Students with outstanding Singapore GCE ‘A’ Level, International Baccalaureate (IB) and NUS High School Diploma (NUSHS) results may be eligible for exemptions for up to 3 selected first year courses in Table 1 below.
- GCE 'A' Level: Grade ‘A’ for a H2 subject relevant to the course to be exempted.
- IB: Grade ‘7’ for a HL subject relevant to the course to be exempted.
- NUSHS Diploma: Major Cap of 4.7 for a subject relevant to the course to be exempted.
Table 1: Courses Available for Exemption & Relevant A Level / IB / NUSHS Subject
|Course||Relevant A Level / IB / NUSHS Subject||Applicable Programme|
|BG2211 Introduction to Computational Thinking ||Computing / Computer Science / Computing Studies|
|SC1003 Introduction to Computational Thinking & Programming*|
Computing / Computer Science / Computing Studies
|SC1013 Physics for Computing||Physics|
|CH2107 Introduction to Computational Thinking ||Computing / Computer Science / Computing Studies|
|CV1014 Introduction to Computational Thinking ||Computing / Computer Science / Computing Studies|
|IE1005 From Computational Thinking to Programming||Computing / Computer Science / Computing Studies|
|MA1008 Introduction to Computational Thinking*||Computing / Computer Science / Computing Studies|
|MH1810 Mathematics I|
All Engineering programmes
|MS1008 Introduction to Computational Thinking||Computing / Computer Science / Computing Studies|
|MS1013 Materials Chemistry I||Chemistry|
|All Engineering programmes|
* Students will be required to take an exemption test. Eligible students will receive an invitation via their NTU email for the exemption test to be conducted in end Jul/early Aug.
Course exemption for top local polytechnic students may be reviewed on a case-by-case basis, depending on the diploma and courses that students have taken in their respective polytechnic, and if they satisfy the requirements/conditions set by the respective engineering schools. Generally, students with an Advanced Certificate, Diploma Plus certificate and/or Certificate of Merit or Distinction may be considered for exemption for up to 4 courses or 12 AU, depending on the relevance of the polytechnic courses taken and the grades obtained.
Please contact the undergraduate office of your respective engineering school.
International Science Olympiad Medalists
Table 2: Exemption / Credit Transfer For International Science Olympiad (ISO) Medalist (Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals only)
|S/N||ISO Competition||Exempted Course|
|1||International Physics Olympiad Competition (IPhO)|
|2||International Chemistry Olympiad Competition (IChO)|
|3||International Olympiad in Informatics Competitions (IOA)|
International Mathematical Olympiad Competition (IMO)
Students who are granted course exemptions are deemed to have earned the credits awarded for the course. However, the exempted courses do not carry any grades and are therefore excluded from the GPA computation. This means that students' GPA computation 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 by their respective engineering school in mid/end July, there is no need to apply separately. They can then view the courses for which they are exempted via email and inform their respective undergraduate offices if they wish to accept or opt out of the exemptions.
|SCBE||SCBE Academic (Undergraduate) Office|
|CEE||Mrs Lee-Chua Lee Hong|
|SCSE||Ms Sharon Lim|
|EEE||Ms Madona Fernandez|
|MSE||Ms Katrina Chang Chia-Hsuan|
|MAE||MAE Undergraduate Office|