Choosing a University for Computer Science


DigitalRain
#1
Hello. I'm considering attening a university in a year or two to take a computer science program. I'd like your input as to which Canadian universities would be good for this program.

I've recently graduated from a two-year college program in Computer Engineering Technology. I'd like to supplement what I learned there with the standard fare of programming languages (for general know-how only, I'm not looking to become a programmer), plus the following subjects.

I'd like to be able to learn about Linux (more than just an overview) and Unix. It would be nice if the Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) course was available there, though I'm not sure if that's available at universities or only at colleges. I'd also like to learn about Oracle, MySQL and similar.

edit: I'm also interested in web programming: php, perl, asp, etc.

I haven't done much research on this yet, as I'm really not sure where to start. Your thoughts are appreciated.
 
dekhqonbacha
#2
You are not in Canada?
 
DigitalRain
#3
I live in Prince Edward Island, Canada currently. I'd like to leave the Island both to see and experience a different part of this country. Since I'm interested in attending a university, I thought I would do this in another part of Canada.
 
Andem
#4
Computer science at University of Toronto can be recommended personally.
 
DigitalRain
#5
Quote: Originally Posted by Andem

Computer science at University of Toronto can be recommended personally.

What is it about the program there that would make you recommend it? What makes it good?
 
Vicious
#6
I was to the University of Waterloo. The Computer Science program there is second to none. They have a co-op program (you go to school for a term, work for a term, ...) by the time your are finished you should have two years relevant experience and a degree. The work term also help to reduce the loans you may require to get through.

Pick up a copy of Macleans magazine with university rankings.

They have a University Research Tool online http://www.macleans.ca/universities/...14_144614_6444
 
DigitalRain
#7
Thanks for that link. It gave me a good place to start my research.

Since you posted, I've been examining various options and realized that there aren't any universities which offer Cisco curriculum, and most seem to have very few networking classes of any sort.

I'm going to have to re-examine what I hope to get out of university, but I haven't given up on it, so any further suggestions are still appreciated.
 
cdn_bc_ca
#8
Although a little far from where you live, you can go to British Columbia Institute of Technology.

They only offer the program for CCNP, you have to take the test to get the credential from somewhere else.

Here is a direct link:
http://www.bcit.ca/study/programs/5470nobcit
 
DigitalRain
#9
After all of your help, I think I've come to the conclusion that Computer Science isn't right for me.

I'll have figure out what I'm going to do from here.

I'm going to stop watching this thread, now. Thanks for your input.
 

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