The Faculty introduced USRP (Undergraduate Science Research Programme) in AY1994/95. It was later renamed as UROPS in 1998. The aim of this programme is to provide you with an unique opportunity to work with our Faculty staff and experience the challenges and benefits that come from pursuing an independent research project. It is also one of the most important means for undergraduate students to foster mentoring relationships with faculty and research staff while working in a specific area of study.
This programme allows you to engage actively in research, discussions, intellectual communications and other creative activities. By complementing the conventional classroom learning, UROPS places students at the frontiers of scientific research. Through the typical phases of doing research, you are able to enhance your knowledge in the latest development of science and technology; acquire special communication and presentation skills; experience creative thinking; interact and forge closer ties with the established scientists and members of their groups. We believe that the experience you can gain upon completion of the project will assist you in the preparation for future careers and postgraduate training. Some testimonials are available here.
UROPS can be read at either Level-2000 or Level-3000
Students can also choose to undertake either a 4 MCs or 8 MCs UROPS
Departments will decide on the format of evaluation/ examination.
For more information on the UROPS Registration and Timeline: please click here.
For more information on Reading UROPS modules in fulfillment of Major Requirements: please click here.
Important: A student can only undertake one UROPS project during an academic semester. Also, the same module code cannot be repeated. For e.g., a student who has done a Level-3000 UROPS from the Department of Chemistry (i.e. CM3288) is not allowed to do the same level of UROPS from the same Department again.
In recognition of the extra efforts put forward by both undergraduate students and the project supervisors towards UROPS and participation in the NUROP congress, CRISP Award was introduced in AY2000/01. It is named after the Center for Remote Imaging, Sensing and Processing (CRISP), who has kindly channeled the donation from the Singapore Totalisator Board to the Faculty. Student winners of the Award will receive a certificate, a plaque and a book voucher, while the project supervisors will receive a plaque.