Okay, a few unis in my state offer a "Computer Science / Sofware Engineering" double degree with a duration of 5 years full-time.
Is that not pointless? I'm doing straight Software Engineering (4 years) and I can exit as "B. Computer Science" or "B. Sofware Engineering" without doing any extra units -- as most if not all core CS units are done in SE.
So my question is, what's the point that particular double degree!?! Is that something employers would go for, say a CS/SE double degree grad over a SE grad? It's just that I'm failing to see the benefit -- perhaps some of you who have jobs in the "industry" can shed some light :-). BTW, my uni doesn't offer the double degree*, and CS is 3 years, SE is 4 years. But you could do CS and the other SE core units you didn't do (as electives) as postgrad then graduate as SE after applying for previous credit.
And no this isn't a CS > SE or SE > CS debate. I'm sure we all know the answer to that one anyway...