Academic Programme

Discovering Science will lay the foundation for your journey as a scientist. We have designed this module to develop/enhance basics skills that are essential for research and work. You will focus on scientific writing, information literacy,  literature reviews, programming (Python), presentations, viva-voce, communicating and working in a team and general science communication.

This module is worth 4 MC and extends over two semesters. The luxury of two semesters means you will have time to internalise and sharpen these skills without rushing through. This module is taught not only by SPS staff and mentors but also by individuals from Centre for English Learning (CELC) and the Science Library.

More details and a write up on the module by the SPS 2017 batch can be found at the module page.

Integrated Science Project (SP3172) is the most important module of the SPS academic programme. It is a fast track to gain valuable research experience. It allows you to conduct an interdisciplinary research project under the supervision of a Principal Investigator (PI) from the University and the SPS mentors. You have the freedom to work in an area outside your chosen specialisation.

More details on the module can be found at the module page.

Atoms to Molecules (A2M, SP2173) examine particles, their quantum properties, and how they come together to form more massive structures, such as molecules. This module will equip you with the basics of physics and calculus necessary to understand the quantum mechanical picture of how atoms form molecules.

More details and a write up on the module by the SPS 2017 batch can be found at the module page.

The Cell (SP2174) studies how cells process information with fidelity, and how they behave as stochastic systems that harness, store, and utilize energy in ways that obey conservation laws.

More details and write up on the module by SPS 2017 batch can be found at the module page.

The Earth (SP3175) is a voyage in time and space. We will use system thinking to investigate and unravel the keys of what makes Earth so special. Our main tools will be computer modelling and fieldwork research.

More details and a write up on the module by the SPS 2017 batch can be found at the module page.

The Universe (SP3176) traces the development of ideas in cosmology, from heliocentric planetary motion, the expanding Universe, to Einstein’s cosmology. Students will also have hands-on experience on observational astronomy and opportunities to explore areas of astronomy/cosmology of their interest.

More details and a write up on the module by the SPS 2017 batch can be found at the module page.