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Old 05-10-2011, 09:16 PM   #101
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is that true that specialist's pay tend to max up fast than their counterpart that choose to climb the corporate ladder or join the management side?
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Old 03-19-2012, 06:06 PM   #102
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Default Need advices on what to study

Hi all,

I'm in a dilemma right now because i don't know what i should study.

My Grades are

GP: B
PW: A
CHINESE: A

H2 CHEM: A
H2 BIOLOGY: A
H2 MATH: A
H2 ECONS: B

My UAS is 87.75 if i use MT to my advantage.


I am thinking of applying to Chemical Engin because i am applying for SIA and SIA Engineering Corp and Keppel Scholarship. The job prospects there as a scholar is really attractive.
(I took O level Pure physics and had A1 so i can take up bridging modules)
However, i do not know if i will be able to stand the curriculum even though I come from a pretty good JC in the west. & especially when my results are not really that stellar and that i worked extremely hard for these grades.
Can i have some advices?


& i've also thought of being a Chemistry and Math teacher. & i have applied for PSC MOE scholarship with chemistry as my first choice. Similarly, the job prospects as a scholar under PSC-MOE is really attractive as well.

However, comparing chemistry and chemical engineering, which do you all think will put me in a better stead in terms of future job prospects? (considering if i don't get both scholarships)

& may i know what's the difference between Environmental Studies and Environmental Engineering? I'm a little interested in these 2 as well

& given my results, should i apply acct?

Your responses would be greatly appreciated! Thanks in advance!
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Old 04-06-2012, 01:42 AM   #103
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I am thinking of applying to Chemical Engin because i am applying for SIA and SIA Engineering Corp and Keppel Scholarship. The job prospects there as a scholar is really attractive.
Hi,

Just one thing: Don't apply for a course because the scholarship says it needs someone who is willing to take that course. You must genuinely want the course first, i.e. even if the scholarship did not exist, you would have gone for the course.

Anyway, the curriculum will be mostly Physics-based with some build-up of Chemistry from your JC days. The content will mostly be related to physical interactions rather than chemical ones, though one will learn about both. If you're confident about your Physics and Chemistry (which also means that your Math will be of a certain standard) then the course should be bearable. Try reading up on some Chemical Engineering books from the library to get a headstart.

A chemical engineer is trained in both chemistry and engineering principles. A chemist (or someone trained in chemistry) has no engineering background. If you read newspaper advertisements (such as the RECRUIT section), chemical engineers are welcomed by many companies to take up positions that chemists can also fill, but not the other way around. If it's hard to comprehend, just see that being a chemical engineer gives you chances at engineering (even mechanical, civil, electronics etc to a limited extent) while a chemist will not get such chances.

By the way, a chemical engineer can teach chemistry, physics and math in a school. (After going through NIE) A chemist can't teach physics, of course.

Environmental Engineering is different from Environmental Studies in that the former teaches you how to create solutions to problems that you will study in the latter. You will also study these problems in the former but the practical twist is very obvious in Environmental Engineering. Basically, they both have the same theoretical aspects, but practical aspects in the sense of dealing with the problems and learning how to do so (the clear techniques and the specifications for doing so with the calculations etc) only appear in Environmental Engineering.

I can't help you with Accountancy as I don't have any interest and didn't research this field.

Good job with your results Hope the above helps! I can't guarantee that what I wrote is 100% correct, so you might want to seek a second opinion.
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Old 04-07-2012, 11:43 AM   #104
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Hi,

Just one thing: Don't apply for a course because the scholarship says it needs someone who is willing to take that course. You must genuinely want the course first, i.e. even if the scholarship did not exist, you would have gone for the course.

Anyway, the curriculum will be mostly Physics-based with some build-up of Chemistry from your JC days. The content will mostly be related to physical interactions rather than chemical ones, though one will learn about both. If you're confident about your Physics and Chemistry (which also means that your Math will be of a certain standard) then the course should be bearable. Try reading up on some Chemical Engineering books from the library to get a headstart.

A chemical engineer is trained in both chemistry and engineering principles. A chemist (or someone trained in chemistry) has no engineering background. If you read newspaper advertisements (such as the RECRUIT section), chemical engineers are welcomed by many companies to take up positions that chemists can also fill, but not the other way around. If it's hard to comprehend, just see that being a chemical engineer gives you chances at engineering (even mechanical, civil, electronics etc to a limited extent) while a chemist will not get such chances.

By the way, a chemical engineer can teach chemistry, physics and math in a school. (After going through NIE) A chemist can't teach physics, of course.

Environmental Engineering is different from Environmental Studies in that the former teaches you how to create solutions to problems that you will study in the latter. You will also study these problems in the former but the practical twist is very obvious in Environmental Engineering. Basically, they both have the same theoretical aspects, but practical aspects in the sense of dealing with the problems and learning how to do so (the clear techniques and the specifications for doing so with the calculations etc) only appear in Environmental Engineering.

I can't help you with Accountancy as I don't have any interest and didn't research this field.

Good job with your results Hope the above helps! I can't guarantee that what I wrote is 100% correct, so you might want to seek a second opinion.
Hi! thanks alot! Yup I have decided on going for chemical engineering regardless of the scholarships. Still, i do hope i can get the school's scholarship.
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:07 PM   #105
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im studying chemical engineering ..all i can say is choose it only if you know you would like stuyding the subject itself..

unlike what others think its has quite a fair bit of chemistry modules, i would like to awaken you that we only take 2 chemistry modules = 8 MCs in our entire 161MCs graduation requirement.

yes, we are pretty good in math, or at least the modules will train you to become one. it's pretty a combination of physics and maths mainly. chemistry mainly the physical chemistry aspect is more important

im graduating soon, all i can say is, don't choose the course for the sake of $. sorry chemical engineers doesnt bring u alot $. if you are thinking of those oil MNCs, you could pretty get in with a mech, elect engine degree also. in fact, competition is slightly less intensive in those courses and will still pretty get you into the oil mncs if thats what you want.
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Old 04-25-2012, 10:04 PM   #106
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Hi, i have a few questions to ask about the career path of chem eng. Advice needed!

Currently, im on scholarship interview to work with water related engineering (eg. NEWater-ish). I was told by the interviewee that the pay difference between oil industry and water industry is very wide, because I said im interested in petroleum oil.

My thinking is that getting scholarship will get me a headstart because of guaranteed internship + job. But this headstart will come to nothing if im losing potentially better pay in oil related industry SUPPOSED my graduating honour is good.

So... would like to ask anyone has any idea how wide the pay difference is? Or how high can water-related engineering job can go, career wise?

Many thanks!
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Old 06-07-2012, 09:55 PM   #107
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hannyboi (or any other seniors), how necessary is a laptop for chem engg? Also, would mac be ok coz I heard some engineering softwares only work on windows? Thanks
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Old 09-11-2012, 11:16 PM   #108
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Chemical Engineers earning 10k/mth? zhun bo?

http://www.salary.sg/2012/top-100-jo...ingapore-2012/

they took the data from http://www.mom.gov.sg/Documents/stat...sd_2011ROW.pdf. that's the full report. i scanned thru it.

essentially.

Fresh grads:

NUS: employment rate 84.4% Median Monthly Gross Starting Salary $3184
NTU: employment rate 88.4% Median Monthly Gross Starting Salary $3200


But when it comes to their MOM's survey by age group. For establishments >200 employees:

MEDIAN MONTHLY BASIC AND GROSS WAGES OF COMMON OCCUPATIONS BY AGE IN ALL INDUSTRIES, JUNE 2011

Chemical engineer
25-29
no. covered: 50
basic: $4,455
gross: $4,694


30 - 39
no.: 201
basic: $6,097
gross: $6,521


40 - 49
no.: 152
basic: $7,505
gross: $8,593


50 - 59
no.: 103
basic: $8,550
gross: $10,040

Only 98 chemical engineers covered for establishments <200 employees.
basic: $4,622
gross: $5,244



MEDIAN, 25th AND 75th PERCENTILES OF MONTHLY BASIC WAGES OF COMMON OCCUPATIONS IN ALL INDUSTRIES, JUNE 2011

Chemical engineer
no covered: 515
25th percentile: $4,954
Median: $6,805
75th percentile: $9,300


Definition of "Chemical Engineers".
2145 Chemical Engineers
21451 Chemical engineer (general)
21452 Chemical engineer (petroleum)
21459 Other chemical engineers


How true is this? or did they just interview the whole shell or exxonmobil company and call it a day?
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Old 09-30-2016, 09:38 PM   #109
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Hi all, I studied Chemical Engineering back in my uni days, and am currently offering private tuition to those perhaps struggling with this course. I know the material can be hard at times, having experienced it myself, and at the uni-level especially for a specialised course like chemical engineering, academic support can be less available sometimes. I really enjoyed the course, and hope that I can try to help reduce some agony (from getting stuck at problems!) and add some fun for those currently studying it. Do feel free to reach out to me at [email protected] if interested
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Oh wait, I think I actually remember something about borons bonds. If its true what youre saying, then I guess it makes sense that boron hardens the material... But wouldnt boron also make the material porous?

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