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    I am now applying for university and I can't decide between computer science and software engineering. I know the potential for job opportunities is broad with a CS bachelor, but could the same be true if you have a SE bachelor? Also, due to the similarities, could you change from CS to SE (ex. from 2nd year) and vice versa without starting from the first year if you change your mind?

    With regards to switching I suppose it depends on the uni, but often the course is set up so you do CS for the first year or two then specialise (AI,SE or whatever) later in 3rd year. CS covers more theoretical and cutting edge stuff. SE focuses on creating software and a bit of management. I looked at both courses and SE seemed pretty dull mostly so I've gone for CS everywhere except Birmingham where it's CS for the first 3 years then SE for the last one. But not going to be accepting that offer probably.

    software engineering courses are usually the same as computer science but with more restricted modules
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