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Hi. I was just wondering if anyone here studies computer science at queen Mary? What is the teaching like? The facilities? Job prospects? Would I need to learn how to programme before starting uni? Also is there a lot of girls on the computer science course at queen Mary? I don't want to be the only girl there

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heyy, I just firmed queen mary for computer science with BM and i am a girl as well. I am a bit worried abt that being only girl there.

what is ur firm and insurance choice? didn't u go to the qm university preparation day?
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Hi! I actually applied to do economics at queen Mary, but just in case I don't get the grades, I'm thinking of other possibilities.
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Hi! I actually applied to do economics at queen Mary, but just in case I don't get the grades, I'm thinking of other possibilities.
Truth is that its generally guys on the course.....
I'll be honest, lecturers vary, theres one really really good one in your first semester, then a few decent ones to a few crap ones.........to one in your 2nd semester who is absolutely appalling.

Also you wouldn't need to learn programming beforehand, though I would recommend you learn a bit of java to get a headstart and particularly learn object oriented programming, which you learn in 2nd semester due to the lecturer as I said.

Job prospects is whatever you make of it, what you wanna do..............facilities are that you get your building, 3 floors of computer only accessible by EECS students and a separate login system and servers to the rest of the students. And much better computers in terms specs, so faster.
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Truth is that its generally guys on the course.....
I'll be honest, lecturers vary, theres one really really good one in your first semester, then a few decent ones to a few crap ones.........to one in your 2nd semester who is absolutely appalling.

Also you wouldn't need to learn programming beforehand, though I would recommend you learn a bit of java to get a headstart and particularly learn object oriented programming, which you learn in 2nd semester due to the lecturer as I said.

Job prospects is whatever you make of it, what you wanna do..............facilities are that you get your building, 3 floors of computer only accessible by EECS students and a separate login system and servers to the rest of the students. And much better computers in terms specs, so faster.
Hi! Do you do computer science? So the teaching isn't so good?
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Hi! Do you do computer science? So the teaching isn't so good?
computer engineering which is half computer science............. it depends on the module, generally ok, but as stated one of the most important module that teaches you essential thing is taught by someone who can't teach frankly speaking.
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heyy, I just firmed queen mary for computer science with BM and i am a girl as well. I am a bit worried abt that being only girl there.

what is ur firm and insurance choice? didn't u go to the qm university preparation day?
did u got the preparation day? i did but it was for electronic engineering....
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did u got the preparation day? i did but it was for electronic engineering....
Yes.. I went.. I am sure that computer science is part of electronic engineering
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Yes.. I went.. I am sure that computer science is part of electronic engineering
who did u see
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who did u see
Wat u mean by? I dont get it...
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computer engineering which is half computer science............. it depends on the module, generally ok, but as stated one of the most important module that teaches you essential thing is taught by someone who can't teach frankly speaking.
I want to know how exams/courework are like? How many hours do I have to spend time on uni for cs course

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I want to know how exams/courework are like? How many hours do I have to spend time on uni for cs course

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All exams are at the end of the year, range from 1 hour 30 mins to 2 hours max I believe maybe more.

Exams aren't that bad, as long as you know everything, there'll be one test on the computer maybe more, as I only did half of the modules.

Everything else is paper based........coursework is usually computer based where you make programs, occasional paper based essay and there'll be in class exams which also counts towards coursework.

It varies, and also because of labs, maybe around 17 hours or so.
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All exams are at the end of the year, range from 1 hour 30 mins to 2 hours max I believe maybe more.

Exams aren't that bad, as long as you know everything, there'll be one test on the computer maybe more, as I only did half of the modules.

Everything else is paper based........coursework is usually computer based where you make programs, occasional paper based essay and there'll be in class exams which also counts towards coursework.

It varies, and also because of labs, maybe around 17 hours or so.
Thanks.. are exams oral as well? Bcuz I saw on that on website... I dont know how that works?? Is CS course really that hard??? is teaching is really that bad or ok??

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Thanks.. are exams oral as well? Bcuz I saw on that on website... I dont know how that works?? Is CS course really that hard??? is teaching is really that bad or ok??

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Its slightly changed as they share lecturers with Warwick........... the only times we had oral exams was a presentation but for a different weird module and later on.
It can be, read what I wrote to the other person.........generally ok, one amazing teacher, one very bad teacher in your first year, the amazing one teaches you the important first steps and the very bad one also teaches crucial things but cos he sucks it doesn't help.
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Wat u mean by? I dont get it...
were u in that room where we had a break and there were sandwiches on the table for us to eat...?
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Yes I was and then I left the building..

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Truth is that its generally guys on the course.....
I'll be honest, lecturers vary, theres one really really good one in your first semester, then a few decent ones to a few crap ones.........to one in your 2nd semester who is absolutely appalling.

Also you wouldn't need to learn programming beforehand, though I would recommend you learn a bit of java to get a headstart and particularly learn object oriented programming, which you learn in 2nd semester due to the lecturer as I said.

Job prospects is whatever you make of it, what you wanna do..............facilities are that you get your building, 3 floors of computer only accessible by EECS students and a separate login system and servers to the rest of the students. And much better computers in terms specs, so faster.


So how many girls would you say there are?
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heyy, I just firmed queen mary for computer science with BM and i am a girl as well. I am a bit worried abt that being only girl there.
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So how many girls would you say there are?
In case you haven't come across it yet, there's a thread for girls applying to computer science http://www.thestudentroom.co.uk/show....php?t=2155040

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So how many girls would you say there are?
Well obviously it changes yearly.....I would put it around 15-30%.
On my specific course, theres 1 girl.
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Well obviously it changes yearly.....I would put it around 15-30%.
On my specific course, theres 1 girl.
Oh wow.
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