Department of Computer Science

Computer Science and Information Technology are two competing perspectives of the study and use of computers and related technology. This distinction is becoming more increasingly important in academia. Computer Science grew out of the discipline of Mathematics and Electrical Engineering, whereas Information Technology was born out of Computer Science. Computer Science is primarily concerned with what is learnt when computers and related tools are used, while Information Technology is concerned with the humanistic aspects of Computer Science and what business values can be obtained from using computers. Computer Science is refined in focus, while on the other hand, IT is a broader integrative vision of the role played by computers in society.