Important Information for Students

Part 1: GEM Requirements
There are 2 subject groups within which GEMs are placed, namely

  1. Subject Group A: Science and Technology
  2. Subject Group B: Humanities and Social Sciences.

For students admitted in academic year 2001-2 onwards (except students from Law, Medicine, Dentistry and the University Scholars Programme): Students will be required to read 2 GEMs (or 8 Modular Credits/MCs) to satisfy the General Education component of the University Level Requirements (see tables below).

Students from the Faculties of Engineering, Science and the School of Computing will be required to read at least 4 MCs out of 8 MCs of GEMs from Subject Group B.

Students from the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences and Business Administration would be required to read at least 4 MCs out of 8 MCs of GEMs from Subject Group A.

Students from the School of Design and Environment will read 4 MCs of GEMs from Subject Group A and the other 4 MCs of GEMs from Subject Group B.


For students admitted BEFORE AY2007/08

Requirements Bachelor's Degree Programme Bachelor with Honours Degree Programme
University Level
i. General Education 8 MCs 8 MCs
ii. Singapore Studies 4 MCs 4 MCs
Breadth 8 MCs 16 MCs
Total 20 MCs 28 MCs

For students admitted with effect FROM AY2007/08

Requirements Bachelor's Degree Programme Bachelor with Honours Degree Programme
University Level
i. General Education 8 MCs 8 MCs
ii. Singapore Studies 4 MCs 4 MCs
Breadth 8 MCs 8 MCs
Total 20 MCs 20 MCs

Note:

Each GEM is worth 4 Modular Credits (MCs) unless indicated otherwise.

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Part 2: Information on General Education Modules (GEMs)
To facilitate broadening, the GEMs selected by the students should not be those cross-listed with their declared major areas. Students are also advised to note carefully the pre-requisites and preclusions of certain GEMs and not register for those GEMs they are not eligible to read. Unless otherwise specified, students may read GEMs of any level.

If you read a GEM that you are precluded from reading, it will NOT be counted towards fulfilling your GEM requirement.

Some GEMs are included in the list of modules of a particular Minor programme. In such situations, double-counting may be allowed. However, students should note that although a module is double-counted as fulfilling two requirements, they would still have to meet the minimum number of MCs required for graduation.

A student may take extra GEMs to fulfill the Breadth requirement, provided:

  1. The GEM is offered by a Faculty/School OUTSIDE the student's own Faculty/School (please see below *)
  2. The GEM is not cross-listed to any module in the student's own Faculty/School
  3. For FASS students: The GEM is NOT offered by CELC

* Students are reminded to check the specific requirements for Breadth as stipulated by their respective home Faculties/Schools, before taking additional GEMs in-lieu-of Breadth.

Students should also ensure that they have not exceeded the limit of Level 1000 modules if they wish to take GEMs that are at Level 1000. (Note: The limit on the number of level-1000 modules to be counted towards fulfillment of graduation requirements is 60 MCs for both 3- and 4-year programmes for students admitted from AY2007/08 onwards. Nevertheless, Faculties could set more stringent requirements.)

Note:
It is the responsibility of students to check the class & exam timetable and ensure that there are no timetable clashes.

To register for GEMs, log into the Centralised Online Undergraduates Registration System (CORS)