SCALE in partnership with the Faculty of Engineering offers BTech programme in Engineering disciplines. These programmes are accredited by the relevant engineering bodies, and taught by highly qualified Engineering faculty members using first-class laboratory facilities in NUS.

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To apply for admissions to the BTech Programmes, you should have the following:

  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Polytechnic Diploma in a relevant field of Engineering or equivalent local / foreign qualifications.
  • Fulfill one of the following:
    • have at least 2 years of full-time work experience; OR
    • have fully discharged their National Service (NS) liability; OR
    • are currently employed on a full-time basis.
    *Note: 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 fulfill admission requirements.

Introduction

The BTech Engineering Preparatory Units (BEPUs), administered by SCALE in NUS, are short, refresher courses specially designed for diploma holders entering tertiary study. These Units are aimed at strengthening the foundation of students in Engineering Mathematics and basic engineering topics so that they will be able to cope better with the BTech Programme, if they are admitted. The syllabi of these Units are designed to be similar to those required for the entrance examinations.

IMPORTANT:
Holders of 2½-year Continuing Education and Training (CET) Part-time Local Diploma in Engineering/Applied Science/Business Practice/Infocomm Technology are required to sign up for the BTech Engineering Bridging Units (BEBUs).

 

Who is eligible?

  • Applicants/Students of the BTech Engineering Programme at NUS
  • Anyone with a polytechnic diploma or equivalent (except for holders of 2½-year Continuing Education and Training (CET) Part-time Local Diploma in Engineering/Applied Science/Business Practice/Infocomm Technology who are required to take up the BEBUs)

Units offered

  • Introductory Engineering Mathematics
  • Physical Principles in Engineering
  • Discipline Units (i.e., Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics Engineering or Mechanical Engineering)

NOTE:
The following BTech Engineering programmes offer only ONE intake per AY:

  • January intake: BTech (Chemical Engineering)
  • August intake: BTech (Civil Engineering)

Syllabi of the Units

Course Fees

S$800 each Unit.

  • Note:
  • Fee is non-refundable, non-transferable and inclusive of 7% GST. Materials will be provided on the first lesson upon full payment of fee.
  • Fee is also inclusive of the examination fee for applicant who is shortlisted to sit for compulsory entrance examinations for the admission application to the BTech course applied. Example: If you have registered to attend BPU in Mathematics and are required to sit for compulsory entrance examinations in Mathematics and Electronics, you only need to pay for the entrance examination fee for Electronics.
  • Entrance examination fee is non-refundable and non-transferable for applicant who is not required to sit for the compulsory entrance examination or for applicant who is shortlisted to sit for the compulsory entrance examination but, was absent for the examination on that day.

Schedule (for admission to January 2018 intake)

Units Class Start Date Entrance Examination
Day & Date
Entrance Examination Time
Introductory Engineering Mathematics Week beginning 24 July 2017 Saturday, 26 August 2017 10:00am to 12:00pm
Physical Principles in Engineering Week beginning 28 August 2017 NA NA
Chemical Engineering Week beginning 2 October 2017 Saturday, 4 November 2017 9:00am to 11:00am
Electronics Engineering Week beginning 2 October 2017 Saturday, 4 November 2017 11:30am to 1:30pm
Mechanical Engineering Week beginning 2 October 2017 Saturday, 4 November 2017 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Note:

  • Each Unit comprises 8 lectures and 4 tutorials of 3 hours' duration (2 lectures and 1 tutorial per week). Closing date for registration is 2 working days before the Unit starts.
  • A Unit may not be offered if there is insufficient number of applicants registering for the Unit.

Application

If you are interested to apply, please complete and print out the registration form with a copy of the payment receipt. You are to submit the registration form and make payment of the non-refundable course fees to SCALE via one of the following methods at least 2 working days before the start of the Unit:

Method Address Accepted Payment Mode/s
A.   Walk-in personally to NUS
Office of Admissions and Visitors Centre (Counter 2)
University Town, Stephen Riady Centre
2 College Avenue West, #01‐03, Singapore 138607
 
Opening hours:
Mondays to Thursdays: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Fridays: 8.30am to 5.00pm
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays
 
NETS / Credit Card / Cheque.
 
Note: Cheque is to be made payable to “National University of Singapore” with applicant's name, address and contact numbers written on the reverse.
B.   Mail in by post
National University of Singapore
School of Continuing and Lifelong Education (SCALE)
(Attention: ADMISSIONS)
University Town, Education Resource Centre,
8 College Avenue West, #02‐16,
Singapore 138608.
 
Cheque/Bank Draft.
 
Note: Cheque / bank draft is to be made payable to "National University of Singapore" with applicant's name, address and contact numbers written on the reverse. Crossed personal cheque issued by Singapore banks is acceptable.
 

 

Certificate

Applicants who achieve 75% attendance will be issued a Certificate of Attendance.

Enquiries

For enquiries, please email scale.admissions@nus.edu.sg

Introduction

The BTech Engineering Bridging Units (BEBUs), administered by SCALE in NUS, are short, intensive courses specially designed for holders of 2½-year part-time engineering diplomas intending to pursue tertiary study. These Units are aimed at strengthening the foundation of students and address curricular preparation or transition in Engineering Mathematics and basic engineering topics so that they will be able to cope better with an Engineering degree programme such as the BTech Programme.

Who is eligible?

Holders of 2½-year Continuing Education and Training (CET) Part-time relevant Local Diploma in Engineering/Applied Science/Business Practice/Infocomm Technology

Compulsory Units To Be Taken

  • Introductory Engineering Mathematics
  • Physical Principles in Engineering
  • One of the Discipline Units (i.e., Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electronics Engineering or Mechanical Engineering)

Note:

  • Applicants applying to BTech Industrial & Management Engineering may choose any of the disciplines offered.
  • The following BTech Engineering programmes offer only ONE intake per AY:
    • January intake: BTech (Chemical Engineering)
    • August intake: BTech (Civil Engineering)

Syllabi of the Units

Fee

Eligible Singaporeans and Singapore PRs may enjoy subsidy to attend the BTech Engineering Bridging Units (BEBUs) and the fees are:

  • S$1,277 (for eligible Singapore citizens – after subsidy)
  • S$1,758.50 (for eligible Singapore Permanent Residents – after subsidy)
  • S$4,808 (for non-eligible Singapore citizens and Singapore Permanent Residents; and International Students)
  • Note:
    • Fee is non-refundable, non-transferable and inclusive of 7% GST.
    • Teaching materials will be provided on the first lesson upon full payment of fee.
    • Fee is also inclusive of the examination fees for compulsory entrance examinations for the admission application to the BTech course applied.
    • BEBUs are not open for application. After you have applied for BTech Engineering programme/s, you will make payment for BEBUs only after you are informed of the amount of fees you are required to pay.

Schedule (for admission to January 2018 intake)

Units Class Start Date Entrance Examination
Day & Date
Entrance Examination Time
Introductory Engineering Mathematics Week beginning 24 July 2017 Saturday, 26 August 2017 10:00am to 12:00pm
Physical Principles in Engineering Week beginning 28 August 2017 Saturday, 30 September 2017 10:00am to 12:00pm
Chemical Engineering Week beginning 2 October 2017 Saturday, 4 November 2017 9:00am to 11:00am
Electronics Engineering Week beginning 2 October 2017 Saturday, 4 November 2017 11:30am to 1:30pm
Mechanical Engineering Week beginning 2 October 2017 Saturday, 4 November 2017 2:00pm to 4:00pm

 

Note:

  • A Unit may not be offered if there is insufficient number of applicants registering for the Unit.

Assessments, Results and Certificates

Each Unit comprises 8 lectures and 4 tutorials of 3 hours' duration (2 lectures and 1 tutorial per week). Each Unit also includes additional mid-term test, laboratory, assignment components and an end-of-Unit examination and the overall results will be used as a factor for admission selection purpose to the BTech Engineering Programme/s applied to.

Applicants must attend at least 10 out of the 12 sessions to be issued a Certificate of Attendance.

Enquiries

For enquiries, please email scale.admissions@nus.edu.sg

For enquiries, please email ask.scale@nus.edu.sg