Faculty Requirements

Students matriculated from AY2002/03 onwards are to fulfill the faculty requirements as part of the graduation requirements as tabulated below:

 

ProgrammeFaculty Requirements
B.Sc. 12 MCs from 3 distinct subject groups outside the group(s) under which the major falls.
B.Sc. (Hons.) 16 MCs from at least 3 distinct subject groups outside the group(s) under which the major falls (where 4 MCs may come from the subject group under which the major falls, but not bearing the prefix of the major).
B.Appl.Sc. 8 MCs from Professional Placement Programme, and 8 MCs from 2 distinct subject groups outside the subject group(s) under which the major falls.
B.Appl.Sc. (Hons.) 8 MCs from Professional Placement Programme, and 12 MCs from at least 2 distinct subject groups outside the group(s) under which the major falls (where 4 MCs may come from the subject group under which the major falls, but not bearing the prefix of the major).

B.Sc.

For FST majors with effect from AY2014/15 cohort

8 MCs from Professional Placement Programme, and

8 MCs from two distinct subject groups outside the subject group(s) under which the major falls.

B.Sc.(Hons.)

For  FST majors with effect from AY2014/15 cohort

8 MCs from Professional Placement Programme, and

12 MCs from at least two distinct subject groups outside the group(s) under which the major falls (where 4 MCs may come from the subject group under which the major falls, but not bearing the prefix of the major.)

B.Sc.(Pharm.)/B.Sc.(Pharm.Hons.)

(For students matriculated prior to AY2014/15)

Read and pass the following essential modules for Pharmacy major: LSM1401, PY1105, PY1106, SP1203

B.Sc.(Pharm.)/B.Sc.(Pharm.Hons.)

(For students matriculated in and after AY2014/15)

Read and pass the following essential modules for Pharmacy major: AY1130, PY1131, PA1113, PX2108

 

 

Table of Subject Groups

Subject GroupMajors in this GroupModule Codes in this Group
Computing Sciences Quantitative Finance, Computational Science, Computational Biology CZXXXX, CSXXXX*, IT1001*, IT1002*, IT1006*, QFXXXX, ZBXXXX
Chemical Sciences Applied Chemistry, Chemistry, Food Science & Technology, Pharmacy CMXXXX, FSTXXXX, PRXXXX
Life Sciences Food Science & Technology, Life Sciences, Pharmacy FSTXXXX, LSMXXXX, PRXXXX
Mathematical & Statistical Sciences Applied Mathematics, Quantitative Finance, Computational Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Data Science and Analytics CZXXXX, MAXXXX, STXXXX, QFXXXX, DSAXXXX
Physical Sciences Physics PCXXXX
Multidisciplinary & Interdisciplinary Sciences ---- SP1201 or FMS12XX(B, C, M, P, S), FMS1201D (for Pre-Med students only), SP1202 (or one of the University Town pilot Writing Programme modules coded as WPxxxx, only applicable to cohorts who matriculated prior to AY2011/12)**, SP1203**, SP2251, SP3201, SP3202, SP3203, SP3277, SP1541^

** FoS students who have not read SP1202 may take one of these pilot UTWP modules to fulfil the Faculty Requirements. Students who have read SP1202 may still take one of these pilot UTWP modules and have it counted as a Unrestricted Electives (UE). Students who choose to read SP1202 and one of these pilot UTWP modules will only have SP1202 counted as Faculty Requirements and the pilot UTWP module as UE. Pharmacy students, who are required to read SP1203 for their Faculty Requirements, may only count SP1202 and the pilot UTWP module as UE. Students who intend to use the pilot UTWP module to fulfil the Faculty Requirements should not exercise S/U option on the module. Otherwise, the pilot UTWP module will be counted as UE.
^SP1541 is meant for student Cohort 2015 and after.

 

 

Provisions for Students in Special Programmes

 

For Student Cohorts prior to AY2011/12

Programme Provision
Special Programme in Science (SPS) Students who have passed SP2171 & SP2172 are deemed to have completed 8 MCs of the Faculty Requirements from 2 distinct subject group(s) outside the group under which their major falls.
University Scholars Programme (USP) Students who have passed 2 UMSs/CBMs* (from Group B: Science and Technologies Domain) are deemed to have completed 8 MCs of the Faculty Requirements from 2 distinct subject groups outside the group(s) under which their major falls.

 

 

For Student Cohorts matriculated in AY2011/12

Programme Provision
Special Programme in Science (SPS) Students who have passed any 4 of the following modules, SP2171, SP2173, SP2174, SP3172, SP3175 & SP3176 are deemed to have completed 16 MCs of the Faculty Requirements from 3 distinct subject group(s) outside the group under which their major falls.
University Scholars Programme (USP) Students who have passed 2 UMSs/CBMs* (from Group B: Science and Technologies Domain) are deemed to have completed 8 MCs of the Faculty Requirements from 2 distinct subject groups outside the group(s) under which their major falls.

 

 

For Student Cohorts matriculated in AY2012/13 onwards

Programme Provision

Special Programme in Science (SPS)

 

 

 

Students in the B.Sc. (resp. B.Sc. (Hons.)) Programme who have passed three (resp. four) of the six SPS Programme modules, namely SP2171, SP2173, SP2174, SP3172, SP3175 and SP3176, are deemed to have completed 12 MCs (resp. 16 MCs) of the Faculty Requirement from 3 distinct subject groups outside the group under which their major falls. 

 

Students in the B.Sc. Programme who have passed two or fewer of the SPS Programme modules are required to read modules from any subject group outside the group(s) under which the major falls, to make up 12 MCs.

 

Students in the B.Sc. (Hons.) Programme who have passed three or fewer of the SPS Programme modules are required to read modules from any subject group outside the group(s) under which the major falls, to make up 16 MCs. Up to one of these modules read may come from the subject group under which the major falls, but not bearing the prefix of the major.

 

Students who may have part of their Faculty Requirements fulfilled by modules within their majors can use the remaining MCs as Unrestricted Electives.

 

Note: SP2171 is a module that spans two semesters. Students who withdraw from the Programme while still reading SP2171 will not be allowed to continue enrolling in SP2171.

University Scholars Programme (USP)

Students who have passed the following Inquiry modules under the USP revised curriculum (for Cohort 2012/13 onwards) can count it towards Faculty requirements as follows:

UITXXXX- Counted towards Computing Sciences subject group
UPC2209 - Counted towards Physical Sciences subject group
UPC2208-Counted towards Chemical Sciences subject group
UPC2207- Counted towards Physical Sciences subject group
UPC2206- Counted towards Physical Sciences subject group
ULSXXXX- Counted towards Life Sciences subject group
UBMXXXX - Counted towards Life Sciences subject group
UQRXXXX- Counted towards Mathematical & Statistical Sciences group
UNLXXXX- Counted towards Multidisciplinary & Interdisciplinary Sciences group
UPC2210 - Counted towards Multidisciplinary & Interdisciplinary Sciences group
UPC2204 - Counted towards Multidisciplinary & Interdisciplinary Sciences group

 

 

* CBMs = USP Course-based Modules (USCXXXX); UMSs = USP Advanced Multidisciplinary Seminars