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Examination Grading System

With effect from 2004/2005

Module Grade
Descriptor on Transcript / Exam Result Slip % Range (Marks) Grade Point*
DIST : Distinction (to be awarded by the Examinations Board) > 80 4.0
A : Excellent >= 80 4.0
B+ : Very Good 75 to < 80 3.5
B : Good 70 to < 75 3.0
C+ : Good Credit 65 to < 70 2.5
C : Credit 60 to < 65 2.0
D+ : Good Pass 55 to < 60 1.5
D : Pass 50 to < 55 1.0
D- : Subsidiary Pass - 0.5
P : Non-Graded Pass - 0.5
F : Fail - 0.0
ABS : Absent - 0.0
UP : Pass in a Module which has no grade point - N.A.
UF : Fail in a Module which has no grade point - N.A.
EX : Exempted - N.A.

 

* NOTE: The grade point only applies to new, first year students admitted into the Singapore Polytechnic from the academic year 2004/2005. All other students will not have grade points printed on their examination results slips and academic transcripts.

Computation of GPA (with effect from 2004/2005)

  • The GPA (Grade Point Average) is a system which provides an overview of a student's academic performance.
  • The GPA would allow students to keep track of their performance throughout their course of study and allow lecturers to identify their students' academic needs and provide advice and guidance to students.
  • The GPA System takes effect in the academic year 2004/2005 and the regulations apply to all students entering the Singapore Polytechnic that year and in subsequent years.
  • In the Singapore Polytechnic, the 4-point scale grading system as shown in the table above will be used.
  • The GPA is derived using the formula:

    GPA = ∑ (module credit units X module grade point)
    ∑ (module credit units)
  • Two GPA figures will be computed:
    • Semester GPA - sum of (grade point X credit units) / sum of (credit units) for modules examined (including failed modules) in the semester.
    • Cumulative GPA - sum of (grade point X credit units) / sum of (credit units) for all modules examined (including failed modules) up to and including the current semester.
  • Here's a sample on how to compute your Semester GPA eg 2004/2005 Semester 1 GPA

Semester GPA = (4x3.5) + (4x2.0) + (4x2.5) + (4x3.0) + (4x4.0)
4 + 4 + 4 + 4 + 4
= 60
20
= 3.000

Module Code Module Module Credit Units Module Grade Point Grade Obtained
EC1220 Digital Signal Processing 4 3.5 B+
EC1223 Logic Design 4 2.0 C
EC1264 Data Communication & Networking 4 2.5 C+
EC1566 Microcontroller Systems 4 3.0 B
EC1409 Engg Maths IIB 4 4.0 A

Semester GPA: 3.000

  • Here's how to compute your Semester and Cumulative GPA in the second semester eg 2004/2005 Semester 2 GPA

Semester GPA = (5x1.0) + (4x2.0) + (2x2.5) + (4x3.0) + (4x0.0)
5 + 4 + 2 + 4 + 4
= 30
19
= 1.579

Cumulative GPA = (60) + (30) 
(20) + (19)
 = 90 
39
 = 2.308

Module Code Module Module Credit Units Module Grade Point Grade Obtained
ET0120 Digital Circuits 1.0  D
ET0121 Computer Hardware 4 2.0 C
SP0302 Innovation, Design & Entreprise in Action 2.5 C+
ET0124  Electronic Circuits 4 3.0 B
MS1125 Engg Maths  4 0.0

Semester GPA: 1.579   Cumulative GPA: 2.308

  • In the third semester, the failed module from the second semester would be included in the calculation as 0 eg 2005/2006 Semester 1 GPA

Semester GPA = (4x3.5) + (3x2.0) + (4x2.5) + (4x3.0) + (3x4.0)
4 + 3 + 4 + 4 + 3
= 54 
18
= 3.000

Cumulative GPA = (60) + (30) + (54) 
(20) + (19) + (18)
 = 144 
57
 = 2.526

Module Code Module Module Credit Units Module Grade Point Grade Obtained
ET0130 Networks & Protocols 4 3.5 B+
EC1223 Logic Design 2.0 C
ET0164 Communication Electronics 4 2.5 C+
MS5126  Engg Maths II 3.0 B+ 
ST0321  Computer Programming  4.0 A

 Semester GPA: 3.000 Cumulative GPA: 2.526

 

Note to students:

For information on Module Credit Units, please log on to http://mysas.sp.edu.sg >> Academic >> Progress Report.

 

Grading System (prior to 2004/2005)

DIST : Distinction (Awarded by the Examinations Board)
A : Very Good (80% - 100%)
B : Credit (70% - 79%)
C : Good Pass (60% - 69%)
D : Pass (50% - 59%)
E : Subsidiary Pass (Awarded at the discretion of the Exams Board to only
one module, provided the marks obtained for that module is not less
than 40%. The overall average mark must also be 50% or more, and
the candidate must have passed all the other prescribed modules in the
same semester exam. This award does not apply to a module which is
not eligible for the award of an E grade).
F : Fail
P : Pass for a Non-Graded Module
EX : Exempted
ABS : Absent