Computer Science and IT is a group of disciplines that focus on everything related to computers and networks — from hardware and software to data collection and analysis, and all the way to virtual reality (VR) headsets and always-on devices.
Some of the main branches include Computer Science, Information Technology (IT), Software Engineering, Cyber Security, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Data Science, Video Game Design, Cloud Technologies, etc.
Depending on which specialisation you choose, you will develop various types of knowledge and skills. For example, Software Engineering will teach you how to create useful and user-friendly software and applications. In this case, programming languages (e.g. Java, Python, C++, PHP) could become your new best friends.
Computer Engineering will focus on hardware development and testing. It also deals with firmware, an essential piece of software that allows physical components to communicate with the operating systems. If you go for Cyber Security, you’ll learn how to protect user’s data and privacy and keep cybercriminals away. Video Game Development is more about design, gameplay, entertainment, and creating a fun and captivating gaming experience.
Some of the core notions you can expect to study during a Computer Science and IT degree include Computation, Software, Hardware, Algorithms, Mathematics, and Computer Systems.
If you didn’t know already, Computer Science graduates are some of the most desired work-force by employers, so you'll have plenty of job opportunities to choose from, and the salaries to match them. Some IT job examples include: application developer, cyber security analyst, game designer, IT consultant, software engineer, web developer and many others.