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Started 10th Feb, 2022

Which degree do you think is more valued a Computer Science or a Computer Engineering?

A lot of debate is around these two words. What do you think about these two streams?

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21st Jul, 2022
Sayyora Nurmamatovna Iskandarova
Tashkent University of Information Technology
Who knows scopus journals in free computer engineering and programming.

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10th Feb, 2022
Karim Al-Yafi
Qatar University
It depends on the career objectives. If it's more towards the design and building hardware then computer engineering is more relevant. On the other hand, computer science mainly targets those who wish to work in analyzing, designing and developing software systems. Of course, there are always some intersections between both disciplines but they are mainly distinguished this way.
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10th Feb, 2022
Karim Al-Yafi
Qatar University
It depends on the career objectives. If it's more towards the design and building hardware then computer engineering is more relevant. On the other hand, computer science mainly targets those who wish to work in analyzing, designing and developing software systems. Of course, there are always some intersections between both disciplines but they are mainly distinguished this way.
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10th Feb, 2022
Ahmed Ismail Ebada
EU Business School
Both
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10th Feb, 2022
Mohamed-Mourad Lafifi
Badji Mokhtar - Annaba University
Dear Neesha Rajkarnikar,
I somewhat share the opinion of the first speaker, it depends on what he can do and like or have the taste to do it. The computer field requires a lot of mathematics with all these logics and tools dedicated to analysis while computer engineering is hardware with a lot of electronics and the realization of card architecture and powerful processors. Of course, the two areas are complementary and share common spaces and resources.
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10th Feb, 2022
Dalton Martini Colombo
Federal University of Minas Gerais
You are going the find plenty of jobs in both carriers. Computer Science is incredible, and you will find a job everywhere. Computer engineering can provide you with a different experience during your undergrad course. I mean, you will have a strong background in electronics, circuit analysis, microelectronics, and Computer Science courses.
I think that you only need to go to Computer Engineering if you feel interested in hardware: electronics, circuit analysis, microelectronics, and so on. Otherwise, be focused on the fantastic course: Computer Science.
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12th Feb, 2022
Deepanjal Shrestha
Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics
Computer Science started as a branch of Mathematics, while Computer Engineering began (and still is considered by some) as a branch of Electrical Engineering.
Computer Science students learn about computing theory, programming, environments, algorithms, data security and transfer, etc. Computer Engineering students discover how to develop, prototype, and test microchips, circuits, processors, conductors and any other components used in computer devices or systems (e.g. supercomputers, smartphones, laptops, servers, IoT gadgets). They also develop the firmware, an essential type of software that allows operating systems and applications to take full advantage of the hardware.
Computer scientists work with computational theories, powerful algorithms, and mathematical models which are used to develop software programmes and systems. Computer engineers, on the other hand, develop the hardware and firmware on which software and systems run.
Many different abbreviations are used when referring to Computer Science vs Computer Engineering: CS vs CE/CEN, CompScience vs CompEngineering, CompSci vs CompE, CpS vs CpE.
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12th Feb, 2022
Neesha Rajkarnikar
Pokhara University
Thank you all for your answers.
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12th Feb, 2022
Deep Shrestha
Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU)
I think computer science due to its unlimited scope in all sections
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15th Feb, 2022
Ms Devulapalli Satya
Sri Chandrasekharendra Saraswathi Viswa Mahavidyalaya University
It depends on what the subjects he was interested in and what the career he is going to choose in future.
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15th Feb, 2022
Deepanjal Shrestha
Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics
A computer-focused degree can open a lot of doors: not only in the tech world but in healthcare, retail, entertainment, and other industries as well. The market for computer scientists is growing much more quickly than the aggregate job market; the same is true for jobs in cyber security, information systems management, and niche tech fields like machine learning and robotics. Computing jobs may no longer be the number one source of new wages in the US, but qualified computer experts remain in high demand. And, all those jobs in computer science and computer engineering are among the most lucrative out there.
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22nd Feb, 2022
Pauline Rickey
National University (California)
The person should go with their passion then they will enjoy their job.
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25th Feb, 2022
Nayala Unnisa Begum
Muffakham Jah College of Engineering and Technology
Computer Science needs a Computer Engineering.
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26th Feb, 2022
Haseeb Javed
Sungkyunkwan University
Computer Science
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28th Feb, 2022
Jose Luis Landivar
Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
Hi Neesha Rajkarnikar,
As mentioned before, it really depends on career objectives. If talking about economic values or income; most of times I find that computer engineering can provide you a higher income. Also, as with almost every engineer degree, you can work on different fields that require engineering knowledge. I believe that computer science is more narrowed towards coding only. Therefore, you cannot work as engineer. Nevertheless, with a C.E. degree you can work as a coder.
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29th Mar, 2022
Mahmudul Hasan Shakil
BRAC University
Computer Science and Engineering
11th Apr, 2022
Santhakumari Sadhasivam
VIT University
Computer Science and Engineering. Always professional course is good in all the aspects. But the student needs to utilize those 4years very effectively to enhance their career. Otherwise, CS/CSE is merely a waste for them.
14th Apr, 2022
Saurabh Sharma
PricewaterhouseCoopers
Professional course like in ERP, EA side...all else are Waste
4th Jul, 2022
Bharti Khemani
Symbiosis International University
Computer Science and Engineering (CSE)
21st Jul, 2022
Sayyora Nurmamatovna Iskandarova
Tashkent University of Information Technology
Who knows scopus journals in free computer engineering and programming.

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