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Career: Gis Or Computer Science? Advice Needed!

I intend to study Computer Science or Geographical Information System

Computer Science Courses:

advanced programming techniques

file processing

systems programming

computer architecture

data structures and algorithms

data communications and networking

internetworking

artificial intelligence

programming languages

computer graphics

software engineering

advanced database systems

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Geographical Information System Courses:

geographical data and analysis

geographic information systems

cartography

remote sensing

hydrology

integrated watershed management

glacial processes, measurements, and models

advanced computer mapping

spatial modelling

Computer Science courses offered as part of this program include

advanced programming techniques

file processing

systems programming

computer architecture

data structures and algorithms

data communications and networking

internetworking

artificial intelligence

programming languages

computer graphics

software engineering

advanced database systems,

Which course will you advise me to study and got better opportunities in Life term Career.

Please state your reasons,

Thanks.

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@OP,

GIS is a field that you can specialize in at postgrad level. You'll learn a lot more studying computer science at the undergrad level.

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further more, i wish to know that will it be 'easy' for one that read computer science, do his postgraduate studies in GIS effectively,

what are the things one needs to know upfront on GIS?

thanks

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Thanks for the Advice!

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Sorry Faakay, i meant that with Computer Science, you can work any where.

cheers

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Hello,

You should know that the world of computer is vast . It depends on the area you want to speciaIise. I see GIS as an area of specialization in Computer, but with Computer Science you can work in where.

Good luck!

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The future is ICT. GIS is more needed in oil and gas sector while Computer science can work any where. I work in oil and gas industry and suprisely Computer science graduated are even doing the job of GIS. However all depends on your vision and not your ambition in life

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