Course Transfer (Lateral Credit Transfer)
I. Lateral Credit transfer is only allowed for similar or equivalent courses of the two institutions, and the student must have obtained at least a Grade C (comparable with UCTS grading system).
II. Credit Transfer is allowed for all MPU subjects except Co-curriculum.
III. The credit of a course may be transferred based on the following conditions:
a) The course is of equivalent credit value or more, to the course in the new programme;
b) The content of the course must be equivalent/similar to 80% of the content of the course for which credit is to be transferred based on course to course comparison;
c) The course has similar learning outcomes;
d) The course must be from accredited programme;
e) The student must have obtained at least a grade C (50% and above) or equivalent in the courses (except for courses under Student Exchange/Mobility Programme);
f) If a student failed and was dismissed from the programme, but wish to continue his/her studies in another programme at the same level, the transfer of credit is not allowed (including MPU);
g) If a student discontinues his/her studies for specific reasons such as financial or health problems (non-academic reasons) and wishes to resume his/her studies in another programme at the same level, credit transfer may be considered and is subject to the terms of a credit transfer.
IV. If the student has withdrawn from previous institution, he/she should provide the official withdrawal letter from the institution.
Students may apply for course exemption based on the following conditions:
I. Course Exemption applies to students who have not taken any similar courses but considered already competent in the subject matter;
II. Course Exemption is not calculated in the GPA and the CGPA. Students must replace the exempted course(s) with other course(s) to fulfil the total number of credit hours required for graduation;
III. Courses added to replace the exempted courses must be of the same level. If the programme involved is a joint programme, the courses added can be from the programmes offered by either universities, or from programme collaborations. Extracurricular courses are also allowed.
(For further information, please refer to University Academic Rules & Regulations Handbook for Undergraduates [2nd Edition] or respective Heads of Programme)