RC Modules for Non-Residents – New Modules by RC4

Dear Students,

Please be informed that RC4 is opening up 3 more modules to non-residents:

Module Code Module Title Residential College Day/Time/ Location
UTC2700
(Group 1)
An Undefeated Mind: An Experiential Inner Re-engineering Approach Residential College 4 Thu, 2-5pm, RC4 Master’s Common
UTC2716
(Group 1)
Mapping Hidden Connections with Network Science Residential College 4 Wed, 9am-12pm, RC4-SR1&2
UTS2709/ UTC2718
(Group 1)
Energy and Singapore: Dynamics, Dilemmas and Decisions Residential College 4 Tue, 6.30-9.30pm, RC4-SR1&2

To submit an appeal, please select and rank your module preferences through the online RC Module/Class Appeals System (not CORS bidding).

Submission deadline: 17 August 2018, Friday, 11:59PM

Please refer to the earlier notice for other Frequently Asked Questions.

Residential College Modules for Non-Residents – Modules Available (AY2018/19 S1)

Dear Students,

The list of Residential College modules opened to the wider NUS community for Semester 1 of AY2018/2019 is indicated in the table below.

Module Code Module Title Residential College
UTC1102B Junior Seminar: The Darwinian Revolution
(2 sections)
Tembusu College
UTC1102G Junior Seminar: Proof: What’s truth got to do with it?
(2 sections)
Tembusu College
UTC1102U Junior Seminar: Disasters
(1 section)
Tembusu College
UTC1114 Junior Seminar From the Fire to the Frying Pan: Cooking and Eating in Human Culture(s)
(2 sections)
Tembusu College
UTC1117 Junior Seminar: Radiation and Society
(2 sections)
Tembusu College
UTC1119 Junior Seminar: Crime and Punishment
(2 sections)
Tembusu College
UTC2102 Climate Change
(2 sections)
Tembusu College
UTC2107 Negotiating in a Complex World
(4 sections)
Tembusu College
UTS2100 Intelligence and Singapore Society
(6 sections)
Tembusu College
UTS2105 Singapore as ‘Model’ City?
(4 sections)
Tembusu College
UTC1702C Thinking in Systems: Sustainability and Us
(1 section)
Residential College 4
UTC1702D Thinking in Systems: Population Dynamics
(3 sections)
Residential College 4
UTC1702E Thinking in Systems: Energy Systems
(2 sections)
Residential College 4
UTC1702F Thinking in Systems: Disaster Resilience
(3 sections)
Residential College 4

To submit an appeal, please select and rank your module preferences through the online RC Module/Class Appeals System (not CORS bidding).In general, Junior Seminars (Level 1000) are open to all students while Senior Seminars (Level 2000) are open to non-Year 1 students and/or students who have read a Junior Seminar. Individual RCs may have additional restrictions.

System opens: 8 August 2018, Wednesday, 10:00AM
System closes: 17 August 2018, Friday, 11:59PM

You will be notified of the outcome via email on a rolling basis from 13 August 2018 onwards, and the module will be pre-allocated to you in CORS.

Where can I find the timetable and module description?

*College of Alice & Peter Tan and Ridge View Residential College are not opening up any modules to non-residents this semester.

How is the module counted towards graduation?

For students admitted in AY2014/15 and before, modules with the GEM or UTC prefix may fulfil General Education requirements; modules with the GEM prefix come from Group A or B as indicated by their module code (refer to Q17 HERE) while modules with the UTC prefix belong to both Group A and B. Modules with the UTS prefix may fulfil the Singapore Studies requirement.

For students admitted in AY2015/16 and after, modules may be used to seek exemption from one of the General Education pillars. You may apply for the exemption through your module host College towards the end of the semester.

Otherwise, the module can count as an Unrestricted Elective.

*Not applicable to students from Law, Medicine, Dentistry and Yale-NUS College. Please contact your own Faculty/School for advice.

How is the module graded? Can I exercise the S/U option on the module?

The Junior Seminar is graded on a Completed Satisfactorily / Completed Unsatisfactorily (CS/CU) basis. Senior Seminars are letter graded but eligible for the S/U option.

*Not applicable to students from Law, Medicine, Dentistry and Yale-NUS College. Please contact your own Faculty/School for advice.

AY2018/19 S1 – Residential College Modules for Non-Residents

In Semester 1 of AY2018/2019, some of the residential colleges are opening up modules to non-residents in the wider NUS community.

The availability of module spaces is subject to vacancies after the residential colleges conduct their internal module/class preference exercise for students who are residing there.

Are there any restrictions to the module I can read?

In general, Junior Seminars are open to all students while Senior Seminars are open to non-Year 1 students and/or students who have read a Junior Seminar. Individual RCs may have additional restrictions.

The actual list of modules/timeslots will be publicised via a separate CORS notice from 8 August 2018 onwards.

Where can I find the timetable and module description?

[Note: It is possible that CAPT may not open up any modules at all due to limited space.]

When/how do I register for a module?

You may submit and rank your module preferences through the online RC Module/Class Appeals System (not CORS bidding).

System opens: 8 August 2018, Wednesday, 10:00AM
System closes: 17 August 2018, Friday, 11:59PM.

When/how will I be notified of the allocation outcome?

You will be notified via email. Results will be released on a rolling basis from 13 August 2018 onwards, and the module will be pre-allocated to you in CORS.

How is the module counted towards graduation?

For students admitted in AY2014/15 and before, modules with the GEM or UTC prefix may fulfil General Education requirements; modules with the GEM prefix come from Group A or B as indicated by their module code (refer to Q17 HERE) while modules with the UTC prefix belong to both Group A and B. Modules with the UTS prefix may fulfil the Singapore Studies requirement.

For students admitted in AY2015/16 and after, modules may be used to seek exemption from one of the General Education pillars. You may apply for the exemption through your module host College towards the end of the semester.

Otherwise, the module can count as an Unrestricted Elective.

*Not applicable to students from Law, Medicine, Dentistry and Yale-NUS College. Please contact your own Faculty/School for advice.

How is the module graded? Can I exercise the S/U option on the module?

Junior Seminars are graded on a Completed Satisfactorily / Completed Unsatisfactorily (CS/CU) basis. Senior Seminars are letter graded but eligible for the S/U option.

*Not applicable to students from Law, Medicine, Dentistry and Yale-NUS College. Please contact your own Faculty/School for advice.

Instructions on bidding for ES1103

Instructions for bidding for ES1103:
In Rounds 1 and 2, students can only place bids using their P account points for groups that are for their own faculty (please refer to the table below).
From Round 3A onwards, there will be no more restriction by faculty and they may bid for any group, which still has vacancies.
Groups Open only to students from these faculties in Rounds 1 and 2
‘A’ groups FASS
‘B’ groups Business
‘C’ groups SoC
‘D’ groups SDE
‘E’ groups FoE
‘S’ groups FoS
Note: For JMDP (CEG) and YLLSoM (Nursing students), please refer them to the “Modules available for lecture bidding” report (http://www.cors.nus.edu.sg/useful-info.html) to check which are the groups that they can place bids for in Round 1 and 2. 

Clarification on the use of CORS points in AY2018/2019

Further to the circular dated 17 July 2018, students may wish to note the following:

    • The bid points currently in use in CORS will become obsolete with the new module registration system in AY2019/2020.

 

    • While students are advised to utilise their points in CORS by the end of Semester 2 AY2018/2019, we recognise that students may still end up with some bid points at the end of that semester. These remaining bid points could come from the return of bid points from successful bids (if the bid points placed are higher than the lowest successful bid), as well as unsuccessful bids.

 

    • Because of this, the remaining bid points after the last run of CORS can be brought over to the new module registration system in AY2019/2020. These points may be used as a tie-breaker when there is a tie between students for a module vacancy.

 

    • The use of CORS points in the new module registration system is strictly for AY2019/2020 only, and is intended to help students transit smoothly from CORS to the new system.

 

More information on the new module registration system will be announced at a later date.

IMPORTANT! Notice on General Education Modules (GEM)

In AY2018/2019 Semester 1, students reading GEH, GET and GES/SS modules can only select a second module within the same pillar/same group from Round 2B, subject to availability of vacancies.

 

Students are strongly encouraged to select from the list of GEMs with available vacancies to secure a place and fulfill the University Level Requirements (ULR). To avoid disappointment, students are urged to select modules carefully – balancing between preference for a module and the probability of successful enrollment.

 

Adjustments may be made in Round 3 to ensure that the module quota is optimally utilised for all students.