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Differences Between IT, Computer Science, and Computer Engineering Degrees(Part 4, the end).

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  1. Nathan

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    Overview of a computer engineering degree
    Without computer engineering, there would be no computers. This is the field that took technology that used to fill an entire room and put it in your pocket. Computer engineers are constantly designing and developing powerful components like circuit boards, microchips, video cards, processors, hard drives, and routers.

    A computer engineering degree blends the principles of engineering with the technical needs of computer science to produce the physical pieces that make the digital world possible. Computer engineering often works hand-in-hand with computer science to produce hardware that can support the most versatile software.

    What kind of courses do you take in computer engineering?
    The curriculum for computer engineering has a lot of overlap with computer science and usually shares foundational classes with other engineering programs. The courses that set it apart focus on hardware. You’ll study subjects like:

    • Microprocessing
    • Circuits
    • Cybernetics
    • Power and energy systems
    • Nanotechnology
    • Computer architecture
    What kind of jobs can you get with a degree in computer engineering?
    A computer engineering degree is designed to get you a job as a . . . computer engineer. You’ll have the necessary knowledge for other computer-related careers, but your background in hardware sets you up for the most lucrative computer-related profession.

    Most computer engineers work in manufacturing, developing parts for corporations that produce personal computers, phones, cars, and more. Other computer engineers work for the government, research firms, and system design companies.

    The median salary for a computer engineer is $115,000 per year. This is one of the highest-paying career in some countries.

    What skills should I have to get a computer engineering job?
    To succeed as a computer engineer, you need to be incredibly detail oriented. You also need to have a thorough understanding of the integration between hardware and software. Software is constantly pushing the limits of what hardware can do, and you need to be visionary to provide people with the innovative technology they need to creatively solve problems.

    So what’s the difference between these technology degrees?
    If you ask me,

    “Computer engineers are architects and construction workers. They design and build a house. Computer scientists are the electricians, plumbers, and installation specialists who put lights, running water, and appliances in the house. IT professionals live in the house and use appliances effectively and efficiently for a desired effect.“

    These three fields are highly related, and their differences are most clear when you look at the careers and roles they best prepare you for. If you’re already attending a school and you can choose between all three of these programs, be sure to compare their curriculum and find out what the difference looks like at your school. And if you’re not enrolled in a school yet, consider which part of the house you’d like to be part of, and choose a program accordingly.

    What other kinds of technology degrees are there?
    IT, computer science, and computer engineering are the main pillars of the technology field. A lot of other technology majors you’ll see are really just specializations within one of these three programs. Degrees like database administration and video game programming are essentially subsets of IT and computer science degrees. You might also see computer engineering as a specialization within electrical engineering.

    To a certain extent, every school classifies and arranges their programs in their own way. The only way to know exactly what’s different about each technology degree is to look at the curriculum.

    That being said, some specialized tech degrees don’t really fall under one of those three main umbrellas. Here are a few:

    • Library science: this highly specialized program focuses on information architecture. It applies some of the underlying principles in an IT degree to an academic archive.
    • Computer information systems: this degree blends business and computer science, and focuses on the ways technology functions within an organization and helps it reach its goals. CIS is actually one of the business degree i don't recommend. You won’t take enough courses in either business or computer science to be an expert in either, so you’d probably be a more valuable asset to an organization if you choose one or the other. It’s not as bad as choosing the “general studies” route, but it’s definitely a master of none situation.
    • Computer animation: this might seem like it’s part of computer science, but you’re more likely to find this in connection to graphic design programs. It can certainly be part of a computer science program, but animation depends heavily on design principles, and it’s one way to use, not develop software.
    Ultimately, the computer-related degree you choose depends on what aspects of technology interest you most and what kind of career you’d like to have. I hope this article has been helpful, now the rest is up to you!.

    THANK YOU.


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    Well-done for the good job. Highly Complete guide. Kudos bro @Nathan
     
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    You did it again....
     
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    I double twale 4 u too sir.
     
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    :emoji_ok_hand:..right on
     
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