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BA(Hons) Economics

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

17100 SGD
8050 SGD

Application fee

International 30 SGD
National 10 SGD
School of Humanities and Social Sciences
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7
TOEFL-IBT (min)100
SAT (avg)600

About this course

Economics is a social science that deals with the creation, distribution and consumption of wealth. Because it is about people and the real world, Economics enables students to learn about banking, finance, globalization, and also about broader social issues such as poverty, education, health and the environment. It is a versatile discipline with close links to politics, sociology, psychology, business and finance. 

The appeal of Economics lies especially in its application of theory and quantitative methods to contemporary economic problems. It helps students to think logically, rationally and rigorously. Graduates in Economics as such acquire problem-solving skills that prepare them for a wide range of careers both in the public and private sectors. 

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Eligibility Criteria

Applicants with qualifications as deemed fit by the university (based on their online application) may be required to sit for an NTU Entrance Examination before a final decision on admission can be made. 

Prerequisites for this course are:  A good grade in Additional Mathematics at Junior High School Level / Mathematics at IB Standard Level and A good grade in English at Senior High School Level / IB Standard Level

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Course Modules

To graduate, students are required to complete 126 academic units (AUs) from the General Education Requirements (GER) and Econ Major Requirements (ECON).

Core: (22 AUs)

  • HE1001 Microeconomics Principles (Year 1) 
  • HE1002 Macroeconomics Principles (Year 1) 
  • HE2001 Intermediate Microeconomics 
  • HE2002 Intermediate Macroeconomics 
  • Choose ONE from the following :
    • HE1004 Introduction to Statistical Theory & Methods 3 Not offered
    • HE1005 Introduction to Probability and Statistical Inference
  • Choose ONE from the following :
    • HE2004 Introductory Econometrics 
    • HE2005 Principles of Econometrics
    • HE4010 Singapore Economy in a Globalised World

Prescribed Electives: (47 AUs)

Ideally a student is required to do 14 economics related electives (or 12 in case they're pursuing a final year project)

GER Core: (12 AUs)

  • Communication Skills
    • HW0103 Introduction to Critical Writing (Compulsory)
    • HW0204 Research Writing in the Social Sciences (Compulsory)
  • Absolute Basic for Careers
  • Career Power Up!
  • Singapore Studies
  • Sustainability
  • Ethnics & Academic Integrity
  • Enterprise & Innovation

GER Prescribed Electives: (15 AUs)

Students choose 5 courses from 3 categories of studies with at least 1 course in each category:

  • Liberal Arts (LA)
  • Science, Technology and Society (STS)
  • Business and Management (BM)

Free Electives: (30 AUs)

Students may fulfill the remaining AUs from any school. This choice may include the second Major, one or two Minor(s), more Economics electives or Professional Attachment.

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How to Apply

Application to undergraduate programmes is done online at home or anywhere else the student prefers. There is no hard-copy application form. The student receives a confirmation email with their application number after they have successfully submitted the application form.

The student must click on the appropriate link showing your qualification to submit an application. Only one electronic application form corresponds to your high school qualification can be submitted.

The applicant is required to submit the required supporting documents by the deadline to complete your application:

  • Passport particulars page. 
  • High school results slip/certificate/Diploma
  • Secondary school results slip or certificate
  • University academic transcripts (for current or former university student only)
  • TOEFL, SAT, IELTS or PTE Academic or ACT with Writing (if applicable)
  • International Olympiad Award Certificate (if applicable)

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