The Student Room Group

Is Computer Science still a valued degree?

Kind of depressing seeing a bunch of the top CEOs with Engineering degrees. Is CS still valued in modern business?
Reply 1
Original post by alt76765
Kind of depressing seeing a bunch of the top CEOs with Engineering degrees. Is CS still valued in modern business?
Of course it is, what makes you think it isn't and why does it matter if a bunch of CEOs have Engineering degree?
I see no connection in this logic of yours. If you enjoy the subject and think of it as your future career - then go for it.
Original post by alt76765
Kind of depressing seeing a bunch of the top CEOs with Engineering degrees. Is CS still valued in modern business?
Hello @alt76765,

Try not to feel disheartened, computer science is still very much a valued degree. In recent years, it has actually become increasingly popular.

If you'd like to read more about computer science and its place within modern business, we have put together a study guide which covers topics like career prospects and salary expectations 😊 You can find it here - https://bit.ly/3TrrFLd I hope this helps!

Thanks,

Becky
Reply 3
Original post by LIBF
Hello @alt76765,
Try not to feel disheartened, computer science is still very much a valued degree. In recent years, it has actually become increasingly popular.
If you'd like to read more about computer science and its place within modern business, we have put together a study guide which covers topics like career prospects and salary expectations 😊 You can find it here - https://bit.ly/3TrrFLd I hope this helps!
Thanks,
Becky

Do you know if it’s possible to study an engineering masters after comp sci?
Reply 4
It is possible to study, MSc Engineering. In terms of subject, it would be more so Electrical and Electronic Engineering that would accept Computer Science. An example of a course that accepts Computer Science (BSc) is: Electronic and Electrical Engineering at University of Leeds. However, they ask for a 2:1 or higher degree in: Electrical and Electronic Engineering (BSc), Mechatronics (BSc) and Computer Science / Computing (BSc) with applicants having higher marks in the electrical/electronic engineering modules. There are more engineering degrees like Advanced Mechanical Engineering (MSc) at Cardiff University, but they require Mechanical Engineering as a BSc and the only degree exception (if you do not have ME BSc) can be made on the basis of professional experience in the field.

Hope this answers your question.
Original post by alt76765
Kind of depressing seeing a bunch of the top CEOs with Engineering degrees. Is CS still valued in modern business?
Hey!

Absolutely, Computer Science is still a valuable and useful degree .

Think of it this way in today's digital age, technology is the pillar of almost every industry. From finance to healthcare to entertainment, businesses rely heavily on tech solutions to stay competitive and relevant. And who's at the forefront of creating these solutions? You guessed it computer scientists.

A Computer Science degree equips you with valuable skills like programming, data analysis, and problem-solving, which are in high demand across various sectors. Plus, with the rise of AI, cybersecurity, and big data, the need for CS expertise is only growing stronger.

The skills you're honing in your Computer Science journey are not only relevant but also highly valued in the modern business landscape.

If you have more questions or need further reassurance, feel free to reach out!

Cheers,
Arslan University of Salford Student Representative

Quick Reply

Latest

Trending

Trending