Computer Engineering


GCE 'A'-Level and Equivalent

For students entering with A-Level or equivalent, a good grade in either GCE 'A'-level / H2 level / IB higher level Mathematics is required. In addition, students are also required to have a good grade in GCE 'A'-level / H2 level / IB higher level Physics or Chemistry. Students entering with H2 level in Chemistry must have at least GCE 'O'-level Physics or equivalent.


Students who have graduated from selected polytechnic diploma programmes are welcome to apply. Polytechnic graduates who are admitted to NUS Computer Engineering (CEG) may receive up to 34 MCs of module exemptions as follows:

i. Up to 20 MCs from Unrestricted Elective Modules (UEM). The 20 MCs from UEM will NOT be counted as part of the 60-MCs limit on level-1000 modules that students are allowed to read.*

ii. Specific exemptions of up to 14 MCs from programme requirements (comprising of one or more modules) are as determined by the Department on a case-by-case basis.

For admission in AY2017/2018:



  1. With effect from AY2011/12, 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 Advanced Placement Credits (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. The APCs will be updated into students' record by week 2 of semester 1. Student will be able to verify the exemptions via login to the Student Information System, 'Student Services Centre', under the 'Transfer Credit' tab.
  4. Students receiving APCs for a particular programme module may request to have the exemption for that module waived. The request should be submitted to Mr Low Mun Bak at the Office of Undergraduate Studies (COM1 #02-19) by Friday, week 3 of first semester of study. Once the waiver is approved, it will be irrevocable.

For application to CEG @ NUS, and/or more information on admissions requirements, please refer to the Office of Admissions.