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○○The Difference Between○○

Computer Engineering and Computer Science as majors?

Computer Engineering is an ill-defined field. Usually it translates to the development of actual computer infrastructure and hardware. Computer Engineers are usually Electrical and Computer Engineers, since they deal mostly with the electrical aspects of working with hardware and developing new platforms for computing.

For computer scientists, on the other hand, the hardware is mostly abstracted away from them. Computer scientists mostly work within abstract problems and merely use computers as their tools to carry out computations. Computer science is also the field dedicated to studying and developing algorithms and abstract ways of organizing data.

Though some people will tell you computer scientists study how to write software, this is not entirely true as these are the people called software engineers. Some argue that software engineering is a subset of computer science, but their line of work is deemed more applications-ba -sed, whereas the work that computer scientists do is more theoretical.


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