06 August 2014
Getting used to a new environment can seem pretty daunting. However that is what orientation is all about; getting to meet different students and staff members as well as accustom yourself with your surroundings.
TUM Asia welcomed a new cohort of Bachelor and Master Students in August 2014. TUM Asia conducted orientation events for the new intake of students, prior to the first day of classes. The Bachelor students, whose numbers have tripled since the first cohort back in 2009, learnt about the relevant support they could get from the different departments and then enjoyed an afternoon of team building games planned by their seniors.
The Master students (pictured above), whose numbers have been steadily increasing since 2011, now average between 110 and 130 per intake. The students come from many different nations, for example, Malaysia, China, India, Italy and even as far as Canada. The Master students were introduced to their course coordinators and given briefings on the administrative details of their programmes before lunch, followed by an informative session regarding coursework matters. The session fully prepared the new students for their journey ahead but of course, not without some fun. The two-day orientation concluded with a challenging amazing race around different parts of Singapore in teams. The orientation race allowed the students from the different programmes to bond with one another before the curriculum begun.