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Old 05-16-2011, 10:25 AM   #21
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I plan to major in Mathematics / Applied Mathematics in NUS. Can anyone care to share what's the difference? And which is a better degree? I plan to teach mathematics in Secondary School level.

Also, does NUS provide Direct Honours?

I saw NUS FoS thread but there are hardly anyone who mention about Math/Stats! ):
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Old 05-16-2011, 12:57 PM   #22
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Hi, did you attend the tea party for ntu mathematical sciences last sat? we were told that for specialisation in the second year, there will be NO quota for each specialisation. It is based on you own preference, so you can choose either pure, applied or statistics track...
Not very sure how NUS works.
Yup,ntu offers direct honours,but just like what Cassandra said, you will not get an honour if you do not well enough. But i guess unless if you really do badly, if not you will still be able to get an honour.
nope i didn't attend the tea party.didn't noe about it.LOL.oic.so mostly ntu will still be able to get an honours?

u're more inclined towards ntu?

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Old 05-16-2011, 01:28 PM   #23
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I plan to major in Mathematics / Applied Mathematics in NUS. Can anyone care to share what's the difference? And which is a better degree? I plan to teach mathematics in Secondary School level.

Also, does NUS provide Direct Honours?

I saw NUS FoS thread but there are hardly anyone who mention about Math/Stats! ):
NUS dosent offer direct honours ):
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Old 05-16-2011, 01:45 PM   #24
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nope i didn't attend the tea party.didn't noe about it.LOL.oic.so mostly ntu will still be able to get an honours?

u're more inclined towards ntu?

I'm not sure about that. For nus if im not wrong, you can choose to exit with a normal degree at the end of 3years if you don't intend to get an honour degree or that your results are not good enough. However, for ntu you can't exit at the end of 3 years. So if your results is not good enough, it will still take you 4years to graduate with a normal degree without honours. Maybe someone can clarify???

Not that im more inclined towards ntu.cos I wasn't offered nus science. hehe
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Old 05-17-2011, 11:43 AM   #25
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hi! I heard that fos degree is quite useless unless you're heading towards being a teacher as a career. Is that true? O:

And is getting honors like based on the performance of the whole cohort of the course? I'm confused.
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Old 05-17-2011, 01:35 PM   #26
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couchpotato,

i can't answer yr first question as im not going into teaching at any point of time..

for yr second question, it is based on the performance of the whole cohort just like the bell curve system used for A-level grades. but the classification of honours is based on your final GPA...

Detailed info of Honours classification: http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/edu/...Classification
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Old 05-18-2011, 03:06 AM   #27
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couchpotato,

i can't answer yr first question as im not going into teaching at any point of time..

for yr second question, it is based on the performance of the whole cohort just like the bell curve system used for A-level grades. but the classification of honours is based on your final GPA...

Detailed info of Honours classification: http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/edu/...Classification
I'm sorry im abit confused, wouldnt the GPA you attain be dependent on the performance of the cohort? If everybody does well, would it mean that to attain a 4.0 GPA would be harder; that is you have to be at a certain percentile of the whole cohort?
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:11 AM   #28
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I plan to major in Mathematics / Applied Mathematics in NUS. Can anyone care to share what's the difference? And which is a better degree? I plan to teach mathematics in Secondary School level.

Also, does NUS provide Direct Honours?

I saw NUS FoS thread but there are hardly anyone who mention about Math/Stats! ):
if you intend to teach mathematics, i suppose it would be better for you to take Pure Mathematics instead of Applied Mathematics.
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:15 AM   #29
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I'm not sure about that. For nus if im not wrong, you can choose to exit with a normal degree at the end of 3years if you don't intend to get an honour degree or that your results are not good enough. However, for ntu you can't exit at the end of 3 years. So if your results is not good enough, it will still take you 4years to graduate with a normal degree without honours. Maybe someone can clarify???

Not that im more inclined towards ntu.cos I wasn't offered nus science. hehe
what you mentioned for nus is true.
as for ntu, if im not wrong, i suppose you are right as well.
still, i think one should try to do very well in a direct honours course so as to graduate with a good honours. afterall, an honours degree is much better than a normal degree. so, with hard work and much effort on your part, i believe you dont have to worry about graduating from ntu after 4years with just a normal degree.
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Old 05-18-2011, 10:28 AM   #30
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couchpotato,

i can't answer yr first question as im not going into teaching at any point of time..

for yr second question, it is based on the performance of the whole cohort just like the bell curve system used for A-level grades. but the classification of honours is based on your final GPA...

Detailed info of Honours classification: http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/edu/...Classification
Does that mean I am able to grauduate with a honours degree in NUS, but I have to study for 4 years instead of the usual 3 years (for bachelor degree)?

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if you intend to teach mathematics, i suppose it would be better for you to take Pure Mathematics instead of Applied Mathematics.
Hey! Thanks for the advice. Really needed an advice because I simply don't know which to major in!
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