Posted in AY15/16 Sem 2, Economics, FASS

Module Review: EC2303

Module: EC2303 (Foundations for Econometrics)

AY15/16 Sem 2


  • Tutorial attendance and Participation: 10 %
  • Mid-term exam (Closed book, no MCQ): 40 %
  • Final exam (Closed book, cumulative, no MCQ): 50%

Review 1:

Lecturer: Seo Juwon

Tutor: Wang Lu Kai

What it’s about: This is an introductory module regarding statistics for economic analysis. The module begins with an introduction of the different frequency distributions (PMF, PDF, CDF) and the measures of their mean and variance. This is followed by probability, leading to random variables and various random distributions. Lastly, the module ends with sampling distributions, point and interval estimation and hypothesis testing.

Assignment workload: The workload is not heavy at all. The problem sets are quite easy to do as they just comprise of basic questions and the lecturer would have already run through several examples during the lecture. Personally, the problem sets got harder towards the end of the module as the concepts got harder to grasp so more time had to be spent trying to finish the problem set.

Thoughts about the tutor: The tutor wasn’t terrible at teaching and in fact, would give us extra information about certain types of distributions that he felt we should pay more attention to but he usually sighs after each student has presented their question on the board. This does give off the impression that he doesn’t want to be in the class (which starts at 9am) but then again, at such an early timing it is kind of understandable and relatable.

Project workload & question/theme: No projects. YAY

Readings: Readings would just be the lecture notes that should be read before going to lecture. There won’t be much lecture notes to read as Seo Juwon believes mathematics should be learnt through writing out the questions and solution. In fact, if you do get her as your lecturer, do bring along some foolscap paper as you will need to copy down her examples and solutions as she likes to write her examples and selected concepts on paper.

Exam: The exams that she sets are very easy. In fact, it is comparable to the questions on the problem set which as previously mentioned are mostly basic questions. That’s the reason why I feel that the bell curve for this module will be quite steep.

Recommended if: You’re good at statistics and would like to see how u would fare under this steep bell curve. Although this is classified as an economics module, there isn’t much application to economics so non-economics students can consider it as a general statistics course.

Rating: 4/5 (just because it’s easy)  

Expected grade: B

Actual grade: B+

Review 2:

Lecturer: Seo Juwon

Tutor: Wang Lu Kai

What it’s about: This is an introductory module about statistics used in economics analysis. It covers the different frequency distributions (PMF, PDF, CDF), measures of their mean and variance, probability, random distributions, sampling distributions, estimation and hypothesis testing.

Assignment workload: Basically just the weekly problem sets that the tutor would go through during tutorial, which is relatively easy, only testing basic understanding of the topics covered in lectures.

Thoughts about the tutor: He is ok as a tutor as he writes the main takeaway points for each lecture on the board during tutorials and ensures that every student has had at least presented once. However, one unique thing about him is that he sighs a lot (so much that sometimes I also feel like sighing with him LOL), probably due to the tutorial being an early class at 9am.

Project workload & question/theme: No project

Readings: No reading required other than looking over weekly lecture slides (if there is) before lectures. In fact, you don’t actually have to read the textbook at all (I definitely did not touch the textbook throughout the whole semester), but do remember to bring some foolscap to lecture if your lecturer is Seo Juwon as she has a habit of writing a lot during lecture.

Exam: Very easy, usually just basic questions of similar standards to that of the problem sets, which could pose the problem of a very steep bell curve 😦

Recommended if: You are interested in statistics (not necessarily economics as economics application is not mentioned in the module), or compulsory if you are an econs major.

Rating: 5/5

Expected grade: B

Actual grade: B+


Posted in AY15/16 Sem 1, AY15/16 Sem 2, AY16/17 Sem 1, AY16/17 Sem 2, AY17/18 Sem 1, AY17/18 Sem 2, AY18/19 Sem 1, AY19/20 Sem 2, CELC, CFG, FASS, FMS, FoE, FoS, GEMs, Languages, NUS Biz, SDE, SEP

Module Reviews

Hello people!

We decided to do some reviews for the mods we took. Hopefully, they are of help to those of you searching for more info on a certain mod. As for mods from Residential Colleges (RCs), we do not have as much info on them but here’s a little info page for those of you looking at Ridge View Residential College (RVRC). Going on exchange? We don’t review modules from other universities. But, we do have a guide which may help you in your planning for SEP or Summer Program.

Some of the modules listed have reviews from different years/sems. The most recent reviews will be listed first with its academic year and sem stated. Note that grading may differ. These are the mods reviewed so far:

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

  1. CL2281 (Translation & Interpretation)
  2. EC1101E (Introduction to Economic Analysis)
  3. EC2101 (Microeconomics I)
  4. EC2102 (Macroeconomic Analysis I)
  5. EC2104 (Quantitative Methods for Economic Analysis)
  6. EC2303 (Foundations for Econometrics)
  7. EC3101 (Microeconomic Analysis II)
  8. EC3102 (Macroeconomic Analysis II)
  9. EC3303 (Econometrics I)
  10. EC3304 (Econometrics II)
  11. EC3312 (Game Theory & Applications to Economics)
  12. EC3332 (Money & Banking I)
  13. EC3333 (Financial Economics I)
  14. EC3342 (International Trade I)
  15. EC3343 (International Finance I)
  16. EC3361 (Labour Economics)
  17. EC3373 (ASEAN Economies)
  18. EC3377 (Global Economic History)
  19. EC4332 (Money and Banking II)
  20. EC4334 (Financial Market Microstructure)
  21. EC4362 (Immigration Economics)
  22. EC4880 (Topics in Economics: Special Topics in Economic Growth and Macroeconomics)
  23. EL1101E (The Nature of Language)
  24. EL2101 (Structure of Sentences and Meanings)
  25. EL2102 (The Sound System of English)
  26. EL2111 (Historical Variation in English)
  27. EL2151 (Social Variation in English)
  28. EL3203 (Semantics and Pragmatics)
  29. EL3205 (Morphology)
  30. EL3208 (Bilingualism)
  31. EL3209 (Language, Culture and Mind)
  32. EL4252 (Interactional Discourse)
  33. EL4255 (English as a World Language)
  34. EN1101E (An Introduction to Literary Studies)
  35. EN3221 (The English Renaissance)
  36. EN3224 (The Twentieth Century)
  37. EN3242 (History of Film)
  38. EN3245 (Feminism: Text and Theory)
  39. EN3249 (Introduction to Visual Culture: Art, Film and Media)
  40. GL1101E (Global Issues)
  41. GL2103 (Global Governance)
  42. JS1101E (Introduction to Japanese Studies)
  43. MS1102E (Malays – Tradition, Conflict and Change)
  44. NM1101E (Communications, New Media & Society)
  45. NM3217 (Design for Strategic Communications)
  46. PH2242 (Philosophy of Language)
  47. PL1101E (Introduction to Psychology)
  48. PL3233 (Cognitive Psychology)
  49. PL3234 (Developmental Psychology)
  50. PL3235 (Social Psychology)
  51. PL3236 (Abnormal Psychology)
  52. PL3237 (Language and Cognitive Processes)
  53. PL3250 (Human Performance)
  54. PL3252 (Social-Cognitive Perspectives on Emotion)
  55. PL3260 (Moral Development)
  56. PS1101E (Introduction to Politics)
  57. PS2203 (Ancient Western Political Thought)
  58. PS2237 (Introduction To International Relations)
  59. PS2241 (Public Administration in Asia)
  60. PS2244 (Public Administration in Singapore)
  61. PS2249 (Government and Politics of Singapore)
  62. PS2250 (International Politics of Southeast Asia)
  63. PS2257 (Contemporary African Politics)
  64. PS3240 (International Security)
  65. PS3242 (US Foreign Policy)
  66. PS3257 (Political Inquiry)
  67. PS3265 (Civil Military Relations)
  68. SC1101E (Making Sense of Society)
  69. SC2212 (Sociology of Deviance)
  70. SC2216 (Sociology of Emotions)
  71. SE1101E (Southeast Asia: A Changing Region)

Faculty of Engineering

  1. BN2102 (Bioengineering Data Analysis)
  2. BN2103 (Bioengineering Design Workshop)
  3. BN2201 (Quantitative Physiology for Bioengineering)
  4. BN2202 (Introduction to Biotransport)
  5. BN2204 (Fundamentals of Biomechanics)
  6. BN2401 (Biosignals Processing)
  7. BN2402 (Fundamentals of Bioinstruments)
  8. BN3101 (Biomedical Engineering Design)
  9. BN3202 (Musculoskeletal Biomechanics)
  10. BN3301 (Introduction to Biomaterials)
  11. BN4301 (Principles of Tissue Engineering)
  12. BN4406 (Biophotonics & Bioimaging)

Faculty of Science

  1. CM1121 (Organic Chemistry I)
  2. CM1501 (Organic Chemistry for Engineers)
  3. LSM1401 (Fundamentals of Biochemistry)
  4. MA1505 (Mathematics I)
  5. MA1506 (Mathematics II)
  6. PA1113 (Basic Pharmacology)
  7. PC1431 (Physics IE)
  8. PC1432 (Physics IIE)
  9. PR1120 (Microbiology in Pharmacy)
  10. PY1131 (Human Anatomy and Physiology II)

School of Business

  1. ACC1002 (Financial Accounting)
  2. ACC1002X (Financial Accounting)
  3. ACC2002 (Management Accounting)
  4. ACC3703 (Taxation)
  5. BFS1001 (Personal Development and Career Management I)
  6. BFS2001 (Personal Development and Career Management II)
  7. BSP1004 (Legal Environment of Business)
  8. BSP1005 (Managerial Economics)
  9. BSP1707 (Managerial Economics: Exposure)
  10. BSP2001 (Macro and International Economics)
  11. DSC1007 (Business Analytics – Models and Decisions)
  12. DSC2006 (Operations Management)
  13. FIN2004 (Finance)
  14. FIN2704 (Finance)
  15. MNO1001 (Management and Organisation)
  16. MKT1003 (Principles of Marketing)
  17. MKT1003X (Principles of Marketing)

School of Computing

  1. CS1010E (Programming Methodology)

School of Design and Environment

  1. RE1103 (Property and Facilities Management)
  2. RE1104 (Principles of Real Estate Valuation)
  3. RE2101 (Real Estate Market Analysis)
  4. RE2102 (Real Estate Economics)
  5. RE2103 (Urban Planning)
  6. RE2104 (Real Estate Finance)
  7. RE2105 (Land Law)
  8. RE2106 (Real Estate Marketing & Negotiation)
  9. RE2107 (Property Tax & Statutory Valuation)
  10. RE3101 (Advanced Real Estate Valuation)
  11. RE3102 (Advanced Topics in Urban Planning)
  12. RE3103 (Real Estate Development)
  13. RE3104 (Real Estate Investment Analysis)
  14. RE3105 (Regional Real Estate Development)
  15. RE3107 (Real Estate Practice & Ethics)


  1. GEH1005/GEK1021 (Crime Fiction in English and Chinese)
  2. GEH1013/GEK2049 (Pirates, Oceans and the Maritime World)
  3. GEH1014 (Samurai, Geisha, Yakuza as Self or Other)
  4. GEH1019 (Food and Health)
  5. GEH1020/GEK1535 (Our Atmosphere: A Chemical Perspective)
  6. GEH1026/GEK2506 (Drugs and Society)
  7. GEH1027/GEK1508 (Einstein’s Universe & Quantum Weirdness)
  8. GEH1032 (Modern Technology in Medicine and Health)
  9. GEH1033/GEK1548 (How the Ocean Works)
  10. GEH1042/GEK1537 (The Search For Life On Other Worlds)
  11. GEH1045/GEK1045 (World Religions)
  12. GEH1049/GEK1900 (Public Health in Action)
  13. GEH1054/GEM1031 (Names as Markers of Socio-Cultural Identity)
  14. GEH1056/GEK1005 (Understanding Contemporary Cultures)
  15. GEH1057 (Materials: The Enabling Substance of Civilization)
  16. GEH1058/GEK1055 (The Theatre Experience)
  17. GEH1060 (Social History of the Piano)
  18. GEH1061 (Representation and Media)
  19. GEH1065 (Art in Society)
  20. GEH1075 (Life, Disrupted: The Sharing Revolution)
  21. GEQ1000 (Asking Questions)
  22. GER1000 (Quantitative Reasoning)
  23. GES1002/SSA2220 (Global Economic Dimensions of Singapore)
  24. GES1003/GEK2001/SSA2001 (Changing Landscapes of Singapore)
  25. GES1010/SSA2204 (Nation-Building in Singapore)
  26. GES1020 (Western Music within a Singaporean Context)
  27. GES1024/SSD1203 (Real Estate Development & Investment Law)
  28. GES1026/GEK2005 (Urban Planning in Singapore)
  29. GES1028/SSA1201 (Singapore Society)
  30. GES1034 (We the Citizens: Understanding Singapore’s Politics)
  31. GET1002/GEK1062 (Bridging East & West: Exploring Chinese Communication)
  32. GET1016 (Understanding the Changing Global Economic Landscape)
  33. GET1020 (Darwin and Evolution)
  34. GET1021 (Critical Thinking and Writing for Engineers)
  35. GET1023 (Thinking Like An Economist)
  36. GET1025/GEK2041 (Science Fiction and Philosophy)
  37. GET1029/GEK1067 (Life, the Universe and Everything)
  38. GET1035 (Critical Perspectives in Advertising)
  39. GET1043 (Universe, Big Bang, And Unsolved Mysteries)

Centre for English Language Communication

  1. ES1102 (English for Academic Purposes)
  2. ES2002 (Business Communication)
  3. ES2007D (Professional Communication)
  4. ES2331 (Communication in Engineering)

Centre for Language Studies

  1. LAC1201 (Chinese 1)
  2. LAC2201 (Chinese 2)
  3. LAF1201 (French 1)
  4. LAF2201 (French 2)
  5. LAF3201 (French 3)
  6. LAF3203 (French for Academic Purposes)
  7. LAJ1201 (Japanese 1)
  8. LAK1201 (Korean 1)
  9. LAK2201 (Korean 2)
  10. LAK3201 (Korean 3)
  11. LAS1201 (Spanish 1)

Freshman Seminar

  1. FMS1204S (FS: Fraud, Deception and Data)

Centre for Future-ready Graduates

  1. CFG1010 (Roots and Wings)

Looking at the number of mods reviewed, it’s impossible I took them all by myself. That’s why I said we decided to do some reviews. If any of these reviews are unclear or you still have unanswered questions, feel free to ask us in the comments section or email and we’ll try and answer you if we can! Did the reviews help? Interested to join us? Click here!

Disclaimer: These are all personal opinions and do note that assessment of the mods may differ depending on which year they are taken.

-Lazy Jane