1) Classes help students be job-ready by teaching programming using industry standards and allows students to create a professional persona.
2) The curriculum is structured in a way that makes progressing easier by focusing on the fundamentals before more advanced concepts.
3)Passionate instructors who care about student's success.
As I am an exchange student for a semester here from the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities (UMN), these three good things may or may not be related to UHM ICS.
1. You may use online resources that are free only to computer science students, such as Lynda, Virtual Online Linux Environment, Windows 10, and other free software.
2. There are many fields that are related and/or require the use of computer science, where you can change the world for a better future.
3. Whatever an idea that you could come up with, you can implement and make your idea become a reality. With this fast-paced moving field, it's easy to create a personal project, and you can share it to the world with Github, LinkedIn, and your portfolio to the potential future employers.
2) Coming from LCC, they offered most of the required ICS classes online which makes it convenient to take the classes even while working.
3) There's always information being sent out from the department about learning opportunities through internships, new courses, and code challenges.
1. Classrooms which promote interactions between students, like WEB 101 we use in our ICS 311 class
2. Knowledgeable and helpful professors who want their students to success and bend over backwards to make that happen
3. Challenging yet achievable goals to develop our skills and further our careers.
1. As a transferred student from Willamette University, I've noticed UH ICS program is more standardized.
2. UH provides classes and clubs for cyber security, something I've been curious about.
3. Much of the professors of ICS are very nice and easy to work with.
1) A lot of the resources needed for the class such as textbooks (if any) and softwares are free.
2) Since computer science is such a broad field, there are many opportunities to branch out to more specific fields that would be more interesting to you.
3) Being taught valuable skills that are actually used in the field such us using Git and other industry standards. Another valuable lesson is being taught how to tackle and solve problems which helps a lot when it comes to the field of computer science.
As a computer engineer major, I do not know too much about the UH ICS program but here is what I've seen so far:
1. In many of our ICS courses, we learn a wide range of programming languages that broadens our knowledge and skills to become better at programming.
2. For ICS courses we usually do not need to worry about purchasing textbooks since they are primarily online. For other classes, we would be required to buy a one-time use book that is not necessarily needed later on for our degree.
3. The ICS program provides students a great understanding of what working is like. Instead of working independently, we learn to work together as a team to solve the solution.