​​​​​URECA and Grading 

All URECA students are graded based on URECA Assessment regardless of the category of URECA participation (AU or Stipend).​

The URECA programme is an unrestricted elective (UE), which is part of the General Education Requirement (GER) curriculum.

Upon successful completion of the URECA programme, 

  • students who chose AUs as their category of URECA participation will be awarded 4 AUs* to be used to fulfill unrestricted electives. The subject "Undergraduate Research" is reflected as a 'Pass' or 'Fail' grade in their transcript.​ Pass/fail grade will not have any bearings on the computation of students' GPA.
  • students who chose Stipends as their category of URECA participation will receive their stipend payment.(Please refer to guidelines on URECA stipend claims.)  


*Students are required to seek approval from their respective school on overload of AUs in semester 2.

5%Mid-Dec1 pageThis may include research planning, problem definition and initial literature review.

To URECA supervising professor for Professor’s assessment only

(No  electronic submission via StudentLink or submission to URECA office is required.)

-End-Dec-Minimum 40 hours of research work accomplished and claim hours submitted through the system.Admin check and recommend
20%End-Jan1 poster

(i) Softcopy of one exibit-able ​​research poster

(ii) B&W hardcopy
 of poster (A4 size)

Template will be provided.

Student may apply to participate in the URECA Exhibition and Poster Competition held in conjunction with NTU Open House.

(i) Electronic submission to supervising professor via StudentLink

(ii) Hardcopy to be submitted to URECA Programme Office


​10%​End-May​250 words maximum​Abstract of URECA research project


Student may apply to participate in the International Conference of Undergraduate Research-URECA (ICUR-URECA) held in NTU on last week of September.

(i) Electronic submission to supervising professor via StudentLink
30%End-Jun4-12 pages (4 minimum and 12 maximum)

(i) URECA Research Paper 

Template will be provided.

(ii) Report, etc., as requested by professor

The Similarity Index of URECA Research Paper in the Originality Report from Turnitin should not exceed 4% for any individual source.

(i) Electronic submission to 
    supe​rvising professor via

(ii) Other submissions to
     professor as requested.

35%End-J​un-Research experience demonstrated by student as assessed by the URECA supervising professor (and co-supervisor, if any) based on the student's research activities throughout the URECA period.-


Mandatory 160 research hours (Maximum 440 hours)


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