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    which degree is worth more? a computer science or engineering degree?
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    (Original post by mansnothot)
    which degree is worth more? a computer science or engineering degree?
    Worth more to whom? Are they the same class and from the same university? Define worth.
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    (Original post by mansnothot)
    which degree is worth more? a computer science or engineering degree?
    Like everything, it depends on what career you want to go down. Every degree is worth something to someone, you can't judge all things on the same merits.

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    Worth more to whom? Are they the same class and from the same university? Define worth.
    Didnt mean worth more. Which do u get a higher salary from?
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    (Original post by mansnothot)
    Didnt mean worth more. Which do u get a higher salary from?
    They're both about the same - if you want a career in a STEM field, then the actual degree you choose to study will have virtually no impact on amount you might potentially earn some day. It may lend itself to one particular career path or another, but the subject you take at degree level is by no means any kind of final nor irreversible decision on the direction of your future career, and it has almost no part in deciding what you might eventually be worth.

    For now, you should be looking at studying a degree which you will enjoy - remember you're looking at spending the next 3 years of your life in a full-time degree programme, so you need to choose a subject that you'll still enjoy when you're in faced with the final-year project; you're far more likely to get a good outcome (1st or 2:1 classification) if it's a subject which motivates you to want to spend time learning and studying.

    Your 'graduate' salary will be affected by the decisions you make while you're on your course - graduates who get paid the highest wages are the ones who work hard to make sure they stand out among the rest - if you're the type of student who consistently scores 70%-80% or more in your assessments, has no trouble learning and understanding the course material, and presents a strong final year project, then future employers will see this as strong evidence that you're worth more to them than somebody who scrapes through university with a 3rd, while struggling with all the assessments along the way.

    Also remember that your qualifications only affect your employment prospects in the first few years of your career - once you've established yourself in your career for 3-5 years your degree will be rather irrelevant to your future. Your net worth will always be determined by your value to your employer/clients/etc - at that point it will be about the quality of your work, productivity, attitude, communication skills, capacity to take on big, complex problems, and possibly your ability to lead others too.
 
 
 
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