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What is Computer Engineering in ITB like?

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  • 28-11-2012 7:52pm
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    I'm considering applying to this next year after I finish a PLC that I'm doing, and from the website description it looks like a really good course. From what it says there's a relatively low points requirement like most places in ITB and no specific requirments from a Level 5 apart a full award and Maths (5N1833) which my current course has.

    So I'm just asking anyone who did this course or a similar one what it's like? For example, the Maths difficulty and just general experiences of it? Thanks in advance!

    Gary,


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  • Posts: 0 ✭✭✭ [Deleted User]


    I haven't done this specific course, I've done BN013. Search the forum for info on that computer course, there is loads on it ;)

    Also, just remember, just because the points are low, doesn't make it an easy course.

    The points for BN002/BN013 are quite low, but I'd say 30-45% dropped out after first year.


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,261 ✭✭✭kenon


    Excellent course. I finished it in 2010. I think its only 4 years long now, it was 5 when I did it. Very challenging and enjoyable if you put in the work. If you don't put in the work, you won't enjoy it. There will always be subjects you just don't like and there'll be quite fun ones too.

    Maths is grand if you keep on top of it. Work your arse off at it and you'll be fine.

    Most of your first year is just to settle you down and give you the basics as not everyone is starting with the same set of skills. (I did biology, chemistry, economics and German for the leaving, possibly the least valid subjects for engineering. Chemistry is actually useful in your final year).

    Semester 1
    Mathematics 1
    Personal Development with Computer Applications
    Digital Electronics
    Engineering Science
    Circuit Theory
    Workshop Practice 1

    Semester 2
    Mathematics 2
    Analogue Electronics
    Programming 1
    Electrical Science
    Introduction to Data Communications & Networks
    Workshop Practice 2

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 512 ✭✭✭GaryIrv93


    kenon wrote: »
    Excellent course. I finished it in 2010. I think its only 4 years long now, it was 5 when I did it. Very challenging and enjoyable if you put in the work. If you don't put in the work, you won't enjoy it. There will always be subjects you just don't like and there'll be quite fun ones too.

    Maths is grand if you keep on top of it. Work your arse off at it and you'll be fine.

    Most of your first year is just to settle you down and give you the basics as not everyone is starting with the same set of skills. (I did biology, chemistry, economics and German for the leaving, possibly the least valid subjects for engineering. Chemistry is actually useful in your final year).

    Semester 1
    Mathematics 1
    Personal Development with Computer Applications
    Digital Electronics
    Engineering Science
    Circuit Theory
    Workshop Practice 1

    Semester 2
    Mathematics 2
    Analogue Electronics
    Programming 1
    Electrical Science
    Introduction to Data Communications & Networks
    Workshop Practice 2

    I had a look at it and it says 3 years now! So is the course mainly Maths and Physics orientated? Also how was the drop out rate as a matter of interest?


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,261 ✭✭✭kenon


    GaryIrv93 wrote: »
    I had a look at it and it says 3 years now! So is the course mainly Maths and Physics orientated? Also how was the drop out rate as a matter of interest?
    3 years would be for the Ordinary Degree, the equivalent of the old Higher Diploma. 4 years for the Higher Degree.

    It's electronic and computer engineering. It's programming and soldering irons. The basis is of course, maths and physics.

    The dropout rate is quite high. It's a tough course and the low points attract people who aren't really into engineering.

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