Student Exchange Programme
To be eligible to participate in the NUS Student Exchange Programme (SEP), you must meet the following requirements.
- Be enrolled at the National University of Singapore (NUS) as a full-time student
- Complete at least two semesters of study before applying for the exchange programme (Polytechnic direct entry and GEP students are required to have completed at least one semester of study before we can consider you for the exchange programme)
- Minimum CAP of 3.0, with no letter grade that is below C preferably
- Have sufficient financial means to cover the necessary expenses for the duration of the SEP (documentary proof of your financial status may be requested)
- Satisfy host institution and host country entry requirements
- Not apply for SEP to your home country
- Not apply for SEP to China, Taiwan and Hong Kong if you are a Chinese national
- Not be in your final year or semester of study when embarking on SEP
* Please note that withdrawal of SEP after accepting the offer in Overseas Programmes Application Systems (OPAS) system will lead to a penalty of at least S$300 (up to S$500).
- Module Mappings and Selection of Modules
Pre-approved module mapping list for reference: Module Mapping List
For cohort AY 2014 onwards:-
Students should take note of the following important academic policies (see the general information section of the NUS Bulletin for more details):
- 60MC limit on level 1000 modules
- Minimum graded MCs (NUS modules with assigned Letter-grades ‘A+’ to ‘D’, ‘CS’ grade or ‘S’-grade) counted towards Degree, Major, and Minor Requirements:
- A minimum of 50% for degree requirements (residency);
- A minimum of 60% for programme requirements; and
- A minimum of 16MC for minor requirements
- For more information, please refer to website here.
- The policy of minimum workload of 18 MCs per semester will be applicable to all new and returning students with effect from AY2015/16.
- For students who are unable to map up to 18MCs due to restrictions at Partner Universities, you may write in to department for approval. Please detail how you will be able to graduate on time.
- Maximum 20MCs can be taken during exchange.
With effect from AY2018/2019 onwards, Students must ensure that they have read and passed the pre‐requisite to the NUS module they are mapping to. Credits will not be transferred for NUS modules that students do not have the pre‐requisites.(eg. Pre-requisite of EG2401 is ES1531, students are require to clear ES1531 before taking EG2401 during exchange)
Selection of Modules
- Students are allowed to map core modules, Technical Electives (TE) and Unrestricted Elective Modules (UEM).
- Students are not allowed to map BN3101 and BN4101 during exchange.
- Students are to check the contents of the modules in IVLE before sending for modules mapping approval. The content must be at least 50% similar to which of NUS module that you are mapping to.
- Students are to choose their modules wisely by providing FULL information before submitting for approval as there is a limit of 20 mappings that students can send.
- Students are encourage to submit mapping to a specific NUS module.
- Credit Transfer
- Students are required to obtain a passing grade at host institution. All modules taken at PUs must be graded and softcopy of official transcript should be provided for credit transfer.
- Please submit a softcopy of the official transcript to firstname.lastname@example.org with subject field indicating Credit Transfer with your Name and Matric ID. For example, “Credit Transfer_Andy_A0123456A”.
- MCs transferred back to NUS from overseas modules are to be excluded from CAP computation. Grades are non-transferrable.
- Students are to submit the credit transfer via MYISIS. Please refer to guide (point 31) on how to submit credit transfer.
- Summer / Winter Programme
Most summer programmes are 4 to 5 weeks’ long and most universities allow and encourage students to read two summer modules. Winter programmes allow one winter module to be read. Students may map up to 10MCs for each Summer programme and up to 5MCs for each Winter programme; irrespective of the duration of the summer/winter programmes.
Selection of Modules
Students going for Summer or Winter programmes are allowed to transfer credits up to two SWPs and a maximum of 12MCs during your candidature in NUS. After which, students will incur the relevant special term fees for any additional MCs transferred. You may want to refer to the examples below to help you understand better:
For information on special term fees, please refer to FoE website.
BN2001 Independent Study is to promote self-study, critical thinking and independent research abilities. These activities are proposed by the students and must be approved by the Department Coordinator (Dr. Mrinal Musib) before they are allowed to proceed. The students should identify a Department of Bioengineering staff member who is willing to oversee the projects and obtain their approval of before submitting the proposal for consideration. Projects must contain significant bioengineering content and could range from design projects to participation in national/international competitions organized by recognized student bodies and external institutions.
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