In this blog, you will notice that these branches often overlap, but the differences between them are noteworthy. If we could sum them up in a simple sentence, we’d say that Computer Science deals with data and algorithms while Computer Engineering is focused on hardware and firmware.
In addition to general Computer Science and Computer Engineering degrees, universities and colleges also offer different specializations or subdisciplines if you want to narrow down your focus. Here are a few examples:
Here, the line between the two disciplines becomes a little blurry. This happens because, at some universities, the differences are very small, with most of the courses being the same. At others, it is exactly the opposite – only a few courses are common, while most are different.
To know what you’ll actually study, check out the curriculum before choosing an academic program and don’t rely only on the title of the program. If you have other questions, don’t hesitate to contact the university or college where you want to apply. They’ll be more than happy to help you.
With that in mind, let’s take a look at some typical classes offered by general Computer Science and Computer Engineering degrees:
While job opportunities are generally different for computer scientists and computer engineers, future graduates can expect to start working in software positions, because the industry demand is higher in that area.
These are some of the most popular Computer Science jobs.
Now let’s use the same data and structure to look at common Computer Engineering jobs:
-Know why you are studying more than what you are studying!