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Engineering Subjects

Post by Singkiasu » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:33 pm

I am not sure whether this topic or question is posted elsewhere in the forum(s), If it is repeated, pls. excuse & If not, I am sincerely looking forward to an answer.
My DD just completed her Sec 2 Year-end exams. Unfortunately, she did quite badly for science & math. Today at the PTM session, we came to know that - NO ( pure) Physics in O level means NO physics at the JC level & eventually, doors for taking up engineering courses at Uni ( esp. in Singapore Universities) is closed. Is it so?
My DD prefers physics to Bio. Not sure whether she can get her choice of subjects next year ;(
Can someone pls. clarify my doubt. :?

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Re: Engineering Subjects

Post by sky minecrafter » Fri Oct 26, 2018 8:52 pm

H1 Physics
Must have studied Physics either as Combined Science or Pure Physics at GCE ‘O’ level and obtained at least a C6

H2 Physics
Obtained at least B3 for GCE ‘O’ Level Pure Physics or
Obtained at least A2 for GCE ‘O’ Level Combined Science (Physics)

Source: school's website for JC subject combination pre-requisites

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Re: Engineering Subjects

Post by Singkiasu » Fri Oct 26, 2018 9:41 pm

Thank you for the prompt reply :)
My DD's school doesn't offer combined physics.
So, If she didn't get Physics, she cannot take up Engineering courses at the tertiary level ;( :(
hmm... need go by the wind!

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Re: Engineering Subjects

Post by jtoh » Sat Oct 27, 2018 8:56 am

Not all Engineering courses at the local universities require A level Physics. Several require Math; and Chemistry OR Physics. These include Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering. However, if you're weak in Math and Physics, you might want to reconsider studying Engineering.

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Re: Engineering Subjects

Post by phtthp » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:23 am

sky minecrafter wrote:H1 Physics
Must have studied Physics either as Combined Science or Pure Physics at GCE ‘O’ level and obtained at least a C6

H2 Physics
Obtained at least B3 for GCE ‘O’ Level Pure Physics or
Obtained at least A2 for GCE ‘O’ Level Combined Science (Physics)

Source: school's website for JC subject combination pre-requisites
Hi sky minecrafter,

Nowadays, there are 3 types of Junior Colleges -

- IP JC,
E.g.
(RI, Hwa Chong, Victoria, National, Eunoia, Dunman High, River Valley High ) JC


- Merged JC (after 8 JCs merged into final 4) : namely, (Anderson, Yishun, Meridien, Pioneer) JC

- (Non-IP and Non-Merged JC, called O-level or JAE-affliated JCs )

E.g.
(Nanyang, St Andrew, Catholic, Anglo-Chinese) JC

Nanyang JC : affliated to all Chung Cheng High, JAE students

Catholic JC : affliated to all Catholic mission Secondary school JAE students

St Andrew JC : affliated to all Anglican / Presbyterian mission Secondary school JAE students

Anglo-Chinese JC : affliated to all Methodist mission Secondary school JAE students


May I know, those requirements (subject combination, concerning H1 / H2, stated above ) -
apply to All Junior Colleges in Singapore across the board, or apply only to All the IP-JCs ? Thank you.

( whether refering to H1 or H2 Physics / Chemistry / Biology )


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Re: Engineering Subjects

Post by sky minecrafter » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:45 am

@phtthp. big direction from MOE, specifics depend on JC

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Re: Engineering Subjects

Post by slmkhoo » Sat Oct 27, 2018 9:51 am

Singkiasu wrote:Thank you for the prompt reply :)
My DD's school doesn't offer combined physics.
So, If she didn't get Physics, she cannot take up Engineering courses at the tertiary level ;( :(
hmm... need go by the wind!
Is she generally strong in Maths and Physics? If not, aiming for Engineering may not be the best for her. If she is can handle Maths, taking Chemistry is also another route to Engineering. Is Engineering her interest? It's best to play to her strengths.

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