SCALE offers the BTech programme in Computing disciplines in partnership with the NUS School of Computing, one of the leading computing schools in the world with faculty members who are both internationally recognised researchers and inspiring teachers.

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For BTech (Cybersecurity) and BTech (Software Engineering)

To apply for admissions, you should have the following:

  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent local / foreign qualifications.
    Part-time diploma holders are eligible to apply. Selected candidates will be required to satisfactorily complete a bridging course in Mathematics before being allowed to enroll into the BTech degree programme.
  • Fulfil one of the following:
    • have at least 2 years of full-time work experience; OR
    • have fully discharged their National Service (NS) liability with at least 6 months of full-time work experience; OR
    • are currently employed on a full-time basis with at least 6 months of full-time work experience.
    Part-time employment will not be considered as full-time work experience. A part-time employee is one who works for less than 35 hours a week, under contract of service with an employer.
  • Any evidence of additional post-diploma academic preparation, including the advanced diploma, specialist diploma and SAT I Test, will be advantageous.
  • Availability of company sponsorship will be advantageous.
  • Applicants may be required by the Admissions Committee to sit for entrance examinations to fulfil admission requirements.

Exemption from the age requirements may be granted to Singapore Citizens (SC) and Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) applicants if:

  1. Sponsored by the company for the part-time undergraduate degree programme;
    OR
  2. Currently employed in a job role / sector related to the part-time undergraduate degree programme.

Notwithstanding these exemptions, NS-liable applicants must have fully discharged their full-time NS liability before they can be admitted. Supporting documents(s) must be submitted, together with the admission application, for assessment. NUS reserves the right to determine if exemption would be granted, and the University's decision will be final and binding.


For BTech (Business Analytics)

To apply for admissions, you should have the following:

  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Polytechnic Diploma or equivalent local / foreign qualifications.
    Part-time diploma holders are eligible to apply. Selected candidates will be required to satisfactorily complete a bridging course in Mathematics before being allowed to enroll into the BTech degree programme.
  • At least 2 years of full-time work experience.
    Part-time employment will not be considered as full-time work experience. A part-time employee is one who works for less than 35 hours a week, under contract of service with an employer.
  • Fulfil one of the following:
    • have fully discharged their National Service (NS) liability; OR
    • are currently employed on a full-time basis.
  • Any evidence of additional post-diploma academic preparation, including the advanced diploma, specialist diploma and SAT I Test, will be advantageous.
  • Availability of company sponsorship will be advantageous.
  • Applicants may be required by the Admissions Committee to sit for entrance examinations to fulfil admission requirements.

Exemption from the age requirements may be granted to Singapore Citizens (SC) and Singapore Permanent Resident (SPR) applicants if:

  1. Sponsored by the company for the part-time undergraduate degree programme;
    OR
  2. Currently employed in a job role / sector related to the part-time undergraduate degree programme.

Notwithstanding these exemptions, NS-liable applicants must have fully discharged their full-time NS liability before they can be admitted. Supporting documents(s) must be submitted, together with the admission application, for assessment. NUS reserves the right to determine if exemption would be granted, and the University's decision will be final and binding.


Introduction

The MAPC Test recognizes applicants’ work experience, diploma education and/or relevant background obtained through other means (e.g. self-learners, non-IT/Analytics diploma-holders with IT/Analytics work experience, etc.), without sacrificing the rigour of the BTech programme. Applicants are able to earn 4 modular credits for the module attempted if he/she passes the MAPC Test.

Applicants have an option to select the following MAPC Tests:

  • TIC1001 Introduction to Computing and Programming I
  • TIC1002 Introduction to Computing and Programming II
  • TMA1001 Introductory Mathematics

The MAPC Test is optional and an email will be sent to all successful applicants (i.e. you have been offered admission) on the registration process of the MAPC Test as well as the fee payment method and deadline. The fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.

Applicants who have attempted the MAPC Test will be informed on the test outcome via email approximately a week after each test.

Syllabi for the Modules

You may refer the respective module’s syllabi by using the NUS Bulletin Search Modules function. Please select the current Academic Year and Semester when using the search function, e.g. 2017/2018, Semester 1.

Fee

The non-refundable and non-transferable fee for each MAPC Test is $280 (excludes prevailing GST).

For unsuccessful applicants, a rebate of 50% of the MAPC Test Fee (i.e., $140) will be given to offset the tuition fee of the module attempted when applicants eventually enroll for the module during his/her candidature. The rebate granted is specific to the failed Test module and is non-transferable to other modules.


Schedule

Please refer to the test details in the table below for August 2019 intake:

Events Test Day & Date Time
TMA1001 Introductory Mathematics
[applicable only for BTech (Business Analytics) students]
Saturday, 13 July 2019 TBC
TIC1001 Introduction to Computing and Programming I Saturday, 13 July 2019 TBC
TIC1002 Introduction to Computing and Programming II
(Note: Only allowed to take TIC1002 if pass TIC1001)
Saturday, 27 July 2019 TBC

Note:

  • Deadline to register and make payment for the MAPC Test fee is 3 working days before the dates listed above.
  • There will be no lessons scheduled prior to the MAPC Test, and teaching notes are not available.
  • The test/s may not be offered if there is insufficient number of applicants registering for the test/s.
  • The MAPC Test dates and time are subject to change at our discretion.



Introduction

The Mathematics Bridging Course, administered by SCALE in NUS, is a short bridging course specially designed for those who have applied to a BTech Computing Degree Programme but whose admission requires them to prove their ability to handle the topics in ‘O’ Level Additional Mathematics. The course is also open to those who have been offered admission but wish to refresh their knowledge of the same topics. For holders of 2½-year Part-time Local Diploma, it is compulsory to attend the course and sit for the end-of-course Mathematics Test.

Syllabus

  • ‘O’ Level Additional Mathematics

Course Fee

  • $500 (course attendance only)
  • $550 (course attendance with Mathematics test)

Note:

  • Fee is non-refundable, non-transferable and excludes prevailing GST.
  • Teaching materials will be provided 2 days before the first lesson upon full payment of fee.
  • It is compulsory for those whose application status requires evidence of their ability to handle the topics in “O” Level Additional Mathematics to attend the course and take the test.

Schedule (for admission to August 2019 intake)

Lecture Sessions Tutorial Sessions
Time: 6pm-9pm
Every Tuesdays & Thursdays from 26 Mar 2019 to 18 Apr 2019
Time: 9:30am-12:30pm OR 2pm-5pm
Every Saturdays from 30 Mar 2019 to 20 Apr 2019

Note:

  • Deadline to register and make payment for the Course and Test is 3 working days before the start of the Course.
  • The Course comprises a total of 8 lectures and 4 tutorials, each of 3 hours' duration.
  • Should there be more than 1 tutorial sessions available (i.e. morning and afternoon sessions), applicants will be informed via email after the closure of registration, to book their preferred session through a booking portal. Please note that the session that is chosen will apply to all 4 tutorials. For example, if you have chosen the morning sessions, all 4 tutorials will be in the morning and you are not allowed to change/swop class after the booking period is closed. There will be limited seats available for each session and is on a first-come-first-served basis.
  • There will be an end-of-course Test and the overall results will be used as a factor for admission selection purposes to the BTech Computing Programme/s applied to.
  • The Course may not be offered if there is insufficient number of applicants registering for the Course.
  • For details on the Test, please refer to “Mathematics Test Schedule”.
  • The Lectures and Tutorials sessions are subject to change at our discretion.


Schedule (for admission to August 2019 intake)

Mathematics Test Day & Date Mathematics Test Time
Saturday, 27 April 2019 12:30pm to 2:30pm

Note:

  • Deadline to register and make payment for the test fee is 3 working days before the date listed above.
  • The non-refundable and non-transferable fee is $80 (excludes prevailing GST) per test.
  • Test fee is included in the fees for Mathematics Bridging Course. Applicants do not need to pay the test fee if you have registered for the Mathematics Bridging Course.
  • There is no make-up paper if the applicant is unable to sit for the Mathematics Test on the arranged date. Application to the BTech course will be considered withdrawn if an applicant is unable to sit for the Mathematics Test as required.
  • The Test date and time are subject to change at our discretion.


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