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Old 20-06-2017, 12:06 AM   #61
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u can take the algorithm focus area, if u are good..

MA mods are ****, i nv gotten any above B-

ST mods i duno wat gotten into them to have CS students take 2131/2132, heng i only need 2334
The CS peeps I know are taking ST2334 though.
And I think only CS primary majors can opt for specializations under the 10 key focus areas. CS second majors do not need to take much level 3 mods, and zero level 4 mods unless we want to; so we don't have the options for focus areas.
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:31 AM   #62
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Do you think the cut off for this course will increase over the years? Since data science is getting increasingly popular.

And how is the gender and nationality ratio in this course just curious! Do you all take common modules with other fos courses?
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Old 08-07-2017, 09:32 PM   #63
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Do you think the cut off for this course will increase over the years? Since data science is getting increasingly popular.

And how is the gender and nationality ratio in this course just curious! Do you all take common modules with other fos courses?
I think the cutoff will increase since big data is getting increasingly important with regards to handling/storing them and not throwing them away (i.e. data wastage).
Yes, we have to clear Faculty Requirements by taking SP1541 as well as another 3 modules (of which 2 will usually be fulfilled by your major itself) so usually you just need to clear one more (i.e. SP1541 + ________).
Most of our modules overlap with Statistics majors so we'll have a lot of common modules with them only.
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Old 10-07-2017, 01:26 PM   #64
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Hello, I'm a senior in high school, and I'm still confused about the majors in uni. I am actually interested in statistics, but data science also seems interesting. Can anyone tell me the major difference between data science and computer science, and data science and statistics? Thank you.
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Hello, I'm a senior in high school, and I'm still confused about the majors in uni. I am actually interested in statistics, but data science also seems interesting. Can anyone tell me the major difference between data science and computer science, and data science and statistics? Thank you.
data sci is stats + computing.
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Old 18-07-2017, 01:00 PM   #66
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Software engineering will last longer than the data science fad.
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Old 23-07-2017, 12:21 AM   #67
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How is data science different from business analytics?
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Old 23-07-2017, 05:10 PM   #68
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Do you think the cut off for this course will increase over the years? Since data science is getting increasingly popular.
i guess it will stay at around this cut off.

And how is the gender and nationality ratio in this course just curious! Do you all take common modules with other fos courses?

As data science is heavy on statistics and computing, we do share many common modules with stats (and cs majors).

Hello, I'm a senior in high school, and I'm still confused about the majors in uni. I am actually interested in statistics, but data science also seems interesting. Can anyone tell me the major difference between data science and computer science, and data science and statistics? Thank you.
as mentioned, data sci = stats + com sci. but i'd say it leans more towards stats as it form the fundamentals of data science.

How is data science different from business analytics?
business analytics is geared more towards the business side. as such, you'd learn more about business - marketing, business management, operations/business research and decision making.

data science and analytics, on the other hand, focuses more on stats and computing such as machine learning, networks, time series analysis, statistical analysis of data, data processing, data mining and so on.

overall, i would say business analytics is a more focused subset of dsa in the field of business.

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Old 23-07-2017, 06:41 PM   #69
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Wah gg sia 50% prc.. guess I am sticking to business analytics with better nationality ratio lol
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Wah gg sia 50% prc.. guess I am sticking to business analytics with better nationality ratio lol

i rather get second upper in a course thats more rigorous than a first class in a course that's neither here nor there.
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i rather get second upper in a course thats more rigorous than a first class in a course that's neither here nor there.
Mind elaborating more? Isit because there is a mixture of too many modules from different faculties in biz analytics so it is not very specialised? I have always thought that the biz analytics course gonna have better prospects than data analytics.
And which course are you from?
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Old 23-07-2017, 09:19 PM   #72
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Mind elaborating more? Isit because there is a mixture of too many modules from different faculties in biz analytics so it is not very specialised? I have always thought that the biz analytics course gonna have better prospects than data analytics.
And which course are you from?
yes. too mixed. personally, i dont think biz modules add much value, but my view could be influenced by my course of study and the nature of my work. i was from stats + econs and my work now is predominately in the field of data sci.

i have also worked with 2 interns from biz analytics, but found their ability to write efficient code is not their strong suit... i was expecting them to write much more efficiently than me given they have taken more CS mods than me... but that wasn't the case...

anyway, that's jus my view nia. heard from my intern that those in the BA course that jus graduated didnt have alot of difficulties securing a job.
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Old 25-07-2017, 12:03 PM   #73
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yes. too mixed. personally, i dont think biz modules add much value, but my view could be influenced by my course of study and the nature of my work. i was from stats + econs and my work now is predominately in the field of data sci.

i have also worked with 2 interns from biz analytics, but found their ability to write efficient code is not their strong suit... i was expecting them to write much more efficiently than me given they have taken more CS mods than me... but that wasn't the case...

anyway, that's jus my view nia. heard from my intern that those in the BA course that jus graduated didnt have alot of difficulties securing a job.
Do you have any info where do the newly graduated BA students end up in? As business analysts or data scientists? And their starting pay?
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Old 25-07-2017, 05:15 PM   #74
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@Darkzi0n why didn't you be an actuary? Is it true that there's a qualifying test every year?


Also, does that mean DS is better than BA?
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Do you have any info where do the newly graduated BA students end up in? As business analysts or data scientists? And their starting pay?
No idea. Nvr ask. But probably jus average pay for a typical student. When u hear ppl say data scientIst/analyst are in high demand, they mean ppl with experience.

@Darkzi0n why didn't you be an actuary? Is it true that there's a qualifying test every year?
Also, does that mean DS is better than BA?
Too hard to enter cos Of the industry is too small. May sound like sour grape but I do believe wat I'm doing now is much more interesting
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