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Old 29-09-2017, 09:49 AM   #16
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My plan: NUS Bachelor of Computing in Information Security, BComp (InfoSec).

Please advise how I can secure my dream place there. Thank you.
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Old 29-09-2017, 05:49 PM   #17
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My plan: NUS Bachelor of Computing in Information Security, BComp (InfoSec).

Please advise how I can secure my dream place there. Thank you.
Your GPA points?
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Old 29-09-2017, 05:57 PM   #18
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Your GPA points?
Sem 5 result pending but CGPA should be above 3.90/4.00. Thank you.
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Old 30-09-2017, 08:53 AM   #19
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Im going for computing courses but most likely the computer science route,not IS or Biz analytics. I think your GPAs are all above the igp. Im still waiting for my prelims results but the igp for computing is rising every year,nus needs straight As sia its like law n med alr. Btw when are you guys enlisting for ns?
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Old 30-09-2017, 11:54 AM   #20
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Already completed pre-enlistment medical screening, etc. NS should be second quarter 2018 after our final semester.

By which time, I hope to have a reserved place in NUS for BComp (InfoSec).

Dear Jada, do try to stay with computing for our future will be (digital) computer driven. It will be a beautiful unpolluted world; a world platformed upon IoT, AI, Quantum Communication, etc.

My interest is in Infocomm Security but I think Computer Science is cool too.
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Old 30-09-2017, 01:34 PM   #21
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Already completed pre-enlistment medical screening, etc. NS should be second quarter 2018 after our final semester.

By which time, I hope to have a reserved place in NUS for BComp (InfoSec).

Dear Jada, do try to stay with computing for our future will be (digital) computer driven. It will be a beautiful unpolluted world; a world platformed upon IoT, AI, Quantum Communication, etc.

My interest is in Infocomm Security but I think Computer Science is cool too.
My thoughts exactly. Hopefully we see each other in 3 years time HAHA
did u do computing related courses?
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Old 30-09-2017, 03:51 PM   #22
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My thoughts exactly. Hopefully we see each other in 3 years time HAHA
did u do computing related courses?
Yes. I will be graduating with a diploma that is intimately related to cybersecurity.

Next year, during NS, you may also wish to consider (and fight for) a vocation in SAF's newly formed Cybersecurity Command. If successful, your time spent will be contributory towards your computer science ambitions. It will help to ease you into the world of computer science.
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Old 30-09-2017, 05:03 PM   #23
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Yes. I will be graduating with a diploma that is intimately related to cybersecurity.

Next year, during NS, you may also wish to consider (and fight for) a vocation in SAF's newly formed Cybersecurity Command. If successful, your time spent will be contributory towards your computer science ambitions. It will help to ease you into the world of computer science.
Yeah i wanted to get into that too but i read that they choose you and not the other way round. Also, its supposed to be really selective like commando/diver cos u need relevant diploma/subject/won some competition. The only computing i did was in sec1 and 2 and its like really basic stuff-css,java,c lol.So i was wondering how does one fight for it?
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Old 30-09-2017, 06:15 PM   #24
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Yeah i wanted to get into that too but i read that they choose you and not the other way round. Also, its supposed to be really selective like commando/diver cos u need relevant diploma/subject/won some competition. The only computing i did was in sec1 and 2 and its like really basic stuff-css,java,c lol.So i was wondering how does one fight for it?
You are right about it being competitive. Should be. However, as they have only a few months head start, and as the number of NS recruits may not have produced too many right candidates, I am hoping that by early 2018, they are yet to fulfill their quota.

btw ... please do not belittle your css, java and c. Brush them up because year 1 sem 1 at NUS, they will be handy. Look up their CS1010 module and you will see what I mean.
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Old 30-09-2017, 09:43 PM   #25
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You are right about it being competitive. Should be. However, as they have only a few months head start, and as the number of NS recruits may not have produced too many right candidates, I am hoping that by early 2018, they are yet to fulfill their quota.

btw ... please do not belittle your css, java and c. Brush them up because year 1 sem 1 at NUS, they will be handy. Look up their CS1010 module and you will see what I mean.
Once you're done with your course would u mind passing me your textbooks,notes etc? Figured i might as well learn a bit,no matter how little
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Old 30-09-2017, 11:39 PM   #26
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Once you're done with your course would u mind passing me your textbooks,notes etc? Figured i might as well learn a bit,no matter how little
Dear Jada, you may have a problem believing this: Myself and most (if not all) of my classmates did not buy nor own any textbook throughout our polytechnic journey. This is because our poly diploma programme delivery / pedagogy employs the Problem Based Learning (PBL) methodology. This mode of education delivery is completely computer based. Entirely paperless. As such, the laptop (with its unique PBL software) is our one and only essential learning tool for the last 5 semesters. Now I am doing my compulsory industry internship.

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Old 30-09-2017, 11:50 PM   #27
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Dear Jada, you may have a problem believing this: Myself and most (if not all) of my classmates did not buy nor own any textbook throughout our polytechnic journey. This is because our poly diploma programme delivery / pedagogy employs the Problem Based Learning (PBL) methodology. This mode of education delivery is completely computer based. Entirely paperless. As such, the laptop (with its unique PBL software) is our one and only essential learning tool for the last 5 semesters. Now I am doing my compulsory industry internship.

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However I believe there are soft-copy notes.
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Dear Jada, you may have a problem believing this: Myself and most (if not all) of my classmates did not buy nor own any textbook throughout our polytechnic journey. This is because our poly diploma programme delivery / pedagogy employs the Problem Based Learning (PBL) methodology. This mode of education delivery is completely computer based. Entirely paperless. As such, the laptop (with its unique PBL software) is our one and only essential learning tool for the last 5 semesters. Now I am doing my compulsory industry internship.

Thank you.
Wow that sounds kinda cool i tot only finland had this. Meanwhile im stuck with dozens of notes that i wont remember or use after 2 months lol. Also, most of us made it through without having to use a laptop even for project work except during presentation. So whats your internship about?
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:38 AM   #29
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Wow that sounds kinda cool i tot only finland had this. Meanwhile im stuck with dozens of notes that i wont remember or use after 2 months lol. Also, most of us made it through without having to use a laptop even for project work except during presentation. So whats your internship about?
Good morning, dear Jada.

A laptop is compulsory in my poly. For those who have difficulties, the poly has a funding scheme to ensure that everybody is thus equipped.

My internship is with a government organisation and owing to confidentiality consideration (of which I am legally bound), please excuse me.

As for PBL, not sure if it was started in Finland but the methodology is fantastic. PBL not only delivers basic facts but does so through a process that challenges and provokes. As a result, it inculcates in the learners critical life skills such as problem analyss, solution sourcing (identification / selection), team work and leadership, and most important of all effective presentation skills. PBL produces confident individuals that are battle-ready to face future challenges of our ever changing digital world. Do google PBL for more. The day is near when all institutions of learning will have difficulties avoiding PBL. When my poly was established, (I think) MOE used it as a 'testbed' for PBL; an experiment and even now there are frequent visits by pedagogic researchers running around our campus. Observing and interviewing happy students.

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Old 02-10-2017, 05:56 PM   #30
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NTU year 1 but gonna tell you guys some of my experiences in application.

I have a poly GPA of 3.64 and applied for NTU econs in 2014, IGP was 3.63 the year before. I didnt get in and got offered into sports sci instead which was around 3.4x/3.5x at that time. If your GPA is around last year's 10th percentile, it is still highly unlikely you get in. Apply for courses which you have a solid chance of getting in,say at least 30th percentile.

I tried for NUS FASS too and previous year IGP was 3.68. 0.4 higher than mine. Needless to say, I didnt get in despite other achievements.

I applied for NTU Linguistics and the 10th percentile at that point of time was 3.5x with 3.7x as the 90th percentile. I got in pretty easily despite an interview.


A piece of advice from me, if you are just an above average poly student but not top tier e.g GPA3.5-3-7.5 go for NTU. higher chance of getting in.

if you are between 3.7-3.8 for SMU.

NUS is the hardest to geti n as a poly grad, you need a solid 3.8 and above to get in.

For guys, please do not delay your application thinking that you can afford to choose during NS. The poly grade inflation is probably going to continue. now it may be 3.5 for a course but 2/3 years later it might become 3.7 for 10th percentile to get in.That was what happened to NUS during my time
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