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Done with Year 2 Sem 1

More than 14 weeks have passed since I last blogged about embarking on my

I am going to update my blog with a few key things that I have learnt in my Year 2 Sem 1 which will be useful to friends and juniors taking those modules.

Semester 1, AY 13/14
1.MA1301 – INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS (By Dr. Wang Fei)
2.CS1020 – DATA STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHMS I (By A.Prof Tan Sun Teck)
3.CS2100 – COMPUTER ORGANISATION (By A.Prof Wong Weng Fai)*
4.IS1105 – STRATEGIC IT APPLICATIONS (By Dr Guo Xiaojia)
5.SSA2209 – GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF SINGAPORE (By A.Prof Bilveer Singh)
*I withdrew from the module in week 7.

Semester 2, AY 13/14
1. CS2100 – COMPUTER ORGANISATION (By Dr. Aaron Tan, Dr. Soo Yuen Jie)
2. FMC1201 – FRESHMAN SEMINAR: IS COMPUTER SCIENCE SCIENCE (By Prof Tay Yong Chiang)
3. CS1231 – DISCRETE STRUCTURES (By A.Prof Tay Tiong Seng)
4. IS2102 – REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (By Prof Kisenchand Nathumal Ranai)
5. GEK1531 – INTRODUCTION TO CYBERCRIME (By Prof Lam Kwok Yan and A. Prof Leung Ka Hin)

Looking forward, I am all geared up to start my semester in year 2 with

Semester 1, AY 14/15
1. ES1102 – ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES (By Wong Waa Bee)
2. CS2102 – DATABASE SYSTEMS (By Prof Lee Mong Li Janice and Visiting Prof Shen Heng Tao from UQ)
3. IS3261 – MOBILE APPS DEVELOPMENT FOR ENTERPRISE (By A.Prof Ng Teck Khim)
4. IS3101 – MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS (By Prof John Lim)
5. ACC1002X – FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING (By A.Prof Ma Guang)

Year 2 in National University of Singapore

The 3 months break after my year 1 in National University of Singapore was utilised fully into the planning and execution of various initiatives from Punggol CC YEC and Rent Cars Singapore. The Punggol CC YEC had completed 2 PAYM Loves Red events in the month of July and August!

Looking forward, academic year 2014/2015 is starting 2 days time and it is time for me to post what have I went through in academic year 2013/2014. As mentioned in my previous NUS post, I took the following modules in semester 1.

Semester 1, AY 13/14
1.MA1301 – INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS (By Dr. Wang Fei)
2.CS1020 – DATA STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHMS I (By A.Prof Tan Sun Teck)
3.CS2100 – COMPUTER ORGANISATION (By A.Prof Wong Weng Fai)
4.IS1105 – STRATEGIC IT APPLICATIONS (By Dr Guo Xiaojia)
5.SSA2209 – GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF SINGAPORE (By A.Prof Bilveer Singh)

and the following modules in semester 2.

Semester 2, AY 13/14
1. CS2100 – COMPUTER ORGANISATION (By Dr. Aaron Tan, Dr. Soo Yuen Jie)
2. FMC1201 – FRESHMAN SEMINAR: IS COMPUTER SCIENCE SCIENCE (By Prof Tay Yong Chiang)
3. CS1231 – DISCRETE STRUCTURES (By A.Prof Tay Tiong Seng)
4. IS2102 – REQUIREMENTS ANALYSIS AND DESIGN (By Prof Kisenchand Nathumal Ranai)
5. GEK1531 – INTRODUCTION TO CYBERCRIME (By Prof Lam Kwok Yan and A. Prof Leung Ka Hin)

I withdrew from CS2100 in semester 1 before week 7(due personal reasons in that semester) and hence retaking the module again in semester 2. A special mention to FMC1201 by Prof YC Tay, I truly enjoyed the discussion conducted in the weekly 3 hours tutorial.

Looking forward, I am all geared up to start my semester in year 2 with

Semester 1, AY 14/15
1. ES1102 – ENGLISH FOR ACADEMIC PURPOSES
2. CS2102 – DATABASE SYSTEMS
3. IS3261 – MOBILE APPS DEVELOPMENT FOR ENTERPRISE
4. IS3101 – MANAGEMENT OF INFORMATION SYSTEMS
5. ACC1002X – FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING

NUS Students are getting a lifelong email in the cloud with 50GB!

Most of the NUS students should have received an email from the NUS Computer Centre that we will be getting a lifelong email hosted on Office 365! What’s more, it is going to be 50GB huge! They are going to come with Lync and OneDrive as well! However Lync and OneDrive are only for current students. This implies that we no longer have access to those services, except for email, after graduation!

The email domain that we are using right now @nus.edu.sg will be valid till 31 December 2014.

The new email domain for NUS students will be @u.nus.edu.
The new email domain for Duke-NUS students will be @u.duke.nus.edu.
The new email domain for Yale-NUS students will be @u.yale-nus.edu.sg.

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Studying in National University of Singapore

Its been a month plus since I ORD’ed and matriculated into National University of Singapore(NUS). You can refer to my ORD post here (ORD LO). Week 0 was on 5 August 2013 and our official lessons started a week later on 12 August 2013. First 2 weeks are purely just lectures and sectional teaching(just like lectures) and during these 2 weeks, we are bidding for our tutorials and lab slots. This semester is 13 weeks long for me(inclusive of 1 week eLearning and 1 week recess week(on week 7)).

In my first semester of year 1, I took the following modules.

  1. MA1301 – INTRODUCTORY MATHEMATICS
  2. CS1020 – DATA STRUCTURES AND ALGORITHMS I
  3. CS2100 – COMPUTER ORGANISATION
  4. IS1105 – STRATEGIC IT APPLICATIONS
  5. SSA2209 – GOVERNMENT AND POLITICS OF SINGAPORE

Besides CS2100 which I spent 211 points to bid for it from my Programme Account and SSA2209 which I spent 50 points. The rest were pre-allocated and 1 points for each were deducted from my Programme Account. Its interesting how we have to fight for the modules that we would want to take. This is something very different from what we have in polytechnic.

I am entering week 5, which is the e-learning week for this semester. I would say that the whole ecosystem of NUS is very different from Temasek Polytechnic. No more caregroup system, you are now “given more responsibility” for your own education. No more checking of homework by tutors, if you do not participate actively in class and finish up the tutorials, you are going to pile up your backlogs and before you know it, its already exam.

To end off, some useful links that would benefit a new student or existing undergraduate.

Useful links
NUS MyISIS
NUS IVLE
NUS Email Login
NUS SoC Email Login
NUS CORS
NUS SoC CodeCrunch
NUSMods
SoC Undergraduates – Useful Course Schedule
NUS Library Portal
NUS Library Portal – Exam Papers
uTown Facilities Booking
Will update this blog more often! Time to change a theme!