Can I take a STEM course in university if I wasn't in the science stream?
It's easier in some countries than in others.
In Singapore and UK, many STEM courses come with A-Level subject pre-requisites.
eg. for NUS Physics, as of April 2023, "the admission criteria is good H2 passes (or equivalent) in Physics and Mathematics/Further Mathematics (or equivalent). You may wish to note that for all first year physics modules, the pre-requisite is a H2 pass (or equivalent) in Physics."
No guarantees, but if you're really very determined you try to appeal. Sometimes universities may be open to alternatives such as taking some kind of bridging course.
The US doesn't have A-Level subject pre-requisites for STEM courses, so it's a lot easier for you to take STEM classes and maybe even a STEM major.
It's very possible to enter a US university with an undeclared major, so you don't need to have a long list of STEM activities to be admitted.
It's easier for some STEM courses and in some universities than others.
Every university and every course has different requirements, and the requirements can change each year, so always check the official university websites for the most accurate and updated information.
Science Careers Brochure by NUS
Science Careers Talk by NTU CoS
College of Science (CoS) from the Nanyang Technological University (NTU) invited prospective students to tune into an online Career Talk via livestream and to bring with them their burning questions on university life in NTU, an academic path in Science, and what career prospects they could have with a Science degree.
Food Science, Nutrition, Dietetics
Technically Food: Inside Silicon Valley’s Mission to Change What We Eat by Larissa Zimberoff
This book is the first comprehensive survey of the food companies at the forefront of this booming business. Zimberoff pokes holes in the mania behind today’s changing food landscape to uncover the origins of these mysterious foods and demystify them. These sometimes ultraprocessed and secretly produced foods are cheered by consumers and investors because many are plant-based—often vegan—and help address societal issues like climate change, animal rights, and our planet’s dwindling natural resources. But are these products good for our personal health?
Through news-breaking revelations, Technically Food examines the trade-oﬀs of replacing real food with technology-driven approximations. Chapters go into detail about algae, fungi, pea protein, cultured milk and eggs, upcycled foods, plant-based burgers, vertical farms, cultured meat, and marketing methods. In the final chapter Zimberoff talks to industry voices.
We Are What We Eat: A Slow Food Manifesto by Alice Waters
Alice Waters urges us to take up the mantle of slow food culture, the philosophy at the core of her life’s work. When Waters first opened Chez Panisse in 1971, she did so with the intention of feeding people good food during a time of political turmoil. Customers responded to the locally sourced organic ingredients, to the dishes made by hand, and to the welcoming hospitality that infused the small space—human qualities that were disappearing from a country increasingly seduced by takeout, frozen dinners, and prepackaged ingredients. Waters came to see that the phenomenon of fast food culture, which prioritized cheapness, availability, and speed, was not only ruining our health, but also dehumanizing the ways we live and relate to one another.
As Waters makes clear, every decision we make about what we put in our mouths affects not only our bodies but also the world at large—our families, our communities, and our environment. We have the power to choose what we eat, and we have the potential for individual and global transformation—simply by shifting our relationship to food.
Tech & Engineering
Myth: All Tech Careers Require Coding
16 Tech Careers You Can Land - No Coding Required on Forbes gives a good overview
User Experience Designer
User Interface Designer
Marketing Automation Manager
Software Quality Tester
Tech Support Specialist
Software Sales Representative
Singapore has built up the sector as a key enabler of the Singapore economy. It possesses the world’s most awarded airport, an enviable air safety record, a respected centre for aviation training and a strong aviation industry. This includes airport and airline companies that are world-class leaders in their respective fields, internationally renowned maintenance, repair and operations (MROs) and related aviation ancillary service providers, all the result of a commitment to developing a world-class aviation system.
During a National Day Rally in late July, Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong announced that T5 will add capacity for about 50 million passengers per year, in addition to the 82 million passengers a year that the four current passenger terminals are able to handle about. T5 is anticipated to be as big as all four present terminals put together. The future of the aviation industry is certainly going to be exciting!