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Old 02-17-2010, 05:13 PM   #1
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I wish to enter this course

I do like know more. any senior here can share the experience?
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Old 03-07-2010, 01:28 AM   #2
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I wish to enter this course

I do like know more. any senior here can share the experience?
hello! i am from IEM and hopefully, I can answer your questions.
do view the course website here:

http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/eee/iem/curriculum/overview.asp

i'm not sure if you're referring to the academic aspect or the student life when you say "experience". one thing for sure is that, the intake is quite small (around 70 per cohort), thus you see familiar faces where ever you go. this is in stark contrast with other engineering schools where there are thousands of people per intake.

do feel free to pose more specific questions
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:25 AM   #3
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hello! i am from IEM and hopefully, I can answer your questions.
do view the course website here:

http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/eee/iem/curriculum/overview.asp

i'm not sure if you're referring to the academic aspect or the student life when you say "experience". one thing for sure is that, the intake is quite small (around 70 per cohort), thus you see familiar faces where ever you go. this is in stark contrast with other engineering schools where there are thousands of people per intake.

do feel free to pose more specific questions
hmmmm how is this course compare to Com science or Com Eng?

how do u find the course?
Is the Art module hard to score?
how do you rate this course?
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:07 PM   #4
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hmmmm how is this course compare to Com science or Com Eng?
com science and com engine themselves are not the same thing. one is more on hardware whereas the other is more on software. IEM students do take computing modules eg. C, Java, Data structures and algorithms etc.

Also, we do take other modules from the communication school (eg. Basic Media Writing -- we were thought how to do newspaper reports for the first segment, TV news report script writing for the second segment and PR for the third segment of this module). Our course is quite a hybrid course and the artsy modules add spice to the engineering courses.


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how do u find the course? how do you rate this course?
personally, i enjoy this course. if you're strong in technical subjects, like analysing, yet would like to learn art + communication etc, this course is for you. For the engine side, I would say you have to love math+physics+computing etc, or you'd hate it. In my very biased opinion, I would rate it as the most interesting engine course But of course, there is another side to the coin where people call us the jack of all trades masters of none.


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Is the Art module hard to score?
I am currently doing my first art module. The prof grades your work according to your progress (she checks our work every week), and not so much if you 'can draw' or 'cannot draw'. If there is effort made to learn the techniques taught, she will be able to see it. Also, we draw every week during our 3 hour tutorial session. So we have to keep those pieces and submit some of them as our portfolio at the end of the sem. She'll be able to keep track of our individual progress that way and grade us. It isn't easy to fail this module, but it requires doing more than she expects to score an A.
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com science and com engine themselves are not the same thing. one is more on hardware whereas the other is more on software. IEM students do take computing modules eg. C, Java, Data structures and algorithms etc.

Also, we do take other modules from the communication school (eg. Basic Media Writing -- we were thought how to do newspaper reports for the first segment, TV news report script writing for the second segment and PR for the third segment of this module). Our course is quite a hybrid course and the artsy modules add spice to the engineering courses.




personally, i enjoy this course. if you're strong in technical subjects, like analysing, yet would like to learn art + communication etc, this course is for you. For the engine side, I would say you have to love math+physics+computing etc, or you'd hate it. In my very biased opinion, I would rate it as the most interesting engine course But of course, there is another side to the coin where people call us the jack of all trades masters of none.




I am currently doing my first art module. The prof grades your work according to your progress (she checks our work every week), and not so much if you 'can draw' or 'cannot draw'. If there is effort made to learn the techniques taught, she will be able to see it. Also, we draw every week during our 3 hour tutorial session. So we have to keep those pieces and submit some of them as our portfolio at the end of the sem. She'll be able to keep track of our individual progress that way and grade us. It isn't easy to fail this module, but it requires doing more than she expects to score an A.
call tell me more, anything that come to your mind?

oh yea, u stall in the halls?
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Old 03-09-2010, 06:57 PM   #6
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call tell me more, anything that come to your mind?
you may want to refer to http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/eee/iem/curri...ear_intake.asp for the single degree program and http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/eee/iem/curri...ble_degree.asp for the double degree program respectively.


Hm, the best thing about this course are the artsy and communications modules. In the last sem, I took this module called Basic Media Writing.

Basic Media Writing: Really fun module. No one else will get to take this module besides the students from Wee Kim Wee School of Communication & Information. The tutorials are very interactive, and we get to watch videos most of the time during lecture (even watched a movie during 1 lecture)

For part 1, we learn about newspaper report writing, then we had to do write a newspaper article on this topicWe had to interview someone (eg, a professor, taxi driver etc) and quote something the interviewee has said in our newspaper article.

For part 2, we learn about TV news. This is the part where we watched the most videos during lecture. Then we had to do a TV script for assignment 2, whereby we had to think about the camera angle, TV images and the lines that the reporter has to say. Really fun assignment.

For part 3, it was PR. We were made to invent a product/service, then write a promotional press release for the product/service. Then, the tutor swapped our press releases among groups in the class. Using the press release that you've received from the other group, write a 'fake' complaint letter about how bad their product/service was.. so your group will also receive a complaint letter, to which you have to craft a reply letter to solve the issue.

This module is one of a kind and really enjoyable. You won't get to take such modules in other engineering courses


For now, I'm taking an art module (Drawing as a Conceptual Tool). We were taught still life drawing, perspective drawing, toning, and life drawing (yes, naked models ). Next up for us is portrait drawing (drawing human faces).


Hm, I guess I can continue ranting about how fun I think the artsy and comm modules are... but it would be good if you have specific questions to ask so that I can provide you my point of view. So yea, feel free to ask anything that you're curious about.

It'd be good if you could go for NTU's open house this saturday too (13 march 2010). Here's the website for more info: http://www3.ntu.edu.sg/[email protected]/ . I know I sound very promotional here but IEM will also have a booth of its own so you can drop by to ask the seniors questions.


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oh yea, u stall in the halls?
yes, i do! though not a very active hall activities participant
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Old 03-14-2011, 02:12 PM   #7
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What is the job prospect?

Engineering and Arts just doesnt go too well together?
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