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    What is meant by technical degree?

    I'm considering either Uni SIM FT or PT, Business with Econs or Finance.

    Or NUS BA

    No $$ for overseas. Currently still in Polytechnic. If grades are good enough and accepted, I will do FT at NUS.

    If rejected, where should I go? Any local institude that provides a good degree? Recognised or not will not be as important since I have no access to a Local Uni degree. Will have to make up with better grades on the cert.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    work part time and study full time
    He has mention money is always a concern. If work part time and study full time, part time earning income can cover the school fee?? Degree courses are quite expensive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SianZronG
    Just coming out of NS, so the question is to take a plunge into work with my mouldy diploma or go study full time for a degree, or alternativly should i take a part time degree while i still work.

    Money is always a concern. So my best bet is to do a part time while i work. question is what to study? I have a dip in computer engineering.

    SO lost! haha.... any suggestions from gurus out there?

    Thanks!
    What to study?? Then what is your interest?? Business Science, Management or Computer science. Since you are study computer engineering in dipomat maybe you want to continue from there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JL1500k
    He has mention money is always a concern. If work part time and study full time, part time earning income can cover the school fee?? Degree courses are quite expensive.
    If u want to join NTU and NUS, you can get tution fees loan from a bank and there are many other financial aids. U just have to know where and when to get them. There are deadlines dates for those applications.

    Don't forget that they are loans. Not scholarship. U have to pay back after u graduate.

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    Study full time, fresh grad hard to get job, low $

    Step:
    1) Work Full Time & Study Part Time
    2) After graduate, switch job with experience & degree, up $

    It's tough thou....
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    Quote Originally Posted by JL1500k
    He has mention money is always a concern. If work part time and study full time, part time earning income can cover the school fee?? Degree courses are quite expensive.
    so what do you suggest?

    study part time = longer time to finish
    work part time = less money

    less money can still make do and change lifestyle choices.
    time once gone can never come back.

    some money is better than no money
    work = earn experience
    study = earn paper

    once done it will make good ammo to get a good full time job

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    Quote Originally Posted by Autumnite
    u can try, but 1 warning though.. alot of pp after they tried working and taste of earning $$, dun feel like gg back to school so dun let the evils of $$ get into u
    Actually, this is not really that true. Many people find that they actually want to go back to school after a couple of years of 'real' work. I really wouldnt worry about it. You can do a degree anytime, why rush into it if your not sure. Get a feel for the industry, and if its something you really want to do, then do a degree in it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildstallion
    Actually, this is not really that true. Many people find that they actually want to go back to school after a couple of years of 'real' work. I really wouldnt worry about it. You can do a degree anytime, why rush into it if your not sure. Get a feel for the industry, and if its something you really want to do, then do a degree in it.

    Like me after working so long, wanted to study. But uni dun want me...
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    LoLx. wow so many input thanks guys.

    Looks like getting a job first is the way to go for me now.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JL1500k
    What to study?? Then what is your interest?? Business Science, Management or Computer science. Since you are study computer engineering in dipomat maybe you want to continue from there.
    common mentality. If I can rechart my education path I would study something different for higher level and diversify my qualifications.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtunlinn
    Go full time study and part time work. NUS and NTU are the best if u want to migrate in the future. But getting into NUS is not that easy though.


    u know some angmo still think that singapore is part of China?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SianZronG
    LoLx. wow so many input thanks guys.

    Looks like getting a job first is the way to go for me now.
    unless u want to change job after u get the degree, some company won't increase your paid even you got a degree later. of cos...some are lucky enough to get company sponsor to further study and get immediate pay raise

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtunlinn
    Go full time study and part time work. NUS and NTU are the best if u want to migrate in the future. But getting into NUS is not that easy though.
    Have you attempted to migrate with a NUS/NTU degree and found it exceptionally easy? Even though NUS is highly popular among the region I don't see how a degree from NUS will aid in your migration. It would be best if you could provide some data to substantiate your claim.

    I also don't think anyone would get into NUS just to have an easy path to migrate out.
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    NUS among World's Top 20 Universities. NUS has been rated 18th in a new global ranking of universities by The Times of London, a highly influential national newspaper. NTU is ranked world's 48th and ranked 26th for top technologies universities.

    Quote Originally Posted by yanyewkay
    I also don't think anyone would get into NUS just to have an easy path to migrate out.
    What u mentioned is true. What i am trying to say is that these are the only 2 universities within our reach (i mean locally) for more recognition locally and internationally. Let me replace my word "migration" for "recognition".

    I am still a part time NTU student. My lecture group had enough ppl to fill up the whole lecture theatre in year one but now left about 40% only in year three. That's why i am encouraging him to go full time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SianZronG
    LoLx. wow so many input thanks guys.

    Looks like getting a job first is the way to go for me now.
    You just ORD and i believe you are still young maybe work about two years and save enough for degree fee. In the same time can gain some experience while working.

    Is never too late to go back school for further study.

    Or by the times you may feel that your job are stable and can go for part time study.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JL1500k
    You just ORD and i believe you are still young maybe work about two years and save enough for degree fee. In the same time can gain some experience while working.

    Is never too late to go back school for further study.

    Or by the times you may feel that your job are stable and can go for part time study.
    On top of that, give yourself time to consider what is it you really want to do and like to do..

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    Am studying for a dip. now, so wondering if US universities will accept. Probably looking for a degree in political science or film, video.

    Do they accept our poly certs over there?

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    Thanks for the sound advise. As i have not secured a place in the uni in local Unis , NUS/NTU i would continue to proceed to the work force first subsquently maybe after 2 or 3 years get a degree in a field i like. Cheers!

    of course in the mean time take more photos! haha.

    i've always dreamed of going to middle east or to the tsunami zones to shoot, but hey the once people who do that are people from times or retuers.
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    pls study


    best study first then work
    2nd best part work part study
    3rd best work first then study

    speaking from a view point that u do not have the desire yet to be a entreprenuer or money enuf to start a business.
    having a degree open the eyes of recruiter ,
    work can always come later , eg say u start work at 23 n retire at 60 , u will be working for 37 years ,

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chiang
    pls study

    best study first then work
    2nd best part work part study
    3rd best work first then study
    I believe SianZronG has expressed his concern over financial matters. Ideally, I would love to continue studying, as compared to working life. But let's be realistic here.. Once you past your diplomatic studies, the tuition fees for graduate & post-graduate studies are exorbitant... Unless you have access to unlimited wealth, you will have to go through the hard way of earning enough money to further your studies.

    I am currently working and saving enough to do my post-grad full-time (2 years). As it is, doing it full-time may be unrealistic as it will take me AGES to save enough moo-la for 2 years of tuition fees.

    Another thing, I don't think you should choose an institution to study at with the intention of migration. I don't know for the US (or other countries, for that matter) but for Australia, they do not take your school into consideration for migration/PR status.

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