More about Jin Jeak (Diana)
What is it about NTU that made you want to study here?
“Initially, I applied to NTU due to its good student reputation, and after hearing about the great support system they have. Besides that, NTU’s BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying course is one of the few that is recognised by Malaysia.”
What do you enjoy most about your course at NTU?
“I like that it is more coursework-based rather than exam-based. Besides that, this course has allowed me to explore more of my modules, while still enabling me to learn important fundamentals. As I said above, NTU provided me with a very good support system, not only from lecturers, but from life-long friends that I have made here.”
Has the course included any speakers / lecturers from industry, and can you talk about one you really enjoyed?
“I would say Ms Christina from Laing O’Rourke. While her lectures were slightly casual, the information she provided gave an insight into their company, values, and methods, which was just a glimpse into the construction industry.”
What do you think about the course staff?
“I would not trade any of my tutors for anyone else. I consistently received support from staff at NTU. I am an international student so whilst I was settling in, they gave me lots of advice in my studies, and taught me some life skills. The course administrators were amazing during the past few years I was here. They were efficient, nice and always provided a very professional, yet happy, environment.”
How do you find the facilities on offer at NTU?
“The facilities are up-to-date and NTU tries to accommodate all the needs of students as much as possible. The University also tries to prepare construction students using programmes and machinery that we may potentially use in the future.”
In a nutshell, why would you recommend your course / NTU to someone looking to study BSc (Hons) Quantity Surveying?
“Studying at NTU not only tests your knowledge of what is taught, it also allows and encourages you to develop external knowledge. NTU has very supportive tutors and lecturers who do not demean or discourage you; they try to develop you to the best of their abilities.”
What advice would you give to prospective international students who are considering applying for this course?
“Do not be afraid. The teachers at NTU are accommodating and will try their best to help if you face language problems, as long as you let them know. Also, try to join clubs or participate in activities as much as you can in your first year. It is a great way to make friends and it looks good on your resume as well.”