Course Registration

This page contains information about how to register for undergraduate courses. For information about programme curricula, refer to the curriculum pages for the respective divisions:

Chemistry and Biological Chemistry | Mathematical Sciences | Physics and Applied Physics

A guide to academic matters for incoming freshmen:

Freshmen Guide (Academic) AY2021-22


For enquiries about course registration, please contact SPMS Undergraduate Studies. For technical issues, such as problems logging in to StudentLink or STARS, contact NTU's Service Desk.

Changes to Courses in AY21/22 Semester 1

  • ​CM3031 (Organic Reaction Mechanisms & Synthesis): change in timetable for Lecture.
  • CM3031 (Organic Reaction Mechanisms & Synthesis): addition of tutorial groups
  • CM2021 (Inorganic & Bioinorganic Chemistry): change in weeks for tutorial groups
  • PH4411 (Introduction to Experimental Particle Physics): Lectures for week 7 changed to week 8
  • PH3501 (Fluid Mechanics): course is cancelled & not offered for AY21 Sem 1

The following course-planning maps are provided for students matriculating in AY21/22 and AY20/21. You can and should customise the map according to your needs (such as whether you are doing a Professional Internship or Final Year Project, going for overseas exchange, etc.).

For students matriculating in previous years, please note that some of the degree requirements may be different. Check the School and Division webpages for the latest information about your programme requirements.

Students matriculating in Academic Year 2021/22

Students matriculating in Academic Year 2020/21

For certain courses, students can exercise the option to be graded on a Satisfactory or Unsatisfactory (S/U) basis, rather than the usual letter-grade basis. Courses on which the S/U option is exercised are listed as "S" or "U" on the final degree transcript. They are not included in the CGPA, but count toward AU requirements for fulfillment of the degree programme, subject to the limitations stated below:

  1. Core Courses, Major Prescribed Electives, and GER Core Courses must be read on a letter-grade basis. The S/U option can only be exercised for GER Prescribed Electives and Unrestricted Electives. Moreover, courses read as S/U cannot be used to fulfill a Minor or Second Major programme requirement.
  2. The S/U option may only be exercised for a maximum of 12 AU of coursework. The University requires a minimum 69 AU of letter-graded courses for the award of a degree.
  3. After the S/U option has been exercised, it is possible to revert the choice within the S/U declaration period. Once the declaration deadline is past, the choice of S/U or letter grade is irrevocable. No appeals will be entertained by the School.

Please refer to the NTU Office of Academic Services webpage for more information about the S/U option, including the declaration period. Students are advised not to make the S/U declaration at the last minute! Once the S/U option has been exercised, please remember to print the confirmation page for your records. For queries, please contact SPMS Undergraduate Studies.

Note that students who do not wish to exercise their S/U option are not required to declare this intention online.

The use of calculators in examinations is limited to certain approved ​models, listed below:

Only calculators that have been registered and sealed may be brought into the examination halls. Calculators intended for use in an examination must be checked and sealed by the School. The School has arranged the following period for students to register​ new calculators or re-register old calculators with broken seals. Please observe the date and time closely.

DateAY2021/2022 Semester 1, 01-SEP-2021 to 12-NOV-2021
Time09.00 am – 12.30 pm and 14.00 pm – 17.00 pm (Monday - Friday; except Public Holidays)
VenueSchool of Physical and Mathematical Sciences General Office (SPMS-04-01)

Students who have registered previously need only register again if they have changed their calculators, or if the seal on a previously registered calculator is broken. Please note that for approved graphic calculators, students are responsible for clearing any information and/or programs stored in the calculator before the examination.