4 years ago
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between Singapore University of technology and design and Hong Kong university of science and Technology better for CS?

I have received offers in both Singapore university of technology and design (SUTD) & Hong Kong university of science and Technology (HKUST). Cost is not important. I would like to know which one is better for computer science (Bachelors) primarily in terms of job markets, education and other factors which could affect the career. I am adaptable to both the learning environments.



-not well established

-curriculum inspired by MIT but not collaborating anymore with MIT

-may jump up ranks in coming future

-its highly practical and project based


-old traditional

-well established

-highly reputed

-offered in dual degree program in BEng/BBA

-curriculum is holistic but still traditional

both Singapore and Hong Kong have good job markets

Singapore has high CS demand and Hong Kong and china have a lot of tech companies.

i wanna pursue in artificial intelligence in future career

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4 years ago

Hi @Umang, thanks for the question! I'll do my best to give you an unbiased answer but I want to preface my answer by saying this is a personal decision only you can make and that I am more familiar with US schools than ones abroad.

You've listed off some important information about the colleges for me which I appreciate but in order to suggest one school over the other it would be beneficial if I could know what YOU are looking for in a college. It's great going to a school ranked highly for what you want to study but it doesn't matter much if you end up hating the fit and culture of the school. Enjoying your time at wherever you study is just as important as how strong a school is at the subject you want to study. If you don't like the school it's going to be harder to do well!

If I had to pick one of these based on the information you provided I would suggest going with the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. If prestige is important to you it seems that HKUST is already well regarded and from some quick searches has the superior CS program. Add into the fact that they offer a dual degree program it seems like they might offer a bit more flexibility in case your future plans change.

Having said that, this really is a decision only you can make. If you let me know what you're looking for in a school and the type of environment you want to study in I can try to provide more feedback. Both schools seem great so it really comes down to the surrounding areas. Studying in Hong Kong will probably be pretty different than Singapore. I would recommend taking a step back from looking at rankings and what school is the "best" and try to figure out what you want to get out of your university experience. Once you have a stronger understanding of what you're looking for it will make deciding between schools easier.

4 years ago

That's honestly up to you. It truly depends on what you like better. If you truly can't decide, I suggest taking a look at the other factors, like the location. Read some online reviews of each program as well; I'm sure there would be many.

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