General Academic Information

The Modular System

Modular & Credit-Based Academic System

Our courses follow a modular and credit-based academic system. Each course is a combination of different study units called modules. These modules cover various subject areas relevant to the course and are classified as follows:

Core Modules Prescribed Electives Complementary Electives

These modules give you a firm foundation in your main discipline of  studies.

You must pass all relevant core modules to graduate.


You are required to choose from clusters of recommended modules, where available.

These help you to develop specific focus and fields of specialisation.


You are exposed to areas outside your main discipline of studies, where available.

You may register for modules that match your interests.


With our holistic course offerings, you can enjoy the flexibility of studying at a suitable pace while pursuing new interests.