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University admissions under new A Level Curriculum

Annex C: A Level Subject Requirements by Faculty

NTU Courses

S/No.

Course

Current

Prerequisites

Prerequisites under the new A' level curriculum

Selection Test/

Interview

Status**

 

Business and Accountancy

1.

Accountancy

'AO' level pass in Mathematics or 'O' level or equivalent pass in Additional Mathematics

Pass in H1 Mathematics or Pass in O' level Additional Mathematics

on a selective basis

No change

2.

Business

'AO' level pass in Mathematics or 'O' level or equivalent pass in Additional Mathematics

Pass in H1 Mathematics or Pass in O' level Additional Mathematics

on a selective basis

No change

Communication Studies

3.

Communicat-ion Studies

Good pass in General Paper

 

 

 

 

Good pass in General Paper (at least B4) or Knowledge & Inquiry

Yes for shortlisted candidates only

GP or KI

Engineering

4. 

Aerospace Engineering

'A' level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Physical Science or Chemistry or Biology and a pass in Physics at 'O' level or equivalent +

Pass in H2 Mathematics and H2 Physics or H2 Chemistry or H2 Biology and a pass in O' level Physics or equivalent +

 

No change

5. 

Bioengineer-

ing

'A' level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Physical Science or Chemistry or Biology and a pass in Physics at 'O' level or equivalent +

Pass in H2 Mathematics and H2 Physics or H2 Chemistry or H2 Biology and a pass in O' level Physics or equivalent +

 

No change

6. 

Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering

'A' level pass in Mathematics and Chemistry and a pass in Physics at 'O' level or equivalent

Pass in H2 Mathematics and H2 Chemistry and a pass in O' level Physics or equivalent

 

No change

7. 

Civil Engineering

'A' level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Physical Science or Chemistry or Biology and a pass in Physics at 'O' level or equivalent +

Pass in H2 Mathematics and H2 Physics or H2 Chemistry or H2 Biology and a pass in H1 Physics or O' level Physics or equivalent +

 

No change

8. 

Computer Engineering

'A' level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Physical Science or Chemistry or Biology and a pass in Physics at 'O' level or equivalent +

Pass in H2 Mathematics and H2 Physics or H2 Chemistry or H2 Biology and a pass in O' level Physics or equivalent +

 

No change

9. 

Computer Science

'A' level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Physical Science or Chemistry or Biology and a pass in Physics at 'O' level or equivalent +

Pass in H2 Mathematics and H2 Physics or H2 Chemistry or H2 Biology and a pass in O' level Physics or equivalent +

 

No change

10. 

Engineering

'A' level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Physical Science or Chemistry or Biology and a pass in Physics at 'O' level or equivalent +

Pass in H2 Mathematics and H2 Physics or H2 Chemistry or H2 Biology and a pass in O' level Physics or equivalent +

 

No change

11. 

Environment-al Engineering

'A' level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Physical Science or Chemistry or Biology and a pass in Physics at 'O' level or equivalent +

Pass in H2 Mathematics and H2 Physics or H2 Chemistry or H2 Biology and a pass in O' level Physics or equivalent +

 

No change

12. 

Electrical & Electronic Engineering

'A' level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Physical Science or Chemistry or Biology and a pass in Physics at 'O' level or equivalent +

Pass in H2 Mathematics and H2 Physics or H2 Chemistry or H2 Biology and a pass in O' level Physics or equivalent +

 

No change

13. 

Materials Engineering

'A' level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Physical Science or Chemistry or Biology and a pass in Physics at 'O' level or equivalent +

Pass in H2 Mathematics and H2 Physics or H2 Chemistry or H2 Biology and a pass in O' level Physics or equivalent +

 

No change

14. 

Mechanical Engineering

'A' level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Physical Science or Chemistry or Biology and a pass in Physics at 'O' level or equivalent +

Pass in H2 Mathematics and H2 Physics or H2 Chemistry or H2 Biology and a pass in O' level Physics or equivalent +

 

No change

Humanities

15. 

Chinese

'A' level pass or good 'O' level pass in Chinese or Higher Chinese

Pass in H2 Chinese Language and Literature or good pass in H1 Chinese/

General Studies in Chinese or good pass in O' level Chinese/Higher Chinese

 

No change

16. 

Economics

'AO' level pass in Mathematics or 'O' level or equivalent pass in Additional Mathematics. A background in Economics is an advantage but not a requirement

Pass in H1 Mathematics or Pass in O' level Additional Mathematics.

 

 

17. 

English

A good pass in General Paper

A good pass in General Paper or Knowledge & Inquiry

 

GP or KI

18. 

Psychology

'AO' level pass in Mathematics or 'O' level or equivalent pass in Additional Mathematics

Pass in H1 Mathematics or Pass in O' level Additional Mathematics

 

No change

19. 

Sociology

A good pass in General Paper

 

 

 

 

 

A good pass in General Paper or Knowledge & Inquiry

 

GP or KI

Sciences

20. 

Biological Sciences

'A' level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry or Biology and a pass in Biology at 'O' level or equivalent

Pass in H2 Mathematics and H2 Physics or H2 Chemistry or H2 Biology

Yes for selected candidates only

No change

21.

Biomedical Sciences & Medicine (Double Degree)

'A' level pass (or its equivalent) in Mathematics and

Physics, Chemistry or Biology and

'O' level pass in Chinese

Pass in H2 Mathematics and H2 Physics or H2 Chemistry or H2 Biology and a O' level pass in Chinese

 

No change

22. 

Chemistry

'A' level pass in Chemistry and Mathematics or Physics

Pass in H2 Chemistry and H1 Mathematics or H1 Physics

 

Relaxed from A' level Mathematics/ Physics to H1 Mathematics/Physics

23. 

Maritime Studies

'AO' level pass in Mathematics or 'O' level or equivalent pass in Additional Mathematics and 'A' level pass in Science or Humanity subjects

Pass in H1 or O' level Mathematics and O' level pass in a Science subject

 

Relaxed from A' level Science/

Humanities to O' level Science, and from AO' level Mathematics/O' level Additional Mathematics to H1 Mathematics/O' level Mathematics

24. 

Mathematics

'A' level pass in Mathematics or Further Mathematics

Pass in H2 Mathematics

 

No change

 

25. 

Physical Sciences

'A' level pass in Mathematics and Chemistry or Physics

Pass in H2 Chemistry or H2 Physics and H1 Mathematics

 

Relaxed from A' level Mathematics to H1 Mathematics

26. 

Physics

'A' level pass in Physics and Mathematics

Pass in H2 Physics and H1 Mathematics

 

Relaxed from A' level Mathematics to H1 Mathematics

Education

27. 

Arts (Education)*

'O' level or equivalent pass in Mathematics

O' level or equivalent pass in Mathematics and English Language

Yes

Additional requirement of O' level EL

28. 

Science (Education)*

'O' level or equivalent pass in Mathematics

O' level pass or equivalent in Mathematics and English Language

Yes

Additional requirement of O' level EL

Art, Design and Media

29. 

Art, Design & Media

Candidates are required to submit 3 items: (i) A video tape, DVD disk or CDROM containing a 10 minute (no longer) personal explanation/performance demonstrating why you should be admitted into the BFA. (ii) A short written explanation in English of no more than 400 words as to why you should be allow to enter the BFA. (iii) A set of 5 photographs taken by you of any subject. No accompanying explanation necessary.

In addition, 'O' level or equivalent pass in Mathematics

Candidates are required to submit 3 items:(i) A video tape, DVD disk or CDROM containing a 10 minute (no longer) personal explanation/performance demonstrating why you should be admitted into the BFA. (ii) A short written explanation in English of no more than 400 words as to why you should be allowed to enter the BFA. (iii) A set of 5 photographs taken by you of any subject. No accompanying explanation necessary. In addition, O' level or equivalent pass in Mathematics.

Yes (Faculty test)

 

No change

 

* These courses offer many subjects which may require further subject prerequisites. Please refer to the NTU undergraduate prospectus and website for details.

+ O' level pass in Physics is only applicable to applicants without a pass in H2 Physics.

** compares current prerequisites with prerequisites under the new A' level curriculum.

 

 

NUS Courses

S/No.

Degree

Current

Prerequisites

Prerequisites under the new A' level curriculum

Status**

 

SCHOOL OF DESIGN & ENVIRONMENT

1.  BA (Architecture)

 

AO' level pass in Chemistry or Mathematics or Physics or Physical Science Pass in H1 Mathematics or Chemistry or Physics

 

No change

 

2.  BA (Industrial Design)

 

AO' level pass in Chemistry or Mathematics or Physics or Physical Science Pass in H1 Mathematics or Chemistry or Physics

 

No change

 

3.  BSc (Building)

BSc (Real Estate

 

AO' level pass in Chemistry or Mathematics or Physics or Physical Science Pass in H1 Mathematics or Chemistry or Physics

 

No change

SCHOOL OF COMPUTING

4.  Bachelor of Computing (Computer Engineering) A' level pass in Mathematics

and either Physics or Physical Science

Pass in H1 Mathematics and Physics

 

Relaxed:

•  from A' level Mathematics to H1 Mathematics

•  from A' level Physics to H1 Physics

5.  Bachelor of Computing A' level pass in Mathematics Pass in H1 Mathematics Relaxed from A' level Mathematics to H1 Mathematics

NUS BUSINESS SCHOOL

6.  Bachelor of Business Administration 'AO' level pass in Mathematics or pass in 'O' level Additional Mathematics Pass in H1 Mathematics or Pass in O' level Additional Mathematics No change

FACULTY OF LAW

7.  Bachelor of Laws At least B3 grade in General Paper or SAT1 Verbal Score of 700 accompanied by a minimum GP grade of C6 Will retain GP. Reviewing the new Knowledge & Inquiry syllabus Pending

FACULTY OF SCIENCE

8.  Bachelor of Science/ Bachelor of Science (Hons)

Bachelor of Applied Science/ Bachelor of Applied Science (Hons)

Pass in any two of the following at 'A' Level: Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Physics, Physical Science, either Mathematics or Further Mathematics H2 (or equivalent) passes in any two of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Physics, Mathematics No change
9.  Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy)/

Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) (Hons)

'A' Level passes in Biology and Chemistry.

 

H2 (or equivalent) passes in Biology and Chemistry

 

No change

FACULTY OF MEDICINE

10.  Bachelor of Medicine/ Bachelor of Surgery Chemistry at A' level or equivalent; and

A' level or equivalent passes in two other subjects, of which one must be Biology or Physics

Pass in H2 Chemistry and either pass in H2 Biology or H2 Physics and pass in another H2 subject No change

FACULTY OF DENTISTRY

11.  Bachelor of Dental Surgery Chemistry at A' level or equivalent; and

A' level or equivalent passes in two other subjects, of which one must be Biology or Physics

Pass in H2 Chemistry and either pass in H2 Biology or H2 Physics and pass in another H2 subject No change

FACULTY OF ARTS & SOCIAL SCIENCES

12. Bachelor of Arts/ Bachelor of Arts (Hons)/ Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) Passes in at least 2 A' level subjects Passes in at least 2 subjects at H2 level No change

FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

Bachelor of Engineering (Hons)
13.  Common Engineering A' level pass in Mathematics and Physics Pass in H2 Mathematics and H2 Physics No change
14. BioEngineering A' level pass in Mathematics and Physics Pass in H2 Mathematics and H2 Physics No change
15. Chemical Engineering A' level pass in Mathematics and Chemistry; and AO' level pass in Physics Pass in H2 Mathematics and H2 Chemistry; and Pass in H1 Physics No change
16.  Civil Engineering A' level pass in Mathematics and Physics Pass in H2 Mathematics and H2 Physics No change
17.  Computer Engineering A' level pass in Mathematics and Physics Pass in H2 Mathematics and H2 Physics No change
18.  Electrical Engineering A' level pass in Mathematics and Physics Pass in H2 Mathematics and H2 Physics No change
19.  Environmental Engineering A' level pass in Mathematics and Chemistry; and AO' level pass in Physics Pass in H2 Mathematics and H2 Chemistry; and Pass in H1 Physics No change
20.  Industrial & Systems Engineering A' level pass in Mathematics and Physics Pass in H2 Mathematics and H1 Physics Relaxed from A' level Physics to H1 Physics
21.  Materials Science and Engineering A' level pass in Mathematics and Physics Pass in H2 Mathematics and

H2 Physics

No change
22.  Mechanical Engineering A' level pass in Mathematics and Physics Pass in H2 Mathematics and H2 Physics No change


Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Pre-requisites for subject majors)

S/No.

Degree

Current
Prerequisites

Prerequisites under the new A' level curriculum

Status**

 

23. Bachelor of Arts (Chinese Studies/ Chinese Language)

 

At least a B4 for Chinese (CL or CL2) at AO' level or a Pass for Chinese (CL or CL2) or Higher Chinese (HCL or CL1) at A' l evel

Admission to the Faculty and
•  at least a B4 in any of the Chinese H1 subjects (for e.g. Chinese Language, General Studies in Chinese and History of Chinese Literature) or
•  at least a pass in any of the Chinese H2 subjects (for e.g. Chinese Language and Literature) or
•  at least a B4 in O' level Higher Chinese

 

Relaxed from A'/AO' level Chinese subjects to O' level Higher Chinese; comparable with Malay Studies

24.  Bachelor of Arts (Economics) The Economics major programme is open to all matriculated students of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Admission to the Faculty

No change

25.  Bachelor of Arts (English Language) A good pass in the General Paper or equivalent; or a pass in the Qualifying English Test conducted by the University; or satisfactory completion of all required ES modules.

Admission to the Faculty , and
•  exemption or pass in Qualifying English Test, or
•  satisfactory completion of required remedial English modules

No mention of GP

26.  Bachelor of Arts (English Literature) A good pass in the General Paper or equivalent; or a pass in the Qualifying English Test conducted by the University; or satisfactory completion of all required ES modules; or comparable qualifications such as a good grade in Literature at the 'O' or 'A' levels or equivalent.

Admission to the Faculty , and
•  exemption or pass in Qualifying English Test, or
•  satisfactory completion of required remedial English modules

No mention of GP

27. Bachelor of Arts (European Studies) The programme is available to all students of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Previous knowledge of European languages is not required.

Admission to the Faculty

No change

28.  Bachelor of Arts (Geography) Strong interest in Geography and a good command of English.

Admission to the Faculty

No change

29.  Bachelor of Arts (History) Good O' and/ or A' level passes or equivalent in History; or good A' level passes or equivalent including the General Paper and a keen interest in the subject.

Admission to the Faculty

 

No mention of History and GP

30.  Bachelor of Arts (Information and Communications Management) Good A' level results or equivalent and a keen interest in the subject.

Admission to the Faculty

No change

31.  Bachelor of Arts (Japanese Studies) Keen interest in the subject. Students are not expected to have studied Japanese but for those who have, placement tests will be conducted to enable them to pursue language modules appropriate for their level.

Admission to the Faculty

No change

32. 

Bachelor of Arts (Malay Studies)

 

 

HML at the G.C.E 'O' Level Examination; or have obtained a pass in Malay at advanced level or 'AO' Level. G.C.E 'O' Level (ML2) holders may, at the discretion of the Head of Department, be admitted on obtaining a pass at the Departmental language test

Admission to the Faculty, and
•  Higher Malay at O' level or equivalent; or
•  pass in H1 Malay Language; or
•  pass in H2 Malay Language and Literature; or
•  Department language test.

Revised to include H2 MLL; comparable with Chinese Studies

33.  Bachelor of Arts (Mathematics) An AO' level pass or equivalent in a mathematics subject or its equivalent (e.g. an O' level pass or equivalent in Additional Mathematics).

Admission to the Faculty, and
•  pass in H1 Mathematics; or pass in O' level Additional Mathematics

No change

34.  Bachelor of Arts (Philosophy) No entry requirement to read Philosophy.

Admission to the Faculty

No change

35.  Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) A good pass in the General Paper and other related subjects, and an interest in current affairs.

Admission to the Faculty

No mention of GP

36.  Bachelor of Arts (Psychology) Good A' level passes or equivalent; good command of English; and at least an O' level pass or equivalent in Mathematics.

Admission to the Faculty, and
•  pass in O' level Mathematics or equivalent, and
•  at least C6 in H1 General Paper, or pass Qualifying English Test, or satisfactory completion of any required remedial English modules

No change

37.  Bachelor of Arts (Social Work) A strong interest in working with people, and good A' level results or equivalent.

Admission to the Faculty

No change

38.  Bachelor of Arts (Sociology) Strong interest in the subject and good A' level results or equivalent including the General Paper.

Admission to the Faculty

 

No mention of GP

39.  Bachelor of Arts (South Asian Studies) Good A' level results or equivalent including the General Paper and an interest in the region. No prior knowledge of the region is required.

Admission to the Faculty

No mention of GP

40.  Bachelor of Arts (Southeast Asian Studies) Good A' level results or equivalent.

Admission to the Faculty

No change

41.  Bachelor of Arts (Statistics) An A' level pass in a Mathematics subject or its equivalent.

Admission to the Faculty, and
•  pass in H1 Mathematics or equivalent

Relaxed from A' level Mathematics to H1 Mathematics

42.  Bachelor of Arts (Theatre Studies) A good pass in the General Paper or equivalent; or a pass in the Qualifying English Test conducted by the University; or satisfactory completion of all required ES modules.

Admission to the Faculty , and
•  exemption or pass in Qualifying English Test, or
•  satisfactory completion of required remedial English modules

No mention of GP


* These courses offer many subjects which may require further subject prerequisites. Please refer to the website for details.
+ O' level pass in Physics is only applicable to applicants without a pass in H2 Physics.
** compares current prerequisites with prerequisites under the new A' level curriculum.

 Source: National University of Singapore Press Release 16 May 2005

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