Admission Requirements

GCE 'A' Level and Equivalent

For students entering with 'A' Level (or equivalent), a good grade in either GCE 'A' level H2 / IB HL Mathematics is required. In addition, students are also required to have a good grade in [GCE 'A' level H2 Physics / Computing / Chemistry] or [IB HL Physics / Computer Science / Chemistry]. Students entering without H2 / HL Physics must have at least GCE 'O' Level Physics (or equivalent).

Admission to CEG @ NUS, as with other undergraduate programmes, is administered centrally by the Office of Admissions. For application and/or more information on admissions requirements, please refer to the Office of Admissions.

Polytechnic Diploma

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). With effect from AY2015/16, 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 18 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 AY2021/2022:

For all diplomas accredited for admissions to CEG, poly graduates will be exempted from 18 MCs consisting of DTK1234 Design Thinking (4 MCs), EG1311 Design and Make (4 MCs) and EG3611P Industrial Attachment (10 MCs).

For admission in AY2020/2021:


  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 #02-05) 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.