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Graduation Requirements

Cohort 2012 onwards

Single Major [B.A.]

Pass at least 60 MCs, which include the following:

  1. Read and pass the following modules:

    1. NM1101E or NM1101FC
    2. NM2101
    3. NM2103
    4. NM2104
  2. A minimum of 20 MCs from level-3000 modules or higher.
  3. A maximum of 2 level-4000 NM modules.
  4. Students may read a maximum of 16 MCs of NN-recognised modules.

Note:

1. Level-5000 or higher NM modules are not allowed.

Single Major [B.Soc.Sci (Hons)]

Pass at least 100 MCs, which include the following:

  1. Read and pass the following modules:

    1. NM1101E or NM1101FC
    2. NM2101
    3. NM2103
    4. NM2104
    5. NM4102
  2. A minimum of 60 MCs of level-3000 modules or higher NM or NM-recognised modules, of which

    1. a minimum of 40 MCs from level-4000 or higher (including NM4102).
  3. A maximum of 2 level-5000 NM modules.
    (Subject to department's approval) (IMPORTANT: see note 5)
  4. Students may read a maximum of 20 MCs of NM-recognised modules.

Note:

  1. To declare an Honours track, students must have completed 110 MCs, including 60 MCs in the Major, with a CAP of 3.2 and above.
  2. In order to obtain Honours (Highest Distinction), students must achieve a minimum CAP of 4.5 and pass Honours Thesis.
  3. To qualify for Honours Thesis NM4401 (15 MCs), students must pass NM4102 AND complete 110 MCs including 60 MCs of NM major requirements with a minimum SJAP of 4.0 and CAP of 3.5.
  4. Students who do not attempt the Honours Thesis will read Level-4000 modules to fulfil the Honours Requirements.
  5. Level 4000 Independent Study Module (ISM) NM4660 precludes Honours Thesis NM4401. 
  6. All level-4000 modules carry a general pre-requisite of having completed 80 MCs, including 28 MCs in the Major, with a minimum CAP of 3.2 OR being on the Honours track. (Some level-4000 modules may have additional pre-requisites).

Second Major in CNM

Pass at least 48 MCs, which include the following:

  1. Read and pass the following modules:

    1. NM1101E or NM1101FC
    2. NM2101
    3. NM2103
    4. NM2104
  2. A minimum of 16 MCs from level-3000 modules or higher.
  3. A maximum of 2 level-4000 NM modules.
  4. Students may read a maximum of 8 MCs of NM-recognised modules.

Note

  1. Level-5000 or higher NM modules are not allowed.

Minor in CNM

Pass at least 24 MCs, which include the following:

  1. NM1101E or NM1101FC
  2. NM2101
  3. 16 MCs, of which a minimum of 8 MCs must be at level-3000 or higher, from the following:

    1. NM2103 Quantitative Research Methods
    2. NM2104 Qualitative Communication Research Methods
    3. NM2201 Intercultural Communication
    4. NM2216 User Centred Design
    5. NM2219 Principles of Communication Management
    6. NM3202 Governance and New Media
    7. NM3204 E-learning
    8. NM3210 Cybercrime and Society
    9. NM3215 Advertising Strategies
    10. NM3227 Critical Game Design
    11. NM3880 Topics in Communications and New Media
    12. NM4213 Digital Economies
    13. NM4218 Knowledge Mgmt: Approaches and Critique
  • Please note that the minor in CNM comprises of the modules listed above. All other modules not listed above are NOT counted towards the minor.
  • A maximum of 8 MCs from the minor can be used to satisfy the requirements of a major or another minor. However, the credits for these modules will be counted ONCE. FASS students will still need to fulfill the MCs required for the UE outside major requirements.

Before Cohort 2012

Single Major [B.A.]

Pass at least 60 MCs, which include the following:

  1. Read and pass the following modules:

    1. NM1101E
    2. NM2101
    3. NM2102

    Note: Cohort 2011 and before students who have not taken NM2102 are required to take one of the following

    1. NM2103
    2. NM2104

    Students who have read NM2102 may read NM2103 and/or NM2104 as electives so long as graduation requirements are met.

  2. A minimum of 20 MCs from level-3000 modules or higher.
  3. A maximum of 2 level-4000 NM modules.
  4. Students may read a maximum of 16 MCs of recognised modules or approved School of Computing modules.

Note:

  1. Level-5000 or higher NM modules are not allowed.

Single Major [B.Soc.Sci (Hons)]

Pass at least 100 MCs, which include the following:

  1. Read and pass the following modules:

    1. NM1101E
    2. NM2101
    3. NM2102

    Note:
    Cohort 2011 and before students who have not taken NM2102 are required to take one of the following

    1. NM2103
    2. NM2104

    Students who have read NM2102 may read NM2103 and/or NM2104 as electives so long as graduation requirements are met.

  2. NM4101 or NM4102
  3. A minimum of 60 MCs of level-3000 modules or higher NM or NM-recognised modules, of which

    1. a minimum of 40 MCs from level-4000 or higher (including NM4102).
  4. A maximum of 2 level-5000 NM modules.
    (Subject to department's approval) (IMPORTANT: see note 5)
  5. Students may read a maximum of 20 MCs of recognised modules or approved School of Computing modules.

Note:

  1. To declare an Honours track, students must have completed 110 MCs, including 60 MCs in the Major, with a CAP of 3.5 and above.
  2. To qualify for Honours Thesis/Project (15 MCs), students must be on the Honours track and must pass NM4101 or NM4102 and complete 110 MCs including 60 MCs of NM major requirements a minimum SJAP of 4.0 and CAP of 3.5. In order to obtain First Class Honours, students must achieve a CAP of 4.5 or higher and at least an 'A-' in the Honours Thesis/Project.
  3. Students may also read a level-4000 Independent Studies Module (5 MCs). The level- 4000 ISM carries a prerequisite of 100 MCs completed, including 60 MCs in the Major, with a minimum CAP of 3.5. It precludes the Honours Thesis/Project.
  4. All level-4000 modules carry a general pre-requisite of having completed 80 MCs, including 28 MCs in the Major, with a minimum CAP of 3.5 or being on the Honours track. (Some level-4000 modules may have additional pre-requisites).
  5. Students who do not attempt the Honours Thesis/Project will read Level-4000 modules to fulfil the Honours Requirements.

Second Major in CNM

Pass at least 48 MCs, which include the following:

  1. Read and pass the following modules:

    1. NM1101E
    2. NM2101
    3. NM2102

    Note:
    Cohort 2011 and before students who have not taken NM2102 are required to take one of the following

    1. NM2103
    2. NM2104

    Students who have read NM2102 may read NM2103 and/or NM2104 as electives so long as graduation requirements are met.

  2. A minimum of 16 MCs from level-3000 modules or higher.
  3. A maximum of 2 level-4000 NM modules.
  4. Students may read a maximum of 8 MCs of NM-recognised modules.

Minor in CNM

Pass at least 24 MCs of NM modules, which include the following:

  1. NM1101E
  2. NM2101
  3. 16 MCs, of which a minimum of 8 MCs must be at level-3000 or higher, from the following:

    1. NM2102
    2. NM2103
    3. NM2104
    4. NM2201
    5. NM2216
    6. NM2219
    7. NM2202 OR NM3202
    8. NM3204
    9. NM3210
    10. NM3215
    11. NM3220
    12. NM3225
    13. NM3227
    14. NM3880X Series
    15. NM4213
    16. NM4218
  • Please note that the minor in CNM comprises of the modules listed above. All other modules not listed above are NOT counted towards the minor.
  • A maximum of 8 MCs from the minor can be used to satisfy the requirements of a major or another minor. However, the credits for these modules will be counted ONCE. FASS students will still need to fulfill the MCs required for the UE outside major requirements.

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