with an ME NUS Degree?

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Nov 18, 2013 (3 years and 10 months ago)

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Should I Equip Myself

with an ME NUS Degree?



A/Prof. Lee Kim Seng


Department of Mechanical Engineering

National University of Singapore

Mechanical Engineering

at

NUS


Your Gateway to Greater Opportunities



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NUS Mechanical Engineering

Welcomes You!


Applied Mechanics


Control Engineering


Fluid Mechanics


Manufacturing


Materials


Thermodynamics

NUS Mechanical Engineering


width in Knowledge, Flexibility and Adaptability

A broad
-
based programme where you learn more about:

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Applied Mechanics



mechanics
(macro/micro/nano), dynamics,
vibration, stress analysis,
mechanical behaviour of materials

Control Engineering



control
systems, controllers, stability,
automation, robotics

Fluid Mechanics



aerodynamics,
streamlining, fluid flow
(subsonic/supersonic), jets,
hydraulics, shock waves

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Manufacturing



fabrication processes,
macro/micro/nano
-
machining, rapid
prototyping, automated production,
design for manufacture

Materials



material properties,
use of materials, metals,
polymers, ceramics,
composites

Thermodynamics



energy management,
heat dissipation, air
-
conditioning,
combustion, propulsion, engines, turbines

Engineering Design



integration of
all aspects of Mechanical
Engineering to design innovative,
reliable and cost
-
effective products
and systems

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Are Specializations Available ?


Aeronautical


Automotive


Biomechanical


Energy Usage


Materials


Mechatronics


Micro Systems


Offshore Oil & Gas


Precision


Product Design

NUS Mechanical Engineering


combining breadth in knowledge with special skills

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FSAE Race Car



an Automotive Engineering
Project


Designed and built in NUS


FSAE Annual Race in Pontiac,
Michigan, USA


First entry in 2004 (overall 58
th

out of
140 entries)


Ranked 9
th

in the world for overall
design in 2006


Achieved Best results in NUS FSAE
history in May 2008


ranked 22nd overall out of 121
registered teams;


semi
-
finalist in Racecar Design, ranked
10th (Best in Asia and only Asian team
to get into semi
-
finals);


ranked 1st in Marketing Presentation
(Best in Asia and Best in the World);


ranked 4th in Fuel Economy (Best in
Asia).

2006 FSAE car and team

Ranked No. 1 in Asia!

2006 FSAE car

2008 FSAE car and team

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Offshore Oil & Gas Technology Specialization

Course highlights:


Specialized
knowledge


Practical skills


Versatility


Creativity

This specialization aims to develop
Mechanical Engineers with the
knowledge and skills to meet the
demands of the rapidly growing
Offshore Oil & Gas Industry.

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Who will share their expertise and guide you?


75 NUS Mechanical Engineering
Academic Staff


All with PhDs


e.g. graduates of
Berkeley, Cambridge, Cornell,
Ecole Centrale de Paris, Georgia
Tech, Imperial College, Manchester,
McGill, MIT, Michigan, NUS, Oxford,
Seoul, Shanghai Jiaotong,
Stanford, Tokyo Inst of
Technology, Tsinghua


Three of these staff members have
Polytechnic Diplomas from
Singapore


One staff member specially
assigned to focus on matters
relating to Polytechnic students

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Accreditation


The NUS Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree is
accredited by:


Institution of Mechanical Engineers, UK (IMechE)


Engineering Accreditation Board of Singapore


Recognised by all signatories of the Washington
Accord, which includes ABET


Accreditation Board for
Engineering and Technology (USA).

International Standing


In the 2007 rankings by the
Times of London Higher
Education Supplement
:


Overall, NUS is ranked 33
rd

in the world.


With regard to Technology (e.g. Engineering) NUS is
ranked 11
th

globally.

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What’s going on in terms of Polytechnic
students in NUS ME?

Poly students currently in NUS ME

Year

Number

Year 4


60 (18%)

Year 3

45 (13%)

Year 2


61 (17%)

Poly students graduating with Honours

Year

2004

2005

2006

2007

2008

1
st

Class

1

-

-

-

-

2
nd

Upper

3

2

-

-

1

2
nd

Lower

5

6

5

9

11

3rd

3

7

4

3

10

Total (%
of Poly
students
in class)

12
(44%)

15
(43%)

9
(50%)

12
(36%)

22
(59%)


Scholarships

are available for
Singaporean Polytechnic graduates
who have performed well.


Scholarships come
without a bond
.

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What about overseas exposure ?

ME actively supports NUS’ global perspective

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Total No. of
Students

356

331

343

International
Students

140

(39%)

137

(41%)

76

(22%)

International Students currently in NUS ME

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03/04

04/05

05/06

06/07

07/08

Australia

-

1

5

-

1

Canada

7

4

6

5

9

China

-

1

2

2

3

Denmark

-

4

5

2

5

Finland

1

-

-

-

-

France

2

2

3

-

5

Germany

2

6

6

5

10

Hungary

-

-

-

1

1

India

-

-

-

3

-

Japan

-

-

2

-

1

New Zealand

2

-

1

1

1

Norway

4

2

2

1

1

Sweden

6

2

3

1

3

UK

9

7

11

-

7

USA

6

3

1

3

13

Others

-

-

-

-

4

TOTAL

39

32

47

24

64

Overseas Exchange Students at NUS ME

COUNTRY

02/03

03/04

04/05

05/06

06/07

07/08

Australia

-

1

-

-

-

-

Canada

11

6

8

-

1

1

China

1

2

3

2

3

2

Denmark

-

-

-

1

-

1

Finland

1

1

3

-

2

2

France

5

4

5

5

4

3

Germany

8

6

13

12

8

10

Holland

2

2

1

1

-

-

Iceland

-

1

-

-

-

-

India

-

-

3

-

3

-

Japan

1

-

1

-

-

-

Malaysia

-

-

-

-

-

-

New Zealand

-

-

-

-

1

-

Norway

-

-

-

5

2

1

Philippines

2

-

-

-

-

-

Poland

-

-

2

1

3

-

Russia

-

1

-

-

-

-

Spain

-

-

-

-

-

-

Sweden

3

2

1

7

7

6

Switzerland

-

-

1

2

-

2

UK

-

1

3

1

3

4

USA

3

4

5

5

3

15

Others

-

-

-

-

-

1

TOTAL

37

31

49

42

40

48



Admission requirements


Diploma acceptable to the
department


Students can apply with
results of first 5 semesters
.


Submit final semester results
as soon as available


SAT is
no longer

required from
2006


Admission exercise: 1
-

21
Feb 2009



Component

Weight

Polytechnic results

80%

Singapore
-
Cambridge GCE “O”
Level results

20%

Computation of “University Score”

Source: Office of Admissions

(http://www.nus.edu.sg/oam/apply/catb/)




NUS is very highly regarded & a premium choice for many local and
international students.


NUS welcomes students of different backgrounds (diversity) including
students with Poly diplomas.




Some concerns/questions you may
have…

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120
222
198
0
50
100
150
200
250
No. of Poly
students admitted
1997
2002
2007
2008
Is it difficult to get into NUS?



Will I have problems coping with NUS curriculum?


Poly grads are required to take a special maths bridging module
during their 1
st

semester.


Poly grads are known to have advantage and do well in design
modules (upper years).


This year, over 40% of poly grads obtained 1st and 2nd class
honours in NUS FoE.



What kind of exemption will I enjoy?


Up to 40 MCs can be exempted


about one year of study

Would I be able to apply if I’m a foreign student with no
Singapore
-
Cambridge ‘O’ Levels results?


Yes, it will be
assessed on case
-
by
-
case on the basis of
Polytechnic results.


If you have SPM or International ‘O’ Levels, you can submit
these results.



What is the cost compared to overseas?

NUS estimate based on

3 years

Australia* estimate based on
2 years

Tuition Fees


Per year: S$6,360

3 years: S$19,080

(with MOE tuition grant)

Tuition Fees


Per year: A$11k


A$16k

2 years: A$22k


A$32k

Living costs

Per mth: S$500

3 years: S$18k

Living costs


Per mth: A$1,340

2 years: A$32,160

Total
= S$37,080

Total
= A$54,160


A$64,160

= approx S$56,170


$66,540
+ airfares






*
source: www.studyinaustralia.gov.au

Cost Saving = S$19,090 to S$29,460 + airfares

A quality & highly regarded degree from an engineering school
ranked 11
th

in the world, at huge saving!

**A$1 = S$1.037

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Is it only academic pursuits at NUS ME
?

Diversity, variety and opportunities for
All
-
Round
and personal
development are available


entrepreneurship, sports, culture, music,
charity efforts, clubs, social interaction, international connections …

Engineering Camp


beach fun!

NUS dragon boat team

NUS Centennial Everest Expedition
Team


ME student Teo Yen Kai (left)
and ME Alumnus Chow E
-
Fung.

ME student Peh Ruey Feng, at
NUS Overseas College in Silicon
Valley, filed 11 US patents as co
-
inventor.

Rag & Flag 2007

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Continual Demand for Mechanical Engineers



in
Singapore and Worldwide

Mechanical Engg


the
Singapore edge

The
Economic Development
Board regards

it as a ‘pillar of
strength’

...



Mechanical engineering


is
vital to a range of industries

from electronics, transport and
chemicals to medical gear, …”


“In
2003


mechanical
engineering enjoyed an output
of $25 billion



contributed to



24 per cent of the value
-
added of Singapore’s
manufacturing sector
”.


-

Business Times, 11 Jan 2005

United States Report


Mechanical engineers

… projected
to have …
employment growth
through 2014

...”

“…
emerging technologies

in
biotechnology, materials science and
nanotechnology
will create new job
opportunities for mechanical
engineers
.”

“…
a degree in mechanical
engineering often can be applied in
other engineering specialties
.




-

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S.
Department of Labor, Occupational
Outlook Handbook, 2006
-
07 Edition

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Advanced Materials


Aerospace Technology


Aircraft maintenance, repair and overhaul


Automation and Control


Automotive Engineering


Defence Technology


Design, Mechanical Testing and Consulting services


Finance Industry (Project analysis/modelling/optimization)


General Manufacturing


Offshore oil & gas technology


Pharmaceutical Manufacturing


Precision Engineering


Semiconductor Manufacturing and Testing


Thermal and Power Engineering

Mechanical Engineering graduates are very versatile

Much sought after in a broad spectrum of industries


e.g.:

Mechanical Engineering



moving us to the future



touching every aspect of life

Come join ME at NUS