This FAQ is tailored to all NUS applicants interested in applying to NUS Overseas College (Silicon Valley).
For generic queries, you might want to look at the official FAQ page from the NOC website at http://www.overseas.nus.edu.sg/programmes/application/faq.
Hope this helps!
1. How long is the NUS Overseas College (Silicon Valley)?
The program at NCSV is one year long. Currently, there are no six-month programs for Silicon Valley.
2. Do I have to extend my candidature if I choose to go for the year-long program?
Yes, unless you are taking the Business Administration (Honours) program. The maximum Modular Credits (MCs) you could map back to your NUS degree from any one-year NOC is 40 MC, which includes 2 discipline-based modules. If you have a CAP of more than 3.5, you will be taking classes at the Stanford Center of Professional Development. The NOC program will provide you up to 32 MC worth of modules in the whole year. Without the Stanford classes, it will only be 24 MC.
However, most seniors in the NOC program do not take up DB modules because they are working full-time and handling business projects from NOC modules. You have to spare some time for decent amount of traveling and attending events.
All modules offered by the NOC program are TR modules, which are administered by NUS Business School. Therefore, it can be counted towards your core curriculum if you have a Business Administration major.
3. What modules can I map back to NUS?
All NOC modules can be counted towards your degree requirements, they are all administered by NUS Business School. However, the types of modules to be mapped under (Core/UEMs/Minor) might differ from faculties to faculties.
You should contact your faculty office to request for approval.
4. Are the modules graded on S/U basis?
Not all of them. There are 12 MCs in the NOC program which are graded. (Yes, counted towards your CAP)
They are: TR3002 New Venture Creation & TR3103 Start-up Business Case
5. Will the salary be sufficient for my daily expenses?
In the NCSV program, the wages you receive are enough to cover your rent, food, transport and daily expenses.