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    Anyone currently doing Computer science at Lincoln?

    Whats it like?
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    (Original post by Scorpiaz)
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    Me. What questions do you have?
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    Im on my first year of computer science , its been pretty good so far apart from the maths module haha
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    and also you get free a free raspberry pi every single Windows Os and ton of other software for free
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    (Original post by chrishapy)
    Im on my first year of computer science , its been pretty good so far apart from the maths module haha
    Going to be there for Computer science this year, is the math really difficult there? :P I haven't touched math since 2010.
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    (Original post by chrishapy)
    and also you get free a free raspberry pi every single Windows Os and ton of other software for free
    those raspberry pi's are awesome we made a tetris game on the applicant day with them, when i say made a tetris game I mean we copied a bunch of code! haha
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    (Original post by matty1794)
    those raspberry pi's are awesome we made a tetris game on the applicant day with them, when i say made a tetris game I mean we copied a bunch of code! haha
    Ah yeah, that was actually pretty fun! I'm used to programming in Turbo Pascal though, where indentations don't affect the code... so didn't realise why the program wasn't compiling for ages :facepalm:
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    (Original post by rvirajm)
    Going to be there for Computer science this year, is the math really difficult there? :P I haven't touched math since 2010.
    When I emailed the head of the faculty, he told me that the maths starts at about GCSE Level and increments from there so everyone is on the same level.
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    (Original post by British-Student)
    When I emailed the head of the faculty, he told me that the maths starts at about GCSE Level and increments from there so everyone is on the same level.
    Great! Thanks for the answer.


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    (Original post by matty1794)
    those raspberry pi's are awesome we made a tetris game on the applicant day with them, when i say made a tetris game I mean we copied a bunch of code! haha
    Oh yeah i was helping out at that applicant day, the next task was horrible... so are you definately choosing lincoln?
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    (Original post by British-Student)
    When I emailed the head of the faculty, he told me that the maths starts at about GCSE Level and increments from there so everyone is on the same level.
    Hmm i wouldn't say GCSE , more like AS level.... you start with linear algebra, to matrices , statistics and even calculus.. but you only need to get 40% in the module so its all good
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    (Original post by chrishapy)
    Oh yeah i was helping out at that applicant day, the next task was horrible... so are you definately choosing lincoln?
    I thought you were, I think you helped me out with a faulty wire!
    Also thanks for the maths info, got some summer studying to do now!
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    Hi, I will be doing CS this year in Lincoln...How is the course ?? Is it easy to cope up if you have very little experience in CS and computer programming?
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    Oh did i? glad to have helped haha, though i think they could have made the applicant day more interesting, i got to play with a few robots during mine.... As long as you learn some C# you should be fine, thats the main people seem to be struggling on. Let me know if you need any more info
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    (Original post by Subhodeep.S)
    Hi, I will be doing CS this year in Lincoln...How is the course ?? Is it easy to cope up if you have very little experience in CS and computer programming?
    Yeah you should be fine, you get taught c# from scratch anyway. i know a few people that had never programed before and have done okay in the course. we did a tiny bit of java but you don't have to worry about it
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    Lincoln is my insurance, what are the Maths modules like? and is there any specific area which is concentrated on more? I have some experience in Python.
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    (Original post by naf786)
    Lincoln is my insurance, what are the Maths modules like? and is there any specific area which is concentrated on more? I have some experience in Python.
    These were my modules last year, they might change this year .. and in order of the lectures we had each week..
    Linear Equations
    Trigonometry and Vector I
    Vector II and Matrix I
    Matrix II
    Set Theory I
    Set Theory II
    Logic I
    Logic II
    Calculus
    Statistics

    i think the most important stuff were linear algebra ,matrix, set theory and logic.. They are easy but you can pass them easily if you pay attention in lectures haha, i pretty much skipped the section on trigonometry and vectors and managed to pass the exam ... hope this helps
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    (Original post by chrishapy)
    These were my modules last year, they might change this year .. and in order of the lectures we had each week..
    Linear Equations
    Trigonometry and Vector I
    Vector II and Matrix I
    Matrix II
    Set Theory I
    Set Theory II
    Logic I
    Logic II
    Calculus
    Statistics

    i think the most important stuff were linear algebra ,matrix, set theory and logic.. They are easy but you can pass them easily if you pay attention in lectures haha, i pretty much skipped the section on trigonometry and vectors and managed to pass the exam ... hope this helps

    Even though I don't like the Maths side of CS I think doing it gives you a better fundamental understanding of CS. Seeing the Maths modules I am surprised that there is a lot of emphasis on the Maths whereas other CS degree tend to have less.

    Anyway how is the overall experience of Lincoln, taking the course and lifestyle into consideration?
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    Well, Lincoln is pretty awesome, mostly because of the fact that its tiny everything you need is in the center, i've never had to catch a bus anywhere.. The only annoying thing is the train tracks, i always seem to get caught on the way to lectures, even got me this morning on my way to an exam .. But yeah im loving the course and lincoln, just dreading year two when we have to learn C++
 
 
 
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