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“SIZZLING HOT” INTEREST for Computer Science and Engineering at NTU OPEN HOUSE 2018

Published on: 16-Apr-2018

There was a plenty of action at the School of Computer Science and Engineering (SCSE) Open House on 3 March 2018, in conjunction with the annual NTU Open House which showcases the best of the young and research-intensive university.

Right from the time the doors opened for the first group of visitors at 9.30 am, the School’s booth was bustling with enquiries on the SCSE programmes. In particularly, there was an astounding number of queries for the new Data Science and Artificial Intelligence programme available starting next academic year. The programme was launch in timely response to the national drive towards the areas of Big Data and Artificial Intelligence that are also gaining unprecedented traction in the industry and job market worldwide.

During the Open House, the visitors were showcased to various modules of the SCSE programmes’ curriculum such as the Multi-Disciplinary Design Project (MDP), innovative FYP projects, visits to the teaching labs as well as a play area to try out some of the fun projects developed. This included the interesting Popcorn Chomp game that incorporate facial recognition and artificial intelligence in the game.

The schools talks and tours also received overwhelming response, with large number of parents and potential students in attendance. Everyone was eager to know more about the School’s regular programmes, the new programme, career prospects and potential employers. The “new kid” on the block was the Double Degree Programme i.e. Computer Engineering with Business, and Computer Science with Business (aka Business with Computing). This degree made a mammoth mark this year with career prospects equivalent to attaining a medical or law degree. The graduates from this programme were receiving exceptionally appealing salary package of S$5,200 (as reported in the Graduate Employment Survey by MOE), while the graduates of the single degree were not too far off as well; with a highest average pay of S$ 4,200 among the single degree, namely Computer Science.

There were many exciting events around the campus, which complemented the goings-on at the School's main booth at the NTU Nanyang Auditorium which was packed with visitors throughout the day. More than 16,000 visitors attended the one-day event. NTU's latest ranking as Number One among the world's best young universities, and several recent accolades, also played a crucial role in attracting the crowds.

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