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B InfoTech or B CompSci?

By M.R.Chambers ·
Hi, I'm an Australian student starting university next year, but I'm having trouble deciding which course to do. I've narrowed my choice down to a Bachelor of IT through Charles Sturt Uni, or a Bachelor of Computer Science through NewCastle Uni. What I would like to know is: is there any clear advantage of one course over another? I don;t know what area of computing I want to go into: I've considered programming, general consultancy, research and design, etc but don't know which would suit mebest. Which of the above degrees would give me the best employment opportunities?

I've even considered doing a combined BCompSci/BMaths through Newcastle but I'm releuctant to do that unless there is a VERY clear advantage: too much extra (and hard) work and time if there isn;t a major advantage.

Also, what other career paths are out there? I know there are hundreds of them but don;t know what they're like and what they involve.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks,
M.R.Chambers

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by schoenthal In reply to B InfoTech or B CompSci?

I don't know about the universities in Australia, but in the US the primary difference in the two degrees is the engineering aspect. The Computer Science deals more with the engineering/math, while the Info Sys deals with the business side. It is more up to your desires which to choose. For general consulting, the Info Sys is the direction to go, while for research/design you're better with the Comp Science.
There's no clear-cut answer to your question, however I think an Info Sys degree isprobably easier to acheive and will be more useful no matter which way you decide.
Hope it helps some, but it is still going to be your ultimate decision.

F. Chris Schoenthal

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