Research Programmes

Selection of Modules

Registration and Adding/Dropping of Modules

Please check with your Department/Programme after your registration of candidature for further details including the time-table and the modules that you must take.

Information on the time-table, online registration and add/drop schedule is available here.  Registration for modules must be completed within the time frame indicated on the web.

Modules dropped within a stipulated time frame will appear on the transcript with a “W” (Withdrawal) grade while modules dropped after the abovementioned stipulated time frame will appear on the transcript with an “F” (Fail) grade.  Note that your CAP may be affected.

Important information such as changes in time-table, module registration, etc., are usually displayed on notice boards of individual Departments/Programmes.


Offering Modules Across Departments/Faculties


If you need to apply for modules in other Departments/Programmes or Faculties, you should do so within the period indicated here.

The procedure for registration is as follows:

  • Seek approval from the Department/Programme offering the module, through your own home Department/Programme, using the relevant form.
  • After approval is granted, you will be informed and your Department/Programme will register the module for you. You can verify from here the modules that you have registered for during the online modules verification exercise.


Credit Transfer/Module Exemption

  • To ensure that applications are processed in a timely manner, students who are applying for credit or grade transfer(s) should submit their application at least two weeks before the start of the semester. The application form(s) can be downloaded here.
  • The module taken must have substantially the same learning objectives, content, and level of sophistication as the corresponding NUS module from which the student is to be exempted.
  • The module taken must also be at level 5000 and above, relevant to the degree programme that you are currently pursuing and must have been completed less than five years before the admission.
  • Generally, students may gain exemption only for level-5000 modules. Level-6000 modules may also be considered on a case-by-case basis. However, exemptions are not allowed for the Graduate Research Seminar module.
  • Credit transfer and module exemption are subjected to the following conditions:
 

Type

Research Programmes

1 For non-NUS modules that have not been credited towards another degree at NUS/elsewhere No limit to the exemption of modules
2 For non-NUS modules that have been credited towards another degree at NUS/elsewhere Can be considered for exemption of up to 50% of the total coursework requirement
3 For NUS modules that have not been credited towards a degree at NUS/elsewhere No limit to the transfer of credit & grade for these modules
4 For NUS modules that have been credited towards another degree at NUS/elsewhere Can be considered for credit & grade transfer

 


Student Feedback on Modules


Student feedback on teaching is an important element of the University’s process for quality assurance of education.  To ensure accurate assessment of teaching, mass participation by students in this feedback exercise is essential.  The online student feedback exercise usually begins two weeks before the start of the examination period and ends by 11.59 pm on the day before the first day of the examination period.

Students will be informed of the online feedback exercise about one month before the online exercise takes place.