School of Computing Exemption Scheme for Diplomas Awarded by Local Polytechnics in Singapore

Matriculating in AY2017-18

The decisions made on the group of Computing modules to be granted Advanced Placement Credits (APCs) with regards to a diploma are final. The decisions are made based on assessing relevant information from various sources, provided by the respective polytechnics.

 

Polytechnic graduates who are admitted to NUS Computing Courses may receive up to 40 modular credits (MCs) of module exemptions from the following lists :

  1. Up to 20 MCs from Unrestricted Elective Modules (UEM)*.

  2. Specific exemptions of up to 20 MCs from programme requirements comprising of one or more modules as determined by the School on a case-by-case basis. Details are indicated in the tables below:


    NOTES :

    1. With effect from AY 2011-12, for diploma holders to be granted the relevant APCs for Programme Requirements, the diploma must have been completed within the last 5 years prior to the year of admission to the University.
    2. The APC of 20 MCs for UEM is equivalent to one semester of advance standing and will be awarded to all diploma holders of approved programmes from Polytechnics in Singapore, regardless of when the diploma was completed, in recognition of the overall knowledge gained from a Polytechnic education.
    3. APC will be updated into students' record by Week 2 of Semester 1.  Student will be able to verify the exemptions in the Student Services Centre in ISIS campus community under the 'Transfer Credit' tab.
    4. Students receiving APC for a particular computing module may request to have the exemption for that module waived.  The request should be submitted to Mrs Kwek at the Office of Undergraduate Studies (COM1 #02-19) by Friday, Week 3 of Semester 1 .  Once the waiver is approved, it is irrevocable.
    5. Placement Test for CS1010 (Programming Methodology) : With effect from AY 2013-14, freshmen with diplomas from Nanyang, Ngee Ann, Republic, Singapore and Temasek Polytechnics, and who are not exempted from CS1010, may apply to sit for the CS1010 placement test.  Applicants need to have at least a B grade in a programming module or prior experience in C programming.  Students who pass the test will be exempted from CS1010 and will be able to read modules carrying CS1010 as pre-requisite.  The maximum modular credits that can be exempted remain capped at 20 MCs for Programme requirements.  For details on the application process, please refer here.
    6. The Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) Programme's exemptions are determined by a joint faculty committee, and listed on the page for exemption details for the Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Engineering) Programme.
    7. Only diplomas that are accredited for the Business Analytics programme (BA) that are marked with the "Accredited" note in the below Tables A-E will be considered for admission to the BA programme.
    8. Exemptions for CS 2107 (Introduction to Information and Systems Security) only be given to CS students studying under the BComp (CS) or BComp (InfoSec) programmes.


Table A: Diplomas from Nanyang Polytechnic

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Diplomas from Nanyang Polytechnic

Additional Exempted Modules

For CS BComp
(CS, CompBio, InfoSec)
For ISFor BA7
Business Enterprise IT CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2101(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4), IS2101(4) Accredited
IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Business Informatics CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2101(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4), IS2101(4) Accredited
IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Business Intelligence & Analytics CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2101(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4), IS2101(4) Accredited
 IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Business Management CS2101(4) IS2101(4) Accredited
IS2101(4)
Cyber Security & Forensics CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2107(4)8, IS1103(4) CS1010(4), CS2107(4), IS1103(4) Accredited
CS1010(4), IS1103(4)
Digital & Precision Engineering CS2101(4) IS2101(4) -
Digital Visual Effects CP3200(6), IS1103(4) IS1103(4) -
Electronics, Computer & Communication Engineering
(formerly known as Electronics, Computer & Control Engineering)
CP3200(6), CS1010(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4) -
Engineering Informatics CP3200(6), CS1010(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4) Accredited
IS1103(4)
Financial Informatics CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2101(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4), IS2101(4) Accredited
IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Game Development & Technology
(formerly known as Digital Entertainment Technology)
CP3200(6), CS1010(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4) -
Information Security CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2107(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), CS2107(4), IS1103(4)

Accredited
IS1103(4)

Information Technology CP3200(6), CS1010(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4) Accredited
IS1103(4)
Multimedia & Infocomm Technology
(formerly known as Multimedia Systems Engineering)

CP3200(6), CS1010(4)

CS1010(4) -

 

Table B: Diplomas from Ngee Ann Polytechnic
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Diplomas from Ngee Ann Polytechnic

Additional Exempted Modules

For CS BComp
(CS, CompBio, InfoSec)
For ISFor BA7
Audio-Visual Technology CP3200(6) Nil -
Banking & Financial Services IS1103(4), CS2101(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4) -
Business Information Technology IS1103(4) IS1103(4) Accredited
IS1103(4)
Business Studies IS1103(4), CS2101(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4) Accredited
IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Electronics & Computer Engineering IS1103(4) IS1103(4) -
Engineering Informatics CP3200(6), CS1010(4) CS1010(4) -
Engineering Science CS1010(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4) -
Financial Informatics CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2101(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4), IS2101(4) Accredited
CS1010(4), IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Information Technology
(formerly known as Information Technology (Computer Studies)
CP3200(6), CS1010(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4) Accredited
CS1010(4), IS1103(4)
International Business CS2101(4) IS2101(4) Accredited
IS2101(4)
Logistics Management IS1103(4), IS2101(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4) -
Mobile Business Solutions
formerly known as Information Technology (Mobile Computing)
CP3200(6), CS1010(4) CS1010(4) -
Multimedia and Animation
(formerly known as Multimedia Computing)
CP3200(6), IS1103(4) IS1103(4) -
Network Systems & Security
(formerly known as Internetworking & Communication)
CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2105(4) CS1010(4), CS2105(4) -

 

Table C: Diplomas from Republic Polytechnic
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Diplomas from Republic Polytechnic

Additional Exempted Modules

For CS BComp
(CS, CompBio, InfoSec)
For ISFor BA7
Business Applications CP3200(6), CS1010(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4) Accredited
IS1103(4)
Business Information Systems
(formerly known as Business Computing)
CP3200(6), CS1010(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4) Accredited
IS1103(4)
Digital Entertainment Electronics CP3200(6) Nil -
Game Design CP3200(6) Nil -
Information Technology CP3200(6), CS1010(4), IS1103(4)

CS1010(4), IS1103(4)

Accredited
IS1103(4)
Interactive and Digital Media CP3200(6), IS1103(4) IS1103(4) -
IT Services Management CP3200(6), CS1010(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4) Accredited
IS1103(4)
Mobile Software Development CP3200(6), CS1010(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4) Accredited
IS1103(4)

 

Table D: Diplomas from Singapore Polytechnic
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Diplomas from Singapore Polytechnic

Additional Exempted Modules

For CS BComp
(CS, CompBio, InfoSec)
For ISFor BA7
Business Administration IS1103(4), CS2101(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4) Accredited
IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Biotechnology Nil Nil Accredited
Nil
Business Information Technology CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2101(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4), IS2101(4) Accredited
IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Computer & Network Technology CS1010(4), CS2100(4), CS2105(4) CS1010(4), CS2100(4), CS2105(4) -
Computer Engineering
(formerly known as Computer & Network Technology)
CS1010(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4) -
Electrical & Computer Control Engineering CS1010(4), CS2100(4) CS1010(4), CS2100(4) -
Electronics, Computer & Communication Engineering
(formerly known as Electronics & Communications Engineering)
CS2100(4) CS2100(4) -
Engineering with Business Nil Nil

Accredited
Nil

Financial Informatics CP3200(6), IS1103(4) IS1103(4) Accredited
IS1103(4)
Games Design and Development IS1103(4) IS1103(4) -
Info-Communication Engineering & Design
(formerly known as Information Communication Technology (ICT))
CS1010(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4) -
Infocomm Security Management CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2107(4)8, IS1103(4) CS1010(4), CS2107(4), IS1103(4) Accredited
IS1103(4)
Information Technology
(formerly known as Computer Information Systems / Programming & Systems Analysis)
CP3200(6), CS1010(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4) Accredited
IS1103(4)
International Business Nil Nil Accredited
Nil
Music and Audio Technology IS1103(4) IS1103(4) -

 

Table E: Diplomas from Temasek Polytechnic
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Diplomas from Temasek Polytechnic

Additional Exempted Modules

For CS BComp
(CS, CompBio, InfoSec)
For ISFor BA7
3D Interactive Media Informatics
(formerly known as Interactive Media Technology)
CP3200(6), IS1103(4) IS1103(4) -
Biomedical Informatics & Engineering CS2101(4) IS2101(4) -
Business CS2101(4) IS2101(4) Accredited
IS2101(4)
Business Information Technology CP3200(6), CS2101(4), IS1103(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4) Accredited
IS1103(4),
IS2101(4)
Business Intelligence & Analytics CP3200(6), CS1010(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4) Accredited
CS1010(4), IS1103(4)
Business Process & Systems Engineering Nil Nil Accredited
Nil
Computer Engineering CS1010(4), CS2100(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), CS2100(4), IS1103(4) -
Cyber & Digital Security CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2107(4)8, IS1103(4) CS1010(4), CS2107(4), IS1103(4) Accredited
CS1010(4), IS1103(4)
Digital Forensics CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2107(4)8, IS1103(4) CS1010(4), CS2107(4), IS1103(4) Accredited
CS1010(4), IS1103(4)
Electronics CS2100(4), IS1103(4) CS2100(4), IS1103(4) -
Financial Business Informatics CP3200(6), IS1103(4) IS1103(4) Accredited
IS1103(4)
Games Design & Development
(formerly known as Games & Entertainment Technology)
CP3200(6), CS1010(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4) Accredited
IS1103(4)
Infocomm & Network Engineering
(formerly known as Info-communications)
CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2105(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), CS2105(4), IS1103(4) -
Information Management CP3200(6), IS1103(4), CS2101(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4) -
Information Studies CP3200(6), IS1103(4), CS2101(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4) -
Information Technology CP3200(6), CS1010(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4) Accredited
CS1010(4), IS1103(4)
Interactive Media Design CP3200(6) Nil -
Interactive Media Informatics
(formerly known as Internet and Multimedia Development / Internet Computing)
CP3200(6), IS1103(4) IS1103(4) -
Mobile and Network Services
(formerly known as Mobile and Wireless Computing)
CP3200(6), CS1010(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4) Accredited
IS1103(4)