Design Your Own Module

What DYOM is about, and the two available options

The idea of Design-Your-Own-Module (DYOM) was mooted in NUS to encourage our students to explore learning beyond their own disciplines, via edX Massive Open Online Courses (better known as MOOCs), or by engaging NUS teachers, NUS administrative staff or industry leaders.  This is similar to what established universities around the world have done, i.e., embracing self-directed education.  MOOCs were first introduced in 2006, but have become more popular of late.  Top universities have now incorporated MOOCs into their educational landscape, even providing their students with opportunities to complete certificate-bearing MOOCs from other top universities within their own curricular space.

Additionally, students may also explore doing DYOM in groups of 10 (or more), with supervision by NUS academics, skilled administrative staff, or industry experts.  The objective is to empower students in their learning journey, giving them more flexibility in planning their studies without disruption to their structured disciplinary studies.  It is an option for students to pursue interests outside their disciplines, broadening their knowledge, and encouraging them to see “learning” as a lifetime endeavour.

DYOM saw its inaugural semester in AY2019/2020, Semester 1, where a student from modular faculties/ schools*, may complete up to 4 Modular Credits’ (MCs) worth of Unrestricted Elective Modular (UEM) space during his or her candidature and will be graded on a ‘CS/CU’ (Completed Satisfactorily/Completed Unsatisfactorily) basis. From AY2020/2021 onward, DYOM scheme will be expanded to give students more opportunities to pursue self-directed learning, with up to 8 MCs allowed within the UE space.

The options available:

  1. DYOM via edX MOOCs – Fully online learning where students can access edX courses via NUS LumiNUS.
  2. DYOM via group work with supervision – a group of 10 or more students coming together to learn from a supervisor.

*Exclusion: Medicine, Dentistry, LAW, Yale-NUS, SCALE


How to embark on the DYOM journey


Important things to know:

  • Students using edX for their personal study, course modules or DYOM will be able to access it via single-sign-on on NUS’s Learning Management System, LumiNUS.

  • For a completed edX MOOC (i.e., having a Verified Certificate to earn modular credits) to be captured in the student record, students will have to use LumiNUS as a platform to enroll in edX MOOC.

  • As the official launch of DYOM was in AY2019/2020, please note that students will not earn modular credits for edX MOOCs completed before the Academic Year 2019/2020 (officially begins after the orientation week).

  • When enrolling in edX to pursue a Verified Certificate, the student has to make payment upfront.  Upon successful completion, the student may then produce his or her obtained Verified Certificate to request for reimbursement of course fees paid to edX. This will be capped at USD600 per student and up to 8 MC worth of Unrestricted Elective space.

  • Please refer to information below on the equivalent MC(s) that can be obtained based on the MOOC’s workload hours. Do check the MOOC’s workload hours against the table before registering for an edX MOOC via LumiNUS (for DYOM Option A).

    Illustrative only:

    Effort

    Total effort

    MC equivalents

    4-6 hours for 4-6 weeks

    16-36 hours

    1 MC

    4-6 hours for 10-11 weeks

    40-66 hours

    2 MC

    6-7 hours for 12-13 weeks

    72-91 hours

    3 MC

    8-10 hours for 13-14 weeks

    104-140 hours

    4 MC

    10-12 hours for 14-15 weeks

    140-180 hours

    5 MC

    12-13 hours for 15-16 weeks

    180-208 hours

    6 MC

    13-14 hours for 16-17 weeks

    208-238 hours

    7 MC

    Up to a maximum of 8 MCs for efforts of 240 hours or more

  • Please submit your DYOM (edX) application (after completion of edX MOOC with a Verified Certificate) via EduRec (Navigation: EduRec > My Homepage > Academics > Design Your Own Module). Please note reimbursement is only for credit-bearing edX MOOCs completed under the DYOM scheme (e.g., MOOC which does not give any modular credits will not be reimbursed).

  • To count the DYOM credits to current semester, submit your DYOM (edX) application from the start of the semester and latest by the last day of the examination period. (E.g., To count the DYOM credits towards Semester 1, submit the DYOM (edX) application latest by the last day of Semester 1's examination period). You may choose to count the DYOM credits towards Special Term (Part 1 or Part 2) by submitting by the last day of each term. The NUS Academic Calendar can be found here.

  • A student is required to meet the minimum semestral workload requirement regardless whether the student may be doing DYOM via edX MOOCs.

  • For enquiries relating to DYOM Credit Transfer, you may email to RO DYOM Credit Transfer ([email protected]).
     

Group formation and submission of an application:

  • Students can form their groups through many ways and means (e.g., own social network through residential living and learning);

  • Some students may wish to find like-minded folks (by a specific topic), can consider using Yammer – an online platform for students to connect, discuss, explore together. Click here to join Design-Your-Own-Module network.

  • Once a group is formed (including the group supervisor), please appoint a student representative to log into myEduRec to submit an application [Navigation: Student Academics > Design Your Own Module].  A copy of the User Guide can be found here.

  • Upon approval of application, the relevant DYOM would be pre-allocated.

Important timelines for Option B (in preparation for Semester 1, AY2020/2021):

Date Item
Now – 1 July 2020 Form a group and get a supervisor
2 July – 17 July 2020  Application Period for DYOM (Group)
18 July – 23 July 2020 Processing of DYOM (Group) applications
23 July 2020 onwards Outcome of DYOM (Group) applications

*Note: Pre-allocation of DYOM module codes could take place as soon as Round 1 on the published schedule for Module Registration for Semester One of AY2020/2021.

Frequently Asked Questions

 

User Guides
  • Option A: DYOM via edX MOOCs
    Option A: https://wiki.nus.edu.sg/x/_gQuDw
  • Option B: DYOM via group work with supervision:
    User guide on Yammer (i.e., if you need help on group formation/ a platform for discussion):
    Option B: https://wiki.nus.edu.sg/x/_wQuDw
    Click here to join Design-Your-Own-Module network.
  • User guide on EduRec Form for DYOM Group:
    Please click here for the user guide.
  • User guide on EduRec Submission for Completed DYOM (edX)
    Please click here for the user guide.
The University reserves the right to drop students’ DYOM module(s) when they are found to be ineligible for the DYOM scheme after their DYOM application(s) were approved. 

For general enquiries relating to DYOM, you may email to Design Your Own Module [email protected].
For enquires on edX in LumiNUS, please go to LumiNUS Student Helpdesk and log in using your NUSNET ID and password.

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