Which Degree?
Written by: shahzehan - 17:27 Dec-01-2014

So I'm in my final year of O'levels and have 2.5 years left till university. I was wondering which IT degree I should opt for. What I want to do in the future:

1. Sit at home.

2. Play video games, watch anime, read manga and novels etc

3. Make a few games.

4. Write novels.

5. Draw manga.

6. Do some work online.

7. Relax.

What major should I choose and I also wanted to know if the University of Waterloo (in Canada) is any good.

Which Major?

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10:24 Dec-02-2014

Why is there a general like for hardware engineering? :D

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10:50 Dec-02-2014

same situation like u but opting for petroleum engineering :D

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21:26 Dec-01-2014

why don't they pay for reading manga and watching anime?
Anyways all of these can potentially meet "your requirements", it really depends for who, you work for.
Otherwise, choose the one which interests you the most :)

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01:48 Dec-02-2014

"why don't they pay for reading manga and watching anime?" Yes why don't they? I'd be a millionaire by now :D All of these subjects interest me.

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09:07 Dec-02-2014

IKR.

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19:34 Dec-01-2014

I'd say Computer Science or Software Engineering would set a good foundation for developing games, though it will depend on what you're taught. You may have to learn about games development on your own if the uni doesn't specifically teach it. Most degrees solely in games development aren't great, and it ties you to 1 thing. Though it's not easy, there's none of that sitting at home and relaxing.

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01:49 Dec-02-2014

Actually you do sit home and relax if you're doing your own project :) I plan on debuting with a AAA quality title to get recognition.

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18:09 Dec-01-2014

I just finished an allround programming course and now am going to follow a computer science course. I really am looking forward to doing it, but you should do something you really want to do and not get bored as motivation is very important!


I really enjoy watching anime and reading manga's aswell ;)

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01:46 Dec-02-2014

Oh believe me I am motivated :) I'm fond of computers so I won't be bored with any of these ;) Let us begin the AM REVOLUTION!

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17:59 Dec-01-2014

If that is what you are wanting to do, I got some news for ya. None of those degrees is going to help you. The engineering degrees will not allow you to work from home, you will be stuck in an office environment. The computer science degree, while yes, you will learn how to write code, will not help with making games. My computer science degree taught me about writing programs for businesses, not games.


If you are wanting to become an indie developer, the best chance you have is to get a degree in game programming, OR even learning how to program yourself. It isn't really all that difficult to learn, but it does take time to master.

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01:45 Dec-02-2014

Well I am planning to learn how to program on my own :) It's just that I 'have' to go to a uni since that's what everyone here does and my parents don't want me to fall behind. I won't be an Indie developer. I'll start my own AAA studio one day. What I also wanted to know is that are those 7k+ online job ads true?

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09:57 Dec-02-2014

If those 7K+ job ads were true, we wouldn't have poverty, right?

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10:23 Dec-02-2014

Well that's a shame.

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