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Old 11-08-2017, 10:10 PM   #91
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Jus wanna know how many students in this major each year? and men and women percentage?
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Old 12-08-2017, 12:54 PM   #92
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Jus wanna know how many students in this major each year? and men and women percentage?
For demographic trends in this major, you should email the department directly.
I'm pretty sure they will be able to give more accurate answers.
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Old 30-09-2017, 10:29 PM   #93
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I just saw in the prospectus that in order to get into this major needs very strong mathematics year 12. Is the math in this major very hard? Because other majors only state year 12 mathematics but in DS column it has the words 'very strong'. That's why I'm rethinking about this now. Thank you.
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Old 01-10-2017, 09:30 PM   #94
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wat is year 12 math? u from which country one?

anyway, i believe all majors that requires u to take lvl2000 and above math module probably will need 'very strong' math.

if u r a typical Alvl H2 math student, u r not prepared for uni math - that being said, it dosnt mean u cant do well in it.
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Old 28-02-2018, 02:32 PM   #95
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I am having a very hard time choosing between data and biz analytics..
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Old 11-03-2018, 09:18 PM   #96
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Ehhh.. you from what generation one? The percentage of foreigners in computing nowadays only about 20% leh. Quoted by prof Ben Leong one. Cannot be wrong
i am class of 2014... 20%?

when i am year 4, the current graduating batch today are in year 1

so u must be kidding me that there are not alot of Ftrash in nus soc
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Old 27-05-2018, 01:17 AM   #97
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AY 18-19

Any incoming freshmen for NUS DSA this September intake?
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Old 11-07-2018, 05:40 AM   #98
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Probably around 60 new freshmen will join this year's August intake~
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Old 17-09-2018, 11:56 PM   #99
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hello! j2 student here interested in data science.. have a few qns..

i researched on the modules a bit, found out that the math is quite essential and there is a lot of coding(compared to courses like bizanalyst). tbh my math(esp calculus) is not good and coding seems scary to me (tried abit of python) and i have little confidence in these 2 areas. will it be a big issue?

(if yes then i will be considering biz analytics but many say that its generalised and doesnt have good career prospects...)

what programmes do yall learn/use in uni?

how vigorous is the cirriculum and the difficulty of the modules?

also, if possible, can share some papers/notes on the DSA/CS modules so i can get a feel of what the whole course is actually about ?

sry for lengthy post, hope yall can help thx
Mathematics needed for data science:
Probability (discrete, continuous, Bayesian inference, etc)
Statistics (classical inference, hypotheses testing, etc)
Single variable calculus
Multivariable calculus
Optimization (linear programming, nonlinear programming, etc)

If you can't master the JC level material for single variable calculus, multivariable calculus will kill you. The rest of the mathematics will fly over your head.
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Old 23-09-2018, 03:42 PM   #100
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math cui better dun take, nus math is cut throat and pwned by ah tiongs

not csb .. i am a sinkie who have nv gotten any thing above B- for MA mods (and my math is cui)
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Old 27-09-2018, 10:28 PM   #101
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Take data science for fark? Do accountancy better can earn more
eh arjoeeee why u pbanned
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Old 06-03-2019, 09:17 PM   #102
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Anyone applied NUS DSA 2019/2020? Any senior here to advise n comments about this course. Tqvm
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Old 12-03-2019, 09:23 PM   #103
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Hello there! I was wondering if I could get some advice/info regarding the NUS Data Science Course. I am matriculating this year and I've been struggling between applying for Data Science, Com Science (possibly double major with stats) and Business Analytics. Could anyone give some insight into how NUS Data Science, being a relatively new course, is like? I understand it is possible to learn data science skills through com science and business analytics so is there an advantage to limiting myself to data science from the start by joining the Data Science course? Are there also specializations in NUS Data Science as I cant seem to find any info on that?

Thank you in advance and have a nice day!!
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Old 15-03-2019, 01:14 AM   #104
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I feel like not only that there is not many advantages of limiting to data science, there are actually disadvantages of limiting to it lol. If your goal is to learn well, you are better off doing CS/Stats/Math (note: not even business analytics). The reason is that these traditional courses will get to learn more in depth in their respective fields rather than just scratching the surface at every domain. These majors can also do data science but they can also do what data science majors can’t.

We do have focus areas (I don’t think they are specialisations tho) which will be coming up soon (no other news atm). Right now, this course is still relatively new so a lot of things are still being tested and are not ‘well-planned’ by the department. It really depends on what is your motivation behind getting a data science degree.
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Old 18-03-2019, 01:47 AM   #105
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i've only been through the first year so i can't comment much on the overall course..



Hi! Good evening to you. I'm an NSF going to ord soon and I'm considering nus DSA as one of my choices. I'm currently having a hard time choosing between industrial and systems engineering and DSA. I wanted to PM you but the website told me i needed 10 pts to pm...(you can tell i created an account just so I could ask you questions)

I've read about the course online and in the forums but I would like to ask you some questions personally. You were a y1 student in 2017, hence should be a y2s2 student now right? How has the course been for you so far? Has it been hectic? I've read that the course is heavy on computing and I'm quite scared of that portion of the course as I have 0 computing background and knowledge (coming from jc). I've heard some pretty scary stories from friends who are already studying in nus who go for computing mods and only a few of them are new to it while almost the whole class knows what's going on...

I would also like to ask you about internships. Have you found one? I've also read that there will be an 18-month internship programme for the students matriculating since 2018. Does that mean we will not get to go for overseas exchange? (if we opt for the internship)

I probably do have more questions about the course but I shouldn't spam them all now and I feel bad troubling a stranger to help me in making a decision. If you have some spare time and don't mind helping me out, I'll really really appreciate it! Cheers
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