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    Hi, I was going to apply for an OU degree and was wondering if the Computing degree is the same as other universities Computer Science degrees. I've seen some of the modules. Will I be able to become a computer programmer with the OU degree? Also I wanted to know how reputable the degree is. Also what jobs could i get into with these qualifications?

    http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergr...ways/q62-9.htm

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    (Original post by ziggy786)
    Hi, I was going to apply for an OU degree and was wondering if the Computing degree is the same as other universities Computer Science degrees. I've seen some of the modules. Will I be able to become a computer programmer with the OU degree? Also I wanted to know how reputable the degree is. Also what jobs could i get into with these qualifications?

    http://www3.open.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/qualification/q67.htm


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    Hi, I've moved your thread to the Computing Science and IT forum so you can benefit from more specific answers
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    Thanks, sorry for that
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    Computer Science and qualifications called things like "Computing" are not necessarily the same thing. True Computer Science focuses more on the theoretical and mathematical aspects of computing, as the word "science" suggests. The OU's Computing degrees lean more towards practical and vocational skills such as Java development and Cisco networking. Which is not to say that there aren't CS-type modules available, but it is not hard-core CS.

    I think an OU Computing degree would be well regarded by employers. In the IT industry, experience counts for more than qualifications*, but it could certainly help get your foot in the door for a junior developer role, say, just like a relevant degree from any half-decent university.

    * unless you're going for senior roles, but unless they're technical roles it matters less what subject the degree is in. There are plenty of arts graduates in senior IT management positions. Which may explain a lot .
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    what about becoming a maths teacher with this degree?
 
 
 
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