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    I am basically stuck between the 3 courses. Im having a tough time deciding.

    I am leaning more towards computer science but i don't wanna miss out on engineering or physics as well. I enjoy all of these subjects.

    Can anyone give me some advice?



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    Well computer science seems to be the easiest one you can learn by yourself and not miss out on any lab experiments etc. What I mean is that you can't exactly teach yourself how to be an electrical engineer.

    You can go into "computer science" jobs with the other two degrees as long as you have the knowledge. It isn't so easy going into the other two without the degree. Plus a lot of the things to learn can be found in a book, internet or from doing it at home. I'm teaching myself code and the fundamentals of computers right now.

    Although, if you know for sure you want to go into computing then computer science is the obvious choice. Even though you can self teach yourself a lot of material you will inevitably miss out some important topics and some will be difficult to do on your own. You also miss out on working besides the best talent in the country and the guidance from top professors. Half of what you learn in university is how to think and approach problems a certain way. Nothing will prepare you more for a computing job than a degree in, wait for it, computer science!

    So the question to you is, where do you want to end up after graduation? And, which of these degrees will get me there without limiting my options?
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    Well computer science seems to be the easiest one you can learn by yourself and not miss out on any lab experiments etc. What I mean is that you can't exactly teach yourself how to be an electrical engineer.

    You can go into "computer science" jobs with the other two degrees as long as you have the knowledge. It isn't so easy going into the other two without the degree. Plus a lot of the things to learn can be found in a book, internet or from doing it at home. I'm teaching myself code and the fundamentals of computers right now.

    Although, if you know for sure you want to go into computing then computer science is the obvious choice. Even though you can self teach yourself a lot of material you will inevitably miss out some important topics and some will be difficult to do on your own. You also miss out on working besides the best talent in the country and the guidance from top professors. Half of what you learn in university is how to think and approach problems a certain way. Nothing will prepare you more for a computing job than a degree in, wait for it, computer science!

    So the question to you is, where do you want to end up after graduation? And, which of these degrees will get me there without limiting my options?


    Job wise im not too fussed im more focused on learning. I just like learning things that interest me. Unfortunately im interested in all of them.

    Also i know i can teach myself computer science at home but it wont be in depth as you were saying.The thing i was wondering is which course covers all of them above?

    Also is there anyway i could possibly do all 3 of the degrees or even 2?

    Someone was saying something about a top up degree? Im not too familiar with that. If you know about that, could you explain it to me?


    Im sorry for all these questions.


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    Job wise im not too fussed im more focused on learning. I just like learning things that interest me. Unfortunately im interested in all of them.

    Also i know i can teach myself computer science at home but it wont be in depth as you were saying.The thing i was wondering is which course covers all of them above?

    Also is there anyway i could possibly do all 3 of the degrees or even 2?

    Someone was saying something about a top up degree? Im not too familiar with that. If you know about that, could you explain it to me?


    Im sorry for all these questions.


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    Unless you want to be showered with constant mathematical and physics equations/derivations/principles to learn then stay away from physics and electrical engineering.
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    (Original post by trapking)
    Unless you want to be showered with constant mathematical and physics equations/derivations/principles to learn then stay away from physics and electrical engineering.
    Physics equations are fine in fact i find them pretty interesting.


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    Physics equations are fine in fact i find them pretty interesting.


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    if you want to be constantly showered with them non stop for 3-4 years be my guest :lol:
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    if you want to be constantly showered with them non stop for 3-4 years be my guest :lol:

    Haha wish me luck


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    Haha wish me luck


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    It will be a rough road...at first you might enjoy it but it will get very stale very quickly and requires a lot of effort if you want to do well so expect to be staying up (like me right now lol doing work).

    p.s. i study engineering!
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    It will be a rough road...at first you might enjoy it but it will get very stale very quickly and requires a lot of effort if you want to do well so expect to be staying up (like me right now lol doing work).

    p.s. i study engineering!
    Which engineering type do you study?


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    Which engineering type do you study?


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    mechanical, but i have/study with friends from all the other disciplines!
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    (Original post by 822)
    I am basically stuck between the 3 courses. Im having a tough time deciding.

    I am leaning more towards computer science but i don't wanna miss out on engineering or physics as well. I enjoy all of these subjects.

    Can anyone give me some advice?



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    Okay, buddy.
    ANYTHING, and I mean ANYTHING but computer science
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    (Original post by trapking)
    mechanical, but i have/study with friends from all the other disciplines!
    What is engineering mechanical like?


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    Okay, buddy.
    ANYTHING, and I mean ANYTHING but computer science
    Why not?


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    Computer science will kill you inside.
    I'm just looking out for you, pal
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    (Original post by 822)
    Job wise im not too fussed im more focused on learning. I just like learning things that interest me. Unfortunately im interested in all of them.

    Also i know i can teach myself computer science at home but it wont be in depth as you were saying.The thing i was wondering is which course covers all of them above?

    Also is there anyway i could possibly do all 3 of the degrees or even 2?

    Someone was saying something about a top up degree? Im not too familiar with that. If you know about that, could you explain it to me?


    Im sorry for all these questions.


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    I think the most interesting one would be physics as you have such a varied curriculum and it is considered the most prestigious of the sciences. The theories and concepts within physics are interesting. You can move into almost any job sector with a physics degree as long as you have related work experience and/or a masters degree related to the work. You have a bit more freedom to explore and use advanced maths whereas engineering is very focused on using what is necessary for the job.

    If you're looking to do a masters then either physics or electrical engineering would be my choice because they both include programming for starters but also both degrees increase massively in value because of further study. Plus you always have the option of doing a computing related MSc if you really want to go into that field. Engineering opens a lot of doors that other degrees don't and is a valuable qualification to have.

    If you want to leave with just a bachelors then computer science is probably the best option. You aren't as required to have a masters unlike in engineering where you need one to become chartered. However you can get into computer related jobs with any technical degree as long as you show you are capable of the work.

    Don't stay in university for too long, get a good bachelors and then look to specialize after that with a masters (or a PhD if you're really going to get deep which is important with physics). Forget doing two bachelors unless you are already rich and don't care much about getting a job.
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    Computer science will kill you inside.
    I'm just looking out for you, pal
    Is it difficult?


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    What is engineering mechanical like?


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    Equations *10^6 and then more equations (application and understanding physical phenomena).

    I was keen at first but if im honest i wouldn't do this again....definitely :lol:
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    I think the most interesting one would be physics as you have such a varied curriculum and it is considered the most prestigious of the sciences. The theories and concepts within physics are interesting. You can move into almost any job sector with a physics degree as long as you have related work experience and/or a masters degree related to the work. You have a bit more freedom to explore and use advanced maths whereas engineering is very focused on using what is necessary for the job.

    If you're looking to do a masters then either physics or electrical engineering would be my choice because they both include programming for starters but also both degrees increase massively in value because of further study. Plus you always have the option of doing a computing related MSc if you really want to go into that field. Engineering opens a lot of doors that other degrees don't and is a valuable qualification to have.

    If you want to leave with just a bachelors then computer science is probably the best option. You aren't as required to have a masters unlike in engineering where you need one to become chartered. However you can get into computer related jobs with any technical degree as long as you show you are capable of the work.

    Don't stay in university for too long, get a good bachelors and then look to specialize after that with a masters (or a PhD if you're really going to get deep which is important with physics). Forget doing two bachelors unless you are already rich and don't care much about getting a job.
    Is it possible to do a computer science bachelors and then a masters in engineering?


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    (Original post by trapking)
    Equations *10^6 and then more equations (application and understanding physical phenomena).

    I was keen at first but if im honest i wouldn't do this again....definitely :lol:
    Hahaha what kinds of modules does it cover?


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    Computer science will kill you inside.
    I'm just looking out for you, pal
    im not being big headed but the amount of work you have to do in comp sci is no where near the amount you have to do for physics/engineering. I have friends who do comp sci they are always free and have time to "chill" and play games.
 
 
 
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