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Module Mappings and Selection of Modules

Module Mappings

Below are the pre-approved and rejected module mapping lists for reference:

NOTE: From Cohort AY17/18 onwards, compensation is based on modular credits (Cohort AY16/17 and before is based on contact hours). The remarks column in the table is only for reference. Students have to check if there is a need to compensate, how many credits to compensate and how to cover the shortfall. All information can be found on the next page.

For Summer/Winter module mapping lists, please click here.


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 your department for approval. Please detail how you will be able to graduate on time (i.e., within 3 years for 120MC programmes and 4 years for 160MC programmes), despite falling below the minimum workload required. Exceptions to the 18 MCs minimum workload will be considered on a case by case basis (e.g., for 2nd year students who have accumulated greater than 40 MCs; 3rd year students who have accumulated greater than 80 MCs).

Selection of Modules

  • Students are allowed to map core modules, Technical Electives (TE) and Unrestricted Elective Modules (UEM).
  • Students are to check the contents of the modules in both the ME Department catalogue as well as in the modules outlines 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.
    • Dummy TEs may only be used when there are no matching TEs or Core modules. Module codes for Dummy TEs are: ME3661, ME3662, ME3663, ME4661, ME4662, ME4663 (all 4 MCs). Similar module content that had been taken in NUS are NOT Allowed to be used as mapping to Dummy TEs again.
    • To expedite the mapping process, students are encouraged to map the modules to existing NUS Modules (eg. running through other faculties’ modules) before requesting mappings to UEMs. Module code for UEMs:
      • 4 MCs: EX3887, EX4883, EX4884
      • 3 MCs: EX4881, EX4882
      • 2 MCs: EX4885, EX4886
      • 1 MC: EX4887, EX4888
    • Module codes for mapping to Dummy TE to fulfil OOGT specialisation are: ME3991~ME3995, ME4991~ME4995 (all 4 MCs). For mapping to fulfil other specialisations, please use module code for Dummy TE and input a remark under “other information”.
  • For students doing ME3103, it contains mechanical product/system design and fabrication/testing of prototype(s). Students may refer to Design Curriculum Schedule under ‘Mapping for ME3103’ for design module mapping.