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Difference Between MSc in Software Engineering and MSc in Information Technology?
Tanmay Amrute profile image Tanmay Amrute Member Join date: Jun, 2012 Posts: 4 Points: 0
I want to know what is the difference between doing Masters(MSc) in Software Engineering and Masters(MSc) in Information Technology?
  • June 20, 2012
  • Preferred qualification: Postgraduate

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Ajay Mittal Ajay Mittal Contributor Join date: Jun, 2012 Posts: 12 Points: 145 Trusted Advisor

Generally, Msc Software Engineering is a more technical course compared to Msc Information Technology. Msc Software Engineering would require that the student has done Bachelors in the Computing field whereas Msc IT will generally take students from all backgrounds.

Ajay Mittal | International Placewell Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
Gigeo Sakkaryas Gigeo Sakkaryas Expert Join date: Mar, 2012 Posts: 685 Points: 9937 Trusted Advisor

In General, They both looks same , their contents are also almost similar . But there is difference between computer science and information technology , and both are not the same things as we most of us think .

“Computer Science” is the mixture and application of “Applied Mathematics”, “Electrical Engineering”, and “Complexity Theory/Algorithms” to understand and/or model information. In otherwords, the “field of computation”.


“Information Technology” is the mixture and application of “Programming”, “Hardware Administration”, “Software Administration”, “Networking”, “Network Security” and “Technical Support”. In otherwords, the “management of computers”.


Computer science is interpreted broadly so as to include algorithms, data structures, computational complexity theory, distributed computation, parallel computation, VLSI, machine learning, computational biology, computational geometry, information theory, cryptography, quantum computation, computational number theory and algebra, program semantics and verification, automata theory, and the study of randomness. Work in this field is often distinguished by its emphasis on mathematical technique and rigor.

Information Technology is the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware.” IT deals with the use of electronic computers and computer software to convert, store, protect, process, transmit, and securely retrieve information.


I hope the above information was helpful. Go in to a few University website and take a look at their website to know more. 

Gigeo Sakkaryas | IMTP Consultants

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