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Old 04-03-2010, 02:47 PM
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Hi^^ Im a A level student and im confusing which degree should i choose.
Im good in physics and mathematics. My dad's friend say aerospace engineering is good but i have no idea. How about computer and EE engineering? I need some help and advice here!!! Thx.

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Hi^^ Im a A level student and im confusing which degree should i choose.
Im good in physics and mathematics. My dad's friend say aerospace engineering is good but i have no idea. How about computer and EE engineering? I need some help and advice here!!! Thx.
My rich dad says banking is the best. My richer dad says doing business is even better.


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My rich dad says banking is the best. My richer dad says doing business is even better.
im a student from science stream though din take account and bussiness thing before in my O and A level.....

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can any1 gimme any info about aerospace??? im kinda confuse here, need guidance.....
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Old 04-03-2010, 08:38 PM
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As a background info, i was in the same dilemma 4 years ago as you are now while choosing which courses to undertake, which will ultimately shape the (most possible) career path for life.

In fact, I was choosing between Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering vs Computer Engineering too. I didn't choose EEE mainly because the intake cohort is the largest, thus the possiblities of getting good grades, scoring in exams, and opportunities to shine, are sort of less. Another thing is there're MANY scholars from ASEAN, PRC and India in EEE (and also computer engineering in case of India).

In fact, I chose Computer Engineering. Despite the fact that i always sketched cars & airplanes during my JC lectures, i realised that at least 40-50% of mech/aero graduates enter manufacturing sector of the economy, whether in process management, mechanical engineer, aircraft engineer (only for one part of the whole craft, now the whole, just like a software which is divided into sub-systems). Looking at the job market and the policy of SG government, IT has become more and more integrated in almost every company, big or small, local or multi-national, public or private. Thus, I chose computer engineering simply for the (seemingly) better prospects.

Regardless, whatever you choose, as long as you have passion in it and you find it a worthwhile 4-year journey in whichever campus you'll end up at, you'll be fine. Don't forget to take part in activities too, as top employers today emphasise on hiring on all-rounders, rather than just hiring straight-As geeks.

Last but not least, to guage how each courses' graduates perform in the past few years, take a look at the 3 pdf of graduates employment survey in this link: Ministry of Education, Singapore: Education System, Post-Secondary

However, be warned. $$$ doesn't equate to true happiness. Once again, I would emphasise on doing what you enjoy best.

Cheers!
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As a background info, i was in the same dilemma 4 years ago as you are now while choosing which courses to undertake, which will ultimately shape the (most possible) career path for life.

In fact, I was choosing between Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering vs Computer Engineering too. I didn't choose EEE mainly because the intake cohort is the largest, thus the possiblities of getting good grades, scoring in exams, and opportunities to shine, are sort of less. Another thing is there're MANY scholars from ASEAN, PRC and India in EEE (and also computer engineering in case of India).

In fact, I chose Computer Engineering. Despite the fact that i always sketched cars & airplanes during my JC lectures, i realised that at least 40-50% of mech/aero graduates enter manufacturing sector of the economy, whether in process management, mechanical engineer, aircraft engineer (only for one part of the whole craft, now the whole, just like a software which is divided into sub-systems). Looking at the job market and the policy of SG government, IT has become more and more integrated in almost every company, big or small, local or multi-national, public or private. Thus, I chose computer engineering simply for the (seemingly) better prospects.

Regardless, whatever you choose, as long as you have passion in it and you find it a worthwhile 4-year journey in whichever campus you'll end up at, you'll be fine. Don't forget to take part in activities too, as top employers today emphasise on hiring on all-rounders, rather than just hiring straight-As geeks.

Last but not least, to guage how each courses' graduates perform in the past few years, take a look at the 3 pdf of graduates employment survey in this link: Ministry of Education, Singapore: Education System, Post-Secondary

However, be warned. $$$ doesn't equate to true happiness. Once again, I would emphasise on doing what you enjoy best.

Cheers!
Thanks, Ntrix for your time and efforts. Can an aerospace engineering graduate be an aircraft engineer? Is there any job market for aerospace engineering in singapore? What's the difference between the things that a aeronautical engineering learn to a aerospace engineering? Hope you are there to answer my question (I got many to ask)
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Thanks, Ntrix for your time and efforts. Can an aerospace engineering graduate be an aircraft engineer? Is there any job market for aerospace engineering in singapore? What's the difference between the things that a aeronautical engineering learn to a aerospace engineering? Hope you are there to answer my question (I got many to ask)
I'm not in the aero industry, but as an observer, I think there isn't much real engineering work - the development and even R&D kind - going on in Singapore currently or in the foreseeable future, unless we are talking about MINDEF/Defence. So my point is that jobs for graduates in aero-related disciplines are limited in Singapore.

However, what I know is that there are a few big companies doing aircraft maintenance. If that's the kind of work you're happy with, then it's alright. But even so, I suspect you will face competition from your cheaper counterparts across the causeway and even from China and India.
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Thanks, Ntrix for your time and efforts. Can an aerospace engineering graduate be an aircraft engineer? Is there any job market for aerospace engineering in singapore? What's the difference between the things that a aeronautical engineering learn to a aerospace engineering? Hope you are there to answer my question (I got many to ask)
Yoz..

First& Second question: Can aero engin graduate be an aircraft engineer? Yes, certainly. Based on the latest data from the Singapore airshow 2010, more $$$ has been injected into preparing and transforming Singapore into aerospace hub in the region. Thus, there'll be many opportunities for such graduates from aerospace/mechatronics engin in years to come, whether at big-name companies such as Rolls-Royce, Pratt&Whitney, Bombardier, SIA Engineering, etc.

Competitions are present in every industry. Therefore, being able to add value to the companies will give you the winning edge over other graduates. How? Activities, Internships, Inter-personal & leadership skills...

Aerospace vs aeronautical? they're simply different depending on how the university wants to name it. For example, NTU has Mechanical&Aerospace Engin (MAE) school, offering a few specialisations, such as mechatronics or aerospace. There's also direct aerospace degree in NTU, but the entry requirements are much more stringent. Have you heard of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the US? well.. things that they teach are in fact quite identical to things that NTU teaches. After all, bachelor degree builds fundamentals in fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, engineering mathematics, etc etc. Thus, it's just a naming convention.

**NOTE: if you're Singaporean or SG PR, you can also consider working with as navy/airforce non-officer staff (eg. engineer). They pay very well for graduates with good honours, even better than some(in fact many) MNCS in aerospace industries, considering MINDEF offers quite excellent bonus package.
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Yoz..

First& Second question: Can aero engin graduate be an aircraft engineer? Yes, certainly. Based on the latest data from the Singapore airshow 2010, more $$$ has been injected into preparing and transforming Singapore into aerospace hub in the region. Thus, there'll be many opportunities for such graduates from aerospace/mechatronics engin in years to come, whether at big-name companies such as Rolls-Royce, Pratt&Whitney, Bombardier, SIA Engineering, etc.

Competitions are present in every industry. Therefore, being able to add value to the companies will give you the winning edge over other graduates. How? Activities, Internships, Inter-personal & leadership skills...

Aerospace vs aeronautical? they're simply different depending on how the university wants to name it. For example, NTU has Mechanical&Aerospace Engin (MAE) school, offering a few specialisations, such as mechatronics or aerospace. There's also direct aerospace degree in NTU, but the entry requirements are much more stringent. Have you heard of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in the US? well.. things that they teach are in fact quite identical to things that NTU teaches. After all, bachelor degree builds fundamentals in fluid mechanics, aerodynamics, engineering mathematics, etc etc. Thus, it's just a naming convention.

**NOTE: if you're Singaporean or SG PR, you can also consider working with as navy/airforce non-officer staff (eg. engineer). They pay very well for graduates with good honours, even better than some(in fact many) MNCS in aerospace industries, considering MINDEF offers quite excellent bonus package.
Thanks again for your time and efforts in helping me, Ntriz.
I have applied NTU and NUS but still waiting for the outcome. For NTU, applicants are allowed to change their choices of course before 31 of march. So i'm still thinking over it. For NTU, I saw there are aerospace engineering and aeronautical engineering which is under the fourth year of mecha engineering. What's the difference in this two tittle which sounds similar.
By the way, i'm actually a Malaysian but my grandparents are singaporean.
I know that MINDEF is singapore army(My mum told me) but how about MNCS ( what's that?)
My STPM results is similar to A level standard. I obtained 2A- for my physic and general paper and 2B+ for my chemistry and mathematics. (A,A-,B+,B,B-,C+,C... A will be the best grade.) Hope you dont mind wasting your time on a foreigner
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Thanks again for your time and efforts in helping me, Ntriz.
I have applied NTU and NUS but still waiting for the outcome. For NTU, applicants are allowed to change their choices of course before 31 of march. So i'm still thinking over it. For NTU, I saw there are aerospace engineering and aeronautical engineering which is under the fourth year of mecha engineering. What's the difference in this two tittle which sounds similar.
By the way, i'm actually a Malaysian but my grandparents are singaporean.
I know that MINDEF is singapore army(My mum told me) but how about MNCS ( what's that?)
My STPM results is similar to A level standard. I obtained 2A- for my physic and general paper and 2B+ for my chemistry and mathematics. (A,A-,B+,B,B-,C+,C... A will be the best grade.) Hope you dont mind wasting your time on a foreigner
Singaporeans are generally very ok with Malaysians. You guys have long contributed to our workforce and economy since the early days without many issues.

It's our government's recent lax foreign immigration policy that we are not happy with. You can see them busy trying to appease the citizens before the general election.
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