Which is a better course? Computer Science ?Infotmation Technology(IT)?
August 22, 2008 6:48am CST
I am a computer science student and I've once asked my teacher on the difference between IT and Computer Science. He told me that computer science are making programmers and computer doctors while IT are just making people who knew a lot about computer software. He also added that IT students knowledge are far away from Computer Science students. Ad Computer Science is a lot better than IT. How about you? Do you agree with him? If Computer Science is a lot better than IT course then why do students still take IT?
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22 Aug 08
hello frnd, in my view u should go for computer science because u will have to go in details about computer including hardware nd software . IT is not all abt computer but u may say it is specialised branch of computer. orrest is on you which course u prefer
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22 Aug 08
My son took Computer Science in college and became a computer programmer. I believe the difference might be in what you learn - probably computer languages versus how to work on computers. He can do both, thank goodness. He and my husband both work on computers, but my son can make programs. You've heard the old saying, 'it looks like greek to me'? Well, that's what some of his books look like to me! I was good in school but there is no way I could understand what he does for a living!
22 Aug 08
As a software engineering student, i am interested in the difference between them. i think the CS students need to know wider knowledge including hardware and software. And IT, i think is not only about computers, there can be transmission of data and some conducting on it. To be honest, i am also not clear about it. But no matter how good or bad future your speciality may be, working hard is the only way to make your dreams come true. Have a nice day!
26 Apr 09
Hello Arcenal, I Have done my Engineering(Electrical & Electronics) and had been with both computer science and IT students. Both of these study the same subjects(Subjects are named bit differently) except few which are different. IT was all started with the aim to be more advanced than Computer Science but both ended at the same place. I would suggest wherever you are going to study just check the subjects and what interests you and go for it. As far as job opportunities are concerned both have equal have equal opportunities. Hope this helps, get back if you need more info.
3 Nov 08
IT is definitely more basic than Computer Science. Computer Science is geared towards programming and is more in depth, while IT just scratches the surface. IT is good enough for a lot of jobs, such as database administrators, secretaries and data-entry operators. Computer Science is for systems analysts, programmers and software designers. You just need to look at what level you're more comfortable with and stick to it.
31 Oct 08
hai arcenal.... im a IT student.. in class i learn how to make a program,, and how to run it.. it is my 1st year as a IT student,, i learn to make program that use 'C' it is language before 'C++','JAVA', and 'Borland'.. from C i can make program that can sum number,, sort a number,, make a explorer,, and another programs.. so if your teacher said that IT only knew about software,, it is not perfectly true.. because a IT student can make programs too.. and many people from IT can be a programmers.. maybe someday i can make programs like microsoft.. whp know.. lol
21 Oct 08
IT is basically for the people who can't survive the computer science course, lol IT is well-rounded amonst different digital machines, not just computers like it is with computer science. Computer science is a lot more specialized and has a basic purpose, IT is good for people that are aiming to become help and support technicians like those you ask questions about certain things in websites or companies or whatever, they're the best candidates for that. But computer science is for those that make the things that IT students need to explain :P to put it in a more simple way. So basically, I think that each course supports the other, and can't find much difference in importance since what's the use of making a program that no one will figure out what to do with? (aka the IT technicians' job, as I doubt software developers have the free time to answer people's questions)