How do Makers graduates compare to Computer Science degree undergrads?

Understanding the differences between the two routes

“A CS degree will help you find a job that genuinely requires a CS degree, such as optimising trading algorithms, or making a database engine more efficient. However, the majority of software engineering jobs out there don’t fall into this category. They have different requirements: writing clean code, problem-solving, great communication and teamwork skills, and delivering to a deadline. The average CS degree misses most of that.”

Evgeny Shadchnev - Makers Fouunder. 

At Makers we focus on learning to code in practical real life settings so your education is directly relevant to gaining a job in tech. We focus on key languages and skills including: 

  • Python
  • JavaScript
  • GitHub
  • APIs
  • Object oriented programming
  • Pair programming
  • Test Driven Development

Conversely, CS programs tend to turn students into Computer Scientists (people with a deep understanding of how computers function). They typically cover:

  • Computer Science Theory
  • Advanced Mathematics
  • Programming in Java
  • Operating System Design
  • Algorithms

Many of our hiring partners come to us to find talent as the content typically learned on CS programmes does not meet the needs of their team.