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Old 17-10-2017, 08:43 PM   #61
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Hi, I'm a NSF returning to NTU in 2018. Just curious, when will NTU prompt/send out e-mails confirming if we are joining them next year. Seems like the other unis (SMU/NUS) have already started.
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Old 18-10-2017, 12:05 AM   #62
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Old 18-10-2017, 07:28 AM   #63
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Hi, I'm a NSF returning to NTU in 2018. Just curious, when will NTU prompt/send out e-mails confirming if we are joining them next year. Seems like the other unis (SMU/NUS) have already started.
I thought the next matriculation season is circa August 2018, so what's the excitement about?

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Old 18-10-2017, 08:46 AM   #64
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Hi, I'm a NSF returning to NTU in 2018. Just curious, when will NTU prompt/send out e-mails confirming if we are joining them next year. Seems like the other unis (SMU/NUS) have already started.
year 1 ntu here. ntu only cfmed with me around mar-may
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Old 19-10-2017, 06:44 AM   #65
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year 1 ntu here. ntu only cfmed with me around mar-may
Hi Ji Young, is it advisable (or compulsory) to stay in ntu hostel ? What's you view please. Thanks.

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Old 19-10-2017, 03:48 PM   #66
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I am staying in ntu hall and I dont rly socialise with my hall mates. My routine is lecture > hall and mug. repeat. Some of my nus friends who dont stay in hall are wasting more than 2 hrs per day to travel. That is actually a significant amount of time wasted. Moreoever by the time u get home, u will be too tired to study after dinner and shower.if u got the money, just pay to win.However, there are a lot of distractions in hall too esp ppl playing mahjong overnight etc
Thanks for your advice. I am staying in the west and have done test trips to both NUS and NTU computer schools to gauge time / traffic condition etc. You are absolutely right. Even from Jurong area, it still takes about 40 minutes one way to get to the nearer NUS. If we factor in the morning rush hour crowds at the various interchanges, the trip could be stressful. So I will take your advice and try to get into one of those programmes they have over at UTown.
As for hostel fees, like all my other education funding, I will need to place myself at the mercy of scholarship / bursary administrators again to move forward.
I too have almost 24/7 mahjong distractions at home, but my cheap imitation Beats Bluetooth headphone and non-stop Mantovani help to block out most noise. Thank you. May you be well and happy, Ji Young.

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Old 19-10-2017, 07:36 PM   #67
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Thanks for your advice. I am staying in the west and have done test trips to both NUS and NTU computer schools to gauge time / traffic condition etc. You are absolutely right. Even from Jurong area, it still takes about 40 minutes one way to get to the nearer NUS. If we factor in the morning rush hour crowds at the various interchanges, the trip could be stressful. So I will take your advice and try to get into one of those programmes they have over at UTown.
As for hostel fees, like all my other education funding, I will need to place myself at the mercy of scholarship / bursary administrators again to move forward.
I too have almost 24/7 mahjong distractions at home, but my cheap imitation Beats Bluetooth headphone and non-stop Mantovani help to block out most noise. Thank you. May you be well and happy, Ji Young.

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I am using bursary to cover for my hall fees. If you want to be the top student, u rly gotta stay in hall. That 1 hour fro and back can waste a lot of ur study time
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Old 19-10-2017, 08:35 PM   #68
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I thought the next matriculation season is circa August 2018, so what's the excitement about?

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small things like this will help ease the journey in NS. You'll get what I mean real soon if you're a guy. Besides, I was just curious as stated.
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Old 19-10-2017, 08:37 PM   #69
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year 1 ntu here. ntu only cfmed with me around mar-may
Thanks for replying, cheers! Btw were you a returning NSMEN with placing reserved a year before matriculation?
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Old 19-10-2017, 10:30 PM   #70
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small things like this will help ease the journey in NS. You'll get what I mean real soon if you're a guy. Besides, I was just curious as stated.
Yup. Had my medical screening this March. After that it's quiet. No picture no sound. Maybe they have forgotten about me; or maybe they are now planning to abolish NS and my cohorts from poly will be the first beneficiaries. Hurray !!

But its true that I haven't heard from Mindef since March. Sweden cancelled their NS in 2010; maybe Singapore will do likewise in 2017.

"Hope is the reason behind those long queues you see at Singapore Pools outlets."

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Yup. Had my medical screening this March. After that it's quiet. No picture no sound. Maybe they have forgotten about me; or maybe they are now planning to abolish NS and my cohorts from poly will be the first beneficiaries. Hurray !!

But its true that I haven't heard from Mindef since March. Sweden cancelled their NS in 2010; maybe Singapore will do likewise in 2017.

"Hope is the reason behind those long queues you see at Singapore Pools outlets."

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2017 is ending in a few months time, and neither NS will be abolished.

And no matter how long you are being 'forgotten', they will still call you. It's only a matter of time.
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Old 19-10-2017, 11:38 PM   #72
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Yup. Had my medical screening this March. After that it's quiet. No picture no sound. Maybe they have forgotten about me; or maybe they are now planning to abolish NS and my cohorts from poly will be the first beneficiaries. Hurray !!

But its true that I haven't heard from Mindef since March. Sweden cancelled their NS in 2010; maybe Singapore will do likewise in 2017.

"Hope is the reason behind those long queues you see at Singapore Pools outlets."

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NS "forgetting" about you might end up in late enlistment & late ORD & late matriculation.

So if it comes the time and your cohort mates enlist but you havent, maybe start panicking instead of rejoicing.
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NS "forgetting" about you might end up in late enlistment & late ORD & late matriculation.

So if it comes the time and your cohort mates enlist but you havent, maybe start panicking instead of rejoicing.
Ooooops !!! A classic case of my poor attempt at joking again. Now, as you wisely (knowledgeably?) pointed out, the joke could be on me. Yucks !

A NS delay will derail my uni plan ... everything. A disaster indeed.

OK. Will find a way (via 'Contact@ns.sg') to gently provoke cmpb to check me up in their database. Their well oiled admin system mandates action thus triggered. Thank you, Yuxdzx.

A "Good Morning" to you too, dear Ottoke.

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Old 20-10-2017, 11:19 AM   #74
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Thanks for replying, cheers! Btw were you a returning NSMEN with placing reserved a year before matriculation?
yes I was,no nneed to worry, they will not forget about u
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This post is over 5 years old, I have read it a couple of times.
By Mr. Davidktw. 23/03/2012.
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Both NTU and NUS Computing is Good if you are a good student. I don't believe in any local university offer particularly better courses. I graduated from NUS SOC and is a Senior Consultant in a local IT firm on web applications and security deployments. I also full time *nix user from Linux to Mac to Hp UX to Solaris. I don't believe NUS Computer Engineering students are any better or worse, but I do agree their courses are designed to gear towards a different sector in computing such as embedding systems and silicon design from Intel, AMD etc and semiconductors fabrication. But nothing is stopping them from taking more SoC 3rd/$th year modules. Same goes for SoC, you can also opt for engineer modules like I took a year 1 module from mechanical engineer and it still benefit me today even though my work doesn't rely on it. I do Arduino programming and also Solidworks design for my friend.

So don't be mistaken that anyone tell you that it is better in any local university. That's my opinion. How much you can benefit from the lectures and tutorial is up to your own initiative. If you are passionate about Computing, then you will be interested to learn more even without lecturers and tutors. The courses merely scratches the surface on the relevant discipline, your work is to do your own research and be passionate about what you want to achieve in the near future. Find something you are good in and improve on that aspect. Google is your good friend, relevant forums is your playground, and tertiary university is your incubator.

With 3/4 years there, learn what is taught and venture on your own to go in-depth. Get yourself those internship available to get a taste of the industry standard. These are not taught in universities and only through training on the job.

If you want to set a good impression in among your future boss, show that you can be independent and doesn't need spoon feeding. They won't assume you know everything, but they will assume you know what is taught in your university. Get to know some of your seniors and communicate with them as and when possible to have them give you glimpse into what they encounter outside before you do. It will give you good gauge on what to expect in the near future.

Everyday the industry expectation is changing, today is Java, tomorrow is Ruby, Python and other emerging languages and technologies. Technology is going real fast, so if you are not street smart enough, you are no better than others around you, then what is your advantages to get employed when going for interviews.

These are my 2 cents worth for your consideration. Absorb at your disposal.
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