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Posted by manoj [send private reply] at August 18, 2002, 03:16:39 PM I'm just curious about the syllabi abroad. Here, I'm doing computer science engineering(full 4 yrs). In the I yr I did all odd things like welding, foundry, titration, filing, studied relativity (physics), mechanics, electrical stuff etc. Later I studied electrical machinery, bridges, oscillators, motors, analog electronics, digital circuits etc. Now in final yr I should know os (theory), C and a little VB in software(following the course) and 8085, dcs and cso in hardware. Now I'm doing 8086, compiler design, automata etc. As a comp engr student I had expected courses related to comp only right from the beginning but they tell me this is so everywhere. What I'm curious about is is this so (or something resembling) abroad also?? If not, then what is the syllabi there?
Posted by Psion [send private reply] at August 18, 2002, 07:06:05 PM Pick any university internationally known in a technical field, go to its web site, and you can generally find all course/degree requirement information there.
Posted by infryq [send private reply] at August 19, 2002, 12:34:33 PM The general trend nowadays is to make CS and other science majors more "well rounded"... sometimes colleges do it by not letting you choose your major until later, sometimes by requiring odd classes that you might not think you really need. There are colleges now that have to brag about letting you do courses for your major right from the start, rather than having that be a default situation.
So yes, you're not really alone...but I do see that all the "odd" classes you listed were at least science-related. Lucky. No pacific rim history, eh?
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at August 19, 2002, 03:12:20 PM Having learned philosofy can be usefull. I think anyone has some use for long boring senseless theories about the meaning of life.
The real educated people know that the answer to life, universe and everything is 42.
Posted by jay_dee [send private reply] at August 19, 2002, 05:58:23 PM haha I love that book. Whenever things are hard I remember 42 and everything gets better.....
Posted by manoj [send private reply] at August 19, 2002, 06:36:51 PM Yeah they r science related but still having to do welding instead of programming (I sem) seems really pathetic and I had hoped better at universities overseas!! Still I think for general graduation (B Sc. etc) its ok to "round off" but in an engineering course its the most weird thing to do!! What is that 42 all about?
Posted by Psion [send private reply] at August 19, 2002, 07:26:17 PM I'm not sure what "computer science engineering" is, but at my university, computer science is a mixture of math and software engineering (with a bit more emphasis on the math), and computer engineering and electrical engineering are combined into one degree, so your situation isn't necessarily unique if you chose an engineering degree. If you wanted software, you should have picked something without "engineering" in the name. :P
Posted by buzgub [send private reply] at August 20, 2002, 12:56:55 AM "42" is a number intrinsically related to the hitchhikers guide to the galaxy. Read the book series, listen to the BBC radio play, or ideally, do both.
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at August 20, 2002, 05:53:26 PM I have read 3 books of the serie in 3 days. That's more fiction than I normaly read on a full year.
Posted by Psion [send private reply] at August 21, 2002, 07:39:17 AM That is too bad. In the heart of Europe, you should know how much good fiction there is, waiting to be read!
Posted by RedX [send private reply] at August 21, 2002, 08:21:10 AM I try to read those classics. I've read several that I could find online.
Posted by gian [send private reply] at August 21, 2002, 09:04:48 PM I've been going on a "classic" reading spree lately...
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