BTech in Engineering Preparatory Units (BEPUs), administered by NUS SCALE, 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 Bachelor of Technology (BTech) Programme, if they are admitted. The syllabi of these Units are designed to be similar to those required for the entrance examinations.


The BEPUs course is open to:

  1. Applicants/Students of the BTech in Engineering programmes at the National University of Singapore (NUS)
  2. Anyone with a polytechnic diploma or equivalent (except BTech applicants who hold a two-and-a-half-year Continuing Education and Training (CET) Part-time relevant Local Diploma in Engineering/Applied Science/Business Practice/Infocomm Technology—such applicants are required to take up the BEBUs

Applicants who did not apply to the BTech programmes but who are interested to register for the BEPUs should complete this registration form and submit it with the necessary documents to scale.admissions@nus.edu.sg.

Payment details will be sent via email after a registration form is received. Please note that the registration form and necessary documents as well as non-refundable course fee must be received at least seven working days before the course start date (refer to the section entitled “Schedule” below).


The following units are offered under the BEPUs course (click on a link to see the syllabus):

  1. Introductory Engineering Mathematics
  2. Physical Principles in Engineering
  3. Discipline Unit:
    1. Chemical Engineering
    2. Civil Engineering
    3. Electronics Engineering
    4. Mechanical Engineering

Each Unit comprises a total of eight lectures and four tutorials, each of three hours' duration.

A Unit will be offered only if there is a sufficient number of registrations to form a class.


All fees quoted on this page are exclusive of prevailing GST, unless otherwise stated. The University reserves all rights to review fees as necessary and adjust accordingly without prior notice. 

Course Fee

Per unit:
S$856.00 (including 7% GST, before 1 Jan 2023);
S$864.00 (including 8% GST, with effect from 1 Jan 2023)

• Includes entrance examination fees

• Non-refundable and non-transferable for an applicant who is not required to sit for the compulsory entrance examination or for an applicant who is shortlisted to sit for the compulsory entrance examination but was absent on the entrance examination day


  • The deadlines to register and make payment for each BEPU will be indicated in the payment portal accordingly.
  • Teaching materials will be provided two days before the first lesson upon full payment of fee.


For Admission into Aug 2023 Intake

Units Lecture Sessions
(8 sessions)
Tutorial Sessions
(4 sessions)
Introductory Engineering Mathematics
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

21 Mar 2023 to 13 Apr 2023 
(Every Tue & Thu)
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

25 Mar 2023 to 15 Apr 2023 
(Every Sat)
Physical Principles in Engineering
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

22 Mar 2023 to 10 May 2023 
(Every Wed)

Time: 2:00pm – 5:00pm

1 Apr 2023 to 13 May 2023 
(Every alternate Sat) 
Civil Engineering Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

17 April 2023 to 9 May 2023 
(Every Mon & Tue for Lectures 1, 2, 7 & 8)
(Every Tue & Fri for Lectures 3, 4, 5 & 6)
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

24 April 2023 (Mon)
29 April 2023 to 13 May 2023 
(Every Sat)
Chemical Engineering
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

25 Apr 2023 to 18 May 2023  
(Every Tue & Thu, except Lecture 3 & 4 on Thu & Fri)
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

28 April 2023 (Fri)
6 May 2023 to 20 May 2023 
(Every Sat)
Electronics Engineering
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

25 April 2023 to 18 May 2023 
(Every Tue & Thu)
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

29 April 2023 to 20 May 2023 
(Every Sat)
Mechanical Engineering
Time: 6:00pm – 9:00pm

25 April 2023 to 18 May 2023 
(Every Tue & Thu)
Time: 9:30am – 12:30pm

29 April 2023 to 20 May 2023 
(Every Sat)


BEPUs at a Glance*
Next Intake:

Open to BTech programme applicants, Diploma holders
Open in Mar/Aug;
BTech programme applicants can register through the application portal after the outcome is released; interested members of the public need to complete a registration form (refer to Eligibility section on the left).

* For full details, please refer to main write-up.

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12 June 2023