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I have completed 10th recently with 87%. i want to learn computer engineering. My cousin referred me to learn IT engineering. What is the difference between IT engineering and computer engineering?

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Thank you comment icon Information technology and Computer Science Engineering both are quite similar in some manners. Aspirants always gets confused between theses two branches of engineering. Computer science engineering is all about design management of Information system for both hardware and software while IT deals with the use of electronic computers, transmitting and securing the retrieve data. It also deals with the development, installation and implementation of computer systems. If you are interested in computer programming and technology, then you can get admission from one of these branches in IITs through <a href="https://www.eduncle.com/iit-jee">IIT JEE</a> Examination. RAVI

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Mahesh’s Answer

Rishi,


If you want to become a Software Engineer, take IT Engineering or Software Engineering or Computer Science. You can also take Computer Engineering but it will have more of computer hardware related subjects, so won't be totally software. However, you can also become a Software Engineer even if you take Computer Engineering.


No matter what major you take, if you want to become a Software Engineer, focus more on Algorithms and Data structures along with coding.


Good luck!!

Thank you comment icon I have a friend who had done electrical engineering, but in the time before the interviews, he had spent a good amount of time and improving his programming skills, learning algorithms and data structures. He had also spent time on solving the popular programming problems involving data structures and algorithms, as I personally experienced waiting with him for company, some questions I had never attempted. He is now a software engineer for a Startup, after stints at VMware India where I know he excelled at his job and Uber India. Abhishek Purushothama
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Sanket’s Answer

I guess you are asking difference between IT engineer & Computer Engineer.


You should probably go over this link : http://online.king.edu/information-technology/difference-between-a-computer-science-information-technology-degree/


Since this question was asked from India, I will give more specific answer to Indian students.
In India colleges offer either Computer science or Computer engineering. There isn't much difference between those two since only one of them is offered by each college.
IT engineering deals mostly with applications of computer and there is quite a lot of overlap with Computer engineering.


Computer engineering/Computer science engineering is a core branch and so learning that will help you adopt to anything related to computer including IT jobs. So if you have choice of getting admitted to both IT & Computer then you should probably study computer engineering.

Thank you comment icon thank you sir rishi
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Mohamed’s Answer

Both branches are almost same.There is no major diffrence between them.Both branches are having scope in computer field.
The main diffrence is that a computer engineer work with programming and a it engineer work with networking,database.


An other difference is that the computer engineer have the knowledge about hardware as well as software.But IT engineer have only knowledge about software field.so work field are different for both.
But IT engineer can get a job of computer engineer.


If you want to choose any one between both of them than you should choose computer branch.You can have knowlege for both fields like software as well as hardware.


And its depend on your choice and interest.


So all the best

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Gail’s Answer

Hi Rishi,


I don't think there is a difference but the standard term is software engineer or computer engineer.


Good luck!
Gail

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Shagoon’s Answer

Hello Rishi,

Honestly, computer engineering and IT are similar. There are very few differences and that too is very college/university specific.

Some colleges in India, only use the naming convention to segregate students based on their cut-offs and ranks. Also, a lot of colleges offer same curriculum to both the courses.

From professional point of view, IT is very application specific and CS is computing specific. If you aspire to get into research/computing then CSE would be better but if you want to pursue CS but minimal requirement of the know-hows of the science take IT.

Programming, algorithms, theory of computation, these are few subjects that you have to go through, no matter which branch you take.

The difference will only come in the optional/hardware specific subjects.

  1. There are a lot of similar questions on quora, and these are really comprehensive ones: https://www.quora.com/Which-branch-is-better-CSE-or-IT
  2. https://www.quora.com/What-is-the-difference-between-CSE-and-IT-engg

Hope this helps!!

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Sathish’s Answer

Both B.E CSE and IT almost has the same papers every semester. The difference is that in IT you will learn few subjects which are aligned more to Multimedia, software lifecycle, operations research whereas CSC will be more aligned purely to programming. The current industry standards is that even if you do engineering on other streams, an average engineer will end up mainly in IT or ITES.

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Sneha’s Answer

Degree really makes no difference. It is your dedication, eagerness to learn and adopt to new skills/technologies along with hard work which you will help you grow and sustain in IT

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sanjit’s Answer

Hi Rishi,


Greetings !!


Since the question is related to difference between the two branches that you mentioned and which one is to adopt for your future growth, I will put some suggestions on this.


As you have just completed your 10th now with very good percentage, I am sure you would be studying hard to get good knowledge and marks in 12th also.


After 12th, you can pursue either Computer Engineering/ Computer Science Engineering or IT engineering, because they are almost 80-85% same as per course syllabus.
1. Computer engineering or Computer Science engineering deals with design, implementation, and management of information system of both software & hardware processes. It integrates several disciplines such as Information Technology, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Software Design, Mathematics etc. The engineers are mainly involved in the development of software and hardware systems. It opens the door for the engineers to become as a Product Design Engineer/ Cyber security Engineer/ Software Development Engineer/Application Development Engineer/ IT hardware engineer/ Network Engineer/ Indian Defence jobs/ IB Officer/ Professors or etc.



  1. IT engineering or Information Technology engineering basically integrates to software engineering, hardware engineering, integration of hardware and software or validation and verification of hardware and software components. Maximum IT engineers in India basically focus their careers only on Software or Networking jobs.


Talent and knowledge does not stop anybody to work in anything. You just have to set a future goal, and can take any course and focus on your studies. Once you complete your graduation, you can see various opportunities for you waiting outside.


All the best and good luck !!
Sanjit

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Raj’s Answer

There is quite a difference between an IT Engineer and Computer Engineer.

"IT engineer is expected to be able to perform include designing system configuration, directing system installation, enforcing system standards, designing and implementing new solutions, maximizing network performance, troubleshooting network problems, securing network systems, and configuring routing/switching equipment and hosted IP voice services."

To give an example, they are responsible for the IT infrastructure for business so from routers, wifi, hardware infrastructure, employee software, and hardware issues, etc anything from an IT side.

Computer Engineering is vastly different, in college you learn both the hardware (electronic engineering) and software (computer science) parts of those fields. It is a very demanding degree but very much worth it in the end. You can apply your skillset to both hardware and software or either one in your career. I graduated as a computer engineer but only do software in my career but the knowledge I gained in college and the ability learned to solve problems in both the hardware and software field I believe has made me a better engineer as opposed to if I were only graduate in computer science.

I would recommend Computer Engineering over IT engineering as there are many more opportunities you will find in your career.
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Rajyeswar’s Answer

In India, from a career point of view, an engineering degree (BE/BTech/BSc(Engg.)) in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Computer Science and Engineering, Computer Science and Technology, Information Technology, or Master in Computer Applications (MCA) after a BSc degree - all are same. There may be differences in a handful of courses - that is just to give an impression that these streams are different - not really. That differences are anyway there even in the same stream (say, Computer Science and Engineering) across universities - there are some core courses (say, Data Structures, Algorithms, Database Systems, Digital Logic) that every university teaches in all these streams; beside that the universities keep some differences in other courses to show their degree is quite unique. Yes, from absolute academic point of view there are differences between Computer Science, Computer Engineering and Information Technology (Wikipedia can explain). But career wise all land up in same destination - primarily IT industry (all type of IT work - analysis, design, development, test, administration, management, maintenance, enhancement, architecture), some go to Electronics / Communication industry, some go to higher studies or research, some join academic. Whoever makes exceptional contributions, that's his/her individual credit. Initially there was only Computer Science / Computer Science and Engineering degrees. During 90s the demand for Computer Science graduates increased too much. Now in a class maximum 50-60 students can be accommodated. So to fulfill this high demand the universities started additional degrees with separate names Information Technology, MCA, etc. Even BSc/MSc in Computer Science, BCA, etc. got started. However, if a student aspires to pursue education in Computer Science, the trend is to first go for an engineering degree in Computer Science and Engineering; if the seats are full then he/she opts for Information Technology. By the way, since you have just completed 10th, the first thing is to complete 12th in Science (I think I had not to tell this).

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Himanshu’s Answer

Hello, you are from India so I will give you answer according to Indian Technical Education System. IT engineering deals mostly with applications of computer and there is quite a lot of similarity with Computer Engineering or Computer Science.

Computer engineering/Computer science engineering is a core branch and have more syllabus covering programming languages where as IT covers programming and hardwares. So if you have choice of getting admitted to both IT & Computer Engg. then you should probably study computer engineering. Getting a IT job is based on individual command upon several technologies irrespective of degree you hold as IT Engg or CSE/CE.

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vineet’s Answer

If you want to become a Software Engineer, take IT Engineering or Software Engineering or Computer Science. You can also take Computer Engineering but it will have more of computer hardware related subjects, so won't be totally software. However, you can also become a Software Engineer even if you take Computer Engineering.

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Imad’s Answer

Hi Rishi, I wish you good luck on your journey to learn and grow. To answer your question, Computer Engineering is more theoretical and goes through the fundamentals of computation, logic, power usage, information...etc Or in other words, who do things work?
On the other hand, IT Engineering is very similar to Systems Engineering: you are operating at a higher level, and focus on how to connect the pieces and make them work for a desired result. In other words, how to make things work?
At your age you shouldn't be concerned with these definitions, and you should just focus on learning and absorbing as much information as you can; in the long run, it's all the same.

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parikshith’s Answer

don't think there is a difference but the standard term is software engineer or computer engineer.

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Pradeep’s Answer

Basic difference between IT & Computer Science is that IT Engineering deals with Software only like programming , Software development etc but Computer Science deals with both Hardware and Software like How Computer boots ,what is storage device and different kind of media .

Computer Science Engineering is better than IT . Focus on programming languages so that you able to understand latest technology like Automation, block chain , Analytics , Machine Learning .

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Chaitra’s Answer

After 10 th, you need to choose science stream. Prepare for the entrance test. he admissions will depend on your 12th exam results and the entrance results o takeup Engineering
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