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