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laly_1988

which area??

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Hi, I didn't know where to put this topic someone said to put my question here. :scratchhead:

I'm currently doing as-levels and exploring university options. I'm looking at computer related courses as I find computers interesting specially programming etc...However, I don't know which area as I've had no experience apart from doing ICT in my college. I'm interested in software engineering and computer engineering but I don't know much about theses courses although I've looked at the topics on the internet. I know I have to have maths but I have use of maths but some universities don't have maths as a requirement. My other subjects include: chemistry, sports and P.E., and ICT.

Any information or advice is much appreciated. :wave:

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My advice would be to start visiting universities now and checking them out, there's no substitute for an actual visit, and a face to face talk to staff. These are the people who can help you decide where you want to go. What country are you in?

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After my last exam, I'm going around to universities in my area to ask about different courses. I live in UK.

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Durham and Hull both have good reputations for software engineering and computer engineering, if they're anywhere near you.

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I have just finished a computing degree. I didn't know much about the different areas of computing when I first started it but with my course, level 1 was basically an introduction to some of the various subject areas and then later on you could choose the path that suited you. You chose the modules that appealed to you.

 

You also had the option of changing your award title (I think this option was available at almost any point in the course - but the award title you could choose could depend on the modules you had previously studied) in order to change what subject area you wanted to specialise in or even to choose a more general award title. The award title restricts the modules you can choose (to a degree).

 

Be warned though, the first year is the easiest year, it gets a lot harder after that - especially with the final year project :)

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Hi, thanks for the reply I know it gets harder but I like computers! What sort of things do you read and what degree are you studying do you enjoy the course!

I live in manchester so I'll be looking at Manchester/salfor uni

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