(Original post by BossLady)
No I didn't try for Oxbridge(for personal reasons which i'm too lazy to go into) and I've excepted imperial as my firm offer. But an "acquaintance" of mine continually insists that just because she's at Oxford (doing chem i think) she'll have way higher prospects, regardless of the course quality, so i was just wondering about this.
Thanks for the info though
, esp why it is caleld computing not comp sci, that did make me wonder alot. I applied for the MEng course but I've not really decided if I'll stay on the MEng, switch to BEng(I thought it was BCo?? im probably talking crap here) or do a MEng like Computational Management. If I did the BEng I'd try and do a MSci in Finance afterwards, apparently the Tanaka Business school, with the cool new building i saw when i went for i-view does a really good one. Just options , I'll see how it goes
. Love the experience in industry part you get with MEng though...
Well, in some fields it might be true that a degree from Oxford counts for more. But in applying for a job in anything related to computing, I think that the two degrees should be seen as roughly equal.
There's no such thing as BCo or BComp. Perhaps you're thinking of MMath? The degree titles are dictated by the University of London (you'll know that this is the degree-awarding body for Imperial, though maybe not for so long...). Of course, you can write (as I might):
Mr. X Y MEng Comp. (Lon.) ACGI
or BEng (Lon.). I've heard that if you go to a university prestigious enough to suffix the university name (i.e., Oxon, Cantab, Lon and a few others), you don't include the (Hons.) part. Amusing. The ACGI just indicates that you went to (roughly) the engineering faculty of Imperial. It relates to the City and Guilds College, one of the colleges that made up what is Imperial today, and shows that you didn't go anwhere as naff as UCL
Naturally, though, when I have my PhD or DPhil, I'll have even more (if I were to stay at Imperial, I'dd append "Ph.D. DIC").
Computational Management is dull and should be avoided at all costs. It's for people who are either bored of computing or who want to work in the City. Also, "The Business School, Imperial College" is only going to be called "The Tankya Business School" when the new building opens. You're very right about the industry part. Providing you're competent and enthusiastic it isn't too difficult to find a place (though if you don't, you end up being forced onto the BEng degree --- nobody has ever been yet, though, but it nearly happened this year); it provides excellent experience and is very enjoyable [if you're lucky and don't go to a bank!]