Is it useful to study computer science?

When should you keep your hands off computer science?

InfoStudy  πŸ“… 10.11.2011 18:17:48
When should you keep your hands off computer science?
Perhaps someone might give a few good reasons not to study computer science?
MMaL  πŸ“… 14.11.2011 17:14:08
Re: When should you keep your hands off computer science?
InfoStudie wrote:
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> Maybe someone likes a couple of good reasons against
> specify a degree in computer science?

close if you are not interested in computer science.
InfoStudy  πŸ“… 14.11.2011 19:21:45
Re: When should you keep your hands off computer science?
I am already interested
I would have to deal more intensively with math.
I've heard that very few make it through studies.
I have not yet found out what is supposed to be so difficult about the course.
Re: When should you keep your hands off computer science?
you should like mathematics and physics and be able to think in a structured and logical way.

but if you can program sensibly (in a sensible programming language), the companies may scramble for you.
Nero  πŸ“… 18.11.2011 21:56:26
Re: When should you keep your hands off computer science?
If you've never had computer science in school, you shouldn't even try it, you won't be able to study, so studying mathematics would make more sense.
Computer scientist  πŸ“… 18.11.2011 22:01:30
Re: When should you keep your hands off computer science?
@Nero: This is complete bullshit.
Computer science lessons in school are not a prerequisite - rather, as with all courses as a whole, you start from scratch. You don't even have to be able to program. Even if appropriate experiences make it easier at the beginning of course ..
Nero  πŸ“… 18.11.2011 22:13:45
Re: When should you keep your hands off computer science?
Huh?
Sorry, but many computer science students have told me that you can hardly manage the course without previous knowledge.
But with a lot of stamina you can do the course even without previous knowledge.
Sonic  πŸ“… 19.11.2011 01:38:44
Re: When should you keep your hands off computer science?
If you've never had computer science in school, you shouldn't try it in the first place. You can't graduate, so studying mathematics would make more sense.

A degree in mathematics is a lot more demanding than a degree in computer science. If you can do math, then also computer science the other way round, however, not.
It is not meant to be derogatory, but in contrast to math, infromatics is a joke.

I myself know someone who dropped out of math studies because he had a lot to nibble there, but easily pulled through in computer science due to his time studying math.

Studying computer science doesn't have as much to do with programming as you might think.

It should be said that you can of course only manage the course if you are interested in it. Without this, you won't even be able to complete the Lego course :-D

So, in fact, it's easier than math, if you're interested, try it.
Nero  πŸ“… 19.11.2011 11:37:34
Re: When should you keep your hands off computer science?
So your answer is not entirely correct:
Mathematics is not that much more demanding because the failure rates disagree: 55% of mathematics students fail to graduate.
And IT looks SOMETHING better 45% of the students fail to study.
You have exaggerated a bit. There are also subjects such as business mathematics, biomathematics, ... And these subjects are a lot easier because the "pure" math portion is lower.
dumbdidum - the real  πŸ“… 20.11.2011 11:44:29
Re: When should you keep your hands off computer science?
I think one of the main problems with diarrhea rates in computer science is actually that people have a very wrong idea of ​​what "computer science" actually is - I have already experienced everything myself in the student advisory service:
- I tweak a lot on my PC, that's why I want to study it.
- I can handle WORD and EXCEL well, that's why I'm interested in them.
- I've been making websites for 8 years .....
- I gamble 16 hours a day, that's why I want to program games.
- I want to program XYZ.
...

One can only advise everyone to look at the contents of the timetables and to get an idea on site, but in general one can say:

If you want to program, do an apprenticeship as an IT specialist.
If you don’t like maths - better keep your hands off it.
If you are not willing to sacrifice time and energy on topics that are not suitable for you in order to understand them - stay away from studying completely.

On the subject with or without prior knowledge:
I had computer science at school for 3 years - and it would not have prepared me a bit for studying computer science, i.e. it would have made no difference whether I had come to the university with or without this prior knowledge.
It is certainly good if you have already programmed and have a basic understanding of the problem - but very few who start their studies know the programming languages ​​with which the university works - and we have a one-week preparatory course for Java, for example , you have to teach yourself the rest.