Subject Pre-requisites


Admission is based on academic merit as well as open competition among all eligible applicants. In addition to fulfilling admission requirements for the applicant category that you belong to, you should also ensure that you fulfil the subject prerequisites for the courses which you wish to be considered for. Please note that the subject prerequisites presented below are subject to changes every year. You are strongly encouraged to visit our website regularly for further updates.

(a) Single Degree Course

Course Subject Prerequisites Selection test/Interview
Architecture Year 12 or higher level pass in Chemistry or Mathematics or Physics or Physical Science. Yes
Biomedical Engineering# Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry. No
Business Administration Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics. No
Business Administration (Accountancy) Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics. No
Business Analytics (Offered by School of Computing) Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics. No
Chemical Engineering# Year 12 or higher level pass in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics No
Civil Engineering# Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry. No
Computer Engineering#
(Jointly offered by Faculty of Engineering and School of Computing)
Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry. No
Computer Science courses Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics. No
Dentistry Year 12 or higher level pass in Chemistry and either Biology or Physics. Yes
Electrical Engineering# Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry. No
Engineering Science# Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics and Physics. No
Environmental Engineering# Year 12 or higher level pass in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics No
Environmental Studies Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics and Biology or Chemistry. No
Food Science and Technology Year 12 or higher level pass in any two of the following: Biology or Chemistry or Computing or Physics or Physical Science or Mathematics/Further Mathematics. No
Humanities and Sciences Please refer to https://chs.nus.edu.sg/programmes/#prog-majors for details. No
Industrial Design Year 12 or higher level pass in Arts or Economics or Mathematics or Physics. Yes
Industrial & System Engineering# Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry. No
Information Security Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics. No
Information Systems Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics. No
Landscape Architecture Year 12 or higher level pass in Chemistry or Mathematics or Physics or Physical Science. Yes
Law A high level of proficiency in the English Language (e.g. General Paper B, IELTS 7 or TOEFL iBT 100 or SAT Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 or AP English Language Grade 4). Yes
Materials Science & Engineering# Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry. No
Mechanical Engineering# Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics and Physics or Chemistry. No
Medicine Year 12 or higher level pass in Chemistry and Biology or Physics. Yes
Nursing Year 12 or higher level pass in any two of the following: Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Physics, Physical Science, either Mathematics or Further Mathematics. Yes
Pharmaceutical Science Strong Year 12 pass or strong higher-level pass in Chemistry and Biology or Physics or Mathematics No
Pharmacy%

Strong Year 12 pass or strong higher-level pass in Chemistry and Biology or Physics or Mathematics

No
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics

Please refer to https://fass.nus.edu.sg/ppe/ for details.

Yes
Project & Facilities Management Year 12 or higher level pass in Chemistry or Mathematics or Physics. No
Real Estate Year 12 or higher level pass in Chemistry or Mathematics or Physics. No

%Students applying to Pharmacy should refer to https://pharmacy.nus.edu.sg/study/undergraduate/bachelor-of-pharmacy/ for important information on the ‘Fitness to Practise’

#Students without Year 12 High School Physics would be required to take specified Physics bridging modules.

(b) Double / Concurrent Degree Programmes

Double / Concurrent Programmes Subject prerequisites Selection test/interview

Arts & Social Sciences (NUS) and Arts (Sciences Po)5

Please refer to https://www.usp.nus.edu.sg/nus-sciencespo/ for details.

Please read carefully its application procedures, including the application window, at https://www.usp.nus.edu.sg/nus-sciencespo/apply/.

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Yes

Business Administration & Business Analytics Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics. No
Business Administration & Communications and New Media Minimum prevailing admission criteria of both courses. 1 No
Business Administration & Computer Science Courses Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics. 2 No
Business Administration & Information Systems Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics. 2 No
Business Administration & Law Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics AND a high proficiency in the English Language (e.g. General Paper B, IELTS 7 or TOEFL iBT 100 or SAT Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 or AP English Language Grade 4). Yes
Business Analytics & Economics Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics. No
Business Administration & Master in Public Policy Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics. Yes
Business Administration & Master of Science (Management) Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics. Yes
Business Administration (Accountancy) & Master in Public Policy Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics. Yes
Business Administration (Accountancy) & Master of Science (Management) Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics. Yes
Information Systems & Economics Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics. No
Economics & Business Administration Minimum prevailing admission criteria of both courses. 1 No
Engineering & Business Administration Minimum prevailing admission criteria of both courses. 4 No
Engineering & Economics Minimum prevailing admission criteria of both courses. 4 No
Economics & Law Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics AND a high proficiency in the English Language (e.g. General Paper B, IELTS 7 or TOEFL iBT 100 or SAT Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 or AP English Language Grade 4). Yes
Law & Master in Public Policy A high proficiency in the English Language (e.g. General Paper B, IELTS 7 or TOEFL iBT 100 or SAT Critical Reading/Evidence-Based Reading and Writing score of 700 or AP English Language Grade 4). Yes
Information Systems and Master of Science (Management) (NUS) Year 12 or higher level pass in Mathematics 3 Yes
Mathematics & Computer Science A strong pass in Year 12 or higher level Mathematics AND a strong pass in Computing or Physics or Chemistry or Biology. No

1 Minimum admission criteria for Business Administration or Business Administration (Accountancy) is a pass in Year 12 or higher level Mathematics.

2 Please refer to http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/undergraduates/dd_computing_business.html for more information.

3Please refer to http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/undergraduates/cdp_bcompis_msc.html for more information.

4Minimum admission criteria for Chemical Engineering and Environmental Engineering courses is a pass in Year 12 or higher level Mathematics, Chemistry and Physics. Students without Year 12 or higher level Physics need to have an ‘O’ Level pass in Physics or its equivalent and would be required to take Physics bridging modules. Engineering Double Degree Programmes are open to all Engineering courses except for Engineering Science. As for the other Engineering courses, students without Year 12 or higher level Physics need to have an 'O' Level pass in Physics or its equivalent and would be required to take Physics bridging modules.

5 Please refer to http://www.usp.nus.edu.sg/nus-sciencespo/ for more information.

(c) Double Major Programmes

Subject Prerequisites Selection test/interview
Please refer to here for the full list of Double Major Programmes. No

(d) Minor Programmes

Subject Prerequisites Selection test/Interview
Please refer to here for the full list of Minor Programmes. No