(Original post by gdgd2012)
Yeh I hear that! It sounds top notch.
Java though - great news. The junior dev jobs upon completion start at 30-40k per annum. Happy days.
I know it pretty well already having been teaching myself java for the last 6 months. But there are a lot of aspects I don't quite understand. Hopefully it'll give me a good base through which to learn so I don't get left behind.
A little about the programming unit of this course...
The first year programming starts with teaching you about variables (int, string, double etc), and then you'll learn about loops (while, for etc) and do some simply tasks like reading in from a file and printing to a file. You'll also touch on graphical user interfaces towards the end of the year. Your first year assignment will be to create a simple calculator that resembles the one included within Windows.
It's only in the second year that it gets a little trickier, learning about Android development (you'll be creating apps like mastermind, noughts and crosses) as well as connecting and using databases, learning python (how to create a server from python) and other aspects of java in more detail. You'll also be given a weekly task (so no missing labs, or you'll fail).
I'll let you know about the final year when I start in September.
Well I've just finished my Access course where we were learning Visual Basic. With VB I made a calculator resembling the one in Windows :P For our extended project I incorporated Database integration, reading from .txt files and a load of other stuff I was told was Uni level.
I've started learning Java already as I wanted to do some Minecraft modding. Jumping straight into the Minecraft side of things first wasn't the best idea xD So I've gone back to basics and linking the terms I learned with VB to Java. Seems like I should be able to pick it up quite quickly once I get into it.
Looking forward to the Android Development as that's something I want to look at as well.
and the Java grad jobs are awesome. Hoping to land me one of those beastly pay packets haha