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3.3.1.6    Faculty Requirements

Listed in Table 1 are the Faculty requirements for the different programmes. This should be read in reference to Table 2.

Table 1: Table of Faculty Requirements for various Programmes
Programme Faculty Requirements
BSc
(for Food Science and Technology major, there is a separate set of requirements – refer below to BSc (For FST major)
12 MCs from three distinct subject groups outside the group(s) under which the major falls.
BSc (Hons)
(for Food Science and Technology major, there is a separate set of requirements – refer below to BSc (Hons) (For FST major)
16 MCs from at least three distinct subject groups outside the group(s) under which the major falls (where 4 MCs may come from the subject group under which the major falls, but not bearing the prefix of the major).
BSc
(For FST major)
4 MCs from Professional Placement Programme, and

8 MCs from two distinct subject groups outside the subject group(s) under which the major falls.

BSc (Hons)
(For FST major)
4 MCs from Professional Placement Programme, and
12 MCs from at least two distinct subject groups outside the group(s) under which the major falls (where 4 MCs may come from the subject group under which the major falls, but not bearing the prefix of the major.)
BPharm/BPharm (Hons) Please refer to section 3.3.4
Table 2: Table of Subject Groups
Subject Group Majors Module Code Prefix
Computing Sciences Computational Biology (ZB) CS*, COS2000, IT1001*, IT1002*, IT1006*, QF, ZB, CM3267
Quantitative Finance (QF)
Chemical Sciences Chemistry (CM) CM, FST, PHS, PR
Chemistry (Specialisation in Materials Chemistry) (CM)
Chemistry (Specialisation in Medicinal Chemistry) (CM)
Chemistry (Specialisation in Environment and Energy) (CM)
Food Science & Technology (FST)
Pharmaceutical Science (PHS)
Pharmacy (PR)
Life Sciences Food Science & Technology (FST) FST, LSM, PHS, PR
Life Sciences (LSM)
Life Sciences (Specialisation in Biomedical Science) (LSM)
Life Sciences (Specialisation in Molecular & Cell Biology) (LSM)
Life Sciences (Specialisation in Environmental Biology) (LSM)
Pharmaceutical Science (PHS)
Pharmacy (PR)
Mathematical & Statistical Sciences Applied Mathematics (MA) CZ, DSA, MA, QF, ST
Applied Mathematics (Specialisation in Mathematical Modelling and Data Analytics) (MA)
Applied Mathematics (Specialisation in Operations Research and Financial Mathematics) (MA)
Data Science and Analytics (DSA)
Mathematics (MA)
Quantitative Finance (QF)
Statistics (ST)
Statistics (with specialisation in Biostatistics) (ST) (For Cohort 2015 and earlier)
Statistics (with specialisation in Data Science) (For Cohort 2016 onwards)
Statistics (with specialisation in Finance and Business Statistics) (ST)
Physical Sciences Physics (PC) PC
Physics (with specialisation in Astrophysics) (PC)
Physics (with specialisation in Nanophysics) (PC)
Physics (with specialisation in Quantum Technologies) (PC)
Multidisciplinary & Interdisciplinary Sciences FMS12XXB, FMS12XXC, FMS12XXM, FMS12XXP, FMS12XXR, FMS12XXS, SP1202, SP1203, SP1541, SP2251, SP3201, SP3202, SP3203, SP3277, SP2201, SP4261, SP4262, SP4263, SP4264, SP4265

* Modules CSxxxx, IT1001, IT1002 and IT1006 are offered by the School of Computing but if read, may be counted towards Faculty requirements from the Computing Sciences Subject Group.

Table 3: Provisions for students in Special Programmes
Programme Provision for SPS/USP students
Special Programme in Science (SPS) Students in the BSc [resp. BSc (Hons)] Programme who have passed three (resp. four) of the six SPS Programme modules, namely SP2171, SP2173, SP2174, SP3172, SP3175 and SP3176, are deemed to have completed 12 MCs (resp. 16 MCs) of the Faculty Requirement from 3 distinct subject groups outside the group under which their major falls.Students in the BSc Programme who have passed two or fewer of the SPS Programme modules are required to read modules from any subject group outside the group(s) under which the major falls, to make up 12 MCs.

Students in the BSc (Hons) Programme who have passed three or fewer of the SPS Programme modules are required to read modules from any subject group outside the group(s) under which the major falls, to make up 16 MCs. Up to one of these modules read may come from the subject group under which the major falls, but not bearing the prefix of the major.

Students who may have part of their Faculty Requirements fulfilled by modules within their majors can use the remaining MCs as Unrestricted Electives.

Note: SP2171 is a module that spans two semesters. Students who withdraw from the Programme while still reading SP2171 will not be allowed to continue enrolling in SP2171.

University Scholars Programme (USP) Students who have passed the following Inquiry modules under the USP revised curriculum (for Cohort 2012/13 onwards) can count it towards Faculty requirements as follows:UITXXXX- Counted towards Computing Sciences subject group
UPC2209 – Counted towards Physical Sciences subject group
UPC2208 -Counted towards Chemical Sciences subject group
UPC2207 – Counted towards Physical Sciences subject group
UPC2206 – Counted towards Physical Sciences subject group
ULSXXXX – Counted towards Life Sciences subject group
UQRXXXX – Counted towards Mathematical & Statistical Sciences group
UNLXXXX – Counted towards Multidisciplinary & Interdisciplinary Sciences group
UPC2210 – Counted towards Multidisciplinary & Interdisciplinary Sciences group
UPC2204 – Counted towards Multidisciplinary & Interdisciplinary Sciences group
UPC2211 – Counted towards Multidisciplinary & Interdisciplinary Sciences group

For more details on fulfilling Faculty requirements, students are advised to visit the following website: http://science.nus.edu.sg/undergraduate-studies/ugreq/curriculum-structure?id=212