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Old 03-18-2013, 06:11 PM   #1
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Hi guys, im interested in ISTD in SUTD, but is a strong foundation in maths required to excel in the course? is the curriculum of the course very maths intensive as well? thanks guys.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:10 PM   #2
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SUTD maths (for about 3 terms) requires mathematical thinking... Mathematical thinking is also inherent in all universities but more so in SUTD as it is being modeled after an American university, MIT.

What is mathematical thinking? It is a little hard to explain but unlike JC mathematics where you follow a structured and predictable formula, mathematics in universities emphasizes more on the process. Thinking out of the box.

Answering your questions, a strong foundation in mathematics is helpful but no guarantee of excellence. Many SUTD students will say that it is maths intensive because there is a maths module every term for your first year. I also heard from the pioneer batch that it is even more rush than the same MIT module. (Hopefully, the professors will loosen after a few batches)
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Old 03-19-2013, 12:00 AM   #3
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Once in a while in this forum, it is possible for you to judge for yourself.

SUTD Advanced Math I >> MIT Single-variable Calculus
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathemati...lus-fall-2010/

SUTD Advanced Math II >> MIT Multi-variable Calculus
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathemati...lus-fall-2010/

SUTD Modelling the Systems World >> MIT Differential Equations
http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/mathemati...ons-fall-2011/

*I am not a SUTD or MIT student. My information is from my SUTD friends. Despite the close collaboration, the modules are not 100% similar.
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