Common Science Programme (R59)

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What You Will Learn

Intrigued by the science behind everything? Take time to investigate.

There is time to explore a little more before you settle on a specialisation from amongst SAS’s various disciplines. Through the Common Science Programme (CSP), you will gain a broad understanding of science-related topics. You will be equipped with essential knowledge and skills to prepare you for a career in applied science. The CSP, offered in the first semester of the first year, introduces you to a wealth of opportunities in the industry, helping you to discover your interest amongst our diplomas:




In the first semester, you will take the following modules:

From the second semester onwards, students will study the modules that are allocated to a specific diploma from the School of Applied Science.

GCE O-level

Aggregate Type Range of Net ELR2B2 for 2022 JAE Minimum Entry Requirements/Grade
ELR2B2-C  7 to 18

Subject

a) English Language/1 - 7
b) Mathematics (Elementary/Additional)/1 - 6
c) Any one of the following subjects/1 - 6
  • Biology
  • Biotechnology
  • Chemistry
  • Combined Science
  • Design & Technology
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Electronics / Fundamentals of Electronics
  • Physics / Engineering Science
  • Science (Chemistry, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Biology)
  • Science (Physics, Chemistry) / Physical Science 

Nitec/Higher Nitec

Minimum net GPA Relevant Qualifications
Nitec ≥ 3.5
  • NT39 Chemical Process Technology/ Chemical Process Technology (Biologics)/ Chemical Process Technology (Petrochemicals)/ Chemical Process Technology (Pharmaceuticals)/ Chemical Process Technology (Process Instrumentation)
  • NT58 Applied Food Science
Higher Nitec ≥ 2.0
  • IT58 Biotechnology/Biochemical Technology
  • IT59 Chemical Technology

GCE A-Level

Minimum Entry Requirements
  • Obtain an A-S grade for General Paper (English Medium),
  • Obtain an A-E grade for 2 other H2 subjects, AND
  • Must have taken GCE 'A' Level examinations whilst studying in a Junior College / Millennia Institute in Singapore
  • Please click here to view a list of module exemptions

Note:

For more details on admission using Singapore Cambridge GCE A-levels qualifications, please refer to our webpage at www.rp.edu.sg.

Note:

Admission to RP is based on academic merit and subjected to available vacancies of our diploma programmes. Meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee that applicants will be offered a placement in the diploma programme. These requirements are set in place to ensure fairness to all applicants.

Further Studies

Upon completion of the Common Science Programme, you will have a better understanding of all the diploma programmes available at SAS and be able to make an informed decision on a programme that best suits your interests.

Last updated on 27 Dec 2022

Important Dates

Joint Admissions Exercise
(JAE)

Application for Intake AY2023:
12 to 17 January 2023

Polytechnic Foundation Programme Admissions Exercise (PFPAE)

Application for Intake AY2023:
12 to 17 January 2023

Direct Admissions Exercise
(DAE)

Application for Intake AY2023:

  • O-levels & IP: 12 to 17 January 2023 and 21 to 28 February 2023
  • ITE: 20 March to 6 April 2023
  • IB & Working Adults: 12 to 17 January 2023 

Early Admissions Exercise
(EAE)

Application for Intake AY2024 will open in June 2023.