Information for Freshmen

Calendar of Events for Freshmen

On behalf of the staff and students of both Departments of Electrical & Computer Engineering (ECE), and Computer Science (CS) of NUS, a warm welcome to you.

Even though the first semester begins on 3 August 2020, we have lined up a series of events for you as early as one month before the semester begins.

It is important that you attend these activities to familiarise yourself with the course structure and degree requirements, and at the sametime, be oriented on the use of computing facilities and academic culture in the School. Please also remember to submit your application for various placement tests that are applicable to you by our closing dates.

Online interactive campus map is available at:

Date (2020) Start End Event Venue
25 June
  1700 Deadline to submit application forms for MA1301 Introductory Mathematics Proficiency Test and CS1010 Programming Methodology Placement Examination

Office of

Undergraduate Studies

(COM1 level 2 Room 19)

Please email a copy of the e-application form to

1 July
1300 1500

MA1301 Introductory Mathematics Proficiency Test

- for Diploma Graduates only.


Online MCQ test
conducted on
LumiNUS platform.
7 July
(Register for briefing session 19-28 June)
Refer to QET website Qualifying English Test (QET) -1A -  for students residing in Singapore, e.g. Singapore Citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents & International students who have been informed by the RO/faculties that they are required to take QET1.

The test will also be conducted in digital format using Examplify. As such, students are required to register for a compulsory briefing session. Registration for the briefing session starts from 19 June 2020.

For QET1 conducted in July 2020, students who have registered for and attended the briefing will be automatically enrolled for the QET.

Please check QET website for date, timing and venue and registration instructions.

All other international students are to take QET in November 2020

8 July
1400 1600

CS10101 Programming Methodology Placement Examination  (for students who passed Computing at GCE 'A' Level or equivalent with at least a B grade).

A Level students:

Poly students :

You may wish to take self-diagnostic assessment:

to assess whether you should take the placement test (and/or opt out from diploma exemption for this module.

LT16 and LT17

13-17 July
0930 1700

Math Refresher Course (organized by ECE)
Register at:

Online via Zoom
(look out for email updates from ECE
20 July






CEG1 & CEG Poly2 Freshmen Welcome/Important Curriculum Talk

ECE e-FOP (e-Freshmen Orientation Programme,
 organized by ECE Student Club)

Sign up now at

Online via Zoom

(look out for email updates from CEG)

21-23 July Refer to Eng Club website Engin e-FOP
Programme, organized by Engin Club)
 Sign up here
Refer to Eng Club
website for updates
23 July onwards   Start of Module Registration (ModReg@EduRec)
ModReg website:
Online (Refer to
ModReg website)
27 July Refer to OSA website

International Student e-briefing
OSA website:

Refer to OSA
website for updates.
8 Aug Refer to OSA website Flag & Rag Day
OSA website:
Refer to OSA
website for updates.

1 Not a compulsory requirement but you may choose to attempt it.

2Poly freshmen are welcome to attend the Welcome Tea session for Year 2 students, Info Talks on SEP/NOC Programme will be included. More details will be sent via emails.



For administrative queries, please email

Module Registration for Semester 1, AY2020-21

Module Registration at Education Records System ( ModReg@EduRec ) is the University's new consolidated module registration platform, designed to provide students with an improved user experience.

By ensuring parity in the allocation of modules, while taking into consideration students’ needs and preferences, this system will streamline the registration of modules to allow students to fulfil their graduation requirements in a timely manner. Students who are new to ModReg@EduRec  are strongly encouraged to read the information here to understand the process of module registration and how to navigate the ModReg@EduRec > (via Path: ( myEduRec > Academics > Module Registration)

The list of Computing modules that are available to students may be accessed by clicking here.