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Help me out defining the difference between Computer Science and Computer Engineering?

Hi everyone, ever since I was a teenager everyone has been telling me to take up a degree that's got to do with Computers, such as IT, CE and CE. I took 2 years of Business Economics instead but it didn't really work because I had to stop and move to a different country. Now that I'm going back home, I figure that there's nothing better than finishing my studies... I don't really know the difference, some say it's practically the same. Technology excites me. If I don't get one coding right, I pretty much spend most of my time fixing it. I just want a real knowledge about the two. A lot of math, I know. Can anyone specify what kind of math I'm going to be tackling with it most? Computer science or Computer engineering? Help me out please. 5 stars. "such as IT, CS* and CE"

Asked By: Andie - 1/28/2013
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Computer Science (CS) - A technical degree which usually has a Programming emphasis - people with this major usually are developing application software, web development, embedded code and robotics. Sometimes depending on the college the degree may cover some more general topics as listed under CIS below. CS is a... More
Answered By: Richard L - 1/28/2013
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Computer science is more general. Computer engineering is responsible for the components and guts of the computer. They are the guys that work at Intel developing new processors. Most programming in math is algebra based (at least for algorithms). Below is a good link describing the differences.
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Answered By: Greg - 1/28/2013
 
Program design of small programs is relatively simple and involves the analysis of the problem, collection of inputs, using the programming constructs within languages, devising or using established procedures and algorithms, providing data for output devices and solutions to the problem as applicable. As problems... More
Answered By: Xavier - 1/31/2013
 
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