I'm interested in studying computer science at portsmouth, I was looking for background on the difference between MEng and BSc (hons). How was was the first year? Do you believe that you need to have the aptitude and math skill for computer programming? I studied maths up to AS at college, I'm competent but don't excel at it
Any information on your study would be appreciated
Beginning computer programming at 25
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- 28-05-2016 15:08
- 30-05-2016 16:17
I'm sure you will have a maths module in your first year of university, which sets you up for the upcoming years. Check out this thread on learning computer programming: http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4072475
- 30-05-2016 22:31
Thanks, I've started the learnpythonthehardway book, other than setting up Python on windows it's pretty been enjoyable so far. That thread should be very helpful
- 31-05-2016 13:34
Also look at how certain games are developed to help you understand programming more, for example, Space Invaders Java code: http://zetcode.com/tutorials/javagam...spaceinvaders/
What specific area are you looking to go into? Software development, programming, web development, networking, security, video games development, etc?Last edited by Drax101; 31-05-2016 at 13:35.
- 01-06-2016 22:28
Thanks for that post, very helpful. I'm looking to go into software development. Video games would be very interesting, but I'm assuming that it would be a bit too specialist and extremely competitive to get into work wise
Do you have any tips that could help me get a head start, how many languages do people generally learn? I'm obviously not going to have mastered Python by the time the course starts but I thought it might make me fairly literate. How far into your course are you?
- 03-06-2016 17:54
I'm almost into my third.
You'll learn programming, this thread I mentioned with the link:http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=4072475 contains a lot of detail on how to get into Software Development. Those are literally the steps you need to take and it will boost your employability too.
You'll learn programming, networking, maths and then on the second year software development, web technologies, algorithms, object orientated programming. Onto the third software engineering, IT service, AI, you could pick other modules and a computing project.
You can Google those programming languages, there is a lot of detail on the internet, Youtube videos, other websites, the internet is your best friend.
As for video games, you are right, however C++ is widely used for games and you can build your own games and add it into your portfolio to give you the edge.