I'm wondering what university teach about IT?
In my country, we have "diplomas" which is a 3 year course.
Personally I took a diploma in info-communications, an engineering IT cert. I learnt java , oop, c#.net , jsp/servlet(forget most of it now), database management (Normalization etc) and some engineering subjects like wireless communications which is also not my true interest and lastly networking.
With this diploma, with a high Grade Point Average, we can apply to university course (not 100% success rate depending on how high is the GPA).
So with a diploma, one can find a job as web developer, software developer etc...however it will be difficult to be in a management level big or small company. Only university (My guess is 90+% of the time) can be a manager like:
Software engineer (notice the engineer instead of developer)
technology analysts (No idea what this is)
Operations Analyst (note the analyst word)
Of course the starting pay of a degree holder is also typically 1k above those with a diploma.
I've seen some of the university courses and they looked like what I've learnt while getting a diploma so from your experience (for degree holders) what is the different between a degree and the cert you had before getting a degree.
Diploma(need a high enough GPA to qualify, specialized course like IT, business, design) -> degree
A-level (Where you study the usual maths,science, history) - > degree
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Re: IT Degree
Posted 13 May 2012 - 09:46 AM
At my university, the degree is called Management Information Systems (MIS). Some universities called it Computer Information Systems (CIS). Basically, you 75% of your courses are management courses. About 10% is programming courses, I don't know what languages they teach because I was a Computer Science student before I switched to MIS so I got to skip the programming classes. The other 15% of your classes depends on what you chose as your concentration. The 3 concentrations that we have Systems Analyst, Information Assurance, and Supply Chain Information Systems. You can pretty much just assume from the names what kind of classes you have to take.
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