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Old 18-01-2020, 09:46 PM   #4
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u might wanna do more research just to have a better picture of Digipen before committing.

Firstly, Digipen is not regionally accredited (RA) (look up regional accreditation, majority of the major US unis are regionally accredited) as what u have said, they are accredited from ACCSC.

does this matter alot? it depends. if u r thinking about using that piece of paper to go overseas to do future studies, u might run into issues. eg, major Unis in the US won't look kindly on a 'US degree' that's not regionally accredited for graduate studies.

Example, from the UC Berkely website for gradute admissions.

You must hold or expect to hold prior to the beginning of classes a bachelorís degree from a U.S. school accredited by one of the AACRAO regional accrediting agencies*.

* Regionally accredited college or university means an institution of higher education accredited by one of the following regional accreditation associations in the United States:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
New England Association of Schools and Colleges
The Higher Learning Commission (formerly known as North Central Association of Colleges and Schools)
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Western Association of Schools and Colleges

Secondly, according to the ABET website, Digipen has 2 programs that are ABET accredited. please do due diligence to check if the program u r taking in SG are ABET accredited. Again, does this matter? it depends. it might hinder ur chances for employment overseas. some jobs in the US want ABET computer science graduates, example here.


Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or Software Engineering from an ABET accredited program. 0-3 years of experience in control systems or data acquisition systems. Candidate must be experienced in software skills such as LabVIEW, C/C++/C#. Proficiency in other programming languages is a bonus. Proficiency in all Microsoft Office programs is required.

So what does this all mean? nothing really. if u just want a CS degree and work in SG, it'll do just fine since it's via SIT. but if u ask me personally. the program is shiat since ur paying alot for it. i think it's like $35k for the whole program? that's alot for a piece of paper that's not RA.

Is there anything 'better' ?

well, if u can get into NUS/NTU/SMU for their CS program, u should go there first. but not everyone can enter. the next option (which i personally think is better due to the brand name) is the University of London's BS in CS program. it's offered at SIM or directly online with cousera.

if u r wondering why am i using Digipen and showing u examples of stuff in the US, that's cause this 'school' is from the US. and if u think about it - if u were studying in the US with digipen and came out, u r going to have alot of challenges later on as compared to someone who came out with a CS degree from a state uni.
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