Interdisciplinary Research Studies

IRS prepares students for lifelong learning and a life of contribution to the knowledge community. Students will be equipped with the relevant research skills necessary for interdisciplinary research projects.

The research process is highly regarded as an advanced learning tool and whetstone for critical thinking. By having our students conduct authentic research in and out of the classroom, they will be able to continue their search for knowledge in a systematic manner underpinned by ethical and social responsibility in the use, interpretation and generation of new knowledge. In the process, students will be developed as active learners and valued contributors to diverse fields of learning.

Learning Objectives

At the end of four years, students will be able to:

  • Acquire the skills and dispositions to conduct quantitative and qualitative research
  • Generate, develop and evaluate ideas and information through application of research skills in authentic settings
  • Acquire the skills to communicate effectively and to present ideas clearly and coherently to specific audience across multi-modal platforms
  • Acquire collaborative skills through working in a team to achieve common goals
  • Learn on their own, reflect on their learning and take appropriate actions to improve it
  • Develop lifelong habits with a world view that incorporates different subjects through the spirit of inquiry and zest for learning

Key Programmes

Interdisciplinary Research Knowledge and Skills Mastery – Basic

All students will be equipped with basic research skills to conduct research projects in both the sciences and the humanities. All students have to write a research paper based on a topic of their interest.

Interdisciplinary Research Knowledge and Skills Mastery – Intermediate

Opportunities are created for many students in the various Talent Development Programme (TDP) to apply research skills they have learnt to the respective projects assigned. These projects are TDP specific and driven by students’ research interests that demonstrate their strengths in carrying out investigations at a deeper and more rigorous level.

Programme Highlights

Our students are taught foundational skills and knowledge of research, and how to present their findings through an oral presentation. Click HERE to view some of the presentations that our students have put together.

ABC Water Program

Our students were involved with the Active, Beautiful, Clean Waters (ABC Waters) Programme, by the national water agency, PUB, with SST taking the lead to utilise the ‘river classroom’ located at Sungei Ulu Pandan and Sungei Pandan to conduct water quality tests as part of their Interdisciplinary Research Studies (IRS) project. Click on the links below to find out more: