Philip Tnee

An Affordable Honours Degree Here Or Abroad

TMC Academy is one of the leading private education institutes in Singapore with its wide array of accredited degree courses. We talk to two students and find out how being a student in TMC Academy is like.

By Philip Tnee

For some tertiary students here, studying for a degree at a private school, be it locally or abroad, might sound like an expensive option, or even a pipe dream that is financially out of reach.

The lack of an Honours option in certain programmes is also a deterrent for people looking for recognition along with their degree.

These two concerns are addressed fully by TMC Academy’s (TMC’s) latest Mass Communications offerings from the University of Hertfordshire (UH) and Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU).

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Going beyond the books

One local scholar talks about how an education in NUS is just as fulfilling as an overseas university experience.

By Philip Tnee

She has just turned 19 this year, but Phoebe Lim is already being put through the paces of the working world in the National University of Singapore (NUS). The Arts and Social Sciences undergraduate is not only a scholar with the NUS Global Merit Scholarship programme, but is also an active member of NUS University Scholars Programme (USP).

Just one semester into her university life and Phoebe has already immersed herself with a multitude of activities such as the NUS’ Rag & Flag Parade where students build super-sized floats made entirely out of recycled materials.

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SMa: Study The Way You Want

Two students share how enrolling with SMa has allowed them to live life to the fullest, with the assurance of receiving fully accredited academic qualifications.

By Philip Tnee

If you’re looking for a school where your capabilities are assessed in every respect, SMa School of Management is an ideal choice. It is one educational institute that focuses on general aptitude as much as grades and 22-year-old Elvin Ngo is a proud testament to this.

The Diploma in Business Administration student seized the opportunity to enrol for a course that not only interested him greatly, but would prepare him for taking over his father’s publishing business in the future. Elvin’s efforts paid off with consistently good results, something which even he was not used to receiving.

The 22-year-old even found time to work as a music arranger, as well as perform accounting duties at a secondary school during the one-year diploma programme. “The great thing about studying at SMa is the flexibility to work while you study,” he says.

This was also one of the reasons why Theresa Goh, Singapore’s top Paralympics swimmer with a collection of gold medals and two world records, chose SMa to further her studies with a part-time degree in Exercise and Sports Science. The school’s schedule allows her to work, train for upcoming competitions, and study at the same time.

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RECC: Securing A Future in InfoComm Security

An education with RECC guarantees you a thriving career in infocomm security. A former student reveals how the college has prepared him for a career in the fast-evolving industry.

By Philip Tnee and Nabilah Husna A. Rahman

“Cyber security” used to mean protecting a computer with a log-in password. But with computer users around the world becoming increasingly connected, infocomm security specialists are now expected to be more than technology gurus.

As Michael Chin, a graduate from Raffles Education Corp College (RECC) says, “It means having the ability to adapt to various situations and job scopes without getting tied down by a specialisation in a certain field.”

The wide-ranging career options that RECC’s course would set before him was the primary incentive for Michael to enrol with the school. “After finishing my ‘O’ Levels, I wasn’t sure where to continue my studies. During a career and learning fair, I was looking around for courses, and after making some comparisons, I found IT interesting with the content RECC offers,” he reveals. “I took up the course and have no regrets about it.”

“In the new IT industry, security is the new asset and knowledge that employers are looking at currently,” Michael adds. “RECC’s Infocomm Security course has incorporated numerous IT professional certifications which no other infocomm programmes offer.”

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RECC: Securing A Future in InfoComm Security

By Philip Tnee

“Cyber security” used to mean protecting a computer with a log-in password. But with computer users around the world becoming increasingly connected, IT security specialists are now expected to be more than technology gurus. As Michael Chin, a graduate from Raffles Education Corp College (RECC) says, “It means having the ability to adapt to various situations and job scopes without getting tied down by a specialisation in a certain field.”

The 24-year-old came across RECC’s course during a career fair, and was impressed by the comprehensive range of certifications under its InfoComm Security course. The course offers Advanced Diplomas leading to Bachelor of Science with honours degrees in InfoComm Security, and incorporates the contents of industry-acclaimed qualifications such as MCP, MCSA, MCSE, Security+, and CEH, accredited by Microsoft, CompTIA and EC-Council. “These certifications, together with my academic qualifications, are internationally recognised, and raises my career prospects tremendously when I attend job interviews,” says Michael, who emerged from RECC with an Advanced Diploma in Infocomm Security.

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FIREfly(JTC) - Seeing The World, Living The Dream

The FIREfly Scholarship Programme has granted outstanding talents like Hong Yi the ability to pursue her dreams while landing a job that lets her see the world in the process.

By Philip Tnee

Spain and Germany are among the many countries that Hong Yi has travelled to as a Senior Engineer in the Engineering and Infrastructure Department of JTC Corporation, one of Singapore’s leading economic agencies involved in the FIREfly scholarship programme.

Prior to working, Hong Yi graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette. She then went on to complete a Master’s of Science in Transportation from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

None of this would have been possible without the scholarship from JTC.

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3dsense Media School: Led by Passion

Sometimes pursuing your dreams is the best step forward for your career, and that’s exactly what Leos Ng Hong Mun did with a Diploma in Digital Visual Effects and Animation from 3dsense Media School.

By Philip Tnee

After Leos Ng Hong Mun graduated from polytechnic with a diploma in internet computing, he made a re-assessment of his career path and realised a change was needed. “During my time in the army, I realised the IT industry was over-saturated… So I felt if I wanted to work, I might as well do something that I like...”

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