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I have joined a BS software engineering program in virtual university but I am not sure whether it is the best BS course for me

I have joined a BS software engineering program in virtual university but I am not sure whether it is the best BS course for me

Query Statement: I have joined a BS software engineering program in virtual university but i am not sure whether it is the best BS course for me. My brother is saying that i should change my course to BS computer science because it has a better job plan on the other hand branch manager of virtual university thinks Bs software engineering is better than Bs CS. I want to start my career as soon as my bs completes but i don’t know which bs offers more job opportunities and a better salary package

Education Level: Bachelors

Skills – Subject Related: I am still studying so not a lot of skills but i consider myself a good computer troubleshooter

Skills – Non Subject Related: none

Interests: Computer and gaming

Career Objective: I want to start my career as soon as my bs completes but i don’t know which bs offers more job opportunities and a better salary package

Counseling (History): My brother is saying That i should change my course to BS computer science because it has a better job plan , On the other hand branch manager of virtual university thinks Bs software engineering is better than Bs CS

 

CCP Pakistan Advisors Replies

Muhammad Hamid

BS Software Engineering is simply the best and you will become programmer within Software Engineering discipline.

 Regards

 Hilal u Din

I am not aware very much of the Pakistani Job Market. After completing one of program from both, you will be a programmer and join a Software company. As both Degrees have its own exposure.

 There are no narrow selection criteria for a job in IT. You must be coped with specialized certification in these fields like Programming, IT Managerial related, Networking, or Software Engineering.   I must say, you should be clearer in your career goals.

 If you complete one of degree along with its specialized certification, then you may have an excellent job not only in Pakistan, but also abroad with good package.

 My personal suggestion, you continue the B.S – Software Engineering as it has a little more impact in IT Field as compared to B.S – CS.

 Kindly refer to the following links for more clearance between these two. I hope this will help you a lot.

  1. http://www.davidbudden.com/degrees-demystified-2.
  2. http://www.cs.concordia.ca/prospectivestudents/softwareengineeringvscomputerscience
  3. http://www.stevemcconnell.com/psd/04-senotcs.htm

 Please don’t feel any hesitation to contact me further.

 I wish you a very successful career.

 Best Regards

Farhan Mumtaz

BS – Software engineering program is very focused on software development/ logic building and programming.

Whereby Computer Science gives you all the different flavors of IT industry. for example CS will offer courses for hardware / software/ network / IT Security as well as programming.

So by far CS is a better option from exploring and experience perspective, which makes you more knowledgeable and familiar with most of IT field and that surely helps when you are seeking a job.

On the other hand if you want to continue with Software development, that’s a much focused software development field. It is good in a way if you don’t want to do anything else than SW development. This limits your job segment but you could be in a high demand if you master what you learn and be able to prove yourself.

A piece of advice if you at all want to get in CS program then keep your focus on IT Security / IT Compliance / IT Audit & IT RISK. in my opinion that’s the future of IT

I wish you all the best

Saeed Ahmad

The both degree program offers almost the same courses with slight difference. You don’t need to get confused just focus on your study, both has lots of opportunists.

Thanks

 Waqar Ali

It will be better if i can have the course list of both disciplines.

Muhammad Ali

Thank you for your query.

As for as the future plan is concerned, first you must concentrate on your study.. Let it complete first.
Secondly, BS software engineering has a very brighter future in Pakistan and abroad. The world is moving towards technology and software development very rapidly even every small firm is using their own software to deal with.

I will suggest you to go through BS Software and complete it with full boom and keen interest..
If you need any help and suggestion i am available here..

Regards

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