Course Exemptions 


Exemption Criteria

Students with GCE 'A' Level

  • Grade ‘A’ for a H2 subject relevant to the course to be exempted (Refer to Table).

Students with IB

  • Grade ‘7’ for a HL subject relevant to the course to be exempted (Refer to Table).

Students with NUSHS Diploma

  • Major Cap of 4.7 for a subject relevant to the course to be exempted (Refer to Table).
Relevant A Level / IB / NUSHS Subject Course (Maximum 3)
​Computing / Computer Science / Computing Studies From Computational Thinking to Programming
Mathematics Mathematics I
Physics Physics

International Science Olympiad Medalists

Exemption / Credit Transfer for International Science Olympiad (ISO) Medallist
(Criteria: Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals only)
S/NISO CompetitionExempted Course
1International Physics Olympiad Competition (IPhO)Physics
2International Olympiad in Informatics Competitions (IOA)From Computational Thinking to Programming
3International Mathematical Olympiad Competition (IMO)Mathematics I

Students with Polytechnic Diploma

Diploma SubjectsCourse (Maximum 3)
Year 1 Entry Admission

Diploma Certificate with minimum Grade “A” in all the relevant/related courses with at least one Distinction.

Other Acceptable Certificates

  • Advanced Engineering Mathematics
  • Certificate of Engineering Mathematics
  • Certificate in Engineering Mathematics and Science
  • Diploma Plus

     

    1. IE1005
    2. 1 Core Course (2 or 3 AUs) from the list:
      • FE1073 
      • EE1071
      • EE2002
      • IE2104
    3. Broadening Elective (4 X 3 AUs)
    Year 2 Direct-Entry Admission + Part-Time Year 1 Admission

    Diploma Certificate with Merit with minimum Grade “A” in all the relevant/related courses with at least one Distinction.

    Other Acceptable Certificates

    • Advanced Engineering Mathematics
    • Certificate of Engineering Mathematics
    • Certificate in Engineering Mathematics and Science
    • Diploma Plus
    • IE1005*
    • EE2101
    • EE2002 or IE2104
    • MH2810
    • PH1012

    *Related course with good grade.  Diploma Certificate with Merit not required.

     

    Exemption Considerations

    Students who are granted course exemptions are deemed to have earned the credits awarded to the course. However, the exempted courses do not carry any grades and are therefore excluded from the computation of students' GPA.  This means that students' GPA would be subsequently based on higher level courses which may require more effort to score. On the other hand, exemptions enable students to proceed to advance courses sooner, which may in turn allow them to accelerate their studies.

    Students who are considering course exemptions must ensure that they are truly proficient in the courses to ensure no knowledge gap that may affect their learning in other courses.

    How to Apply

    Students, who qualify for course exemptions will be notified via email in mid-end July; there is no need to apply separately. They can view the courses for which they are exempted via email and inform their academic administrator, if they wish to accept or opt out of the exemptions.