20 April 2019
Under a new module allocation system implemented at the National University of Singapore, students will no longer bid for modules but instead will be allocated modules based on their needs and preferences.
Under the revised system, students will submit a list of up to 20 modules along with their preferred lecture and tutorial slots. They will be allocated modules based on their student’s faculty, declared major and minor, and year of study.
Professor Bernard Tan, NUS senior vice-provost (undergraduate education), said that the university is consulting students to gather feedback on the proposed new system, which is expected to be piloted in August.
Singapore Management University is the only other university using a module bidding system. Other local universities are already using the allocation method for students to register for classes. At Singapore University of Technology and Design for example, first-year students are assigned modules based on their cohort class groupings.
At Nanyang Technological University, students register for courses at the start of each semester through the Student Automated Registration System.