TEMBUSU UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITY (UROP)
2017/2018, Semester 2
Non-Faculty-Based Departments (Tembusu College)
Modular Credits: 4
A UROP involves the student working with a supervisor, and sometimes in a team, on an existing research project. A Tembusu UROP may focus on research related to a particular aspect of life, education or organization at Tembusu College. Alternatively, students may participate in research led by a College Fellow or other academic, as long as the project gives the student exposure to forms of expertise and/or interests that go beyond any particular discipline. The aim of the UROP is to help support a student’s academic and professional development through a meaningful research apprenticeship. The UROP is a graded module.
Ideally, a student should have completed the University Town Residential Programme of five modules before embarking on this UROP. However, due to the diverse student population at Tembusu, this is not always possible, and some exceptional students may want the chance to embark on a Tembusu UROP already in their second year. The prerequisite is that students should have completed at least one Junior or Senior Seminar at the College, as well as at least one Ideas and Exposition module or a faculty-based writing course. For student-candidates who meet the prerequisite but who have not finished the five-module UTCP, the prospective supervisor/research leader is required to make a case to the UROP coordinator and/or the Director of Studies. The case should be based on (1) an evaluation of the student’s demonstrated aptitude and motivation for independent research and inquiry, and (2) the student’s demonstrated potential for producing high-quality academic writing.
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