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IT course, RMIT vs. Monash?
« on: January 19, 2013, 04:51:15 pm »
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Well first of all, this is the happiest and toughest choice of my life :) I got offered Computer Science at Monash Uni Clayton, which I thought I wasn't going to get offered because my ATAR wasn't good enough for it, but I got it.

Anyway, my second preference was Computer and Network Engineering/Bachelor of Computer Science at RMIT which I would've gotten if I was rejected by Monash.

My question is, which university offers better education in terms of Computer Science? I heard RMIT is known for their teaching in engineering and IT and it's in the city :D but not sure what Monash is like in terms of IT courses. I remember someone saying Monash is more theory based teaching and RMIT is more hands-on activities & projects based teaching.

I know Monash requires higher ATAR for Computer Science, but if RMIT does a better job than Monash in teaching IT, I'd definitely go for RMIT. Thanks!


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Re: IT course, RMIT vs. Monash?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2013, 05:23:13 pm »
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Recently read an interesting thread on Reddit about universities, part of the subcomments are about the quality of IT courses. It may be somewhat useful for you :)
http://www.reddit.com/r/melbourne/comments/157d2h/viewsopinionsexperiences_of_melbourne_universities/

There seems to be about 2-3 testimonies FOR RMITs lecturers being better than Monash and one claiming Monash's are better.
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Re: IT course, RMIT vs. Monash?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2013, 05:55:51 pm »
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Monash is decent. The IT faculty people are really nice too and are always willing to talk to you, haha.

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[]PyromanicToaster 1 point 27 days ago
I'm currently doing Software Engineering at Monash, Clayton Campus. Overall I'd say it's a fairly nice place. For the course itself, the subjects have varied in quality. I've had some really good lecturers and tutors who cared about what they were teaching, explained it well, and were clearly trying to help. On the other hand I've had a few subject which were abysmally run. I don't know people who've done similar courses at other universities, so I can't really compare.

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Also: Software Engineering @ Monash
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