AY 2013-14 Semester 1
** Students who did not complete their registration or did not register at all during their scheduled course registration period (due to various reasons such as being overseas, busy, forgotten about it, etc), please register your courses during the add/drop period when the term starts. Exception will be made only for students who are unable to register due to Reservist (please email to school for assistance).
1. Guide to Course Registration
Registration of courses (Core, GER PEs and UEs) are done through the Students Automated Registration Systems (STARS) via the Internet.
Before you register, check the following:
Students are to register their core courses and major prescribed electives; and place GERPE/UE on waitlist during the timeslots indicated, unless otherwise stated.
For GERPE/UE, students may place 5 choices each for GERPE and UE on waitlist. They may acccess STARS from 5.00pm - 10.00pm daily from the day of their registration till Wed, 26 Dec 2012, if they wish to add or drop their choices of GERPE/UE that they have placed on waitlist.
All students can overload (automatic overloading only) for courses on their scheduled day of registration between 5pm to 10pm.
2. User Guide on STARS Planner
3. Registration Policies, Rules & Regulations
- Students are to check their courses registered in STARS (and not Edventure) at the end of the Add/Drop period to ensure that their records are correct.
- Students are not to hold on to their places in any classes if they have no wish to read the course. They are to withdraw from the places early so that these places may be released to the other students.
- Students are to leave the STARS environment once they have completed their registration. This is to ease the load on the network.
- Before the commencement of each semester, all students must register for courses that they will be reading in the semester unless they have been granted leave of absence by the University.
- Registration of courses is done through the STARS according to the schedule announced by the University. Students who join any classes without registration through STARS will not be allowed to take the examinations for the courses involved.
- The University will not accept any registration of course through the course coordinators/tutors. Similarly, de-registration of courses through the course coordinators/tutors are not accepted. All requests must be submitted to the Schools’ Registration Coordinators for review.
- Students on Academic Warning and Academic Probation are NOT allowed to overload.
Outstanding Tuition Fees
- Students who do not meet the deadlines given by the Office of Finance for payment of tuition fees and whose tuition fees remain in arrears despite repeated reminders by the Office will not be allowed to register their courses.
- Students who face any financial difficulties to clear the outstanding tuition fees are advised to approach the Office of Admissions and Financial Aid (OAFA) to apply for any possible financial assistance schemes.
- Students are also not allowed to change the index number of their courses after the Add/Drop period.
- A student who is still registered for a course after the Add/Drop period and did not subsequently sit for the examination will be deemed to have sat and failed the course. 'F' grade will appear on his official transcript.
- Students who are on attachment will not be allowed to register for any course even if the classes are conducted in the evening.
4. Course Registration Schedule
The instructions and dates of the registration activities will be communicated to students via email. Students are therefore expected to check their NTU e-mail account regularly.
The information will also be posted on the OAS website.
Students are also expected to be aware of the latest notices/circulars that may be posted on the student intranet.
5. Course Add/Drop Period
AY2013-14 Sem 1
Add/Drop Period: 12 Aug 2013 (Monday) to 25 Aug 2013 (Sunday)
6. General Education Requirements
The General Education Requirement (GER) embodies the educational philosophy that undergraduates should be trained, not just in narrow technical or professional fields, but also in critical thinking, reasoning, communication and quantitative skills applicable to a broad range of occupations. It covers courses in key fields of knowledge in the humanities, sciences and business to build the core competencies of a well-rounded graduate, while providing a wide selection of free electives and enrichment options to cater for individual interests.
Curriculum Structure of GER
The GER is divided into 3 areas of studies to provide a comprehensive range of broadening study into different kinds of learning. It includes a combination of courses as follows:
(i) Core Courses (ie GER-Core): This includes courses relating to Human Resource Management and Communication Skills which are fundamental for honing interpersonal skills, and Singapore Studies which aims to imbue critical thinking and appreciation of national issues and policies expected of a graduate. The courses here are specifically catered to the individual needs of different programmes.
(ii) Prescribed Electives (ie. GER-PE): This includes courses categorised into 3 sub-areas of studies relating to Art, Humanities & Social Sciences [ie. GER-PE(AHSS)]; Business & Management [ie. GER-PE(BM)]; and Science, Technology & Society [ie. GER-PE(STS)]. These areas represent the key fields of knowledge broadly relevant to all professions. Each sub-area comprises a range of courses for flexibility of choices. The combination of courses to be read among these sub-areas varies according to the different needs of the respective programmes. Generally, more courses in a particular sub-area is required if it falls outside the disciplinary study of a programme. The courses here are commonly offered to all students.
(iii) Unrestricted Electives (ie. GER-UE): This includes any other courses offered to suit individual interests and goals. The essence of this area of study in tailoring students' preference for either more generalisation or more specialisation, including the chance to obtain a secondary qualification in another field of study through a Minor. Students have several options to fulfill GER-UE through:
- Unrestricted Electives offered by the Schools.
- Relevant Technical / Prescribed Electives from the student's disciplinary curriculum.
- Courses from Minors.
- Enrichment Programmes such as URECA.
7. AU Load of GER-PE
15 AU - A combination of courses selected from 3 sub-areas:
For English & Science
Art, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS)
Science, Technology & Society (STS)
Business & Management (BM)
8. Online Appeal (for GER PEs/UEs only)
Submission of Appeals
12 Aug 2013, Monday – 14 Aug 2013, Wednesday (10.00 am – 10.00 pm)
Outcome of Appeals
By 23 Aug 2013, Friday
9. Request Form for Special Arrangement for Course Registration
If you wish to overload beyond the maximum AUs allowed, please fill up the Special Aarrangement for Course Registration Form (Pink Form). You can get this form from the SCE general Office at N4-2A-32. Please put in your name, matric number, NTU email address and contact number and attach a copy of your degree audit to the form.
** Please do not fill up this form to appeal for taking courses with clashes in class timetable or clashes in examination timetable. Such requests will NOT be entertained.
1. Students are to seek Mentor’s advice.
2. Mentor can either recommend or not.
3. If recommended, Mentor then forwards the PINK form to the Associate Chair (Academic) for final approval.
4. After getting the final endorsement, the PINK form will go to SCE Registration Team for processing. Students will be informed of the outcome via email. Please check your emails regularly.
10. Handbook for Academic Unit System
- Courses Registration Matters
Norhana Binte Ahmad (Ms), Course Registration Advisor, School of Computer Engineering
- Academic Advice
Your academic mentor
If you do not know who your mentor is, please check Studentlink.
Alternatively, you may wish to seek the advice of these coordinators.
- Policies and Rules on Registration
Office of Academic Services
Tel: (65) 6790 6991
- Network Matters, STARS, PIN, etc
Centre for IT Services
Tel: (65) 6790 5228
- Problems with Edventure
Ms Leong Yin Yoke Junie
Tel: (65) 6592 3066/3067