The creative computing has a slightly more art/graphics emphasis, but is still rigorous:
For clarity: when I say recognizable, I mean, we aren't talking some for profit online uni like DeVry. I'm not exactly looking for Stanford level, just something that would has a respectable reputation for actually teaching.
edit: I really don't know if I'm asking this question in a way that is non-aggressive, so I apologize in advance. I'm very interested in this (I never heard of it before) and I'm just wondering how much you like it.
A lot more expensive (£25,000 all-in, part-time over four years), a reasonably well-known university, it's an MSc, flexible curriculum, no undergrad degree needed.
I know it's partially tongue-in-cheek, but how is comp sci in Oxford? I thought all big names in engineering/compsci were MIT, CalTech, and so on. Please correct me if I'm wrong.
However, from a prestige point of view, the parent university is sufficiently lofty that it's hard to go wrong; similarly, Judge is a questionable business school, but telling people you went to Cambridge will open any doors that need opening.
Some notable ones:
- Tim Berners-Lee
- C. A. R. Hoare
A quick Google of verification work (decent test of skill) shows Oxford doing CBMC for C language (significant), a compiler for security protocols, automatic verification of firmware for Intel, work on CSP for concurrency, and contributions to Cadence Jasper for ASIC verification. So, they're not doing the best work but they're not sitting on their hands either.
lol! That's sarcasm, right? :P
Harvey Mudd? One of the best schools in the country, probably one of the top 100 hundred in the world. I would wouldn't say its well known. However, its reasonably known within the community of grads it puts out: Engineering, Science, Computer Science. Hence...reasonably well-known.
Like a litmus test of sorts, maybe.
They're not linguistically congruent. I swear!
It's nearly 1,000 years old. It's extremely well known, regardless of the field or context.
It has 680 years on your country, young pup :)
1) Deep ignorance of British Cultural and Educational institutions. I honestly didn't equate this with "University of London is world class, you idiot" type thinking. I don't know why, I think it comes from the fact that some universities want to seem more legit, at least in the US, will attempt to sort of use a well known universities naming scheme. Like [American University](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_University) which is has a solid reputation as a learning institution and [American Public University](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Public_University_Sys...) which for all I can tell, attempts to ride the back of the name of American University, but is not exactly known for its quality of education.
2) Given that, I felt uncomfortable even given some research poking around I was doing stating anything too affirmatively.
even 3500 USD is a steal for something like that.
I wonder if the cost is so low because they don't get any grants/subsidies from anything other than the UK government, so this is pretty much pure profit from a administrative perspective?
My main question is about time, if you don't mind answering. The website estimates about 250 hours per course, looks like about 4 courses per year for the first two years, that would amount to about 4 hours of study per day (weekends included) per season (about 9 months), how accurate is this? In short, how much time do you devote on the program?
Also, how are exams conducted? Does one have to be physically present?
Edit: The website estimates about 250 hours for each course, at four courses per year, that's 1000 hours per nine months, it looks like the estimate is at least 4 hours of study per day (weekends included) for the duration of the course (about 9 months). How accurate is this?
Also, do you have to be physically present for the exams?
And yes, you have to be physically present at an exam, but not necessary in London - there are examination centres all over the world.
This is very interesting.
Final year includes "artificial intelligence", "natural language processing" and "neural networks". Haven't got there yet, so can't comment on the material covered. Also, it's worth noting that UK degrees follow a different pattern from the US, each year the mnaterial gets increasingly hard, and also gets weighted higher in terms of the final grade. So an A in a final year course is worth much more than an A in a first year course, which sort of makes sense to me.