I think they want someone who can do exactly what they want and do it as fast as possible for the least amount of cost and do it now. Its just different. Uni courses are mostly shaped by industry and what they want, at least that is the case here. So lots of those what used to be foundational good to know things are just no longer taught, or they are rushed over with the expectation of if you need to know that stuff later in your specialization you will learn it for yourself. And for the record, I am getting a good Uni style education from my lecturer friend, but i typically enjoy the more practical advice from some of the really smart people who frequent the Zed homebrew page. Some really clever old cookies out there.