- Student type: Domestic
- Degree type: Degree
- Year commenced: 2014
- Degree(s): Bachelor of Computer Science
Why did you choose Monash?
Its top ranking position in Australia for its IT courses.
What attracted you to IT?
I first became interested in web programming while I was in school, and have always had an interest in multimedia. Since I was getting positive feedback from my IT teachers at school and with maths as one of my stronger subjects, I thought IT would be a good choice.
What made you choose the specialisation/major you’re studying?
After learning HTML and CSS, I became interested in programming and wanted to continue learning how to code. Computer Science also offered me a lot of flexibility to take electives not only from different parts of IT, but also from other faculties. At the end of high school I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do in the future, so this has given me the ability to explore and gain new skills across a range of disciplines.
Tell us about what you’re studying – What is it? What does it involve? What do you actually do?
I am currently in my second year and the IT units I am studying algorithms and data structure, systems development and IT professional practise. Algorithms and data structures focuses on problem solving, where we learn to write programs by breaking the problem down into manageable components, in order to find the most effective solution. Systems development is where we learn how to work with a client to develop a system they require. In IT professional practice, we learn how to hold and present ourselves in the professional workplace, working on skills ranging from resume writing to giving presentations. I am also interested in art and design, so for my elective this semester I am taking electronic design, were we design and produce magazines.
What is your favourite thing about the field you’re studying?/ What has been the highlight of your course so far?
Learning how to code and create programs has been exciting, as this was something new to me. There are also many different directions you can take when studying IT, and I am excited to continue taking different units to find where my biggest interests lie and what excites me the most.
Which IT facility are you most impressed with and why?
I really like the level 1 foyer in the IT building where students can go to do their work, since it’s a lot less crowded than the libraries.