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Acceptable Diplomas from Singapore Polytechnic NUS Degree Courses

All Diplomas
(Except Advanced Diplomas/ Specialist Diplomas/ Certificate Courses)

Architecture1,2

Arts & Social Sciences 8

Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) and Arts (Science Po)9

Business Administration3

Business Administration (Accountancy)3

Business Administration and Communications & New Media3

Computer Science Courses4

Information Security4

Information Systems4

Industrial Design1,2

Law5

Music6

Nursing2

Project & Facilities Management1,2

Real Estate1,2
Aeronautical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering2

Science (Physics)2, 7

Aerospace Electronics

Computer Engineering2, 10

Electrical Engineering2
Applied Chemistry with Materials Science

Science (Chemistry)2

Chemical Engineering2

Mechanical Engineering2

Materials Science & Engineering2, 7

Medicine

Dentistry

Applied Chemistry with Pharmaceutical Science

Environmental Studies

Science (Chemistry)2

Science (Pharmacy)2, 7

Chemical Engineering2

Environmental Engineering2

Medicine

Dentistry

Biomedical Science

Dentistry

Medicine

Science (Chemistry)2

Science (Life Sciences)2

Science (Pharmacy)2, 7

Biotechnology (Medical Technology Option)

Science (Life Sciences)2

Science (Pharmacy)2, 7

Biotechnology

Business Analytics4

Dentistry

Medicine

Science (Chemistry)2

Science (Computational Biology)2, 7

Science (Life Sciences)2

Science (Pharmacy)2, 7

Environmental Studies

Bioelectronics

Biomedical Engineering2

Computer Engineering2, 10

Electrical Engineering2

Bioengineering

Biomedical Engineering2

Mechanical Engineering2

Business Administration / International Business Business Analytics4
Business Information Technology Business Analytics4

Computer Engineering2, 10
Chemical Engineering Science (Chemistry)2

Science (Food Science and Technology)2, 7

Chemical Engineering2

Environmental Engineering2

Industrial & Systems Engineering2, 7

Materials Science & Engineering2, 7

Mechanical Engineering2

Medicine
Chemical Process Technology Chemical Engineering2

Science (Chemistry)2

Materials Science & Engineering2, 7

Environmental Engineering2
Chemical Process Technology (Food Technology) / Food Science & Technology Science (Food Science and Technology)2, 7
Civil Engineering Civil Engineering2
Civil & Structural Engineering / Civil Engineering and Management / Civil Engineering with Business Civil Engineering2
Clean Energy

Electrical Engineering2

Computer Engineering2, 10

Computer Information Systems Computer Engineering2, 10
Computer & Network Technology/ Computer Engineering
Electrical Engineering2

Computer Engineering2, 10

Electrical Engineering / Electrical & Computer Control Engineering


Electrical Engineering2
Electronics, Computer & Communication Engineering / Electronics & Communications Engineering Electrical Engineering2

Computer Engineering2, 10
Electronic, Computer & Communication Engineering (Biomedical Engineering option) Biomedical Engineering2
Electrical & Electronic Engineering 

Biomedical Engineering2

Computer Engineering2, 10

Electrical Engineering2

Engineering Science7

Energy Systems and Management

Computer Engineering2, 10

Electrical Engineering2

Engineering Systems

Computer Engineering2, 10

Electrical Engineering2

Mechanical Engineering2

Engineering with Business

Business Analytics4

Computer Engineering2, 10

Electrical Engineering2

Industrial & Systems Engineering2, 7

Mechanical Engineering2
Environmental Management & Water Technology

Civil Engineering2

Environmental Engineering2

Environmental Studies

Financial Informatics Business Analytics4

Computer Engineering2, 10
Food Science and Technology

Science (Food Science and Technology)2, 7

Science (Chemistry)2

Science (Pharmacy)2, 7

Chemical Engineering2

Dentistry

Medicine

Games Design & Development

Computer Engineering2, 10

Electrical Engineering2

Information Communication Technology/ Info-Communication Engineering & Design Electrical Engineering2

Computer Engineering2, 10
Infocomm Security Management

Business Analytics 4

Computer Engineering2, 10

Information Technology

Business Analytics 4

Computer Engineering2, 10

Instrumentation & Control Engineering Electrical Engineering2
Manufacturing Engineering Mechanical Engineering2
Marine Engineering Mechanical Engineering2
Materials Engineering Science (Chemistry)2

Materials Science & Engineering2, 7
Materials Science

Science (Chemistry)2

Chemical Engineering2

Mechanical Engineering2

Materials Science & Engineering2, 7

Dentistry

Medicine

Mechanical Engineering

Science (Physics)2, 7

Mechanical Engineering2

Engineering Science7

Mechatronics / Mechatronics and Robotics Electrical Engineering2

Mechanical Engineering2

Computer Engineering2, 10
Medical Technology

Science (Life Sciences)2

Science (Pharmacy)2, 7

Multimedia Software Engineering / Multimedia Technology / Digital Media

Computer Engineering2, 10

Nutrition, Health & Wellness

Science (Food Science and Technology)2, 7

Science (Life Sciences)2

Dentistry

Medicine
Optometry

Medicine

Perfumery and Cosmetic Science

Science (Chemistry)2

Science (Pharmacy)2, 7

Medicine

Process Engineering Science (Chemistry)2

Chemical Engineering2

Environmental Engineering2, 7

Materials Science & Engineering2, 7
Production Engineering Mechanical Engineering2
Resort Facilities Services and Management

Electrical Engineering2

Mechanical Engineering2
Structural Engineering Civil Engineering2

1 Applicants seeking admission to Architecture, Industrial Design, Project & Facilities Management and Real Estate must satisfy a minimum GCE 'O' Level Elementary Mathematics requirement.

i) Applicants who do not fulfil the minimum GCE 'O' Level Elementary Mathematics requirement but have obtained one of the following Diploma Plus Programme transcript would be deemed as having met the Mathematics requirement.

* Certificate in Engineering Mathematics

* Certificate in Mathematics for Engineering

* Certificate in Engineering Mathematics & Science

* Certificate of Completion of the Advanced Mathematics Programme

* Certificate of Completion of the Higher Mathematics Programme

* Diploma-plus Certificate in Mathematics for School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology

ii) Applicants who do not fulfil the minimum GCE 'O' Level Elementary Mathematics requirement and do not have the Graduate DDP Transcript mentioned may still submit an application. They will be assessed based on their polytechnic results and other results/ certificates presented under the Discretionary Admissions (DA) section. The University may evaluate these applicants on a case-by-case basis. Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an admissions interview under the discretion of the School of Design and Environment.

iii) Please note that all shortlisted candidates who apply for Architecture and Industrial Design will have to attend the faculty test and interview. More information on the test and interview can be found here.

2 Applicants with relevant Diplomas may be granted selective module exemptions, subject to faculty / school approval or based on performance in placement tests set by faculty/ school. They may refer to faculty / school websites for more information. Further information may also be obtained from NUS Bulletin.

3 Applicants seeking admission to the Business courses may refer to the Business School website at here

4 Candidates must fulfil the following Mathematics requirements in order to be considered for the respective Computing courses:

i)    Computer Science Courses: At least a B3 grade in GCE ‘O’ level Additional Mathematics. Please refer to http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/undergraduates/cs_courses.html for more information.

ii)    Information Security / Information Systems: At least an A2 in GCE 'O' level Elementary Mathematics or at least a B4 grade in GCE 'O' level Additional Mathematics.

iii)  Business Analytics: At least an A2 in GCE 'O' level Elementary Mathematics or at least a B4 grade in GCE 'O' level Additional Mathematics. Please visit here for more information on this programme.

Note that students who have fulfilled the Mathematics requirement listed in (i), (ii) or (iii) are required to sit for MA1301 Introductory Mathematics Proficiency Test upon Admission or read MA1301 Introductory Mathematics module in NUS for fulfilment of their degree requirements.

iv)  Applicants who do not fulfil the Mathematics requirements listed in (i), (ii) and (iii) but have obtained the following Diploma Plus Programme transcript would be deemed as having met the Mathematics requirements for the Computing courses and are not required to sit for MA1301 Maths Proficiency test:

* Certificate in Engineering Mathematics

* Certificate in Mathematics for Engineering

* Certificate in Engineering Mathematics & Science

* Certificate of Completion of the Advanced Mathematics Programme

* Certificate of Completion of the Higher Mathematics Programme

* Diploma-plus Certificate in Mathematics for School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology

Please visit here for more information on exemption of MA1301 Introductory Mathematics Proficiency Test exemption.

v)  Applicants who do not fulfil the requirements listed in (i), (ii), (iii) and (iv) may still submit an application to be considered for the courses. They will be assessed based on their polytechnic results and other additional results/ certificates presented under the Discretionary Admissions (DA) section. The University may evaluate these applicants on a case-by-case basis. Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an admissions interview under the discretion of the School of Computing.

Applicants seeking admission to the School of Computing courses may view their module exemptions here.

5 Applicants applying for Law should possess excellent 'O' level results, a minimum grade of A2 in English Language at 'O' level and a Certificate of Merit (COM) from their polytechnic studies.

6 Application for the Music course has to be filed directly to the Conservatory. Please refer to http://music.nus.edu.sg for more information.

7  Applicants seeking admission to these Engineering or Science courses would be required to attend an admissions interview conducted by the relevant faculty. Shortlisted candidates will be informed to attend such interview(s) for these courses.

8 Applicants seeking admission to Arts & Social Sciences course may refer to http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/subject-prerequisites.html for further subject pre-requisites.

9 Please refer to www.usp.nus.edu.sg/nus-sciencespo and www.usp.nus.edu.sg/nus-sciencespo/programme/index.html#intro for details. Please read carefully its application procedures, including the application window, at www.usp.nus.edu.sg/nus-sciencespo/info/apply.html.

10With effect from AY2018, candidates must also fulfil the following Mathematics requirements in order to be considered for the Computer Engineering course:

i) At least a B4 grade in GCE 'O' level Additional Mathematics, or

ii) Applicants who do not fulfil the above Mathematics requirements but have obtained the following Certificate would be deemed as having met the Mathematics requirements for the Computer Engineering course:

* Certificate in Engineering Mathematics

* Certificate in Mathematics for Engineering

* Certificate in Engineering Mathematics & Science

* Certificate of Completion of the Advanced Mathematics Programme

* Certificate of Completion of the Higher Mathematics Programme

* Diploma-plus Certificate in Mathematics for School of Digital Media and Infocomm Technology

Note that students who have fulfilled the Mathematics requirement listed in (i) are required to sit for MA1301 Introductory Mathematics Proficiency Test upon Admission or read MA1301 Introductory Mathematics module in NUS for fulfilment of their degree requirements.

Please visit here for more information on exemption of MA1301 Introductory Mathematics Proficiency Test exemption.

iii) Applicants who do not fulfil the requirements listed in (i) and (ii) may still submit an application to be considered for the course. They will be assessed based on their polytechnic results and other additional results/ certificates presented under the Discretionary Admissions (DA) section. The University may evaluate these applicants on a case-by-case basis. Shortlisted applicants may be required to attend an admissions interview under the discretion of the School of Computing/Faculty of Engineering.


Other Diplomas:
1) The following diplomas from NAFA are eligible for admission to the respective NUS courses:

Diplomas from NAFA NUS Degree Courses
All Diplomas Music
3D Design (Majors: Environmental Design, Exhibition Design,  Furniture Design, Interior Design,  Jewellery Design & Object Design)
3D Design (Environmental Design)
3D Design (Exhibition Design)
3D Design (Furniture Design)
3D Design (Interior Design)
3D Design (Jewellery Design)
Design (Furniture and Spatial)
Design (Interior and Exhibition)
Design (Landscape and Architecture)
Design (Object and Jewellery)
Environmental Design
Interior Design
Architecture

3D Design (Majors: Environmental Design, Furniture Design & Object Design only)
3D Design (Object Design)
3D Design (Environmental Design)
3D Design (Exhibition Design)
3D Design (Furniture Design)
3D Design (Interior Design)
Design (Furniture and Spatial)
Design (Interior and Exhibition)
Design (Landscape and Architecture)
Design (Object and Jewellery)
Environmental Design
Industrial Design


2)The following diplomas from La Salle-College of the Arts are eligible for admission to the respective NUS courses:

Diplomas from La Salle- College of the Arts NUS Degree Courses
All Diplomas Music
Interior Design Architecture
Product Design Industrial Design

3) The following diplomas from BCA Academy are eligible for admission to the respective NUS courses:

Diplomas from BCA Academy NUS Degree Courses
Architecture (Technology)
Construction Information Technology
Design (Interior & Landscape)
Architecture
Facilities Management
Quantity Surveying
Project & Facilities Management

 


Information updated as of 31 January 2017