Computer Science VS Information Technology

Computer Science VS Information Technology

Undecided Course: Computer Science VS Information Technology - Which is better in, Job opportunity, etc? HI, Im A Freshman ( Undergraduate ), 19 Years Old, From Middleast (Saudi Arabia ) Who Wants To Take Your Advice In Careers. I Love Computers Very Much, But I Have A Problem In Deciding Which Field To Enter . . Computer Science Or IT ?!?! Its Really Killing Me Badly . .

I can get rid off from my mind thinking about which course should I choose.

Well I like Computer a lot ever since before. I like programming, animation, web developer/designer, game developer,animation, modeling. etc

The problem is my dreams are divided by two courses which are, IT and Computer Science.

Computer Science VS Information Technology - Which is better in:

  1. Job opportunity
  2. Which is easy
  3. Dominant
  4. etc (add your opinion here)

see below as your reference.

IT Career Path vs Computer science Career Path

Information Technology: Career Path

  • Applications Developer
  • Systems Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Database Analyst
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Network Administrator
  • Web Administrator/Web Master
  • Web Developer
  • Network Specialist Information
  • Technology Instructor
  • Network Operations
  • Analyst Researcher
  • Information Security Administrator

Computer Science Career Path

  • Computer Scientist
  • Applications Developer
  • Systems and Software Engineer
  • Database Programmer/Designer
  • Software Developer
  • Information Security Specialist
  • Multimedia Authoring Specialist/Programmer
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Computer Animation Experts
  • Researcher Systems Developer
  • Robotics Technology Specialist
  • Computer Science Instructor
  • Systems Analyst

Below are the Subjects of IT and Computer Science

  1. What are the major and Minor Subjects of:

a) Information Technology:

Languages and Humanities – 36 credit units Mathematics and Natural Sciences Technology – 32 credit units Social Sciences and Communications – 15 credit units Basic ITE Core Courses – 39 credit units Miscellany – (16) credit units Professional Courses – 42 credit units

  • Computer Programming 2
  • Object - Oriented Programming
  • Database Management System 1
  • Database Management System 2
  • Principles of Operating Systems and its Applications
  • Computer Programming 3 (Web Progg & Dev’t)
  • System Analysis and Design
  • Introduction to Software Engineering
  • Multimedia Systems
  • IT Practicum (minimum of 486 hours)
  • IT Capstone Project (Technopreneurship)

b) Computer Science:

Languages and Humanities – 36 credit units Mathematics and Natural Sciences Technology – 21 credit units Social Sciences and Communications – 15 credit units Basic ITE Core Courses – 33 credit units Miscellany – (16) credit units Professional Courses – 57 credit units

  • Computer Programming 2
  • Data Structures & Algorithm Analysis
  • Object - Oriented Programming
  • Algorithm Analysis and Design
  • Database Management System 1
  • Principles of Programming Languages with Compiler
  • Automata and Formal Language Theory
  • Logic Design & Digital Computer Circuits
  • Computer Programming 3 (Web Progg & Dev’t)
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Introduction to Software Engineering
  • Principles of Operating Systems and its Applications
  • CS Practicum (minimum: 162 hours)
  • CS Thesis
  • Research 1A

Source: AMA university in Philippines. www(dot)amauniversity(dot)edu(dot)ph/courses

Like Them Both, But I want to Know Which One Would Be Better In The Future ( World Wide & Especially The Middleast; Saudi Arabia ) Position Wise And Financially . Give Me Reasons Depending On Your Choice? Anyway, Im Anxiously Waiting For Your Reply. Thanks In Advance For Your Time . .

Answer #1

Tnx But Im still accepting answers from engineers, Computer Scientists, IT professions, etc

Answer #2

On thing you should consider is that you don’t have to work strictly within your college area after you graduate. I have a CS degree but I’ve done most of my work in areas that would be considered IT and a fair amount of work in areas that are considered to be Electrical Engineering. There is a lot of overlap in CS, IT, and EE. I’m surprised that automata theory and formal languages are part of the undergrad CS curriculum; when I went to college we didn’t get that until grad school.

Speaking of window offices, at one time I had a sweet office with windows that a lot of VPs would envy. After a few rounds of downsizing they took my office and gave me a cube, then they took my cube and gave me a laptop and a cell phone. The whole field is nothing like it was in the 90’s. In the 90’s I got calls from recruiters on a weekly basis trying to lure me away from my employer. Now every weak quarter I worry about being downsized out of the company. I do still make a good living though; I just don’t have the prestige that I did 10 years ago.

CS seems to be the more theoretical and technical degree, IT the more practical and immediately useful one. One thing I say is that in every tough IT problem there is a CS problem. I find that I get called in a lot of times when groups with more business oriented training get stuck on a problem.

Answer #3

Have you ever tried to divide problems into two:

  1. problems that can be computerized/automated/can be solved by computers/by computer aids. 2.Problems that cannot be automated/cannot be solved by computers.

Have you ever thought about who created the data structures and algorithms for problems that are already automated today? Who will find algorithms and data structures for problems not yet automated? Who will conduct research and improve the existing algorithms and data structures that todays computer scientists and information technologists are using?

If your answer is a computer scientist,Your are right.

Have you ever imagined the task of musicians? They release a volume their music and it is the business men(retailers) who will buy that single copy form the musician duplicate and take(sell) it to the people in need.

The same way it is Information technologists that will integrate the technology and the people in need of technology to the businesses/Enterprises. They use algorithms and data structures of computer scientsts to solve business problems or to configure technology solutions.

Information technologists are practically equipped in use and application of computer technology and business it.

Answered by Dereje Hinkosa, Hawassa Unversity, Dereje is a computer scientist.

Answer #4

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. But 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.

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