Myth 1 - Computer Science is the subject area that studies “Computers”.

Myth One - Computer Science is the subject area that studies “Computers”.

 Question Computer Science (software) Vs. Electronic Engineering (hardware)

  • A Computer is a machine that executes/runs computer software. It is the hardware part of a computing system (where computing system = software + hardware).
  • The design of a computer machine (the hardware components) is mainly studied in Electronic Engineering instead of Computer Science.
  • Computer Science concentrates on the science of designing and developing efficient and reliable software.
  • In between Computer Science and Electronic Engineering, there may be subject areas called Computer Engineering and Information Engineering.
  • The application of computer/information technologies in business/commerce activities belongs to another discipline called Information Systems, which are mostly offered by Business schools/colleges.