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Declaration of Minor & S/U Option

1) Declaration to Pursue a Minor

To better plan the vacancies of the minor courses offered in each semester, NTU requires its students who intend to pursue a minor or currently pursuing a minor to declare their intention online.

Declaration Period for AY2017-18

Term ​From To​
​Semester 1 02 October 2017 (Mon) 9.30am 22 December 2017 (Fri) 10.00pm
Semester 2 ​ - -
​Special Term I ​- ​-
​Special Term II ​- ​-

Filing for the Award of Minor(s)

Students can file for the award of minor(s) if they are graduating and have fulfilled or will be fulfilling their minor requirements in their final semester.

Filing Period for AY2017-18

Term ​From To​
​Semester 1 02 October 2017 (Mon) 9.30am 12 December 2017 (Tue) 10.00pm
Semester 2 ​ - -
​Special Term I ​- ​-
​Special Term II ​- ​-

Important Notes:

a) The Academic Units (AU) earned for the minor will be counted towards a student’s UE requirements.
b) For list of Minor Programmes please click here.
c) For general information on Minor please click here.

2) Declaration of S/U Option

Students are to declare the course(s) that they would like to exercise S/U Option during the period as shown below:

Declaration Period for AY2017-18

Term ​From To​
​Semester 1 02 October 2017 (Mon) 9.30am 12 December 2017 (Tue) 10.00pm
Semester 2 ​ ​- ​-
​Special Term I ​- ​-
​Special Term II ​- ​-​

Important Notes:

(a) The S/U option allows a student to take a course on an ‘ungraded’ basis i.e. no letter grade such as A, B, etc will be awarded. A course will be indicated as 'S’ (Satisfactory) if the final letter grade obtained is a 'D' or better. Conversely, it will be indicated as 'U’ (Unsatisfactory) if the grade obtained is ‘F’. The descriptor ‘Satisfactory’ or ‘Unsatisfactory’ will appear in the result slip and the transcript issued by the University.

(b) A student will receive AU towards his degree only if he attains an ‘S’ (Satisfactory) grade. He earns no AU for courses with a 'U' grade.

(c) The 'S' or 'U' notations carry no grade point and hence have no effect on the CGPA and the classification of degrees.

(d) A student is to select the courses that he would like to be graded S/U online. Students will be informed each semester on the period to declare S/U for the courses that they have registered in that semester. Schools will advise their students on the courses that are available on S/U option.

(e) The S/U option does not apply to:

  • Pass/Fail courses

  • courses that count towards the requirements for second major or minor programme

  • graduate courses

  • incoming exchange and non-graduating students

  • Once opted for S/U grading, the course AU will count towards the S/U quota regardless of the final results i.e. S, U or absent with valid reasons such as on medical or compassionate grounds (LOA).

  • The S/U option that students have exercised for a course is irrevocable. Hence, students who have invoked S/U cannot appeal for the course(s) to be reversed to letter grade(s) after the exercise for S/U option is over. The S/U option cannot be applied retrospectively after the declaration period or to courses that students have already completed for letter grades.

  • A student who obtains a 'U' can repeat the course. However, the 'U' grade that he gets for his first attempt will remain in his academic record and will be printed in the transcript issued by the University.

  • The repeat attempt(s) of a course will retain the grading option chosen for the first attempt i.e. S/U or letter-graded. In other words, the S/U option only applies to the first attempt of a course. As such, if S/U grading has not been opted for a course, a student will also not be able to opt for S/U grading for its repeat attempt(s). Similarly, if S/U grading has been opted for a course, its repeat attempt(s) will also be graded S/U. The repeat course includes replacement courses. The AU of a course that has been opted for S/U grading will be counted against the S/U quota only once. Its repeat will not be counted against the quota again.

  • Students who exercise the S/U option must comply with the requirements on the graduation requirements as shown below:

For Bachelor of Engineering students admitted in AY2014-15.

​​​Undergraduate Programmes ​ Minimum number of Graded Core & Major Prescribed Electives Courses​ ​
​For Students Admitted to Year 1 For Students Admitted Directly to Year 2​
Materials Engineering​ ​60 ​49
​Renaissance Engineering ​62 ​-


For more information, please refer to the online AY2014-15 AUS Handbook.

For Bachelor of Engineering students admitted in AY2015-16.

​​​Undergraduate Programmes Minimum number of AU from Graded Core & Major Prescribed Electives Courses​ ​
​For Students Admitted to Year 1 For Students Admitted Directly to Year 2​
Materials Engineering​ ​60 ​51
​Renaissance Engineering ​62 ​-


For more information, please refer to the online AY2015-16 AUS Handbook.

 

For Bachelor of Engineering students admitted in AY2016-17.

​​​Undergraduate Programmes Minimum number of AU from Graded Core & Major Prescribed Electives Courses​ ​
​For Students Admitted to Year 1 For Students Admitted Directly to Year 2​
Materials Engineering​ ​61 ​51
​Renaissance Engineering ​62 ​-

For more information, please refer to the online AY2016-17 AUS Handbook.

 

For Bachelor of Engineering students admitted in AY2017-18 and onwards.

​​​Undergraduate Programmes Minimum number of AU from Graded Core & Major Prescribed Electives Courses​ ​
​For Students Admitted to Year 1 For Students Admitted Directly to Year 2​
Materials Engineering​ ​60 ​52
​Renaissance Engineering ​62 ​-

For more information, please refer to the online AY2017-18 AUS Handbook.
 

 

Year 1 Intake:

  • Maximum AU allowed to fall under the S/U option is 12 AU.

Year 2 Poly Intake:

  • Maximum AU allowed to fall under the S/U option is 9 AU.

 

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