change to 1917, there is still time
lol if you have a death wish.
i swear to god cse are the biggest knobs ever.
the day of the first tutorial they bloody changed the room last minute so i was walking round the uni trying to find them, on my timetable it said one room then like the night before they changed the room. I showed up to the correct room ( which was interesting in itself, one of the rooms has the fukin door covered in the big cse wallpaper and there are no signs or anything directing you to where it is, you go down stairs to some basement looking shit hole and it has a sign pointing to a window on the side of the building, you finally figure it out after like 5 minutes of looking around and then you see a bloody handle sticking out of the wallpaper, bloody smartass programmers ), at the correct time and waited around like 5-10 minutes then i figured they were in the other room which was like 5 min walk away, i get there no ones there, so i back to the first room and they are finally there. Just the start of a semester of hell.
Then to follow from that pain in the ass assignments ( lol the lecturer said "i dont want to make it too easy" and they are looking for every possibility to take marks of for style, one assignment i had functions for everything and i lost 1/2 mark on style and the comment was "use more functions", all i could do was have a function that would call my functions !!!!)
the consultations are hardly any use ( i went to like 4 consults the week before the first assignment was due, and ran out of time for three of them before i could some help) as there are so many people around not knowing what they are doing ( rightfully so, because this is the first time they have done programming) and there are only a few one hour sessions here and there, you end up waiting the whole hour to get to the front of the line (either that or there are no computers left as the consult is packed) , by then its too late and the consult is over .
For the first assignment i had pretty much no idea wtf was going on, the lecturer says use one thing, the people at the consults say use another ( getchar which we had not learnt yet) , theres all this shit we havent learnt yet and its like "int main( int argc, char ** agrv) " learn that shit off by heart, god knows what it meant, you finally find out like 8 wks later.
I went to a consult 4 days before the first assignment was due and i swear to god it was like the most i learnt in the whole semester and to top it off you get smartass lecturer saying shit like "Id rather not answer that question" when someone asks a question even remotely related to the assignment, he knew everyone was struggling with it!!!
they keep bullshitting that they have "no assumed knowledge" but that is total crap for something with no assumed knowledge they go fairly fast, there seems to be two categories of people :
1. people that have been programming since they were born and find it boring ( if u are stop complaining u lucky bastard)
2. people that have no idea wtf is going on.
no one finds this moderately challenging, you are either at one extreme or the other.
CSE can kiss my ass