Mature Student? Hope you like Humanities and Social Sciences

Posted on July 21, 2010

Why is it that mature students only get access to humanities and social science tracks? I’ve been looking around at various academic bridging programs and admissions requirements at universities in my area. Not one of them will admit mature students into science, engineering, or even mathematics. At best you can discuss your options with an “admissions officer.”

If someone could enlighten me, I would greatly appreciate it. I’ve probably read a lot of the course material for computer science and electrical engineering already. I’d just like to know if it’s possible to get into one of these tracks some how. Programming in the real world just isn’t challenging anymore and I’m not getting a lot of personal satisfaction from it. I’m much more interested in research and applications that can have more than a capital influence on the world.

I’m just getting the sense that the ivory tower sees me as a plebian and and is keeping the doors tightly shut.