How hands on are IT courses at uni?

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Waka Flocka
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Do you ever do any practical work? or isit basically sit listen and take notes? I can only really imagin a course like IT where you're dealing with things like hardware and network etc would have to be practical and not just a note taking degree..???

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Do you ever do any practical work? or isit basically sit listen and take notes? I can only really imagin a course like IT where you're dealing with things like hardware and network etc would have to be practical and not just a note taking degree..???

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For pretty much all units you'll have both lectures and labs (seminars, whatever...); the lectures of which will be pretty much all passive consumption of material, note taking, etc. Labs on the other hand generally focus on application of this knowledge through things like coursework-based projects, programming assignments, etc. In terms of physically practical work I think you're pretty much correct; hardware and networking are the most physically practical, but other subjects have practical elements that are less active


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Do you ever do any practical work? or isit basically sit listen and take notes? I can only really imagin a course like IT where you're dealing with things like hardware and network etc would have to be practical and not just a note taking degree..???

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It'll be a mix and will depend on your module choices in all reality. Working with hardware could be anything from robots in AI, cables etc. in networking, actual computers in harder, servers in systems administration etc. and so on. It really depends on what choices you make.

However, do a CS related course rather than an IT one. CS courses are much more respected.
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