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thelittleguy
04-26-2009, 06:43 PM
Hello. May I know if any of you have received admission into the Faculty of Science? besides FeNix. its bcos i got an offer from NTU for mathematical sciences and I do not know what to do now.. to wait for NUS or to accept NTU's offer? I applied for Applied Mathematics and Computer Science (DDP) with Science as my first choice in the single degree section. Btw, will NUS send a letter to me if i'm not accepted?

Thank you in advance for your replies.


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Ashearo
04-26-2009, 06:59 PM
Just wait for NUS to send a letter. :)

trace11
04-27-2009, 09:38 AM
ya. me and some of my friends got the acceptance letter from nus fos

The Sun
04-27-2009, 11:18 AM
was it on-line or snail mail - I've also applied for FASS and no news on-line...getting worried...:(

trace11
04-28-2009, 04:20 PM
was it on-line or snail mail - I've also applied for FASS and no news on-line...getting worried...:(

got it by snail mail

justmyluck
05-02-2009, 08:57 PM
fos is my 2nd choice but i have not gotten any letter from nus :(
got into sbs ntu tho... im deciding which uni to get in with some consideration of hall life...

lavender
05-03-2009, 01:32 AM
Just wait a while more. It'll take a while.
As long as you accept before the deadline, you'll be fine ;)

camp_22
05-03-2009, 01:49 AM
i got into FOS =|
letter was posted April 30th apparently
planning to major in life sciences, biomed

amuletheart
05-03-2009, 10:43 PM
i got into FOS =|
letter was posted April 30th apparently
planning to major in life sciences, biomed

lucky you sigh. i want to do the same but the letter isnt coming.

redwhitebrown
05-04-2009, 08:59 PM
lucky you sigh. i want to do the same but the letter isnt coming.

Hey, same! Apparently mine was posted on the 29th but still nothing.
It's kind of a letdown after hoping for 1st choice Med. I wonder what FoS will be like..in comparison...

amuletheart
05-04-2009, 10:38 PM
Hey, same! Apparently mine was posted on the 29th but still nothing.
It's kind of a letdown after hoping for 1st choice Med. I wonder what FoS will be like..in comparison...

*cheer up* *keep your spirit up* let's all try to go to Duke nus med school

dragonslayer27
05-04-2009, 11:08 PM
*cheer up* *keep your spirit up* let's all try to go to Duke nus med school

yup i want to do life sci and go on to duke nus too!!!:D haha i still havent got anything from nus sci yet man..zzzz does anyone know how nus life sci is like, as in studying, hall life, etc?

camp_22
05-04-2009, 11:13 PM
yup i want to do life sci and go on to duke nus too!!!:D


wahhh got a lot of us ah...
regarding Duke-NUS i'm only worried about the longer study period + much higher fees :(

does anyone know how nus life sci is like, as in studying, hall life, etc?

Good Q. any seniors present?

Ashearo
05-05-2009, 02:03 AM
Worry about getting in to Duke-NUS before worrying about the fees. Fees will be the least of your problems.

camp_22
05-05-2009, 02:23 AM
If you worry about the longer study period for the Duke NUS Postgraduate Medicine route, then you probably might not want to be a doctor in the first place. [/url]

I've wanted to do med for a VERY long time :)and have been researching medicine as a career and medical education for at least 5 years but i can see how that comment came off a bit different from my intentions.

I just keep wondering about being 35 before i earn any money :( plus its a huge strain on F&M la.

Ashearo: indeed :( i was trying to be glass-half-full

dragonslayer27
05-05-2009, 08:07 PM
@ dragonslayer27

If you haven't gotten any reply from NUS FOS yet, it probably also means that you still have a chance to be selected for Medicine. Unless, of course, your grades ain't good in the first place, but in which case, you probably wouldn't have applied for Medicine. So think positive... :)

@ camp_22

If you worry about the longer study period for the Duke NUS Postgraduate Medicine route, then you probably might not want to be a doctor in the first place. The truth is the road to becoming a full-fledged doctor is a long and tedious one, whether it is through postgraduate or not. The minimum is 5 years MBBS + 1 year Housemanship + 5 years Medical Officer bond just to be a Resident Physician, not to mention the much longer duration and greater stress for the Specialists track.

So if you really are considering a career as a doctor, you must be prepared to sacrifice and tolerate a lot of things. It requires a lot of passion and is not as lucrative as most young people think it to be, which is why it is a highly respected profession. Just know that not all doctors end up happy so you must know what you are facing and be prepared for it.

PS: I think the sharing by a trainee neurosurgeon here is pretty good:
http://forum.brightsparks.com.sg/showthread.php?t=108

yo FeNiX! my grades arent that good so i didnt bother applying for med. im just banking on the graduate medicine route. as of now im still waiting for the nus sci letter. its been taking darn freaking long man..i've got my ntu biosci letter 2-3 weeks ago man..lol i just need someone to tell me the pros and cons of nus life sci!!!!!! anyone out there?

amuletheart
05-05-2009, 08:24 PM
yo FeNiX! my grades arent that good so i didnt bother applying for med. im just banking on the graduate medicine route. as of now im still waiting for the nus sci letter. its been taking darn freaking long man..i've got my ntu biosci letter 2-3 weeks ago man..lol i just need someone to tell me the pros and cons of nus life sci!!!!!! anyone out there?

omg SAME. waiting for NUS life science and i have NTU SBS. *SHOOOOOO* i see a potential rival XD lol

sigh. if nus letter dont come i will just have to go SBS.

*super unhappy*

sakura_gundams
05-05-2009, 08:39 PM
hmmm..just wanna comment on Duke NUS a bit since my sis bumped into someone from there...truthfullly, its not easy to get in...u have to do REALLY WELL(be one of the top in the cohort)...u have to take this test which is a test on physics, bio and chem...which according to that person is pretty similar to A levels...u have to go thru grilling interviews, furthermore the intake is quite low...so u'd face really tough competition...even though its an alternative route to medicine...its NOT easy..so ya..just bear in mind the competition that u'd be facing...

btw..im not scaring u or anything..its just that some pple have this misconception tt going there is a lot easier since u'd not be competing w medical students...><

sakura_gundams
05-05-2009, 08:41 PM
oh yea...forgot to mention this but u must have passion for research too..cuz u a trained to becum a doctor cum researcher in DUKE nus...

redwhitebrown
05-05-2009, 09:21 PM
Heh I was dreaming about Duke NUS too.. Surprise surprise.. But if the competition is that tough then an overseas postgrad medical degree would be a little easier, perhaps? Like in the US or Australia or Canada if you're a citizen/PR where medicine really only is a postgrad course.

Anyway..anyone know anything about transferring to medicine after a semester or year at NUS? It looks like a possibility on the website but I wonder how exceptional you've got to be. And please any FoS students who can elaborate on your life there...please do!!

Thanks to those who've responded so far :)

dragonslayer27
05-05-2009, 09:43 PM
omg SAME. waiting for NUS life science and i have NTU SBS. *SHOOOOOO* i see a potential rival XD lol

sigh. if nus letter dont come i will just have to go SBS.

*super unhappy*

yeah me too...lol you going into uni this year eh? then how to become ur rival? lol im still serving ns now and going into uni next year:( haha if next time i become ur junior dun bully hor k...lol :P

dragonslayer27
05-05-2009, 09:44 PM
Heh I was dreaming about Duke NUS too.. Surprise surprise.. But if the competition is that tough then an overseas postgrad medical degree would be a little easier, perhaps? Like in the US or Australia or Canada if you're a citizen/PR where medicine really only is a postgrad course.

Anyway..anyone know anything about transferring to medicine after a semester or year at NUS? It looks like a possibility on the website but I wonder how exceptional you've got to be. And please any FoS students who can elaborate on your life there...please do!!

Thanks to those who've responded so far :)

dude is it really possible? lol and what do they consider u on for ur transfer? a level results or ur 1st sem gpa? really would like to know more..haha

sakura_gundams
05-05-2009, 10:00 PM
Heh I was dreaming about Duke NUS too.. Surprise surprise.. But if the competition is that tough then an overseas postgrad medical degree would be a little easier, perhaps? Like in the US or Australia or Canada if you're a citizen/PR where medicine really only is a postgrad course.

Anyway..anyone know anything about transferring to medicine after a semester or year at NUS? It looks like a possibility on the website but I wonder how exceptional you've got to be. And please any FoS students who can elaborate on your life there...please do!!

Thanks to those who've responded so far :)

its possible:) i have seniors whose frens did that...just get consistent CAP 5 for both semesters...

camp_22
05-06-2009, 01:15 AM
its possible:) i have seniors whose frens did that...just get consistent CAP 5 for both semesters...

wah really ah O_O_O

anyone else got info on this? this would be great motivation for those of us who wanted med but got FOS if it were true :D

camp_22
05-06-2009, 01:23 AM
its possible:) i have seniors whose frens did that...just get consistent CAP 5 for both semesters...

wah really ah O_O_O

anyone else got info on this? this would be great motivation for those of us who wanted med but got FOS if it were true :D

rnt
05-06-2009, 02:11 AM
its possible:) i have seniors whose frens did that...just get consistent CAP 5 for both semesters...

i didn't apply for medicine but actually wanted to. so this is great news!! btw anyone knows what subj we need to take?

amuletheart
05-06-2009, 08:27 AM
yeah me too...lol you going into uni this year eh? then how to become ur rival? lol im still serving ns now and going into uni next year:( haha if next time i become ur junior dun bully hor k...lol :P

oh YAY. one potential rival down. haha.. okay wait till you enter before i decide to bully you or not.

(FoS please take me in. i beg you)

amuletheart
05-06-2009, 08:28 AM
wah really ah o_o_o

anyone else got info on this? This would be great motivation for those of us who wanted med but got fos if it were true :d

cap 5 is almost full marks

sakura_gundams
05-06-2009, 09:48 AM
i didn't apply for medicine but actually wanted to. so this is great news!! btw anyone knows what subj we need to take?

so far, the people i know who changed course to med:

one was from bio engineering
the other was from pharmacy

i guess there's still more..but i only know of 2 pple who transferred:) yupps

sakura_gundams
05-06-2009, 09:49 AM
cap 5 is almost full marks

yups:) not easy...must work really hard!

dragonslayer27
05-06-2009, 10:23 PM
oh YAY. one potential rival down. haha.. okay wait till you enter before i decide to bully you or not.

(FoS please take me in. i beg you)

lol okay lor..deal! haha hope u go into FoS!!! :D

redwhitebrown
05-07-2009, 12:39 AM
Here is the official website about transfers. Www.nus.edu.sg/oam/apply/cate/transfer.htm

Looks like the first year at FoS might not count for many credits so in effect it would be a bit redundant. But as long as it's possible, I don't want to give up. :)

What do you guys think? Slaving your butt off to get cross-examined about why you want to change AND having your pre-U results looked at again. If successful, having to start all over again with a new faculty, new people, new lifestyle after settling into FoS.

justmyluck
05-08-2009, 10:21 AM
i just received letter from NUS Sci yest... a little disappointed abt not getting into pharm but then again, aft i saw the brochure on SEP & LPP i got quite excited abt uni life! (is it true tt med, pharm students have fewer or no SEP opportunity?)

however, ive got a few questions that have been bugging me since last night.. pls help me so i choose the right choice between NUS & NTU :p

1. ive gotten into nus sci but do i have to select whether i want to study computer sci or life sci for my 1st yr?

2. whats the difference between Bio Sci in NTU & Life Sci in NUS?

3. if i obtain honours in NTU BS, i understand that i am able to choose between research & teaching (NIE) but can i still become a teacher upon graduation from NUS?

4. im considering SEP in South Korea but for the one/two semesters, will i miss out alot of my modules locally & will this affect my overall gpa?

thats all for now..
THANKS IN ADVANCE!!! =D

camp_22
05-08-2009, 05:49 PM
however, ive got a few questions that have been bugging me since last night.. pls help me so i choose the right choice between NUS & NTU :p

1. ive gotten into nus sci but do i have to select whether i want to study computer sci or life sci for my 1st yr?


1's the only one i can help with :p

yep you'll be declaring your major at matriculation/registration itself


on another note, anyone else out there going into Life Sciences ---->biomed?
we're gonna be major-mates it seems :D

dragonslayer27
05-09-2009, 09:11 PM
Anyone going for the open house on 23 May?

I'm still indecisive about my courses, but does the open house really helps?

dude i'll definitely go as i've went for the ntu bio sci tea session and would like to see what nus has to offer..nus sci really looks enticing due to its flexibility in offering double majors and muti-disciplinary learning and stuff :) anyone else going?

camp_22
05-09-2009, 09:26 PM
dude i'll definitely go as i've went for the ntu bio sci tea session and would like to see what nus has to offer..nus sci really looks enticing due to its flexibility in offering double majors and muti-disciplinary learning and stuff :) anyone else going?


i might. not sure yet though =|

dragonslayer27
05-09-2009, 10:34 PM
well if im not wrong all if not most of us should get our nus acceptance letters this coming week as i got my nus letter last year on the 15th of may. all the best!:D

sakura_gundams
05-09-2009, 11:21 PM
Hmm. I'm only interested in Life Sciences. I talked to NTU Bio students during the suntec talks, and they said it's a very research-oriented course, which threw me off entirely. Is NUS Life Sci similar?

NUS life science have 3 specilisations: Cell and molecular biology(more to stem cell), biomedical and general biology..

From wat i know, cell and molecular is more research, i think those who took general biology would most prob become teachers and biomedical is very popular among life science students...

eventually, every student has to do a final year project which is sort of like a research project...yups...

trace11
05-10-2009, 10:18 PM
NUS life science have 3 specilisations: Cell and molecular biology(more to stem cell), biomedical and general biology..

From wat i know, cell and molecular is more research, i think those who took general biology would most prob become teachers and biomedical is very popular among life science students...

eventually, every student has to do a final year project which is sort of like a research project...yups...

Does grades in uni plays a part in getting the specialisation that u want to do?
SInce biomed is more popular but not everyone can get to specialise in it?

sakura_gundams
05-11-2009, 10:09 AM
to tracey and honeyrider:)

hi! sorry for the lag reply..here's wat my fren from life sci said:

Life science students can already declare their concentration( that is the 3 specializations) when they are in yr 1...so its not based on ur grades etc...so if u already decide to do biomed in yr 1, u can declare it in yr 1 itself..but u must be in life sciences first that is:)

trace11
05-13-2009, 04:44 PM
to tracey and honeyrider:)

hi! sorry for the lag reply..here's wat my fren from life sci said:

Life science students can already declare their concentration( that is the 3 specializations) when they are in yr 1...so its not based on ur grades etc...so if u already decide to do biomed in yr 1, u can declare it in yr 1 itself..but u must be in life sciences first that is:)

thks for the reply:)

But i dun quite know how do we declare our specialization?

dragonslayer27
05-13-2009, 07:13 PM
just checked the website..didnt get into FoS..:(

sakura_gundams
05-14-2009, 11:30 AM
thks for the reply:)

But i dun quite know how do we declare our specialization?

i tink during ur orientation if im not wrong, there will be a talk by the Science department w regards to the bidding system etc..im not sure if they'll go thru concentrations...but they will eventually tell u how to declare..cuz i tink the bidding management thingy has a part which u have to declare wat major u taking...yups:) so no worries, they will surely inform u on how to declare ur major and concentration as well.. u dun have to do it now:)

appledeer
05-17-2009, 01:06 AM
Hi everyone, I went for the Bio tea session this week. Do you think is it necessary to go for the science open house? I am afraid that it will be the same old stuff again...

justmyluck
05-17-2009, 10:12 PM
Hi everyone, I went for the Bio tea session this week. Do you think is it necessary to go for the science open house? I am afraid that it will be the same old stuff again...

the biosci tea session u went was at NTU right? so i guess NTU & NUS shld have different insights to offer.


btw can someone tell me if i am able to further on to get Masters in Dietetics from Bsc Food sci?

appledeer
05-18-2009, 08:33 AM
nope, I went for the NUS one. Only about twenty plus ppl went, dun't know why.

sakura_gundams
05-18-2009, 02:49 PM
nope, I went for the NUS one. Only about twenty plus ppl went, dun't know why.

well, maybe this could be similar to that of the pharm tea seasion, whereby the professors randomly chose 6 pple to come for the tea session>< i oso dunno why..:confused:

piggifiedme
05-19-2009, 12:12 AM
hi just finding out will anyone be going for the fos open house on 23rd may? oh and any idea what the open house will be like?

camp_22
05-19-2009, 01:05 AM
oh yeah i got that mail too O_o not sure whether i'm going though the free food IS tempting

they're not having lab tours this time due to H1N1 :(

appledeer
05-19-2009, 11:48 AM
Yes, the tea session is very nice! Our bio professors are very kind, smart and humourous.
And there was a lab tour >.< It is rather impressive for those who never visited any research institute. For me, they are just the same bulky expensive machines :P However, bio department really has a lot of research funding. The newly built protein and something centre gets 150m funding.
I also received the email for the open house. But I am not going. It doesn't sound fun...I guess it is for those who are not sure what science course to take.

imoan
05-19-2009, 11:35 PM
hi im new to this forum. i've accepted fos offer too. and planning to do biomed! (: but is anyone able to explain the whole bidding system to me? cos im pretty clueless about it ><

camp_22
05-19-2009, 11:51 PM
hi im new to this forum. i've accepted fos offer too. and planning to do biomed! (: but is anyone able to explain the whole bidding system to me? cos im pretty clueless about it ><

first off imoan is naomi spelt backwards O_o random fact i learnt watching Van wilder but moving on >_>

hello future biomed-mate :D i've heard that we'll have the whole bidding thing (ie CORS) explained to us during the FOS orientation camp, which is just after registration and a week long, and which none of us currently have much info about :(

basically though no worries la the whole thing's gonna be explained to us, yeah.

imoan
05-20-2009, 09:09 AM
hahahaha yep it is ! lol you prob know my name now huh.. LOL !

about the bidding thing- oh really? that's cool :D cos i've been so confused about it since..forever --" anyway, you guys going for the camp?

redwhitebrown
05-20-2009, 11:23 AM
Hiya!

I'd like to do biomed too :) so nice to find new batch-mates already! Yay

I have a question about the camps, cuz the booklet of camps is so overwhelming..how do we know how many to go to, or which ones to choose? Other than the orientation camp, which most people are going to... worst nightmare is to go to the first day and everybody has made friends with each other except for me. cold sweat.

camp_22
05-20-2009, 01:15 PM
hahahaha yep it is ! lol you prob know my name now huh.. LOL !

about the bidding thing- oh really? that's cool :D cos i've been so confused about it since..forever --" anyway, you guys going for the camp?


i'm going for FOS camp and maybe sports camp O_o

Hiya!

I'd like to do biomed too :) so nice to find new batch-mates already! Yay

I have a question about the camps, cuz the booklet of camps is so overwhelming..how do we know how many to go to, or which ones to choose? Other than the orientation camp, which most people are going to... worst nightmare is to go to the first day and everybody has made friends with each other except for me. cold sweat.

i think just choose which ones feel right to you la. they're all fun! the only essential one (i would think) is the FOS one cos thats where you'll get to meet your batch-mates (like us :D)

imoan
05-21-2009, 11:53 AM
hey ! yep that's the same question i was about to ask you guys. cos the booklet has so many brochures for the various camps !where and when do we sign up? and how? :confused:LOL which reminds me,

i havent taken passport photo for form p yet! :eek:

rnt
05-21-2009, 12:40 PM
hey ! yep that's the same question i was about to ask you guys. cos the booklet has so many brochures for the various camps !where and when do we sign up? and how? :confused:LOL which reminds me,

i havent taken passport photo for form p yet! :eek:

hahaha hi5!! i havent taken my passport photo too!! haha better do it soon ;)

camp_22
05-21-2009, 01:33 PM
^_^ i already sent in form P
kiasu-ness

amuletheart
05-21-2009, 03:17 PM
hey you received an email to go for open house doesnt mean you are accepted right? RARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

mine is still processing

trace11
05-21-2009, 09:09 PM
hey you received an email to go for open house doesnt mean you are accepted right? RARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

mine is still processing

I thought that means u shld be accepted alr?

dragonslayer27
05-21-2009, 11:21 PM
omg looks like the cut off for nus sci has gone up by quite a lot man..awwwwwww:( my friend with grades bbc could get in last year man..

amuletheart
05-22-2009, 12:14 AM
I thought that means u shld be accepted alr?

huh. still processing le

camp_22
05-22-2009, 01:59 AM
hey you received an email to go for open house doesnt mean you are accepted right? RARRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

mine is still processing

ehhh >_> that doesn't make sense. if you got the email means that FOS have your particulars in their register alr =S ie you've been accepted.

still processing? walau

amuletheart
05-22-2009, 11:48 AM
ehhh >_> that doesn't make sense. if you got the email means that FOS have your particulars in their register alr =S ie you've been accepted.

still processing? walau

so i am accepted? really?

that means office of admission is slow? i called them they said its released in batches.

camp_22
05-22-2009, 02:14 PM
so i am accepted? really?

that means office of admission is slow? i called them they said its released in batches.

should be la. cos everyone i know who got invites to the FOS open house were people who were accepted :)

sakura_gundams
05-22-2009, 03:01 PM
hey ! yep that's the same question i was about to ask you guys. cos the booklet has so many brochures for the various camps !where and when do we sign up? and how? :confused:LOL which reminds me,

i havent taken passport photo for form p yet! :eek:

hmmm the brochures shld have the contact details of the various camps..mayb u could call the contact person or email them to clarify?:)

sakura_gundams
05-22-2009, 03:03 PM
actually, even if u havent receive ur application outcome, u could still come for the open house cuz i tink the talks are very impt in deciding wat majors u wanna do...mayb u could call up the Office of admission to ask when u will be getting ur application outcome..

amuletheart
05-23-2009, 02:05 PM
should be la. cos everyone i know who got invites to the FOS open house were people who were accepted :)

EHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

i checked the joint acceptance thingy AND I AM ACCEPTEDDDDDDDDDDDDDD..

YAY..

HELLO BATCHMATES! just reached home from open house..

camp_22
05-23-2009, 03:47 PM
EHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

i checked the joint acceptance thingy AND I AM ACCEPTEDDDDDDDDDDDDDD..

YAY..

HELLO BATCHMATES! just reached home from open house..



:D toldya. So, life sciences?

camp_22
05-23-2009, 04:38 PM
Life sciences '09 batch thread :D meet your soon-to-be batchmates :)


http://forum.brightsparks.com.sg/showthread.php?p=18634

amuletheart
05-23-2009, 04:51 PM
:D toldya. So, life sciences?

YES!!!! hahaha..

OrangeMoon
05-26-2009, 05:07 PM
Hi all.

I am expected to be matriculated next year. I have applied NUS FoS as the only choice this year and my application is still pending. I completed my A levels in 2007 with ABB, h1: B (gp: S).

I feel like calling NUS OAM. Guys, advise pls!

sakura_gundams
05-26-2009, 07:54 PM
Hi all.

I am expected to be matriculated next year. I have applied NUS FoS as the only choice this year and my application is still pending. I completed my A levels in 2007 with ABB, h1: B (gp: S).

I feel like calling NUS OAM. Guys, advise pls!

hmmm..is S considered a pass? cuz from wat i know is tt u have to pass GP to even be accepted into the university since that is one of the criteria...did u apply thru discretionary?

OrangeMoon
05-26-2009, 08:03 PM
hmmm..is S considered a pass? cuz from wat i know is tt u have to pass GP to even be accepted into the university since that is one of the criteria...did u apply thru discretionary?

S is between 40-49, a subpass. I am in the pioneer batch of the new JC curriculum 2 years back. Now in NS and matriculating next yr.

Last yr I applied thru discretionary admission (DA) and had an interview. Got accepted but rejected them eventually. This yr I decided to apply for FoS but I did not apply under DA. I took phy, chem, math & H1 geo. Grades of ABB/B (A for math). H1 chi B, PW also B but GP S.

Don't know if I should call them or not.

jtbq
05-26-2009, 10:38 PM
S is between 40-49, a subpass. I am in the pioneer batch of the new JC curriculum 2 years back. Now in NS and matriculating next yr.

Last yr I applied thru discretionary admission (DA) and had an interview. Got accepted but rejected them eventually. This yr I decided to apply for FoS but I did not apply under DA. I took phy, chem, math & H1 geo. Grades of ABB/B (A for math). H1 chi B, PW also B but GP S.

Don't know if I should call them or not.

yes you should.
alternatively you can check the joint acceptance website:
https://jointacceptance.edu.sg/pls/webexe/joint_accept.login

for ic number please ensure the alphabets are in CAPS.
application number is your NUS one.
if error means 'still processing'

good luck.

OrangeMoon
05-26-2009, 10:43 PM
yes you should.
alternatively you can check the joint acceptance website:
https://jointacceptance.edu.sg/pls/webexe/joint_accept.login

for ic number please ensure the alphabets are in CAPS.
application number is your NUS one.
if error means 'still processing'

good luck.

I have been trying this page every now and then. Like what you have said, I get the error message and so, still processing.

If I call NUS, I should call NUS OAM? Preparing to call soon.

Btw, I applied NUS FoS last yr and got a place but I did not take their offer eventually.

sakura_gundams
05-26-2009, 11:34 PM
I have been trying this page every now and then. Like what you have said, I get the error message and so, still processing.

If I call NUS, I should call NUS OAM? Preparing to call soon.

Btw, I applied NUS FoS last yr and got a place but I did not take their offer eventually.

Hmmm..but this yr, i tink the cut off point has increased( this yr's students really super smart) U shld try calling since most pple have already gotten their application results... yups:)

OrangeMoon
05-27-2009, 06:26 PM
I called NUS OAM today, and the female officer who answered my call wasn't very confident of her answer. She said that acceptance letters can come after 3 June and latest by late June. Can anyone verify on this?

hunter
05-27-2009, 09:04 PM
I called NUS OAM today, and the female officer who answered my call wasn't very confident of her answer. She said that acceptance letters can come after 3 June and latest by late June. Can anyone verify on this?

Yes, she is correct. My senior got his NUS FASS offer late June last year.. so yeah, don't worry too much. =D

downunder
05-27-2009, 09:24 PM
I called NUS OAM today, and the female officer who answered my call wasn't very confident of her answer. She said that acceptance letters can come after 3 June and latest by late June. Can anyone verify on this?


last yr when i was applying for SMU, only got accepted early July. But mayb thats becoz i have international qualifications, ie not A levels

OrangeMoon
05-27-2009, 10:41 PM
Fyi, because I am going to study next yr (this yr is my last yr in NS), so that means I still stand a chance to be accepted? Can I request for discretionary admission criteria, but I don't think it is possible. Last yr I got accepted, most likely due to DA criteria but not forgetting that my grades were ok (3H2/1H1:ABB/B). I took phy chem math, h1 geog.

redyellow
05-27-2009, 11:44 PM
Yes, she is correct. My senior got his NUS FASS offer late June last year.. so yeah, don't worry too much. =D

Oh..but what was yr senior's grade? I don't know whether I shld appeal to NUS FASS because of my GP grade(D). I was considering FOS instead. Any advices? :confused:

toodles
05-27-2009, 11:55 PM
Oh..but what was yr senior's grade? I don't know whether I shld appeal to NUS FASS because of my GP grade(D). I was considering FOS instead. Any advices? :confused:

I gt an E in GP and got into NUS FASS. But im rejecting it...so yea. Appeal for it if thats wad u want. Good luck:)

sakura_gundams
05-28-2009, 08:51 AM
Fyi, because I am going to study next yr (this yr is my last yr in NS), so that means I still stand a chance to be accepted? Can I request for discretionary admission criteria, but I don't think it is possible. Last yr I got accepted, most likely due to DA criteria but not forgetting that my grades were ok (3H2/1H1:ABB/B). I took phy chem math, h1 geog.

For now, i tink its best to do wat the NUS office of admission says..wait for june to come...but again, as i mentioned, every year, the criteria for entering FOS differs depending on how the students had done..and from wat i've seen...this yr, the cut off point may be higher than last year...

allswell
05-28-2009, 11:09 AM
I'm admitted to fos and considering going for tests for advanced placement credits. Is it really useful/important?

OrangeMoon
05-28-2009, 01:12 PM
For now, i tink its best to do wat the NUS office of admission says..wait for june to come...but again, as i mentioned, every year, the criteria for entering FOS differs depending on how the students had done..and from wat i've seen...this yr, the cut off point may be higher than last year...

Does it make a difference if I never took my A levels last yr (cos I took it in 2007) and I am applying for a place to study next yr (not 2 yrs later cos I am serving last yr in NS)?

justmyluck
05-28-2009, 03:58 PM
Does it make a difference if I never took my A levels last yr (cos I took it in 2007) and I am applying for a place to study next yr (not 2 yrs later cos I am serving last yr in NS)?

whether you get into a particular course is based on
1. how you pioritise you choices
2. cut-off point that yr

just like my friend.. he got into the course he wanted in 2008 although he was kicked out the previous yr!

OrangeMoon
05-28-2009, 04:43 PM
whether you get into a particular course is based on
1. how you pioritise you choices
2. cut-off point that yr

just like my friend.. he got into the course he wanted in 2008 although he was kicked out the previous yr!

This yr, I only put Science (FoS) as my only choice. Perhaps that is why they put me on processing for very long even till now.

redyellow
05-28-2009, 09:17 PM
I gt an E in GP and got into NUS FASS. But im rejecting it...so yea. Appeal for it if thats wad u want. Good luck:)

Oh..but I guess yr H2s grades must be straight As yea? Haha. Anw thanks, probably will consider FASS agn. (:

OrangeMoon
05-28-2009, 10:20 PM
Oh..but I guess yr H2s grades must be straight As yea? Haha. Anw thanks, probably will consider FASS agn. (:

Why got FASS in FOS for this thread? :confused:

imoan
05-29-2009, 11:58 AM
hey guys (: who has signed up for scamp and other camps? cos i have friends who are not intending to go for any :X when's the deadlines for signing up?:eek:

oh and are you guys gonna stay in hall??:confused:

amuletheart
05-29-2009, 01:37 PM
hey guys (: who has signed up for scamp and other camps? cos i have friends who are not intending to go for any :X when's the deadlines for signing up?:eek:

oh and are you guys gonna stay in hall??:confused:

i want to sign up for camp! nope i am not staying hall.. i heard of this stats that people who stay in hall generally do worst than those who did not. so i am not going to XD

camp_22
05-29-2009, 05:29 PM
hall yes. =\
SCAMP no.
the FOS camp (29th onwards) yes.

OrangeMoon
05-30-2009, 12:31 AM
Checked on Fri (ytd) afternoon and suddenly the page changed to application denied. They changed in the afternoon after I constantly checked online.

Submitting my appeal for it. Hope my appeal is successful because my GP pulled me down (grade S) despite having ABBB (pw:b).

The COP for this yr has increased, I supposed. Last yr I could get in. :(

sakura_gundams
06-01-2009, 12:07 PM
Checked on Fri (ytd) afternoon and suddenly the page changed to application denied. They changed in the afternoon after I constantly checked online.

Submitting my appeal for it. Hope my appeal is successful because my GP pulled me down (grade S) despite having ABBB (pw:b).

The COP for this yr has increased, I supposed. Last yr I could get in. :(

yups..not only for FOS.. this yr's batch very competitive..hope ur appeal goes well:)

kay
06-01-2009, 04:09 PM
Hi does anyone know when can we choose our majors alr?! and how are we gg to choose? is it true that we will get the major we want as long as there is no quota for that particular one? thanks in advance to those who is gg to reply me!! :)

sakura_gundams
06-01-2009, 08:44 PM
Hi does anyone know when can we choose our majors alr?! and how are we gg to choose? is it true that we will get the major we want as long as there is no quota for that particular one? thanks in advance to those who is gg to reply me!! :)

All i know is that u can declare ur major before u bid cuz some major have some preallocated mods..

kay
06-01-2009, 09:00 PM
oh then when do we declare? or they will tell us when to declare?

justmyluck
06-01-2009, 09:41 PM
oh then when do we declare? or they will tell us when to declare?

if i rmber correctly, its written at the back of the blue booklet mailed to us tog with our acceptance form.. in july? different dates according to ur last name..

justmyluck
06-01-2009, 09:43 PM
hey guys (: who has signed up for scamp and other camps? cos i have friends who are not intending to go for any :X when's the deadlines for signing up?:eek:

oh and are you guys gonna stay in hall??:confused:


oooh.. i tot il be the only freak not going for scamp LOL.

OrangeMoon
06-01-2009, 10:41 PM
yups..not only for FOS.. this yr's batch very competitive..hope ur appeal goes well:)

Sighs, I am studying next year and not this year or 2 years later. Working hard on the appeal!

irongrip
06-17-2009, 05:42 PM
anyone entering life science this academic year? i'm from poly batch

camp_22
06-17-2009, 05:46 PM
anyone entering life science this academic year? i'm from poly batch

a LOT la. heh there's a life sci thread in here too.:D

imoan
06-25-2009, 11:48 AM
hey guys, anyone knows when's orientation week? we have to sign up somewhere for it isit? :confused:

camp_22
06-25-2009, 01:29 PM
hey guys, anyone knows when's orientation week? we have to sign up somewhere for it isit? :confused:


starts on the 29th O_o

and signup etc. occurs here

http://sow09.bravehost.com/home.htm

sakura_gundams
06-26-2009, 10:06 AM
orientation camp is different from orientation week..i tink O week would be in august, Week 0 of sch. the 29th june one is orientation camp!=D

camp_22
06-26-2009, 05:29 PM
orientation camp is different from orientation week..i tink O week would be in august, Week 0 of sch. the 29th june one is orientation camp!=D

really ah O_o i was under the impression that SCAMP is the only "camp" per se

either way, i'm going ^_^

sann
06-26-2009, 11:12 PM
orientation camp is different from orientation week..i tink O week would be in august, Week 0 of sch. the 29th june one is orientation camp!=D

hey i thought the orientation camp is on 29 JULY?? by the way, has anyone received the email that we are supposed to get after signing up for the camp?

imoan
06-27-2009, 12:05 PM
hey i thought the orientation camp is on 29 JULY?? by the way, has anyone received the email that we are supposed to get after signing up for the camp?

yeah i thought it was 29 july? so this orientation thing's supposed to be the o week right? i thought it's just a day camp, as in no need stay over and stuff? :)

sakura_gundams
06-27-2009, 07:05 PM
ok so its on 29th july( sorry i got it mixed up w pharm camp!><)...but O week shld be in august, the week b4 sch start=DDD

camp_22
06-27-2009, 07:31 PM
ok so its on 29th july( sorry i got it mixed up w pharm camp!><)...but O week shld be in august, the week b4 sch start=DDD

actually there WAS a week long science camp on the 29th of june (aka SCAMP)

camp_22
07-01-2009, 01:03 AM
just got mail from the science orientation peeps :D

there's a disturbingly small number of people who signed up though :(

irongrip
07-01-2009, 01:46 PM
oh really few?

i haven't get any email from them yet. maybe they forgot :D

camp_22
07-01-2009, 06:51 PM
my bad. i think it has to do with the mail client allowing them to send only so many mails at a time.

redwhitebrown
07-01-2009, 09:33 PM
What did this email say? I didn't get any confirmation letter either but I'm going to SOW!! ....whether they remember me or not. Crash that thang

camp_22
07-01-2009, 11:45 PM
W I didn't get any confirmation letter either but I'm going to SOW!! ....whether they remember me or not. Crash that thang

:D thank god for interesting batchmates. i was just talking to another friend who's in FOS this year and we were worried that everyone'd be like boring or something :(

the email goes as follows:

Dear Freshmen of SOW'09,

Hello freshmen! Thank you for your interest in Science Orientation Week'09! Below are some important information that i would like you to take note of:

1. SOW'09 Committee will be giving the campers a briefing on the camp on two different days, the briefing will last for around two hours. Do take note that you will only need to go down on one of the days.

First Briefing: 11th July 2009 (Sat) , 10am at LT25
Second Briefing: 25th July 2009 (Sat) , 10am at LT32


2. Attached is the Indemnity Form. Please print the correct form (Top left hand corner of the form will indicate "Above or
below 21") and get it signed. Take note that scanned forms are strictly not allowed.

3. The camp fee for SOW'09 is $48. Payment is to be made in cash. You are required to bring along the signed indemnity
form and the camp fee when you come down for the briefing on either one of the days as stated above. Please bring
along the exact amount ($48) to facilitate registration.

4. Please bring along a notebook and pen to note down the briefing details.

5. For directions on how to get to Lt 25 or Lt 32, please visit our website : http://sow09.bravehost.com/map.htm
Attached is the map for the two bus routes by 95 and 198 respectively.
Bus service 95 & 198 are available at the bus stop across Buona Vista mrt station, but for a more detailed description on
how to get to the campus, please visit the website.

Lastly, please take note that your registration will only be confirmed once you've made payment for the camp.

Looking forward to meeting you all at SOW! Do drop me an email if you have any queries about SOW'09! Thank you.

Regards,
Teo Qiao Xuan
Science Orientation Week'09 Secretary

then there's an attached indemnity form. yup.

camp_22
07-01-2009, 11:46 PM
i think maybe its cos i registered super damn early la O_o

redwhitebrown
07-03-2009, 10:39 PM
Thanks !! I just received my confirmation email so too bad I am official now. Hey no worries we've got over a thousand batchmates in the FoS right I'm sure there will be some firecrackers. Boom boom. Where are you going to stay camp22?

camp_22
07-04-2009, 01:57 AM
I'm sure there will be some firecrackers. Boom boom.

haha your figures of speech are getting awesomer each time!! :D

Where are you going to stay camp22?

Kent Ridge Hall \m/

bluey21
07-05-2009, 12:28 AM
:( i haven't gotten any email from the orientation ppl up till now tho. i wonder whether the max number of ppl have been reached?

redwhitebrown
07-05-2009, 01:57 PM
Hah, thanks :D

Surely they won't have a max number! That would suck! Sit tight I'm sure it's coming...

Anyone know when the SOLAR app is due? I need to find someone with a credit card. -.-" bah

redwhitebrown
07-05-2009, 01:57 PM
Dang, Kent Ridge! Nice!

camp_22
07-05-2009, 02:29 PM
oh you int'l as well?
they want you to submit it latest one month before the semester begins, so i guess in 3 days time O_O_O_O

i think submit the form first and pay later. that's what i did.

yep kent ridge :D. you?

bluey21
07-07-2009, 12:04 AM
oh wells, i just received an email saying that the quota has been reached n i'll be put on the reserve list. how disappointing... :(

camp_22
07-07-2009, 12:45 AM
oh wells, i just received an email saying that the quota has been reached n i'll be put on the reserve list. how disappointing... :(

:( ahh who knows yeah. may still get a place if someone drops outta SOW.
still got chance lah :)

bluey21
07-07-2009, 11:23 AM
haha yea... shall jus cross my fingers. :D oh but jus wondering, when did u guys sign up?

camp_22
07-07-2009, 01:20 PM
dunno bout the others but i signed up damn early. like late may or early june i think

amuletheart
07-08-2009, 11:33 AM
i am going for science orientation week (:

who else going (: *waves*

go0dbye
07-08-2009, 01:01 PM
Hi there, there is a SOW going on right? they state that there is a 4 day 3 night camp and another week of activity , but can i skip that camp? i pay that 48$ is for that camp or that week long of activity or both?

redwhitebrown
07-08-2009, 05:56 PM
I signed up late June..

redwhitebrown
07-08-2009, 05:57 PM
i am going for science orientation week (:

who else going (: *waves*

Yey, see you there! :)

camp_22
07-08-2009, 07:18 PM
Yey, see you there! :)

i'm going too :D

amuletheart
07-08-2009, 11:17 PM
yey, see you there! :)

yayness (:

zomg.. how am i going to recognize you guys (:

camp_22
07-09-2009, 12:17 AM
yayness (:

zomg.. how am i going to recognize you guys (:

ima be the one dressed like a banan...wait no >_>
hmmm <_<

redwhitebrown
07-11-2009, 04:41 PM
Ahh I was going to dress in the colours of my name but I don't have clothes for it XD
well, I'm Annie, I hope I'll bump into you at orientation! I'll be the one that doesn't know how to get anywhere and has a perpetual "i'm lost" face.*grins*

Ashearo
07-12-2009, 01:12 AM
I figured you guys need a place to chat just like the Pharmacy people, so

http://forum.brightsparks.com.sg/showthread.php?p=22970#post22970

Bring your chatter there. :) If you all want the name changed, let me know.

noname
03-14-2010, 02:41 PM
hello!! just wondering, what are the career prospects for chemistry students besides research and teaching? and how about applied chem? i'm still not clear abt this:( answer,anyone? pls help me! thanks!:))

hohoheha
03-16-2010, 08:26 PM
hi people!

can someone shed some light on this issue:
currently reserved a place in FoS but thinking of taking up a double major in which the primary major comes from FoS (eg. maths/stats) while the other major comes from Engineering faculty (eg. mechanical).

is it even possible?

Thanks! :)

blackflame
03-16-2010, 11:51 PM
hi people!

can someone shed some light on this issue:
currently reserved a place in FoS but thinking of taking up a double major in which the primary major comes from FoS (eg. maths/stats) while the other major comes from Engineering faculty (eg. mechanical).

is it even possible?

Thanks! :)

I have answered your questions: http://forum.brightsparks.com.sg/showthread.php?t=4413

Remember your can only take System Engineering as your second major.

By the way, why you choose to combine these two? It is rather a strange combination IMO.

vadermanu89
04-24-2010, 03:17 AM
I intend to major in Chem. Will be attending Special Term in May to do one GEM module haha.

I heard that there are PLENTY fo lab reports haha !!!

luge23
04-24-2010, 03:26 AM
i gt accepted into FoS, but im not sure which subjects i want to major in as im interested in all the maths and sciences, so im quite confused....

to me,

physic is interesting (except for electricity), chem is what Im good at, maths is challenging and interesting(except p&c)

so i hope you all can advice me on what to do?

And by the way, i would like to ask is there such things that we can choose to do ddp in any of the 2 out of the 3 sciences? thanks alot...

luge23
04-24-2010, 07:21 PM
It's not possible to do DDP in both sciences for an obvious reason.

Chem major = Bachelor of Sci
Physics major = Bachelor of Sci

You can take double majors, and thats it.


thanks alot

tt realli sucks...i realli enjoy both sciences...bt taking double doesnt expose to the entire fulfilment..haizz, how? can any1 help mi?

samsara
04-24-2010, 11:01 PM
DDP is damn demanding, so u think u can handle it? graduate in 5 yrs. that's something u should ask yrself. also, the fees are not cheap, u will pay twice the amt u will for a single degree course.

LockT31W
04-24-2010, 11:14 PM
DDP is damn demanding, so u think u can handle it? graduate in 5 yrs. that's something u should ask yrself. also, the fees are not cheap, u will pay twice the amt u will for a single degree course.

no, you'll pay the same amount per year as a single degree course. so it's just 5 years tuition instead of 4

luge23
04-25-2010, 12:11 AM
DDP is damn demanding, so u think u can handle it? graduate in 5 yrs. that's something u should ask yrself. also, the fees are not cheap, u will pay twice the amt u will for a single degree course.

i know is demanding, bt tts where my passion lies..i realli love the subject alot and so i dun mind putting in alot of effort...and i will try my best to balance my time for studies and cca..bt first thing first is is there such a thing as ddp in phy and chem?

jaywai
04-27-2010, 07:34 PM
hi i have a question, which may sound kind of stupid, please forgive me. =)

i have been accepted into FOS, but i'm absolutely clueless to how allocation of science majors are done.

someone explain please? TIA!

redwhitebrown
04-28-2010, 08:50 AM
You just choose it. Don't need to compete.
Before you start bidding for modules online, you select it on a drop-down menu.

haute
05-01-2010, 01:26 AM
hi everyone...
i just got Invitiation for Discretionary admission (DA) interview today 30 april from Faculty of Science....anyone else got it? i booked my time slot on first day

I would like to know what kind of question they will ask?:)
How should i prepare?:)
what should i wear?:cool:

sleepyboiwang
05-01-2010, 09:43 PM
btw anyone know when does science camp start? haha gonna matriculate this year!

amuletheart
05-03-2010, 06:31 PM
hi everyone...
i just got Invitiation for Discretionary admission (DA) interview today 30 april from Faculty of Science....anyone else got it? i booked my time slot on first day

I would like to know what kind of question they will ask?:)
How should i prepare?:)
what should i wear?:cool:

quite alot of people wear shirt and jeans.. but make sure what you wear in close toe i guess, no slippers and stuff.. i wore a dress though.
prepare a portfolio and answers to why you should go into this course and not others.. perhaps you can explain if you got a C or a B in certain subjects??? And how does this course help you in your goal in life, for me i wanted to be a researcher and i had a portfolio and a distinction in h3 to prove..because i told them i wanted to do research, they ask me the field and tested me some stuff

xsco
05-04-2010, 08:01 PM
You just choose it. Don't need to compete.
Before you start bidding for modules online, you select it on a drop-down menu.

umm..what do you mean by this? haha..sorry i dont know much.so after you get into FoS, u will be given an option to choose modules?
Thanks!

Nightwalker
05-04-2010, 10:41 PM
I applied for Dentistry and was shortlisted for interview.
my third choice was SCIENCE.

I havent heard from dentistry, so I am guessing I am rejected.
so will NUS automatically offer me SCIENCE? or do I have to appeal?

Anyone knows?

P.S: Intend to major in chem and minor in math (still thinking of double major)

Thank you
have a nice day

User168
05-05-2010, 12:25 AM
hi! has anyone here receive admission confirmation for AY2010 from FoS, NUS yet? i applied for life sciences... still no news as at 5/5/2010 :confused:

redwhitebrown
05-05-2010, 08:30 AM
umm..what do you mean by this? haha..sorry i dont know much.so after you get into FoS, u will be given an option to choose modules?
Thanks!

You won't have to do this until O-week. Don't worry. It will be explained to you in further detail there.
Basically, you select (declare) your major online. After you do that, you will be given core modules that are related to your major. But for modules that aren't related - i.e. electives, modules you'd like to take for interest - you have to bid for them, auction-style, with points that NUS gives you.

Nightwalker, if you were rejected from your first and second choices but accepted into your third choice, it's automatic - you won't have to appeal. Expect your acceptance letter. I believe you only appeal if you are rejected from everything, or if you think you did well enough in the interview that the rejection was unfair :)

Looking forward to meeting you guys (although FoS is massive) - go Life Sci!

PS: A plug for the most happening Orientation Camp on campus: SPORTS CAMP! check out www.sportscamp2010.blogspot.com and sign up! It's awesome. And I'm in the organizing committee, so meet me! :)

redwhitebrown
05-05-2010, 08:47 AM
After you guys are accepted into FoS, check out what orientation and welcome activities you can join in science @ http://sciclub.nus.edu.sg/fop.html

It's still being constructed because we are finishing exams now - no time to update - but later on in the year, well before the school sem starts, there will be more info!

xsco
05-05-2010, 07:31 PM
You won't have to do this until O-week. Don't worry. It will be explained to you in further detail there.
Basically, you select (declare) your major online. After you do that, you will be given core modules that are related to your major. But for modules that aren't related - i.e. electives, modules you'd like to take for interest - you have to bid for them, auction-style, with points that NUS gives you.


oh i see..thx much! so that means i dont have to worry what modules whether i wanna go into life sciences and all untill i get accepted into FoS.hmm i was jjust confused coz pple said they put life sciences and all as their choice so i thought it was a course itself...my bad..
thx much!

lishanshung
05-06-2010, 11:51 AM
Hi,

I'm new here. I am accepted into Fos for Sem 2010. I have received my freshmen guide and I am even more confused.

I have some questions here.

1. I plan to study biomedical science (specialisation in Life Science). Can I get into Life Science with a B- in my STPM (Malaysia exam equivalent to A-level) bio paper? I got 3A, 1B and the B- for bio.

2. If I get Life science, how many modules will be automatically allocated to me? Then I have to bid for the rest?

3. As a freshman, does it mean that I can only take level 1000 modules only?

4. How do I sign up for the minor programme?

5. Is it necessary to take the breadth/GE modules if I'm aiming for honours?

6. Can I sign up for purely science modules as my unrestricted electives but without the arts or GE subjects?

7. I'm confused here. Exactly how many orientations are there?
From what I'd heard of, there's UFO (somewhere in mid-July), international student orientation (19th july), NUS orientation week (2-7 August).
Then what about the science orientation, sports/club orientation and hall orientation? Please tell me the dates too.

8. Is bidding for life science and physics subjects in CORS competitive?

9. Do I need to purchase lab coat, gloves, dissection set and goggles for lab work? If yes, are these sold on campus?

10. Is doing 6-7 modules per sem acceptable?

11. Is it possible for Life science major students to take 1303 Animal Behaviour module despite being listed as preclusion? I'm really interested in it.

Thanks.

blackflame
05-07-2010, 10:43 AM
1. I plan to study biomedical science (specialisation in Life Science). Can I get into Life Science with a B- in my STPM (Malaysia exam equivalent to A-level) bio paper? I got 3A, 1B and the B- for bio.

As long as you are accepted to FoS, should be no problem.


2. If I get Life science, how many modules will be automatically allocated to me? Then I have to bid for the rest?

It depends on your grouping in life science. For non life science modules, yes you have to bid for it.


3. As a freshman, does it mean that I can only take level 1000 modules only?
Not true. As long you have satisfied the requirement to take the modules, you are allowed to take it. Some level 2000 modules do not have requirements for your to take. The levels indicate the difficulty of the modules.

Beside, I know of some who are taking level 3000 modules by year 1 sem 2. But that normally does not happen with Science students, mostly with the Arts students.

4. How do I sign up for the minor programme?
Depends. Some minor programmes requires you to apply for it. So you need to attain certain CAP score and/or go for interviews. For example, forensic science.
Most minor programes does not require you to do so. Such programmes are called "open" minor programme. You just need read 6 modules as prescribed in the list as indicated to satisfy minor requirement. You need to read this up.

5. Is it necessary to take the breadth/GE modules if I'm aiming for honours?

Yes. But if you are thinking of minors, you can "convert" these modules into your minor. But take note that you are still require to do one Singapore Studies module.

6. Can I sign up for purely science modules as my unrestricted electives but without the arts or GE subjects?
Not really. As mentioned, if you want to read a minor programme, you UEs are covered. But other than that, technically you can avoid arts and GE modules. But why do that? Read something beyond science. It is important to think about how other fields are thinking.


7. I'm confused here. Exactly how many orientations are there?
From what I'd heard of, there's UFO (somewhere in mid-July), international student orientation (19th july), NUS orientation week (2-7 August).
Then what about the science orientation, sports/club orientation and hall orientation? Please tell me the dates too.

UFO? You mean Union Camp organize by NUSSU? Yes it is in mid-july. But I'm not from NUSSU council so I have no idea what are the dates.

Orientation (or we know it as FOP- Freshmen Orientation Programme) is based on 4 aspects. 1) Camp 2) O-week 3) Rag 4) Flag. These four make up the FOP experience. Different faculties, halls and clubs have their own FOP. If you are Science, you can sign up for Science FOP. If can sign up for any of the four programmes above, but check with the organizing committee.

On top of you own faculty, you can choose to sign up other FOP organized by other halls (provided you are accepted into one of the halls) and clubs (not acceptance needed for some of the clubs). You just need to register with them.

NUS orientation weeks last for two weeks before the start of the new academic year. You can choose to take part in different O-week programmes organized by different faculties, clubs or halls.

It is your onus to find out about these dates. It should be in the freshmen package you have received.


8. Is bidding for life science and physics subjects in CORS competitive?
Life science modules are preallocated. Physics modules? Shouldn't be.


9. Do I need to purchase lab coat, gloves, dissection set and goggles for lab work? If yes, are these sold on campus?

Yes. Don't worry. When you register for the modules, there will be instructions.


10. Is doing 6-7 modules per sem acceptable?
Yes, for science students. But do note that the regular work load is about 5 4-MC modules. By doing 6 or more means you are overloading. That is something I would NOT recommend any freshmen to do. At least for the 1 semester. You will need time to adapt.

11. Is it possible for Life science major students to take 1303 Animal Behaviour module despite being listed as preclusion? I'm really interested in it.
Strictly no.

redwhitebrown
05-07-2010, 01:01 PM
Yes the above poster is absolutely right.

Just a few smaller details to add.
You will probably be allocated around 3 core modules in your first semester in Life Science, leaving you with 2 electives to bid for.

You probably won't be allowed to do level 2000 science modules in your first year, especially core modules. You will be discouraged by faculty and admin.

You will be provided with gloves, dissection set and goggles at least in the first year. You'll have to buy a long-sleeved lab coat if you don't already have one.

Also I thought that you have to do at least ONE arts mod if you don't have a science minor, just because of the way the breadth requirements work.

And correct, it is up to you to decide which orientations you are most interested in attending. You can only attend a hall orientation that you've been accepted into, i.e. you're going to reside there. I only attended one (since I wasn't in the country for the others), the science orientation week (SOW) - which is a camp - and it introduced me to everything I needed to know about NUS.

Tigerox
05-08-2010, 12:29 PM
Hi,

I'm new here too. I havent got any acceptance letter from nus. My results is AAB/C with pw A but i failed my gp. Just wondering what's the probability of me getting into fos. Can anybody help?? Thanks in advance!!

vadermanu89
05-08-2010, 04:12 PM
I am going for Special Term next week !!!! Go FOS !!!

I am a RNS haha

lishanshung
05-08-2010, 08:11 PM
Thanks blackflame and redbrownwhite.

Some more questions here.

1. I am thinking of picking up Life science (honours) as my primary major, Forensic Science as a minor and Food science as 2nd major. Is this too taxing (taking into account sports and hall activities)?

2. Is the above combination applicable?

3. When and how can I apply for 2nd major and minor?

4. By taking 2 major, I might overload on the max MC for each semester, do I need to seek permission from someone? How likely is the permission granted?

5. Can I consider some of the 2nd major or minor credits for GEM, breadth subjects and unrestricted electives? If yes, this means that I only need to satisfy SSM, Faculty and Major requirement?

6. If a module from my primary major clashes with my 2nd major or minor, it means that I can't take it?

7. Taking GE group B offered by arts faculties means that I need to travel to the arts faculty for attending the lectures?

Thanks.

Kobi
05-09-2010, 03:06 AM
Hi, is it true that if you get a 1st class honour in life sci, scoring A+ in every sub, you will be given a chance to go medicine?

redwhitebrown
05-09-2010, 09:05 AM
To Lishanyung:

I don't know all the answers to your questions. I'll try to answer some. You should read the NUS website for the details.

1. I am thinking of picking up Life science (honours) as my primary major, Forensic Science as a minor and Food science as 2nd major. Is this too taxing (taking into account sports and hall activities)?

Yes, this sounds like a lot of work, given the fact that there are hardly any people who can score above a 4.2-5 CAP with one major only who stay in hall. Of course there are exceptions, but those people are so few that they get their face plastered on a banner and there are only ever 5 at a time.

You have to apply to Food Science - that one is selective, unlike Life Science. Keep an eye out for the application date and prerequisites. Also you won't be able to minor in Forensic Science immediately. To do so, you have to take the first Forensic Science module (which is VERY EXPENSIVE, bidding-wise, so freshies usually can't afford it even if they unwisely bankrupt their points).


3. When and how can I apply for 2nd major and minor?
Check the website. When you declare your major online during CORS, there's also a minor option. However, you can always declare your minor later on in your NUS life, I think up to sem 2 year 2.

4. By taking 2 major, I might overload on the max MC for each semester, do I need to seek permission from someone? How likely is the permission granted?
You have to apply to the Dean's office if you want to take 2 Sci majors if I'm not wrong. I think I heard somewhere that there is a CAP requirement if you want to overload (so that probably means you can't overload first semester, without special permission).

6. If a module from my primary major clashes with my 2nd major or minor, it means that I can't take it?
By clashing, I assume you mean precluded. You'll probably have to approach the office and ask them, as a special case. If you mean clashing timetables, then yes you can't take it.

7. Taking GE group B offered by arts faculties means that I need to travel to the arts faculty for attending the lectures?
Yes, usually (I had an arts lecture in engin before). But it is no big deal. There are lots of shuttle buses in NUS with different routes. Lecturers usually end 15 minutes early so you have time to travel to your next one. You'll be moving around faculties for lunch, anyway, once you're sick of the science canteen.

A lot of your questions about majors/minors can be answered online. The NUS homepage is www.nus.edu.sg Since you're keen on the 2 majors 1 minor thing, it will help to get ready a list of the modules you'll need and keep them in mind.

And while it is good to have ambitions, gotta be a bit realistic too. You seem to want to do a lot of things, which was what I was like when I first started. But seriously it's very hard to balance it all your freshman year, if you're not already strictly disciplined. People have said NUS students can only balance 2-3 out of five:
1. studies 2. hall 3. sports 4. relationship 5. part-time job
(and leisure isn't even on that list -.-") You may be near the top of your class in school, but when you come to NUS, you're competing against geniuses from China and the tops of classes everywhere else. And since they grade by the bell curve, only a select few get A's. (From a personal viewpoint: the exams/material may not be tough, and you might understand it conceptually, but the fact that everybody else does too means that you're only in the average B range. *sad face*)

To Kobi, yup of course it's true, it's what Duke-NUS looks for! However it also needs lots of community service. And has anybody mentioned how it is impossible to get an A+ for EVERY module? especially over 4 years? Because it is, even the PRCs can't do it.

You can also apply for a transfer into medicine after a year if your CAP is indeed 5.0 (A's or A+s for every subject) and you have to be interviewed as well, and your pre-U grades are also taken into account.

haute
05-09-2010, 11:33 AM
May i know how many students are admitted annually into FoS via discretionary admission route?
i know its 10% of whole school...but i want to know specifically for FoS.. last wed i went for DA interview and based on the time slot booking, there are 65 timings availble to book...so i assume they shortlisted 65 students but how many students out of 65 they are choosing?:confused:

lishanshung
05-09-2010, 02:23 PM
And while it is good to have ambitions, gotta be a bit realistic too. You seem to want to do a lot of things, which was what I was like when I first started. But seriously it's very hard to balance it all your freshman year, if you're not already strictly disciplined. People have said NUS students can only balance 2-3 out of five:
1. studies 2. hall 3. sports 4. relationship 5. part-time job
(and leisure isn't even on that list -.-") You may be near the top of your class in school, but when you come to NUS, you're competing against geniuses from China and the tops of classes everywhere else. And since they grade by the bell curve, only a select few get A's. (From a personal viewpoint: the exams/material may not be tough, and you might understand it conceptually, but the fact that everybody else does too means that you're only in the average B range. *sad face*)


Thanks redwhitebrown. Yes, it does seem that I'm trying to balance a lot.
For me, I only want 1,2 and 3 plus the leisure. Man, and to think that I'm aiming for Dean's list. Guess that's a bit hard since all the "geniuses" are going into FoS too T.T

User168
05-11-2010, 04:39 PM
hi! all checking for frens. after having rec'vd their NUS admissions offer packages with "freshmen guide".. some yesterday while a few today....when will NUS OAM send out the confirmation of scholarships offered as they have been shortlisted and finished their round/s of interview in mar/apr 2010?

haute
05-13-2010, 12:23 AM
hey i got an email invitation for science open house on 15 may....does that mean im accepted ?
i had a discretionary admission interview by FoS last week....

dream
05-13-2010, 11:11 AM
I'm sorry to have brought this up again if it has appeared in the forum before-

Since we are accepted into FoS, we are literally entitled to any course we would like to pursue, right? (Which also includes attaining the desired grades for the relevant subjects)

For instance, I have A for Math, A for Bio, and A for Chem. Does this mean I can take up courses like Food Science and Technology, Life Sciences, Chemistry etc? Is there another round of selection for any of the courses?

PS: I'm intending to take up Life Sciences. Does anyone know what the quota is like? Thanks!

haute
05-13-2010, 12:26 PM
i tink the open house is for everybody..coz i gt it too..not rly related to the acceptance..anw gd luck! =)

are u already accepted into FoS or other courses?:confused:

dream
05-13-2010, 12:34 PM
are u already accepted into FoS or other courses?:confused:

Is there a way to apply for your desired courses online?
(And I don't mean the RSVP to the open house)

Nightwalker
05-13-2010, 08:38 PM
yay. I officially am accepted into FoS already!

Hoping to major in Chemistry.

If any NUS FoS student is reading this, do you know if a-level Bio is compulsory in order to take Forensic Science as minor?

I find forensic science so coool! but i ain't sure if I can take up as a minor.. what are the requirements...

WHAASSSSUP FoS-iansss!!
School starts 2ND AUG YO

haute
05-13-2010, 10:35 PM
yay. I officially am accepted into FoS already!

Hoping to major in Chemistry.

If any NUS FoS student is reading this, do you know if a-level Bio is compulsory in order to take Forensic Science as minor?

I find forensic science so coool! but i ain't sure if I can take up as a minor.. what are the requirements...

WHAASSSSUP FoS-iansss!!
School starts 2ND AUG YO

when did u get your letter?

redwhitebrown
05-14-2010, 10:33 PM
All the best lishanyung. I hope you make it!

Hey dream, I do believe you can declare any major as long as you have the prerequisites for it - except you have to apply for FST (food science & tech), since they shortlist people. I know for Life Science, some people didn't take biology in their A-levels so they had to take a bridging module. This is quite sian because then they are one semester behind everybody, and during their second semester they have to take all 4 core life sci modules and it's very taxing.

Nightwalker! Check out the FOS website. It has the prerequisites listed there. Here's one helpful website to give all you eager CSIs a glimpse: http://www.chemistry.nus.edu.sg/undergraduates/forensic.htm
FYI the core module (the GEK) is freaking expensive.

To those still waiting for their letter, don't worry, you still have till the end of this month. :)

ngwha
05-14-2010, 11:43 PM
Forsenic science does not require H2 Bio

sleepyboiwang
05-15-2010, 10:04 AM
btw as im a returning NSman that is matriculating this year, when will I get my freshman brochure since i confirmed a place in science like two years back?

Nightwalker
05-16-2010, 11:23 AM
haute. I got my letter of offer on 10may.

You still waiting?

is Science your first choice?
mine was 3rd choice

haute
05-16-2010, 12:21 PM
yeah what are you grades?

Science is my first choice...and i was called up for DA interview on 5 may. Dean office says they will inform the result in late may before 1 June...

but i was also invited to Science open house yesterday, i tried to squeeze as much informtions out of Dean office..i asked how many people are shortlisted for DA interview and how many out of them will be selected.
The office staff ( who was in the room with me during interview) said that they cant comment on the numbers, but she said number of students shortlisted for DA interview is already very restricted to the right amount that they want to take in through DA...they called u up for DA interview cos they see the potential in you...so if you do well the interview, you sure will be accepted unless you did badly...
so i asked " does it mean everyone shortlisted for DA interview will be accepted" ....she replied " not really, some did not do well for interview "
and i asked again "can you comment on my interview :D ?" she laughed and said "i still remember you are the guy who is very enthusiastic about environment. the professors had a good impression of you:o ":o:o

she also told me that interview results are already transfered to office of admissssion and they willl process it and inform in late may.

cheyenne
05-16-2010, 10:45 PM
hi, i've already accepted the offer to nus fos, just deciding between chemistry and life science major...

i don't have h2 bio so i know i have to take the bridging module, but i'm also interested in taking a minor so will taking the bridging module affect the number of mcs i have to take up a minor? and if i decide not to take life science up as my major (for whatever reason) , will that one semester just be wasted? and am i at a disadvantage compared to students who did h2 bio even after i take the bridging module?

i'm interested to work in the healthcare industry so can chemistry also get me there?

thanks in advance for answering my questions :)

haute
05-19-2010, 04:08 PM
anyone from Science Discretionary Interview????????????????
receive any news??????????????

lishanshung
05-20-2010, 12:31 PM
Some more questions.

1. Can I do double-concentration in life science? (BMS and Molecular)

2. Can I do double-concentration along with double major?

3. For Faculty requirement, it is stated that "16 MCs from at least three distinct subject groups outside the group(s) under which the major falls (where 4 MCs may come from the subject group under which the major falls, but not bearing the suffix of the major)".
Means that if I'm taking life science, I can clear my faculty requirement with physics and chemistry modules? (although all are under same faculty)

4. Can I fulfill my UE MC with Faculty requirement subjects?

That's all. Thanks.

jtbq
05-21-2010, 10:48 AM
hi, i've already accepted the offer to nus fos, just deciding between chemistry and life science major...

i don't have h2 bio so i know i have to take the bridging module, but i'm also interested in taking a minor so will taking the bridging module affect the number of mcs i have to take up a minor? and if i decide not to take life science up as my major (for whatever reason) , will that one semester just be wasted? and am i at a disadvantage compared to students who did h2 bio even after i take the bridging module?

i'm interested to work in the healthcare industry so can chemistry also get me there?

thanks in advance for answering my questions :)


hello there, unfortunately i cannot answer all your questions and only some. sorry :(


Did you take pure bio in secondary school?
honestly, it may be tough for you to go into life science. h2 bio was very demanding but manageable. then again, i am sure most students wld have forgotten their h2 bio stuff. if you are passionate enough, i believe you can overcome it.

i strongly urge you to have a look at the modules offered here: http://www.lifesciences.nus.edu.sg/modules.html
then decide if you want to take life science. it looks pretty scary :S

Like you, i intend to work in the healthcare industry, in fact i am working in a hospital now till uni starts in august. But what branch of healthcare do you want to work in. The great thing about doing something broad is that you have more choices and oppotunities.

According to NUS website:
"The Chemistry course of NUS provides a broad training in inorganic, organic, physical, and analytical chemistry. Further qualification and specialization can be obtained during the Honours year and during postgraduate studies. Synthetic chemists find employment in product development and R&D in the polymer and particularly the fine chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Analytical chemists are sought after for quality control and customer support. Other chemists find employment in the government service in environmental protection, as forensic chemists, or in the customs and excise department."

it seems very R & D to me. the closest is working in pharmaceutical companies?

Compare with this (also from NUS website):
"Life Sciences graduates are poised to pursue careers in R&D, teaching and Life Sciences-related industries. Those who have focused on Biomedical Science and Molecular and Cell Biology would be exceptionally suited for biomedical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnological and healthcare related industries. Those in the area of Environmental Biology would be valued by the ecological and environmental related industries and the national parks."

good thing abt science is that you can switch majors if its still early. in some cases you might graduate later due to wasted modules etc. i have a friend who was doing food science but switched to mathematics instead. she will graduate a few mths later than the others.

Just note that a science degree is a broad degree rather than a professional degree. it shld be used as a stepping stone for greater things etc. usually students will go on to do their masters or phds. some will pursue post grad medicine. i suggest you roughly decide your major first then explore in uni. take up research modules like UROPS in year 2, try to attach yourself in the healthcare industry (whichever aspect that interests you). from there you will have a rough idea what you dont want to do in future (haha)

hope this helps in any way

haute
05-21-2010, 05:14 PM
DA people got any news??? :):):)

haute
05-21-2010, 08:47 PM
hey DA people, i just checked the joint acceptance...I GOT ACCEPTED...:D:D:D

very weird, i checked at 6 pm..cannot log in...check again at 8pm can log in already:p

jtbq
05-21-2010, 09:18 PM
hey DA people, i just checked the joint acceptance...I GOT ACCEPTED...:D:D

very weird, i checked at 6 pm..cannot log in...check again at 8pm can log in already:p

congrats! if you are planning to do life science, i will see you :)

User168
05-23-2010, 04:08 PM
hey DA people, i just checked the joint acceptance...I GOT ACCEPTED...:D:D:D

very weird, i checked at 6 pm..cannot log in...check again at 8pm can log in already:p

Congratulations! FoS dean is a learnt professor with excellent EQ and ppl skills. an oxford guy. you can learn a great deal from him, apart from tech. knowledge, if you plan to take up Physics.

haute
05-24-2010, 02:57 AM
Im taking life sci....dream of doing graduate medicine but too looooooooooog way to go leh...just do well in life sci first.:D:D
i was reading modules from FoS life sci website...feel so excited about biomedical modules...:D:D

jtbq
05-24-2010, 08:42 AM
Im taking life sci....dream of doing graduate medicine but too looooooooooog way to go leh...just do well in life sci first.:D:D
i was reading modules from FoS life sci website...feel so excited about biomedical modules...:D:D

haha me too, gonna do biomed science. i am also looking into pursuing post grad med. but as you said, its a long way to go.

but for now, i will just explore in uni, hope to do UROPs to get a feel of research.

OrangeMoon
05-24-2010, 02:52 PM
Hello, I have been accepted by NUS Science as well, but unsure if I will accept their offer or not.

A couple of questions, hope that those who know can help to answer my queries.

1) Approximately how many FOS students (or % in FOS) are studing Minor in Forensic Sciences and Environmental Chemistry respectively?
Will FOS students have priority to minor in any one of these minors offered by FOS? Is it very competitive for these two minors?
Is there a limit to how many FOS students can study these minors should they fulfill the minimum criteria to minor? (Exclude the non-FOS students who want to take these Sci minors)

2) With regards to Minor in Env Chemistry, it is in collaboration with University of Toronto (UoT). FOS students have to spend a semester of their 3rd year in UoT to complete the remaining Env Chem modules apart from NUS. So I presume that students minor in Env Chem must study at UoT?

3) First year FOS students have to study one LSM module (Biochemistry) and one MA module (Calculus) as compulsory modules. Are there exemptions for the Calculus module if I get A for H2 Math? I know that an A in Biology is not permitted to exempt the Biochemistry module.

4) Is it advisable for me to major in Chemistry with a minor in Physical Geography OR minor in Urban Studies (offered by FASS)? I have very strong interest in Geography (taken in A level as H1 before) and hence would consider having this plan.

5) How many Year 3 chem undergrads (or %) are usually accepted into their 4th year (Hons)? Cannot take IA but must take FYP in Year 4?

Thanks! :)

haute
05-25-2010, 01:30 AM
oh i never know that we still have to do maths in life sci....
can i be exempted from calculus?:D cos im so lousy in maths

redwhitebrown
05-25-2010, 10:24 AM
You don't have to do a maths module in Life Sci unless you want to.

possimpible
05-26-2010, 04:38 AM
hey all i know this is really late and i'd appreciate any replies that i can get :)

so anyway, i got accepted into both ntu cbc and nus fos and i can't seem to make up my mind.

firstly, i can't decide if i want to take bio sciences or chem for nus. both courses seem interesting but i'm looking for a mix(?) of both bio and chem. and well, ntu's is chem and biochem so i guess the name says it all. haha. actually i was sort of considering ntu cause green chem seems interesting. is that similar to environmental biology? then again, biomedical also seems interesting. haha

secondly, nus seems to be more focused on theory while ntu's more technical. so which would be more relevant in the future?

admittedly, nus has a better name and ranking plus cbc is a relatively new course. but does anyone have any info on how the cbc graduates fared in terms of job competitiveness?

that's the end of my long rambly post, it doesn't help that it's like 4am now. hahaha anyway thanks to anyone who would take the time to read/answer any of my queries. :D

cocochips
05-26-2010, 06:36 AM
well for nus science, u can take both biology and chemistry ( double major), it spans a maximum duration of 5 years but the professor did said you can speed things up.

OrangeMoon
05-26-2010, 12:15 PM
I got accepted into NTU CBC and NUS Sci too. For me I am more inclined to choose NTU CBC since the curriculum is more recognised in e workforce and this new cse is more rigorous and geared up than NUS chem. Facilities wise, CBC would provide with hands on exp. Hence, both content and practical wise, CBC is a double win. Anyway, cbc grads(+other spms grads) earn more than grads from NUS sci (even those with hons) and uni rankings do not reflect well on teaching quality but on research pub.

Green chem will be my focus and also, NUS FOS does not guarantee if I can study minor in env chem since they have selection process + it is a joint prog with UoT so I think numbers may be limited and selection made stringent. For cbc, what I know is undergrads can choose their conc at freewill.

For cbc, the bio part is not overly heavy but covers partially so chem weightage is heavy. However, bio weightage is not so little until it is negligible so I kind of like this.

My 0.01c worth hahahaha.

possimpible
05-26-2010, 03:47 PM
hey guys thanks for the replies

cocochips: i ever considered doing a double degree but after talking to a few relatives in hr, they told me that a double degree doesn't really help you get hired. my aunt told me that they look at your school more than the degree itself and that spending an extra year in school would just be a waste of time. so... i'm pretty undecided about that :(

orangemoon: i agree that the ntu curriculum seems better but will it limit your job opportunities? considering that you'll be more specialized and thus lack the skills for other jobs. and i do have to agree that ntu's lab is pretty awesome :)

well this is like a side note but i was quite reluctant to choose ntu because of its direct honors program. i mean if everyone gets their honors, then an ntu honors doesn't mean anything and i doubt it actually helps in the future as compared to say getting nus honors.

thanks for replying, again :)

OrangeMoon
05-26-2010, 07:02 PM
U contradict urself when u say employers look at the sch rather than the deg. It is a fallacy, or else how do you explain that SMU grads are highly sought after in the market despite years of not in uni rankings? The skills and modules that u learn are more impt, and both NTU and NUS work in the same way for the hons grading system and classification. Hence I would consider CBC to be more demanding and welcoming by employers, be it industries or companies that I am convinced with.

From what I know, there is brain drain in NUS FOS because the good ones are headhunted by NTU SPMS, be it CBC, phy or math. Hmm....

cocochips
05-26-2010, 07:25 PM
erm.. NTU direct honours, although it is 'direct', i think only 60% of the students managed to get the results qualified for it last year or some years before this, thats what i heard during the open day. So, u still have to be hardworking:o
its not that 'direct' after all.

OrangeMoon
05-26-2010, 07:41 PM
erm.. NTU direct honours, although it is 'direct', i think only 60% of the students managed to get the results qualified for it last year or some years before this, thats what i heard during the open day. So, u still have to be hardworking:o
its not that 'direct' after all.

Yeah similar to NUS FOS.

sleepyboiwang
05-26-2010, 08:59 PM
my teacher in JC also recommend NTU CBC after his study in nus (undergrad) and ntu (post grad). But I still chose nus in the end as i want to do lateral transfers. so its up to you eventually. But all in all if science is what u want to do now, ntu is the way to go.

possimpible
05-26-2010, 10:23 PM
ohh okay cool. thanks for the info about the honors thing.

btw, orangemoon are you already in cbc? (like a second year or sth) oh and where did you read that thing about green chem in nus?

sleepyboiwang: well that is a good point to consider but i think it's pretty tough to get a transfer?

does anyone know what the exchange programs are like for both schools?

anyway thanks for replying, i think i have more reading up to do before i can make a decision. :(

hallabaloo
05-26-2010, 10:47 PM
hi, I got accepted to FoS and am intending to major in Life Sciences. However, I have never taken Bio at A/O levels. I got a C for my Alevel Chem. What are my chances of taking life sci as a major because I heard there is a quota.

And I know I will have to take bridging modules and stuff. Is taking life sci sucidal for me?
HAHAH.
THANKS IN ADVANCE. My brain is fogged.

OrangeMoon
05-26-2010, 11:17 PM
ohh okay cool. thanks for the info about the honors thing.

btw, orangemoon are you already in cbc? (like a second year or sth) oh and where did you read that thing about green chem in nus?

sleepyboiwang: well that is a good point to consider but i think it's pretty tough to get a transfer?

does anyone know what the exchange programs are like for both schools?

anyway thanks for replying, i think i have more reading up to do before i can make a decision. :(

My first year is this year, so I am waiting for matriculation in fact. I finished my NS at the end of last year.

I have been always struggling between NUS Chem and NTU CBC, so in fact I choose NTU CBC since CBC course is more higher level in depth and breadth (theory + practical which I feel very amazed) compared with NUS Chemistry and also not forgetting that the lab facilities in NTU are more modern to gear up for CBC students to experience. I had some feedback from my friends (aka seniors) in CBC who told me CBC is pretty good.

Anyway, uni rankings are based on the uni as a general entity, so it does not really tell me FOS is equally good, but I think Medicine, Pharmacy and Law are the pushers in the rankings. And, as mentioned earlier, quite stunned yet proud that NTU CBC and Math+Econ grad earn more than FOS(hons) grads, so it means quality of education is impt, not just the quantity.

About CBC concentrations and comparing with FOS minors
For NTU CBC concentration, check this link (http://www.spms.ntu.edu.sg/CBC/ProspectiveUndergraduates/concentrations.html). Basically, there are 3 concentrations available, which are:
1) Green Chem
2) Medicinal Chem
3) Food Sci & Tech (FST in short)

Green Chem and FST are available in NUS FOS but if you major in Chem and are interested in Env Biology/Env Chem (= Green Chem in CBC) OR FST (same with CBC), you can take as 2nd major or minor in that. Medicinal Chem is exclusive to CBC since you can't minor in Medicine in NUS, anywhere. See what you want.

However, FOS has minor in Forensic Sci which CBC covers only a fraction of it. CBC students can choose NOT to study Forensic Sci module if they don't want and is a very popular module for non-CBC students to study, so CBC students need not fight to study this module.

I remember from the tea session that CBC has extended modules on Forensic Sci and there is this female undergrad whose concentration is on Forensic Sci and I am pretty curious to know why.

One difference to note is that to take up a FOS minor (Env Chem OR Env Biology OR Forensic Sci), you must read some modules beforehand and apply then they will review your application. As for the numbers, I am not very sure but for Env Biology, since it is a joint minor with UoT, they only choose 10 ppl to go (from their website and brochure) to UoT for 1 sem to finish the rest of the modules for the minor, so I think the selection process is strict. Env Chem minor is also joint with UoT, but they nv state the number of FOS students selected, so I guess the number is about the same as that of Env Biology minor. For Forsenic Sci minor, FOS writes it as study all of them in FOS and you need Chem + Bio modules before you can minor in that.

Unlike CBC, any 1 of the 3 concentrations that you wanna read, just declare will do (no selection criteria). And you study the concentration in NTU, of course.

Conclusion: If you think you can be one of the 10 ppl to go to UoT to study your desired minor in NUS, then NUS suits you. If you think Medicinal Chem is your interest, you can go to CBC. Blah blah and so on.

For research programmes
These are what I know from their tea sessions with FOS and CBC prof.

I know FOS can only select few people to go for them through interviews (you must apply to show interest), including their minors. Competition may be tough in FOS due to limited vacancies.

In CBC, they also do the same thing like FOS, but they provide more opportunities which FOS don't have, such as internships and they have FYP collaborated with other local/overseas companies, but they are not internship, so you still get to do research for your FYP, yet the feeling is like internship. Even if you don't have this chance, you can still do FYP with CBC prof or opt for internship.


Ultimately, it is your own decision to decide where you wanna go. You can check FOS and CBC websites for more info. I don't wanna write chunks of paragraph - very tiring!

OrangeMoon
05-26-2010, 11:21 PM
hi, I got accepted to FoS and am intending to major in Life Sciences. However, I have never taken Bio at A/O levels. I got a C for my Alevel Chem. What are my chances of taking life sci as a major because I heard there is a quota.

And I know I will have to take bridging modules and stuff. Is taking life sci sucidal for me?
HAHAH.
THANKS IN ADVANCE. My brain is fogged.

I don't think you can study Life Sciences in FOS since you have no Biology background, regardless A or O levels. The FOS website states subject to dept approval, so even with a C grade for your H2 Chem, I think they will be unconvinced to allow you to study Life Sciences. UNLESS, you score A for Chemistry, then maybe still got SOME chance but no guarantee can study Life Science?

Whether it is suicidal for you to take Life Sci, I'm not sure. Perhaps you should start looking for alternative majors or call them up on this.

hallabaloo
05-27-2010, 12:42 AM
but i can take bridging modules no?

OrangeMoon
05-27-2010, 12:57 AM
but i can take bridging modules no?

Yes if they allow u but now u must know if they allow u to study life sci or not. If not, self pawnage.

ngwha
05-27-2010, 02:00 AM
CBC vs FoS

If i am majoring in chem, it would be CBC

OrangeMoon
05-27-2010, 12:12 PM
CBC vs FoS

If i am majoring in chem, it would be CBC

When are u matriulating?

sleepyboiwang
05-27-2010, 05:58 PM
ohh okay cool. thanks for the info about the honors thing.

btw, orangemoon are you already in cbc? (like a second year or sth) oh and where did you read that thing about green chem in nus?

sleepyboiwang: well that is a good point to consider but i think it's pretty tough to get a transfer?

does anyone know what the exchange programs are like for both schools?

anyway thanks for replying, i think i have more reading up to do before i can make a decision. :(

transfers are tough i know, but even if you cant, you can use it as a motivation to push for your best each year, and eventually get 1st class hons (which is nothing lousy at all). it's all about what you want in life really. I know some staffs (from workign) that were science grads, but end up doing something else in life entirely. So to me, if you are focus on your goal, and has the means to do it, just go for it. Even if you cant, there is no harm trying.

ngwha
05-27-2010, 10:54 PM
ord next yr so next yr.

haute
05-29-2010, 01:20 AM
I got ACD for H2 bio chem maths........ACA for H1 Geo GP PW

ive been accepted by science through DA but do you think i can do Life science Major??? that's the only thing i want and i can do....i dont have physic background, and look at my maths:D

sleepyboiwang
05-29-2010, 09:52 PM
anyone know when will the bidding of course start?

iniem
05-30-2010, 06:03 PM
I got ACD for H2 bio chem maths........ACA for H1 Geo GP PW

ive been accepted by science through DA but do you think i can do Life science Major??? that's the only thing i want and i can do....i dont have physic background, and look at my maths:D

hi, may i know how did you managed to get into FoS by DA? as in what are the things you submitted? cos i just recently got rejected by all 3 universities and now appealing. think if still cant get in i might wna try to get in through DA when i apply next year. anyway my results are ACC/A gp E. thanks in advance!

hallabaloo
05-30-2010, 10:10 PM
hi, may i know how did you managed to get into FoS by DA? as in what are the things you submitted? cos i just recently got rejected by all 3 universities and now appealing. think if still cant get in i might wna try to get in through DA when i apply next year. anyway my results are ACC/A gp E. thanks in advance!

Hi, i got ACC/D and B for GP and they accepted me through DA. I only submitted my testimonials from sec sch and jc. Yah thats all. Hoped that helped.

yayaa
05-31-2010, 10:07 AM
Arts student here! :) I want to appeal to FOS to do maths or stats. is it possible? I just want to know what are my chances, would they care about me being an arts student. I already got into FASS (but its mt-related -.-)

My grades:
Geog; A Maths; B Econs; B ChemH1; C
GP; S (would they consider this?) PW; A

Haecceity
05-31-2010, 11:17 AM
@sleepyboiwang: CORS module bidding starts on 22nd July 2010. I suggest you check out the website (http://www.nus.edu.sg/cors/schedule.html).

@yayaa: They do consider GP. If you're that keen on FOS, I suggest you just appeal for it - you do stand a chance. Good luck!

iniem
06-01-2010, 10:28 AM
Hi, i got ACC/D and B for GP and they accepted me through DA. I only submitted my testimonials from sec sch and jc. Yah thats all. Hoped that helped.

do you have very good testimonials? cos i like only have some inter school sports competitions. will testimonials from individual teachers help?

sleepyboiwang
06-01-2010, 09:18 PM
@sleepyboiwang: CORS module bidding starts on 22nd July 2010. I suggest you check out the website (http://www.nus.edu.sg/cors/schedule.html).

@yayaa: They do consider GP. If you're that keen on FOS, I suggest you just appeal for it - you do stand a chance. Good luck!

hey appreciate the help!

hallabaloo
06-02-2010, 11:49 AM
do you have very good testimonials? cos i like only have some inter school sports competitions. will testimonials from individual teachers help?

Not really actually. In JC, I was in photography club. HAHAHAHAH.
I think testimonials from your science teachers may help. No harm trying.
All the best!

Want2beDoctor
06-08-2010, 03:59 PM
hey guys how does the FOS system work? i got an offer last yr and accepted it already.
is it only after we get into NUS then we start choosing if we want to take life science or chemistry or wadever? or is there already such a site where we can start choosing>?

also, to enter NUS-Duke program, isit a must to study life science in NUS? will i oso make it if i study chemistry instead?

lishanshung
06-09-2010, 10:28 AM
hey guys how does the FOS system work? i got an offer last yr and accepted it already.
is it only after we get into NUS then we start choosing if we want to take life science or chemistry or wadever? or is there already such a site where we can start choosing>?

also, to enter NUS-Duke program, isit a must to study life science in NUS? will i oso make it if i study chemistry instead?

After your matriculation in NUS, before the beginning of the semester, You can declare your major (i.e Life Science, chem, phy, maths, phar...) via Centralised Online Registration System (CORS) before you start bidding for your modules. You are allowed to change your primary major only once at the beginning of every semester in case you change your mind later on. CORS is currently unavailable, though.

Did your last question meant going to Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School for graduate medical education? I guess your alias name says it all.
Quoted from their website
"Good Honours graduates will be able to embark on graduate studies at NUS or overseas as well as entering graduate medical education such as the one offered by Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School."
It is only stated for life science since it is closer to medicine than chemistry.

Hope this helps. Hope to see you around NUS soon.

jtbq
06-09-2010, 09:13 PM
yaya i oso wna ask this Q..is it only after we get into NUS then we start choosing if we want to take life science or chemistry or wadever? or is there already such a site where we can start choosing>?

As some kind soul who has replied this question earlier:
"After your matriculation in NUS, before the beginning of the semester, You can declare your major (i.e Life Science, chem, phy, maths, phar...) via Centralised Online Registration System (CORS) before you start bidding for your modules. You are allowed to change your primary major only once at the beginning of every semester in case you change your mind later on. CORS is currently unavailable, though."

To summarise:
1. Start choosing majors after you matriculate, before 1st sem starts

2. Declare by this online system available after you matriculate, they will teach you during orientation

3. Enjoy till uni starts.

ngwha
06-28-2010, 11:07 PM
Are the modules for Minor in Stats easy to boost CAP?

Some of them are:

ST3131 Regression Analysis
MA1102R Calculus
ST2131/ MA2216 Probability

monochrome-
07-01-2010, 03:27 PM
Hey just want to ask if laptops are neccessary for sci fac students?

Ashearo
07-01-2010, 11:43 PM
Hey just want to ask if laptops are neccessary for sci fac students?

Not really, but it always comes in handy if you dont like to print your notes, or when you get bored.

vhpk
07-12-2010, 10:16 PM
My first year is this year, so I am waiting for matriculation in fact. I finished my NS at the end of last year.

I have been always struggling between NUS Chem and NTU CBC, so in fact I choose NTU CBC since CBC course is more higher level in depth and breadth (theory + practical which I feel very amazed) compared with NUS Chemistry and also not forgetting that the lab facilities in NTU are more modern to gear up for CBC students to experience. I had some feedback from my friends (aka seniors) in CBC who told me CBC is pretty good.

Anyway, uni rankings are based on the uni as a general entity, so it does not really tell me FOS is equally good, but I think Medicine, Pharmacy and Law are the pushers in the rankings. And, as mentioned earlier, quite stunned yet proud that NTU CBC and Math+Econ grad earn more than FOS(hons) grads, so it means quality of education is impt, not just the quantity.

About CBC concentrations and comparing with FOS minors
For NTU CBC concentration, check this link (http://www.spms.ntu.edu.sg/CBC/ProspectiveUndergraduates/concentrations.html). Basically, there are 3 concentrations available, which are:
1) Green Chem
2) Medicinal Chem
3) Food Sci & Tech (FST in short)

Green Chem and FST are available in NUS FOS but if you major in Chem and are interested in Env Biology/Env Chem (= Green Chem in CBC) OR FST (same with CBC), you can take as 2nd major or minor in that. Medicinal Chem is exclusive to CBC since you can't minor in Medicine in NUS, anywhere. See what you want.

However, FOS has minor in Forensic Sci which CBC covers only a fraction of it. CBC students can choose NOT to study Forensic Sci module if they don't want and is a very popular module for non-CBC students to study, so CBC students need not fight to study this module.

I remember from the tea session that CBC has extended modules on Forensic Sci and there is this female undergrad whose concentration is on Forensic Sci and I am pretty curious to know why.

One difference to note is that to take up a FOS minor (Env Chem OR Env Biology OR Forensic Sci), you must read some modules beforehand and apply then they will review your application. As for the numbers, I am not very sure but for Env Biology, since it is a joint minor with UoT, they only choose 10 ppl to go (from their website and brochure) to UoT for 1 sem to finish the rest of the modules for the minor, so I think the selection process is strict. Env Chem minor is also joint with UoT, but they nv state the number of FOS students selected, so I guess the number is about the same as that of Env Biology minor. For Forsenic Sci minor, FOS writes it as study all of them in FOS and you need Chem + Bio modules before you can minor in that.

Unlike CBC, any 1 of the 3 concentrations that you wanna read, just declare will do (no selection criteria). And you study the concentration in NTU, of course.

Conclusion: If you think you can be one of the 10 ppl to go to UoT to study your desired minor in NUS, then NUS suits you. If you think Medicinal Chem is your interest, you can go to CBC. Blah blah and so on.

For research programmes
These are what I know from their tea sessions with FOS and CBC prof.

I know FOS can only select few people to go for them through interviews (you must apply to show interest), including their minors. Competition may be tough in FOS due to limited vacancies.

In CBC, they also do the same thing like FOS, but they provide more opportunities which FOS don't have, such as internships and they have FYP collaborated with other local/overseas companies, but they are not internship, so you still get to do research for your FYP, yet the feeling is like internship. Even if you don't have this chance, you can still do FYP with CBC prof or opt for internship.


Ultimately, it is your own decision to decide where you wanna go. You can check FOS and CBC websites for more info. I don't wanna write chunks of paragraph - very tiring!
thanks for useful info. Btw, I'm 2nd year in NUS chem next year. For me, lab here is cool and so are the lecturers. About med chem, you can still study med chem in NUS without minoring in Medicine. If you can stream into Applied Chem in NUS after year 1, you can choose between Material and Drug (Med Chem). Choosing Med Chem, you'll study some modules with Pharmacy Student. Definitely, internships are provided for Applied Chem students, mostly in S'pore but can be overseas if you're good enough ^^.

haute
07-17-2010, 01:48 AM
If i want to apply to Duke-NUS, is a good bachelor degree enough or i have to get an honour for another year to apply for it?:)

lishanshung
07-21-2010, 03:03 AM
Hey just want to ask if laptops are neccessary for sci fac students?

What about soft copy homework? There are some assignments which you need to submit online through the IVLE system. Plus, where else are you going to do your research? And you certainly can't access the library computer at 11pm.

lishanshung
07-21-2010, 03:04 AM
If i want to apply to Duke-NUS, is a good bachelor degree enough or i have to get an honour for another year to apply for it?:)

First-Class honours to boost your chances.

07-21-2010, 11:11 AM
Hi i'm in FOS and intend to major in BS but is there anyone who can tell me what are the available minors in business? From what i saw, seems like there is only minor in management under Business. Are there any other variations?

Also, is taking SS in the first sem recommended? Will it be too tough?

lishanshung
07-22-2010, 07:24 AM
Hi i'm in FOS and intend to major in BS but is there anyone who can tell me what are the available minors in business? From what i saw, seems like there is only minor in management under Business. Are there any other variations?

Also, is taking SS in the first sem recommended? Will it be too tough?

BS? Do you mean Life Science?
Available minors for business: Management, Management of Technology and Technopreneurship.

If you are able to bid for the SS module, no harm taking it, though it's highly competitive to bid for it.

lol
07-22-2010, 12:36 PM
are our core modules pre-allocated to us or must we bid for them?

vhpk
07-22-2010, 05:02 PM
are our core modules pre-allocated to us or must we bid for them?
it depends, I did chemistry last year, and I had to bid, anw only 1 pt ^^

lol
07-22-2010, 06:09 PM
okay. soooo, usually how many core modules do we do per sem? :X

lishanshung
07-23-2010, 12:41 AM
are our core modules pre-allocated to us or must we bid for them?

Core modules are pre-allocated to us. So you'll get your core modules for 1 bidding point. You'll be bidding for your core modules in round 1C.

lishanshung
07-23-2010, 01:02 AM
okay. soooo, usually how many core modules do we do per sem? :X

Around 2-3. For core modules for LSM first year= LSM1101, LSM1102, LSM1103, LSM1104 and CM1401.

lishanshung
07-24-2010, 09:03 PM
HI, will be majoring in chemistry.
we need to take like 2-3 core per sem then how abt UE/Breath?

You need to take 2 breadth modules. You need to take at least 6 UEM to graduate and 7 UEM if you plan to go for honours.

07-25-2010, 04:09 PM
You need to take 2 breadth modules. You need to take at least 6 UEM to graduate and 7 UEM if you plan to go for honours.

Hi, i'm a science freshman and intend to major in Life sciences. May I know if there are any recommendations for the modules to take up? I'm already allocated 3 science modules. I'm also into a minor in business so will it be recommended to take up one business and one GEM? Or any better recommendations?

lishanshung
07-26-2010, 12:21 AM
Hi, i'm a science freshman and intend to major in Life sciences. May I know if there are any recommendations for the modules to take up? I'm already allocated 3 science modules. I'm also into a minor in business so will it be recommended to take up one business and one GEM? Or any better recommendations?

From what I heard,you can try to taking GEM and breadth in sem 1. It is best to clear GEM and breadth as soon as possible. For your case, perhaps you can take 1 science GEM and 1 business module?

07-27-2010, 09:15 AM
From what I heard,you can try to taking GEM and breadth in sem 1. It is best to clear GEM and breadth as soon as possible. For your case, perhaps you can take 1 science GEM and 1 business module?

Hi, thank you very much for your suggestion. HOw abt the freshmen seminat? is it reommmended?

|SC|
07-27-2010, 03:40 PM
Hi, I actually have the same question as [email protected]
Just that I have a bio bridging to take, since I have no A lvl bio.
I most probably will have only 3 modules: LSM1301, CM1401, ST1232.
But I am quite interested in Forensic Science, GEK 1542. Is it advisable that I try and bid for this module during my first sem? cuz i understand that it's quite a popular course. And i will be left with one more module. any recommendations??

andyarien
07-27-2010, 06:00 PM
Hi, thank you very much for your suggestion. HOw abt the freshmen seminat? is it reommmended?
I did not take that but I heard it's a slack module. No exams, no midterms, no projects. Only got presentation. And it's also a free SU. But it's also a popular module among freshman as they could only take it during the first two sems.

Hi, I actually have the same question as [email protected]
Just that I have a bio bridging to take, since I have no A lvl bio.
I most probably will have only 3 modules: LSM1301, CM1401, ST1232.
But I am quite interested in Forensic Science, GEK 1542. Is it advisable that I try and bid for this module during my first sem? cuz i understand that it's quite a popular course. And i will be left with one more module. any recommendations??
It is generally not recommended to bid for GEK1542 on your very first sem. This is because you will be competing with your seniors and they have much more G points than you. If you had check last year's bidding, the minimum successful bid was 803pts. And as a freshman, you'll only have 400 G-points available. So, unless you wanna showhand your 400pts and keep your fingers crossed that it's enough (this also means that you won't have anymore G-points for your 5th module), I suggest you take a look at other modules instead. You can try for GEK1542 again for your 3rd sem.

|SC|
07-27-2010, 06:14 PM
I did not take that but I heard it's a slack module. No exams, no midterms, no projects. Only got presentation. And it's also a free SU. But it's also a popular module among freshman as they could only take it during the first two sems.


It is generally not recommended to bid for GEK1542 on your very first sem. This is because you will be competing with your seniors and they have much more G points than you. If you had check last year's bidding, the minimum successful bid was 803pts. And as a freshman, you'll only have 400 G-points available. So, unless you wanna showhand your 400pts and keep your fingers crossed that it's enough (this also means that you won't have anymore G-points for your 5th module), I suggest you take a look at other modules instead. You can try for GEK1542 again for your 3rd sem.

Oh. Thanks for the advice! Any recommendations for the modules to take? There are so many out there, I kinda unsure of which one would be more suitable for me to take as a freshman.

andyarien
07-27-2010, 07:11 PM
Oh. Thanks for the advice! Any recommendations for the modules to take? There are so many out there, I kinda unsure of which one would be more suitable for me to take as a freshman.

Not sure if I can help you much there cos I'm not sure where you're interest or strength lies. But you're a life science major? Then maybe you can take 1) physics in life science PC1326/GEK1521. If you're interested in IT, can take 2) introduction to computing IT1001/GEK1511. Or if you have some background or interest in geography, then can take 3) atmospheric environments GE2228.

Modules 1 and 2 got group projects while module 3 has assignments (4 times). Module 1 is more towards life science than physics. So, if you have good background, this would be a breeze. In terms of workload, I would say module 3 is the slackest, where 60% goes to the assignment and 40% goes to exam.

Actually, these 3 modules are what I took when I was in year 1 that is available for this semester. Out of the three, i scored the best for module 3 even though my geography background goes back to sec sch only.. haha.. For FASS modules, don't be misled by the first digit '2'. They are not necessarily harder than level 1000 module.

|SC|
07-27-2010, 07:27 PM
Not sure if I can help you much there cos I'm not sure where you're interest or strength lies. But you're a life science major? Then maybe you can take 1) physics in life science PC1326/GEK1521. If you're interested in IT, can take 2) introduction to computing IT1001/GEK1511. Or if you have some background or interest in geography, then can take 3) atmospheric environments GE2228.

Modules 1 and 2 got group projects while module 3 has assignments (4 times). Module 1 is more towards life science than physics. So, if you have good background, this would be a breeze. In terms of workload, I would say module 3 is the slackest, where 60% goes to the assignment and 40% goes to exam.

Actually, these 3 modules are what I took when I was in year 1 that is available for this semester. Out of the three, i scored the best for module 3 even though my geography background goes back to sec sch only.. haha.. For FASS modules, don't be misled by the first digit '2'. They are not necessarily harder than level 1000 module.

Wow. My interest is still in Maths, not so much of Arts. I was looking at the GEMs section at the CORS website and the modules there sound so alien to me. Does this mean that I can just select any modules from any faculties and read it as long as it is outside Science?

andyarien
07-27-2010, 10:41 PM
Wow. My interest is still in Maths, not so much of Arts. I was looking at the GEMs section at the CORS website and the modules there sound so alien to me. Does this mean that I can just select any modules from any faculties and read it as long as it is outside Science?

Hmm, maths.. then can try GEM2900 Understanding Uncertainty and Stats Thinking if you're not a stats major.. heard that one quite slack and a cap-puller also..

It depends on which part of your degree requirements you want to fulfill. For GEMs, you can take modules even if offered by science. For Breadths, it's outside the science faculty. And for Unrestricted Electives, it can be from anywhere.

lol
07-27-2010, 11:35 PM
hmm, can we start declaring major already? ;| the welcome tea session said something abt declaring by tmorrow? O_O?

andyarien
07-27-2010, 11:51 PM
hmm, can we start declaring major already? ;| the welcome tea session said something abt declaring by tmorrow? O_O?

Declaring your major is inside the CORS system. So, if during round 1b tomorrow you can log into CORS, then by all means go and declare if you wish to do so. If not, you can declare on thursday where round 1C starts for your bidding. As far as I know, there's nothing much about declaring your major. Just that after you logged into CORS, you need to declare the major first before you can add modules for bidding.

lol
07-28-2010, 12:06 AM
Declaring your major is inside the CORS system. So, if during round 1b tomorrow you can log into CORS, then by all means go and declare if you wish to do so. If not, you can declare on thursday where round 1C starts for your bidding. As far as I know, there's nothing much about declaring your major. Just that after you logged into CORS, you need to declare the major first before you can add modules for bidding.

thanks! :) btw, are you a freshie or a senior? what are you studying?

andyarien
07-28-2010, 12:38 AM
thanks! :) btw, are you a freshie or a senior? what are you studying?

Glad to help! I'm a Chemistry major, going on to year 3 =)

lishanshung
07-28-2010, 12:47 AM
hmm, can we start declaring major already? ;| the welcome tea session said something abt declaring by tmorrow? O_O?

Declared life science as my major yesterday. But haven't gotten my allocated modules yet.