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Old 13-03-2016, 10:56 PM   #1
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Second degree

Made a rash descision after a levels to take a course that I was not interested in and spent 3 years of my life completing said course in a local uni. Graduated with a bachelor's and landed a job. Hated my job and decided to resign. Now I'm looking at taking up a second degree in a local uni and I'm wondering if I am eligible? I graduated in 2015 with my bachelor's and grades were passable but not stellar. Again, due to lack of interest. I really want to pursue something I'm interested in and make something of my life. I'm wondering if I apply now do I have a chance of getting in? My a level results were not very good. Anyone with similar experiences care to share as I'm really lost right now? thank you
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Old 13-03-2016, 11:21 PM   #2
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What did you previously studied? Business? Im just assuming or you were from poly who went to direct year 2. But I doubt it since if you were direct poly, you would have rethink on continuing that major right...
Instead of doing another round getting a bachelor,
that is
- 4 years of studying again if it was full time
- 32$K of money spent (in general)
Why not opt the option of getting a MBA or pursue a master related to your field.
You graduated in 2015 and today is just 2016. And you cant even stay at the job for a year! This kind of question is hard to get the right answers because the answers lies with you honestly.
Did you hated the boss? Did you hated the long hours? Did you hated the working environment? Or did you hated the work you were actually doing. Is the money not a factor to keep at your job? Don't you have loans to pay off once you graduated.
Honestly, I don't see how getting a second degree would solve anything. I see it more of you adapting to the working world and realise that you have to start building that capacity to actually start 'working'.
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Old 13-03-2016, 11:33 PM   #3
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What did you previously studied? Business? Im just assuming or you were from poly who went to direct year 2. But I doubt it since if you were direct poly, you would have rethink on continuing that major right...
Instead of doing another round getting a bachelor,
that is
- 4 years of studying again if it was full time
- 32$K of money spent (in general)
Why not opt the option of getting a MBA or pursue a master related to your field.
You graduated in 2015 and today is just 2016. And you cant even stay at the job for a year! This kind of question is hard to get the right answers because the answers lies with you honestly.
Did you hated the boss? Did you hated the long hours? Did you hated the working environment? Or did you hated the work you were actually doing. Is the money not a factor to keep at your job? Don't you have loans to pay off once you graduated.
Honestly, I don't see how getting a second degree would solve anything. I see it more of you adapting to the working world and realise that you have to start building that capacity to actually start 'working'.
My course is quite specialized so Im feeling like I'm at a dead end. I dislike the job, the working environment was OK, pay was good.
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Old 13-03-2016, 11:39 PM   #4
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If the pay was good but you hated the job then dont let the job define your life. Do something you like outside of your job. This would help to take certain things off your job.
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Old 13-03-2016, 11:46 PM   #5
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If the pay was good but you hated the job then dont let the job define your life. Do something you like outside of your job. This would help to take certain things off your job.
My job has shift hours and I hardly have any time to myself. I didn't do my honours and I graduated in 3 years. I'm 22 going to be 23 this year,too late?
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Old 13-03-2016, 11:49 PM   #6
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The problem is not getting admitted. The problem would be paying for your uni fees. If you've used the MOE tuition grant for your first bach, which 99.9% of us did, then you are no longer eligible for the grant.

Without this grant, your uni fee is about 30k PER YEAR. That's 120k for the full degree bruh. If you can afford it sure. But its really not worth it at all.

Fees:
http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/info...ionCurrent.pdf
http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/oad2/website_...nFees_1516.pdf

A lot of people forget that their degree fees of 30-40k is actually already subsidised with the MOE tuition grant. Without which we would end up paying 100k+ for the degree.
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Old 13-03-2016, 11:53 PM   #7
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Old 13-03-2016, 11:58 PM   #8
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I was considering taking a part time while I work is it still feasible considering the fees
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Old 14-03-2016, 12:00 AM   #9
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Why not take up some specialist course instead? Don't think you will get any subsidy for a second degree. The amount of money and time you will spend will not be worth it. Nowadays there are tons of specialist courses you can take up to either upgrade or for a career change. You may wanna check that out.
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Old 14-03-2016, 12:06 AM   #10
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Why not take up some specialist course instead? Don't think you will get any subsidy for a second degree. The amount of money and time you will spend will not be worth it. Nowadays there are tons of specialist courses you can take up to either upgrade or for a career change. You may wanna check that out.
I'm interested in doing courses related to design and architecture or arts management and seems difficult to find specialist courses related to these fields. Also I'm worried that at certificate level my skills will not be employable.
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Old 14-03-2016, 12:20 AM   #11
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what course did u take?

how come dead end?

have u consider work for a few year first then go take a degree in SIM
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Old 14-03-2016, 12:24 AM   #12
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The problem is not getting admitted. The problem would be paying for your uni fees. If you've used the MOE tuition grant for your first bach, which 99.9% of us did, then you are no longer eligible for the grant.

Without this grant, your uni fee is about 30k PER YEAR. That's 120k for the full degree bruh. If you can afford it sure. But its really not worth it at all.

Fees:
http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/info...ionCurrent.pdf
http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/oad2/website_...nFees_1516.pdf

A lot of people forget that their degree fees of 30-40k is actually already subsidised with the MOE tuition grant. Without which we would end up paying 100k+ for the degree.
are we being ripped off ?

a full SIM degree don't even cost that much and it's now also going to be subsidized soon
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Old 14-03-2016, 12:33 AM   #13
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My job has shift hours and I hardly have any time to myself. I didn't do my honours and I graduated in 3 years. I'm 22 going to be 23 this year,too late?
u so young need time for yourself for what ?

Like you said , you're still lost. I think you still don't really know what you want to do yet and you would probably be wasting your money and then start a new thread 3 years later on "Third degree".

If I were you maybe I would try to look for companies that are in the field you think you want to work in and try for internships. Of course if they are willing to consider you for full time positions even better, but if not, try to ask them for internship positions, or even ask them whether you can work for free for them. This way at least you get some experience and only after working in the industry you will know whether this is what you really want to do since studies and working life is different sometimes.

Yes to some people this sounds crazy but you have nothing to lose anyway since you are jobless now. at least you only waste on transport and food this way (and still get some experience along the way) compared to you taking up another 20-30k loan for another degree and 3 years of your time.


btw how come u only 22 yrs old? are you female or male don't need serve NS
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Old 14-03-2016, 12:52 AM   #14
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are we being ripped off ?

a full SIM degree don't even cost that much and it's now also going to be subsidized soon
Nah. Difference between SIM and the local uni is research output. Research output determines international standing which then boosts employability of undergrads.

Contrary to popular belief, universities are not meant for teaching smelly undergrads alone. It's about acquiring knowledge in general. So a university needs lots of funds for this endeavour.

Furthermore, SIM's courses is mostly biz and social science. All the school needs are classrooms and chairs. NTU/NUS has huge engineering/science departments. Most of the equipment can cost millions of dollars. So even if a biz/humanities student pays the same as an engineering/science student, it's obvious that more funds actually go towards the science/engin since they need it more.

Also, NUS/NTU can command that sort of price. They have the rep and track-record. Even if they increase fees, no one would choose SIM over them.
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Old 14-03-2016, 01:29 AM   #15
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omg.. dont know how many people in university hoping to graduate asap and go work already. You are here looking to study again.. What is wrong with you?
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