HASS, you may retake the same HASS module or take another HASS module in your upper year of study to fulfil the graduation requirement. The failed HASS grade(s) from the SSP and the grade of the retake(s) or replacement module(s) will be shown in the transcript and computed into the GPA.
 
A full-fledged SUTD student has to take 32 modules to meet the graduation requirements of a Bachelor degree.

Can I drop an SSP/SS ILP module?

Yes, you may drop an SSP/SS ILP module within the second week of the start of the class. Once you have dropped an SS ILP module, you will not be able to take up another SS ILP or SSP module. However, if you are a student under CA (ILP), it is compulsory for you to take both SS ILP Math/Physics and SS ILP Chemistry/Biology.

If I pass SS Math or SS Physics, do I need to take Design 2D project in Term 1?

Design 2D is a signature programme in SUTD where students get to experience how the multiple subjects in a term are related to each other. If you pass SS Math or SS Physics, although you are not required to take Modelling and Analysis or Physical World modules in term 1, you are required to participate in the Design 2D in Term 1. When you have successfully completed the Design 2D (not credit-bearing), it will be reflected in your transcript.

If I take a HASS module, will I be able to take a minor?

Yes, you can do a minor. However, note that there are specific HASS modules which are required by the minor(s) that you are interested in. If the HASS module(s) you have taken is not among those required by the minor that you choose at the end of Freshmore year, you will have to take an additional HASS modules during your upper years to fulfill the minor requirement. Find out more about minors.