AI Minor Programme

Information Systems Minor Programme

The Minor in Information Systems will allow students to combine technical depth in their chosen engineering discipline with exposure to mathematical grounding and algorithmic thinking. Graduates with this Minor will become engineers equipped with expertise in their own discipline and ability to design solutions for challenging problems that require computing as a core element.

  • An information systems minor programme consists of a collection of 5 subjects required by the pillar offering the minor.
  • Eligible students from ESD and EPD Pillars may pursue this minor.
  • Students must complete at least 34 subjects or the equivalent of 408 subject credits and successfully fulfil all pillar, minor and graduation requirements.
  • Students must complete a minimum of 3 subjects or the equivalent of 36 subject credits must be taken from the pillar offering the minor.
  • Students must complete 2 cross-pillar subjects shown in cross-pillar subjects available.
  • The minor will be accorded upon successful completion of the required subjects by Term 8. No extension beyond Term 8 is allowed.


  • Minor programmes are only open to pillar-level engineering students from Term 5 onwards.
  • Students must declare their intention to enrol in a minor to the Office of Student Administration and the pillars involved at least 2 weeks prior to the start of Term 5. Students should note that the add/drop period and related policies apply to minor-related and additional fifth subjects.
  • Students must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.25; and
  • Passed all 12 Freshmore subjects at the point of declaring their intention to pursue a minor.
  • Students who are deemed to be unable to complete the coursework by Term 8 will not be allowed to pursue the minor.
  • Eligible students will be allowed to do one of the above minor programmes only.

Grading Requirements

  • Subjects taken to complete a minor shall be graded and computed into the GPA.
  • Unless a minimum passing grade is stated by the pillar, the minimum passing grade shall be a D.
  • Non-letter grading options cannot be used for a minor.

Fulfilling Minor Requirements

  • Students with CGPA of 4.25 and above and passed all 12 Freshmore subjects at the point of subject enrolment in Terms 5 and 6 may take an additional fifth subject or exceed the term credit limit to a maximum of 60 subject credits to fulfil minor requirements in those stated terms.
  • Students will need to seek the approval of their pillar as well as the pillar offering the minor and submit a formal request to the Office of Student Administration (OSA) before registering for the additional subject.
  • The eligible student may also take 1 minor-related subject by using an elective slot in either Term 7 or 8.

Declaration and Withdrawal

  • Students who decide not to continue pursuing the minor programme at any point in time will need to submit a formal written letter of withdrawal to their pillar, the pillar offering the minor and the OSA.
  • Should the student not complete or withdraw from the minor programme, the student’s major pillar may, at its sole discretion, allow the additional 5th subject(s) successfully completed in the previous term(s) for the discontinued minor to be counted towards the pillar degree requirements. Grades earned to complete a minor shall still be computed towards the GPA after the student’s withdrawal.

Click here to download the ISTD Minor Programme Application Form