Module Registration at Education Records System (ModReg@EduRec) is the University’s new consolidated registration platform, designed to provide students with an improved registration experience.
By ensuring parity in the allocation of modules, while taking into consideration students’ needs and preferences, this system will streamline the registration of modules to allow students to fulfil their graduation requirements in a timely manner.
ModReg@EduRec, replaces all the module registration systems used by individual Faculties and Schools, including the Centralised Online Registration System (CORS). Students will select module classes, tutorials and labs, as well as drop modules within ModReg@EduRec each Special Term. It serves all NUS students belonging to the following categories:
*Except students from Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (MBBS) and Faculty of Dentistry.
ModReg@EduRec employs a rules-driven, priority-based engine to allocate modules based on each student’s:
Rules-Driven: Curricular Needs
In defining a student’s curricular needs, rules are set to take the different programme requirements (e.g., Faculty, Major, Specialisation, Second Major, Minor, Core vs Elective modules) into consideration. These rules ensure that priority is, first and foremost, accorded to a student who needs a particular module to fulfil his or her programme requirements.
Priority-Based: Student Seniority
Beyond curricular needs, as senior students have a more limited time than junior students in securing modules before graduating from the University, priority is assigned to them. For undergraduate students, seniority is based on the year of study (e.g., Year 1 vs Year 4) while for graduate students, seniority is based on the total number of modular credits (MCs) they have completed to date.
Priority-Based: Module Preferences
A student’s preference for a particular module is also taken into consideration. This recognises that one student’s desire for a module may be different from another. Hence, priority is accorded to the student who ranks a module higher than another.
A Priority Score is computed for each module selected by students based on the above factors.
What is the purpose of the Priority Score?
Where demand for a selected module exceeds the available places, the Priority Scores of students seeking to read a particular module will be used to determine module allocation.
How is the Priority Score for a module computed?
The Priority Score for a module selected by a student is computed based on the Priority Scoring Rubrics applicable to the different student categories:
|Programme Requirements Category (in descending order of points) – Am|
|Major core and Major Specialisation modules|
|Second Major Specialisation modules|
|Faculty Requirement modules|
|Second Major modules|
|Restricted/Direct Minor modules|
|Unrestricted Elective / General Education modules|
|Students’ Seniority (in descending order of points) – Bm|
|Year 4/GLB Year 3/Graduating Year 3|
|Year 2/Global Engineering Programme Year 1|
|Rank Preference of Modules (in descending order of points) – Cm|
|Programme Requirements Category (in descending order of points) - An|
|Programme core modules|
|Programme electives (from own department)|
|Programme electives (from other departments)|
|Students’ Seniority (in descending order of points) - Bn|
|Type of Programmes (in descending order of points) - Cn|
|Rank Preference of Modules (in descending order of points) - Dn|
What happens when students have the same Priority Score for a module?
When students have the same Priority Score for a module and the demand exceeds the places available, tie-breakers are used to determine the final module allocation. The tie-breakers to be considered for different categories of students are:
|Tie-breakers (in descending order of consideration)|
|Students who have not attained minimum workload|
|Student’s home faculty is module host faculty|
|Remnant CORS points (applicable for AY2019/2020 only)|
|Module feedback points|
|Tie-breakers (in descending order of consideration)|
|Student's home faculty is module host faculty|
|Module feedback points|
The enrolment functions in ModReg@EduRec, as well as information on how the different Registration Rounds will be conducted for each of the functions, are provided below.
Students are also strongly encouraged to refer to the ModReg User Guide for Students, which provides screenshots on how to navigate within ModReg. The relevant pages of the User Guide are indicated for each of the functions below.
(see user guide page 6)
All Undergraduate (UG) students will enrol for modules through the [Select Modules] function in ModReg@EduRec.
Graduate (GD) students will enrol for modules through the [Select Modules] function for modules used towards their programme requirements (refer here).
Priority Scores computed for modules selected under this function will be based on the priority scoring rubrics for GD/UG students.
This is an open round where UG students are able to select all modules (including General Education modules) they wish to read for the semester, subject to meeting module pre-requisite, co-requisite and preclusion rules.
Priority for General Education modules will be first accorded to students who have not read a module from a particular pillar (i.e. GEH, GET or GES) before students who are seeking to read a 2nd module from the same pillar.
In this round, GD students may select all Round 1 modules and programme elective modules (from own and other departments).
Students will vie for a spot in the module within the available places allotted to their student category (i.e. separate numbers for UG and GD).
This round is similar to Round 2 except that the balance quotas are merged for all categories of students (GD/UG) to optimise class enrolment. That is, un-used quota from a particular category of students may be allocated to students from another category.
(see user guide page 10)
(Not applicable to UG students)
Graduate (GD) students will utilise this [Submit Module Requests] function to request for non-programme requirement modules (i.e. cross-faculty modules). The request will go through a 2-step approval process: it is first routed to the home department for decision before approved requests are routed to the module host(s) for final assessment.
There are two Rounds of [Submit Module Requests] each semester. However, a second request can only be submitted through the function after the first one has been concluded.
(see user guide page 13)
Students will register for Tutorials/Labs after they have been allocated their modules. Students can refer to the [View My Classes] function (see user guide page 5) to see the modules allocated to them.
Tutorial/lab registration is by balloting. The allocation of tutorial groups is an exercise that is separate from the allocation of modules by [Select Modules] or [Submit Module Requests]. Students should refer to the registration schedule for the dates of the different rounds for Tutorials/Labs registration.
For cross-listed modules that do not have tutorial groups of their own, please check the tutorial groups under the parent module code even though you may have registered under the cross-listed module code.
A tutorial group may be cancelled if enrolment for the group is low. If students cannot find a suitable tutorial group for a module, they may be required to drop the module and be asked to choose an alternative module with vacancies.
Students who read modules offered by the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences have to register for tutorial groups for their modules. Otherwise, the Faculty will withdraw the module with a ‘W’ grade in Week 5 of the semester.
Stages of Tutorial Registration:
1. [Select Tutorials/Labs] Function (see user guide page 13)
2. [Add/Swap Tutorials/Labs] Function (see user guide page 16)
3. Manual (Walk-In) Registration at Departments
(see user guide page 19)
Dropping of modules:
A student may drop a module he/she is enrolled in so long as the remaining MCs meet the minimum workload requirement. When a module is dropped, all associated classes (e.g. lectures, seminar, tutorial, labs, etc.) will be dropped in tandem.
When dropping a module, students should be mindful of the “W” and “F” grade period (refer to Academic Calendar). In general, students will be able to drop modules via the [Drop Classes] function before the “F” grade period. A student should approach the module host faculty if he/she has difficulty dropping modules via ModReg@EduRec.
Dropping of tutorial/lab classes:
Students may drop a tutorial/lab class they have been successfully allocated if they wish to change to another class. Dropping a tutorial/lab class will not de-enrol a student from his/her module.
The schedule for the various Registration Rounds for the upcoming module registration exercise can be found at the following links:
Students who are new to ModReg@EduRec are strongly encouraged to read the information here to understand the process of module registration and how to navigate the ModReg@EduRec page.