Education (revisited)

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What can your study best be classified as?

Accounting / Finance
1
4%
Administrative
0
No votes
Artistic
1
4%
Design
0
No votes
Education (ie teaching)
0
No votes
Engineering (and related)
5
21%
Healthcare
2
8%
IT
4
17%
Law
1
4%
Scientific
6
25%
Social
4
17%
 
Total votes: 24
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Education (revisited)

Postby jelco » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:06 pm

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Here's for the university goers

I wasn't really satisfied by the results of the Education / Occupation poll. There are just so many people who voted University, that I didn't really get a clear image. Therefore, here's a special poll for all the people currently attending uni. The options are exactly the same as the previous poll, but now I want you to pick what kind of study you are doing.

If you're not attending University, please refrain from voting.

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I am not a uni student yet, but I am fairly certain about the kind of study I am going to pick in the future: Computer Science.

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Postby MikeTheWookiee » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:13 pm

Engineering. Of the electrical variety. Specifically 'power', i.e. distribution systems for buildings, etc, to try and get away from some of the computer chips / programming aspects. So why then, am I currently sat here writing assembly code for my coursework in microprocessor architecture? :?

Ooh yeah, I used to do scientific-type.
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Postby shinygerbil » Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:47 pm

I want an option for "pure maths". Nothing else covers it..
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Postby Feud » Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:18 pm

Law I guess, though the actual study is politics.
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Postby Deepsmeg » Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:21 pm

Qualified in IT, now studying what would come under healthcare
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Postby jelco » Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:49 pm

shinygerbil wrote:I want an option for "pure maths". Nothing else covers it..


I guess Scientific would be the best option to pick. I'm sorry, I could have expanded the amount of options, but then it wouldn't be identical to the previous one.

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Postby Montyphy » Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:47 pm

I'm studying for a BEng in Computer Science... so Scientific, I guess.
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Postby jelco » Wed Nov 28, 2007 5:53 pm

Wouldn't IT be a better choice?

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Postby Darksun » Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:07 pm

I'm doing a BSc in Computer Science, so I put IT, but CS is such a broad disciplin that it could easily be seen as Engineering (the CS department at most Universities is usually part of the School of Engineering, whereas IT is attached to something like Management), or even scientific.

I'm seeking to do a Masters in Forensic Computing, which could fall under IT, Legal or Scientific.
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Postby Mas Tnega » Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:31 pm

As explained above, I've not answered yet.
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Postby jelco » Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:33 pm

In case you don't know what option to pick, you might think about what you want to do when you're finished. Maybe that will give a better idea.

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Postby wwarnick » Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:35 pm

I know you hate it when we criticize your poll options, jelco, but a general Computers option may have been better than IT. IT is the half of computers I really don't like. It's like putting surgeon to cover the medical field.

IT isn't always under management. Where I went the last few years, there was a separate program called IS (Information Systems) that was under management.

CS under Science? I don't think CS fits there either because Science implies research. Closer to Engineering, though it's a black sheep there.

Engineering it is.

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Postby Hmuda » Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:37 pm

Currently training to be a tourist guide. Was kinda hesitating between education (after all, I would be teaching new stuff about the region's history and traditions to those dumb camera-jockeys) and social (dealing with people), but went with social in the end.
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Postby jelco » Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:47 pm

wwarnick wrote:a general Computers option may have been better than IT. IT is the half of computers I really don't like. It's like putting surgeon to cover the medical field.


This is why we're at a disconnect. To me, IT is the same as Computers. I would like to know what your definition of the term IT is then, because this intrigues me.

I'm sorry if this caused much confusion, but I really thought I was being clear.

wwarnick wrote:I know you hate it when we criticize your poll options, jelco


However, you seriously contributed to the topic, and delivered some well-supported arguments for your statement. There is absolutely nothing wrong with that.

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Postby martin » Wed Nov 28, 2007 7:53 pm

I'm in the same boat as jelco, still at college so I haven't voted, but aiming straight for Computer science (in fact I just submitted my UCAS application about a week ago)
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