So... I live in Greece as an immigrant for 14 years, and this year I was going to give the final exams to pass to the university. My aim was to go to a Computer Science University. But due to economic problems me and my family are forced to go back to our country Albania.
So my main question is... Is it worth it to go to a Private University?
I know a dude in Albania. He told me a lot of things about the people living in Greece. It was my impression they took nationality... a bit too seriously, I'm surprised you take it so easily.
BTW, if your family is moving back because of financial issues, maybe uni in Albania is super-cheap but.. how are they going to afford it?
Is the bs degree essential to find a job?
No, but it's the easier or at least most common way to show you can commit to something long-term.
One more question: Whats the difference of a computer science and computer engineering degree?
Depends on the University. Here where I live
- Computer engineering is related to electronics. Often communications as well. Low level stuff. Chip design.
- "Computer science engineering" (I cannot quite translate it). Learn how to design products. Implementing them is then considered "not worth your time". Yet it's very practical.
- Computer science. Spend your time learning about computability, FP representations, algorithmic complexity and other theorical stuff. Basically math. The university I have attended had a study plan which involved a computer in only 10% of the total score. It is possible to graduate with full score without being able to recognize an USB port.
Is there something you would recommend me to do?
Talk to your parents about the life you're going to be able to afford. Because in this situation, I don't think you can just take for granted you'll be able to get the necessary income to commit at getting a degree.