Information for Freshmen


Congratulations on being offered a place to study in one of the best Computing schools in the world! We are very pleased that you are considering joining us. At NUS School of Computing, we seek to provide stimulating experiences to challenge your mind, build your abilities, and prepare you for your place among the next generation of thinkers and doers who will shape the future of our world.

Our faculty members are committed and inspiring teachers, who are also internationally recognised experts in Computing. When you embark on your studies with us, you will be acquiring technological knowledge and creative problem-solving skills that will be useful in any field or arena. Leadership qualities, innovation and entrepreneurialism are also valued and supported with mentorships, funding and special programmes. Our very own start-up incubator, The Furnace, offers support to launch students’ original ideas to commercial fruition. Our structured industrial attachment and NUS Overseas Colleges programmes also offer you opportunities to work in top companies and exciting start-ups across many different sectors, both locally and overseas. You will gain invaluable experience applying what you have learnt to help solve actual business or global issues, even before you graduate. The excellent education and training students experience here, coupled with the reach and demand for computing talent in all industries, make our graduates highly sought-after. Studying at one of the best computing schools in the world puts the finest global opportunities well within your reach.

We will be inviting you and your parents to an Information Session designed especially for you, in May. The Information Session is the perfect opportunity for you to learn more about the specifics of our various programmes. We have even arranged a portion of the programme where you are encouraged to corner our friendly and always obliging professors and students and badger them with any questions you might have. We hope that by the end of the day, you will be assured of your decision join us and enter the world’s fastest growing and most pervasive industry.

Look out for emails from us about the Information Session, or re-visit this web page in April, for details. Also, ‘Like’ us on Facebook and find out what we’ve been up to.

Orientation Projects

We’re super ecstatic to have you join us this fall at NUS School of Computing. On behalf of the many organising committees of the Freshmen Orientation Program (FOP) 2024 we extend a warm welcome!

Calendar of Events for Freshmen

Even though the first semester begins on 5 August 2024, we have lined up a series of events for you as early as one month before the semester begins.It is important that you participate in these activities to familiarise yourself with the course structure and degree requirements, and at the same time, be oriented on the use of computing facilities and academic culture in the School.

Please also remember to submit your application for various placement tests that are applicable to you by our closing dates.

Please visit this site regularly for updates to the calendar of events.

DateStart TimeEnd TimeEventVenue or url or Instructions
19 to 23 Jun 2024Freshmen Social Camp
25 Jun 2024 –1700

Deadline to submit applications form for

CS1010 Programming Methodology Placement Examination

Registration link.

Queries on registration can be directed to School of Computing UG Office at

25 Jun 2024 –1700

Deadline to submit applications form for

MA1301 Introductory Mathematics Proficiency Test

Registration link

Queries on registration can be directed to School of Computing UG Office at

Those with Maths at H1 may be allowed to sit for this proficiency test.  Please register by the same deadline.

3 Jul 202413001500MA1301 Introductory Mathematics Proficiency TestLT34
4 Jul 202409001130Briefing and Mock exercise for CS1010 Programming Methodology Placement TestDetails can be found at: /programmes/ug/exemptions/a-levels/
8 Jul 202414001600

CS1010 Programming Methodology Placement Examination for prospective Computing freshmen

You may wish to take self-diagnostic assessment:

to assess whether you should take the placement test (and/or opt out from diploma exemption for this course.


Details can be found at: /programmes/ug/exemptions/a-levels/

9 Jul 2024





Qualifying English Test (QET)

Students in the undergraduate programmes who do not possess the necessary English language qualifications are required to sit for the Qualifying English Test (QET) set by the Centre for English Language Communication (CELC). The objectives of the QET are available at the CELC website.

It is compulsory for students to attend at least one briefing session before they can sit for the test.

More details on registration deadline can be found at:

12 Jul 202410001600Academic Day is a joint event organised by School of Computing Office of Undergraduate Studies and Computing Club. It includes faculty and departmental programme briefings for freshmen joining in Aug 2024.  Senior students will be invited for sharing of their experience in NUS.Online

Faculty course briefing for Business Analytics and BComp programmes webinar session for Q&A

Presentation slides/videos will be released closer to webinar session.


Please view recording from Vice Dean first before attending the Q&A webinar on 12 July 2024.

 14301600Department Programme Briefing (Computer Science course) Presentation cum Q&A webinar session
 14301600Department Programme Briefing (Information Security course) Presentation cum Q&A webinar sessionOnline
 14301600Department Programme Briefing (Information Systems and Business Analytics Courses) Presentation cum Q&A webinar sessionOnline
16 Jul 2024 1800Withdrawal of CS1010 exemption by Diploma holdersPlease submit your request via the online form.
24 to 27 Jul 2024Freshmen Orientation Week
1 Aug 202414301630Official Welcome for Freshmen


University Cultural Centre

UCC Ho Bee Auditorium

Sign up for the event by 26 July 2024!

5 to 7 Aug 2024  Freshmen Finale Camp
16 Aug 2024  BASH


For administrative queries on undergraduate programmes, please email

If you have any academic questions, please send to the academic advisors at School of Computing Academic Advisory Service.

Application Form

Enrolment of Bachelor of Computing (Information Security) Co-operative programme form here.

Course Registration for Semester 1, 2024/2025

Course Registration at Education Records System (CourseReg@EduRec) is the University’s consolidated course registration platform, designed to provide students with an improved user experience.

By ensuring parity in the allocation of courses, while taking into consideration students’ needs and preferences, this system will streamline the registration of courses to allow students to fulfil their graduation requirements in a timely manner. Students who are new to CourseReg@EduRec are strongly encouraged to read the informationhere to understand the process of course registration and how to navigate the CourseReg@EduRec > (via Path: ( myEduRec > Academics > Course Registration)

The list of Computing courses that are available to students may be accessed by clicking here.