Faculty: Science & Technology
Department: Computing and Technology
Category: Computing and digital technology
8 August 2018
At school IT used to fascinate me so much. But it's such a broad topic - so how do you find the computing degree that's right for you?
Today, it’s hard to find a device that isn’t controlled by us (or is controlling us). Technology has advanced to such an extent that now, if you read the upcoming news on Artificial Intelligence (AI), you know they’ve successfully built robots that are programmed to act as another human being. Personally, I am a huge fan of football VAR (video assistant referee), a new way to determine any foul play in the match (as seen in the recent World Cup games).
I always liked IT at school, simply because of the different applications and programs that we used to run on the computer, even if it was just Microsoft Access or HTML for Web Development. For a long time I wasn’t sure of what exactly I wanted to do in technology, but I knew I wanted to be a part of something great in this field. I wanted to be known for some technological advancement that will happen in the future. To be honest, I wasn’t the greatest fan of hardcore software development because I wasn’t the best at programming.
It was towards the end of my junior year in school (after some extensive research) that I finally found the course I wanted to pursue. The interesting part was that it was not confined to just computing skills, it had business integrated into the course as well. This computing course was more related to data science and informatics, which are currently the most demanding jobs in the tech sector. The course I am studying, Business Information Systems, is a mix of both computing and business. I have the opportunity to learn about how organisations analyse their structural and psychological behavior – but at the same time have the opportunity to learn front-end programming. I get to play around with data in Microsoft Excel and learn how to make sense of the data provided.
In my second year at ARU, I had the opportunity to explore how business in the computing field is so useful and how data is structurally stored in the Cloud. The Cloud is where all data is eventually dumped, it’s the core of all structural designs. The course I'm currently studying not only helps me prepare for the job market after graduation, but it will also help to open up my options to various fields in the IT sector. All of this excites me as I get to explore and play around before I understand what I truly can do with the knowledge I gain at the time I graduate.
In my second year at ARU, one of the few things I get to explore is how business in the computing field is so useful and how data is structurally stored in the Cloud. The Cloud is where all data is eventually dumped, it’s the core of all structural designs. The course I currently take not only helps me prepare for the job market after graduation, but it also helps me open up my options to various fields in the IT sector. All of this excites me as I get to explore and play around before I understand what I truly can do with the knowledge I will gain by the time I graduate.