CoS Transferable Skills


College of Science’s Transferable Skills Programme for PhD students
At the College of Science (CoS), we believe that apart from research and intellectual skills, interpersonal skills, communication skills and other professional skills and attributes are also integral to post-graduate training.
The Transferable Skills Programme aims to impart our students skills that are relevant to both research and to career beyond their stint at NTU. Courses in this programme are offered to all graduate students from our College. This programme is compulsory for all GRO and full-time PhD students enrolled in/after August 2015.

Click here for the programme structure.

​Course ​Confirmed dates
​Residential Programme* 30 Sep - 1 Oct 2019​
Next session will tentatively be in the week of 2 Mar 2020
Scholarly Communication and Impact (previously Information Research and Management)* ​Register here​
​HWG704 Research Communication for Graduate Studies (formerly called Scientific Thesis Writing)** Register via Graduate Course Registration System​
​Career Preparation Workshop***

TBA (There will be 5 sessions to choose from, tentatively from Oct/Nov 2019 to Mar 2020)
Maximising Your Skills For Success in Your Non-Academic Career 21 Oct 2019
​Maximising Your Skills For Success in Your Academic Career ​22 Oct 2019
​Developing Leadership Skills 22 Oct 2019
​Effective Communication (Networking and Interviews) 23 Oct 2019
​Communicating Your Research to a Wider Audience ​24 Oct 2019
​Creative Thinking for Doctoral Researchers ​24 Oct 2019
​Critical Thinking for Doctoral Researchers 25 Oct 2019​

* Core module for Year 1 students
** Core module for Year 2 students
***Core module for Year 3 students
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