I have noticed some discussion on one of my university's discussion boards
regarding the difference between Software Engineering and Computer Science
The university official statement on the matter is as follows:
"The BSc in computing/ information systems is educating students to build
commerce/data based computer/information systems. The domain of
application is *ly transaction based systems. Examples systems
include information systems, insurance and banking applications, e-commerce.
The BE [Bachelor of Engineering] degrees in computer systems/ software are
educating students to build physics based computer/software systems. The
domain of application is *ly realtime, reactive systems. Example
systems include car, train, aeroplane control systems, power station
control, telephone exchanges, pacemakers."
I would agree with this, exact for adding that engineering degrees are
about applying engineering techniques and methodologies to the building and
maintaining of software systems.
I am posting this message because I am interested in what various people
think on this matter. As well as software/computer engineers and computer
scientists, I would like to see what any other people involved in the
I am looking forward to your replies.