Yash Trivedi

What is the difference between computer engineering and information technology?

I don't know in which of the above there will be more of software making. I want to program softwares

by Yash Trivedi
1 answer
| Share :

1 answer

RE: What is the difference between computer engineering and information technology?

Preeti Taneja
Preeti Taneja
Verified Career Expert
Head Guidance & Counselling at Project Wisdom, CSR initiative of Canam Consultants Limited, Chandigarh
  • Chandigarh

To the layperson, computer science and information technology may seem like the same thing. In actuality, three fields are typically associated with the study of computers at the college level. Computer engineering, information technology and computer science are all disciplines within the same realm of study. However, each specialty focuses on specific aspects of the field, and careers within the three areas vary greatly.
Computer Science -
Computer scientists are, in fact, scientists. They are focused with the theory of computational applications. That means they understand the "why" behind computer programs. Using algorithms and advanced mathematics, computer scientists invent new ways to manipulate and transfer information. Computer scientists are generally concerned with software, operating systems and implementation. Like Neo in The Matrix, computer scientists can see and make sense of code. Computer science students will learn the fundamentals of different programming languages, linear and discrete mathematics, and software design and development. Computer scientists study the machine itself and understand how and why various computer processes operate the way they do.
Simply put, computer scientists can talk to computers. The field is based in mathematics-the language of computers. Computer scientists understand why computers work and can create a program or operating system that does what you want it to do.
Careers in computer science
Computer science is a rapidly growing field and is expected to see large increases in employment opportunities. High salaries are generally associated with computer science careers. If you're pursuing a computer science degree, the following career paths are open to you:
- Applications software developer. As the creative minds behind applications and programs, software developers design and build programs and applications for computers and technological devices. Angry Birds? A software developer made that. Microsoft Office? That would be software developers again. The median salary for a software developer is $90,530.
- Systems engineer. Operating systems provide the foundation for computers and devices to function. Microsoft Windows, Linux and iOS are examples of types of operating systems. Systems engineers design and create those types of systems for use in personal computers, phones and even cars. The median pay for systems engineers is $94,180.
- Web developer. Web developers are not graphic designers. Graphic designers create the images you see on websites; web developers program the code that makes a website function. Web developers integrate the graphics, audio and video into the site and monitor the site's traffic, performance and capacity.

Computer Engineering
To put it bluntly, computer engineers make computer parts work together. Computer engineers are responsible for the research, design and development of computer equipment like circuit boards, microchips, routers, video cards, etc. Some universities may treat this discipline as an off-shoot of electrical engineering.
It is beneficial for computer engineers to have a grasp of computer science. Computer engineers often deal with hardware-to-software integration, meaning they have to design and build processors and hardware that can support a given program. As technology advances and our devices become smaller and smaller, a main goal of computer engineers is to create microchips and microprocessors that work economically and efficiently.
Computer engineering students will study concepts in computer science, engineering and mathematics. By combining these three fields, computer engineers are able to solve hardware problems and create state-of-the-art machines that can handle the many tasks computers perform
Information Technology
Information technology (IT) may adopt the monikers information systems or systems administration. Essentially, IT professionals are the users of technology. IT utilizes existing operating systems, software and applications in tandem to create a larger system that solves a specific business problem. IT constructs a network from established building blocks to carry out a task, such as an automated supplies ordering service.
Due to the nature of the work, IT professionals are more likely to interact with clients and co-workers outside of their department. They may help explain to a client how to solve technology problems or work with executives and business owners to construct a technology plan that will meet their business needs.


RE: What is the difference between computer engineering and information technology?

This topic is now closed. New replies are no longer allowed.
Latest ANSWERS

how to become a charted accountant ?

Hello Murali, To pursue CA, you first need to register with the Institute of Chartered Accountancy of India, after 10th.   But only after you cle .. read more

hi dis is dhanya..thanks for ur reply mam i also wanted to know scope in hospital management also..if we do pgdhm watz d course pattern

Hello Dhanya,   What exactly do you wish to pursue? It seems you have a lot of confusion. So best would be to sit down, relax and judge your own .. read more

Sir, which course is more better for me after b.a. Sir am i think that I should go in general manager or hotel management because I have economics sub. What you think about this.

Hello There, As per me, you should go in for a higher studies as per your subject specialisation at the Graduate level. Did you specialise in economic .. read more

Helo mam..My brother has completed intermediate with bi.p.c course.he is not sure abt wt to do further now.He is interested in hotel management.Is dis gud for best future??

Hello Priya,   JPlease note a course your brother is interested in doing, definitely if allowed he will prosper because it is as per his liking a .. read more
Most Popular

What are the key things the resume of a Web Designer must reflect?

A resume is a ideal place / Opportunity to exhibit your designing talents.    Show to the world in the shortest possible time, about your sk .. read more

I am 12th pcm student 'if not engineering than what career I choose

Hello, Thanks for Asking..!! Many Students search for the best career options after 12th Science except Engineering. It is very hard step of your care .. read more

I am a failiure of class 12 what can I do..?? plz suggest me I am so confused I want ot make my career in army

If u want to pass in NIOS board for October 2017 then I can guide you and help u . We are giving sureties of passing in 10th & 12th NIOS board . w .. read more

What are the most interesting things I can do while working as a Psychologist?

The most interesting things you can do while working as a Psychologist are creating your own style of handling your patients. Go beyond the bookish kn .. read more