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Is computer engg and software engg same?

Is computer engg and software engg same?

Both the programs have common elements: they all stress an understanding of both digital hardware and software, though to varying degrees, and they all hone students’ problem-solving skills. As well, graduates of all three programs may compete for some of the same jobs. However, the programs have different objectives.

  • Computer Engineering (CE) deals with designing, developing, and operating computer systems. At its core, Computer Engineering concentrates on digital hardware devices and computers, and the software that controls them. Advanced courses focus on standard designs and techniques for specific application domains. In contrast to CS and SE, Computer Engineering emphasizes solving problems in digital hardware and at the hardware-software interface.

  • Software Engineering (SE) deals with building and maintaining software systems. It is more software-oriented and has a greater emphasis on large software applications than Computer Engineering. It is more applied than Computer Science, placing greater emphasis on the entire software development process, from idea to final product. It is also more disciplined than Computer Science, applying more systematic practices to help ensure that products are reliable and safe.