Those of you who have done a similar course before, what was it like? In terms of both the work load and course equipment requirements?
Last year was pretty crazy, lots of all nighters building stupid models or massive A1 tech drawings etc, spending hundreds a week on materials like paper and pencils and card. I dont expect that so much this year but I'm not quite sure, I got a new computer at a few weeks ago, (latest MacBook Air 13" 128GB) and plan to sell my old laptop (HP, i7, 8gb ram 128GB SSD) mainly because of battery performance and portability, and macs are pretty damn nice. I imagine that would have been the biggest expense but what else would I need?
Any general info on what to expect would be nice, I cant wait though :D orientation starts this week but its at Unitec where I studied last year so I know most of the place anyway, was also offered a place at AUT's Bachelor of Computer Science but decided to go with Unitecs Bachelor of Computer Systems because its more abouts computers themselves rather than using them for science and programming which isnt what I want to do, more wanting to go into support, maintenance or networking (I chose the networking options over programming, but we still have a compulsory programming class each week).
Orientation starts Friday with my first programming class on Monday morning. Eeek! Writing my letter of resignation at the moment for my call centre job which only requires 2 days notice anyway, thank god.