What's the difference from a Computer hardware engineer and a computer software engineer?

What's the difference from a Computer hardware engineer and a computer software engineer? or are they both the same careers? if not...then what's the diffference? and which would be the easier job and have better pay?

Asked By: Zakura - 1/18/2010
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I guess it's like the difference between software and hardware. If you want to deal with the computer as a machine, with its parts then take hardware engineering. If you want to create applications and programs for the computer or design 3D models or web pages, well anything connected with the software for computer... More
Answered By: Ivo - 1/18/2010
Additional Answers (5)
hardware is what goes into your computer software are programs/cd roms you can download/upload onto your computer
Answered By: maybug329 - 1/18/2010
Hardware=things like printers, hard drives, etc. Software=programs used by hardware or computers.
Answered By: silvertatt - 1/18/2010
Hardware are the components of your pc such as motherboards and disc drives, software is programmes that run on your pc.
Answered By: zbdblues - 1/18/2010
Neither one is "easy" (I've done both). Software engineers in specialized fields make more money, but also work harder.
Answered By: Colanth - 1/18/2010
hardware is hardware - circuit boards, computer drives, memory... More
Answered By: Fowler Fan - 1/19/2010
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