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Topic # 173408 22-May-2015 00:25
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I'm thinking of switching careers to computer programming, and studying the Degree on Information and Communication Technologies at CPIT Christchurch.

I've heard Canterbury Uni provides more of a general almost theoretical view of the subject, which can then be applied to the ever changing industry, where as CPIT provides more a training to do the job today.

After much thought, I've decided the CPIT approach will suit me better, but I was wondering if anyone here might have gone through the course themselves, or had any general advice :)

I don't have much programming experience at all, only the old QBasic (self taught) and some light Visual Basic and HTML.

My ultimate 'one day' aim is to end up in a creative role, but I'm quite interested in programming obviously too :)

Thanks for reading!

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  Reply # 1309640 22-May-2015 07:35
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  Reply # 1309698 22-May-2015 09:50
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The University of Canterbury degree will likely be more beneficial if you want to work overseas in the future.


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  Reply # 1309726 22-May-2015 10:41
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Thanks Lias, just sent a reply :)

D.W: Ideally I'd like to stay in New Zealand, even if the wages aren't quite as good here. But yeah I can imagine the University has a bigger reputation overseas.

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