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Question Computer Engineering, or Network Administration? - June 28th 2013, 02:15 AM

Okay, so I've been torn between two majors that I wanna do. I was hoping to know, preferably from anyone taking or having taken either computer engineering or network administration, which of the two would be more profitable versus the difficulty of the field. My plan is to find a job managing the Playstation Network, but if not, then possibly work on designing new consoles. I also saw this one show called Sword Art Online, which is about a virtual reality MMO that people feel like they're actually there thanks to a device called a NerveGear, which intercepts the user's brainwaves, affecting all five senses and their motor functions, making the user feel like they're actually in a virtual world. It would be awesome if I could possibly help develop this kind of device.


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Re: Computer Engineering, or Network Administration? - June 28th 2013, 04:18 PM

Hey there, Ian!

I'd say Network Administration is more specific to the first job you mentioned, and then the others would tie in more with Computer Engineering.

I haven't taken either course, though I'm looking at going into the technology field in the future, but I would be inclined more towards Computer Engineering, as it's more broad than Network Administration, and would probably provide you with more opportunities in the future. I wouldn't say, from what I've heard, that either course is more difficult than the other. It could vary from person to person. But I'd think that Computer Engineering would be more profitable to do as a major.

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Re: Computer Engineering, or Network Administration? - June 29th 2013, 10:32 PM

Hey there,
I also agree with Gareth as well. Engineering is a great way to be involved in the technological field. And since you want to help design like the Playstation network, engineering is the best way to go. You could also try web design, digital graphics and animations? Anyways, what I'm trying to say is that you could do it in many ways. You could major in computer science or computer programming and do that as well. But it's ultimately your choice of what to major in. Just remember, pick something you like

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Re: Computer Engineering, or Network Administration? - June 30th 2013, 02:38 AM

Computer Engineering will probably dig more deeply into the hardware side of things, which would be helpful if you're interested in developing new devices. At my school, the program involves quite a few courses in networking as well. Maybe compare the courses specific to the school and program; each one is bound to be slightly different.


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