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Notification of Grade Profiles and Course Places for Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-level and Local Polytechnic Diploma Applicants for the Academic Year 2018/2019 NUS Undergraduate Admissions Exercise

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The University provides the following notification of grade profiles and course places to enable prospective applicants to make informed choices in their application for admission to NUS undergraduate courses.

  • Representative grade profiles1 of the 10th and 90th percentiles of applicants offered places in AY 2017/2018 for applicants holding Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-level qualifications are shown in Table 1. The grade profiles refer to the grades scored by Singapore-Cambridge A-level applicants in their three H2 and one H1 subjects. For the purpose of this notification, Grade C is assumed for both General Paper (GP) and Project Work (PW) in determining the grade profiles. Please note that certain courses may require grades higher than Grade C for GP. Please refer to Table 1 for the Grade Profiles of the 10th and 90th percentiles of A-level applicants offered places for courses at NUS in AY 2017/2018.

  • Representative polytechnic Grade Point Averages (GPA) of the 10th and 90th percentiles of local polytechnic applicants offered places for courses at NUS in AY 2017/2018 are shown in Table 2. Please note that in addition to the Polytechnic GPA, the Singapore-Cambridge O-level results of polytechnic applicants are also taken into account for university admissions. Please refer to Table 2 for the Polytechnic GPAs of the 10th and 90th percentiles of polytechnic applicants offered places for courses at NUS in AY 2017/2018.

  • The number of course places taken up NUS for AY 2017/2018 is shown in Table 3. It is important to note that the number of course places changes from year to year.

  • Applicants seeking admission in AY2018/2019 can expect competition to be keener for courses with more stringent grade requirements and fewer places. In using the tables below, please note the following:

  • The grade profiles, GPAs and course places may vary from year to year, depending on the number and performance of applicants and the number of places available.

  • Meeting the previous year’s grade/GPA scores of a course does NOT guarantee admission to that course for AY2018/2019.

  • The grade profiles do not take into account offers that were made under Discretionary Admissions.

  • The courses marked with an asterisk (*) are those where additional assessments such as interviews, selection tests, and portfolios are required.

  • Certain courses may have specific subject requirements. Details can be found at NUS Admissions website.

For more information on the disclosure of grade profiles, please refer to our FAQ here.

8 January 2018

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1    These provide an indication of the grade profiles for the majority of applicants admitted in AY 2017/2018. There could be other equivalent profiles for each course. For example, a grade profile of ABC/C could be considered to be broadly equivalent to BBB/C, unless there are other pre-requisites.

 


Table 1: Grade Profiles of the 10th and 90th percentiles of A-Level Applicants offered places for courses at NUS in Academic Year 2017/20182


NUS Courses

Representative Grade Profile
3H2/1H1

10th percentile
90th percentile
Faculty of Law
Law*
AAA/A
AAA/A
School of Medicine
Medicine*
AAA/A
AAA/A
Nursing*
CCC/B
AAA/A
Faculty of Dentistry
Dentistry*
AAA/A
AAA/A
School of Design & Environment
Architecture*
ABB/B
AAA/A
Industrial Design*
AAB/C
AAA/A
Project & Facilities Management
BBB/C
AAA/A
Real Estate
BBC/B
ABB/B
Faculty of Engineering
Engineering
BBB/C
AAA/A
Biomedical Engineering
BBB/B
AAA/A
Chemical Engineering
ABB/C
AAA/A
Civil Engineering
BBB/C
AAA/A
Electrical Engineering
BBC/B
AAA/A
Environmental Engineering
BBC/B
AAA/A
Engineering Science
BBB/B
AAA/A
Industrial & Systems Engineering
BBB/B
AAA/A
Materials Science & Engineering
BBC/C
AAA/A
Mechanical Engineering
BBB/C
AAA/A
Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautical)
AAA/A
AAA/A
School of Computing
Computing (Business Analytics)
AAA/A
AAA/A
Computing (Computer Science)
AAA/A
AAA/A
Computing (Information Security)
AAA/A
AAA/A
Computing (Information Systems)
AAB/B
AAA/A
Faculty of Engineering & School of Computing    
Computer Engineering
AAB/C
AAA/A
Faculty of Science
Pharmacy
AAA/A
AAA/A
Science
ABB/B
AAA/A
Data Science and Analytics
AAA/C
AAA/A
Science (Food Science & Technology)
AAB/B
AAA/A
NUS Business School
Business Admin
AAB/C
AAA/A
Business Admin (Accountancy)
AAA/C
AAA/A
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Arts & Social Sciences
BBB/B
AAA/A
Arts & Social Sciences (MT related)
BBC/C
AAB/C
Environmental Studies (Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences and Faculty of Science)
Environmental Studies
AAA/C
AAA/A


* Courses that require interview &/or test.

2Double degrees are excluded from the table




Table 2: Polytechnic GPAs of the 10th and 90th percentiles of Polytechnic Applicants offered places for courses at NUS in Academic Year 2017/20183

NUS Courses
Representative Grade Profile Polytechnic GPAs
10th percentile
90th percentile
Faculty of Law
Law*
3.80
3.98
School of Medicine
Medicine*
3.91
3.99
Nursing*
3.48
3.89
Faculty of Dentistry
Dentistry*
#
#
School of Design & Environment
Architecture*
3.78
3.98
Industrial Design*
3.70
3.99
Project & Facilities Management
3.68
3.90
Real Estate
3.68
3.88
Faculty of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
3.87
3.99
Chemical Engineering
3.87
3.99
Civil Engineering
3.72
3.96
Electrical Engineering
3.69
3.96
Environmental Engineering
3.69
3.93
Engineering Science
#
#
Industrial & Systems Engineering
#
#
Materials Science & Engineering
#
#
Mechanical Engineering
3.80
3.98
School of Computing
Computing (Business Analytics)
3.81
3.98
Computing (Computer Science)
3.77
3.97
Computing (Information Security)
3.82
3.96
Computing (Information Systems)
3.65
3.91
Faculty of Engineering & School of Computing    
Computer Engineering
3.81
3.98
Faculty of Science
Pharmacy
3.93
4.00
Science (Chemistry)
3.82
3.98
Science (Computational Biology)
#
#
Applied Science (Food Science & Technology)
#
#
Science (Life Sciences)
3.89
3.99
Science (Physics)
#
#
NUS Business School
Business Admin
3.81
3.97
Business Admin (Accountancy)
3.82
3.96
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Arts & Social Sciences
3.74
3.93
Environmental Studies (Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences and Faculty of Science)
Environmental Studies
3.81
3.96

 

* Courses that require interview &/or test
# No representative GPA is shown as the sample size is small.
3Double degree programmes are excluded from the table.

 

Table 3: Total number of NUS course places taken up in Academic Year 2017/20184

NUS Courses
Course Places#
Faculty of Law
Law*
227
School of Medicine
Medicine*
303
Nursing*
232
Faculty of Dentistry
Dentistry*
54
School of Design & Environment
Architecture*
148
Industrial Design*
46
Project & Facilities Management
139
Real Estate
121
Faculty of Engineering
Engineering
41
Biomedical Engineering
158
Chemical Engineering
302
Civil Engineering
146
Electrical Engineering
206
Environmental Engineering
52
Engineering Science
28
Industrial & Systems Engineering
94
Materials Science & Engineering
75
Mechanical Engineering
369
School of Computing
Computing
532
School of Computing & Faculty of Engineering
Computer Engineering
141
Faculty of Science
Pharmacy
181
Science
851
NUS Business School
Business Admin
550
Business Admin (Accountancy)
270
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Arts & Social Sciences
1,474
Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies
48
 

 

* Courses that require interview &/or test
4 Double Degrees are excluded from the table.
#‘Course places’ is the number of university places taken up for each undergraduate course at the start of the new Academic Year, and this may differ from other enrolment statistics presented by the university which were compiled at different times in the academic calendar.