Degree Requirements

A programme leading to a Bachelor's degree requires a minimum of 120 MCs. A student will typically take about 3 years to complete such a programme. A programme leading to a Bachelor's degree with Honours requires a student to complete a minimum of 160 MCs. It will usually take a student about 4 years to complete an Honours programme. To achieve the required credits within 3 or 4 years as indicated above, typically a student would need to complete an average of 20 MCs per semester. Besides passing the prescribed number of modules, a student must fulfil all other requirements specified by the University and the Faculty/Department in order to graduate.

The limit on the number of Level-1000 modules to be counted towards fulfillment of graduation requirements is 60 MCs for both 120-MC and 160-MC programmes, excluding:

  • CFG1010 Roots and Wings – Personal and Interpersonal Effectiveness 1.0 (2 MCs)
  • CFG1002 Career Catalyst (2 MCs)#
  • ES1103 English for Academic Purposes (4 MCs).
  • Modules under the Design-Your-Own-Module (DYOM) initiative.

#Exclusion of CFG1002 from limit on Level-1000 modules is applicable to:

  1. BIZ, FASS, FoS, SoC, SDE, and FoE students from Cohort AY2016/17 onwards.

Nevertheless, Faculties could set more stringent requirements. Students who wish to pursue an Honours degree are generally required to complete an Honours thesis/project. A summary of the basic degree requirements for the Bachelor's and Bachelor with Honours programmes is tabulated below.

Basic Degree Requirements for the Bachelor's and Bachelor with Honours Programmes

For students admitted before AY2015/16

Degree Requirements Bachelor's Degree Programme Bachelor with Honours Degree Programme
MCs MCs
University Level*
General Education 8 8
Singapore Studies 4 4
Breadth 8 8
Sub-total 20 20
Programme
Faculty 12 – 16 16
Major 60 – 72 88 – 110
Sub-total 72 – 88 100 – 126
Unrestricted Elective Modules 16 – 28 18 – 36
Minimum MCs required for graduation 120 160

For students admitted from AY2015/16

Degree Requirements Bachelor's Degree Programme Bachelor with Honours Degree Programme
MCs MCs
University Level*    
General Education 20 20
Sub-total 20 20
Programme    
Faculty 12 – 16 12 - 16
Major 60 – 72 88 – 110
Sub-total 72 – 88 100 – 126
Unrestricted Elective Modules 16 – 28 18 – 36
Minimum MCs required for graduation 120 160

* These requirements do not apply to USP Programme.

The tables above are generally not applicable to programmes offered by Dentistry, Law and Medicine. Though not required to do so, students from these Faculties may read General Education, Singapore Studies or disciplinary modules for enrichment purposes.

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