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Old 07-04-2012, 10:16 AM
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Hi. i need advice on career prospects between the two stated above. i did badly for my A levels and i am choosing between SIM business or NTU engineering. Which one will you recommend to go for if u are in my shoes?


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Go for NTU engineering. If u do well, such as getting a 2nd class honours & above, you'll get to make up for the poor results u attained at A levels. NTU is by far an Uni with world class standing and recognised degree certification. Many graduate engineers landed positions in business developments, banking positions (have to start from backend operations though), teaching and civil service. During your time in NTU, u shall continue to interact with high calibre people such as PRC scholars and students from top tier JCs.

If you opt for SIM business, your best shot will possibly be a relationship manager position in banks, sales & customer executive in MNCs (many do recognise SIM degrees), insurance line or local SMEs (for the more unfortunate ones). There will obviously be people who do well in their career but i feel a sizeable number of them will be restrained by the credentials of the degree. We can always argue about the credentials of a SIM degree till the cows come home, as there will surely be advocates & naysayers regarding this matter, but that is not the intent here. Do mind the caveat, that many organisations do not consider SIM graduates. These include government agencies and big 4 accounting firms. There may be exceptions, especially if u have connections, but generally speaking.....no.

By the way, which JC were u from?

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i was from a lousy JC and did very badly for my A level. i failed my GP. My interest is in material engineering. Hope to get in through discretionary admission/appeal.

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i was from a lousy JC and did very badly for my A level. i failed my GP. My interest is in material engineering. Hope to get in through discretionary admission/appeal.

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Then go for NTU material engineering course!!!!

Don't go SIM, alot of company dun really see SIM as a official degree!!!
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Hi. i need advice on career prospects between the two stated above. i did badly for my A levels and i am choosing between SIM business or NTU engineering. Which one will you recommend to go for if u are in my shoes?


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Of course is NTU lar. SIM is just a fancy word for purchased degrees, most employers will laugh at SIM qualifications.


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i was from a lousy JC and did very badly for my A level. i failed my GP. My interest is in material engineering. Hope to get in through discretionary admission/appeal.

Thanks a lot!
Are you good in maths? If not, better not take engineering.

I suggest you take a personality test to find out what out what career suits you, and then work towards that.
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i dont mind engineering because i am really interested in material engineering. i am just afraid that i cant get in because of my GP and H1 english literature.
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i dont mind engineering because i am really interested in material engineering. i am just afraid that i cant get in because of my GP and H1 english literature.
Firstly, I doubt you are that interested in material engineering, otherwise you wouldn't be thinking of a SIM business course as an alternative.

Secondly, are you good in math? If not, you will suffer in engineering regardless of whether you are interested in materials engineering or not. You will become a mediocre engineer.

Thirdly, what's so interesting about material engineering? My friend did material engineering in NTU and he is now working in a factory in Tuas with lousy pay and prospects, working alongside 95% FTs who can't wait to kick him out so that they can bring in their own countrymen. That's a lousy way to earn a living.
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i am using SIM to a backup because my chances of getting into that course is 0.001%. i like Mathematics. i am interested in biomaterials and biomedical devices and would like to go into that. i am scared that i will not do well for engineering because of physics. I did not take physics in A-level.
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you can retake your A levels ...
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