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Welcome by Chair Briefing by Associate Chair (common issues affecting all 4 programmes such as course registration, withdrawals, etc) Library briefing by Wendy Ong and team from ACRC MMC students leave LT and go to a separate room

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programme

Welcome by Chair

Briefing by Associate Chair (common issues affecting all 4 programmes such as course registration, withdrawals, etc)

Library briefing by Wendy Ong and team from ACRC

MMC students leave LT and go to a separate room

DIS HoD says some words of encouragement to 3 MSc programmes students

Break up into programme groups (MSIS students remain while IS and KM move to other rooms)

PDs brief respective programme groups on programme specific requirements and issues

Q&A and/or sharing from alumni/current students

Dinner and interaction with faculty and/or alumni and current students

PROGRAMME

6.15pm                      

6.25pm                 

6.35pm

6.50pm                        

7.05pm    

7.10pm               

7.10 to 7.40pm     

7.40 to 7.55pm           

7.55 to 8.30pm           

an international alumnus
An International Alumnus
  • Singapore
  • Malaysia
  • Indonesia
  • The Philippines
  • Myanmar
  • China
  • India
  • Sri Lanka
  • Germany
  • France
  • Italy
  • Colombia
buffet
Buffet
  • Held in front of the Asian Communication Resource Centre on Level 1
  • Please come back here at __________.
wkwsci facebook page
WKWSCI Facebook Page
  • “WKW School of Communication & Information Graduate Programmes”
  • The administrative staff use Facebook to make some of the announcements
wkwsci the five divisions
WKWSCI: The Five Divisions
  • Communication Research
  • Electronic & Broadcast Media
  • Information Studies (for short, “DIS”)
  • Journalism & Publishing
  • Public & Promotional Communication
msc km the two tracks
MSc (KM): The Two Tracks

Two Tracks

Coursework +Critical Inquiry in KM

Coursework +Dissertation

2 Core Modules

2 Core Modules

2 “A” Electives

2 “A” Electives

4 “B” Electives

5 “B” Electives

Dissertation

Critical Inquiry in KM

msc km the two tracks1
MSc (KM): The Two Tracks

Two Tracks

Coursework +Critical Inquiry in KM

Coursework +Dissertation

2 Core Modules(6 AUs)

2 Core Modules(6 AUs)

2 “A” Electives(6 AUs)

2 “A” Electives(6 AUs)

4 “B” Electives(12 AUs)

5 “B” Electives(15 AUs)

Dissertation(6 AUs)

Critical Inquiry in KM(3 AUs)

choosing your track
Choosing Your Track
  • Discuss with your seniors
  • You can make the choice during the “Course Registration Period” (Link 1 | Link 2)
  • Be prudent when making your choice
  • Be committed to your choice
curriculum
Curriculum

CORE MODULES

  • Foundations of Knowledge Management (K6201)
  • Knowledge Management Applications & Practices (K6202)

“A” ELECTIVES (SELECT TWO)

  • Information and Knowledge Assets (K6211)
  • Knowledge Management Strategies (K6212)
  • Knowledge Management Technologies (K6213)
b electives select either four or five
“B” ELECTIVES(SELECT EITHER FOUR OR FIVE)
  • Business Intelligence (K6221)
  • Human Capital Management (K6222)
  • Intellectual Capital (K6223)
  • Full list at the curriculum webpage
a possible study plan pt 1
A Possible Study Plan (PT-1)

Year 2 (Semester 1)

  • 2 “B” Electives

Year 2 (Semester 2)

  • 2 “B” Electives + Critical Inquiry in KM

Year 1 (Semester 1)

2 core modules

Year 1 (Semester 2)

2 “A” Electives + 1 “B” Elective

a possible study plan pt 2
A Possible Study Plan (PT-2)

Year 2 (Semester 1)

  • 3 “B” Electives

Year 2 (Semester 2)

  • 1 “B” Elective + Critical Inquiry in KM

Year 1 (Semester 1)

2 core modules

Year 1 (Semester 2)

2 “A” Electives + 1 “B” Elective

a possible study plan ft
A Possible Study Plan (FT)

Semester 2

  • 4 “B” Electives
  • Critical Inquiry in KM

Semester 1

2 core modules

2 “A” Electives

1 “B” Elective

full time vs part time
Full Time vs Part Time

Full Time

  • Up to five courses per semester
  • Average completion time: 2 to 3 semesters

Part Time

  • Up to three courses per semester
  • Average completion time: 4 to 5 semesters
important
IMPORTANT!

Take the Core Modules and “A” Electives as early in the programme as possible

course assessment and grading
Course Assessment and Grading
  • Most courses are assessed using a combination of a final examination (usually 50 to 60%) and continual assessment (usually 40 to 50%)
  • An ExampleFoundations of Knowledge Management (K6211)
    • Final examination (60%)
    • Assignment (40%)
course assessment and examinations
Course Assessment and Examinations
  • Due dates of assignments must be observed – late submission may result in deduction of marks
  • For Semester 1 (Academic Year 2011/12), the final exams are conducted from 14 Nov 2011 until 2 Dec 2011
  • Final exams are usually held in the daytime
  • The examination schedule will be announced during the semester, usually right after the one-week break – use the schedule to make the necessary adjustments to your work plan
dissertation
Dissertation
  • An independent study performed individually under close supervision
  • Recommended for students who are academically-inclined, those preparing for a doctoral programme, and those with a CGPA of 4.0 or better
  • Rigorous academic procedure – finding supervisor, preparing the research proposal, collecting and analysing data, writing, submitting, and examination
  • Topic determined by student based on personal interest, in consultation with supervisor
course load duration of study
Course Load & Duration of Study
  • It is very important to complete the study within the stipulated maximum candidature period
    • Full Time: two years
    • Part Time: four years
  • Application for extension of candidature are rarely approved and subject to strict review by the Graduate Studies Office
important dates deadlines
Important Dates & Deadlines
  • Course Registration Period
    • This is when you can add a course, or drop one that you’ve added earlier
    • For this reason, it is also known as the “add-drop period”
    • Generally, the first two weeks of every semester
    • Public Holidays
    • Refer to the Ministry of Manpower webpage
candidature period
Candidature Period
  • It is very important to complete the study within the stipulated maximum candidature period
    • Full Time: two years
    • Part Time: four years
  • Application for extension of candidature are rarely approved and subject to strict review by the Graduate Studies Office
course awards
Course Awards

Tuition fee waivers for the top two students every semester!

academic honesty
Academic Honesty
  • Policy on Plagiarism
    • Work (both oral and written) submitted in all courses must be original or properly cited
    • Any student caught violating the rules will face serious disciplinary action
    • Consult us or instructors if you have questions concerning the meaning and practice of plagiarism
  • No double-submission of the same work to two courses
critical
Critical
  • Check the following regularly:
    • your NTU email account
    • WKWSCI website (for information, procedures, and forms)
    • NTU Library website
    • EdveNTUre
    • GS Link (to register for courses, and to select your option of study – accessible from the main NTU webpage)
  • Visit:
    • Asian Communication Resource Centre, WKWSCI Building (Level 1)
matric ulation cards
Matriculation Cards
  • These will be distributed shortly after the semester starts
  • The card will:
    • grant you access to different areas within the building (e.g., the computer labs and the Graduate Student Lounge)
    • allow you borrow books from the library
    • allow you to be identified as an NTU student
computer labs
Computer Labs
  • Tan Tong Meng PC Lab: WKWSCI, CS 02-35a
  • Teo Sai Nen PC Lab: WKWSCI, CS 02-35

Technical staff in charge of computer labs:

graduation requirements
Graduation Requirements
  • Refer to page 10 of the Graduate Studies Office booklet
    • A minimum CGPA of 2.50 must be attained at the completion of the MSc (KM) programme
    • An academic warning (for short, “AW”) will be issued if your TGPA falls below 2.50 in any semester
    • Your candidature will be terminated if your TGPA falls below 2.50 for two consecutive semesters (two consecutive AWs  termination of candidature)
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