Distance learning - Computer Science Degree

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Hey guys

I have been a software developer for the past 6 odd years and only have a couple certificates to my name. I'm thinking about doing a CS degree through Unisa or similar and am just seeking some advice from other developers who have done the same.

- Is Unisa a reputable university for a CS degree?
- Is the Unisa CS curriculum up to date?
- Are there any other colleges / universities that offer CS degree via distance learning?
- How hectic is it to do a CS degree while still working full-time?

Thanks in advance!
 

cguy

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Yes.
Yes.
Nothing I would recommend.
It's difficult, but many people do it - you don't have to complete it in 3 years, so you can take it slow too.
 

Brawler

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I did mine while working and did ok and it was definitely worthwhile.
Actually I miss studying in the evenings now.
 

c10n3d_0r6

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Yes Unisa is reputable and their curriculum is up to date (I just wrote my last exam today). How hectic it is depends on how many modules you take at once. I took the maximum possible which was ok for all the years except this last year. I've basically had no social life, but I'm done (Assuming I pass).

Their admin processes can be a bit of a drag, but they do have some competent people working there. I think the shear number of students applying to study can slow things down, but once you're registered everything generally works well.
 

Urist

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probably c++ and python
The specific language is probably less important what what you think.
 
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HeftyCrab

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Thanks!

Out of curiosity, what are the main programming languages taught in this degree?
Im doing the Bsc Informatics, that has a lot of similar modules. Im doing C++ and did some delphi. I believe at one stage the second delphi course was going to be swopped to python (1st one was good. 2nd was totally useless and a waste of time, badly supported).

The C++ modules are solid though.

Think the CS degree might have some Assembly in it as well.
 
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