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

-  For students admitting in AY2020-2021

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.

Additional exemption from programme requirements will only be granted to accredited diplomas.  Diplomas that are not listed below are either not accredited or not eligible for additional exemption. As such, any appeal for exemption will not be entertained.

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 EduRec campus community under the 'Transfer Credit' tab.
    4. Students receiving APC for a particular computing module may request to opt-out from the module exemption.  The request should be submitted to Ms Ang Jia Ying at the Office of Undergraduate Studies (COM1 #02-19) by Friday, Week 3 of Semester 1 . Once the approval is granted, it will be 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. Self-Diagnostic Assessment (Programming Methodology) : In conjunction the previous point, a self-diagnostic assessment has been created to mock up the experience of the actual Placement Test for CS1010.  This assessment is purely optional, self-timed and administered.  Participation and marking on the test is anonymous and does not count for or against any placement, it is provided to help prospective students assess the level of difficulty in CS1010. Answers are provided at the end of the assessment. The assessment is available here.  
    7. 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.


Table A: Diplomas from Nanyang Polytechnic

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Diplomas from Nanyang Polytechnic

Additional Exempted Modules

For CS BComp
(CS, InfoSec)
For ISFor BA
Banking & Finance CS2101(4) CS2101(4)

CS2101(4)

Business Enterprise IT

CP3200(6), CS1010(4),
CS2101(4), IS1103(4)

CS1010(4), IS1103(4), IS2101(4) CS1010(4),
IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Business Informatics CP3200(6), CS1010(4),
CS2101(4), IS1103(4)
CS1010(4), IS1103(4), IS2101(4) CS1010(4),
IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Business Intelligence & Analytics

CP3200(6), CS1010(4), 
IS1103(4)

CS1010(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4),
IS1103(4)
Business Management CS2101(4) IS2101(4) IS2101(4)

Cyber Security & Forensics

[Formerly known as Information Security]

CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2107(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), CS2107(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4)
Digital & Precision Engineering CS2101(4) IS2101(4) IS2101(4)
Digital Visual Effects CP3200(6), IS1103(4) IS1103(4) IS1103(4)

Electronic Systems

(Formerly known as Electronics, Computer & Communication Engineering / 
Electronics, Computer & Control Engineering)

CP3200(6), CS2101(4) IS2101(4) IS2101(4)
Infocomm and Security
(formerly known as Engineering Informatics)
CP3200(6), CS1010(4),
CS2107(4), IS1103(4)
CS1010(4), CS2107(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4)
IS1103(4)
Financial Informatics CP3200(6), CS1010(4),
CS2101(4), IS1103(4)
CS1010(4), IS1103(4), IS2101(4) CS1010(4)
IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Game Development & Technology
(formerly known as Digital Entertainment Technology)
CP3200(6), CS1010(4),  IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4)
Information Technology CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2101(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4), IS2101(4) CS1010(4),
IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Multimedia & Infocomm Technology
(formerly known as Multimedia Systems Engineering)

CP3200(6)

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

Additional Exempted Modules

For CS BComp
(CS, InfoSec)
For ISFor BA
Audio-Visual Technology CP3200(6) - -
Banking & Finance
(formerly known as Banking and Financial Services)
CS2101(4), IS1103(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4) IS1103(4)
IS2101(4)
Business & Social Enterprise CS2101(4) IS2101(4) IS2101(4)
Business Information Technology IS1103(4) IS1103(4) IS1103(4)
Business Studies IS1103(4), CS2101(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Electronics & Computer Engineering IS1103(4) IS1103(4) IS1103(4)
Engineering Science CS1010(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4) CS10104), IS1103(40
Financial Informatics CP3200(6), CS2101(4), IS1103(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Information Security & Forensics CP3200(6), CS1010(4),
CS2107(4), IS1103(4)
CS1010(4), CS2107(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4)
Information Technology
(formerly known as Information Technology (Computer Studies)
CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2101(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4), IS2101(4) CS1010(4),
IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
International Business CS2101(4) IS2101(4) IS2101(4)
Multimedia and Animation
(formerly known as Multimedia Computing)
CP3200(6), IS1103(4) IS1103(4) IS1103(4)
Network Systems & Security
(formerly known as Internetworking & Communication)
CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2105(4) 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, InfoSec)
For ISFor BA
Business Applications CP3200(6), IS1103(4) IS1103(4) IS1103(4)
Business Information Systems
(formerly known as Business Computing)
CP3200(6), IS1103(4) IS1103(4) IS1103(4)
Digital Entertainment Electronics CP3200(6) Nil Nil
Game Design CP3200(6) Nil Nil
Infocomm Security Management CP3200(6), CS2107(4),
IS1103(4)
CS2107(4), IS1103(4) IS1103(4)
Information Technology CP3200(6), IS1103(4)

IS1103(4)

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

 

Table D: Diplomas from Singapore Polytechnic
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Diplomas from Singapore Polytechnic

Additional Exempted Modules

For CS BComp
(CS, InfoSec)
For ISFor BA
Business Administration IS1103(4), CS2101(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Business Information Technology CP3200(6), CS2101(4), IS1103(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Computer Engineering
(formerly known as Computer & Network Technology)
CS2101(4), IS1103(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Engineering with Business IS1103(4) IS1103(4)

IS1103(4)

Financial Informatics CP3200(6), IS1103(4) IS1103(4) IS1103(4)
Games Design and Development CS2101(4), IS1103(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Info-Communication Engineering & Design
(formerly known as Information Communication Technology (ICT))
CS1010(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), IS1103(4)
Infocomm Security Management CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2107(4), IS1103(4) CS1010 (4), CS2107(4),
IS1103(4)
CS1010(4), IS1103(4)
Information Technology
(formerly known as Computer Information Systems / Programming & Systems Analysis)
CP3200(6), IS1103(4) IS1103(4) IS1103(4)
International Business IS1103(4) IS1103(4) IS1103(4)
Music and Audio Technology IS1103(4) 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, InfoSec)
For ISFor BA
3D Interactive Media Informatics
(formerly known as Interactive Media Technology)
CP3200(6), CS2101(4), IS1103(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Accounting & Finance CS2101(4) IS2101(4) IS2101(4)
Apparel Design & Merchandising CS2101(4) IS2101(4) IS2101(4)
Big Data Management & Governance CP3200(6), CS2101(4), IS1103(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Biomedical Engineering
(formerly known as Biomedical Informatics & Engineering)
CS2101(4) IS2101(4) IS2101(4)
Business CS2101(4) IS2101(4) IS2101(4)
Business Information Technology CP3200(6), CS2101(4), IS1103(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4) IS1103(4),
IS2101(4)
Business Intelligence & Analytics CP3200(6), CS2101(4), IS1103(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Communication Design CS2101(4) IS2101(4) IS2101(4)
Communication & Media Management CS2101(4) IS2101(4) IS2101(4)
Computer Engineering CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2101(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), 
IS1103(4),
IS2101(4)
CS1010(4), IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Cyber & Digital Security CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2107(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4),
CS2107(4),
IS1103(4)
CS1010(4),
IS1103(4)
Digital Forensics CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2107(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4),
CS2107(4),
IS1103(4)
CS1010(4)
IS1103(4)
Electronics CS2101(4), IS1103(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Financial Business Informatics CP3200(6), CS2101(4), IS1103(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4) IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Games Design & Development
(formerly known as Games & Entertainment Technology)
CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2101(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4),
IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
CS1010(4), IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Hospitality & Tourism Management CS2101(4) IS2101(4) IS2101(4)
Infocomm & Network Engineering
(formerly known as Info-communications)
CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2105(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), CS2105(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4), CS2105(4), IS1103(4)
Information Technology CP3200(6), CS1010(4), CS2101(4), IS1103(4) CS1010(4),
IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
CS1010(4), IS1103(4), IS2101(4)
Interactive Media Design CP3200(6) Nil Nil
Interactive Media Informatics
(formerly known as Internet and Multimedia Development / Internet Computing)
CP3200(6), IS1103(4) IS1103(4) IS1103(4)
Leisure & Event Management CS2101(4) IS2101(4) IS2101(4)
Marketing CS2101(4) IS2101(4) IS2101(4)
Mechantronics CS2101(4) IS2101(4) IS2101(4)
Mobile and Network Services
(formerly known as Mobile and Wireless Computing)
CP3200(6), CS2101(4), IS1103(4) IS1103(4),
IS2101(4)
IS1103(4),
IS2101(4)