Notification of Grade Profiles and Course Places for Singapore-Cambridge GCE A-level and Local Polytechnic Diploma Applicants for the Academic Year 2020/2021 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 2019/2020 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 2019/2020. 
    • Representative polytechnic Grade Point Averages (GPA) of the 10th and 90th percentiles of local polytechnic applicants offered places for courses at NUS in AY 2019/2020 are shown in Table 2. Please note that with effect from AY2020/2021, the Polytechnic GPA will only be 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 2019/2020. 
    • The number of course places taken up NUS for AY 2019/2020 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 AY2020/2021 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 AY2020/2021. 
  • 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

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18 December 2019

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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 2019/20202

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*
CCD/B
AAA/A
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/B
BBB/B
Real Estate
BCC/B
BBB/B
Faculty of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
BBC/B
AAA/A
Chemical Engineering
BBC/B
AAA/A
Civil Engineering
CCD/B
AAB/B
Electrical Engineering
CCC/C
AAA/A
Engineering
BCC/C
AAA/A
Engineering Science
BCC/C
AAA/A
Environmental Engineering
BCC/B
AAA/A
Industrial & Systems Engineering
BCC/B
AAA/A
Materials Science & Engineering
CCC/C
AAA/C
Mechanical Engineering
BCC/B
AAA/A
Mechanical Engineering (Aeronautical)
AAB/B
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)
AAA/A
AAA/A
Faculty of Engineering & School of Computing
Computer Engineering
AAB/C
AAA/A
Faculty of Science
Data Science and Analytics
AAB/C
AAA/A
Pharmaceutical Science
AAA/A
AAA/A
Pharmacy
AAA/A
AAA/A
Science
AAA/C
AAA/A
Science (Food Science & Technology)
AAA/A
AAA/A
NUS Business School
Business Admin
AAB/C
AAA/A
Business Admin (Accountancy)
AAB/C
AAA/A
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Arts & Social Sciences (Philosophy, Politics & Economics)*
AAA/A
AAA/A
Arts & Social Sciences
BBB/C
AAA/A
Arts & Social Sciences (MT related)
BBC/C
BBB/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 2019/20203

NUS Course Representative Grade Profile Polytechnic GPAs
  10th percentile 90th percentile
Faculty of Law
Law*
3.86
3.93
School of Medicine
Medicine*
3.94
4.00
Nursing*
3.33
3.86
Faculty of Dentistry
Dentistry*
#
#
School of Design & Environment
Architecture*
3.59
3.92
Industrial Design*
3.88
3.97
Project & Facilities Management
3.59
3.84
Real Estate
3.58
3.83
Faculty of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
3.71
3.92
Chemical Engineering
3.65
3.95
Civil Engineering
3.71
3.95
Electrical Engineering
3.68
3.94
Engineering Science
3.83
3.99
Environmental Engineering
3.57
3.94
Industrial & Systems Engineering
#
#
Materials Science & Engineering
3.76
3.93
Mechanical Engineering
3.65
3.94
School of Computing
Computing (Business Analytics)
3.81
3.95
Computing (Computer Science)
3.86
3.98
Computing (Information Security)
3.84
3.97
Computing (Information Systems)
3.82
3.99
Faculty of Engineering & School of Computing
Computer Engineering
3.87
3.97
Faculty of Science
Pharmaceutical Science
#
#
Pharmacy
#
#
Science (Chemistry)
3.85
3.96
Science (Food Science & Technology)
#
#
Science (Life Sciences)
3.83
3.97
Science (Physics)
#
#
NUS Business School
Business Admin
3.73
3.95
Business Admin (Accountancy)
3.76
3.97
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Arts & Social Sciences (Philosophy, Politics & Economics)*
#
#
Arts & Social Sciences
3.67
3.92
Environmental Studies (Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences and Faculty of Science)
Environmental Studies
#
#

* 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 2019/20204

NUS Course Course Places
Faculty of Law
Law*
223
School of Medicine
Medicine*
280
Nursing*
311
Faculty of Dentistry
Dentistry*
60
School of Design & Environment
Architecture*
160
Industrial Design*
48
Project & Facilities Management
167
Real Estate
165
Faculty of Engineering
Biomedical Engineering
161
Chemical Engineering
253
Civil Engineering
133
Electrical Engineering
207
Engineering
56
Engineering Science
35
Environmental Engineering
47
Industrial & Systems Engineering
65
Materials Science & Engineering
79
Mechanical Engineering
346
School of Computing
Computing (Business Analytics)
241
Computing (Computer Science)
596
Computing (Information Security)
53
Computing (Information Systems)
124
School of Computing & Faculty of Engineering
Computer Engineering
181
Faculty of Science
Data Science & Analytics
179
Food Science & Technology
57
Pharmaceutical Science
48
Pharmacy
156
Science
571
NUS Business School
Business Admin
765
Business Admin (Accountancy)
220
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences
Arts & Social Sciences
1,510
Environmental Studies
Environmental Studies
47

* Courses that require interview &/or test

4Double degree programmes are excluded from the table.