Study Computer Science at KEA

Study Computer Science at KEA


When I tell people
that I study Computer Science – – they think that I’m sitting
in a dark basement coding. But, of course,
that is not the case. You learn how to code
and design a program. What does a computer look like?
How does a computer work? You learn how to develop apps,
both for Android and for iOS. You learn to look at a problem
and find different solutions. This is something
I can use for the future. Something I can develop myself with
and want to work with in the long run. I think it’s really fun that you can
work so creatively with coding – – and that you can develop
so many different things. My dream is to start my own business
and get these ideas into the world. The students get a lot of tools
to solve many of the problems – – we have in the digital world. It could be smartphone apps,
for Android or iOS – – or to build infrastructures
with the major cloud technologies – – or providers out there. I am clearly a data nerd. I think it’s very exciting
that you can develop your own idea. For example, I made my own game,
where I spent a month coding it – – drawing the pictures
and building it from scratch. I had so much fun doing it. We have classroom teaching,
group work and, of course – – self-study at home. It is also important to mention
that we learn it all from scratch. Both computer hardware, programming
and structuring of systems. On the programme, you learn
to analyse IT issues – – from the digital world. You need to learn different
programming languages – – such as Java, C# and Python. You must also be able to design
to create these scalable solutions – – that are easy to maintain. We are all very different
on this programme. But what unites us
is our common passion – – for what we do here. I love working in a group
as part of a team. We develop things together. We developed a system that could
handle members and memberships – – and store it in a database.
We were to present it visually – – so that the customer
could use our application. The difficult part of
the programme is coding. Coding is a language
you have to learn. To complete the
programme successfully – – the students
need to be patient. They must have the will to learn,
be able to be part of groups – – and be able to work individually
with the assignments given to them. The programme was really
difficult for me in the beginning – – because I did not come
from this computer world. But having learnt the
different working methods – – and the different coding
languages, I am doing quite well. What I love about
Computer Science is – – that you have to be creative,
the sense of community – – and that you get the skills
to realise your ideas. Once you graduate,
there are many job opportunities. You can become
an Android developer – – an iOS developer
or a web app developer. You can work as
a back-end developer – – a systems developer
or a programmer. They really want to
get hold of us out there. My long-term goal is definitely
to create my own start-up.

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