In general, Bioinformatics, Computer Engineering and Software Engineering are specialisations of Computer Science. That is, Computer Science contains the core of all four degrees, and then the other three add onto that with the respective specialisation. Looking at it this way, Bioinformatics is Computer Science plus Biology, Chemistry, and some further data mining skills. Computer Engineering is Computer Science plus Electrical Engineering studies to focus the degree on Embedded Systems. Software Engineering is Computer Science plus management and group-based workshops.
Does this mean that Computer Science is half the work? Not at all! Within Computer Science you also study these core areas, but the other half of the degree is left to each student to specialise in their own way, or through one of the predetermined Specialisations or Minors. Further, Computer Science students can graduate after three years with a Pass degree, or continue to a fourth-year honours year.
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