STUDENT EXPERIENCE

It will be challenging, but it will be fun too.

Student life here is more than just academics. Discover, explore, and learn through the wide variety of activities we offer here.

 
Make new friends through our freshmen orientation activities.

Starting with the Freshmen Social Camp, we have lined up a series of events to welcome you to the NUS Computing family.

Forge camaraderie with your fellow freshmen and seniors, get in touch with your creative side for a good cause, and pick up academic tools and tips to help guide you through university life.

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What to expect*

Freshmen Social Camp 2021 & Freshmen Orientation Week 2021

Forge new friendships with your batch mates over four days of fun and exciting activities.

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14 to 15 June 2021 [Cancelled]

Put on your dancing shoes and create a memorable performance with your friends.

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21 June to 7 August 2021

e-Academic Day

Hear from your professors and seniors as they share tools and tips on how to ace university life.

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15 July 2021

Celebrate with your orientation group and new friends as Freshmen Orientation comes to a close.

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21 August 2021

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21 to 24 July 2021

*This gives you an idea of what events are held, but actual event dates will be updated for each new academic intake.

 
Pursue your interests with like-minded people.

Design and develop your very own game, learn the tricks of being a hacker, or work on side projects in FinTech and business-IT.

You can also step up as a student leader to organise fun events and activities for your peers, or participate in hackathons and cybersecurity 'Capture-the-Flag' challenges.

Represent your peers and organise activities for the student body.

Learn how Computer Engineering​ graduate Arjo Chakravarty combined his interest in robotics with a practical mission: to make search and rescue missions more efficient.

 

Along with Year 4 Computer Engineering student Xavier Lee, and several other friends, Arjo worked on a project to develop a system in which multiple robots are deployed to search in difficult conditions, such as underground caves.

Student Clubs and Interest Groups in NUS Computing

Represent your peers and organise activities for the student body.

Solve problems with ingenious methods and open-source software.

Create fun and innovative games with other students.

Learn how to 'hack' ethically and develop your cybersecurity skills.

Attend case competitions and work on business-IT side projects.

Develop your skills in machine learning and blockchain technology.

Use technology to help communities in need.

Apply your knowledge and skills for a good cause.

You can teach programming and computational thinking to underserved communities, or build IT systems for voluntary welfare organisations.

Experience a multidisciplinary curriculum while living alongside your professors and peers.

Enjoy a holistic educational experience that combines learning with community living in the University Scholars Programme and other NUS Residential College Programmes.

You will hone critical thinking skills and discuss diverse issues with students and faculty from different disciplines, cultures, and nationalities — all within the community you live in.

 
Receive academic guidance and resources to support your learning.

With workshops, mock practical examinations and guidance from nurturing professors, you will be well-supported in your studies.

Gain valuable industry experience from our internships and work-study programmes.
Meet over 50 prospective employers at our school-level Career Fairs held twice every semester
Present your innovative projects to alumni and prospective employers at our student project showcases

It's a bird, it's a plane... it's an alien spaceship!

NUS Computing freshmen go on intergalactic adventures as part of the Source Academy, an immersive online programming game developed by Associate Professor Martin Henz. Recently, the team behind Source Academy also won the faculty-wide Annual Digital Education Award (Team) for the academic year 2020/2021. 

As part of the 17th SoC Term Project Showcase, a team of NUS Computing students, comprising of Gabriel, Christian, and Thuya, and NUS Food Science & Technology student, Phillmont, came up with a game that puts your facial muscles to good use.

Find out what inspired their mobile game, and what it was like developing FaceOff.

 

Try your hand at FaceOff here: https://faceoff.fun/​

Embark on life-changing overseas experiences.

Spend up to a year at a NUS Overseas College (NOC) — our students are in high demand for the programme at Silicon Valley, which counts Carousell co-founder (and Computer Engineering alumnus) Lucas Ngoo among its alumni.

You can also embark on student exchange programmes to universities in over 40 countries all over the world, or undertake a summer/winter programme during the school holidays.

Fun Fact!

NUS Computing has its very own mascot called SoCCat (pronounced 'socket'). The friendly feline usually appears at special events like Computing Day when she's not busy charging herself with her USB tail.

 
 
Turn your innovative idea into a real business we will support you.

Here, you can create your very own start-up at our school-based incubator, take classes where you can learn the ropes about entrepreneurship, and be mentored by seasoned entrepreneurs.

The startups founded by our students, alumni and staff include Carousell, Zopim, tenCube, bantu.life, ViSenze and Waffle Technologies.