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3.2.2    Advanced Placement Credits and Exemptions

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Students who are holders of GCE ‘A’ Levels, International Baccalaureate or equivalent qualifications* may be granted advanced placement and exemption of up to 20 MCs for Programme requirements based on performance in placement tests set by the relevant host faculty. The placement test should be taken at the point of admission to the University.  SoC students can apply to sit for a placement test for CS1010 Programming Methodology if they have prior programming experience.

Polytechnic Graduates admitted to School of Computing

Polytechnic graduates who are admitted to NUS Computing Courses may receive up to 40 MCs of module exemptions from the following lists:

  1. Specific exemptions of up to 20 MCs from programme requirements* comprising of one or more modules as determined by the School on a case-by-case basis. Some of these exemptions may require advance placement test.
  2. Up to 20 MCs from Unrestrictive Elective Modules (UEMs). The 20 MCs from UEM will NOT be counted as part of the 60-MC limit of level-1000 modules that students are allowed to read in fulfillment of the 160 MCs required for graduation.

*Note:

  1. The advanced placement of 20 MCs is equivalent to one semester of advanced standing.
  2. The validity period for qualifications presenting for the granting of advanced placement credits is 5 years at the point of admission.

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