MANAGING SINGAPORE'S BUILT ENVIRONMENT
2018/2019, Semester 1
School of Design and Environment (Building)
Modular Credits: GES1019 ( 4 ) / SSD2210 ( 4 )
This module introduces students to the rationale for, and process of, the emergence and growth of Singapore?s built environment from a third world country to a world class city. It enables students to have an understanding and appreciation of the economic and social aspects and implications of how properties and infrastructure are developed and managed, given the constraints that Singapore faces. It also encourages them to develop alternative views on how the built environment can help Singapore continue to prosper and remain relevant in the region. This module is open to all undergraduates who are interested in Singapore?s physical development.
This module comprises a series of 12 lectures. The key contributors are Prof. Lee Siew Eang and Dr. Shah Kwok Wei. Adjunct Professor Teo Ho Pin is also a major contributor who will give two lectures in the areas of Town Council Management and Community Development. Prof. Teo is the Mayor of North West CDC in Singapore and an alumnus of the Department of Building.
Besides the lectures, tutorials are offered at alternate week starting from week three. Tutorial sessions are small group teaching designed to support the lectures. During tutorials, seminar discussions are being held and sub-topics of the lectures are explored, examined and discussed in depth.
Assignments in the form of assays and report at individual and group levels will be given throughout the semester.
Workload Components : A-B-C-D-E
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week