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Old 26-06-2008, 05:50 PM   #16
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The Davis/Gentori: Hey seniors, in your opinion, are level 3000 modules easier than level 4000 modules? Or does it depend? If so, then what are the difficult lvl3000/4000 modules?

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Old 26-06-2008, 07:30 PM   #17
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The Davis/Gentori: Hey seniors, in your opinion, are level 3000 modules easier than level 4000 modules? Or does it depend? If so, then what are the difficult lvl3000/4000 modules?

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level 3000 is WAY easier than level 4000

in terms of workload: number of readings, difficulty of the assignments..

lvl 3k cannot really say got difficult modules.. i would say they are there to help pull your CAP?

lvl 4k - cs4250, cs4253
heard bad stories from friends.. first one is very reading intensive, as in journal readings about research methodologies. If you are taking honours thesis/dissertation, it would help in some ways (but don't count on it to impart you all the skills for your thesis).
cs4253 - This depends on the consulting assignment scope.. do too little and your team is screwed, coz the company might give good review, but the lecturer might think otherwise

but anyway, hardest for level 4k would be cs4101 - honours thesis/dissertation hehe it's not 12 mc for nothing. But anyway, unless aiming for 1st class, this is OPTIONAL, meaning you can take 3 mods at lvl 4k in your electives list to replace the 12 mc
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Old 26-06-2008, 08:14 PM   #18
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level 3000 is WAY easier than level 4000

in terms of workload: number of readings, difficulty of the assignments..

lvl 3k cannot really say got difficult modules.. i would say they are there to help pull your CAP?

lvl 4k - cs4250, cs4253
heard bad stories from friends.. first one is very reading intensive, as in journal readings about research methodologies. If you are taking honours thesis/dissertation, it would help in some ways (but don't count on it to impart you all the skills for your thesis).
cs4253 - This depends on the consulting assignment scope.. do too little and your team is screwed, coz the company might give good review, but the lecturer might think otherwise

but anyway, hardest for level 4k would be cs4101 - honours thesis/dissertation hehe it's not 12 mc for nothing. But anyway, unless aiming for 1st class, this is OPTIONAL, meaning you can take 3 mods at lvl 4k in your electives list to replace the 12 mc
ah... now that's worrying.
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Old 26-06-2008, 08:24 PM   #19
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ah... now that's worrying.
haha if you are in IS track, worry about CS3214 first lol
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Old 27-06-2008, 12:14 AM   #20
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The Davis/Gentori: Hey seniors, in your opinion, are level 3000 modules easier than level 4000 modules? Or does it depend? If so, then what are the difficult lvl3000/4000 modules?

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That really depends on which stream you are in.

If I compare a lvl 3 CM module like 3241 (computer graphics) with an IS lvl 4 module, the latter may seem easier since it is more theory-based.

Likewise, between a lvl 3 IS module and a lvl 4 CS module, the latter would definitely be harder.

But if you were to compare a lvl 3 IS mod with a lvl 4 IS mod, the former is usually easier to manage. This is because most lvl 4 IS modules require students to look for coys outside as part of their proj requirements, eg for IT auditing, etc

My 2 cents worth.
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Old 27-06-2008, 09:53 AM   #21
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can intro biz modules to fulfill EC requirements?

took mkt1003 and fna1002x already. any easy ones? mno1001?
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Old 27-06-2008, 03:53 PM   #22
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can intro biz modules to fulfill EC requirements?

took mkt1003 and fna1002x already. any easy ones? mno1001?
I think MKT1003 sucks. Totally not worth the effort I put in. I heard MNO's difficult to score... not sure man.
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Old 27-06-2008, 06:53 PM   #23
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yeah..mkt 1003 hard to score...mno i heard need to shoot a video and edit...not easy man
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Old 27-06-2008, 09:54 PM   #24
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you can look at lvl 2000 modules also.. (if you are really interested)
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Old 28-06-2008, 12:02 AM   #25
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lv2000 biz mods hard to score right?

i only left with 1 level 1000 biz mod to choose from,which is mno1001.
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Old 28-06-2008, 03:23 AM   #26
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lv2000 biz mods hard to score right?

i only left with 1 level 1000 biz mod to choose from,which is mno1001.
level 1000 modules not necessarily mean it is easier. i took a level 2000 SS and did pretty well.
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Old 10-07-2008, 03:22 PM   #27
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I will be taking cs3214 next sem....care to share some tips about this nightmare module?
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Old 10-07-2008, 08:03 PM   #28
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I will be taking cs3214 next sem....care to share some tips about this nightmare module?
1. form a group NOW [very important]
2. go for some outings, lunch, etc to get to know everyone. Build up the rapport... go play some games at settler/minds cafe.
3. Plan modules together... it's for the benefit of the team. Some sacrifices would have to be made if you want to be able to work together.


When the project specs is actually released, that is when the nightmare begins

Get the team priorities clear from the start: Is the team aiming for an A-/A? If so, get the whole team motivated to work towards that target.

Team Leader: choose the most capable member to lead the team. Team leader is very important in liasing between members of the team. A suitable choice would be someone who is goal oriented and able to get the team going from one milestone to the next, ensuring everyone is able to meet deadlines and most importantly, to coordinate the entire team.

Begin early. Infact begin from Day1! The first two weeks is very crucial as this will be the period where the team needs to gather further information and research. It is important to discuss the project specs together as a team so that everyone understand what is to be done. The magnitude of the whole project will depend on the entire team. The module is flexible such that the team can propose the amount of work to be done. Ensure ample communication and follow up is done with your advisor.

Open communication. Ensure that everyone is contactable at all times, and no one disappears for prolonged period of time. An open schedule is important so that each member knows where the others are . This is to allow other members to go for their lessons, prepare for tests, etc. Remember that they are also taking modules which requires equal amount of attention.

Capabilities: Each team member will have some area where he/her is strong at. Try to exploit those capabilities if possible. E.g. layout design, graphics design, database administration, etc. This is a team effort and so task allocation is important. Assigning the appropriate workload to each team member is very crucial. This means not overloading a member with too much work that he/she cannot meet the deadline, or under assigning the team member such that he/she is not fully utilised.
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Old 11-07-2008, 03:18 AM   #29
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Any CS people here? I am finding projectmates for CS3215.

This coming semster is critical for me ( I need it as a planto back my CAP from 3.1 to 3.5), so if I can do well for CS3215, I will most likely to suceed.

Anyone taking CS3212 also?
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:52 AM   #30
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Anyone has taken the following modules before?
CS3230 - Design and Analysis of Algorithms
CS3240 - Human Computer Interaction
CS3241 - Computer Graphics
CS3243 - Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
CS3248 - Design of Interactive Media

Any opinions? I thinking if I should take any of those modules as my electives.

By the way, how is CS2106?
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