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    forgive me for asking simple questions but:

    What is computer science?

    What is the difference between computer science and IT?

    Is it Competatative for Uni places and jobs?
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    I Think computer science is more about the technology and processess behind computers and operating systems while IT is more about the applications on the computer and using them.

    Computer science involves lotsa maths and stuff, most likley alot more acacdemically challenging than IT imho. xx
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    forgive me for asking simple questions but:

    What is computer science?

    What is the difference between computer science and IT?

    Is it Competatative for Uni places and jobs?
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    Computer science is more like the technical stuff like programming,k making software, understanding all the long confusing processes which go on in the computer
    and IT is basically how to use the computer and programs lol
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    Computer science is basically a sausage fest
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    its science of the computer
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    CS is logic, discrete mathematics, programming and the underlying science behind how computers work.

    IT is more the usage of computers and how to apply it in a business situation - more like web design and so on.
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    Computer Science - Making computers work
    IT - Using a computer

    not entirely true but unless you looking to move into either area thats about all you need to know

    computer science is programming and in depth study into how computers work i.e binary language and how a computer understands it and processes it.

    IT is more how to use specialist programs and set up computers

    some things so cross over like networking is usually studied in both subjects
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    (Original post by xSkyFire)
    Computer science is basically a sausage fest
    Good way of putting it trough but hey if you get a lecture full of females, the subject would be considered feminised and most of them will think your gay. Works only if your a perve.

    Also I find CS to be one of those subjects who attracts many even though few of them are really dedicated on the subject. It's one of the things that really infuriates me. The damn dummies keep the class back.

    In answer to the OP computer science covers topics explaining how various hardware, software and concepts work.

    IT is using a computer to it's full potential.
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    IT:
    Pro: Practical Experience, easier math (you might not have any math at all), you learn how to do a lot at the beginning. And lot of usefull stuff that you can use quickly (Database, web programming...)

    Cons: CS student might look down on you, less efficient at designing software than a CS student (probably why they will look down on you).

    CS:
    Pro: Very interresting and abstract concept, you'll know how to use and how a computer works. The payroll might be a little bit better.

    Cons: It can be too theoritical, math can sometime be a pain in the a**, you won't learn how to create usefull stuff right away, very few girls.


    I'm a CS student and one of my best friend is an IT student... I don't look down on IT student. IMO they are complementary it's just a general opinion that I heard from comrades.
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    Thanks, I needed to know this too!
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    Computer science = applied maths. I didn't do a huge amount of programming...
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    I did Computer Science - which included all the elements involved in IT but which also extended to programming; designing a computer aided system (such as a program/application) and networking. And their really is a wealth of maths involved. Not for the faint-hearted. lol
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    Someone linked this once. It's really good: http://fusionlove.tumblr.com/post/75...actually-about

    IT is basically about the use of computing, typically in a business environment - more of a how to use it/best way to use it rather than how it works.
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    The way ive been told in my uni is Computer science involves the theory and science behind computing while IT involves applying IT to certain situations. Im doing CIS which falls under the IT backet and has involved networking, programming, database stuff such as oracle, mysql, distributed databases, business it etc...Basically learning the skills that will help you on the job...Our lectuer always goes on about how an applied computing student will get a job easier than a computer science student becomes of the real world skills learnt but I'm sure its even.:rolleyes:
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    (Original post by Dartoxian)
    Much of it is EPIC, and there are always lots of highly attractive MEN.
    Are you in the year at Ox with no girls at all?
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    (Original post by twistme)
    Are you in the year at Ox with no girls at all?
    Nope, I am in the year with 1 girl. I think the year above me might be the one you are thinking of.

    Its quite creepy actually how much some of the compscis kinda swarmed her at first.
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    (Original post by Dartoxian)
    Nope, I am in the year with 1 girl. I think the year above me might be the one you are thinking of.

    Its quite creepy actually how much some of the compscis kinda swarmed her at first.
    It has its advantages, it was always easy to get help in practicals
    Though saying that there were about 7 girls in my year...
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    Computer Science is the study of core techniques and theory that is used in programming and building a computer. There's a practical element in the form of actually writing programs and maybe at a push building circuitry. The idea is that learning useful algorithms and the basic rules of computer science makes you able to apply them to any new technology that comes along. You need to be fairly competent in mathematics.

    There are a lot of job opportunities at the moment in this area.

    IT is mainly learning how to use software for complex tasks. It could lead to IT support which is fixing pc's, networks and peripherals and controlling usernames and passwords in company's.

    Hope this helps
 
 
 
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