Sophie Walboomers

"The combination of programming, maths and in-depth computer knowledge is what gives the programme its variety"


For a long time I didn’t know what I wanted to study at university. Computer Science seemed a good idea, but there were lots of other programmes that seemed interesting. I had my doubts: would I like it enough; would I be capable of doing it; did I really want to do a science subject? I just didn’t feel like a 'typical computer science student'. It was my taster day in Delft that clinched it for me: I liked computer science and the city and university really appealed to me.

At the start, I found the programme very difficult. Unlike many other first-year students, I had no prior knowledge. Although it started with the basics, it moved really fast. However, because I really enjoyed the courses, I didn’t mind working that little bit harder.

The content was just what I'd expected. The combination of programming, maths and in-depth computer knowledge is what gives the programme its variety. This diversity helps you gain a much better understanding of the subjects. For example, in Linear Algebra, you get a basic understanding of vectors and how you can calculate with them, which you can then apply in Computer Graphics to render great images on your computer! I also like the fact that the programme is so practical: almost every course has a practical assignment or project. So you can put what you've learnt into practice immediately. 

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