Advanced Placement Credits (APCs)

 

A decision to award APCs will be made after considering:

  1. your GCE A-Level (or equivalent) or polytechnic results; and
  2. your performance in an interview and/or Advanced Placement (AP) test set by the Departments. 

 

How are APCs awarded - For GCE A-Level (or equivalent) Qualification Holders

You may be granted 20 modular credits (MCs) of APCs from Programme Requirements based on your performance in the AP tests set by the Departments.

 

How are APCs awarded - For Polytechnic Diploma Holders

You may be granted APCs in relevant modules for up to a maximum of 40 MCs as follows:

For Cohort Admitted before AY2015/2016

  • **8 MCs from the University Level Requirements (one GEM and one Breadth module);
  • **12 MCs from Unrestricted Elective modules; and
  • Up to 20 MCs from Programme Requirements based on performance in AP tests set by the Departments.

For Cohort Admitted in AY2015/2016 and After

  • **20 MCs from Unrestricted Elective modules; and
  • Up to 20 MCs from Programme Requirements based on performance in AP tests set by the Departments.

** The granting of 20 MCs of APCs are automatic and not subject to performance in placement tests. The balance 20 MCs of APCs will depend solely on your performance in the AP tests, and not by your intended major.

  

APCs for International Mathematical Olympiad Winners

Freshmen of NUS Science who were medal winners at IMO within the last 5 years prior to the date of admission may be awarded APCs for MA1100 (Fundamental Concepts of Mathematics). Please click here for the application form if you wish to be considered.

  

Advanced Placement Test

 The AP test assesses the knowledge and ability of students and grants credits to those who do well so that they could be exempted from lower level modules and have the prerequisites to read higher level modules directly. This way, students may graduate in a shorter time.

 

Eligibility for Advanced Placement Test

  • Freshmen admitted into the Faculty of Science;
  • Obtained excellent overall GCE A-Level (or equivalent) or polytechnic results; and
  • Did very well in the relevant subjects at GCE A-Level (or equivalent), or relevant modules at Polytechnic Diploma level.

Please click here for the selection criteria.

 

Important:

  1. Only shortlisted freshmen who applied for AP test(s) will be allowed to sit for the test(s).
  2. Students are not allowed to apply for AP test(s) or APCs after formal completion of the Registration Procedures.
  3. An exemption once granted is irreversible.
  4. Freshmen admitted into the Faculty of Engineering or School of Computing for the Double Degree Programme in Computer Science and Mathematics/Applied Mathematics may only apply for AP test(s) of the Science modules which will fulfill their programme requirements.

 

Modules & Test Dates for AY2018/2019

Module Code Module Title Date Time Venue
LSM1401# Fundamentals of Biochemistry 22 June 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Block S16 level 4, Seminar Room S16-0430
LSM1102 Molecular Genetics 22 June 2018 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Block S16 level 4, Seminar Room S16-0430
CM1131 Physical Chemistry I 25 June 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Block S16 level 4, Seminar Room S16-0430
ST1131^ Introduction to Statistics 25 June 2018 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Block S16 level 4, Seminar Room S16-0430
PC1142 Introduction to Thermodynamics and Optics 26 June 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Block S16 level 4, Seminar Room S16-0430
PC1141 Introduction to Classical Mechanics 26 June 2018 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Block S16 level 4, Seminar Room S16-0436
PC1431 Physics IE 26 June 2018 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Block S16 level 4, Seminar Room S16-0430
PC1143 Introduction to Electricity & Magnetism 27 June 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Block S16 level 4, Seminar Room S16-0430
PC1144 Introduction to Modern Physics 27 June 2018 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Block S16 level 4, Seminar Room S16-0430
MA1102R Calculus 28 June 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Block S16 level 4, Seminar Room S16-0436
MA1101R Linear Algebra I 28 June 2018 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM Block S16 level 4, Seminar Room S16-0430
MA1505 Mathematics I 28 June 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Block S16 level 4, Seminar Room S16-0430
CM1121 Organic Chemistry I 29 June 2018 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Block S16 level 4, Seminar Room S16-0430

 # LSM1401 is not for students intending to read the Life Sciences major/minor.
^ ST1131 is not for students intending to read the Life Sciences major as it precludes the module ST1232, which is a core module in the Life Sciences major.

 

Module Descriptions

 

Sample Test Papers

 

Notes on Calculators:

  1. Programmable calculators refer to those that are able to store formulas or programs.
  2. Calculators with remote communication function refer to those that are equipped with wireless communication capability.


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