WHAT IS COMPUTER SCIENCE?

WHAT IS COMPUTER SCIENCE?

Jan 2, 2018 | What to Study?

Nowadays, many young people wonder about this issue. The common question is: “I love the game programming, should I apply to computer science?”, “Will studying computer science turn me into a software engineer?”… The following article will help the reader have an overview of the world of computer science.

COMPUTER SCIENCE: WHAT IS IT?

Computer science is one of the critical disciplines in the information technology (IT) programs and other engineering in general. This is the study guide for young people in order to nurture the passion for intensive research in IT, computing power of the computer system.

The program equips students with fundamental and specialized knowledge in computer science such as: computer architecture, operating systems, programming languages software and hardware, artificial intelligence, security and safe computing, massive data processing from the internet and social networks, design and development of applications for mobile devices and website, etc.

Computer science requires the ability of abstract logical thinking

WHY COMPUTER SCIENCE IS CONFUSED WITH SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY?

According To The Associate Professor – PhD. Thoai Nam, Head of Department of science & engineering, HCMUT, computer science is the foundation of all areas related to information technology, including software engineering. This section helps learners master the knowledge of algorithm, complete understanding of the diverse areas of computing.

Then, the learner continues to learn further for a specialized segment of IT such as software engineering, mobile programming,etc. The process of developing these paths takes place when the student studies and researches further or simply during the student’s internship/training at work.

In other words, you must have a basic knowledge about computer science first and you can choose between several different concentration to pursue further, not only software engineering.

QUALITIES THAT DEFINE AN ENGINEER IN COMPUTER SCIENCE?

According to many experts, computer science is a difficult discipline because it favoured theory, academic knowledge. The most important quality required in people who choose this specialization is abstract logical thinking. Mostly, those who study math well can grasp the notions and ideas in computer science more easily.

People working in this sector have to be patient, meticulous, able to bear the pressure and have an effective time management skill.

Team-work-able is a mandatory skill for engineers in computer science, required by 99.9% real projects. The most important thing is that you have to learn to work with others to accomplish the common goals.

There are several pocket tips that students who major in computer science/computer engineering and other related concentration should keep in mind for their future career path:

– Never afraid to start.

– Consider the future during developing your project.

– You will never become a good computer science engineers if you only work for it 2 hours per day.

– Every type of job has the fun part and the boring one, computer science is no exception.

At university level, Ho Chi Minh University of Technology is operating the Petroleum Engineering Program in the model of International articulation program 2 + 2; the  first 2 years in HCMUT and 2 last years in Adelaide University and Petroleum Engineering English program in the model of English program 4 + 0 ( 4 years in HCMUT)

The curriculum is entirely in English, quality proved by National University and partner schools in USA, Australia, Japan.

The program is designed and built learner – centered, helps creativity, expertise, 2nd language (English/Japanese) and adapt easily to international environment.

Graduates will receive degree by Griffith University or English Program degree by HCMUT.