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Help! About software engineering course in Australia
gundamwings 
31/7/08 10:22:21 AM
Serf
I am new from China and wanna study undergrade software engineering course in Australia.

Which university do you think has the best reputation on IT?

I've heard Monash University is the best one, is it?

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bolt_krank 
31/7/08 12:37:24 PM
Champion

Depends on which state.
I studied at Sydney Uni, but from what I can gather UNSW seems to be a bit better. UTS is 5 years, but includes work experience.

Where are you living ?

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superfireydave 
31/7/08 2:55:04 PM
Titan

In Queensland, purely for SE - UQ.
I'm betting similar applies in other states.
If you want to mix it with something else (I mixed mine with Intereactive Entertainment - so making games) then you might change your preference.

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gundamwings 
31/7/08 7:38:26 PM
Serf
I am now in Melbourne and studying the foundation year of Monash University.

I suppose I can choose some other schools at the end of the year,
But not so sure.

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gundamwings 
31/7/08 7:46:27 PM
Serf
Someone told me that the SE course can be mixed with varieties of selection courses like AI,GRAPH...

If it's true, that will be great

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bolt_krank 
1/8/08 10:46:38 AM
Champion

In Mel, Monash and RMIT have good reputations - which is probably enough as far as job hunting goes after graduation.

You should check out the open days, or speak to people that have studied at either one, to see which you'll enjoy more.

Also - try and get a list of subjects for each course at each uni, as they often show what the course is about. i.e. I did "Software Engineering" but there were a lot of electrical engineering subjects in my course, where as at other unis there's just logic, software, etc. subjects.

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kikz 
1/8/08 12:17:12 PM
Immortal

I did IT(SE) @ UQ and studied a broad range of subjects, including AI, networking, computer systems engineering, operating systems, databases, software engineering theory. (I could have done computer graphics - OpenGl etc but wasn't interested).

Since then (the dark ages in computer years :p) there's much more variety and more tailored degrees.

Definitely check out the syllabus of each degree at each uni. Remember, if it's an actual Engineering degree, you'll cover things that you may never use if you're going to become a programmer/dba/network admin. (For example, Statistics, Optics, Mechanics & Thermal Dynamics, Calculus and Linear Algerbra, to name the courses I did that never got used in the real world)

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TheSecret 
4/8/08 11:43:45 PM
Master
They covered thermal dynamics in your SE degree?

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kikz 
5/8/08 8:46:12 AM
Immortal

Quote by TheSecret
They covered thermal dynamics in your SE degree?


Yep. The content was half Mechanics and half fluid dynamics, though it was entitled "Mechanics and Thermal Dynamics". Air and thermals being a kind of fluid :). Given my love of F1, it was awesome to learn a bit more about how aerodynamics play their part.

BInfTech at UQ offerred a number of streams. Streams detailed recommended courses to study if you wanted the particular outcome. Eg "Software Engineering" "Databases", "System Administration" etc. The Software Engineering stream included two first year physics subjects/courses, "Mechanics and Thermal Dynamics" & "Optics and Light" (or something like that). Of the 13 subjects I did in first year, only 3 were IT related: Set Theory and Logic, Introduction to Software Engineering, Introduction to Relational Databases. To give an example of the diversity of the IT degree, the others included those two mentioned ealier, a psychology subject, two Caclulus and Linear algebra subjects, a Stats subject, an earth science subject (loved that one too).

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