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Anyone from New Zealand?

Posted 22 September 2011 - 12:12 AM

Hey Guys

Just wondering if anyone lives in New Zealand... I have a question, Im planning to go to university, to study Computers of course. And was wondering where i should be heading.

Im thinking of going down the computer programming course... But not to sure which Uni offers what...

Thanks
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Re: Anyone from New Zealand?

Posted 22 September 2011 - 05:19 AM

Only one I know of is this guy.
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Re: Anyone from New Zealand?

Posted 23 September 2011 - 04:31 AM

Well that sucks! But thanks anyways
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Re: Anyone from New Zealand?

Posted 23 September 2011 - 05:44 PM

well actually I'm from NZ. :smile2:

I'm currently studying Computer Science at the University of Auckland.

So to answer your question:
Almost all Uni's here offer a bachelor of computer science. Which is about programming and algorithms. But it also includes networking and other IT related stuff.

The other course you can do is electrical or computer engineering. This is more focused on the hardware aspects and includes lots of Maths and physics. At Auckland these both have some programming courses but there is much more of a focus on electronics and hardware.

Again these courses are offered by almost all Uni's. You can also have a look at their websites and see the courses in more detail.

Here are all the CS details for Auckland Uni.
http://www.cs.auckla...aduatehandbook/

Heres some info on Engineering at Auckland Uni:
http://www.engineeri...gineeringbehons

There's also other Uni's like Canterbury, Victoria etc.

If your at school ask your career adviser to give you some handbooks which explain all the different courses for each Uni.

Hope that helps :smile2:
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Re: Anyone from New Zealand?

Posted 23 September 2011 - 07:21 PM

Thanks!

To be honest, i did not think of talking to my careers adviser :/

Would you say you could go into the bachelor of computer science with a little bit of a mathematical background... I dont have a massive understanding in Maths, but could you essentially teach it yourself?

Just curious
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Re: Anyone from New Zealand?

Posted 24 September 2011 - 01:05 AM

View PostBookmonkey, on 23 September 2011 - 07:21 PM, said:

Thanks!

To be honest, i did not think of talking to my careers adviser :/

Would you say you could go into the bachelor of computer science with a little bit of a mathematical background... I don't have a massive understanding in Maths, but could you essentially teach it yourself?

Just curious



No you don't really need a big background in maths. I done NCEA level 3 statistics in high school, which isn't really complex maths and that was fine to get into the programme. I took a calculus paper in uni. I could have skipped taking that paper if I had done NCEA level 3 calculus in high school (not sure what the Cambridge or IB equivalent is). But its not a big deal.

If you enjoy it then take it in high school along with physics because they are always good to have. But its not required for CS. Most of the maths will be done during the degree. I'm not sure if its the same for all Uni's though.

Always double check the entry requirements of the degree programme your interested in to make sure you meet the requirements. This is where your careers adviser becomes very handy as he/she can usually tell you the requirements for most degrees of the top of his/her head.

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Re: Anyone from New Zealand?

Posted 24 September 2011 - 02:18 AM

Thanks So much!
Shall be booking an appointment with my careers adviser on Monday :)
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