Transfer of Modular Credits (MSc by Coursework)

Transfer of Modular Credits (MSc by Coursework)

Exemption/Transfer of credits without Grades

Applicants who have taken Non-NUS modules at another institution may apply for exemption of coursework requirements for their new NUS MSc candidature if these:

– modules have not been used to count towards a degree; &

– modules are of relevance and with comparable content and level of sophistication; &

– modules are taken less than 5 years prior to admission of their MSc degree; &

– maximum number of modules exempted does not exceed 50% of the total coursework requirement.

Transfer of Credit with Grades

Applicants who have taken NUS modules may apply for transfer of credits to their new MSc candidature if these:

– modules have not been used to count towards a degree; &

– modules are of relevance and with comparable content and level of sophistication; &

– modules should be taken less than 5 years prior to admission of their MSc degree; &

– maximum number of modules transferred does not exceed 50% of the total coursework requirement and at least 30 MCs earned must be modules taken at level 5000 or 6000 within the subject or related disciplines.

The modules, which may be considered for transfer of credits, include:

– modules taken under the NUS Lifelong Learning for Alumni programme; or

– modules taken under a former NUS graduate programme, for which the student withdrew his candidature or have been dismissed; or

– modules taken under a NUS Graduate Certificate programme (which can be stacked towards an MSc programme); or

– pre-taken* modules read during the student’s NUS undergraduate degree programme of either the BEng or BTech programme and have not include these modules in the CAP computation of their Bachelor’s

Upon approval, the modules and grades will be transferred and included in the CAP computation of their new MSc programme.

How to Apply

To be considered for transfer of credits (with grades or without grades), the candidate should firstly be matriculated (registered) for his MSc degree with the NUS Faculty of Engineering.  He can then apply by submitting a written request, through his home department to the Office of Graduate Programmes (OGP), Faculty of Engineering within the first two instructional week of his MSc candidature.  The written request should be accompanied with a copy of his academic transcript indicating the modules, which he would like to apply for transfer of credits.  All requests are considered on a case-by-case basis*.  Modules approved for exemption will count towards the requirements for his new MSc degree.

MSc (IP Management) students who have met the minimum requirement of an average score of 55% in the Graduate Certificate in Intellectual Property Law (GCIP), offered by the IP Academy, will automatically be granted exemption for the GCIP modules of the MSc (IP Management) programme upon their admission to the MSc programme. (subjected to further changes)

For more information and procedures on pre-taking modules, please refer to the website at https://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/graduate-studies/graduate-education/pretaken-modules/

Note:

*Please take note that some Departments impose a minimum grade for transfers of modules.