Computer Science vs Software Engineering – Which One Is A Better Major?
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Computer Science vs Software Engineering – Which One Is A Better Major?


Hey guys so recently i have been getting a lot of questions like (what’s on screen)

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  1. Hey guys! FYI, I have a Medium article with the same topic here: https://goo.gl/ENsErq

    If I need to make updates in the future, I’ll update the article because updating a Medium article is so much easier than updating a YouTube video 🙂

  2. Is cyber security a good thing to choose? And if I want that what is better Software engineering or computer science?

  3. This is so crazy because I was looking to go an study at Uni of Waterloo after I have completed a foundation year in Comp Sci here in England and I’ve just come across this video. Must be a sign!

  4. Thanks for the videos DOJO! I am an average student,but interested in coding.How can I begin with these languages to learn to get best job for myself?

  5. I agree with you for the comments about computer engineering. I have graduated computer engineering and i felt very bad on my first job. Thats because I spent half of my time with hardware during the university. If i can go back and study at university, i would definetly prefer computer science indeed. Anyway, i work as Senior Software Engineer and learned many courses myself.

  6. Idk I just wanna how do smart people view things how can they solve complicated problems way beyond they're lvl of education?do they already discover those previous basics in they're heads or they just deal with the problem using they're own minds?!

  7. What about Computing and Information systems as an undergraduate degree (BSc.)? Is it good to start from this way to become a software engineer ? And which program should i choose next for a MSc. degree ??

  8. I want to become a….cyber security expert…. I'm very passionate…. I want to know how to become… N what are best way…….. Pls reply….

  9. There's also Computer Engineering (the degree I took). We have engineering courses like Calculus, Physics, Signals, Networks besides the normal programming courses

  10. U will not be a software eng at some universities if y take cs program. You will not have the engineering degree (Carleton uni)

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  13. Im currently studying diploma in software engineering but I wanna become a web developer what should I take for my degree??

  14. Thank you Dojo. I was searching for this video. Now i am in a school and surfing internet what can e better for me. I want to learn deeply about computers but also develop my skills. After watching the video i am preferring for CS but still confused because SE gives deep learning. Please make video about other universities that give me to learn all about computers

  15. If a person want to be educated as a Software Engineer on own on youtube tutorials , rather is it better than a Software Engineer educated from a University or not?

  16. Can we call the motherboard, CPU, Ram, GPU… Designing computer engineering?
    I'm now so messed up that i need to know the difference please.

  17. I’m in computer engineering program that is 3 years and I’m half way on my journey and discovered myself that I’m wasting my time on outdated courses that teach bullshit and gonna transfer to software engineering cuz I’m more into programming. I first got into computer engineering cuz I had no guidance and did not know how to research school and courses, we live and learn

  18. Great video my son started college with CS but changed it to Informatics do you think it’s a good idea would love your input

  19. Computer Science trumps all other degrees in the computer field. You can’t really argue that. Employers will take a Software Engineering degree with a grain of salt compared to a CS degree.

  20. Your pretty close on your analysis, but you’ve got it all backwards. ALWAYS pick your career choice first, not the major type. It all really boils down to what kind of SW Development your interested in as a career choice. If you enjoy aerospace/avionics, then a CS degree will never get you in the door at SpaceX, or Boeing, or Lockheed Martin. Basically it goes like this: if you want to be a programmer for web applications, go into CS, if you want to be an Engineer or embedded developer, go into SW Engineering.

  21. ubc has a software engineering option in cs! you can apply for it one year after you learn in cs major

  22. I don’t think it’s strange that the software engineering program requires the class called “engineering economics”. After all if you want to be employed you’re gonna need to know how to work within a budget and more importantly your software has to help your clients make money. If anything, this might be a contributing factor in why the graduates from this university do well in the real world. I’m not saying it’s the only reason but it seems practical to me.

  23. There are quite a bit of engineering graduates who learned mostly theory but they soon forget it after graduating as there's very little hands on approach in school. I would personally the prefer the hands on approach of SE.

  24. Thank you for your explanation, which I found so helpful and informative. Also, i'm studying computer science right now, so your answer delight me a little hh

  25. fuck Software Engineering Computer Science is better but Software Engineering is still a part of Computer Science so what the heck are you talking about

  26. in spain you need to do a test to get into university plus your overall average grades.
    for cs you need a 9(over 13) and in software engineering you need a 7-8
    I can get into cs, but it might get raised to like 11. So a few guys are really confused as to which one they should pick and to be honest, I don't mind.
    Either one would do. I love doing them both. The problem with the other guys is that they did very very little coding at home or as a hobby. I myself on the other hand have been doing it for years.
    University is just the title, don't expect to learn or forge your skills from zero…. at least that's what everyone says…

  27. I feel like software engineering is more just directed towards programming and computer science is more generic, not just software development, but AI, machine learning, etc. Computer science is more math & science, but it will strengthen your logical thinking/problem-solving skills, which is required for software development. Just in case you get tired of programming, you can do something else with your degree.

  28. This was very helpful. Thank you. I was wondering if you'd consider doing a video comparing an Information Tech degree with Computer Science?

  29. Wait I did Computer Science & Engineering, it had everyone you mentioned in software engineering syllabus and everything in cse syllabus. That means my university's syllabus had both cse+se? Wow

  30. Something that wasn’t considered in this video was the fact that engineering, in Canada, is a very “protected” profession. Essentially, you cannot call yourself an engineer unless you have graduated from an accredited “engineering” program or you have to take a bunch of tests after your degree to become an “engineer”. So, this is another reason why there is such a stringent structure for the software engineering program. All engineers have to take certain classes. (I am a Canadian engineer.)

  31. In my country and in my university 3years for CS and then you continue for 3years and become software engineer

  32. There’s a larger market for CS majors, yet a SE degree will give you an edge if you want to be a software engineer only

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