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post May 15 2019, 11:00 PM, updated 5d ago

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I've gotten an offer from both Nanyang Technological University (Aerospace Engineering) and National University of Singapore (Mechanical Engineering) but I can't make up my mind which one I should go for, if any sifus would like to give their two cents it would be greatly appreciated biggrin.gif

I'm very much interested in the field of aviation such as planes and spacecrafts, hence why I applied for Aerospace Engineering in NTU. However, even though NUS only provides Mech Eng they do have specialisation in Aeronautics so I guess it's still what I wanted. NTU Aero Eng is viewed as prestigious since it has a very small intake per year, but then again, NUS seems to have slightly better recognition than NTU when it comes to international stage or from employers' POV. NTU Aero Eng had higher fresh grad pay until last year when NUS Mech Eng was slightly higher (but by not much) while NTU still had higher 75th percentile pay.

Both NTU and NUS has fantastic campus life from what I've read and heard, except one being more rural than the other but that isn't a problem for me.

At first I was sure of NTU but after doing more research, NUS also seemed like a good choice. My mind keeps jumping between both unis so I really can't make a decision. NUS seems to be reaching out to Malaysian freshmen more than NTU, though. (That's why I started considering NUS).

So what do the sifus here think? Which is the better choice? NTU with a good sounding degree or a normal degree with a good sounding name (NUS)? confused.gif

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QUOTE(jstan102 @ May 15 2019, 11:00 PM)
I've gotten an offer from both Nanyang Technological University (Aerospace Engineering) and National University of Singapore (Mechanical Engineering) but I can't make up my mind which one I should go for, if any sifus would like to give their two cents it would be greatly appreciated  biggrin.gif

I'm very much interested in the field of aviation such as planes and spacecrafts, hence why I applied for Aerospace Engineering in NTU. However, even though NUS only provides Mech Eng they do they specialisation in Aeronautics so I guess it's still what I wanted. NTU Aero Eng is viewed as prestigious since it has a very small intake per year, but then again, NUS seems to have slightly better recognition than NTU when it comes to international stage or from employers' POV. NTU Aero Eng had higher fresh grad pay until last year when NUS Mech Eng was slight higher (but by not much) while NTU still had higher 75th percentile pay.

Both NTU and NUS has fantastic campus life from what I've read and heard, except one being more rural than the other but that isn't a problem for me.

At first I was sure of NTU but after doing more research, NUS also seemed like a good choice. My mind keeps jumping between both unis so I really can't make a decision. NUS seems to be reaching out to Malaysian freshmen more than NTU, though. (That's why I started considering NUS).

So what do the sifus here think? Which is the better choice? NTU with a good sounding degree or a normal degree with a good sounding name (NUS)?  confused.gif
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My experience right now (working in Singapore) is that Singapore's obsession with the theories and fundamentals are wasting a lot of their precious time on proper jobs. Often they get so obsessed with tiny things that to majority of people are really unimportant.

For example, in my field civil engineering, some people got so obsessed with how the software assigns the members axis and they try so hard to understand how to interpret the results (which axis they refer to) when all I need is just to isolate the member and display their shear force and bending moment diagrams from each respective axis and I can very easily get my results. They wasted one hour discussing those issues, when I solved it in 1 min. Yes, I can confirm with you, their findings are the same as mine, just that they take the long way. They work hard, but not smart. The longer I work in Singapore, the more visible it appears to me. It's like you go to the Indian restaurant and you saw the menu "Aloo gobi", and a simple google will tell you it's something like "cauliflower curry", which would have given you enough idea what it's going to be like, but some people just wanna learn the language and try to understand what "aloo" and "gobi" means. In essence, their kiasuness and kiasiness are wasting their time and making their lives unnecessarily stressful.

So my advice, don't study in Singapore if you do not have to. I'm an Australian uni graduate and I currently can tell you I am not in a much disadvantaged situation in Singapore and yet I can still earn and work as much as Singapore graduates.

But if you must, NTU is known for providing graduates with the necessary for employment, while NUS is known for going to the very core fundamentals. To put it simply - you wanna work, go NTU. You wanna go postgrad, go NUS. That's the general perception in Singapore.

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post May 15 2019, 11:23 PM

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QUOTE(Just Visiting By @ May 15 2019, 11:08 PM)
My experience right now (working in Singapore) is that Singapore's obsession with the theories and fundamentals are wasting a lot of their precious time on proper jobs. Often they get so obsessed with tiny things that to majority of people are really unimportant.

For example, in my field civil engineering, some people got so obsessed with how the software assigns the members axis and they try so hard to understand how to interpret the results (which axis they refer to) when all I need is just to isolate the member and display their shear force and bending moment diagrams from each respective axis and I can very easily get my results. They wasted one hour discussing those issues, when I solved it in 1 min. Yes, I can confirm with you, their findings are the same as mine, just that they take the long way. They work hard, but not smart. The longer I work in Singapore, the more visible it appears to me. It's like you go to the Indian restaurant and you saw the menu "Aloo gobi", and a simple google will tell you it's something like "cauliflower curry", which would have given you enough idea what it's going to be like, but some people just wanna learn the language and try to understand what "aloo" and "gobi" means. In essence, their kiasuness and kiasiness are wasting their time and making their lives unnecessarily stressful.

So my advice, don't study in Singapore if you do not have to. I'm an Australian uni graduate and I currently can tell you I am not in a much disadvantaged situation in Singapore and yet I can still earn and work as much as Singapore graduates.

But if you must, NTU is known for providing graduates with the necessary for employment, while NUS is known for going to the very core fundamentals. To put it simply - you wanna work, go NTU. You wanna go postgrad, go NUS. That's the general perception in Singapore.
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Just need clarification, are you saying that the curriculum in SG Unis are focusing more onto specific details rather than holistically?

Besides IPTA, I've only applied for SG in hopes of getting a scholarship, I did not consider Aus as it was far too expensive. Did you apply to Aus with STPM?

I do expect myself to further my studies into Master's, would that make the diff though between NUS and NTU?
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QUOTE(jstan102 @ May 15 2019, 11:23 PM)
Just need clarification, are you saying that the curriculum in SG Unis are focusing more onto specific details rather than holistically?

Besides IPTA, I've only applied for SG in hopes of getting a scholarship, I did not consider Aus as it was far too expensive. Did you apply to Aus with STPM?

I do expect myself to further my studies into Master's, would that make the diff though between NUS and NTU?
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SG education, like a typical Asian education, focuses on regurgitation instead of creativity. They focus on imparting knowledge, but not the skills.

Btw, Australian dollar is now weaker than Singapore dollar. I don't expect AUD to stay below par on SGD for long but right now you could consider it.

Yes, I used STPM to apply, but I was studying in an Australian university which has a branch campus in Malaysia. So I obtained my Australian degree in Malaysia but the degree is awarded from the home campus in Melbourne.

I've known people who go to NTU for degree but opt for NUS for Master's for the reason I mentioned previously, I have not known people who do the reverse.

In my opinion NTU is still very good even for Master's. Just because it isn't as good as NUS doesn't render it bad. It's still a good option you can consider and in my honest opinion, Singapore employers don't really care. I know in the field of nursing, employers shun NUS graduates because NUS graduates are known to lack the necessary soft skills, but in other courses like engineering I don't see how this is gonna affect your choices.

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post May 15 2019, 11:52 PM

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QUOTE(Just Visiting By @ May 15 2019, 11:34 PM)
SG education, like a typical Asian education, focuses on regurgitation instead of creativity. They focus on imparting knowledge, but not the skills.

Btw, Australian dollar is now weaker than Singapore dollar. I don't expect AUD to stay below par on SGD for long but right now you could consider it.

Yes, I used STPM to apply, but I was studying in an Australian university which has a branch campus in Malaysia. So I obtained my Australian degree in Malaysia but the degree is awarded from the home campus in Melbourne.

I've known people who go to NTU for degree but opt for NUS for Master's for the reason I mentioned previously, I have not known people who do the reverse.

In my opinion NTU is still very good even for Master's. Just because it isn't as good as NUS doesn't render it bad. It's still a good option you can consider and in my honest opinion, Singapore employers don't really care. I know in the field of nursing, employers shun NUS graduates because NUS graduates are known to lack the necessary soft skills, but in other courses like engineering I don't see how this is gonna affect your choices.
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Thanks, I just took a look at Aus tuition fees and they are way more expensive than SG (ard 40k AUS$ to 18k SGD anually).

The thing about IPTS is that they don't really have the course that I'm really passionate in. Besides SG, only USM, UPM and UTM has the major that I really have interest in that's why I've applied for SG and these IPTA.

QUOTE(Just Visiting By @ May 15 2019, 11:34 PM)
I've known people who go to NTU for degree but opt for NUS for Master's for the reason I mentioned previously, I have not known people who do the reverse.

Singapore employers don't really care.
Oh.... Then it doesn't matter does it haha, but what about doing Masters' abroad? Would NUS or NTU have diff recognition?
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QUOTE(Just Visiting By @ May 15 2019, 11:08 PM)
My experience right now (working in Singapore) is that Singapore's obsession with the theories and fundamentals are wasting a lot of their precious time on proper jobs. Often they get so obsessed with tiny things that to majority of people are really unimportant.

For example, in my field civil engineering, some people got so obsessed with how the software assigns the members axis and they try so hard to understand how to interpret the results (which axis they refer to) when all I need is just to isolate the member and display their shear force and bending moment diagrams from each respective axis and I can very easily get my results. They wasted one hour discussing those issues, when I solved it in 1 min. Yes, I can confirm with you, their findings are the same as mine, just that they take the long way. They work hard, but not smart. The longer I work in Singapore, the more visible it appears to me. It's like you go to the Indian restaurant and you saw the menu "Aloo gobi", and a simple google will tell you it's something like "cauliflower curry", which would have given you enough idea what it's going to be like, but some people just wanna learn the language and try to understand what "aloo" and "gobi" means. In essence, their kiasuness and kiasiness are wasting their time and making their lives unnecessarily stressful.

So my advice, don't study in Singapore if you do not have to. I'm an Australian uni graduate and I currently can tell you I am not in a much disadvantaged situation in Singapore and yet I can still earn and work as much as Singapore graduates.

But if you must, NTU is known for providing graduates with the necessary for employment, while NUS is known for going to the very core fundamentals. To put it simply - you wanna work, go NTU. You wanna go postgrad, go NUS. That's the general perception in Singapore.
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How is the UTM's engineering courses compare to Monash Malaysia in terms of employability in Singapore?

QUOTE(jstan102 @ May 15 2019, 11:23 PM)
Just need clarification, are you saying that the curriculum in SG Unis are focusing more onto specific details rather than holistically?

Besides IPTA, I've only applied for SG in hopes of getting a scholarship, I did not consider Aus as it was far too expensive. Did you apply to Aus with STPM?

I do expect myself to further my studies into Master's, would that make the diff though between NUS and NTU?
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Did u do STPM and what is your result to qualify for NUS/NTU engineering which are very hard to get in?
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Either is fine, they are abang, adik, well ...

In term of research, I would say NTU has the upper hand. I do hear news from NTU churning out profound innovations (recent one: the autonomous bus), not much from NUS (I could have missed them though).

For postgraduate, don't worry much. You may end up working in both universities. They have recently initiated a lateral exchange program, well, students are allowed to take courses from either universities, so, you're not confined to a single university anymore. I believe it's the same for research projects, usually both universities tend to collaborate.

NUS is at kent ridge (closer to town), NTU at pioneer (kinna ulu). If you're gonna stay in the campus, either is fine.

NUS evokes a quaint representation of a university, NTU on the other hand, slightly modern-like.

Decision is yours, if i were in your shoes, I would straddle too.
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QUOTE(jstan102 @ May 15 2019, 11:52 PM)
Thanks, I just took a look at Aus tuition fees and they are way more expensive than SG (ard 40k AUS$ to 18k SGD anually).

The thing about IPTS is that they don't really have the course that I'm really passionate in. Besides SG, only USM, UPM and UTM has the major that I really have interest in that's why I've applied for SG and these IPTA.
Oh.... Then it doesn't matter does it haha, but what about doing Masters' abroad? Would NUS or NTU have diff recognition?
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Well I guess it's that the case, your passion would nudge you towards Singapore and I guess that's what you should go for.

NUS and NTU are universities that are very well reputed in the world. They are among the top 100 worldwide and either one could easily, with good credit though, get you into any postgraduate programme overseas. The recognition is fantastic and you shouldn't be worried NTU lags behind NUS or what. It's like saying Oxford isn't as good as Cambridge and you are worried! That's not true! Oxford may lose Cambridge but it easily beats all other universities, and that sheer volume it outperforms should be enough for anyone!

Don't worry about rankings. If there's anything I learn in a workforce, is that university ranking really doesn't affect your employability. Unless it's a very highly competitive course like Business or Marketing, then university ranking sometimes come into play. But for engineering, or professional degrees where there's a professional board that regulates the industry, university ranking shouldn't be much a concern. Just make sure it's recognised and you're off to a good start.
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QUOTE(MGM @ May 16 2019, 12:39 AM)
How is the UTM's engineering courses compare to Monash Malaysia in terms of employability in Singapore?
Did u do STPM and what is your result to qualify for  NUS/NTU engineering which are very hard to get in?
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Both are equally good. Seriously graduates from gov uni don't fare worse than those from Monash.

My STPM result was good enough for NTU and NUS, and if I applied, I would have secured a place in NTU. Not NUS. NUS is stricter in its admission selection.

But I chose not to. And one year into the workforce I did not regret my decision back then.

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QUOTE(Just Visiting By @ May 16 2019, 11:28 PM)
Both are equally good. Seriously graduates from gov uni don't fare worse than those from Monash.

My STPM result was good enough for NTU and NUS, and if I applied, I would have secured a place in NTU. Not NUS. NUS is stricter in its admission selection.

But I chose not to. And one year into the workforce I did not regret my decision back then.
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Thanks and it was comforting to hear from the horse's mouth. Many has been saying a foreign degree is much better than our top local IPTA, but with fees diff of <rm20k compare with >rm500k for a basic Engineering degree, I dont think it is well spent. I would prefer to save the money for Post-grad.
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QUOTE(MGM @ May 16 2019, 11:56 PM)
Thanks and it was comforting to hear from the horse's mouth. Many has been saying a foreign degree is much better than our top local IPTA, but with fees diff of <rm20k compare with >rm500k for a basic Engineering degree, I dont think it is well spent. I would prefer to save the money for Post-grad.
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Does our Local Degrees offers "Lecture Recording Playback" system? hmm.gif A proper maintained running lab? hmm.gif
But tbh lah, Mid Range IPTS offering Engineering Degrees for 70k ones, only few are deemed acceptable, like MMU/UTAR/UTP... Others from INTI/Segi/UCSI I see most of them very questionable... sweat.gif

If TS gets a sponsor NTU/NUS, then surely go for NUS/NTU lah.
I rather experience a good 4 years in uni, to build up a strong foundation and being sent to industry. laugh.gif

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QUOTE(malz89 @ May 16 2019, 02:08 AM)
In term of research, I would say NTU has the upper hand. I do hear news from NTU churning out profound innovations (recent one: the autonomous bus), not much from NUS (I could have missed them though).
Strange, I would assume NUS to be the more research-oriented one haha

QUOTE(Just Visiting By @ May 16 2019, 11:28 PM)
My STPM result was good enough for NTU and NUS, and if I applied, I would have secured a place in NTU. Not NUS. NUS is stricter in its admission selection.

But I chose not to. And one year into the workforce I did not regret my decision back then.
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How is it stricter, thought?

But to hear you say that you dont regret SG over local IPTS is a very big statement! Is it because fees in SG that put you off or was IPTS a more fulfilling choice, I mean in your initial opinion.

Thanks a lot for your input, really appreciate them and I find your stories quite interesting biggrin.gif


QUOTE(iSean @ May 17 2019, 01:17 AM)
Does our Local Degrees offers "Lecture Recording Playback" system?  hmm.gif A proper maintained running lab?  hmm.gif
But tbh lah, Mid Range IPTS offering Engineering Degrees for 70k ones, only few are deemed acceptable, like MMU/UTAR/UTP... Others from INTI/Segi/UCSI I see most of them very questionable...  sweat.gif

If TS gets a sponsor NTU/NUS, then surely go for NUS/NTU lah.
I rather experience a good 4 years in uni, to build up a strong foundation and being sent to industry.  laugh.gif
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Another thing about being in a well reputated uninis the opportunities you may get, this is what persuaded me to go for SG. Initially if I couldnt get any scholarship I wanted to stay locally but my parents, teachers and friends persuaded me otherwise as the opportunities presented at these internationally well recognised uni would be a great asset, too good to be put off.

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QUOTE(jstan102 @ May 17 2019, 08:23 PM)

Thanks a lot for your input, really appreciate them and I find your stories quite interesting biggrin.gif
Another thing about being in a well reputated uninis the opportunities you may get, this is what persuaded me to go for SG. Initially if I couldnt get any scholarship I wanted to stay locally but my parents, teachers and friends persuaded me otherwise as the opportunities presented at these internationally well recognised uni would be a great asset, too good to be put off.
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Well grass is definitely greener in the other side, but do try local sponsors who you willing to bond with for 2-3 years, if NTU/NUS can't offer you a scholarship.
I think school opens at August I think?
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QUOTE(iSean @ May 17 2019, 08:45 PM)
Well grass is definitely greener in the other side, but do try local sponsors who you willing to bond with for 2-3 years, if NTU/NUS can't offer you a scholarship.
I think school opens at August I think?
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I'm not exactly sure how to get sponsors, if you have any advice that would much appreciated! But I would still have ti server for 3 years in SG according to the terms of the Tuition Grant.

Yep, starts Aug.
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QUOTE(jstan102 @ May 17 2019, 08:23 PM)
Strange, I would assume NUS to be the more research-oriented one haha

How is it stricter, thought?

But to hear you say that you dont regret SG over local IPTS is a very big statement! Is it because fees in SG that put you off or was IPTS a more fulfilling choice, I mean in your initial opinion.

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Both NTU and NUS are research-intensive, but NTU tends to research on things that could be carried out, while NUS tends to research on fundamentals, knowledge.

For example, NUS tends to study how one software can be used to analyse one work, while NTU tends to study how that work can benefit the society. I am referring to the tendency here, they could do both but they appear to incline towards one.

I think one thing you need to consider is whether materialism is the way you enjoy your life. For me, I like a personal space, the time to do things I like (hobby, like reading, exercising et cetera). In Singapore there's a societal and communal pressure to conform to an invisible entity, and I, for one, do not like the Singaporean environment at all. I didn't, and don't care I did not receive a top education from top-notch university, I don't ask for the best I just ask for a decent one to get by and so far I am very satisfied with my life. And almost one year in my workforce the "decent" education I received did not make me disadvantaged among a sea of people from these "top-notched" universities.

If you wanna enjoy your life, Singapore is not the place to go. It's a great place to work - you learn really a lot. But the environment there makes it a nightmarishly difficult and oppressive place to live.
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QUOTE(Just Visiting By @ May 17 2019, 10:34 PM)
Both NTU and NUS are research-intensive, but NTU tends to research on things that could be carried out, while NUS tends to research on fundamentals, knowledge.

For example, NUS tends to study how one software can be used to analyse one work, while NTU tends to study how that work can benefit the society. I am referring to the tendency here, they could do both but they appear to incline towards one.

I think one thing you need to consider is whether materialism is the way you enjoy your life. For me, I like a personal space, the time to do things I like (hobby, like reading, exercising et cetera). In Singapore there's a societal and communal pressure to conform to an invisible entity, and I, for one, do not like the Singaporean environment at all. I didn't, and don't care I did not receive a top education from top-notch university, I don't ask for the best I just ask for a decent one to get by and so far I am very satisfied with my life. And almost one year in my workforce the "decent" education I received did not make me disadvantaged among a sea of people from these "top-notched" universities.

If you wanna enjoy your life, Singapore is not the place to go. It's a great place to work - you learn really a lot. But the environment there makes it a nightmarishly difficult and oppressive place to live.
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Haha, that's what I thought too, hence why I don't plan to migrate there.

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But Singapore is where many foreign MNCs headquartered in, hence has better exposure and opportunities. If plan well one can get FIREd(Financial Independant and Retire Early) easily and come back in 40s as a millionaire. My cousin who is in his 40s already own 1m SGD property & 1m RM property, and 500k USD company shares. And he got his diploma from polytechnic, got his degree and master part-time. When he interviews new intakes he likes to throw problem to them and whoever can provide better solution wins the job, not just the paper qualification.
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QUOTE(jstan102 @ May 15 2019, 11:00 PM)
I've gotten an offer from both Nanyang Technological University (Aerospace Engineering) and National University of Singapore (Mechanical Engineering) but I can't make up my mind which one I should go for, if any sifus would like to give their two cents it would be greatly appreciated  biggrin.gif

I'm very much interested in the field of aviation such as planes and spacecrafts, hence why I applied for Aerospace Engineering in NTU. However, even though NUS only provides Mech Eng they do have specialisation in Aeronautics so I guess it's still what I wanted. NTU Aero Eng is viewed as prestigious since it has a very small intake per year, but then again, NUS seems to have slightly better recognition than NTU when it comes to international stage or from employers' POV. NTU Aero Eng had higher fresh grad pay until last year when NUS Mech Eng was slightly higher (but by not much) while NTU still had higher 75th percentile pay.

Both NTU and NUS has fantastic campus life from what I've read and heard, except one being more rural than the other but that isn't a problem for me.

At first I was sure of NTU but after doing more research, NUS also seemed like a good choice. My mind keeps jumping between both unis so I really can't make a decision. NUS seems to be reaching out to Malaysian freshmen more than NTU, though. (That's why I started considering NUS).

So what do the sifus here think? Which is the better choice? NTU with a good sounding degree or a normal degree with a good sounding name (NUS)?  confused.gif
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NUS generally gave an impression stronger in fundamentals, and NTU stronger in soft skill, during my time in the 2000s. NUS ranking are also much higher than NTU in the 2000s, but NTU has rise up very fast recently and both of them are similar ranking now. I picked NUS cause more friends there and also the national title it carry.

Depend on the job scope requirement, some employer prioritize theory, some on soft skill. And many things can change in the 4 years you in school. You might also want to look into the degree requirement in the field you want to work in to be registered in the professional bodies. Say, only degree in Aerospace Engineering can be registered as licensed aircraft engineer but not Mechanical Engineering degree with specialization, for example.

So... just follow your heart and choose the one you feel it suitable for you.
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Anyhow, short answer go for NTU.

NTU - For Engineering for all the technical skills
NUS - For In depth learning on how all theory jargon works, that most university won't focus on.

Personally I have a friend studying in NTU for Mechanical. I can pass him his contacts. But I'm not really in good terms with him that much already.

Else you go Telegram, find the NTU/NUS Groups to asks.
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