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Old 14-03-2010, 04:40 PM   #16
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I thought digipen already has a campus in singapore?
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Old 14-03-2010, 04:48 PM   #17
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I thought digipen already has a campus in singapore?
yep, that's why the local students currently in the digipen singapore campus is confused over the offering by SIT!
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Old 16-03-2010, 07:40 AM   #18
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Has anyone applied? or planned to visit the open house this weekend?
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Old 17-03-2010, 04:43 AM   #19
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SIT offer digipen BS in Real-Time for 2years. Digipen (Singapore Campus/Redmond Campus) is offering for 4years

Well, there's currently a hot debate within the Digipen students on the quality of the course offer by SIT. Likewise, if you study 4years at Redmond or Singapore, the fee excluding other expenses can amount to over 80k.

The entry requirement for the 4years course is based mainly on your personal statement (american style). But I'm not sure whether it applies to the 2years offer by SIT. But I believe SIT will gauge by your GPA unlike the one from digipen directly. My poly gpa was only 2.1 but I got in through base on my personal statement and 2 recommendation letters from the school and employer

I apply for digipen last year but gave up due to high course fee. Although it is a challenging course, but many find it too niche since it is a specialize degree.
Think alot of of things are not fixed yet. Nevertheless, no matter what decision is made by SIT, on digipen part, think it will try to stick to its ways. i.e. no letting up of requirements.

Think how they could get it done in 2 years for those doing via SIT (when normal is 4 years) is by packing in more in lesser time (don't forget also that most poly grads usually get some form of exemption also (perhaps a year off), so the real difference isn't that big a gap... can pack and spread the remaining 1 year shortfall over the course of two years).

So, those who think it'll be easier to get in (assuming SIT make it an easier entry) and thus, it'll be a walk in the park for the 2 years should be in for a very big surprise...

They should be cramping in more and at a much faster pace than normal... cause think they are still require to complete the same amount of credits if want a digipen education. So, if don't have a solid foundation go in, good luck trying to make it in there (intense study).

Since students doing the course via SIT route would be entitled to subsidy like all the recognise public tertiary institutions, those who are previously put off by the high fees (cause no official subsidy) now have a chance to do it at much cheaper cost....

Think that's the purpose of this SIT thingy. Its to allow student access to premium overseas education locally, and at local cost.

No doubt digipen education is specialised (i.e. game focused), but think because the study is more intense, its graduate should find themselves will more options beyond the gaming field also (solid foundation, and alot of core skills set are transferable).

The way its goes, think the official intention is to make this the hub for gaming in the region. Thus, the influx of game companies over the years, then the school coming in, and the rest of the local schools offering some form of gaming education. If all go smoothly, next time, a specialised game education should be the foremost requirement for entry into the industry once the foundation is firmly set.

(The SIT thing is only exclusively for poly grad (at least for the moment it seems). All others with non poly background would have a hard time trying to get in.)
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Old 17-03-2010, 09:24 AM   #20
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anyone know if the enginerring degree can be register under PROFESSIONAL ENGINEERS ACT??
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Old 17-03-2010, 12:24 PM   #21
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SIT-ting on six campuses

by Jeremy Koh
05:55 AM Mar 16, 2010

SINGAPORE - The upcoming Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT) will have a total of six campuses across the island by 2014 - five located within local polytechnics, and a headquarters at a yet-to-be identified location.

A master agreement was signed yesterday between the five polytechnics and SIT, which has been touted as a more convenient and cheaper pathway for polytechnic graduates seeking a university degree.

Students will be able to get their degrees in just two years, and the school fees of about $9,000 a year are much lower than if they were to head overseas. The first intake of 500 students will take place this year.

Aside from infrastructure, the polytechnics will provide teaching resources and other necessary facilities.

SIT president, Professor Tan Chin Tiong, said: "I would say they are world class so there's no reason not to leverage on what they already have."

So far, five overseas varsities have agreed to offer their degree programmes through the SIT. They are the Technical University of Munich, DigiPen Institute of Technology, Newcastle University, University of Nevada and the Culinary Institute of America. The long-term plan is to link up with up to 15 overseas varsities.

Eventually, about half of the faculty will come from the overseas varsities. SIT and the polytechnics will also identify polytechnic staff who have the potential to teach at SIT as Adjunct Lecturers.

Principal of Singapore Polytechnic Tan Hang Cheong said: "The majority of polytechnic lecturers have at least a post-graduate degree, so it's wrong to think they are all basic degree holders. That was in the past."

SIT's first eight degree programmes will be rolled out in August. Some eight companies have signed on to provide 50 scholarship places.
S’pore’s 5th university to have 6 campuses



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THE Singapore Institute of Technology (SIT), which will open in August, will have five campuses located in Singapore’s five polytechnics. It will also have a separate campus in another location.

This “distributed campus system” will be ready in 2014, and will be a first for a university here.

Set up to help polytechnic diploma holders upgrade their qualifications to a degree, Singapore’s fifth university will offer eight degree programmes from five renowned universities.

Students will attend most of their classes at one polytechnic campus, but will have to travel to the standalone campus to take modules that are compulsory for all students. These include courses in communication skills, leadership development and entrepreneurship, said SIT’s president, Professor Tan Chin Tiong, yesterday.

He said that the “distributed campus model allows SIT to leverage on available infrastructure”, even though a separate SIT campus will be built within each polytechnic campus.

For instance, undergraduates can share a polytechnic’s facilities, such as laboratories and swimming pools.

It is unlikely that students will have to travel to more than one campus in a day, said an SIT spokesman. In the meantime, they will use the polytechnics’ facilities. SIT faculty members will initially comprise teaching staff from the five universities: Technische Universitat Munchen (Munich Technical University), Newcastle University, the Digipen Institute of Technology, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the Culinary Institute of America.

SIT will develop and hire its own academic staff to make up half of its total faculty strength eventually. It will also work with the polytechnics to identify polytechnic faculty with the potential to teach at SIT as adjunct lecturers, said Prof Tan.

“They will then be given the opportunity for further training and upgrading, and possibly take up their PhDs if they haven’t already, to prepare themselves for the role,” he said.

Singaporeans and permanent residents will have their fees subsidised by the Education Ministry, and will typically pay about $9,000 each year for its two-year programmes, after subsidies.

SIT has also secured 50 scholarships for top polytechnic graduates from companies such as Sembcorp Marine and Apex-Pal, which are in sectors related to the speciality programmes offered at the university.

Mr Timothy Tham, 21, who holds a diploma in games development and will complete his national service in October, intends to enrol in Digipen Institute of Technology’s bachelor of science in real-time interactive simulation programme.

He said: “I’ve been accepted into the National University of Singapore, but I prefer DigiPen as it is more recognised, especially for my field.”
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Old 17-03-2010, 01:55 PM   #22
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SIT offer digipen BS in Real-Time for 2years. Digipen (Singapore Campus/Redmond Campus) is offering for 4years

Well, there's currently a hot debate within the Digipen students on the quality of the course offer by SIT. Likewise, if you study 4years at Redmond or Singapore, the fee excluding other expenses can amount to over 80k.

The entry requirement for the 4years course is based mainly on your personal statement (american style). But I'm not sure whether it applies to the 2years offer by SIT. But I believe SIT will gauge by your GPA unlike the one from digipen directly. My poly gpa was only 2.1 but I got in through base on my personal statement and 2 recommendation letters from the school and employer

I apply for digipen last year but gave up due to high course fee. Although it is a challenging course, but many find it too niche since it is a specialize degree.
Is the course very hard to cope? This course is more theory based or practical? Because I don't really like memorising theory. Can explain more about the course

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Old 17-03-2010, 04:25 PM   #23
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SIT is NOT Sg fifth university at all


sutd IS if u consider unisim as the 4th one!
I tot the 4th uni is the one coming up @ Changi area?
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Old 17-03-2010, 06:29 PM   #24
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wow so ultimately got 5 public uni in sg???
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Old 18-03-2010, 03:42 AM   #25
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is the sit degree recognize in singapore ? some say is just a private uni which is as good as sim but is pay half by gov only.
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Old 18-03-2010, 07:17 AM   #26
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is the sit degree recognize in singapore ? some say is just a private uni which is as good as sim but is pay half by gov only.
i reckon it is just another SIM global degree. No difference, it is still distance learning except it come with lower fees.
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Old 18-03-2010, 08:11 AM   #27
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i reckon it is just another SIM global degree. No difference, it is still distance learning except it come with lower fees.
Think the concept/approach is not the same. Instead of starting from scratch (like in the past), the way for this uni to come up fast is to create the empty shell, then plug in each faculty with the best from around the world... instant (renowned/established) faculty.

Thus, the faculties in this uni would already be established and renowned in their own field... i.e. external recognition probably shouldn't be a problem, as they already have their own place in the world. Think internal recognition shouldn't be much of a problem too, since they are here because of official invitation (if the gov don't recognise them, why bother invite them).

Also, at the looks of the current structure, don't think its distant learning (dunno about the other schools, but at least not all). Take digipen itself, its has its own schools and teaching staffs, same course and syllabus as US, but local transfer of knowledge.
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Think the concept/approach is not the same. Instead of starting from scratch (like in the past), the way for this uni to come up fast is to create the empty shell, then plug in each faculty with the best from around the world... instant (renowned/established) faculty.

Thus, the faculties in this uni would already be established and renowned in their own field... i.e. external recognition probably shouldn't be a problem, as they already have their own place in the world. Think internal recognition shouldn't be much of a problem too, since they are here because of official invitation (if the gov don't recognise them, why bother invite them).

Also, at the looks of the current structure, don't think its distant learning (dunno about the other schools, but at least not all). Take digipen itself, its has its own schools and teaching staffs, same course and syllabus as US, but local transfer of knowledge.
unless the 5th uni can give out their own degree, it's just a place for dl studies, nothing wrong with that but to call it the 5th uni abit
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Think the concept/approach is not the same. Instead of starting from scratch (like in the past), the way for this uni to come up fast is to create the empty shell, then plug in each faculty with the best from around the world... instant (renowned/established) faculty.

Thus, the faculties in this uni would already be established and renowned in their own field... i.e. external recognition probably shouldn't be a problem, as they already have their own place in the world. Think internal recognition shouldn't be much of a problem too, since they are here because of official invitation (if the gov don't recognise them, why bother invite them).

Also, at the looks of the current structure, don't think its distant learning (dunno about the other schools, but at least not all). Take digipen itself, its has its own schools and teaching staffs, same course and syllabus as US, but local transfer of knowledge.
Local transfer of knowledge, staff, factilities, etc but not local certs, so still DL.
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SIT Board of Trustees

Board of Trustees look as good as NUS, NTU and SMU.
Not the SIM/MDIS type.
It is a public University and not DL type. Newspapers all say 5th Uni. If Gov not agree, newspapers would not dared to write 5th Uni!


http://www.singaporetech.edu.sg/?p=8

Our Board of Trustees
Chairman
Mr Ng Yat Chung 伍逸松
Senior Managing Director, Portfolio Management and Systems
Temasek Holdings

Deputy Chairman
Mr Loh Ngai Seng 卢毅成
Deputy Secretary (Policy)
Ministry of Education

Members
Dr Abdul Razakjr Bin Omar
Consultant Cardiologist and Clinical Director of Cardiac Electrophysiology & Pacing
National University Heart Centre

Dr Beh Swan Gin 马宣仁
Managing Director
Singapore Economic Development Board

Mr Jeremy Chan 曾台兴
Deputy President (Marketing & Total Aviation Support)
ST Aerospace Ltd

Professor Hang Chang Chieh 康长杰
Head, Division Of Engineering & Technology Management
National University of Singapore

Dr. Richard Charles Helfer
Chairman
RCH International Pte Ltd

Mr Allen Lew 刘永强
Chief Executive Officer Singapore
Singapore Telecommunications Ltd

Dr Lim Khiang Wee 林建伟
Executive Director
A*STAR Graduate Academy
Agency for Science, Technology and Research

Mr Pek Hak Bin 白学敏
Country President
BP Companies in Singapore

Mr Roy Quek 郭鸿盛
Deputy Secretary (Health Policy)
Ministry of Health

Mr Dilhan Pillay Sandrasegara
Managing Partner
Wong Partnership LLP

Mr Michael Yap 叶剑寿
Deputy Chief Executive Officer
Media Development Authority

Ms Mary Yeo 杨楚玉
Vice President, Supply Chain Operations (South Asia Pacific)
United Parcel Service Singapore Pte Ltd

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President, Singapore Institute of Technology 新加坡科技学院校长
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