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Old 29-05-2012, 07:39 PM
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Same old story.

Performed average for GCE 'A' Levels but unable to do well enough to qualify for local universities.

As expected, received rejection letters from all 3 universities.

Thus far, comparing UAS with my fellow peers, I am able to get into 'less-prestigious' Engineering courses in local universities.

Have also applied to SIM where I'm able to pursue my passion and interest and it's an industry I forsee my future to be in (compared to Engineering).

My options are as follow:

01 Appeal for Engineering (Suck it up and do engineering & won't probably do well as I'm not good with Physics & Mathematics)
02 Appeal for Business/Economics (But UAS are kinda a far cry from their IGP 10th percentile; chances are fairly slim)
03 Go ahead with SIM. (Future career prospects?)

Thank you for your inputs!
It would be good if I could get advices from experienced individuals out in the working society now.
It's only a few days more to deadline of appeal.

PS. Option of overseas education is out as parents disallow it.

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Old 29-05-2012, 08:20 PM
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Can you afford overseas education? If yes, why are your parents "disallowing" it?



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Never ever enter engineering even as a last resort. You'll regret it for life.

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NO ENGINEERING, study other crappy subject also no engineering. Not only the pay low, there got a lot of cheena people who cannot get into other courses due to language barrier to come and trash you and push your pay lower than them cos ur results sux.
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all else equal, local deg cert > private deg

but considering you're not good at engineering subjects and have no passion, just do what you're best at, especially if you enjoy it.

good luck
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Engineering at local UNI still better than SIM. Take engine and apply for other jobs outside of engineering.
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I'm of the opinion that FASS is much better than engineering in all aspects.
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take local uni engin and work in civil service or teach math/physics in schools, basically avoid those places with alot of prc and the sort.
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My bro took the "less prestigious" engineering course at ntu but after he graduated, couldn't find a job in engineering so he went into other field but salary sucks cos he is not expertise in that field. If u wan to go local u, be prepared to upgrade urself to study other areas if u are not working in engineering field in future. Btw, my friend from SIM business school has almost the same pay as my bro. My advice: go into something u like, it goes a long way.
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Btw, there are office aunties(dip), do paper work nia, duno what they type/pretend to be typing while surfing korean drama sites also get higher pay than (b/ms)engineer/programmers!
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