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Old 02-11-2003, 11:08 PM   #16
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1) Institute: Auston School of Mgmt & Technology

2) Course: Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Communication
(With Double Majors In Mass Communication And Marketing)

3) Uni awarding degree: Upper Iowa Uni

4) Length of course: 1 yr part-time

5) Classes: Twice a week, 7-10pm. 1 of the terms will be thrice a week.

6) Modules: Refer to http://www.auston.edu.sg/uiucourses/...?course=UIUBA5

7) Price: $2700 before GST for each term. Total 4 terms.

There is only one class for UIU students. New students join during every intake & the newbies basically "replace" those who graduated that year. So everyone in the UIU class takes the same subjects, just that some are 1st term students, others are 2nd term, etc.

Now out of the 4 terms, u will encounter 2 double modules for 2 terms. That means u have 4 subjects for 2 terms. For the other 2 terms, one is 3 double module (6 subjects), while the other term is 1 triple module & 1 double module (5 subjects).

Since there are quite a few subjects crammed in 1 year, the pace is rather hectic. Needless to say, procrastination will get u no where. Classes are usually conducted in classrooms EXCEPT when UIU mass comm is combined with UIU business (during all marketing, accounts, HR related classes). Then u will be in the lecture theatre.

Security guard very siao on, 10pm odd he starts locking classrooms so no chance of staying back for further discussion. Computer lab rather pathetic. Using Celeron 700mhz PCs. Dreamweaver & Photoshop are all trial version. The latter can't even save images! :rolleyes: However the PCs are connected via wat appears to be at least 256kbps broadband.

Grading system for UIU is rather high:

A: 90% & above
B: 80-89%
C: 70-79%
D: 60-69%
F: 59% & below

U need to get at least C for everything to get GPA 2.0 which is a pass. Anything less & u don't graduate. For 3rd class honours, at least GPA 3.3. 2nd class at least GPA 3.6. 1st class at least GPA 3.8.

If u fail a subject, u can sit for a supp paper. Flunk that supp paper & u can procede to the next term BUT u will graduate later than other's 'cos u have to wait till that subject is offered again to repeat it.

Confusing? Ok, let's say u are in term 1 & flunked the supp paper for Mgmt Accounting. U can proceed to term 2. But u have to retake Mgmt Accounting. However Mgmt Accounting is only offered once a year. Meaning u can't retake it in term 2. U have to wait till its offered again in term 1 of the next year to retake it. Kapish?

In order to pass a subject, u have to submit & pass everything i.e. exams, assignments, watever was given. Don't submit ur assignment & u will still fail even if u get A for your exam.

As for staff, well as per everything in life, u have the good & the not so good. Lecturers are generally ok. As for marketing / student admin staff, well let's just say u need to know who to approach to to get the job done.

Marketing staff aka course consultants are assigned to various programmes. So if u want to enquire about UIU mass comm for e.g. u will speak to 1 or 2 folks & not the rest. Now this may sound DUH, but the reason why I mentioned this is 'cos IMHO if u wanna enquire about this programme, I strongly advice u to speak to Stephanie.

Am not flaming the other chap, neither do I have a personal vendetta against him. Just that he was the one who sold me the programme & let's just say he left out some vital info PLUS the info he gave me was also questionable i.e. wrong info. A friend of mine went thru him too & had the same feedback.

If you're interested to know more about my bad experience with this chap, PM me.

In conclusion, this course is more marketing-comm actually. If u want lotsa hands on stuff like working in a mock up radio station, u ain't gonna find it here. If u are into production aspect, I suggest another school. Very little is covered of film or radio production in this course.

Added by Jayan: Unlike universities with a British heritage, you won't get the usual 4 classes of Honours for an undergraduate degree i.e. First Class, Second Upper Honours, Second Lower Honours, and Third Class Honours in an American university like Upper Iowa University. Instead, you'll be classified by what that is called Latin Honours i.e. First Class is Summa cum Laude, Second Class is Magna cum Laude, and Third Class is Cum Laude. The GPA system works this way: A is 4.0, B is 3.0, C is 2.0 and D is 1.0. Thus, to get Latin Honours, you'll have to consistently score B or better.
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Old 03-11-2003, 09:50 AM   #17
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1) Institute: Ngee-Ann Adelaide Education Centre

2) Course: Master Of Business Administration (MBA)

3) Uni awarding degree: University Of Adelaide

4) Length of course: 1.5 yrs - 2 yrs part-time

5) Classes: Block teaching. Friday 7-10pm, Saturday 1-8pm, Sunday 9-4pm. 2 weekend classes per subject with 4 wks gap.

6) Modules: 12 units. refer to naeec.com.sg.
16 units for MBA (Advanced)

7) Price: $1762* per subject. Pay by per subject. Text books excluded.

University Of Adelaide is within the top.8 universites with renowned achievements such as 2 noble winners, high profile grads from our policiticans include Dr Tony Tan, Late President Ong Teng Cheong , former SIA CEO.
However, none of them took business at Adelaide. Business seems not their key strength although the MBA program has been offered for almost 40 yrs, but the school is seeking to improve the business school to be on par with the top b.schools in Australia , such as seeking a new Dean and offer MBA specialisations. They started the MBA(InfoComm) in 1997 offerings this program exclusively to SingTel key employees.

Entry requirements pretty standard: 2 yrs experience, 1st degree, reference reports. Scholarships awarded to 1 student per intake up to 50% of tuition fee.

Teaching & Delivery : All teaching staff are either from U.Of Adelaide , adjunct lecturers, visiting lecturers from other Aus unis, Europe or US. Case studies adopt are mostly model after Harvard Business School. Lecturers are generally q good apart from 1 or 2 which are less effective. Taking 2 units per term will ensure u to complete the course in 1.5 yrs. However, some will find it v tough so most would take 2 - 2.5 yrs to complete.

Grading system : P1 : 50 - 55%
P2 : 56 - 64%
Credit - 65% - 74%
Distintion -75% - 84%
High Distinction - 85% & above

Most students would score credit results as the school enforce grade distribution whereby only the top 25% get distinctions and above. Getting DISTINCTION is relatively tough.

Students who failed subjects will need to REPEAT that unit again. No SUPP paper is permit. THERE ARE STUDENTS THAT I KNOWN FAILED units esp. Economics.

Facilities : Ngee Ann-Adelaide provides a good environment for students which are rarely seen in commercial schools. There are q a few breakout rooms can be booked for discussion purposes and u can go beyond 10pm as long u return keys to the security.
A comfortable student lounge provides free coffees, biscuits, drinks, teas and abt 10 computers for free access 7 days a week. 1 laser printer is free for printing.
Library is limited but u can get library membership from NUS with a support letter from NAAEC.

Students can also undertake a 2 weeks summer school in Jan each year to U.Adelaide to complete up to 2 subjects. However, places are limited , got to book early. Alternatively can attend winter school at Uni Or Glasgow in Jan or visit to other b.schools in Denmark or France for 2-3 wks program.

Overall, course is value-for-money, it is not the best b.schools offered in Singapore but if u just after value, flexibile teaching schedule, practical teaching, network. a prestigous university, this is for u.
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Old 04-11-2003, 06:20 AM   #18
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Hi all,

My contribution as follow:

1) Title of degree

--> Bachelor of Management (Logistics & Supply Chain Management)

2) Offering institute (if through distance-learning)

--> APMI ( Asia Pacific Management Institute)

3) Awarding university

--> University of South Australia

4) Length of course

--> 15 months

5) Method of delivery:

--> Part-time
--> Distance-learning
--> Fully-taught by faculty members from uni. 20 hours of lectures for each module. Lessons usually conducted Weekdays ( 6.30pm - 10.30pm) or sat,sun (9.00am - 6pm)

6) Costs

--> Total: S$14,200.
1st installment: S$4600
2nd installment: S$ 3800
3rd - 5th installment: S$3200

7) Program Content

a) Integrated logistics Management
b) Understanding Management and Organizational Behaviour
c) Finance and Investment
d) Comtemporary Human Resource Management
e) Project Planning & Control in Manufacture
f) Managerial Economics
g) Logistics Engineering
h) Supply Chain Management
i) Appliciations in Logistics & Supply Chain Management
j) International Management and Ethics and Values

8) Grading system
P1 : 50 - 55%
P2 : 56 - 64%
Credit - 65% - 74%
Distintion -75% - 84%
High Distinction - 85% & above

This is the 1st intake by UniSA for Logistics & Supply Chain Management. Marking of assignments/exams are strict. It is not unusual to have a few credits and the rest of the class getting P1. I have finished only the 1st 2 modules and currently doing the 3rd and 4th modules. The admin support is ok. ( I still haven't used their services yet.) Assignments are marked by the Lecturers in UniSA. Email support with Lecturers are supplied and results can be checked via UniSA website and so does the on-line library. So far so good, no compliants about the admin or the lecturers.


To add on,

I have just finished the course with UniSA and APMI. Overall i grade the course as revelant and interesting. To those who just want to study hard for exams, submit assignments and pass with degree, pls think again. It is the process of going through and applying what you have learned at school to real life that is more important.

For support wise, APMI has a comprehensive and systemetic approach and students are in their good hands. Overall i would rate the course as 8/10 for student support and acedemic support.

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Old 17-11-2003, 11:12 PM   #19
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Here's some info on .Western Sydney program @ NAFA

1) Offering institute:NAFA
2) Course: Bachelor of Arts - MAJOR DESIGN
3) Validating university: UNIVERSITY WESTERN SYDNEY
4) Length of course: 1 yr - Full-time ** (1mth plus Xchange programe in Sdyney Penrith Campus somewhere near blue mountain )**
5) Way of studying: Twice per week lectures, *DependNAFA arrangment * 1mth plus in Aussie ( Complusory )
6) Price: 12K to complete ( Exclude AIRFAIR to Sydney and expenses in Aussie )

1) Cheapest Degree and get the chance to fly over to Aussie to be expose by their culture & teachin for 1mth plus.

2) Fully taught by both local & Aussie faculty lecturers. No partimers. Occasionally Aussie lecturers from the University flew over to asscess our work.

3) Designed for those diploma gradute from Graphic, Multi media...... to further their knowlege in DESIGN ....

Research Methodologies (DESIGN)
Project Development
Issues Of Design
Contempoary Design
The Design Project.

so those listed there it this 1 yr program ....
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Old 11-03-2004, 08:52 AM   #20
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1) Offering institute: SIM
2) Course: Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Computing and Information Systems
3) Validating university: UOL
4) Length of course: 3 yr - Part Time
5) Way of studying: Thrice a week, with lab 4 times a week (local and UOL revision in March/April, quite intensive during this period)
6) Price: $21K not inclusive of exams and textbooks and lecture notes.

I'm doing the 1st year as a part time, because I'm not rich enough to do the full time.

From what I've gone through so far, I found that I have difficulty trying to cope.

Some basic info below:

1. Assignments for each module (4 to be completed), thus in my case, I didn't apply for excemptions (12 assignments). The catch is that we have to complete all 12 in 4 months. All completed assignments can be passed to SIM for processing (SIM's deadline). Late assignments will be taken care of by the students (using DHL or TNT which ever you can afford).

2. Exams only once a year, May.

3. Weightage: 15% assignments, 85% exams (if I'm not wrong).

4. Payment has to be made each year. It has to be paid for the whole year before you start.

5. Have to be SIM member (quite expensive). They tend to get payment from you almost every 4 mths?

6. SIM has membership benefits, they conduct quite a number of interesting workshops like career planning (unfortunately, I don't have the time and effort to enjoy them because of the studying schedule).

This course is only suitable for those people who can really afford the time and money.

Just my 2cents.
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Old 24-07-2004, 02:38 PM   #21
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1) Title of degree: Bachelor of Business in Business Administration (BBBA)

2) Offering institute (if through distance-learning): SIM

3) Awarding university: RMIT University

4) Length of course: 3 years (Full-time), parttime should be 2 years. Full time have to go to Melbourne for about 2 weeks after the 5th semester (before the 6th and final semester) to complete 2 modules.

5) Method of delivery:
-- a) Part-time (2 years) / Full-time (3 years)
-- b) On-campus
-- c) Fully-taught (lectures + tutorials combined to one session. mainly 12 lessons per module taken. each semester 4 modules. every semester, for some modules, have RMIT lecturers flying in to teach us for 3 lessons.)
-- d) 5 specialisations to choose from (2nd year and 3rd year) - Marketing, Human Resource, Finance, E-Business, Entrepreneurship

6) Costs
pls refer to SIM
think i paying approx S$28k+ for 3 yrs, forgot liao :blushed:

for SIM, refreshments provided during break time :rolleyes: excellent study environment with good library, especially for biz studies. haven't been browsing the computer books there though :blushed:

need other info, can pm me
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Old 04-10-2004, 12:06 PM   #22
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1) Title of degree
Bachelor of Science, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

2) Offering institute (if through distance-learning)

3) Awarding university
University of California, Berkeley

4) Length of course
4 years usually but I'm hoping to do it in 3.

5) Method of delivery:
-- a) Part-time / Full-time
Full time

-- b) Distance-learning / On-campus
On Campus

-- c) Fully-taught / Tutorials only / Self-learning
Fully taught but I skip so many lectures that its like self-learning, just like JC days.. hehe

6) Costs
Around 40k US dollars a year.. OUCH!

A few points about education and living here:

1, You have to be motivated, unlike schools like Stanford and the ivies where the school really cares about your welfare, Berkeley is a public school, swim or sink.

2, Lectures are all taught by professors, but qualities vary. You can tell that some of them are really passionate about teaching while others just sound so sian-diao and want to go back to their research

3, Discussions are run by GSIs ( Graduate student advisors ) and I really enjoy going to discussions. Americans are all very vocal so its easy to get some debate going.

4, Pace of learning is fast, a lot of material is covered compared to JC though not as in depth. You are expected to do a lot of learning yourself rather than have everything chewed up and fed to you like in JC.

5, Berkeley Engineering is ranked top 3 in USA and I heard that if you can graduate with a GPA of >3.75, you are guaranteed a place in a good graduate school with scholarship.

6, The best part about Berkeley is the people here; most people here are intelligent, motivated and friendly; it has been a great pleasure to make friends with them.

7, Dorm food sucks, I miss all the Singaporean food... sigh......

8, Korean girls are hot

hope I've been helpful.
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Old 06-10-2004, 02:01 PM   #23
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1) Title: Master of Art (Southeast Asian Studies)

2) Offering institution: National University of Singapore

3) Awarding university: National University of Singapore

4) Length of course: 1 year (min) ~ 3 years (max) for full-time / 2 years (min) ~ 4 years (max) for part-time

5) Delivery method: On-campus, fully-taught coursework program

6) Costs: Approx. S$5K per year for full-time / Approx. S$2.5K per year for part-time. Costs include various fees payable to the university, but exclude textbooks and readings.


As quoted from the NUS Southeast Asian Studies programme website:

"THE MA (SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES) COURSEWORK programme was launched in 1995 with an initial intake of 9 part-time candidates. Since then over 278 have graduated, proving a demand for continuing education among individuals with a recently acquired or long-held interest in Southeast Asia.

Adopting a multidisciplinary approach, the programme caters primarily to suitably qualified working adults who, for professional or personal development, would benefit from a deeper and more focussed academic understanding of various real-world issues and life experiences in Southeast Asia. The exposure to different theoretical perspectives and methodologies aims to encourage MA students to explore their own areas of interest with greater competence and confidence.

The programme largely attracts professionals in the fields of marketing and management, public relations, education and research and the military, as well as a significant number of full-time candidates, particularly from Southeast Asia. Given the broad scope of study, students’ academic backgrounds span a range of disciplines in the humanities, business studies, engineering and the sciences.

If you want to learn formally about the peoples and region of Southeast Asia in the context of a multi- and inter-disciplinary approach, then go ahead and apply for admission to Master of Arts (Southeast Asian Studies) by coursework.

The multi-disciplinary approach taken covers geography, history, anthropology, sociology, economics, politics, and the international relations of Southeast Asia. You will have the choice of completing the degree in two semesters (full-time) or up to four semesters (part-time). You will be given six semesters as the maximum period of candidature for full-time and eight semesters for part-time. Classes are run in the evenings between 6-9 pm."


Students are required to take 10 modules, out of which 2 modules can be taken at the 4000 level (Undergraduate Honours modules), with the rest at the 5000 (Masters modules) or 6000 (Doctorate modules) levels.

A typical module consist of an examination, which carries 40% ~ 50%, consisting of answering 3 essay questions within 2 hrs, open-book style, while the remaining 50% ~ 60% is made up of a 3,000 to 5,000 words research-based term paper, and other minor assignments like book and article reviews, presentations, class attendance, participation in class discussions etc.

In order to graduate, the student must achieve a Cumulative Point Average (CAP) of at least 3.0/5.0 i.e. B- average. The following is the grading/CAP system of NUS:

Grade / CAP
A+ / 5.0
A / 5.0
A- / 4.5
B+ / 4.0
B / 3.5
B- / 3.0
C+ / 2.5
C / 2.0
D+ / 1.5
D / 1.0
F / 0.0

Website: http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/sea


1) The marking can be rather strict, there is no room for half-hearted attempts, it'll show in your grades. Hints for upcoming exams can be at worse virtually non-existent, or at best simply cryptic.

2) The study load tends to be rather heavy, with some modules more so than the others. A typical module would last a semester, usually abt 12 lessons, once per week. Each lesson shall be accompanied with substantial amount of pre-readings, and you're required to do at least a presentation (group or single), an assignment or two, a research-based term paper and an exam during the course of the module.

3) The timing of the class, which typically starts at 6.30 p.m during weekdays, may be a problem for students, especially when there're more and more people knocking off from work at 6.00 p.m.
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Old 31-10-2004, 04:52 PM   #24
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Here's my contribution

Here's my first degree:

1. Title: BSc (Hons) in Computer Science
2. Place: University of Leicester, UK
3. Duration: 3 years full-time, I did 2 years as direct entry student.
4. Mode: Only full-time on campus.

My thoughts on the course
When I checked the lecturers profile, one thing that stands out among all of them is they are all mathematicians by degrees and doctorates! The course is very theoractical based. When I was sat in my first lecture titled "Automata, computation and formal languages", I thought die oredi... but the professor (Prof. Rick Thomas) who taught this module made a difficult subject so easy (I got a high 1st). In contrast, another lecturer on "Design & analysis of algorithms" was so bad in his teaching that I skipped 90% of his lectures. Got the assignments from the online resource, did pass year papers and still managed to earn a 2:1 grade, of course with lots of reading and asking friends in between.

Teaching standard
Generally decent. There are lecturers who are dedicated to teaching and making sure everyone grasps the material, then there are those who couldn't be bothered (one did not turn for a lecture).

Rated 4 by RAE. The department is small but expanding. Research is very theoractical computer science stuffs, like algorithms, complexity theory, semantics of programming languages.

Halls of residences serve breakfast and dinner meals 7 days a week during term time. Even the Brits themselves complain about the food, so I don't need to say anymore huh! I stayed at Stamford Hall during my 1st year, atmosphere was good, students there mix around quite a lot. The JCR organises 4 to 5 events each term, all social with the "local" flavour thrown in every time.

Self catering ammodation are cheaper and allows you more flexibility in managing your own time. Rooms at Nixon court are generally of decent quality while Freemans Common is basically a ****hole (but it is the cheapest). Advise: first year is always good to stay in student accom, but in 2nd and/or 3rd year, best to move out. You will get better choices outside.
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Old 31-10-2004, 05:33 PM   #25
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Here's my second degree:

1. Title: MSc in Distributed Systems Engineering
2. Place: Lancaster University, UK
3. Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
4. Mode: On campus or part-time
5. Offered: Part time is UK only

My thoughts on the course
More practical than theoractical. The modules on Advanced Distributed Systems and Systems Engineering are the best. ADS teaches advanced middleware technologies like CORBA and even Lancaster's own system REMMOC, very practical and useful in programming. Systems Engineering is taught by the man himself, Prof. Ian Sommerville. Very good lecturer, clear, precise and very traditional in his teaching (the no nonsence type, step off the line and u noe it!) Modules are scheduled on a block mode basis. For those not in the know, 1 week is spent teaching a subject, then we get 2 weeks off to do assignments, project work, sleep, etc. The summer holidays are spent on doing our dissertations, but we get assigned our topics in January. Good way to prepare in advance.

Teaching standard
Generally good. Then again there are a few lecturers who are not bothered at all in teaching, let alone supervising dissertations! Advise: asked around (discretely) as to who is a good supervisor and who is crap. For one, mine is a good supervisor. Another advise: U have to motivated to do your dissertation so pick a topic wisely, 'cos they expect u to contribute your own ideas, not simply do what u are told.

Oh btw, exams are held only once a year so everything gets thrown in at the end of summer term.

Research standard
Rated 5 by RAE. Lancaster's Computing Department, IMO, is best when you want to study in areas like mobile computing, ubiquitous computing and software engineering.

Lancaster Uni is basically a campus that takes after the college system of Cambridge, Oxford and Durham unis. 90% of student accomodation is integrated with the departments. So u could jolly well be living just above your lecture room! Quality of rooms at Graduate College is good. But there are some like those in Grizdale which are absolutely bad (brick walls that aren't even plastered). Nevertheless Lancaster is going through a major redevelopment of all its buildings and facilities. All rooms are connected to the campus network, so Internet access is very fast, sets you back 60 quid a year.

Food wise, every college is self-catering. Catered food is available but you must go down to a building in the middle of the campus, pay a subscription (quite expensive) and they said quality is bad! So learn how to cook!

U can spend most of your time on campus and not even head into town. Each college has its own bar... on campus bar crawls are a feature of this uni, 9 colleges in total. There is decent public transport from the underpass to town. 5 bus numbers in total. For those with cars, parking is available but do apply for a pass early. A pint cost 1.55 and cask ales cost anywhere from 1.60 to 2.10.
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Old 15-11-2004, 12:24 AM   #26
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1) Title of degree
Bachelor of Commerce, Majors in Marketing and eCommerce

2) Offering institute (if through distance-learning)
TMC, at Capitol Centre.

3) Awarding university
Deakin University, a middle ranked Australian University, based in Victoria.

4) Length of course
3 years, 24 units.
8 units exempted because of Poly Diploma in Business Studies, so 16 units to do. Generally, you do 2-3 units per semester, depending on how 'on' you are.

5) Method of delivery:
-- a) Part-time
-- b) Distance-learning
-- c) Tutorials only / Self-learning (depends on the units, some units are offered with support, some are unsupported) Taught by local tutors, 3 hour tutes, at night or weekends. Occasional lectures given by visiting Aussie staff. Assignments and exams are exactly the same as the on campus students, though I noticed that extensions for assignments seem to flow freely for distance students.

6) Costs

A$1,100 per unit, I think this has gone up since I first started.

Thoughts and Comments:

I took this part time degree whilst I was in my NS, did 12 units in 1 1/2 years, then went over to finish up the rest on campus. Started in 2000, finished in 2002.

Honestly, I thought the teaching at TMC is totally sub-standard. This continues from the time I was studying in TMC till now. When I transferred on campus, I noted a very huge difference in the teaching styles. In TMC, they try to prepare you the best they can for assignments and exams, using their educated guesses at what should be important. However, when on campus, the tutors and lecturers give more importance to self learning and research, and giving and understanding of the subject matter.

I am now a member of Deakin's teaching staff in Melbourne, and I still vomit blood whenever I have to mark TMC assignments, as everyone in TMC seems to be 'misled' by their local tutor, and thus, everyone has the exact same mistakes.

Deakin does have good support for distance education students, with an online learning environment, on campus coordinators for distance students, who communicate online with you, as well as good feedback on assignments.

Subjects in Deakin are not very hard to study for and pass, but is quite hard to get the higher grades. There is no bell curve in place, and moderation only takes place if too many students do badly, so if you get the marks, you get the grade.

Grading System:
80 and Above: High Distinction
70-80: Distinction
60-70: Credit
50-60: Pass
50 and Below: Fail
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Old 26-11-2004, 04:16 PM   #27
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My contribution:

1) Title of degree : LLB

2) Offering institute : University of Nottingham (the original one in UK hor, not the M'sia one )

3) Awarding university : As above, this is a full time undergraduate program

4) Length of course : 3 years direct Honours

5) Method of delivery:
-- a) Full-time
-- b) On-campus
-- c) Fully-taught

6) Costs

Tuition fees are approximately S$20k- $30k a year (this was during my time of 1998-2001), liing expenses will vary depending on what sort of accomodation you choose, and how spendthrift you are

If you would like to know more about studying in Nottingham, please feel free to PM me.
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Old 23-02-2005, 08:53 PM   #28
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Hi all,

My new contribution:

1. Master Degree offer: Master of Business Administration (Logistics)

2. Offering University: Newcastle Business School - Northumbria University (UK)

3. Local institue: Singapore Institute of Commerce (SIC)

4. Duration of Course: 18 - 20 Months (Part/Time)

5. Course Contents:

Core Modules:
Analysing Self & Organisations
Managing for Competitive Advantage
Managing Strategy & Change
Business Information Systems & Data Analysis
Current Issues

Global & Transnational Strategy
Develops an understanding of the nature and strategic significance of globalisation and transnational strategies

International Marketing Management
Provides an overview of Marketing issues set in an international context. Consideration is given to a range of approaches to overseas marketing, ranging from minimal involvement by way of using an agent or other third party, to full marketing support and overseas manufacturing.

International HRM
Explores the role of strategic international Human Resource Management in making multi-national organisations competitive.


Strategic Partnerships and Relationship Management
Evaluates the principles of Supply Chain Management in Manufacturing, Retail and Service activities within the global environment. Assesses practices and cultural factors within Supply Chain Operations in different countries.

Quality in the Supply Chain
Develops a comprehensive understanding of modern approaches to Quallity Management throughout the Supply Chain. Introduces Total Quality Management, the European Foundation of Quality Management Business Excellence Model and the ISO 9000:200 quality assurance system.

MBA(Real Estate Management)

Economics of Property
Provides an overview of the economics of real estate markets which underpin the course as a whole, and are the most important context for the work of real estate managers in practice.

Real Estate Development
A study of the property development process, focusing on the management of pre-construction decision making. The property market will be investigated to provide a context for the development of real estate.

Corporate Real Estate Strategy
Provides an insight into strategic corporate real estate wich is a rapidly evolving area of expertise in the world of surveying. Illustrates the challenge of integrating the property strategy of a company with the business objectives necessary to produce a profitable corporateion.

MBA(Risk Management)

Managing Financial Risk
Examines how organisations manage risk in areas such as interest rate risk, exchange rate risk, weather risk and credit risk. Utilises case studies to ascertain why things can go wrong and how these situations can be avoided.

Risk Management & Decission Management
Examine how organisations embed risk management systems to minimize losses and maximise opportunities. Case studies based upon real company situations are used to explain the causes of losses arising from risk disasters and to examine how they could have been avoided.

6. Cost of Course: S$19 005.

7. Personal Comments:

Currently, i am undergoing the 1st 2 modules. Very interesting with a very good mix of experience people in the class. The course are taught by local lecturers. Out of the 4 lecturers i have, 3 of them are very competent and committed.

There is only 1 examination for 1 module. The rest are assignment based and seminars/presentation and a final dissertation of 15 000 words.

This is my comments so far. Will update if there are any more.

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Old 23-03-2005, 12:12 PM   #29
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1. Title of course: Bachelor of Communications (Communication)
2. Offering Instituition : MDIS
3. Awarding Instituition : Edith Cowan University
4. Length of Course: 1 year
5. Delivery Method: Part-time, in MDIS Campus
6. Costs : By Full Payment : S$ 11,200.00* By 3 Instalments : S$ 11,800.00*
7. Classes are held twice a week 7pm to 10pm

Quoted from ECU's website

"Bachelor of Communications (Communications Management)
Course Code G54

This course will be offered only off-shore to selected partners.

MDIS students completing the Advanced Diploma are granted 2 Years Advanced Standing by Oklahoma City University. Seeing that ECU is drawing on the same pool of students it follows that it should also provide the same level of recognition. Students from other Singaporean institutions will be granted appropriate advanced standing status according an assessment of their course [see attached pathway document]. All fulltime overseas students enrolled in the course will have to meet ECU English language proficiency standards.

ECU will provide a one-year, eight unit course that follows on from the MDIS Diploma and Advanced Diploma courses in Mass Communication. These two diplomas will provide Advanced Standing for both the ECU award and the OCU degree in Mass Communication.

MDIS will teach the course using a 3 semester in one-year model, thus 2 units + 3 units + 3 units.

In order to maintain viable class numbers, the units will roll over from semester to semester.

The course comprises the following units of study:-

PRN2120 Foundations of Public Relations 15

CMM2120 Integrated Marketing Communications 15

CMM2122 Communication Management 1 - Communication Theory and Practice 15

PRN3120 PR Issues and Crisis Management 15

CMM2121 Communication Research 15

CMM2123 Communication Management 2 - Managing Communication in a Global Environment 15

PRN3122 Corporate Communication 15

PRN3121 Strategic Public Relations Theory

Personal Thoughts:
I am the first batch to have completed this program. The lecturers are mostly quite relaxed but effective.The assignments are quite ok to complete and exams are quite straight-forward. Overall quite an enriching experience.

70% (two projects)
30% (exams)
In some modules its 100% project based

Grading system:
80 and Above: High Distinction
70-80: Distinction
60-70: Credit
50-60: Pass
50 and Below: Fail
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1. Master Degree offer: BSC of Business Administration

2. Offering University: Charles Sturt University (Aust)

3. Local institue: Singapore Institute of Commerce (SIC)

4. Duration of Course: 36 Months (Part/Time)

5. Course Contents:

YEAR 1: Diploma in Business Studies
Introduction to Business & Management
Fundamentals of Accounting
Business Law Business Accounting
Fundamentals of Economics
Quantitative Methods
Business Communication
Marketing Fundamentals

YEAR 2: Higher Diploma in Business Studies
Financial Management
Marketing Management
Organisational Behaviour
Human Resource Management
International Management International
Financial Markets
International Business Environment

YEAR 3: Advanced Diploma in Business Studies
Asia-Pacific Business
International Accounting
Managing Change Strategic Marketing
Business Strategy Strategic
International Business Management
International Business Law

6. COST : $9765

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