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Old 25-06-2008, 02:40 PM   #1
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Hey all,

We all know that getting an 'A' grade is _really_ difficult in NUS. Apart from personal effort, much of it also depend on careful selection/planning of modules.

Although I've seen people discussing CS modules in the NUS thread, it is not useful for people who are not actively following the discussion.

Therefore, I feel that we should start a new thread to discuss mainly on NUS SoC modules (as well as GEM/Breadth/ULR) and help each other with our experience.

For a start, I have taken the following modules:

CS1105 Computing and Society
CS2105 Introduction to Computer Networks
CS2250 Fundamentals of Information Systems
CS2261 Enterprise Systems Development
EC1301 Principles of Economics
MA1312 Calculus with Applications
MA1301 Introductory Mathematics
MKT1003 Principles Of Marketing
SSD2210 Managing Singapore's Built Environment

Feel free to ask if you've any questions!

Anyone care to share about CS3253 - Managment of IS, CS4250 - Research Methodologies, CS3251 - Technology Strategy Management and any other level 3000 IS elective modules?

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Hey all,

We all know that getting an 'A' grade is _really_ difficult in NUS. Apart from personal effort, much of it also depend on careful selection/planning of modules.

Although I've seen people discussing CS modules in the NUS thread, it is not useful for people who are not actively following the discussion.

Therefore, I feel that we should start a new thread to discuss mainly on NUS SoC modules (as well as GEM/Breadth/ULR) and help each other with our experience.

For a start, I have taken the following modules:

CS1105 Computing and Society
CS2105 Introduction to Computer Networks
CS2250 Fundamentals of Information Systems
CS2261 Enterprise Systems Development
EC1301 Principles of Economics
MA1312 Calculus with Applications
MA1301 Introductory Mathematics
MKT1003 Principles Of Marketing
SSD2210 Managing Singapore's Built Environment

Feel free to ask if you've any questions!

Anyone care to share about CS3253 - Managment of IS, CS4250 - Research Methodologies, CS3251 - Technology Strategy Management and any other level 3000 IS elective modules?

Newbie camp here (although not really from soc). Any senior to share more about MA1301, CS1231, CS1101C and CS1102C and CS2103
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Old 25-06-2008, 03:41 PM   #3
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can i have more info on CS2250...the workload, exams, format,ect..tks
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Old 25-06-2008, 05:23 PM   #4
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hi, does computing and society module have preclusion of IF1101E and is a 3 MC module?
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Old 25-06-2008, 09:08 PM   #5
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For me, 1104 (now 2100), 2261 (programming using JSP although most codes are found in Danny's txtbook) are the killer modules that everyone must take.

2250: need a good video (to stand out) depicting concepts learnt during the course. most common pitfall- going out of point.

3251, lvl 3, 4 and above IS modules: Need to have good proj group members, nothing less.
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generally the IS modules main focus would be more on business/IT management

first off is cs2250, introducing you to IS systems, the various kind of systems in organisations, decision process etc.

after that, you are free to explore the level 3000 and level 4000. However, some level 4000 modules would have prerequisites (level 3000).

level 3000, i would strongly advise taking cs3253, cs3251, cs3254

lvl 4000, cs4250-> research methodology : very siong module, most people would try their best to skip this, resulting in very low enrolment (<30)

CS4252 -> control, audit of IS systems : Low intake also, due to prereq of cs3254. Requires you to go out to find a company to perform a IT audit.

CS4253 -> IS consulting : requires you to find a company and give them consulting advise
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Old 25-06-2008, 09:46 PM   #7
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Yes, strongly recommend anyone taking 3251 nxt sem.

Ms Ng is a very nice lecturer. =)
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can go for CS3255 (information organisation) also. no exams
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The 2 projects can kill?
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The 2 projects can kill?
which one?
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up to 5 person team leh... how to kill
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2100 is killer mod ah? like that i cant take with 1102 liao...
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Old 26-06-2008, 12:35 PM   #14
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2100 is killer mod ah? like that i cant take with 1102 liao...
You may not find it as hard.

I think it depends on individual.
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Newbie camp here (although not really from soc). Any senior to share more about MA1301, CS1231, CS1101C and CS1102C and CS2103
For MA1301, if you do not have 'A' math background, be prepared to put in about 2-3 times more effort to catch up. If you are weak in maths, my advise to you is to study a few months before you even take the module.

can i have more info on CS2250...the workload, exams, format,ect..tks
For the previous two semesters, the assessment for CS2250 has been the same. 5% class participation, 5% tutorial case presentation, 15% video, 25% mid-term (close book-written), 50% final exam (MCQ with negative marking).

You can find out more about the workload/exams/format from IVLE.

As for my opinion of CS2250, it differs from gentori's.

I feel that the key component to make you stand out would be the 25% close book mid-term (at least for my case last semester). The thing about CS2250 is that the mid-term paper is held about 1-2 weeks before your first exam. Although only a few topics will be tested, you HAVE to study the entire syllabus because you'll never know what will be tested.

The marking scheme for the video on the other hand is VERY lenient. After all, CS2250 is not a design module. The video focuses mainly on concept so you can simply choose a very easy concept to prevent yourself from going out of point...and since it is only 15%, the grades really don't differ much.

hi, does computing and society module have preclusion of IF1101E and is a 3 MC module?
Yes. More information here: https://sit.aces01.nus.edu.sg/cors/j...2&mod_c=CS1105
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