Is it a good idea of doing a electronic and Computer science joint degree?

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Antony Hughes
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I was thinking of taking Computer Science however I also enjoy the hardware side of Computing and I think that this joint course may be much more flexible and could be valued more by employers as I would have a good understanding of both the hardware side of Computing and Software side.

Would this be a better degree then a basic Computer Science degree?
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You should look at the specifications of the course at whatever uni u want to go to. It seems fine to do a joint degree but make sure you know what topics you'll be learning and compare them to a normal CS degree and see which topics you might miss out on.
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Think about what you enjoy most and what kind of career you're hoping to go into. If you're aiming for a high-level software engineering role, electronics may not be particularly relevant to what you want to do.
If you want to work with and program hardware, then sure it could be a good idea! Take a look at the course modules and get a feel for the course, comparing it to normal CS, then make an educated decision from there
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(Original post by Antony Hughes)
I was thinking of taking Computer Science however I also enjoy the hardware side of Computing and I think that this joint course may be much more flexible and could be valued more by employers as I would have a good understanding of both the hardware side of Computing and Software side.

Would this be a better degree then a basic Computer Science degree?
Look at the modules. If I’m being absolutely honest, a computer science degree is not “basic”, there are a lot of different components to it and I think in the third year you do specialise in something specific. It’s great for people who don’t exactly know what they will specialise in ( such as me ). I’m planning to go university in September

Electronics is very different to computing and pretty maths heavy but if that’s right for you, I’d say go for it! But just make sure to check the modules, from what I know, hardware is slowly becoming less on the job demand and it’s a lot more about Software, DevOps, Automation and so on
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