Jun 4, 2013

NUS Exam Results

Finally I managed to log into MyISIS to check my exam results at for my final semester in NUS (there're only two modules which have no final exam, ironically) when I was at Universal Studios Japan, and graduation with a 2nd upper class honours is confirmed, which pleased me a lot, really.

I'm gonna do something unusual here - disclosing all my academic results, may the smart ones sneer at me, but it's just my sharing for the prospective undergraduates who're going to or planning to read the same modules to benchmark, or for fun, nothing's gonna matter and it's also for my own record.

Some, or actually most people are sensitive about disclosing their academic results, like disclosing a man's salary or a woman's age. I've graduated and academic results won't be my concern anymore once I start working, so... why not?

By the way, I was enrolled in the undergraduate programme of Mechanical Engineering (specialized in Product Design).

Semester 1: AY2009/2010 Semester 1

Module Description MCs Grade
CS1101C Programming Methodology 4 B
EG1109 Statics and Mechanics of Materials 4 B
LAJ2201 Japanese 2 4 B+
MA1505 Mathematics I 4 B
PC1431 Physics IE 4 A-
SAP: 3.80
CAP: 3.80

Semester 2: AY2009/2010 Semester 2
Module Description MCs Grade
EG1108 Electrical Engineering 3 A
EG1471 English For Academic Purposes 0 B-
FME1201 FS: From Canvas to Engineering Drawing 4 CS
LAJ2202 Japanese 3 4 A
MA1506 Mathematics II 4 A
SSA2205 Japan and Singapore 4 S (B-)
SAP: 5.00
CAP: 4.23

Semester 3: AY2010/2011 Semester 1
Module Description MCs Grade
LAJ2203 Japanese 4 4 A
ME2103 Engineering Visualization & Modeling 3 A+
ME2113 Mechanics of Materials I 3 A
ME2121 Engineering Thermodynamics 3 A
ME2134 Fluid Mechanics I 4 B-
ME2151 Principles of Mechanical Engineering Materials 4 B
SAP: 4.33
CAP: 4.27

Semester 4: AY2010/2011 Semester 2
Module Description MCs Grade
GEK1519 Science of Music4 A
LAJ3201 Japanese 5 4 A-
ME2101 Fundamentals of Mechanical Design 4 B-
ME2114 Mechanics of Materials II 3 A-
ME2135 Fluid Mechanics II 4 B+
ME2143 Sensors & Actuators 4 A
SAP: 4.33
CAP: 4.29

Semester 5: AY2011/2012 Semester 1
Module Description MCs Grade
EG1413 Critical Thinking and Writing 4 B
HR2002 Human Capital in Organizations 3 B+
ME2142 Feedback Control Systems 4 B+
ME3101 Mechanical Systems Design I 4 B+
ME3162 Manufacturing Processes 4 B
ME3261 Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing 4 B+
SAP: 3.83
CAP: 4.18

Semester 6: AY2011/2012 Semester 2
(Student Exchange Programme at Lund University in Sweden)

Module Description Credits Grade
mapped to ME3661
Computer Vision
mapped to Dummy Technical Elective
6 ECTS-credits
4 MCs
mapped to ME3112
Multibody Dynamics
mapped to Mechanics of Machines
8 ECTS-credits
4 MCs
mapped to ME3102
Industrial Design
mapped to Mechanical System Design II
7.5 ECTS-credits
4 MCs
mapped to MT4003
Product Development including Rapid Prototyping
mapped to Engineering Product Development
6 ECTS-credits
4 MCs
mapped to ME3122
Heat Transfer
mapped to Heat Transfer
7.5 ECTS-credits
4 MCs
mapped to EX3887
Swedish: Introductory Course for Exchange Students 1
mapped to Dummy Unrestricted Elective Module
4.5 ECTS-credits
4 MCs

Semester 7: AY2012/2013 Semester 1
Module Description MCs Grade
EG2401 Engineering Professionalism 3 B+
GEM2901 Reporting Statistics in the Media 4 S (B)
MT4002 Technology Management Strategy 4 B+
PC1432 Physics IIE 4 A-
SAP: 4.18
CAP: 4.18

Semester 8: AY2012/2013 Semester 2
Module Description MCs Grade
ME4101 Bachelor of Engineering Dissertation 12 A-
ME4105 Specialization Study Module 4 B+
SAP: 4.38
Final CAP: 4.20

Degree Classification: 2nd Class Honours (Upper)

CAP: Cumulative average point
SAP: Semestral average point

I hope those in the related undergraduate programme find this useful. You might wanna consider this a recommended schedule for yourself, but what I did was, I tried to take as many modules as I can in the earlier academic years as I was afraid that I might not be able to map the desired modules during SEP, but it turned out that me being able to map 24 MCs back to NUS, that's why I was only left with a few modules to read in my final academic year. :)

All the best!

Javin Tham, PMP, PMI-ACP, CSSBB Musician | Engineer | YouTube Coverist


  1. Hey Javin, I'm Mark. I'm also majoring in Mechanical Engineering (I'm in my 3rd semester now). Similar to you, I've been actively taking LAJ modules every semester. I find it interesting, that although you've taken up to Japanese 5, you chose to do SEP in Lund University, not in Japan. Is there any particular reason to this? Is mapping modules into Japanese universities difficult?

    1. Hi. At the departmental (Mechanical Engineering) round of selecting SEP universities, there was only one Japanese university offered (Kyoto Institute of Technology), and lectures are given in Japanese, so I opted for other universities as I was not confident in reading modules which might be bombarding me with Japanese engineering terms.

      My choices were:
      1. University of British Columbia (Canada)
      2. Johns Hopkins University (U.S.)
      3. University of Adelaide (Australia)
      4. University of Manchester (U.K.)
      5. Lund University (Sweden)

      I have no regrets choosing to do my exchange studies in Europe because if you compare to doing SEP in other continent, doing SEP in Europe allows you to travel to the most number of countries. It would also be great if I get to do my SEP in Japan but still I have no regrets.

  2. Hi Javin

    I am currently revising for sensors and actuators
    And am impressed that u got A. Any tips?

    1. Hi,

      I don't particularly have any tips on this, perhaps I was fortunate. :)

      But do make sure you revise substantial amount of tutorials and related materials, knowing which area in the module the problems are targeting is important as well, this can be aced by cross-reading or referencing certain subjects in the module which might cause confusion or misinterpretation.

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    1. Hi

      I believe you can do more than 30 ECTS per semester as long as your modules don't clash with one another. Talk to your coordinator at Lund University and explain why you're interested in taking up more modules, they should be more than willing to assist you.

  4. Hi Javin,

    I am impress you got B+ for HR2002 Human Capital in Organizations...any tips ? because i will be taking that module next year .. big thanks !

    1. Hi,

      I don't think I'm even knowledgeable about the module content after reading the module. I would say it would probably help if you do have some working experience or attachment as it will be meaningful for you to relate the module content to your past experience and relevant perspectives, especially when you're writing essay and giving presentation for the module.

  5. Hi, y1 engin student here! Do you know if it's possible to map core modules for summer/winter programme? And is there any talks regarding overseas exchange programmes? Interested to go but there's so much things to consider, I'm kinda lost hahah.

    1. Hi,

      You'll have to check with your department.
      I haven't been enrolled in any summer/winter programme therefore I'm unable to advise.

  6. Hey Javin,

    Y4 student here. How was ME3261 Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing?

    1. Hi Bernice

      ME3261 has two parts, namely CAD and CAM.

      CAD is pretty theoretical and dry, delivering the knowledge of curve models, curve fitting, surface fitting etc, basically things that are driven by equations.

      CAM touches more on practical application, however students are expected to demonstrate proficiency in understanding and writing CNC code for a given machining profile, it can be milling or turning. Like programming, it can be tested in exam and you have no aid to check if your code runs correctly.

      You also have a term paper to write, relating to the application of CAD/CAM.

      I took this module in 2011, so I'm not sure if the content and structure are still the same. One of the reasons that I took this module was that it was a technical elective that counts towards my specialization fulfillment in Product Design (I'm told that this specialization does not exist anymore). Therefore you might want to make your decision whether to take this module, depending on your interest, career expectation and degree fulfillment.

      Overall in my opinion, it's not difficult, but it's not a relatively interesting module, it can be just like any other engineering module that you have taken.