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Old 03-22-2010, 12:06 AM   #21
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I havent send my application yet. Not going to apply for SMU.
But my choices should be
NTU 1. info engineering
2. NIE - arts
NUS 1. industrial design


Question...must we put all five choices down on the application form? I dont have 5 courses that interest me.
That i not sure

but better to put something just in case
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:21 AM   #22
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i got into IEM

probably choose this over NUS
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:12 PM   #23
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What is the job prospect?

Engineering and Arts just doesnt go too well together?
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:04 PM   #24
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Nanyang Chronicle: IEM pioneers worry about their jobs

The pioneer batch of students taking the Information Engineering and Media (IEM) course will graduate next year, but now they are concerned about their job prospects.

When this batch entered the programme in 2007, they were told that they would be highly demanded by employers after graduation, especially in the media and infocomm sectors.

But students find that there are not many jobs catering to their specific degree in the market. Most jobs are provided for engineering students from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering (EEE).

IEM is a hybrid course that combines engineering, arts and media aspects. In NTU, the IEM courses are offered by the Schools of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Art, Design and Media, Computer Engineering and the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information.

Final-year student Kate Tan, 22, said: "We may be termed as 'specialised' but there are less than a handful of jobs in Singapore that is catered for us."

When searching for a job on big companies' career websites, IEM students sometimes find it hard to fit the descriptions.


"I think most employers are still unsure of what we can do, but from our training it looks like we're poised to fill in the gap between engineers and artists in a design or engineering firm," final-year student Cletus Chua, 25, said.

Despite these concerns, some companies actually showed interest in such a hybrid form of students, having skills in engineering, media and arts.

A recruiting personnel from Lucasfilm Singapore said: "With understanding of engineering principles and skills, plus knowledge on 3-D modeling and design, hybrid talents really score in this industry."

Final-year student Dai Miao, 22, did her internship at Lucasfilm Singapore's game division this summer, testing games and solving problems for artists with her engineering skills.

"What I learnt at school really helped a lot during my internship," she said. "When I was testing games and checking scripts, my programming skills made it a lot quicker for me to get on the right track."

Some students, however, would like to see improvements in the current syllabus, especially in integrating the engineering, media and arts aspects.

Final-year student Li Xiang, 24, said: "I want to get into the software and gaming industry, so I hope there are more basic courses that give us skills to facilitate our further learning."

Another final-year student Wu Han, 22, said: "I wish we had more integrated courses that engineering and arts are combined."...
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Old 03-14-2011, 03:40 PM   #25
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LOL thanks man. Is this course filled with Foreigners??? I realised those people that commented are foreigners.
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:28 AM   #26
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well........IEM is more demanding than EEE due to the fact there is ART and MEDIA and is heavily focus on IT

ART can take hours of your time doing, so does media and programming

be prepare if your are taking this course

I tot i can go work in a game industry after this but the truth fact is game company like Koei tecmo want good programmers which mostly came from CE and CS....and few position is available and so far the student who got into their company have above GPA 4.5

oh btw i am hoping i can switch to mech nus lol
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Old 03-15-2011, 12:29 AM   #27
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LOL thanks man. Is this course filled with Foreigners??? I realised those people that commented are foreigners.
more n more foreigners but most are locals, a bit Myanmar, Indonesia, china

only abt 90 intake if i am not wrg
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Old 03-15-2011, 09:24 AM   #28
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LOL thanks man. Is this course filled with Foreigners??? I realised those people that commented are foreigners.
you can take a look at the class list here:
https://wis.ntu.edu.sg/webexe/owa/em...ergrad.search1
(select checkbox for IEM and submit)

Interesting to note the number of students per intake (excludes those who opted for IEM & econs):
Year 1: 40
Year 2: 60
Year 3: 32
Year 4: 94

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Old 03-15-2011, 09:29 AM   #29
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These two threads are quite informative:
http://talkback.stomp.com.sg/forums/...ad.php?t=65067
http://forum.brightsparks.com.sg/showthread.php?t=3376

layers: good choice to move over to nus mech! all the best.

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Old 03-19-2011, 06:49 PM   #30
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These two threads are quite informative:
http://talkback.stomp.com.sg/forums/...ad.php?t=65067
http://forum.brightsparks.com.sg/showthread.php?t=3376

layers: good choice to move over to nus mech! all the best.
thanks n are from IEM too?

I felt that IEM gif too little information for their courses, i dun see them last yr during the open house not sure abt this year
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