Polytechnic diploma holders admitted to a 3 or 4 year programme may be granted advanced placement credits (APC) in relevant modules for up to a maximum of 40 MCs (Modular Credits). 40 MCs is equivalent to 1 year of study.

The breakdown of the advanced placement credits (with effect from AY2015 onwards) are as follows:

  • Up to 20 MCs for Unrestricted Elective Modules; and
  • Up to 20 MCs for Programme Requirements.

More information on the advanced placement credits and exemptions can be found in the Registrar’s Office’s website at:

Applicants presenting a Diploma from a Polytechnic in Singapore may refer to the relevant faculty/school websites as indicated below for more information on module exemptions. Applicants can contact the respective faculty/school for further clarifications.

Faculty School Information on module exemption
Faculty of Arts & Social Sciences Click here
Business School Click here
School of Computing Click here
School of Design & Environment Click here
Faculty of Engineering Click here
Faculty of Science Click here
Alice Lee Centre for Nursing Studies Click here