I’ve been accepted to many schools as a CS Major. I want to know what you do in the workforce coming out of school. Where did you travel to (if needed)? There’s the programming part but it can’t be just limited to programming, right?
Background of me and my interests
I like to build. I started building when I was first introduced to Legos. Even now, in FRC, I build with wood, metal, anything. But when I build, I don’t visibly use math. I don’t write math equations to calculate anything. At that point, I thought I wanted to do Mechanical Engineering.
The switch from ME to CS happened very recently. Here are some catalysts:
- We couldn’t get a programmer for our team, so I thought I would take the reins and try it.
- With all the talk about AI and Autonomous robots, software is what makes them autonomous.
While AI and Autonomous are catalyst to the switch, i am not limited to these fields.
My philosophy of Programming is, “You can build whatever you want, but without the software, it’s useless.”
So what am I getting myself into that’s called Computer Science?
My definitions of CS, CE, ME. I am probably wrong.
Computer Science is fully software, hardly any building.
Computer Engineering is the building part of smaller stuff, the stuff you don’t see often, small electronic pieces (like a circuit board), hardly any software.
Mechanical Engineering is the building of anything big, the everyday large machines.
Also, Should i go a 3+2 Masters or just a 4 year Bachelors?