re: Computer Science vs Software Engineering VIEW POST


In Canada, engineer is a reserved title. You can't use engineer is you aren't a licensed engineer and license requires a 4 year bachelor degree in a certified engineering program. I'm currently a student in computer engineering and it is illegal for me to represent myself as an engineer or let someone present me as an engineer. The engineer order of my province has rules made for conventional engineerings like civil, mechanic, geology. Let's be honest, the boundaries of computer engineering are obscure. The engineering order does not even recognize restricted activities for computer engineers.

So for me, engineer needs (legally) to be about an activity made by someone who's a registered engineer and it involves applied science. I'm aware in USA and in other places where it's not regulated the same, engineering is the use of scientific principles to design and build machines.

As for computer science, IMO, it's all about applying computer theories to process scientific data.

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