Broad-based curriculum a key feature of some universities in Singapore

Such interdisciplinary education helps grads be more flexible, say recruitment experts

Several universities in Singapore already have courses that straddle disciplines in a bid to offer undergraduates a broad-based education, experts said. PHOTO: LIANHE ZAOBAO
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Several universities in Singapore already have courses that straddle disciplines in a bid to offer undergraduates a broad-based education, experts said.

In particular, tertiary institutions with curricula influenced by the US model allow students to break out of silos such as purely humanities or hard sciences courses, said National Institute of Education don Jason Tan.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 25, 2020, with the headline Broad-based curriculum a key feature of some universities in Singapore. Subscribe