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What is the difference between Computer Engineering and Computer Science?

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I'm interested i STEM majors, particularly engineering. What do computer engineers and scientist do? How are their jobs different? #computer-science #engineer #computer-engineer

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Matt’s Answer

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A computer engineer builds things. A computer scientist thinks about things.


In my field (computer, video and mobile games) the two are virtually indistinguishable after graduation. We hire computer scientists to write code. We hire computer engineers to write code.


In my experience in education (university, college) computer engineers tend to do more real-world project work and computer scientists tend to focus more on theory and algorithms.


If you are interested in developing new theories and algorithms consider Computer Science. If you are interested in making products (software, hardware, etc.) consider Computer Engineering.

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Wael’s Answer

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Check the links below.


http://www.eng.buffalo.edu/undergrad/academics/degrees/cs-vs-cen
https://www.lewisu.edu/experts/wordpress/index.php/computer-science-vs-computer-engineering-whats-the-difference/

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