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I'm thinking of transferring to computing science and would like to hear some of your experiences of the subject. Ups/downs of your courses? Hardest/easiest parts? Most/least enjoyable parts? How are labs?
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I'm thinking of transferring to computing science and would like to hear some of your experiences of the subject. Ups/downs of your courses? Hardest/easiest parts? Most/least enjoyable parts? How are labs?
Transferring, as in which course are you in currently and which University?

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Hmmmm - what subject are you doing at the moment and what are your motivations for doing Computer Science?

Most folks who do Computer Science at university have desires to go into the industry afterwards. It is a highly vocational course with lots of practical work. Harder parts might be algorithms or computer graphics which are mainly maths based. Compilers can be a bit of a pain to get your head around but I am not sure if they teach that any more. Other than that, I found it all pretty straightforward, certainly compared to electronics which was horrendously maths based for my liking.

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Hmmmm - what subject are you doing at the moment and what are your motivations for doing Computer Science?

Most folks who do Computer Science at university have desires to go into the industry afterwards. It is a highly vocational course with lots of practical work. Harder parts might be algorithms or computer graphics which are mainly maths based. Compilers can be a bit of a pain to get your head around but I am not sure if they teach that any more. Other than that, I found it all pretty straightforward, certainly compared to electronics which was horrendously maths based for my liking.

Good luck!
I'm doing Physics and Astronomy. I had wanted to do a social science transfer but didn't do enough arts subjects at school to get in. So I had to look round other sciences. Computing seems interesting because it's cutting-edge, and very relevant to today's - and tomorrow's - world. It's constantly revolutionary. I'm worried I might not be cut out for it at the end of the day - I'm already struggling and not enjoying physics, so there's a chance the same will happen with computing.
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I'm doing Physics and Astronomy. I had wanted to do a social science transfer but didn't do enough arts subjects at school to get in. So I had to look round other sciences. Computing seems interesting because it's cutting-edge, and very relevant to today's - and tomorrow's - world. It's constantly revolutionary. I'm worried I might not be cut out for it at the end of the day - I'm already struggling and not enjoying physics, so there's a chance the same will happen with computing.
You will need to do very well or at least better than your previous course to get good job offers. Is it the maths that bores you. The level of maths in Computer science is different than that of physics.

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Nah - computing is a doddle compared to physics. I was going to ask why you wanted to leave. I have often hired physicists. I have a lot of time for them. However, if it isn't your bag, you can do no worse than computing. Get yourself a tour of the computer science department and go from there.

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It's weird, but I can enjoy maths-maths but not physics-maths. It's not what I want to do, thus I find it frustrating, boring, non-engaging...
I would have thought that computing science was on-par or even more difficult than physics - only for the high-fliers, though, like people who create programming languages.
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Nah - computing is a doddle compared to physics. I was going to ask why you wanted to leave. I have often hired physicists. I have a lot of time for them. However, if it isn't your bag, you can do no worse than computing. Get yourself a tour of the computer science department and go from there.

Good luck!
What is your job/the industry you work in?
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Software developer in the software developing industry. I've worked all over the shop from defence, mobile, finance and commercial Windows App development.
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