Summer Tracks Information

​The GEM Trailblazer Summer Programme will be offering 5 tracks in 2020.

 

Track 1: Language and Cultural Studies

CF9001
Chinese Language and Cultural Studies
​LM9001
Malay Language (Level 1)


Track 2: Entrepreneurship and Innovation

​*ET9131
Venturing Into Entrepreneurship
​*ET9132
New Venture Financing

  


Track 3: Creative Design and Media

AAA18J
​Painting with Watercolours
AAA18K
​Communication Design (NEW!)
AAA18L
Silkscreen Printing (NEW!)
AAA28D
Arts Across the Borders
AAA28C
Digital Media and Visual Arts: Still Imaging(NEW!)
AAA28Q
Interactive Art (NEW!)
AAA28R
Ceramics I (NEW!)
AAI38G
​Voice (NEW!)
AAR23C
​Film Studies
AAU08A
​Theatre Games: Engagement through Play (NEW!)
AGE08E
​Singapore Kaleidoscope (NEW!)
HA2017
​Foreign Policy Analysis
SS9101 ​Badminton  (NEW!)
SS9104 Basketball (NEW!)


Track 4: Success in the Globalised Marketplace

AB1601
Organisational Behaviour and Design
AB0602
Communication Management Strategies
AB3601
Strategic Management
BC2406​
Analytics I: Visual and Predictive Analytics​
BM2506
Digital Marketing - Connecting with Customers in Today's World
​^BU8101
Accounting: A User's Perspective
​^BU8201
Business Finance
​^BU8501
Marketing for the 21st Century
BU8542
Social Marketing: Making this World a Better Place
​BU8544
Marketing Health: Consumers' Pursuit of Wellness
BU8641
Cultural Intelligence: How to be an Explorer of the World
BU8642
Leadership in the 21st Century

CS2400


​Foundation of Information Analytics


Track 5: New Technologies, New World

​CZ1016
​Introduction to Data Science
​CZ2004
​Human Computer Interaction (NEW!)
EE4483
Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining
EE8084
Cyber Security
MA9030
Bioprinting: Principles and Applications
MA9031
3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing
MA9034
Managing Complex Systems Projects

(Updated  28 February 2020)

Students are allowed to register up to 2 courses within each track or across different tracks. It is the responsibility of the student to make sure that there is no clash in the timetables between the courses.  Please check the schedules
here.

Programme Duration

Courses

Wednesday

Wednesday

Wednesday

Friday

Friday

17-Jun-20

01-Jul-20

15-Jul-20

17-Jul-20

*31-Jul-20

BU8501

6-week programme

BU8201

BU8101

ET9131

 

2-week programme

 

ET9132

 

 

2-week programme

All other courses

 

4-week programme


Description:

Track 1: Language and Cultural Studies

[1.1]

Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name: CF9001 Chinese Language and Cultural Studies
No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor: Ms Zhao Hua

The Chinese Language and Cultural Studies course is ideal for non-native speakers who are interested to pick up basic Chinese language skills as well as gain insights into the Chinese culture, focusing more on the Overseas Chinese, highlighting the uniqueness of learning about the Chinese history and culture in Singapore as compared to learning in China.

This programme is credit-bearing and will be held over a four-week period. The medium of instruction will be mainly in English.

The Chinese Language and Cultural Studies course consists of two parts:

Part 1 – Chinese Language Study (Beginners)

This course is suitable for non-native speakers who wishes to gain an insight into the Chinese Language. The course contents are designed to help students accumulate chinese vocabulary and basic conversational skills for daily usage.

At the beginners level, students will learn writing skills like basic strokes, character components and single-component characters. They can also expect to learn up to 260 Chinese characters, 40 grammatical points and 30 commonly-used sentences.

This course adopts an experiential learning approach that encourages students to participate in several assigned activities which will enhance their listening and conversation skills.

 

Part 2 -  Chinese Cultural Studies           

 
The Chinese cultural studies course aims to expose students to the history and culture Overseas Chinese, arranging a mass lecture “The Chinese Communities in Southeast Asia” that includes a visit to the Chinese Heritage Centre, NTU, and also an excursion to the Peranakan Museum and Asian Civilizations Museum.

 

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Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name: 
LM9001 Malay Language 
No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor: Ms Che Raenahani

The course aims to provide students with the competence in understanding and using basic Malay. In order to familairise students with the target language, the requisite skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing will be taught, along with the rudiments of grammar. These are achieved through thematic and scenario-based learning which will equip students with the necessary vocabulary based on the prescribed themes.

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Track 2: Entrepreneurship and Innovation 


Offered by the Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre (NTC), this track is designed to equip students with fundamental entrepreneurship competencies, business acumen and stamina to build and grow businesses. Consisting of two courses, it will cover topics such as entrepreneurship; creativity; writing business plans; business accounting; intellectual property; marketing strategy; risk evaluation; financial projection; securing finances; and managing team members.

The courses will be conducted from Mondays to Fridays at the Nanyang Technopreneurship Centre in NTU.

Students are required to read carefully the pre-requisites for each course before applying.

 

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Teaching Dates: 6 July - 17 July 2020
Name: 
​ET9131 Venturing Into Entrepreneurship
No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor: ​Mr Ho Kai Joo Jason

Learn about creativity, innovation and new venture creature in the field of  entrepreneurship. Be also exposed to entrepreneurship marketing where you will learn how to select, develop and evaluate new products, set prices and make the most efficient use of public relations and publicity.​

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Teaching Dates: 20 July - 31 July 2020
Name: 
​ET9132 New Venture Financing
No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor: Mr Frankie Lee

Entrepreneurs need money to start and to grow their business. It is important for entrepreneurs to understand how revenue is generated, how to source for funds, how to control cash flow, how to assess the success of the company in monetary terms, and how to value a company for various purposes.

The focus of this course is to expose students to the various financial aspects relating to new ventures.

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Track 3: Creative Design and Media 

This track consists of courses in creative writing, design and media.

Creative Writing courses focus on the various genres of poetry, prose and film as the students recreate and tell their own Asian and Singapore journeys through writing, editing, and new media production tasks. 

The courses in the Creative Design and Media track will be conducted over four weeks in July at the NTU campus. Each course carries 3 academic units (AU). Students can select up to two courses from the track. Proof of English proficiency is required for students taking any of the courses in this track. However this is not applicable for students under exchange scheme and fee-paying students whose home universities’ medium of instruction is in English

 

[3.1]

Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: 
AAA18J Painting with Watercolors 
No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor: Mr David Chan Kian Wei

This course aims to highlight the beauty and ephemeral qualities of watercolour painting. Students will be progressively taught various techniques to achieve different results. There will be an emphasis on hands-on practice as well as keynotes on how to appreciate the visual qualities of watercolour paintings.

 
Students will first be taught basic drawing and paintings skills, after which students are encouraged to take a more experimental and gestural approach to watercolour painting. 
 
 
 

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[3.2] (NEW!)

Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: 
AAA18K Communication Design
No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor: Mr Ng Yong Yi

This studio course introduces students to learn about communicating ideas and information through arrangement of visual elements in 2D through the use of space, type and image. Through new assignments every class, they will acquire basic graphic design skills and realise impactful and meaningful 2D design works.

 

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[3.3] (NEW!)

Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: AAA18L Silkscreen Printing

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor: ​​​​​Ms April Ng

​​This course is an introduction to silkscreen printing as an artistic practice. Students will explore the processes of screen-printing techniques through a thematic approach. Students will begin with the investigation and visualisation of images appropriate to their selected theme. They will explore the possibilities of their ideas in Monotype screen-printing techniques using paper stencils, screen filler, drawing fluid and/or photo emulsion in the experimentation process. Based on the different techniques taught, students will be able to effectively express and translate their ideas in the final project using suitable screen-printing techniques.

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[3.4] (NEW!)

Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: AAA28C Digital Media and Visual Arts: Still Imaging

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor:
 ​​​​​Mr Lee Siew Weng
 

This studio course introduces contemporary digital photography through the experience of technical, expressive and conceptual methods of digital image making. You will be exposed to camera handling techniques, composition skills, studio photography and experimental imaging. You will acquire working methods, visual research skills and knowledge necessary for the successful implementation of meaningful and aesthetic lens-based artwork.

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Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: AAA28D Arts Across the Borders

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor:
 ​​​​​Ms Nicola Choo
 

This course focuses on the discovery and understanding of the artistic heritage, psychogeography and socio-cultural significances of a specific part of Singapore. “Borders” in this sense may comprise the historic, contemporary, architectural, cultural, social, political, psychic and imaginary boundaries that define everyday life in the area. A considerable part of the course will be spent doing experiential work (drawing, maps, photography, video itself). Course work will involve comprising Situationist-inspired interventions that take as starting point the ways that this particular quarter and its inhabitants perform.

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[3.6] (NEW!)

Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: AAA28Q Interactive Art

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor:
 ​​​​​Mr Lim Shengen

 
This course will be structured around three components – studio work, the development of technical skills, and introduction to the broad field of new media / electronic and time-based arts. There are many types of digital an electronic art practices – with many influences. The course will cover a series of topics that have motivated media artists over the last 30 years, as well as historical roots in other “new” medias, such as photo, film, and radio. Art and design practices (whether they are visual, sonic, conceptual, formal, political, commercial ….) are rooted in close observation of the world. Observing the visual qualities of objects, how people behave, what something sounds like, what something feels like, what a text says, how power is articulated – whatever the focus may be, detailed attention and observation are key starting points. We will follow those observations into the digital realm to see how digital representation and distribution affect the making and reception of art, ideas, and relationships. There are no prerequisites for this course.

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[3.7] (NEW!)

Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: AAA28R Ceramics I 

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor:
 ​​​​​Mr Ahmad Bakar
 

This course is design to deepen the understanding and applications of ceramics hand-building techniques for students to delve deeper into the genre of sculpture and functional objects. It is hoped that through this project, students will glean a better understanding about sculpture and functional objects. Students will develop and enhance skills learned in the ceramics class as well as refine and experiment with new materials and techniques.

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[3.8] (NEW!)

Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: AAI38G Voice

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor:
 ​​​​​Dr Chia Wei Khuan
 

This is a course for participants to gain insights and practical experience on healthy voice usage and optimizing their speaking and/or singing voice. Voice quality and analysis are approached through the McClosky Method.

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Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: AAR23C Film Studies 

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor:
 ​​​​​Dr. Dennis Yeo

This course aims to introduce film appreciation and analysis. As this course is offered by the English Language and Literature Academic Group, the focus of the course is on film as a construct of art and narrative, paying particular attention to aspects of film form, aesthetics and style. Due to the constraints of time, we will study primarily contemporary feature films from the year 2000. The course is divided into two parts. Part One introduces the four elements of film namely mise-en-scene, cinematography, editing and sound that provide the basic vocabulary of film studies. Part Two studies filmic texts as visual forms of story-telling and explores the issues of representation and spectatorship.

 

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[3.10] (NEW!)

Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: AAU08A Theatre Games: Engagement through Play 

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor:
 ​​​​​Ms Claire Jacqueline Sutherington

This course examines a range of theatre games conventionally used in a participatory classroom to build specific skills and capabilities. Students will be introduced to theatre practitioners such Augusto Boal, Viola Spolin, Clive Barker and Chris Johnston, who have developed theatre games for actor training as well as team-building. These theories, methods and practices will be used to engage participants in a range of reflective processes, critical dialogue and physical activities that promote stronger social-emotional learning opportunities, inter-personal and intrapersonal skills, as well as civic and social awareness through activities that enhance team-building, trust, confidence, collaboration and the extension of imagination. The principles of practice that underpin the use of theatre games will be explored and explicated in relation to non-traditional theatre contexts. The course will equip students with the necessary facilitation and planning skills crucial for the incorporation of theatre games in the development of programmes to engage an intended audience. Students will learn how to design a short programme using theatre games, in order to work creatively within a range of community settings and expectations. They will also be required to facilitate theatre games for this purpose as part of their assessment.

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[3.11] (NEW!)

Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: AGE08E Singapore Kaleidoscope

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor:
 ​​​​​Dr Tricia Seow

Singapore is a nation rich in its natural and cultural heritage, with a diverse, well-educated population ready to meet the challenges of living in the 21st society. This course will draw on the diverse perspectives of people living in Singapore to examine Singapore’s natural landscapes, society, culture and heritage, as well as Singapore’s geo-political landscape and future prospects. In the course, students will engage with different perspectives, experience Singapore through a range of lenses, and explore the critical challenges, issues, and perspectives necessary to understand Singapore in the 21st century.

This course focuses on three main components:
• Singapore’s Natural Heritage: Focus on Singapore’s bio-diversity & natural landscapes.
• Singapore Society & Culture: Focus on Singapore society, culture & heritage.
• Singapore in the World: Study of Singapore’s geo-political landscape

Through a range of self-directed, inquiry-based options provided in a blended learning framework, students will have opportunities to develop appreciation and understanding of challenges, issues, and perspectives central to these three areas of study.

 

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Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: HA2017 Foreign Policy Analysis
No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor:
 ​​​​​Dr. Ana Cristina D. Alves

This course will familiarize the students with the key concepts and theories in foreign policy analysis and the complexity of factors influencing foreign policy decisions, from state and nonstate actors, domestic and international structures, to the variety of models, implementation strategies, instruments, drivers and challenges affecting foreign policy choices. The course will combine the discussion of the above topics with practical exercises involving the analysis of illustrative case studies (drawing from relevant historical and contemporary examples), promoting by these means students’ engagement with current debates in the field while fostering at the same time their public presentation, argumentation and critical analysis skills.

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[3.13] (NEW!)

Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: SS9101 Badminton

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor:
 ​​​​​Dr John Tan

The course aims to provide students with opportunities to acquire the knowledge, understanding and experience necessary to develop an appreciation of, and play, the sport of badminton. Students will be taught the essential skills necessary to play the sport.

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[3.14] (NEW!)

Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: SS9104 Basketball

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor:
 ​​​​​Mr Tan Shern Meng

This course is designed to provide you with the basic skills and knowledge to play and enjoy recreational basketball. You will be taught on basic fundamental skills, rule/terminology, team offense/defense, and situational strategies.

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Track 4: Success in the Globalised Marketplace

The diverse range of course includes leadership, cultural intelligence, business finance, marketing, accounting, negotiation and etc. This track will be offered over 4-6 weeks. Refer to the exact dates of each course below.
Students who wish to gain all-round insights into the global skill sets required for today's competitive marketplace and corporate world will be able to select from a wide range of business and humanities courses in this track.

Students can select up to 2 courses from this track. Proof of English proficiency is required for students taking Business and Management Summer courses.


[4.1]

Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: AB1601 Organisational Behaviour and Design

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor: Dr Daniel Siew

This course aims to prepare you for the work life and develop their abilities to lead and manage people. The course helps you to understand behaviour in orgainsations; how people perceive things, what shapes their attitudes and drives their behaviour, and how to motivate them to strive for both personal and organisational goals. Only then can leaders begin to develop human capital, to influence and inspire their people to achieve organisational excellence. This course is also designed to provide a good grounded understanding of behaviour in organisations. Through the science of OB, participants will acquire the body of knowledge to develop key managerial and leadership competencies required to interact and work effectively with superiors, peers and subordinates. The design of assignments and classroom activities also aims to help you link theories to practices.

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Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: AB0602 Communication Management Strategies 

No. of Academic Units: 4 AUs
Name of Instructor: 
Ms Lee Hui Kwang

​This course will prepare students for written and oral communication challenges in the rapidly evolving business environment. It will help students to present themselves confidently and professionally in the way they speak, write and participate in their chosen profession.

Apart from discussing strategies in relational and persuasive oral communication, special emphasis will also be placed on how written messages can be crafted and presented in a concise, structured and effective manner. Students will get opportunities to hone your presentation skills through video-taped assignments, as well as receive personalised feedback on your performance. Students will also gain from practice in crafting messages for a range of business contexts, including letters/email and longer documents like reports and proposals. 

The course aims to teach students about the theoretical frameworks, strategies and skills to:
  • Prepare and deliver impactful business presentations
  • Produce effective business writing and reports

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Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: AB3601 Strategic Management 
No. of Academic Units: 4 AUs
Name of Instructor: Dr Clive Choo
Pre-Requisite: Organisational Behaviour / Marketing

The Strategic Management course focuses on identifying and understanding the sources of superior firm performance through a process of analyses and syntheses. This entails an understanding of theoretical concepts and frameworks that would be taught in the course. You will learn to analyse the external and internal environments of the firm, fo
rmulate and execute different types of strategies with the considerations of ethics and good corporate governance. Strategic issues are examined from the perspective of a chief executive or general manager who should focus on how s/he can formulate effective strategies and develop the necessary resources and capabilities to achieve sustainable competitive advantage in a highly volatile and competitive global environment.

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Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: BC2406 Analytics I: Visual & Predictive Techniques 

No. of Academic Units: 4 AUs
Name of Instructor: Mr Chew Chee Hua Neumann

Most organizations are data rich and information poor. The large volumes of data in an organization are “oilfields” rich in information content that are pending extraction with the right tools and models. Analytics involves the art of data exploration, visualization, communication and the science of analyzing large quantities of data in order to discover meaningful patterns and useful insights to support decision-making. The primary objective of this course is to introduce students to various techniques available to extract useful insights from the large volumes of data. At the end of the course, students will not only see the substantial opportunities that exist in real world, but also learn techniques that allow them to exploit these opportunities. This course focus on the use of open source R software, which is one of the key analytics software used in various industries and a critical skillset required in the job market for analytics and data science professionals.

 

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Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: BM2506 Digital Marketing - Connecting with Customers in Today's World

No. of Academic Units: 4 AUs
Name of Instructor:
 Dr Wong King Yin
Digital technologies are capturing the imagination of people worldwide. Businesses, including the marketing discipline, are slow to capitalize on the potential gains afforded by these technologies. Specifically, misconceptions abound on what marketing through digital technologies, like social media, entails.

This course will provide an overview of conducting marketing through digital media and explore the consequences of deploying these. Marketing will be addressed through digital media starting with fundamentals of digital marketing and strategies for its management. Issues in implementing a digital marketing initiative will be reviewed. Social media marketing will be highlighted due to its current prominence. The course will sport trends and highlight opportunities for those wishing to enter this field. Students will be provided with training and hands-on experience.

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Teaching Dates: 22 June - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: BU8101 Accounting: A User's Perspective 

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor:
​  Dr Kwan Chee Wai

This is a basic course in financial and managerial accounting meant for non-accounting and non- business students. It exposes students to the environment of accounting and its role in providing useful information for decision making by various stakeholders of business organizations. By the end of the course, students should be able to appreciate the role, scope and value of information for managing business organizations towards achieving their goals.

Students will learn fundamental concepts and techniques in financial and managerial accounting, through solving business problems. In this course, students are treated to an understanding of a broad range of the underlying accounting concepts without the need to be involved in too much detail associated with the processes. Whilst non-accounting and non-business students need not have to prepare comprehensive financial statements, it would be beneficial for them to be able to understand, interpret, analyse and use them.

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Teaching Dates: 22 June - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: BU8201 Business Finance 

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor:
​  Mr Daniel Ong

This course provides non-business and non-accounting students with a broad understanding of the principles and practice of Business Finance/Financial Management. By the end of this course, students would have acquired sufficient finance knowledge to understand and appreciate how various financial decisions can have significant impact on the Profit/Loss and value of firms. They would also be familiar with pricing of stocks and bonds.

This is a basic course in finance with emphasis on the major financial decisions made by companies and the valuation of investments made by them. The course starts by examining the various forms of businesses and the importance of interest rates. Time value of money, and the linkage between risk and return, lays the foundation for evaluating the price of bonds and stocks. Students will learn and apply principles of capital budgeting (calculating the profitability of various projects and deciding which one to proceed) and capital structure (financing approved projects by issuing shares or bonds, or using retained earnings). The course concludes with the evaluation of whether a company should use extra cash to pay dividends or repurchase its own shares. 

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Teaching Dates: 22 June - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: BU8501 Marketing for the 21st Century 

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor: Mr Arthur Soh

This course is designed for students who have chosen to specialise in disciplines other than business. This course will discuss the basic principles of marketing with a focus on its practice and how this understanding could potentially enhance the students' future performance in their chosen field.

A hands-on approach is expected of students and activities have been incorporated to encourage observation and enhance analytical ability. The course will require students to analyse businesses, lead discussions and present analysis and recommendations on selected organisations.

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Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: BU8542 Social Marketing: Making this World a Better Place 

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor:
​ Adjunct Associate Professor Gerard Dionicio Gonzales

​Social marketing is the use of business marketing concepts and techniques to change behaviour for the betterment of society. The course is designed for students concerned about social issues and passionate about making a difference.  It exposes students to a myriad of social problems plaguing society and acquaints them with marketing concepts, tools and strategies to effect change. Students will work in teams to develop a social marketing campaign to address a social problem.

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Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: BU8544 Marketing Health: Consumers' Pursuit of Wellness

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor:
​ Dr Wong King Yin

The health, beauty, and wellness industry is predicted to have a strong growth in the coming years. With the disposable income and life expectancy increasing, many consumers are willing to spend considerable amount of income on seeking and keeping health and beauty. Healthy lifestyle has become a global trend with many health-conscious followers. With the growing ageing population around the world, high quality healthcare services that provides patients a pleasant experience are in great demand. This course will provide an overview of conducting marketing in three sectors of the growing health industry:
  1. Consumer health and beauty products/services (e.g. healthy foods, gym membership, sports apparel, slimming treatment services);
  2. Healthcare services (e.g. services in hospitals, clinics, senior-living communities, pharmacies); and
  3. Health and wellness tourism (e.g. travel for medical exam, medical spa, spiritual experiences, mind-body connection).

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Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: BU8641 Cultural Intelligence: How to be an Explorer of the World

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor:
​ Dr Catherine Peyrols Wu

Cultural Intelligence is the capability to function effectively across national, ethnic and organisational cultures. IQ and EQ are no longer enough. Culture intelligence is becoming a critical predator for success in the borderless world of the 21st century.

This course will provide you with a conceptual framework for cultural intelligence, as well as a set of tools to navigate and explore the world.

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Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: BU8642 Leadership in the 21st Century 

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor:
​ Dr Stewart L. Arnold

This course aims to facilitate the learning of theoretical knowledge and practical skills (e.g. coaching, teambuilding, goal-setting, and conduct effective meetings).

This course aims to educate students on the leadership domain and unmask the essential skills a leader would require to be competent especially in the 21st century. A mixture of lectures, case studies, class activities, experiential exercises and assessment tools will be used in this course to facilitate students’ understanding of the leadership domain and prepare them to embark on their leadership journey in the 21st century.

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Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: CS2400 Foundation of Information Analytics 

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor: Dr Lee Chu Keong

​Today, many organisations generate and collect unimaginable quantities of data of all types. However, merely collecting lots of data is pointless. The critical step is to analyse the data so that it can be transformed into information and action. An important tool that enables this transformation to take place is statistics.This is the subject matter of this course. Statistics will be presented in a mathematically friendly and non-threatening manner. The course emphasizes conceptual understanding and practical application of the material, and not on exact keystrokes needed to accomplish specific statistical tests.

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Track 5: New Technologies, New World         


This track introduces the world of 3D printing, bio-printing and their applications in the real world, with exciting courses on energy and cyber security being recently added.

[5.1]

Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: CZ1016 Introduction to Data Science
No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor: Dr Sourav Sen Gupta​

In today's era of Information, 'Data' is the new driving force, provided we know how to extract relevant 'Intelligence'. This course will start with the core principles of Data Science, and will equip you with the basic tools and techniques of data handling, exploratory data analysis, data visualization, data-based inference, and data-focussed communication. The course will also introduce you to the fundamentals of Machine Learning – prediction, classification, clustering, anomaly detection – to set the computational framework for Data Science. The goal is to motivate you to work closely with data and make data-driven decisions in your field of study. The course will also touch upon ethical issues in Data Science and motivate you to explore the cutting-edge applications related to Big Data, Neural Networks and Deep Learning. Python will be the language of choice to introduce hands-on computational techniques.

Learning Outcomes : By the end of this course, you (as a student) would be expected to be able to:

1.            identify and define data-oriented problems and data-driven decisions in real life

2.            discuss and illustrate the problems in terms of data exploration and visualization,

3.            apply basic machine learning tools to extract inferential information from the data,

4.            compose an engaging "data-story" to communicate the problem and the inference.

Pre-requisite: Python will be the language of choice to introduce hands-on computational techniques. Thus, it is required for the students to know basic Python Programming. Familiarity with the Jupyter Notebook environment will be a bonus, but it is not required.

 

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Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: CZ2004 Human Computer Interaction

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor: Dr Owen Noel Newton Fernando

This course aims to provide an introduction to human‐computer interaction, with an overarching goal of inculcating into you the habit of adopting a user‐centric perspective on usability when designing, evaluating and innovating new user interfaces. More specifically, the objectives are to get you to:

(a) Appreciate and understand the significance of considering usability issues in interface development, including user requirements, measurements and various usability tests
(b) Acquire vocabulary to frame and articulate HCI issues and considerations for different computing applications
(c) Learn first principles in user interface design and develop basic ability to apply design considerations to both current and future interface modalities
(d) Obtain a perspective of how HCI needs to be aligned with human thought processes and physical abilities
(e) Be aware of the large range of user interfaces in society today, and appreciate how HCI design is applied in various sectors of the computing industry.

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Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: EE4483 Artificial Intelligence and Data Mining 

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor: Dr Tan Yap PengDr Chen LihuiDr Wen Bihan

The course is designed to introduce both:

 
 
  1. The traditional approach to machine learning using symbolic representations and manipulations, i.e., knowledge representations and problem solving techniques, and
  2. Techniques and application of machine learning techniques to data mining.

 

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Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: EE8084 Cyber Security 
No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor: Dr Chan Chee Keong

The course aims to provide students with basic appreciation and understanding of the underlying security issues and implications of the use of various networked systems and electronic devices in the modern cyber‐society from a user perspective.The course will:
 
 
  • Provide overview of information systems and devices in a global network environment, threats to information systems and devices, security models, and concepts for secrecy, integrity and availability.
  • Explore other topics of security concerns.
  • Evaluation of secure information systems, security requirements analysis, security management policies, security trends and emerging technologies.
 

 

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Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: MA9030 Bioprinting: Principles and Applications 

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor: Associate Professor Yeong Wai Yee

This course aims to provide a general understanding of Bioprinting - a multidisciplinary technology that merges the field of cell culture, biomaterials science and mechanical engineering. This is a new manufacturing paradigm that has huge potential impact in the development of advanced biological tissue models and medical therapeutic products.

The course will: 

  • Introduce tissue engineering and scoffolds for tissue engineering.
  • Explain various bioprinting processes and the materials used .
  • Teach about cell sources and 3D cell culture techniques.

Other topics covered includes computational design and simulation in bioprinting. Students will also attend a workshop on bioprinting.

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Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Name of Course: MA9031 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing 

No. of Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor: Associate Professor Yeong Wai Yee


This course will begin with an introduction and elaboration on the importance of 3D printing and a description of the process chain. It aims to:

  • ​​Provide a general understanding of Additive Manufacturing, or 3D Printing as it is more commonly known.
  • Equip students with all the 3D printing systems and technologies, their pros and cons. 
  • Cover the file format used in 3D printers. 
  • Cover a comprehensive range of applications and case studies
  • Describe the benching, growth and trends of the technology ​

 

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Teaching Dates: 6 July - 31 July 2020
Course name: MA9034 Managing Complex Systems Projects 
Academic Units: 3 AUs
Name of Instructor: Mr Yeo Khim Teck

This course introduces the background and challenges of managing complex systems projects. These challenges include the global shortage of qualified and capable project and program managers to meet national development needs in implementing infrastructure, industrial and defence projects.
The course first looks into the fundamental differences between a complex engineered system project and a non-complex or complicated one. To deal with the challenges, the course explores the need for different mind-sets, capabilities, and a new set of theories, framework and approaches, in learning about and coping with complexity, uncertainties and emergent risks.  The importance of adopting systems thinking and systems engineering approaches will be emphasized in dealing with complex emergent issues and associated problems solving approach including complexity mapping and leadership.
Case studies on large engineering and infrastructural systems projects will be used to develop a deeper appreciation and understanding of the real-world challenges involved.  Managing Complex Systems Projects also acknowledges the interdependency between the disciplines of systems engineering and project management.

 

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