Entry Requirements

Full-time application is open to GCE 'O' Level / SPM / UEC holders and ITE graduates.

G.C.E. 'O' Level / SPM / UEC Qualifications

Applicants must obtain:

i) the following GCE 'O' Level grades at not more than two sittings and

ii) 26 points or better for the net ELR2B2 aggregate score (i.e. English Language, 2 relevant subjects and best 2 other subjects, including CCA Bonus points)

Subject Grade
i) English Language (as 1st Lang) 1 - 7*
ii) Mathematics (Elementary / Additional) 1 - 7
iii) Any two other subjects 1 - 6

To be eligible for admission, an applicant must have also sat for one of the following subjects:

  • Additional Combined Science
  • Additional Science
  • Art / Art & Design
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Computer Studies
  • Creative 3D Animation
  • Design & Technology
  • Design Studies
  • Engineering Science
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Fundamentals of Electronics
  • General Science
  • Higher Art
  • Human & Social Biology
  • Integrated Science
  • Media Studies (Chinese)
  • Media Studies (English)
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

* Applicants offering SPM / UEC qualifications must attain a minimum grade A+ to C / 1 to 6 for their Bahasa Inggeris (1119) / English Language. SPM Grades A+ to C are equivalent to GCE 'O' Level Grades 1 to 6.

Higher Nitec Qualification

Higher Nitec holders must have a minimum Grade Point Average of 2.0.

Unless otherwise stated, the course duration of a Diploma course is 3 years.

Relevant Higher Nitec
Civil & Structural Engineering Design
Games Design & Development
Space Design Technology

Nitec Qualification

Nitec holders must have a minimum Grade Point Average of 3.5.

Relevant Nitec
Architectural Drafting / Building Drafting (Architectural)
Facility Technology (Landscaping Services)
Product Design
Space Design (Architecture) / Space Design (Interior & Exhibition)

For those under the ITE non-modular system, distinctions in both Practical and Theory are required.


The JAE ELR2B2 indicates the net aggregate score of the lowest ranked students who were admitted to these courses in the JAE. These aggregate scores are meant as a reference for applicants applying to these courses, and do not constitute the admission scores for subsequent admissions exercises.

International Qualifications

Students with international qualifications should refer to the Entry Criteria for International Qualifications.

Financial Matters

Find out more about course fees and financial assistance schemes.



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