Credit Transfer for Coursework Programmes

Credit Transfer for Coursework Programmes

This section only applies to applicants who intends to transfer credits to their new Master of Science (M.Sc.) by coursework programmes :

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:

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/she can then apply by submitting the completed application form, through their home department to the Office of Graduate Programmes (OGP), Faculty of Engineering within the first two instructional week of his/her MSc candidature.  The form should be accompanied with a copy of his/her academic transcript indicating the modules, which he/she would like to apply for transfer of credits.  All requests are considered on a case-by-case basis*.  Modules approved for exemption/transfer will count towards the requirements for his/her new M.Sc. 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 our website here

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