H3 Programme (Coursework)


The 'A' Level curriculum was revamped by the Ministry of Education (MOE) in 2006 to better prepare students for the increasingly competitive and globalised world of today. The H3 programme was introduced to allow exceptional students to pursue a subject at a higher level which they have the passion and aptitude for. Subjects at the H3 level allow for a greater range of learning and research work.

One key feature of the NUS H3 programme is that these NUS H3 modules are taught by NUS lecturers. In addition, these are regular NUS modules which are also being offered to our own undergraduates.

The maximum number of H3 subjects allowed for each student is two.

Students who meet the minimum grade requirements will be granted advanced placement credits (APCs) if they are admitted into NUS to pursue an undergraduate course subsequently:

Institution that offers the H3 subject Minimum grade required Advanced Placement Credits (APC)
NUS Pass Credits and Grade*
NTU, SMU or A*STAR Pass Credits
Note: NUS reserves the right to review the APC framework from time to time.

*This is the original letter grade as awarded by NUS, which may be converted to a Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory (S/U) grade during the University's official S/U declaration exercise period and subjected to Home Faculty's rules on S/U Option. For more information on S/U Option, please refer here.


Below is the module offered by the Faculty of Science, AY2018/2019 Semester 2 (Starting from 14 Jan 2019):
Module Code  Module Title  Lecture Days  Lecture Time Slots  Examination Date & Time
 PC1144 Introduction to Modern Physics Tuesday & Friday  1600-1800 hours  2 May 2019 (Thursday), 9am

Important Notes:

  1. Students will be assigned their tutorial and practical time slots by their lecturers during the 1st week of lectures.
  2. Students must attend all lectures, tutorial and practical sessions as well as take part in all continual assessments and Final Examinations. Even if students have intense CCA activities, they are still required to make time for the tutorial and practical sessions at their allocated time slots.
  3. Even or odd weeks refer to the instructional weeks and not calendar weeks. For example, Week 1 (the week of 14 Jan 2019) and Week 3 (the week of 28 Jan 2019) are referred to as odd weeks while Week 2 (the week of 21 Jan 2019) and Week 4 (the week of 4 Feb 2019) are even weeks and so on and so forth. For an overview of the NUS academic calendar on the instructional weeks starting from Jan 2019, please browse our Registrar’s Office website at the link below: http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/info/calendar/AY2018-2019.pdf