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paperaeroplanes
04-02-2013, 09:08 PM
anyone applying for applied math?? haha

forensic
04-02-2013, 09:35 PM
Me!! However i will only be entering 2 years later bcos of NS.TT

hahahaha. i see you 2 years later((: update me if you are accepted in alr. (:

Lostkid
04-14-2013, 11:40 AM
hahahaha. i see you 2 years later((: update me if you are accepted in alr. (:

Accepted by NUS Science le!!!

Lostkid
04-14-2013, 11:42 AM
How to get into the applied chem route? Is there any specialisation?

Azuren
04-14-2013, 06:58 PM
hey guys! got a question here.
my grades are C/BBC, what do you guys think are the chances of me getting into science? Caus till now there hasnt been any reply from them so im kinda getting worried...

Azuren
04-14-2013, 06:59 PM
Accepted by NUS Science le!!!

what are your grades?

Ohmaimama
04-15-2013, 02:53 AM
I am aware that to go for nus mathematics, we will have to apply under faculty of science. However, for poly students, I looked at the Igp and saw that the "faculty of science" courses stated are all the basic sciences without any mathematics. Is there a way I can see the basic prerequisite or better still, a cut off point, for polytechnic students to go into nus mathematics?

Lostkid
04-15-2013, 08:11 AM
what are your grades?

ABB/A with GP E and PW B

takao
04-15-2013, 01:00 PM
Hey, I thought that the admission has been over since feb? Because bunch of my friends had been all admitted NUS Science already since months ago.

glasskites
04-15-2013, 01:33 PM
Hey, I thought that the admission has been over since feb? Because bunch of my friends had been all admitted NUS Science already since months ago.

Hmm cannot be, since deadline was 1 Apr..

havok_ex
04-15-2013, 01:35 PM
Its never over until the rejection letters are sent out. And applications only closed in April lol. So the universities are still handing out admissions as and when they like.

pokkaGT
04-15-2013, 02:11 PM
I am aware that to go for nus mathematics, we will have to apply under faculty of science. However, for poly students, I looked at the Igp and saw that the "faculty of science" courses stated are all the basic sciences without any mathematics. Is there a way I can see the basic prerequisite or better still, a cut off point, for polytechnic students to go into nus mathematics?

Your poly GPA should be fairly high (more than meets the IGP) to study NUS pure maths. There are virtually no poly students in NUS pure maths for a reason.

Anyway, I don't suppose you are from SP engineering?

Ohmaimama
04-16-2013, 12:43 AM
Your poly GPA should be fairly high (more than meets the IGP) to study NUS pure maths. There are virtually no poly students in NUS pure maths for a reason.

Anyway, I don't suppose you are from SP engineering?

Tp business/engineering to be exact. I took engineering math and an university preparatory course in higher mathematics... Oh I see no wonder. Was wondering why would nus leave that out and guessed that it was intentional. Indeed. Shall opt for ntu's mathematics and economics in that case. Thanks for your reply!

forensic
04-17-2013, 01:01 PM
ABB/A with GP E and PW B

hey! hahaha. congrats((:

i haven been offered any yet. My NUS application status still "processing".

bangbang
04-28-2013, 12:18 AM
Hi all, I received NUS Science offer!

Just to ask,
1. How do we actually choose our majors? Is it determined by the number of credits we get for physics math and chem and bio? Or do we need to specify? It bothers me so much cause I really really want to major in Chem, even double
major if I can get it :|

2. Apparently I'm the only one among my friends to apply for science and accepting it right now. And I don't talk much except when I know the person well, or when I'm anonymous.. Are there any tips to survive in school??

slayerzz
04-28-2013, 08:36 AM
hey bangbang! what were your grades?uas? i haven;t gotten any news from nus fos and quite scared

samanthhhaa
04-30-2013, 12:41 AM
Hi all, I received NUS Science offer!

Just to ask,
1. How do we actually choose our majors? Is it determined by the number of credits we get for physics math and chem and bio? Or do we need to specify? It bothers me so much cause I really really want to major in Chem, even double
major if I can get it :|

2. Apparently I'm the only one among my friends to apply for science and accepting it right now. And I don't talk much except when I know the person well, or when I'm anonymous.. Are there any tips to survive in school??

Hello! When you're in FOS, you are actually free to declare any major (there will be a window period I think in july for us to declare the majors), so long as you meet the subject requirements for the major (some exceptions such as food science). For Chemistry major- http://www.chemistry.nus.edu.sg/education/prospectiveStudents/ProspectiveUndergraduates.htm
As for the double major, from the same website, you can find information about it.

I will recommend that since you're alone, that you should go for the science faculty camps- SCAMP or SOW. There, you will meet seniors that can provide you invaluable materials such as lab reports and pdf textbooks for reference as well as guide you in bidding for modules and declaring of major. Also, you can meet friends from the science faculty there and hopefully other chemistry majors so you can go for lectures tgt with them (:

Hope it helped!

bangbang
04-30-2013, 02:27 PM
HELLO! Thanks for the awesome tip!
and yup! I'll go for at least one of the camps! :D

bangbang
04-30-2013, 02:38 PM
Oh how does the system work?

I fulfill the modules and credits for year 1-3 and graduate,
and if my GPA is 3.5 at end of year 3 I can choose to do honours project?
So I don't graduate with an honours if I graduate after year 3.. is that right?

Darkzion
04-30-2013, 03:19 PM
Oh how does the system work?

I fulfill the modules and credits for year 1-3 and graduate,
and if my GPA is 3.5 at end of year 3 I can choose to do honours project?
So I don't graduate with an honours if I graduate after year 3.. is that right?

yes. u can graduate without honors after u completed the necessary requirement... which may or may not be 3 years... u can take 6 module each sem n graduate within 2.5 years if u wish to.

btw is called CAP in NUS.

Gengeal
05-01-2013, 06:42 PM
Would an honours B.Sc degree be far superior than that of a mere B.Sc degree? From the graduation statistics, I infer that nearly half of the cohort does not proceed to their honours year, which would be worrying as I believe an honours degree is highly regarded in Singapore.

havok_ex
05-01-2013, 09:05 PM
Would an honours B.Sc degree be far superior than that of a mere B.Sc degree? From the graduation statistics, I infer that nearly half of the cohort does not proceed to their honours year, which would be worrying as I believe an honours degree is highly regarded in Singapore.

Hmm. I wonder why too. I just looked at NUS's student statistics. Is that where you looked too? For other faculties, about 70-80 percent of the cohort stay on to do honours. But only for science, there's a drastic drop of about 50% that dont go on to do the honours year. Anyone studying in the faculty can shed some light?

Darkzion
05-06-2013, 06:00 PM
Hello :)

So that means that you can choose your major straightaway when u enter? Like you do not need to study everything in year 1 then specialise in Year 2 right? Thanks :)

most likely yes with the exception of QF major which requires u to fulfill certain mods and apply for it after u completed year 1.

other than that, u sld be able to choose the major u wan. if u do not satisfy their prerequisite such as a particular H2 subject, u will need to take a bridging module during ur first sem.

Darkzion
05-06-2013, 06:04 PM
Would an honours B.Sc degree be far superior than that of a mere B.Sc degree? From the graduation statistics, I infer that nearly half of the cohort does not proceed to their honours year, which would be worrying as I believe an honours degree is highly regarded in Singapore.

Hmm. I wonder why too. I just looked at NUS's student statistics. Is that where you looked too? For other faculties, about 70-80 percent of the cohort stay on to do honours. But only for science, there's a drastic drop of about 50% that dont go on to do the honours year. Anyone studying in the faculty can shed some light?

do note that some other faculties might have direct honors.. so they might have to stay whether they like it anot.

for sci (and all other course without direct honors), ur CAP need to be above 3.5 to do honors iirc... and ppl usually onli do honors if they r atleast a 3.7

Lostkid
05-07-2013, 11:47 AM
What can a chemistry major be? How do I go into applied chem?

Azuren
05-07-2013, 11:56 AM
most likely yes with the exception of QF major which requires u to fulfill certain mods and apply for it after u completed year 1.

other than that, u sld be able to choose the major u wan. if u do not satisfy their prerequisite such as a particular H2 subject, u will need to take a bridging module during ur first sem.

so to take qf what major do u apply for in year 1? i read that most of the modules are math-related, does it mean you have to apply for a major in math first?

catfret
05-07-2013, 06:22 PM
Hey guys, has any poly grads receive their offers for nus life sciences? May i know your cgpa and O level results? I got offered nus chem (which was my second choice) and I would like to appeal for NUS life sciences (my first choice).
I would like to know whether i stand a chance...

What do you guys think? What are my chances?

Singapore Poly-Diploma in Biotechnology
O levels: L1R4=11; L1R5=16
CGPA: 3.77
Merit= No

Darkzion
05-07-2013, 09:37 PM
so to take qf what major do u apply for in year 1? i read that most of the modules are math-related, does it mean you have to apply for a major in math first?

does not really matter, u can put (meaning u dun have to apply, literary jus indicate wat u wan) either math or stats as ur major in ur first year. complete the necessary modules. get decent grades. apply for it. and go for interview.

by decent grade i mean u need atleast first class CAP to get an interview... i heard a low 4.5x was not called up for interview last year. And u need to do well for the qualifying modules as well.... atleast A- for all 4 qualifying modules i would say.

Azuren
05-08-2013, 09:28 AM
does not really matter, u can put (meaning u dun have to apply, literary jus indicate wat u wan) either math or stats as ur major in ur first year. complete the necessary modules. get decent grades. apply for it. and go for interview.

by decent grade i mean u need atleast first class CAP to get an interview... i heard a low 4.5x was not called up for interview last year. And u need to do well for the qualifying modules as well.... atleast A- for all 4 qualifying modules i would say.

oh i see.... so if i do not fulfill the requirements for qf, is it possible to change to another major?

pokkaGT
05-08-2013, 11:22 AM
Hey guys, has any poly grads receive their offers for nus life sciences? May i know your cgpa and O level results? I got offered nus chem (which was my second choice) and I would like to appeal for NUS life sciences (my first choice).
I would like to know whether i stand a chance...

What do you guys think? What are my chances?

Singapore Poly-Diploma in Biotechnology
O levels: L1R4=11; L1R5=16
CGPA: 3.77
Merit= No

Appeal!

Your grades should not be the problem but perhaps the competition is too strong this year.

xiann
05-24-2013, 03:03 PM
Hi if anyone of you here is taking EC1301 prin of econ or SSB2216 employee management, im selling my notes! take a look here
http://forum.brightsparks.com.sg/showthread.php?p=77354#post77354

catfret
05-26-2013, 02:10 AM
Hello! When you're in FOS, you are actually free to declare any major (there will be a window period I think in july for us to declare the majors), so long as you meet the subject requirements for the major (some exceptions such as food science). For Chemistry major- http://www.chemistry.nus.edu.sg/education/prospectiveStudents/ProspectiveUndergraduates.htm
As for the double major, from the same website, you can find information about it.

I will recommend that since you're alone, that you should go for the science faculty camps- SCAMP or SOW. There, you will meet seniors that can provide you invaluable materials such as lab reports and pdf textbooks for reference as well as guide you in bidding for modules and declaring of major. Also, you can meet friends from the science faculty there and hopefully other chemistry majors so you can go for lectures tgt with them (:

Hope it helped!

About the major selection, does this apply to poly grads as well? As I know, there are accreditation for certain courses from poly to gain admission into FOS to ready certain majors. As for me, I was offered chemistry. Does that mean I'm also able to declare the choice of my major besides chem during that window period? :|
Btw, I hope to read life sciences and have already submitted my online appeal.

crumpstj
06-02-2013, 10:52 PM
Hi seniors,

Am probably going to do my major in chemistry. Any advice if a tablet is sufficient? Or there would be heavy usage of windows programs. Anyway was thinking of buying the surface RT for school.

jimjoker1
06-09-2013, 04:31 PM
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Darkzion
06-18-2013, 01:15 PM
hi,

does anyone know if the dean's list of the latest sem for fac of sci is updated on myisis yet?

nusmathsoc
06-20-2013, 10:40 PM
Hi all,

This is an open invitation to all Mathematics, Applied Mathematics and Statistics Freshmen to join us in our orientation camp!

Through the camp, we'll bring you around to different areas of NUS through games and activities so that you familiarise yourself with the environment. In addition, there will be friendly seniors who will advise you on your impending life as a student in Mathematics/Statistics.

The details are as follows:

Date of the camp: 15 - 16 July 2013
Cost of the camp: Free of Charge!

Find out more information from our website at NUS Mathematics Society Orientation 2013, at http://www.nusmathsociety.org/orientation2013/orientation2013.html! Alternatively, you can also drop me a PM to find out more!

Sign up now at http://www.nusmathsociety.org/orientation2013/orientation2013.html

On the beginning of your new journey,
Fair winds

NUS Mathematics Society

yml.
07-21-2013, 06:26 PM
hi! has anyone taken GEK1900 before? May I know what are the components and what do you think of the module?

Thankyou! :)

bloopbloop
08-01-2013, 11:24 AM
Hi!

I have a burning question!

If I bid for a NM(comm n new media) module using P points instead of G points, is it counted as breadth or unrestricted elective??

Thanks!!

Darkzion
08-03-2013, 09:59 PM
does not matter.

they onli see ur module's prefix... which is nm.

tkyl
09-30-2013, 08:28 PM
Hi all, just wanna ask some qns. I am currently still in NS and I will most probably going to major in Chem in FOS. However, the NUS Internal MOOCs offered for NSmen (NM1101FC, CS1010FC,CN1111FC,EE1001FC,EE1109FC,LSM1301FC,MA13 01FC,PC1431FC) , might not be relevant to my course. Any advice here? Should I take up MOOCs offered,if yes, which course should I take/ relevant to my study? If I do take up any of the modules, do I get modular credits for it?

Thanks in advance!

Darkzion
10-09-2013, 06:27 PM
Hi all, just wanna ask some qns. I am currently still in NS and I will most probably going to major in Chem in FOS. However, the NUS Internal MOOCs offered for NSmen (NM1101FC, CS1010FC,CN1111FC,EE1001FC,EE1109FC,LSM1301FC,MA13 01FC,PC1431FC) , might not be relevant to my course. Any advice here? Should I take up MOOCs offered,if yes, which course should I take/ relevant to my study? If I do take up any of the modules, do I get modular credits for it?

Thanks in advance!

go google ur course requirement and see which mod is applicable for u and if MC will be given... n most likely u r required to take some sci modules outside ur major to fulfill ur faculty requirement... u may den consider using some of the above mentioned module to fulfill it.

anyway, i personally dont see the point of enrolling early... the period btw ns and uni is probably one of the very few extended period of time in ur life where u r completely free to do watever u like... dont waste it.

Oregene
10-17-2013, 04:48 PM
Hi everyone!

I have some burning questions to ask regarding bidding of modules for FOS in NUS.
In year one, we will be preallocated two core LSM modules in the first semester, followed by preallocation of another two LSM core modules in the second semester.

However if I would like to overload, is there anyway I can request for all 4 level 1000 Core to be allocated to me in sem 1. LSM1101/2/3/4

I tried looking up the bid points in CORS archive, but I can't seem to find bidding information for LSM core modules. Does that mean that they cannot be bidded, but can only be preallocated.

Thanks in advance!

vadevalor
11-16-2013, 01:19 PM
Is it possible to graduate in 3.5 years if i overload 6 modules per semester in nus chem?

Darkzion
03-15-2014, 01:04 PM
Is it possible to graduate in 3.5 years if i overload 6 modules per semester in nus chem?

yes u can. but i hope u didnt underestimate the workload at university level... especially for chem where they have long hours of lab for many modules.

fpdt666
04-13-2014, 01:39 PM
Is it true that once you get into Faculty of Science you can choose any major you want? Or if competition is really strong for some of them you might not get your first choice?

Darkzion
04-13-2014, 05:01 PM
Is it true that once you get into Faculty of Science you can choose any major you want? Or if competition is really strong for some of them you might not get your first choice?

if u r from poly, ur choice of major might be limited. if u r from jc, u can go for almost all the major even if u dont meet some of their requirement... u just need to take some bridging modules in ur first semester.

onli exception is quantitative finance where u can onli apply after first year with a CAP of atleast 4.5 to get an interview... not sure how the implementation of gradeless first year will affect the process tho.

Darkzion
06-15-2014, 12:57 AM
For those who are doing NUS stats with intention to take a second major in economics, I have written a freshman guide where i shared some of my personal experience and tips:

http://investwizar.blogspot.sg/2014/06/stats-econs-freshman-guide-part-i.html

hope it might be useful to some of u.

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Riccer
03-04-2016, 07:34 PM
Hi guys, just wanted to ask what are the chances of Faculty of Science accepting my application when my grades are:

H2 Math-B
H2 Chem-B
H2 Econs-C
H1 Bio-C

GP-C
PW-A

cinnamonkick
07-21-2016, 03:52 PM
Hi all, i am an undergraduate student just enrolled in NUS Faculty of Science.

I was wondering if declaring a minor in public health or something along those lines will give me an advantage when I try for postgraduate dentistry or medicine after completing 3 years of the Bachelor of Science programme?

If so, can you guys recommend minors that i should take in order for me to go in this path of postgrad med/dentistry studies? Thanks so much!

Cavaliere
07-22-2016, 08:18 PM
Hi all, i am an undergraduate student just enrolled in NUS Faculty of Science.

I was wondering if declaring a minor in public health or something along those lines will give me an advantage when I try for postgraduate dentistry or medicine after completing 3 years of the Bachelor of Science programme?

If so, can you guys recommend minors that i should take in order for me to go in this path of postgrad med/dentistry studies? Thanks so much!

The main factors that any postgrad programme will consider for admission are your class of honours and grades. You will need to undergo four years of studies to attain honours.

If your intention was to rush and do a 'pass' degree in three years, then it does not matter what minor you declare, no postgrad programme will accept you. If your degree is a 'pass' degree, any other applicant who has honours will rank higher than you for admission.

If you mentioned doing 3 years of studies because you have some kind of exemption (because you're from poly etc), then that might be a different situation. But the advice stands, focus on grades and class of honours. You have time to consult your professors about what minors to do after your first year.

cinnamonkick
07-22-2016, 09:07 PM
Thank you Cavaliere for your reply! This makes me regret not studying in NTU though, as they have direct honours (3 years instead of 4 in NUS) :( Thinking of transferring now as NTU gave me an offer as well...

Sorry for being so clueless, but I have no idea which modules to take up to go according to my planned path. Bidding is soon and I'm still at a loss :confused:

Does anyone know which modules i should bid for? Please advise!

Cavaliere
07-22-2016, 10:36 PM
Thank you Cavaliere for your reply! This makes me regret not studying in NTU though, as they have direct honours (3 years instead of 4 in NUS) :( Thinking of transferring now as NTU gave me an offer as well...

Sorry for being so clueless, but I have no idea which modules to take up to go according to my planned path. Bidding is soon and I'm still at a loss :confused:

Does anyone know which modules i should bid for? Please advise!

I've previously completed a postgrad programme at NUS (though in law instead of medicine). Reading your posts, I think you need to settle down and FOCUS. You need to be mature about what you need to do to accomplish your goals.

Stop thinking about transferring, it will not do you any good at this stage. Stop thinking about what might have been or what decisions you should have made differently. And most importantly, stop thinking about shortcuts and how to do things faster. These are bad habits and you must stop them right now.

You need to focus. To get to medical school as a long-term goal, you need to be an excellent student in the programme you are already in. Stop dreaming and start doing.


Instead of dreaming of the future, you should have attended camps to meet seniors who could have advised you on your current degree. You've missed your camp but there's an orientation day, go attend that (https://www.facebook.com/nusscienceoweek/). They can guide you on your first steps and tell you what modules to do.
Stop wondering about medical school and start making friends from science. No student succeeds in university without help.
Concentrate on doing well for your current degree. You need to start thinking about working hard for your first year in science. One year from now, if you're not in the top 25% of your cohort for science, you're probably not going to make it to medical school. Be humble, ask the right questions, study hard.
Be a committed student for science. You need your professors to like you in order to get good testimonials for your medical school application. A student that wants to get his/her current degree over with as fast as possible is not going to get good testimonials. Professors hate students who try to cut corners and they love students who are committed to their studies.

cinnamonkick
07-23-2016, 12:14 AM
Hey Cavaliere, thanks for your reply once again!

Your words of advice really brought me back to reality. Guess my mind's wandered off to places during the 8-month break. I have just read up on CORS and the bidding system so I understand it now. Still unsure about which modules to take but I will sure clarify during orientation!

I will definitely work hard and keep your words in mind.

I sincerely appreciate your help in this matter :)

LT98
05-18-2017, 02:43 PM
Hey there, I was wondering if I still stand a chance for NUS FoS for AY17/18? I went for the DA interview in late April but today when I checked back at the applications portal it was still "Application Processing". Is it that I have already been rejected?

helloyanyan
10-09-2018, 02:17 PM
Hello, I am a year 1 student in FASS. Does anyone know how to apply for a second major in Data Analytics? And do I have to have a minimum CAP?

Thanks so much!