4 Subjects Related to Computer Science

by Sara Vazquez Shaw

Students may start at university with an enthusiasm for computers. There is more than one way to learn more about how computers work and many degrees other than a BSc in Computer Science or Computer Engineering can make your ready for work in an area where computers predominate. Today any science, engineering, or technical degree includes computing because computers are incomparable tools for modelling, design, computation, and data manipulation. Below we outline some alternative fields of study that involve computers.

Information Science -- Information Science, or Informatics, equips students for a diverse range of endeavors in this field. Informatics can be applied in the practice of information management, technology, research, interactive system design, robotics, human-computer interaction (HCI) and information services. Students will be prepared for employment in information management and technology in the public and private sectors.

Electrical Engineering - Students of electrical engineering are trained to design, produce and operate the components and systems that require electric and electromagnetic energy. Fields like electronics, communications systems, control systems, power systems, optics, acoustics, and computers. Many universities offer the opportunity to focus on hardware or computer architecture as part of their degree.

Geographic Information Systems - Geography departments sometimes offer GIS - a geography degree with a concentration in Geographic Information Systems. Students who pursue the GIS learn how the uses of geographic information, as well as its sources and development.

Digital Arts - A degree in digital arts provides artists with the ability to create with access to new scientific and technical resources. This is a new field with correspondingly fresh areas of knowledge and practice. Digital arts programmes are usually interdisciplinary with students taking courses in sound, video, and time arts. These studio courses are supplemented with challenging study in computer science and other disciplines. Some students study digital arts but instead pursue a degree in design through the university's school of art. These designers train to make and grow the ideas behind the best possible functionality, value, and appearance in the products we use every day.