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Computer Science

Date of Review May 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 1 year post-grad
Student Type Mature
From Cavan
Social Life

Why did you choose to study this course?

To improve employment prospects

Are you happy with your choice of course?


On reflection, what made it the right or wrong choice for you?

Difficult getting back into academic frame of mind - could have done more prep. School did not go out of their way to accommodate.

How many hours of organised classes do you have per week?


Are your lectures/labs mainly based on or off the main campus?


Is your course weighted more on continuous assessment or end of year exams?

Continuous assessment

Is there an option to study abroad on your course?


What are your favourite aspects of your course?

Group project work

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

Terrible lecturers

Was your course what you expected?


What do you wish you had known before choosing this course?

A better over view of the course - subject choices - lecturers etc


Obviously it can get crowded. Also the Library Management System is awful and does not allow for easy or intuitive searching

Is there a good social life on your course?


Please describe

Very work orientated. 40hrs plus involved in working on course. Most students had work and family commitments prohibited any type of social life

Rate your course in terms of difficulty


Please rate your course in terms of workload

Much more than other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?


Are you a member of any sports clubs?


How much do you spend on living every week (going out, food, transport etc.), excluding rent and bills?


Do you or have you lived away from home during college?


How would you recommend this college to a friend?

It really depends - what course they want to pursue. What their areas of interest are. For young out going students it is great.

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