HWZ Forums

Login Register FAQ Mark Forums Read

NUS Real Estate

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 11-05-2010, 09:40 AM   #31
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 483
I got accepted into real estate and i have a few questions that i would like to ask.

Is the QET test compulsory of all poly ppl?

Are the modules more of calculations or theory?

Thanks in advance for the replies!
YES QET is compulsory for all poly people.

It depends on which specialization you are choosing to undertake. Urban planning is theory. For Valuation its a mixture and for Finance its more calculations.

Any other queries?
mythicocean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-05-2010, 09:42 AM   #32
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 483
No interview... My grades are pretty decent, 4 h2 A, GP B, H3 Dist. I'm actually already matriculated in SMU DD programme but I m considering of switching to NUS RE coz of their DD with sch of Biz, tempting....
In my personal opinion, just stay with SMU DD Program. Because if you do make the switch, you will always regret making the switch. You will always wonder what if I have stayed at SMU instead. It's always the case.

Or at least that's what happened to me last time haha.
mythicocean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2010, 04:22 PM   #33
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 45
YES QET is compulsory for all poly people.

It depends on which specialization you are choosing to undertake. Urban planning is theory. For Valuation its a mixture and for Finance its more calculations.

Any other queries?
oh ok Thanks! So we choose the specialization from sem 1? or year 2?
wadever1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2010, 07:00 PM   #34
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 483
oh ok Thanks! So we choose the specialization from sem 1? or year 2?
Specialization does not set in so early. In the first and second year, you are still clearing the breadth and other core modules allocated to you.

Under the new specialization scheme, they did not state when it will take place.
mythicocean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2010, 05:14 PM   #35
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 45
Specialization does not set in so early. In the first and second year, you are still clearing the breadth and other core modules allocated to you.

Under the new specialization scheme, they did not state when it will take place.
oh ok. Are there modules that require drawings? coz i cant draw. lol
wadever1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2010, 08:51 PM   #36
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 483
None of RE modules require you to draw.

It is Real Estate not Architecture. So don't worry about drawing stuff.
mythicocean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 30-05-2010, 02:12 AM   #37
Senior Member
 
hatecrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,436
Hi all. I got accepted into RE last year when I applied. Will be in the 2011 batch 'cause I ORD at the end of this year. Just wondering, how's student life in the programme?

Also, is it difficult to cope? Bit worried about pursuing tertiary education locally due to the stigma that it is way more difficult to do well here than overseas. I'm also quite concerned as I don't know anyone who have been in, or who are entering RE, so I do not know much about this course.

Thanks for the help
hatecrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-06-2010, 11:15 PM   #38
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 483
Hi all. I got accepted into RE last year when I applied. Will be in the 2011 batch 'cause I ORD at the end of this year. Just wondering, how's student life in the programme?

Also, is it difficult to cope? Bit worried about pursuing tertiary education locally due to the stigma that it is way more difficult to do well here than overseas. I'm also quite concerned as I don't know anyone who have been in, or who are entering RE, so I do not know much about this course.

Thanks for the help
Are you from JC or Poly?

There has been some new restructuring to the RE program for the new freshman batch so it should be much better for the newer batch.

Every course has its own pros and cons. As to whether it is difficult to cope, really depends on your attitude towards the course. If you are worried about the stigma and you are financially well off, then you should pursue an overseas education instead.

In NUS every course is very competitive, if you want to do well, you have to work hard from the beginning, because as you go higher, it will be harder to improve your CAP.

You can find out more about the course from NUS SDE website (under the RE department).
mythicocean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14-07-2010, 07:41 PM   #39
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Posts: 45
May i know how to check the amount of credit exemptions? Because i know that poly students that enter NUS will have some credit exemptions. Thanks!
wadever1990 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-09-2010, 07:31 PM   #40
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 378
hi there.... can u pls guide me regarding on my decision...

lol.. Yr4 Real Estate here.. graduating liao...

NUS RE is picking up.. contrary to what previous posters have said the job scope is pretty wide..

Govt is one avenue.. URA and IRAS *property tax* and HDB are the main hirers

But from a rough survey this sem.. there are alot of private sector jobs available..

Developers : KeppelLand , CapitaLand, CDL i.e i.e... MA Programs for these are sought after and they look out for RE grads due to the knowledge

Finance sector : banks are hiring RE grads also.. cause property is an investment class.. there are a few graduates who have gotten jobs in the fund management sector and into banks.. starting pays for these are above market.. think 3k n above

Property Consultancies: Jones Lang , Knight Frank.. these firms ONLY hire Real Estate Graduates first.. and if they cannot find suitable.. they go 2nd choice Marketing students..Pay range is good also..

So Real Estate is picking up in terms of its competitive advantage.. only thing is the entry barriers are still catching up with Business Fact.

My advice? : i guess its up to your enthusiasm on how you explain why u feel the Real estate industry is suited for u.. lol.. the rest if up to them to decide.. but grades are not the most important.. i mean i got in with A levels C C C in 06.. lol


I am a civil engineering student grad from ntu with a 2nd lower.... currently in DSTA. I would like to do a switch and will be entering JTC for the below stated post:

Senior officer (entry level)
Deputy Manager/Assistant Manager (with exp)

(Cluster Development)

You will plan, develop and market premium industrial facilities to meet the needs of various industries, such as chemical, electronics etc. You will manage customer leases and provide support to our customers’ operations within these facilities. You will foster partnerships with our customers and build win-win relationships. You will also conduct research to understand the needs of the industry and be involved in a wide range of activities including: formulating marketing strategies, product conceptualisation, product launches & promotions, as well as budgeting & reviewing policies. You will also oversee and handle issues related to estate and property maintenance



I would say its a daring switch because DSTA is paying well but I dont wanna go into engineering line.

With JTC post, do you think with the above stated scope will give me relevant experience to join private developer like capitaland etc? I have no degree in real estate and might think of taking up Master in RE after clocking 1.5 year of experience with JTC. Mainly JTC gives me marketing and leasing experience, but i have frens who from JTC went to capitaland to interview, capitaland wanted to cut her pay...

But JTC really must do alot of account servicing...
leej0064 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 10:00 PM   #41
Junior Member
 
kkkira's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 21
Some info

Specialization is in Year 3 Semester 2, but you may have to declare earlier, not too sure about it. There's either urban planning, finance to choose from. But limited slots.

Modules that require drawing? There's one in Year 1 Semester 1. But can handle if you start practicing early during the semester. I also couldn't draw for nuts but practice a little should be okay since almost everyone here can't draw very well right from the start too..

Student life is alright, just be sure to attend the stuff they organize for freshmen like the SDE camp so you'll get to make a couple friends before school starts and the work becomes more heavy..

As for doing well, if you're consistent with your work, study smart, sure can do well (:

Btw, I just finished my first year. So your syllabus will be same as mine. They just revamped it and I'm first batch to go thru the new one, aka guinea pigs ^^
kkkira is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-05-2011, 11:12 PM   #42
High Supremacy Member
 
tekster's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 36,204
and why would you wanna get into real estate course? just go become a property agent la.
__________________
Empower your future!!!
tekster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2011, 12:36 AM   #43
Junior Member
 
kkkira's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 21
wow

wow, thinking that the only thing about property is buying and selling as an agent. lol.
tells alot about how well you understand real estate as as asset class.

besides investing in paper assets, investors look at hard assets and that would be either real estate or commodities if you're willing to take delivery. of course if you're loaded enough you could consider alternative investments with private equity funds..

I'm not putting down agents, cuz they do have a role to play and can make alot, my point is that if you think the only option for real estate graduates is to be an agent, you're grossly mistaken.
kkkira is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-05-2011, 01:49 AM   #44
Senior Member
 
hatecrew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,436
many ignorant people think that way.

am matriculating in RE this august

any info about the camp and stuff? so far i've not gotten any information from the faculty/uni.
hatecrew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 17-05-2011, 05:17 PM   #45
Arch-Supremacy Member
 
Darkzi0n's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Posts: 12,334
Could some one advise what is the cut off points for NUS

Real Estate ? My results is BBCC any chance ? Any recommendation

for what courses in NTU,SMU and Nus with such a result ? Thanks


If I cannot go in any uni , I will sure blame the stupid china man or
china girl who occupied our space .
I love how pplz blame their stupidity on others.. its not their fault tht dey are smarter den u... n i dun see how u can complaint.. BBCC... if u got AABB n u dun get into a reasonable course cos its taken by china peers den maybe u can still whine abit.. bt is still not a valid reason.. stop living in ur greenhouse..
Darkzi0n is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Important Forum Advisory Note
This forum is moderated by volunteer moderators who will react only to members' feedback on posts. Moderators are not employees or representatives of HWZ. Forum members and moderators are responsible for their own posts.

Please refer to our Terms of Service for more information.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On