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Hey everyone I got a problem that I would like to discusses with your lot i am in my first year at Sheffield Hallam University doing computing but i am think about changing it to computing network because I think computing has a large range of subjects inside example software engineering , and networks individual degree. So which degree would be more suitable for employers’ the computing degree or the networking degree?
 
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Do whichever you think you will firstly enjoy most, secondly perform best at (which is probably the same). It's not going to make a great difference when looking for a job.
 
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A degree doesn't mean you have to go into that exact industry. A degree is simply a level of education. Obviously doing it in the right area will help but you don't neccesarily have to, it just depends if you're going to enjoy it?
 
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depends where you wanna work surely?

if you want to go into networking then do the networking degree rather than the general one as it should prepare you more for this work.

if your unsure what you want to do do the general one and youll have a basis to go in the direction you want at a later point.
 
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Raymond Lin said:
If you wanna change now then change it now, it's only been like a week there should be no problem changing.

Agreed, you need to make your mind up very quickley. They are there to help you and it will be no problem.
 
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Am I missing something?

If you want a career in networking you do the networking degree and if you want to do programming you do the computer science degree.
 
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i am good at pratical work and dont really know what i enjoy networking,software engineering,etc would it be better doing a computing degree because i dont know what i enjoy and i heard on your second year you could specialise what you like for example if i enjoy networking i could chose a networking degree?
 
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Energize said:
Am I missing something?

If you want a career in networking you do the networking degree and if you want to do programming you do the computer science degree.

yeh but it's not always the case. My IT tutor at college had a degree in Geography yet was the smartest IT tutor i've ever had. A degree is a level of education. But agreed, it's a smart move to follow a degree which will lead you into the career you desire.
 
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Jigga said:
i am good at pratical work and dont really know what i enjoy networking,software engineering,etc would it be better doing a computing degree because i dont know what i enjoy and i heard on your second year you could specialise what you like for example if i enjoy networking i could chose a networking degree?

My networking course involves a fair amount of practical work. What's your views on programming?
 
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speak to a lecturer who teaches on the course to make sure its what you definitely want. i would imagine changing this early wont be a problem as most student wont have settled in and you wont have missed much work. also your first year accounts for nothing it just weeds out the people who arent good enough

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People do degree's in one thing and end up doing something completely different. I say do something you will enjoy doing foremost, get a degree and then choose where you want to specialise.
 
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S7yl3s said:
My networking course involves a fair amount of practical work. What's your views on programming?
dont really like programming and i am going to speak to one of my lectures tomorrow thank you for the advise
 
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Definately don't do anything to do with programming then! My mate does computer science with games development and he says it's absoloulty hardcore.
 
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