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hey people, i just wanna find out if uniSIM is recognised locally and internationally? anyone from there who can share their experience and views? And is the 2 years in NS counted as work experience for application into the uni?

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it is better than mdis for sure

but depends on the course, etc.. and where you're applying to.

for example, i understand that for the university buffalo program, not recognised by moe
 

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hey people, i just wanna find out if uniSIM is recognised locally and internationally? anyone from there who can share their experience and views? And is the 2 years in NS counted as work experience for application into the uni?

thanks!
If you want more information about the course you like to enroll if it was recognized locally, please refer to the following URL from MOE for more information.

http://www.moe.gov.sg/education/private-education/edp-list/

As for your 2nd question: does NS counted as working experience, this one is up to the school if it is able to accept this. Some school count it as working experience wherelse some does not. do call up and enquire more info.
 

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i was thinking UOL and university of manchester which are ranked pretty well in the world. RMIT isn't a good option i think. world ranking 233...that's madness. the rest...not even in the list.
 

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i was thinking UOL and university of manchester which are ranked pretty well in the world. RMIT isn't a good option i think. world ranking 233...that's madness. the rest...not even in the list.
The world ranking thing is a bit of a hit and miss, the methodology used doesn't favor specialized schools (i.e. tech unis).
Unis like Texas A&M are ranked really low, even though the school is actually pretty good in some fields.

NS is usually not considered as working exp, the application form will list it separately.
 

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ic. thanks for sharing. yeah the ranking stuff is based on ridiculous things like nobel prize winners etc. which are totally not relevant to what we are looking for in a school. but then that's how employers gauge the value of a person's degree. what you think abt the degrees SIM offer? whats the employability of graduates? so far, i understand that it's really hard to get a job even for graduates from local Us. it's a sad situation now.
 

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The world ranking thing is a bit of a hit and miss, the methodology used doesn't favor specialized schools (i.e. tech unis).
Unis like Texas A&M are ranked really low, even though the school is actually pretty good in some fields.

Yep, very true, I did Cranfield Uni, not really anywhere near the chart toppers....

Btw, there is a difference between SIM & UniSIM.

UniSIM is a local uni offering in house programmes. I believe it is recognised by MOE.

SIM on the other hand offers overseas programes like UOL, RMIT etc.
 

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ic. thanks for sharing. yeah the ranking stuff is based on ridiculous things like nobel prize winners etc. which are totally not relevant to what we are looking for in a school. but then that's how employers gauge the value of a person's degree. what you think abt the degrees SIM offer? whats the employability of graduates? so far, i understand that it's really hard to get a job even for graduates from local Us. it's a sad situation now.
When i was at a job fair at a local uni, the booth with the most recruitment was the armed forces. Me still unemployed after months...:cry:

If you're planning to do research/post-grad then stuff like number of nobel prize/fields medal winners is important.
 

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i was thinking UOL and university of manchester which are ranked pretty well in the world. RMIT isn't a good option i think. world ranking 233...that's madness. the rest...not even in the list.
i'm starting my rmit course next year, so what's the big deal about ranking ?
at the end of the day, is still only just a piece of paper anyway.

what matters most is your job performance in the future, cause that's the one which decides whether you climb or you stay stagnant in your company.
 

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When i was at a job fair at a local uni, the booth with the most recruitment was the armed forces. Me still unemployed after months...:cry:

If you're planning to do research/post-grad then stuff like number of nobel prize/fields medal winners is important.
no offense but what is the starting salary you pen on your resume ?

sometimes lowering your expectations might just enable you to grab a job, rather than just rotting at home.

p.s i was jobless for a quarter until i start to ask my friends from msn for some help.
those are the moments where you finally realised who your "real" friends really are.
 

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hey people, i just wanna find out if uniSIM is recognised locally and internationally? anyone from there who can share their experience and views? And is the 2 years in NS counted as work experience for application into the uni?

thanks!
unisim is recognized locally, internationally i'm not too sure.
if you want to work in the govt sector, then unisim is the better choice, is same tier as UOL in sg under 2nd tier.

NS is counted as job experience but also pen down your temp jobs just in case.
for business courses, there's an overspill from recent years, so be prepared to be defer for a sem before starting the course.
 

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ic. that's sad. armed forces? gosh, no way for me. i'm in ns and i think its abt the worse career ever. the money they pay u doesn't quite equate to the hours u spend working. the quality of the degree also matters wad. employers care a lot abt where u come from. if u have 2 guys - 1 from NUS (33th) and 1 from Harvard (1st)...both asking for same starting pay...u wld choose who? no offence, i initially wanted to take RMIT cuz its relatively much easier than UOL but after what i found out regarding RMIT, i decided not to take it up.
 

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unisim is recognized locally, internationally i'm not too sure.
if you want to work in the govt sector, then unisim is the better choice, is same tier as UOL in sg under 2nd tier.

NS is counted as job experience but also pen down your temp jobs just in case.
for business courses, there's an overspill from recent years, so be prepared to be defer for a sem before starting the course.
overspill?
 

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that's very sad. i was told by frens that outside in the working world there are too many ppl with a business degree. take a stone u throw, u will hit an RMIT or UOL business grad. lol...
 

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i'm starting my rmit course next year, so what's the big deal about ranking ?
at the end of the day, is still only just a piece of paper anyway.

what matters most is your job performance in the future, cause that's the one which decides whether you climb or you stay stagnant in your company.
there is a big deal about ranking.
school facilities , all round education, and exposure chances. schools with better ranks usually have better exposure for interns, overseas exchange , competitons, etc etc.

else why would people pay 5-6 digit to go into harvard, mit, stanford etc etc?

if u think its just a piece of paper...u can forget about that degree and just starting working.
 

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ic. that's sad. armed forces? gosh, no way for me. i'm in ns and i think its abt the worse career ever. the money they pay u doesn't quite equate to the hours u spend working. the quality of the degree also matters wad. employers care a lot abt where u come from. if u have 2 guys - 1 from NUS (33th) and 1 from Harvard (1st)...both asking for same starting pay...u wld choose who? no offence, i initially wanted to take RMIT cuz its relatively much easier than UOL but after what i found out regarding RMIT, i decided not to take it up.
i got 8 friends in rmit right now, i won't say is easy or difficult but you need to be constantly involved to get good grades and just recently 2 of my poly friends crash out after failing the same module twice...

too me is not the ranking that matters but how you are going to cope with your studies.
to beat the harvard guy, you just have to be an jerk by lowing your starting pay.
 

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auden09

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i got 8 friends in rmit right now, i won't say is easy or difficult but you need to be constantly involved to get good grades and just recently 2 of my poly friends crash out after failing the same module twice...

too me is not the ranking that matters but how you are going to cope with your studies.
ic. but at the end of the day what u want is to increase your chances of employability. i believe RMIT is good enough to do that. i know of cases where 1st class honors grads of UOL were unable to find a job too. getting a job has a lot more factors than just the cert. but the cert will get ppl to offer u an interview. that's wad we want.
 

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there is a big deal about ranking.
school facilities , all round education, and exposure chances. schools with better ranks usually have better exposure for interns, overseas exchange , competitons, etc etc.

else why would people pay 5-6 digit to go into harvard, mit, stanford etc etc?

if u think its just a piece of paper...u can forget about that degree and just starting working.
what you pay is what you get.

if they are willing to pay a hefty sum for it, so be it.
i won't over stretch myself by going for an expensive course.

p.s i'm already working now :rolleyes:.
 

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