computer engineering vs computer science- Which to choose?

September 8, 2008 11:09pm CST
I get very confuse at this. which do i choose? which would be the best overall? I am a high school grad deciding to go forward. I know the major I want to pursue is in the field of computers but which one has confused me a lot? I have searched all over the internet but i get very confused answer. Can anyone help me here as this question is related to my future? Any answer will be greatly appreciated??
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@rsa101 (13894)
• Quezon City, Philippines
9 Sep 08
Let just say that Computer science is more focused towards software and Engineering more on the hardware. From there you can see the difference now. Science you are most likely into programming and language familiarization and software development. While in Engineering it is more geared towards the hardware where your focused is in the inside of the machine itself.
• Philippines
9 Sep 08
I graduated from Computer Science back in March 2008 and while I was in college, I had friends from Computer Engineering. The question you should answer is, what do you want to deal with when it comes to computers? If you take Computer Science, you will be dealing with the software components of the computer and then deal very little with the hardware and workings of the hardware. If you take Computer Engineering, it's the opposite. You won't be programming that much software but instead you'll be working with the hardware, the workings of the hardware and of course, you'll do some programming for the hardware.