Cybersecurity BSc (Hons) at Aston

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Daina5
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Hello,

Just wondering how many are considering this course?

I have received a conditional offer for Cybersecurity and for Business computing & IT.

At the moment i haven't decided which one to go for.
BCIT i have some work experience already
Cybersecurity would be new.

I always had an interested in IT and computers but not sure how hard would it be to learn Cybersecurity from scratch? I have graduated sixth form in my home country 5 years ago so all maths and basic programming I did is long forgotten.

What are your thoughts, guys?
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I have an uncon for Cyber-Security
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im not too sure about this, but I heard cyber security can be learnt online without going to university
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Im gonna study cyber security at aston, there are better options such as apprenticeships which i know of, however lowkey wanna exp uni life
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(Original post by Shochip.ahmed)
Im gonna study cyber security at aston, there are better options such as apprenticeships which i know of, however lowkey wanna exp uni life
Me too. Decided to go for cybersecurity
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I'll see you there 😊, are you committing or living there??
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(Original post by Daina5)
Me too. Decided to go for cybersecurity
(Original post by Shochip.ahmed)
I'll see you there 😊, are you committing or living there??
I'm a final year Computer Sci student at Aston, if you have any questions, give me a shout
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(Original post by Shochip.ahmed)
I'll see you there 😊, are you committing or living there??
I'll be traveling, but I live in Birmingham so it won't be far. See you there
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I'm a final year Computer Sci student at Aston, if you have any questions, give me a shout
Great, thank you ☺️ I'll definitely think of a few questions
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Anyone studying cybersecurity at uclan?
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(Original post by Moonschool)
I'm a final year Computer Sci student at Aston, if you have any questions, give me a shout
how did you find the transition from first to second to final year?
would the course be too hard for someone who has no programming experience?
do you have to work 24/7 to keep up with content?

thanks
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how did you find the transition from first to second to final year?
would the course be too hard for someone who has no programming experience?
do you have to work 24/7 to keep up with content?

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1) It was alright. Second year is meant to be the hardest but there is more work in final year, from what I've been told.
2) The course is designed for students with no programming experience, so you should be fine.
3) Nope. The university expect you to have a social life too
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thank you!
did you have any experience with programming before, if so how much?
what tips do you have for getting high marks?
do you know people that came in with no experience that ended up doing very well?
are you expected to crazy good (in programming) once you're in second year? (the modules look very intense in second year)

sorry for so many questions, just very anxious
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1) It was alright. Second year is meant to be the hardest but there is more work in final year, from what I've been told.
2) The course is designed for students with no programming experience, so you should be fine.
3) Nope. The university expect you to have a social life too
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(Original post by Moonschool)
I'm a final year Computer Sci student at Aston, if you have any questions, give me a shout
computer science at aston seems very exam based. are the exams okay?
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computer science at aston seems very exam based. are the exams okay?
Hey,

Each module usually comes with previous past papers, so as long as you're able to complete them, you'll be fine!
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(Original post by Anonymous)
thank you!
did you have any experience with programming before, if so how much?
what tips do you have for getting high marks?
do you know people that came in with no experience that ended up doing very well?
are you expected to crazy good (in programming) once you're in second year? (the modules look very intense in second year)

sorry for so many questions, just very anxious
Don't worry about the questions! Keep them coming!

I had no experience with programming and the university is not expecting you to have knowledge. If you do, then great! But you won't be at a disadvantage.
Turn up to all the lectures and labs, don't be afraid to ask questions (any question is better than no question), do the past exam papers, book appointments with your personal tutor/lecturer if you aren't clear on something.
None of my friends had past experience of programming, and all ended up getting placements.
You're not expected to be crazy good at programming. Only to know the topics from first year. It's a harder than first year (because first year grades don't count) but it's nothing you can't handle!

Also, feel free to join the Aston Computer Science group on Facebook -- https://www.facebook.com/groups/AstonCSS/ -- people will happily answer questions on there
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How much maths is Involved? I’m saying this because maths isn’t my strongest subject
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(Original post by Moonschool)
I'm a final year Computer Sci student at Aston, if you have any questions, give me a shout
Im in my last year of secondary and really interested in taking cybersecurity as a career. Did you take A-level CS or Btec?
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(Original post by RisakH)
Im in my last year of secondary and really interested in taking cybersecurity as a career. Did you take A-level CS or Btec?
BTEC
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