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Old 07-28-2009, 07:00 PM   #11
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hi!

im a biz freshie and i'd like to ask:

1. why are we allocated modules? i thought we could pick and choose. also, if we withdraw from the allocated modules we don't like, it's gonna show on our academic transcripts, which will reflect badly on us. that sucks!

2. can i drop my allocated modules? cos the ones i've been allocated are really annoying, and i only like 2 of them:

MKT1003 Principles Of Marketing
BSP1005 Managerial Economics
ST1131A Introduction to Statistics
DSC2003 Management Science

thanks
Students are pre-allocated modules that are deemed absolutely necessary in their course requirements to graduate. Even for Business, there will be the core foundation modules that all Business students are required to take. NUS, and most other Universities as well, would want to produce graduates competent in all Business aspects and specialising in certain areas, rather than graduates specialising in one area but knows nothing else about the rest. In fact, for business and the corporate world itself, the disciplines are intertwined. You cannot, for example, just know Marketing and absolutely nothing else about Finance, Communications, Management etc.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:35 PM   #12
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Students are pre-allocated modules that are deemed absolutely necessary in their course requirements to graduate. Even for Business, there will be the core foundation modules that all Business students are required to take. NUS, and most other Universities as well, would want to produce graduates competent in all Business aspects and specialising in certain areas, rather than graduates specialising in one area but knows nothing else about the rest. In fact, for business and the corporate world itself, the disciplines are intertwined. You cannot, for example, just know Marketing and absolutely nothing else about Finance, Communications, Management etc.
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ok thanks you've been a great help
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:42 AM   #13
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yea.. i'm totally lost..i don't even know what to ask! there are no updates on fst website or FOS to help me in anything now..i was told by my sis that bidding starts today as in 30th for freshies.. but i'm totally clueless.. T_T

i just read abt some bidding thing in the freshmen letter that was supposed to be done on 28th-.- oh well, seriously dunno what was tt.. plus my sis told me there is a mass declaration on major or sth.. why i seem to be like totally clueless?): nt tt i'm lazy to find info, but i seriously cant find any..

gosh.. i'm so reluctant to go sch ):
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Old 07-30-2009, 02:08 AM   #14
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Hi,

Sorry to be a nuisance but I've got quite a few questions I need answers to.

1. I heard that it would be hard (almost impossible) for freshmen to secure GEM and SS modules in the 1st sem as there is no protection for these modules which are bidded using the G account. Is this true?

2. If I were to bid for a module offered by FOS, I can bid using P account in round 1C onwards to round 2B and it can be counted as UEM?

3. There will be no tutorials and lab for the first two instuctional weeks?

4. Is it advisable to take maths/chem/physics modules?

Thanks in advance!
1) It is true there is no protection for Freshmen bidding for SS and GEMs using the G Account. As to whether it is difficult to secure a module/s in these categories, it all depends on the popularity of the module/s you want to bid for. Seniors will have an advantage, but it is not entirely impossible for Freshmen to get SS and/or GEMs. In fact, some students can even manage to get such modules at 1 bid point.

2) Yes. You can even bid for them during Rounds 3A-B, just that no protection whatsoever.

3) From what I remember, yes. For laboratory sessions, we have to pass some test on laboratory safety during the first 2 weeks before we can begin using the laboratory for the laboratory sessions.

4) It all depends on your interest and whether you think you can manage the modules. But generally, taking modules outside your Major will give you wider academic exposure.

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Old 07-30-2009, 02:45 AM   #15
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yea.. i'm totally lost..i don't even know what to ask! there are no updates on fst website or FOS to help me in anything now..i was told by my sis that bidding starts today as in 30th for freshies.. but i'm totally clueless.. T_T

i just read abt some bidding thing in the freshmen letter that was supposed to be done on 28th-.- oh well, seriously dunno what was tt.. plus my sis told me there is a mass declaration on major or sth.. why i seem to be like totally clueless?): nt tt i'm lazy to find info, but i seriously cant find any..
http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/nusb...w2.html#3_3_4B

The above link contains some information about the FST course. There is a list of essential modules required for you to complete to graduate. I believe for Year 1, you will be pre-allocated CM1101 (Principles of Modern Chemistry), CM1121 (Basic Organic Chemistry), CM1161 (Principles of Chemical Processes I), FST1101 (Science and Technology of Foods), LSM1101 (Biochemistry of Biomolecules) and ST1232 (Statistics for Life Sciences). I am not sure which are for Semester 1 and Semester 2 exactly though.

You will only need to bid for modules to cover the University requirements (20 MCs from 1 SS, 2 GEMs and 2 Breadths), Faculty requirements (4 MCs from a module from Computing Sciences, Physical Sciences or Multidisciplinary & Interdisciplinary Sciences, but not from Chemical Sciences, Life Sciences or Mathematical & Statistical Sciences), as well as UE (24 MCs from modules from any faculty), spread across your 4 years of studies.

Round 1C of bidding begins at 0900h today, and it is for you to bid for any modules under the Faculty of Science to fulfill your Faculty requirements or UE. When you login to your CORS account, you will see a section under "Declaration". That is where you have to declare your Major and Minors. I am not sure about exact details for FST students, but if it is considered a direct entry course, you should only have the drop down options of "Food Science and Technology" or "None" under your declared Major. That is the case for Pharmacy students.

Hope this helps.

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Old 07-30-2009, 10:23 AM   #16
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yep.. but still blur ): like a game that i can't understand at all..

sorry if i sound dumb, but most of us are taking honours? ie 4yrs so 160MCs thingy right? the table doesnt have headings-.- make me play guessing games.

can you put in CORS-idiot terms, not just simple.. i'm seriously lost.

so marketing mod is recommended for us to take..does it mean that i gotta take in yr1? and i i dun take in yr, does it mean i cant take it in yr2?

and if i dun take basic org chem mod, will it jeopardize my studies? (but take Principles of Modern Chemistry and Principles of Chemical Processes I) can i dun take ST mod.. the life sci one, sounds horrible..

i've got endless questions to ask.. i think u can answer these first .. thanks a milliom

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Old 07-30-2009, 11:22 AM   #17
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Ya I think the 160 MCs is for honours.

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so marketing mod is recommended for us to take..does it mean that i gotta take in yr1? and i i dun take in yr, does it mean i cant take it in yr2?
Not necessarily taken in year 1. In general year 1 modules can be taken in other years too, just that sometimes such a module may be a prerequisite for some higher level module (that means to take that higher level module you'd have to pass the lower level module first. Not all of them are like that, but some are)

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and if i dun take basic org chem mod, will it jeopardize my studies? (but take Principles of Modern Chemistry and Principles of Chemical Processes I) can i dun take ST mod.. the life sci one, sounds horrible..
The modules are listed there as graduation requirements so looks like you'd have to take them some time or other. I think the numbers in the last column of that link (24, 50, 72, 104) are the accumulated number of MCs if you follow the table. So that's probably going towards a degree with honours.

Looks like you do have to take CM1121, 1161, 1101, FST1101, LSM1101 and ST1232. Not all of them are offered this coming semester though. E.g. organic chemistry is available next semester. You can look that up here: http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/nusb...ulesearch.html
Type in the module code (e.g. CM1121) and check what academic year and semester it will next be offered in..
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:55 PM   #18
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and if i dun take basic org chem mod, will it jeopardize my studies? (but take Principles of Modern Chemistry and Principles of Chemical Processes I) can i dun take ST mod.. the life sci one, sounds horrible..
You have to take all the modules I listed previously during Year 1 as they are essential modules for your course. They will probably be pre-allocated to you without the option of dropping them anyway. That is the case for Pharmacy pre-allocated modules anyway.

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can you put in CORS-idiot terms, not just simple.. i'm seriously lost.
Ok, most simple terms, just login to your CORS account with your NUSNET ID and Password, fill in your basic particulars, then go to "Declaration" to declare your Major as FST. Then go to "Module Management" and see how many and what modules you are pre-allocated this semester under "Allocated Modules". Then bid for the remaining number of modules to hit 5 modules per semester. You can bid for modules to cover your Faculty requirements, SS, GEMs, Breadths or UEs. For Round 1C, you can only bid for modules to cover your Faculty requirements or UEs though. If you want to bid for SS, GEMs or Breadths, you have to wait for Round 2A.

To choose a module to add in your list for bidding, click on "Add New Module" under "Module Management", choose which Module Category the module is from, then add the selected module from the list. After that, go to "Bidding Management" to see the current statistics and place your bid for that module. Remember to make sure the lecture and tutorial timetables do not clash with the modules you are pre-allocated with.

Savvy?

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Old 07-30-2009, 05:53 PM   #19
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i couldn't find the tutorial timetable for the moment as it is not updated yet. so can i just bid for the module first? normally we bid in open bidding or close bidding? thanks.
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:00 PM   #20
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For Round 1C, you can only bid for modules to cover your Faculty requirement or UEM though. If you want to bid for GEM, SSM or Breadth, wait for Round 2A.
Or, if you're in engineering, you can bid for certain SS/breadth modules from round 1A onwards (http://www.eng.nus.edu.sg/ugrad/ulr_0910sem1.html)

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i couldn't find the tutorial timetable for the moment as it is not updated yet. so can i just bid for the module first? normally we bid in open bidding or close bidding? thanks.
Can bid in both open and closed bidding periods. Ooh I thought most modules should have the tutorial timetable up alr.. Were you on this page - https://aces01.nus.edu.sg/cors/jsp/r...nfoListing.jsp ? If not, can try searching here by typing in the module code and then click "tutorial time table". Or see if it's there in the timetable builder. Otherwise it might be hard to tell if there will be a tutorial timeslot that fits with your other modules..?
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