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Old 26-09-2011, 04:37 PM   #511
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Anyone here went to overseas uni using diploma?

Can share cos interested in taking the route.
yup, my friend went to edinburgh with a local diploma. her gpa was ard 3.0 and she got one year off. actually going to overseas uni with local diploma is easier than going to local uni, plus you will get exemptions cos overseas uni recognise poly modules. most cases you get one year off, some will give two years. or if you wanna go to america, you will get credits off.
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Old 27-09-2011, 08:57 AM   #512
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not edinburgh Uni is in Scotland, a yr off is would mean studying 3yrs for a degree since all Scottish are 4yrs unlike those at wales and England which is 3yrs.

States U certainly wouldn't get much off with good Uni.

yes it is easier than Local Uni, depending on which school U apply. Aussie has ~39 Uni, UK maybe ~100, USA over 2500 Uni and colleges.
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Old 27-09-2011, 10:53 PM   #513
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Seems that most poly grads tend to go Aussie uni. Any reason for that?
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Old 01-10-2011, 09:18 PM   #514
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Seems that most poly grads tend to go Aussie uni. Any reason for that?
1. Nearer to home

2. Generous exemption
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:33 PM   #515
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I've heard GPA 3.7+ from Business getting into NTU.
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Old 21-11-2011, 09:45 PM   #516
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there are couple of systems to get into the Uni, for poly students

1. Very good results, u enter Uni on the next intake after u grad from Poly. Straight As student.

2. You didnt do very well, you can opt to work for 3 years then u apply for the course in Uni.

The best is to give the admission office a call.
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Old 03-01-2012, 03:28 PM   #517
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Does anyone have scored 18pts in GCE "O" level?
Is so, what poly to enrol?
Pardon me for asking, what is GPA?
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:56 PM   #518
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Does anyone have scored 18pts in GCE "O" level?
Is so, what poly to enrol?
Pardon me for asking, what is GPA?

18pts abit too high for "O" levels, your only option now is Engineering...either Mechanical Engineering or Computer Engineering.

GPA is how they grade u in Poly/Uni level.
In secondary school, you take about 7 subjects ( English, Math, Sci, etc... )
and given a grade for each.

In Poly, it is the same thing. I'm not too sure about the point system but here's an example from SP :

Grading System | Singapore Polytechnic

You will be taking about +/- 40 subjects (in poly, we call them modules)

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I am taking Bioengineering now in SP and I'm aiming for NUS.
I am interested in taking Life Sciences(Biology) but according to the prerequisites, I can only take up Mechanical Engineering or Bioengineering.

Is it possible to apply to any course in Uni or must die die apply to related courses?
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Old 08-01-2012, 05:46 PM   #519
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18pts abit too high for "O" levels, your only option now is Engineering...either Mechanical Engineering or Computer Engineering.


Is it possible to apply to any course in Uni or must die die apply to related courses?
18 pts is for 5 subjects or 6 subjects??

u dont have to apply to related courses if u are applying for humanities/business courses, the only thing is u wont get any exemptions (which u probably will get if you have related diploma).

i am not sure about engineering/science courses but even if they do let you in with an unrelated diploma, u are going to be in for a tough time without the background knowledge
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:02 AM   #520
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18 pts is for 5 subjects or 6 subjects??

u dont have to apply to related courses if u are applying for humanities/business courses, the only thing is u wont get any exemptions (which u probably will get if you have related diploma).

i am not sure about engineering/science courses but even if they do let you in with an unrelated diploma, u are going to be in for a tough time without the background knowledge
Hi. There are many poly courses available. There should be one that suits you. In addition to engineering course, you can also look at same of Information Technology course.

Use the last year COP as a reference only. No one what is the COP for this year. SP has published its 2011COP and 2012 intake-size for various course at SP web site.
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Old 21-01-2012, 03:49 AM   #521
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My GPA is currently 3.15 and my O's is 18 pts. Now final sem at NYP Diploma in Info Tech. Any chances in any of the local U's ? I thinking of NTU's communication studies though...but many ppl say it's not as good as i think it is...
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Old 22-01-2012, 11:32 AM   #522
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My GPA is currently 3.15 and my O's is 18 pts. Now final sem at NYP Diploma in Info Tech. Any chances in any of the local U's ? I thinking of NTU's communication studies though...but many ppl say it's not as good as i think it is...
i heard its quite difficult to get into ntu comms studies. with your scores you might not be able to get in anyway but its worth a shot. just don't expect too much.
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Old 25-01-2012, 09:06 PM   #523
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18pts abit too high for "O" levels, your only option now is Engineering...either Mechanical Engineering or Computer Engineering.

GPA is how they grade u in Poly/Uni level.
In secondary school, you take about 7 subjects ( English, Math, Sci, etc... )
and given a grade for each.

In Poly, it is the same thing. I'm not too sure about the point system but here's an example from SP :

Grading System | Singapore Polytechnic

You will be taking about +/- 40 subjects (in poly, we call them modules)

==

I am taking Bioengineering now in SP and I'm aiming for NUS.
I am interested in taking Life Sciences(Biology) but according to the prerequisites, I can only take up Mechanical Engineering or Bioengineering.

Is it possible to apply to any course in Uni or must die die apply to related courses?
dun go life science. Have a friend in NUS life science now. she told me its a dying industry. singapore is pulling funds out of the area.
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Old 12-03-2012, 09:48 AM   #524
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One senior who graduated in 2010 got into NUS YLLSoM with 3.987 - he was really exceptional, not only academic-wise.

Another senior who graduated in 2011 got into NUS YLLSoM with 3.90-3.95 - was in FYP group that helped Dr Tan Eng Lee invent the world-class HFMD Detector.

In the same year of 2011, one of the students managed to get into NUS Pharmacy with 3.83. I'm not so sure about other achievements though.

Well, I'm a Year 2 going Year 3 from Diploma in Biomedical Sciences from SP. So it ain't impossible to get into Uni from a Local Poly. NUS is typically tougher to get in as they require students to enrol with GPA of at least 3.7, or 3.9 to keep it safe. As for NTU, they are more lenient and approximately 3.3 is sufficient - 3.6. to keep it safe.

Good luck fellow Polytechnic peeps!
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Old 10-09-2012, 03:22 PM   #525
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One senior who graduated in 2010 got into NUS YLLSoM with 3.987 - he was really exceptional, not only academic-wise.

Another senior who graduated in 2011 got into NUS YLLSoM with 3.90-3.95 - was in FYP group that helped Dr Tan Eng Lee invent the world-class HFMD Detector.

In the same year of 2011, one of the students managed to get into NUS Pharmacy with 3.83. I'm not so sure about other achievements though.

Well, I'm a Year 2 going Year 3 from Diploma in Biomedical Sciences from SP. So it ain't impossible to get into Uni from a Local Poly. NUS is typically tougher to get in as they require students to enrol with GPA of at least 3.7, or 3.9 to keep it safe. As for NTU, they are more lenient and approximately 3.3 is sufficient - 3.6. to keep it safe.

Good luck fellow Polytechnic peeps!
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