Notification of Grade Profiles and Course Places for Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-level and Local Polytechnic Diploma Applicants for the Academic Year 2019/2020 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 2018/2019 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 2018/2019. 
    • Representative polytechnic Grade Point Averages (GPA) of the 10th and 90th percentiles of local polytechnic applicants offered places for courses at NUS in AY 2018/2019 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 2018/2019. 
    • The number of course places taken up NUS for AY 2018/2019 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 AY2019/2020 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 AY2019/2020. 
  • The grade profiles do not take into account offers that were made under Aptitude-based (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

5 December 2018

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1    These provide an indication of the grade profiles for the majority of applicants admitted in AY 2018/2019. 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 2018/20192

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/C
AAA/B
Faculty of Dentistry
Dentistry*
AAA/A
AAA/A
School of Design & Environment
Architecture*
ABB/C
AAA/A
Industrial Design*
ABB/C
AAA/A
Project & Facilities Management
BCC/C
ABB/C
Real Estate
BCC/C
ABB/C
Faculty of Engineering
Engineering
BCC/C
AAA/A
Biomedical Engineering
BCC/B
AAA/A
Chemical Engineering
BBC/B
AAA/A
Civil Engineering
BBC/C
AAA/A
Electrical Engineering
BCC/B
AAA/A
Environmental Engineering
BCC/B
AAA/A
Engineering Science
BBC/B
AAA/A
Industrial & Systems Engineering
BBC/C
AAA/A
Materials Science & Engineering
BCC/B
AAA/A
Mechanical Engineering
BCC/B
AAA/A
Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautical)
AAA/B
AAA/A
School of Computing
Computing (Business Analytics)
AAA/B
AAA/A
Computing (Computer Science)
AAA/B
AAA/A
Computing (Information Security)
AAA/B
AAA/A
Computing (Information Systems)
AAA/C
AAA/A
Faculty of Engineering & School of Computing
Computer Engineering
AAB/C
AAA/A
Faculty of Science
Pharmacy
AAA/A
AAA/A
Science (Pharmaceutical Science)
AAA/A
AAA/A
Science
AAB/C
AAA/A
Data Science and Analytics
AAB/C
AAA/A
Science (Food Science & Technology)
AAA/C
AAA/A
NUS Business School
Business Admin
ABB/B
AAA/A
Business Admin (Accountancy)
AAB/C
AAA/A
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Arts & Social Sciences
BBC/B
AAA/A
Arts & Social Sciences (MT related)
BCC/B
AAA/B
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 2018/20193

NUS Course Representative Grade Profile Polytechnic GPAs
  10th percentile 90th percentile
Faculty of Law
Law*
3.77
3.94
School of Medicine
Medicine*
#
#
Nursing*
3.37
3.84
Faculty of Dentistry
Dentistry*
#
#
School of Design & Environment
Architecture*
3.76
3.96
Industrial Design*
3.72
3.91
Project & Facilities Management
3.54
3.84
Real Estate
3.54
3.80
Faculty of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
3.73
3.97
Chemical Engineering
3.66
3.97
Civil Engineering
3.65
3.92
Electrical Engineering
3.69
3.95
Environmental Engineering
3.59
3.92
Engineering Science
#
#
Industrial & Systems Engineering
#
#
Materials Science & Engineering
3.74
3.99
Mechanical Engineering
3.66
3.95
School of Computing
Computing (Business Analytics)
3.73
3.92
Computing (Computer Science)
3.74
3.97
Computing (Information Security)
3.76
3.96
Computing (Information Systems)
3.61
3.92
Faculty of Engineering & School of Computing
Computer Engineering
3.74
4.00
Faculty of Science
Pharmacy
#
#
Science (Pharmaceutical Science)
#
#
Science (Chemistry)
3.84
3.99
Science (Computational Biology)
#
#
Applied Science (Food Science & Technology)
3.85
4.00
Science (Life Sciences)
3.82
3.99
Science (Physics)
#
#
NUS Business School
Business Admin
3.71
3.95
Business Admin (Accountancy)
3.73
3.97
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
3.74
3.92

* 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 2018/20194

NUS Course Course Places
Faculty of Law
Law*
250
School of Medicine
Medicine*
299
Nursing*
316
Faculty of Dentistry
Dentistry*
60
School of Design & Environment
Architecture*
149
Industrial Design*
43
Project & Facilities Management
166
Real Estate
143
Faculty of Engineering
Engineering
66
Biomedical Engineering
154
Chemical Engineering
258
Civil Engineering
120
Electrical Engineering
226
Environmental Engineering
38
Engineering Science
34
Industrial & Systems Engineering
76
Materials Science & Engineering
99
Mechanical Engineering
342
School of Computing
Computing
806
School of Computing & Faculty of Engineering
Computer Engineering
174
Faculty of Science
Pharmacy
170
Science
927
NUS Business School
Business Admin
730
Business Admin (Accountancy)
259
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Arts & Social Sciences
1,645
Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies
48

* Courses that require interview &/or test