Policy on Auditing Subjects

Extracted from SUTD Office of Education, Minimum and Maximum Academic Workload Per Term and Auditing Subjects (ED-CDP-023-01), on 27 October 2016.

4. Auditing Subjects

4.1. Auditing a subject allows the student to attend class without earning a letter grade or credits. As such, audit subjects do not fulfill degree or minor requirements but are typically taken out of interest or self-enrichment.

4.2. A student may audit a subject from Term 4 onwards.

4.3. The student can only audit one subject per academic year.

4.4. The student must have a CGPA of 3.5 and above to audit an undergraduate subject. Only students with CGPA of 4.5 and above are allowed to audit graduate subjects.

4.5. Students intending to audit will have to seek approval from their academic mentors. In addition, students must obtain permission from the Faculty in charge of teaching the subject. The Faculty has the final say on whether to grant permission (or not) to audit requests and at the end of the term, the Faculty will decide if the student has participated sufficiently for the audit grade.

4.6. Thus, students are required to clarify the class expectations or requirements for a successful audit directly with the Faculty-in-charge before registration.

4.7. After receiving the necessary approvals and information, students can then approach the OSA to register for the audit subject.

4.8. The subject will appear on the academic transcript with the non-letter grade “AU” upon successful audit.