So, hi guys. This week I made something without thinking, I read about a course (MSc in Computer Gaming), and here I am two days later, I’ve just applied for a BSc in Creative Computing as a part-time student with the University of London (although i’ll be staying in Malta). I had to start from the BSc to then continue for the Masters in Computing.
So, I tried to apply for the BSc but since i don’t have an A-Level or Intermediate in Maths, I had to start from the Diploma in Creative Computing. The difference is that instead of finishing the course in 3 years, i’ll finish it in 4 years, 2 for the Diploma and 2 for the BSc (since the 2 years for Diploma account for the first year in BSc). The units in the first year of the BSc and the units of the Diploma are the same. The only unit extra in the Diploma is the Mathematics for Business (those who have at least an Intermediate in Maths should be fine and start from the Bsc).
What will I be doing? For those of you who are interested in this course, i’ll be writing what’s happening during the duration of the course, first the Diploma than the BSc. It will be a long journey to do but it will be interesting. The course started two weeks ago, and i’m starting tomorrow, so I’m already 2 lessons back. Next are the courses that i’ll be having during my first year:
- Mathematics for Business
- Introduction to Java and Object Oriented Programming
- Study Skills in English (only till December)
I have a Higher National Diploma in Computing and have been working in IT as a programmer for the last 4 years. As soon as I read that one of the units in my course is ‘Introduction to Java and Object Oriented Programming’ I kind of stopped… I didn’t want to start all over again for example “what is a string?”, “what is an integer?”… I think this will be a bit boring, but it’s part of the course and even if I don’t want to, i’ll have to do it.
So for all those who know nothing about computers, don’t worry, the Diploma and the BSc start from the very basic of learning programming. If you have any questions, please let me know.