Leveraging on the strengths and expertise of four NTU schools, this multidisciplinary and cross-disciplinary degree programme aims:
To train professional Infocomm engineers with strong technical skills to meet the demand for Infocomm manpower.
To train engineers with an exposure to the artistic and creative processes and equip them with an understanding of the needs of the growing media industry.
To provide graduates with a strong foundation in mathematics, information sciences and soft-skills for diverse careers and life-long learning.
To develop graduates with a good understanding of their roles in society and a strong sense of ethical and professional responsibilities.
The programme is mainly technical. Sixty percent of the curriculum is devoted to technical courses in Information and Communications Engineering, such as programming, computer hardware/software, communications and networking, and digital audio/image/video processing. This strong emphasis on technical foundation produces infocomm professionals equipped to work in the IT, computer and communications industries.
The programme also exposes students to the artistic and creative aspects of the media industry. About 20% of the curriculum is devoted to courses such as digital art and design, animation and game design, and radio/TV/movie production. This part of the curriculum allows students to graduate with a sound knowledge of media design and production in line with industrial needs. The graduates will be able to work with media designers in content creation, production and delivery. They will be in a unique position to better understand the needs of the content creators and to develop new technologies and tools which will help the Media industry achieve higher productivity and elevate it to the next level of excellence.
Besides the specialized training, students are ensured a holistic and rich learning experience, as 20% of the curriculum is devoted to broadening courses in arts, humanities and social sciences, science and technology, and business and communication skills. These arm students with the capacity to readily adapt to the demands of tomorrow.
The Student Learning Outcomes for the B.Eng.(IEM) programme are:
(A) Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering to the solution of complex engineering problems;
(B) Design and conduct experiments, analyse, interpret data and synthesise valid conclusions;
(C) Design a system, component, or process, and synthesise solutions to achieve desired needs;
(D) Identify, formulate, research through relevant literature review, and solve engineering problems reaching substantiated conclusions;
(E) Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice with appropriate considerations for public health and safety, cultural, societal, and environmental constraints;
(F) Communicate effectively;
(G) Recognise the need for, and have the ability to engage in life-long learning;
(H) Understand the impact of engineering solutions in a societal context and to be able to respond effectively to the needs for sustainable development;
(I) Function effectively within multi-disciplinary teams and understand the fundamental precepts of effective project management;
(J) Understand professional, ethical and moral responsibility.