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xm105
04-17-2009, 06:03 PM
http://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/ero/announcement/eng-flyer-GEP.pdf

Hi, I received an email today which mentioned the above mentioned. I quote, The Programme will lead to the award of two degrees – a Bachelor of Engineering (B. Eng.) at NUS and for those who qualify for admission to a top partner university, a postgraduate degree in Engineering – e.g. a Master’s degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Graduates have the option of continuing with doctoral studies or enrolling directly in a Ph.D. programme. Scholarships will be provided for a student’s undergraduate studies, as well as financial support for one year or more of graduate school, depending on the postgraduate programme....
...Students will ride on an accelerated track, with opportunities to gain advance placement credits, resulting in exemptions from specific modules, as well as to take self-study modules. This will enable them to complete their B.Eng. within three years and to pursue a postgraduate degree in the fourth year.
So I understand that I will have to apply(just before finishing the basic degree?) for the postgrad programs at XX uni myself? Or will there be some formal arrangement between NUS and XX? What if I fail to get a place at XX (esp when XX is implied to be of MIT, oxbridge caliber)? I simply graduate with B.Eng in 3yrs?

I have already reserved a place at NTU Aerospace but I can still try for this right?

Thx in adv.

sockmui
04-20-2009, 03:21 PM
Hi, i got the offer too.:)

But I not sure if I can cope with the "accelerated track", finishing my undergraduate studies in 3 yrs instead of 4.. is it compulsory or optional?

Moreover, I am already taking engineering course without a Physics background, which means that I got to take bridging modules and work harder to catch up. So, if I join this GEP, i might be SUPER busy.. Will my schedule be very packed? What if I can't cope and terminate it premature? Will I be impose a repayment penalty?

I really hope someone can answer all this.. :D

Thanks.

eftalia
04-21-2009, 12:01 AM
Hmm I'm curious. How does one get onto this programme?

sockmui
04-22-2009, 02:24 PM
Erm.. I applied it online.. But i forgot the website already:p

Maybe you can try searching for it online? Not sure it is still open tho..

xkytianx
04-23-2009, 11:16 PM
Hi, i got the offer too.:)

But I not sure if I can cope with the "accelerated track", finishing my undergraduate studies in 3 yrs instead of 4.. is it compulsory or optional?

Moreover, I am already taking engineering course without a Physics background, which means that I got to take bridging modules and work harder to catch up. So, if I join this GEP, i might be SUPER busy.. Will my schedule be very packed? What if I can't cope and terminate it premature? Will I be impose a repayment penalty?

I really hope someone can answer all this.. :D

Thanks.

Hi Sockmui,

I asked the interviewer during my faculty scholarship interview just today and he said if you join GEP it will be a compulsory 3 year programme with direct honours. And after that we will apply to different overseas uni and they seem very sure that we will get into at least 1 uni. That is what they want to promote i guess.

I think probably if you didn't take physics it will be tough to cope. But i believe that if you are in the programme but decided that you aren't able to manage it anymore, you should be allowed to drop out as based on what they say the whole programme is the same as the 4-year programme, but just shorter. Maybe if you can't complete it in 3 years then you can do the 4 years one. I'm not that sure though.

Yupp, hope it helps! :)

sockmui
04-24-2009, 12:41 PM
heex.. Thanks Xkytianx..

I actually plan to ask all these AFTER i was selected.. in case they gt deterred by me..:D I just went for the interview today. The professors were very friendly. :) Not like those from USP ones.. I did not ask much question, except that they will most probably inform us if we are selected by mid-May.. zz, now i am already very anxious!

How's ur interview then? :rolleyes:

xkytianx
04-25-2009, 12:17 PM
haha i don't really know how i did for my interview. it's like the previous 2 interviewees before me said that the interviewers are nice people but then it's like when i went in the interviewers were pretty mean to me (that's what i felt) cos they kept rebuking what i had to say. but i guess i managed to answer most of their questions properly. haha we'll know in mid-May then! haha. good luck to you although it's over! :)

aeonlight
05-30-2009, 12:02 PM
hey anyone here got a reply from NUS regarding GEP already?

NX-01
05-30-2009, 03:32 PM
Haha, received an e-mail from NUS. Apparently I'm being put in a waiting list.

28 May 2009


Dear XXX,

Global Engineering Program at NUS

Thank you very much for your interest in our Global Engineering Program (GEP) and spending time to attend the interview at NUS.

The competition to be admitted to the GEP is very stiff due to the many candidates with very good records that were interviewed. We have to make very difficult decisions due to the limited number of places in this selective program.

As you will only be joining us in 2011, based on your reasonably good performance at the interview, the committee decided that your case will be reviewed again in 2011 together with other students who will be interviewed then.

I hope that you are not too disappointed with this delayed decision and will keep you informed of the final decision at the appropriate time.

I look forward to welcoming you into our BEng programme and I wish you all the best in your future endeavors.


Sincerely,


Professor Quek Ser Tong
Chairman, Global Engineering Program Committee Faculty of Engineering National University of Singapore
1 Engineering Drive 2 #E1A-07-03
Email: [email protected]
Tel: 6516 2263

supremebull
05-30-2009, 11:40 PM
I'm on an Engineering Faculty award to study Civil Engineering and Business Administration this year in NUS.

And now I've also gotten an offer to the GEP, with an upgrade to an Engineering Faculty Scholarship should I choose to go to the GEP.

Choices choices...on one hand the living allowance will go a long way in helping to relieve my family's finances, and the promise of an accelerated 3 year Engineering Degree sounds interesting.

But I don't know if the hardcore Engineering life is for me, and I want to try my hand in the Business modules.

aeonlight
05-31-2009, 09:55 AM
hey supreme, im the in the same dilemna as you since wednesday man. and i gotta reply nus on monday.
im just doing chemical engineering. but chem engin on itself is freakin hardcore competitive already.
i have no idea if i can handle GEP at all.. since it compresses the 4 years into 3 years. also the idea of not being able to study with your batch and the small group learning thing.... doesnt seem very fun.
but on the other hand, the exposure and experience will definitely be great for the future.
but besides this, i dont think theres any time to join any other activities in campus already. (asked durin the interview)

xkytianx
06-01-2009, 12:53 PM
hey supreme, im the in the same dilemna as you since wednesday man. and i gotta reply nus on monday.
im just doing chemical engineering. but chem engin on itself is freakin hardcore competitive already.
i have no idea if i can handle GEP at all.. since it compresses the 4 years into 3 years. also the idea of not being able to study with your batch and the small group learning thing.... doesnt seem very fun.
but on the other hand, the exposure and experience will definitely be great for the future.
but besides this, i dont think theres any time to join any other activities in campus already. (asked durin the interview)

hey aeonlight,

I have also been offered Chemical Engineering under the GEP programme but i'm thinking of appealing to Mechanical Engineering. But the appeal was not due to the offer of GEP but due to my interest.

And yes, chem engin is super competitive. and with GEP it would be worst. Something I'll probably want to highlight is that in GEP you'll have to maintain a CAP of 4.5 (as told by the person-in-charge) and if your CAP drops to 4.0, you'll be considered to be transferred back to the normal stream. Sounds crazy isn't it! And plus Chem engin has all the top scorers... But well, the plus point is probably that if you are out of the GEP you still can follow the normal stream and I think it'll still be ok. (Though i don't think they are promoting that :P) Depends on what you want in uni life ba! :D

Good luck in choosing!

somebodyy
08-26-2009, 11:34 PM
hello! just like to ask: how exactly would the engineering course be shortened to 3 years? solely by taking Advanced Placement Credit Tests?

and what exactly defines the GEP? the completion of the honours degree in 3 years? if so, how is it different from a guy who manages to cram all the modules into a 3 year span and graduate?

appreciate if someone from the GEP or knows abt the program could help me out on this! =)

xkytianx
08-27-2009, 08:48 PM
Hihi Somebodyy,

I'm currently in the GEP programme so I can help to answer any queries and clarify some doubts if you need :) Basically, the GEP Programme is an accelerated programme with direct mentorship and more overseas/research exposure. Other than advance placement credits tests, you may be required to take more modules per sem (though many students have already done it though they aren't in the programme) as well as take up research projects to gain more modular credits to graduate in 3 years.

Frankly I feel that the programme has been pretty well delivered although we are the pioneer batch and there have certainly been many new problems we are meeting along the way. The professors and admin staff have been very helpful, and I do believe that these problems will be solved by the time you enter uni. :) I must, however, admit my views are still rather limited since I have only just started year 1 and can't really tell you the problems that I may possibly meet throughout my time in NUS. But I'll share with you what I know now k?

One of the problems I met initially was during the bidding process. As we had already passed some of the advance placement credits tests, there were some pre-allocated modules we need not take and there was some confusion along the way. Now we are taking modules which are quite different from our peers from the same course, though I guess it isn't really a problem cos you make friends along the way.

On the other hand, as GEP students we get extra perks! :P like an extra $2000 computer allowance, compulsory (while others have to fight for it) student exchange programmes with subsidies. Also, having mentors, who are professors, attached to us is a definite bonus! :) Just today my coursemate and I went for a tour around the engineering labs to view some research experiments done by other students. These experiences will probably not be possible without being in the programme.

I am definitely privileged to be in the programme and I can really feel that the professors are trying their very best to make this a success. You really feel treasured :)

That's all I have for now. I hope I've answered all of your queries but if you have any other queries, pls feel free to drop a message.

xkytianx
03-16-2010, 01:16 PM
Hi shachicagobulls,

To answer your question, yes you need to apply for NUS scholarship in order to be selected for GEP. We have a talk in NUS on 20th March at NUS so I guess you can check for more info then :)

pandapowerdx
03-16-2010, 05:27 PM
Hi shachicagobulls,

To answer your question, yes you need to apply for NUS scholarship in order to be selected for GEP. We have a talk in NUS on 20th March at NUS so I guess you can check for more info then :)

hi, mind elaborating on it?
are you implying in order to get into GEP, one must be offered one NUS scholarship first?

xkytianx
03-17-2010, 10:46 PM
Hi,

Yes the GEP and scholarship come together and those who are offered GEP will be offered the scholarship. However, there is no direct application for GEP. Students will be invited for interview based on their results and CCA and NUS obtains this information mainly from scholarship applications since many of the scholarship applicants have excellent results and CCA records. As the programme has limited places, NUS can only call about 200 applicants for interview. Hence, NUS Office of Admissions will shortlist students for interview in April/May. For those who miss out the first round, there is still some chance to get in if you do extremely well during their first semester when NUS shortlists a smaller number of students for interview at the end of December.

Hope it helps :)

goldfishytank
04-10-2010, 09:30 PM
Hi, I was just called up to go for the GEP interview. Would anyone mind sharing what some of the questions are like?

Also, they termed it as a combined interview for the scholarship and the GEP. Is it that I have been bypassed for the global merit and undergraduate scholarships? :X

xkytianx
04-11-2010, 09:34 AM
Hi,

The questions should be assessing you on whether you know what you what and what you aim to achieve in studying the course you applied for, like whether you are keen to get phD, interest in research, etc. Also they will like to know more about you, your CCAs, your other scholarship offers. Like a getting-to-know-you session. I would think it's nothing too challenging unlike other scholarship interviews, but that probably means it's harder to stand out as well.

Hmm I think you've probably bypassed the global merit and undergraduate scholarships and now is undergoing selection for the faculty level scholarships. Though I won't say I'm 100% sure about it.

Hope this helps! :)

annieappel
04-11-2010, 04:00 PM
Thanks xkytianx for answering all the queries!

i've been called up for an interview too, and i just want to confirm if this means that the interview is really for both GEP as well as NUS scholarships? what do you mean by "bypassed"? Meaning i didnt get the global and undergraduate scholarships?

Also do you know roughly how large is the intake for this year?

Thanks! (:

xkytianx
04-12-2010, 10:33 AM
Hi :)

I'm glad to be able to help!

Yes the interview is for both the GEP and NUS Scholarships. I had mine done this way as well. I'm not 100% sure whether you're still under consideration for the global and undergraduate scholarship, but for those currently under this programme, they are all under the faculty scholarship so I assume you are being considered for faculty level scholarships now. But once again I emphasise I'm not that sure either haha.

And I estimate the current intake to be around 20-30 :)

knyt
05-10-2011, 10:31 AM
Hi all! just found this thread haha just got offered the GEP in nus :) but in the email they said i was offered the Global Engineering Programme Scholarship to pursue the program. well, is this scholarship a different one from other nus scholarships ( like global merit etc), or is this just a general name for the scholarships that we will get?

will appreciate it if someone can answer my queries, thanks! :D

Pulp
05-02-2013, 02:23 PM
Hi there, just got offered GEP!

I read through some of the earlier posts. Hopefully someone in the programme can share more about what opportunities await me if I pursue this. ;)

Are we able to go on 6 months exchange in both year 2 and 3? The offer says that approved overseas programmes are partially subsidised; in what way and how much are they subsidised?

More details on the enchanced UROP and any others that I missed would be superb too.

Thanks! :D

bakapink
05-03-2013, 11:13 AM
Hi there, just got offered GEP!

I read through some of the earlier posts. Hopefully someone in the programme can share more about what opportunities await me if I pursue this. ;)

Are we able to go on 6 months exchange in both year 2 and 3? The offer says that approved overseas programmes are partially subsidised; in what way and how much are they subsidised?

More details on the enchanced UROP and any others that I missed would be superb too.

Thanks! :D

Hi

How were you notified of your acceptance into the programme?

Pulp
05-04-2013, 09:53 AM
Hi

How were you notified of your acceptance into the programme?

Oh it was through email. There should be a gathering of GEP scholars sometime mid may, so I would think acceptances should have been sent out. But they do consider students for other scholarships from mid may onwards.

yragrag
05-17-2013, 01:51 PM
I understand from the detailed description of GEP from NUS website that students with good performance during Semester 1 stand a chance of admitting into SEP?

Apart from good academic results, is there any other criteria that the GEP committee are looking out for?

My A levels results are mediocre at best. So the only way I can enter GEP is to perform well for the 1st Semester when I matriculate.

xkytianx
05-19-2013, 09:19 AM
Hi!

Congrats!

I'll just answer those that I know. So you will be going on 6 months exchange only in year 2. You could go for a 1 year exchange as well, if you are going for universities that operate in that manner. In year 3 you usually don't get to go for months of student exchange because it's your graduating year. And you get subsidised enough I believe. Not sure how it is now but at that time we get quite alot of it subsidised. Like 50%? But of cos it depends on how much you spend.

Hope this helps.


Hi there, just got offered GEP!

I read through some of the earlier posts. Hopefully someone in the programme can share more about what opportunities await me if I pursue this. ;)

Are we able to go on 6 months exchange in both year 2 and 3? The offer says that approved overseas programmes are partially subsidised; in what way and how much are they subsidised?

More details on the enchanced UROP and any others that I missed would be superb too.

Thanks! :D

xkytianx
05-19-2013, 09:25 AM
Hi!

Yes that is right, some students with good performance do stand a chance and there have been such cases. From my understanding, for this programme the committee does put a strong emphasis on grades, which is understandable because the programme is pretty demanding since you are on an accelerated track. I believe for my batch those who qualified had first class CAPs at least. Not sure for now.

Actually, there are many other pathways in NUS that are great as well. There are DCC, specialisations, and you can go on student exchange (SEP), NOC, Summer Programmes, internships, and Undergraduate Research Opportunities Prog (UROP). Try to explore the rest too!

I think the key is to find something that is suitable for you :)


I understand from the detailed description of GEP from NUS website that students with good performance during Semester 1 stand a chance of admitting into SEP?

Apart from good academic results, is there any other criteria that the GEP committee are looking out for?

My A levels results are mediocre at best. So the only way I can enter GEP is to perform well for the 1st Semester when I matriculate.