I am from Puerto Rico... I'm 18 years old... and I have some kind of a doubt, I'm about to enter to college, and I'm having a terrible doubt in wich major I should be going...
It's a Computer Science vs Computerr Engineering (Software Engineering) kind of a thing...
I've been doing some research from some time now about these two majors, but the more I research the more confused I get.
The two majors in the college I'm planning to go are very very similar *very* (Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico -- www.pupr.edu)
I know what Computer Scientist are about, they tend to work a lot on Compilers, theory, etc, but the thing is Software Engineering it's pretty similar, I even thought on taking the Computer Engineering program and take some of the best integral parts of the Computer Science program as electives.. By now, the only difference I have seen with the program in the college are the Electronics, Microprocesors, circuits classes... from that, nothing is really _that_ different.
I have taken several tests about wich career might be right for me, they all say the same thing (Systems Analist [computer science], engineering, programming, and a couple more)
I was hoping that some people here that are studying Computer Science and if I'm lucky enough some studying Computer Engineering could tell me the real deal about these two.
Oh another thing... I'm not a fan of titles, infact if it were up to me I wouldn't been paying attention to titles, but here in Puerto Rico it doesn't work that way, here they are kind of stupid... some are even so stupid that they'd rather have titles than skills.. shame... Anyway, I just want to have a happy life with the Career I could have with the studies I accomplish, an economical part would certainly help... but money is not everything in life, I want to be happy with my job aswell, perhaps in software engineer, developer, or whatever I end up doing...
have a nice day,