B.S.I.T. or B.S.C.S.?

Which course is better? Bachelor of Science in Information Technology

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B.S.I.T. or B.S.C.S.?

Posted 20 May 2008 - 04:53 AM

Hi, I just graduated from a two-year course, Associate in Computer System Design and Programming and now i am going to continue my study, but i am having a difficulty in choosing which is a better course; Bachelor of Science in Information Technology or Bachelor of Science in Computer Science? and uh, can you please state why did you chose that course? thanks!
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Re: B.S.I.T. or B.S.C.S.?

Posted 20 May 2008 - 05:35 AM

The answer will depend on the content of the programs you mention. Different educational institutions mean different things by using those terms. Are you able to provide a summary of each program?
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Posted 20 May 2008 - 05:43 AM

Moved to Corner Cubicle.
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Posted 20 May 2008 - 12:07 PM

It also depends on what it is that you want to do.

Though the naming is basically arbitrary, and will vary from school to school, usually, a BS in Computer Science will be more math and theory heavy- more of an engineering oriented program, while a program in IT will be more centered on network administration and the business aspects of the industry, such as IT management.

If you want to be a sysadmin or something, and your school's programs match what I said above, go IT, if you want to be a programmer, go CS.

The program I graduated from was actually titled Software Engineering- it was essentially Computer Science, but it sacrificed some of the math and theory for a strong Systems Analysis and business orientation.
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Posted 20 May 2008 - 04:58 PM

IT = business, running networks, etc...

CS = programming, doing computer things, etc...

The IT courses I've taken as electives are painful; they're so boring. "Business, blah blah router, blah". I heartily recommend CS, but that's a biased opinion since I'm doing CS.
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Posted 20 May 2008 - 06:58 PM

View PostKYA, on 20 May, 2008 - 04:58 PM, said:

IT = business, running networks, etc...

CS = programming, doing computer things, etc...

The IT courses I've taken as electives are painful; they're so boring. "Business, blah blah router, blah". I heartily recommend CS, but that's a biased opinion since I'm doing CS.

Yep, same as me.
The business stuff can get extremely boring and if you're not financially minded (like myself) can get a little hard to follow.
CS is much more fun.
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 03:56 AM

Yeah, it's the same here, IT is dull and CS is actually doing things, the IT students don't seem to do much programming at all, so it definitely wouldn't be my choice!
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 05:56 AM

Don't get me wrong. I love business, but the IT courses don't go into depth on anything. Let's talk about how that router cisco makes works; not just that it does.
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Posted 21 May 2008 - 01:54 PM

Go for CS, IT is plain too borin, and they don't teach in depth stuff.
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Posted 22 May 2008 - 05:23 AM

At the school that I went to, most of the IT classes were Cisco, MCP, and CompTIA certification prep classes that were stretched into a semester long, 3 or 4 credit hour class.

I wanted to do both, since I figured that being seen as both a programmer and a tech both would come in handy, but after I took the A+ class, that was enough of the IT department for me.

Then I realized no one cared anyway.

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Posted 22 May 2008 - 07:24 PM

Or you can take CS, and get A+ cert by yourself and books.
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 04:53 AM

is CS degree under science or engineering?
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 05:18 AM

View Postred_4900, on 4 Jun, 2008 - 04:53 AM, said:

is CS degree under science or engineering?

Depends on the school- sometimes it's under the general sciences, usually it's under engineering, sometimes schools have two versions of it with a different emphasis. I've even seen it where it's under the business department.
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 06:59 AM

In India (and maybe in England too) we have two equivalent courses which are called B.E. in Computer Science and B.E. in I.T (Bachelor of Engineering)

The course syllabus is almost the same for both courses but many lecturers say that the industry (again, in India) favours the Computer Science degree.
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Posted 21 April 2010 - 04:32 PM

Actually my course is Bachelor of Science in Information Technology at the STI (Systems Technology Institute) College Global City...

I choose this course because it is more in-demand and has more fields to choose from. A BSIT student for example has more opportunity to choose a number of jobs since it is considered that BSIT is a multi-application rather than a BSCS student. Meaning he/she has a broader understanding in different fields rather than the latter course which just concentrate more on theories and principles...

If a BSCS can create a programs, BSIT can enhance, develop, and also create programs, and manage applications in different fields of expertise.
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