Open Day

  • Home
  • Why NUS-ISS
  • Career Fair
  • Getting Here
  • Programme
  • Our Ambassadors
  • Projects Showcase
Who Should Attend
  • Those interested in taking NUS-ISS' Graduate Programmes
  • NICF participants who are currently unemployed
  • Graduating NUS-ISS students
  • Companies looking to recruit full-time employees and/or student interns


To register for Career Fair and the various talks, please proceed to our online registration page on Eventbrite or click on the button below.


Save your date with us and register early!
Follow us on Twitter #issopen for updates

Contact us

Download our Event Guide below! The latest copy will be distributed at the event.

ODCF-Guide-button

OpenDay2014Home


For general enquiries, please contact +65 6516 2093 or email issmarketing@nus.edu.sg

For enquiries on Career Fair, please contact Mr Andy Chang at +65 6516 5326 or andychang@nus.edu.sg

Top Reasons Why Students Choose NUS-ISS

  1. For practitioners, by practitioners
  2. Industry-relevant curriculum
  3. Interactive & pragmatic approach to learning
  4. Team-based projects and internships

The Institute of Systems Science (ISS) at the National University of Singapore (NUS) offers a suite of high quality practice-based programmes to help infocomm professionals innovate in their careers and develop competencies to implement methodologies, processes and best practices to achieve consistent and improved business results. All of our graduate programmes lead to the award of a qualification by NUS.

NUS is ranked 21st in the world by the Times Higher Education World Reputation Rankings 2014 and the top Asian university in the 2013/2014 Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings.

Our graduate programmes include the Master of Technology in Software Engineering (MTech SE), the Master of Technology in Knowledge Engineering (MTech KE), the Master of Technology in Enterprise Business Analytics (MTech EBAC) as well as the Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis (SA).

Register for our Preview Talks to find out more about the Graduate Programmes.

Hear From Our Alumni


Nasri Bin Najib
MTech SE, Class of 2013
IT Consultant, Murex

"The syllabus was well-designed and the modules were valued by the industry. The Software Engineering modules were an enriched version of professional development courses commonly taken by the industry practitioners. Even the elective classes were both inspiring and thought-provoking."

Watch Nasri's video here
Read Nasri's Straits Times article here


Ng Say Eng
SA, Intake 1
Managing Director, Gracezone Marketing, Singapore

"After SA1, I went from an aircraft engineering job to implementing financial and office automation systems. I went on to set up two IT companies, marketing IT services and ERP systems throughout Asia Pacific."


Ng Wee Wei
Managing Director - Health & Public Sector Service Lead, Accenture, Singapore
Member of the Judging Panel for the Accenture Best Internship Project Award

"The most impressive quality of the interns is their versatility. Many of them picked up new skills and computing languages as they embark on their internship programme. Grounded in the skills that they have learned from the SA programme, many of them excel in displaying resourcefulness and initiative by picking up other skills along the way."

Watch Wee Wei's video here


Click here to watch more video testimonials of our students.

More articles on NUS-ISS

Career Fair


The NUS-ISS Open Day on 16 August 2014 will be held in conjunction with Career Fair to attract potential students, current students, alumni, NICF short course trainees who are currently seeking employment and employers from the ICT industry to come together to learn and exchange from one another.

Featuring more than 10 employers from the ICT industry at the Career Fair, job seekers will be able to meet with prospective employers to find out on ICT-related openings for Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs) available, or even be interviewed on the spot!

For employers, the pool of well-trained NICF short course trainees, current students and alumni will provide a ready talent pool for your recruitment. Meet and speak with them, including our students and alumni from the Master of Technology and Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis programmes at the Networking Lunch to find the candidates you are looking for.

Our students will also be showcasing their award-winning projects from their internships. Employers who have projects on hand and are seeking to engage students as interns can also register with us.

So far, the following companies have confirmed their participation at our Open Day & Career Fair:
•Ecquaria Technologies Pte Ltd
•Hewlett Packard Singapore Pte Ltd
•Housing & Development Board of Singapore
•Infineon Technologies Asia Pacific Pte Ltd
•Inspire-Tech Pte Ltd
•Integral Solutions Pte Ltd
•NTT Data Business Solutions
•Paypal Pte Ltd
•Shang Market Pte Ltd
•Telistar Solutions Pte Ltd
•Total eBiz Solutions Pte Ltd
•ViSENZE
•Wincor Nixdorf
•Zenith Infotech (S) Pte Ltd

The following job openings are available at our event:
•Net Developer
•Business Analyst, Software Engineering - UI/UE Designer
•Business Analytics Application Developer
•Business Development Executive
•Computer Vision Engineer
•CRM Application Developer
•iOS Developer
•Project Manager
•Sales Consultant
•Sharepoint Developer
•Social Media Marketing Executive
•Software Engineer
•Systems Analyst
•Tablet Application Developer
•Web Developer

If you are interested in speaking with any of the companies or in the job openings, join us at the Career Fair!
Please bring along your updated resume as there will be interview sessions available.

For Employers

If you are interested in reserving a place at the Career Fair, please contact Andy at andychang@nus.edu.sg or 6516 5326. Places are limited so register soon! Closing date is 6 August 2014.

"This is a good platform for an SME like ours to increase our visibility with the school and the students. The event format is effective and hassle-free, and we have managed to speak with a few potential candidates. I will definitely participate again in future." 

- Mr Seet Pheng Kue, Managing Director, Greenfossil Pte Ltd

Career Talk

Catch our Career Talk on "Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid In Your IT Career", conducted by Ms Heng Teng Teng, Executive & Career Coach, GROW from 12pm to 1pm!

About the Speaker

Heng Teng Teng Executive & Career Coach
GROW
View Biography
Close
Heng Teng Teng Executive & Career Coach
GROW

Teng Teng founded GROW, a boutique firm that specializes in career management and workplace leadership coaching. She brings with her over 14 years of experience in career management and culture development. Her industry experience covers the non-profit, supply chain, construction, manufacturing and HR outsourcing.

As a career coach, she facilitates workshops on career transition and job search skills such as career transition, resume writing, interviewing with professionals. For the last 2 years, she has worked with ISS as a Career Coach where she coaches IT professionals in their career transitions.

Teng Teng obtained her Masters of Human Development & Education from the George Washington University. Some of her professional certification includes Executive Coaching Certification with NeuroLeadership Group (ICF Accredited), a Career Management Fellow (CMF) accredited by the Institute of Career Certification International, CareerLeader Profilling and Harrison Innerview Profiling.

GETTING HERE

Location Map

Institute of Systems Science
National University of Singapore
25 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119615


Free Shuttle Bus Service (only on NUS-ISS Open Day & Career Fair, 16 Aug)

This is a two-way bus service shuttling between NUS-ISS and Clementi. The shuttle bus pick up point is located near the open car park between Blocks 322 & 324, Clementi Avenue 5 (opposite Clementi Mall, past MRT station). Turn right when exiting from Clementi MRT station control. Cross the sheltered linkway bridge and continue along the sheltered walkway to an open space car park. The boarding point for the bus is the second pathway on your left. The shuttle bus frequency is 30 minutes, with the first bus departing from Clementi at 9.45am and the last departing from NUS-ISS at 4.30pm.




Shuttle Bus Schedule

Clementi Pick-up Point 9.45am 10.15am 10.45am 11.15am 11.45am 12.15pm 12.45pm 1.15pm 1.45pm 2.15pm 2.45pm      
NUS-ISS Building 10.00am 10.30am 11.00am 11.30am 12.00pm 12.30pm 1.00pm 1.30pm 2.00pm 2.30pm 3.00pm 3.30pm 4.00pm 4.30pm

Driving Directions

From the city

  • Drive along the Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE) towards Jurong
  • Exit at Clementi Road (AYE Exit 9)
  • Travel southward along Clementi Road for another 500m
  • Turn left into Kent Ridge Crescent (after passing the School of Design & Environment on your left)
  • After 100m, turn left into Kent Ridge Drive
  • Go straight and travel along Heng Mui Keng Terrace (NUS Business School on the left, Kent Ridge Hall, Sheares Hall on the right) 
  • Turn left into ISS, 25 Heng Mui Keng Terrace and park at ISS Carpark (Carpark 12A)
    Click HERE for driving directions.

From Jurong

  • Drive along Clementi Road towards Pasir Panjang Road (from West Coast Rd/Highway)
  • Turn left into Kent Ridge Crescent (after passing the School of Design & Environment on your left)
  • After 100m, turn right into Kent Ridge Drive
  • Go straight and travel along Heng Mui Keng Terrace (NUS Business School on the left, Kent Ridge Hall, Sheares Hall on the right) 
  • Turn left into ISS, 25 Heng Mui Keng Terrace and park at ISS Carpark (Carpark 12A)
    Click HERE for driving directions.

Parking charges are as follows:

Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 7.30pm 2 cents per minute (excl GST)
Saturday: 8.30am to 5.00pm 2 cents per minute(excl GST)
After operating hours: Free
Sunday & Public Holidays: Free

Note:
The maximum parking charges from 8.30am to 6.00pm on weekdays is capped at $2.40 (excl GST)
The maximum parking charges from 6.00pm to 7.30pm on weekdays is capped at $1.20 (excl GST)
The maximum parking charges from 8.30am to 5.00pm on Saturdays is capped at $2.40 (excl GST)
Payment is to be made by CASH CARD only (Cash-card top-up facility is available)

Alternatively, you may park at the IBuilding Carpark (Carpark 12B). The parking charges are as follows:

Monday to Friday: 8.30am to 7.30pm 2 cents per minute(excl GST)
Saturday: 8.30am to 5.00pm 2 cents per minute(excl GST)
After operating hours: Free
Sunday & Public Holidays: Free

Note:
There is no maximum parking charges from 8.30am to 6.00pm on weekdays
The maximum parking charges from 6.00pm to 7.30pm on weekdays is capped at $1.20 (excl GST)
The maximum parking charges from 8.30am to 5.00pm on Saturdays is capped at $2.40 (excl GST)

More about parking on NUS campus can be found here

Note: If caparks 12A and 12B are full, the nearest carpark is located at APEC Secretariat, which is an estimated 5-mins walk from NUS-ISS. Click HERE for the location map.
 

Public Transportation

Option 1: From Haw Par Villa MRT Station

  • Available buses along Pasir Panjang Road are: 10, 30, 51, 143, 188 or 200.
  • Board any of the above bus services from the bus stop opposite the Haw Par Villa  MRT station.
  • Alight at Bus Stop 16061 and cross the traffic light junction (Alight after you pass CHARIS LODGE Condominium on the left).
  • Walk along Heng Mui Keng Terrace. Keep right as you enter NUS and continue up a gentle slope past Kent Ridge and Sheares Halls. ISS (white building) is on the left opposite the Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS). 
    Click HERE for walking directions.

Option 2: From Kent Ridge MRT Station (National University Hospital)

  • Take Exit A and head to Bus Stop 3
  • Take the NUS free internal shuttle bus service A1 and alight at NUS Business School Biz 2 (1 stop after School of Computing)
  • Cross the road towards the covered linkway and walk down the slope along Business Link. Turn left into Heng Mui Keng Terrace and continue up a gentle slope past Kent Ridge and Sheares Halls. ISS (white building) is on the left opposite the Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS)
    Click HERE for walking directions.








Read here for more information on the NUS free internal shuttle bus service.

Option 3: From Kent Ridge Bus Interchange

  • Buses that stop here: 10, 33, 95, 151, 189 or 200.
  • Walk up towards Ventus and cross the road towards Arts and Social Sciences - NUS Theatrette (LT13).
  • Proceed to Bus Stop B04 and take the NUS free internal shuttle bus service A1.
  • Alight at NUS Business School Biz 2   (1 stop after School of Computing).
  • Cross the road towards the covered linkway and walk down the slope along Business Link. Turn left into Heng Mui Keng Terrace and continue up a gentle slope past Kent Ridge and Sheares Halls. ISS (white building) is on the left opposite the Institute of South East Asian Studies (ISEAS). Click HERE for walking directions.

Programme

CAREER

TECHNOLOGY UPDATES

PREVIEW TALKS

NETWORKING

10.00am - 2.00pm
Career Fair

14 Participating Companies with ICT-related Job Opportunities for Professionals, Managers, Executives and Technicians (PMETs)


10.30am - 11.15am
Hot Topic Talk:
'Agile Governance'

by Dr Robert Firth
Senior Member, Software Engineering Programme

 

11.15am - 12.00pm
Master of Technology
in Software Engineering
10.00am - 3.00pm
Students' Project Showcase

12.00pm - 1.00pm
Career Talk:
'Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid in Your IT Career'

by Ms Heng Teng Teng
Executive & Career Coach,
GROW

10.30am - 11.15am
Hot Topic Talk
'Two Roads Diverged in a Wood -
IT Career Choices'

by Mr Lee Chuk Munn
Member, Advance Software Design & Development, NUS-ISS
11.15am - 12.00pm
Graduate Diploma
in Systems Analysis

11.30am - 2.00pm
Networking Lunch
Meet up with fellow alumni,
students and lecturers to find out more about us
  1.00pm - 2.00pm
Technology Trends Talk
Tell us what you want to hear on Twitter via #issopen

by Dr Leong Mun Kew, Deputy Director, NUS-ISS
3.00pm - 4.00pm
Preview Talk
Master of Technology:
- Knowledge Engineering
- Enterprise Business Analytics
 

2.00pm - 2.30pm
Hot Topic Talk
'Big Data Analytics - Challenge or Opportunity?'

by Dr Carol Anne Hargreaves, Chief, Business Analytics Practice, NUS-ISS

 
2.30pm - 3.00pm
Hot Topic Talk
'Problem Solving - Human Vs Machine Intelligence'

by Dr Ding Liya, Member, Intelligent Systems & Technology, NUS-ISS

The programmes above are updated as at 7 August 2014 and is subjected to changes

Download our Event Guide here. The latest copy will be distributed at the event.

ABOUT THE TALKS

10.30am - 11.15am
1. Hot Topic Talk: Agile Governance

by Dr Robert Firth, Senior Member, Software Engineering Programme

Agile is about people, processes, and things. However, all three behave differently in an Agile project, compared to a more traditional one. This raises the important issue of governance: How are Agile projects to be conducted at all levels of coordination and direction? This session looks at the differences of practice, and the difference of governance required for each practice.

2. Hot Topic Talk: Two roads diverged in a wood - IT Career Choices
by Mr Lee Chuk Munn, Member, Advanced Software Design & Development

We live in exciting times! As an aspiring developer, you can choose a career in developing mobile apps, or designing captivating electronic mailers or creating the next social platform. What are the skill sets you need to acquire and technologies you need to learn to land you in your dream job? In this session, we will look at what are some of the current technology trends and how they are used and deployed.

12pm - 1pm
Career Talk: Top 3 Mistakes to Avoid in Your IT Career
by Ms Heng Teng Teng, Executive & Career Coach, GROW

In any chosen profession, we all have something in common - to give the best we can in our careers. In our career journey, we will have to make moves or decisions that could impact our career success in the long run. Armed with over three years of experience in coaching IT professionals in career transitions, Teng Teng has seen and learnt from career mistakes which could have been avoided. In this talk, she will share some tips on how you can better plan your IT career for success in the long term.

1pm - 2pm
Technology Trends Talk
by Dr Leong Mun Kew, Deputy Director, NUS-ISS

Through this hour session, Dr Leong will take you through a series of interactive bite sized talks. Based on the topics requested through an online poll, he'll cover UX, software engineering, natural language processing, AI, Internet of Things, no-touch interfaces, 3D printing, mobile diversity, smart machines and cloud computing/personal cloud/mobile cloud. He is happy to talk about topics you want to know more about. Feel free to tweet your request via #issopen or you can ask him directly on that day.

2pm - 2.30pm
Big Data Analytics - Challenge or Opportunity?
by Dr Carol Anne Hargreaves, Chief, Business Analytics Practice, NUS-ISS

Big Data is transforming how we live, work and think and allows us to track vital signs to foresee deadly infections, anticipate the best moment to buy stocks or to buy a plane ticket. As a game changer that is here to stay, we can be sure that it will change the way we do things. Is Big Data an opportunity or challenge for you?

2.30pm - 3pm
Problem Solving - Human Vs Machine Intelligence
by Dr Ding Liya, Member, Intelligent Systems & Technology, NUS-ISS

The Master of Technology in Knowledge Engineering programme at NUS-ISS equips students with the skills and knowledge to solve difficult business problems using a combination of Intelligent Systems techniques and Data Analytics algorithms. This talk will provide insights into the Master programme through interesting discussions and system demonstrations on Human Vs Machine Intelligence. Join us as we explore how IBM Watson became the world's unbeatable Jeopardy champion.

AMBASSADORS

BE A NUS-ISS STUDENT/ALUMNI AMBASSADOR!

Enrich your student life by volunteering as a student ambassador for the NUS-ISS Open Day & Career Fair 2014! 

For our alumni, come back and share your graduate programme experience with others.

Held on 16 August 2014 from 10am to 4pm, the first NUS-ISS Open Day gathers current and potential students, alumni and representatives from organisations in the ICT industry to learn and exchange from one another.

As a student/alumni ambassador, you have a chance to play either role depending on your interest & suitability.

  • Greeter: to greet visitors, introduce them to the day’s activities and direct them to the respective venues 
  • Guides: to guide them around the Student Projects Showcase & tour around the campus

What’s in it for you? 

  • You will get a chance to network with potential students to share your experiences at NUS-ISS.
  • You will get to meet many people and expand your network and contacts, as well as be the face of NUS-ISS!
  • You will receive an exclusive NUS-ISS polo tee, as well as a certificate of participation for your involvement.

Places are limited, so if you are interested to be an NUS-ISS student/alumni ambassador, email isscps@nus.edu.sg today! 

STUDENT PROJECTS SHOWCASE

There will be a Student Projects Showcase area at the NUS-ISS Open Day & Career Fair. You can view some of our top students' and  award-winning student projects, which our Master of Technology and Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis students/alumni completed in their internship/project work with organisations in the ICT industry.

Project Name Company Programme Description
 HP Quality Center: Mobile Dashboard with Cloud  Hewlett Packard (S) Pte Ltd  Graduate Diploma in Systems Analysis  The HP Quality Center is a web-based software management system that helps to manage the project software testing and defects life cycle.

 Knowledge-based System for Marketing

 C.K. Tang  Master of Technology (Knowledge Engineering)  The project team uses knowledge-based techniques to deliver a knowledge-based system to assist C.K. Tang in targeted advertisements for their marketing promotions.
Semantic Search Engine for Business Licences  CrimsonLogic  Master of Technology (Knowledge Engineering)  CrimsonLogic's Semantic Search System is a user-friendly and intuitive search system designed to provide enhanced user experience while searching on Singapore Government's business licences website.
 Application of Analytics to Measure Value Delivered by Public Distribution System   Class Project  Master of Technology (Enterprise Business Analytics)  This project deals with an attempt to predict the quality of Public Distribution System in India analytically.
 Prediction of a Student's Performance on a Mathematical Problem  Class Project  Master of Technology (Enterprise Business Analytics)  This project seeks to improve the Cognitive Tutors models, which could save millions of hours of students' time and effort in learning algebra.
 Enterprise Inventory System  Boon Tong Kee  Master of Technology (Software Engineering)  This project aims to help Boon Tong Kee to better manage products and supplies to reduce company wastage, increase productivity and streamline supply chain management processes across outlets country-wide.
 Mobile Food & Beverage Ordering System for Food Courts and Restaurants  MVI Technologies (S) Pte Ltd  Master of Technology (Software Engineering)  This is a software solution for food courts and restaurants to minimise the ordering queue and improve their operational efficiency by streamlining the order collection and delivery process.

 2013 iCreate Mobility Challenge Winner (Silver) 

National University of Singapore Bulletin Board

 NUS  Master of Technology (Software Engineering)  This is a platform for students to buy and sell their products, as well as for students who are looking for people to share their dormitory rooms with.

 2014 iCreate Mobility Challenge Winner (Silver) 

 Intelligent Attendance System 

 NUS  Master of Technology (Software Engineering)   The "I'm in" app uses Apple's new Bluetooth LE iBeacon technology to recognise and notify students as they enter the classroom and take attendance by recognising their faces using facial recognition techniques.
A+
A-
Scrolltop