Presentation on theme: "CS – E – ET – T Computer Science Engineering Technology Technical Theory Application WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?"— Presentation transcript:
CS – E – ET – T Computer Science Engineering Technology Technical Theory Application WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?
Computer Science is the discipline that seeks to build a scientific foundation for such topics as computer design, computer programming, information processing, and algorithm development and analysis. Engineering is the principled application of science, methods, tools, and experience to the production of designed objects. Engineering Technology is the profession in which a knowledge of mathematics and sciences gained by education, experience, and practice is used to create and enhance technologies. Technicians often work with engineers as part of an engineering team. Technicians install and maintain products, providing a wide range of services: implementation of the design, testing, calibration and supervision of its operation
B ACHELOR VS. A SSOCIATE D EGREES Community colleges offer 2 year degrees because it is a difficult process to get a 4 year accredited BS program in engineering technology. BS programs require instructors with a higher level of experience and education, meaning a higher salary for graduates. First 2 years of BS program focuses on building skills. After that the focus is creative design.
The Engineering Design Spectrum
W HY A N E NGINEER T ECHNOLOGY M AJOR Engineers technologist specialize. For example, some may focus on designs, others on implementation, and others on testing. Others do something completely different. Thus, engineers typically do greatly different things based on the phase of a project. Engineering Technology major – Should you stick to an engineering Technology Major? Yes, it's easily the most demanding major in college - that's why there are usually shortages of engineers. Those majoring in Engineering Technology with a BS degree can easily start with a $54,000 paycheck right out of school.