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Engineering experiencing renaissance as preferred degree course at NTU, NUS

More top A-level students listing it as preferred degree course at NTU, NUS

Published on Jul 29, 2014 7:27 AM
National University of Singapore engineering graduates from the class of 2010. -- PHOTO: ST FILE

Every year, top A-level students make a beeline for medicine, law and business because these fields are seen to offer lucrative careers. Many of them do not even list engineering as one of their degree choices.

But that is changing at both the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

Top students, including those who chalk up the maximum 90 points for university admission, are not only listing engineering as one of their degree choices but several are even choosing it over law and medicine.

The trend is more evident at NTU, which takes in 2,800 engineering students a year and offers the elite Renaissance Engineering Programme (REP), which combines engineering with business and liberal arts.

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