Nanyang Technological University (popularly known as NTU) is anÂ autonomous research university in Singapore. It is consistentlyÂ ranked as one of theÂ worldâ€™s best and also as amongst the top ones inÂ Asia. NTU hasÂ eight colleges and schoolsÂ mainly teaching engineering, sciences, humanities, medicine, business. The most popular courses at NTU areÂ engineering and business.
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SGD 21 - SGD 100
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NTU's main campus, theÂ Yunnus Garden Campus, isÂ situated adjacent to the town of Jurong West.Â The primary campus grounds are in extreme western part of Singapore.Â Three shuttle bus routes serve the campus (Campus Loop- Blue, Red and Yellow) on both, weekdays and weekends.Â Singaporeâ€™s first eco-business park is situated right next to NTU.Â Popular attractions near NTU are Jurong Bird Park, National Orchid Garden, Singapore Botanical Gardens, Singapore Zoo and lots more. NTU also has other two campuses: one in Novena and another at one-north.
NTU spread across a vast 490-acres campus, is theÂ largest university in Singapore.Â The former Nanyang University administration building has been nicely restored as the Chinese Heritage Centre (national monument) overlooking the Yunnus Garden.Â The Art, Design and Media school of NTU is known for featuring a uniqueÂ sloping grassy roof surrounding a central courtyard. The Hive is a uniquely designed eye-catching piece of architecture which is environment-friendly too. Parking on campus is paid. The monthly season parking fee ranges from $25 to $75 depending on location, covered or open car park.
NTU has 21 halls for undergraduates with a capacity of 500-650 residents. There are two on-campus facilities for graduate housing namely Graduate Hall 1 and 2, with a capacity of 476 and 852 respectively. Students say that most residence halls are clean and provide enough privacy (even shared bathrooms are good). Beyond this, NTU also helps students in getting access to off-campus housing. One thing to note is thatÂ Singapore is worldâ€™s fifth most expensive city to live in. It may take about 300â€“400 $SGD for a shared room where students say there is scope forÂ polite but firm haggling.Â InÂ another $500, you will cover yourÂ food, transport, phone, insuranceÂ and other expenses.
TheÂ College of Engineering at NTU is definitely the worldâ€™s largest, being sixth in the world for its Electrical and Electronic Engineering. It ranks 14th in the World for its Communication and Media Studies program.Â In terms of faculty strength, â€˜Nanyang Business Schoolâ€™ is the world's largest with 160 professors from 20 countries speaking 30 languages holding doctorates from the most renowned universities in the world. Students say that the joint-degree programs with different universities worldwide should be explored. NTU prides in having two of the top 20 hottest researchers in the world: Prof David Lou (School of Chemical and Biomedical Engineering) andÂ Prof Zhang Hua (Material Science Engineering).
One may need to be passionate enough to endure the extremelyÂ rigorousÂ and competitive environment at NTU. You canÂ even change your majors and try different things out but one needs to be self-driven and self-motivated. Otherwise, the professors will seem too demanding.
Jobs and placements
Employment statistics say that the averageÂ salary 3 years after graduation ofÂ â€˜Nanyang Business Schoolâ€™ alumni beingÂ USD $1,10,000.Â 92% of NTU graduates are said to have found employment within 3 months of graduation. Some of the companies coming on campus are Bain & Company, Morgan Stanley, HP, Deutsche Bank, P&G, HSBC, KPMG, Coca-Cola, Accenture, Seagate etc. An important thing to note is that, unlike Indian universities or the ones worldwide, NTU (and most Singaporean universities) does not have placement cells. Companies only come to give talks on campus. Usually, students go and apply on job portals. Hence, there is more concern for ROI. If you are interested in Finance, being the financial hub of the world, Singapore has ample jobs to offer.
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