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Difference between math and infomatics studies

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Difference between math and infomatics studies


Where are the great differences between these similar subjects?
Unfortunately, I can't choose between the two.

Is Inf. Simply applied than math?
Where do you have better job opportunities?
What are the levels of difficulty?



Re: Difference between math and infomatics studies

In fact, both are similar at university.
At the FH, computer science is more applied with more programming. In the first two years in particular, you practically don't do that at university.
I think the career opportunities are much better in IT. Almost every company needs that.
Math is definitely a step more abstract in the course of study.
A good software developer can easily earn 70K after 4-5 years of professional experience. Entry salaries never less than 45K. But never forget to learn the programming languages. Because that is neglected at the university, as mentioned, but it is important for the job.
After a few years you can become a good project manager or with an MBA in middle management.
If it suits you, this is a great course of study. The professional fields for mathematicians are always vague.


Re: Difference between math and infomatics studies

Computer science is math with a time component (and not quite as abstract).


Re: Difference between math and infomatics studies

Hello, I'm studying mathematics with a minor in computer science.

In math lectures, I usually sit in the lecture and don't understand everything yet. Understanding comes more when you rework.
On the other hand, I can absorb the content much faster in computer science lectures, everything that is complicated is explained in great detail, but I find it more difficult to save the information for the exam.
The mathematical parts of computer science are much simpler compared to pure math and come more from the basic lectures of the mathematics bachelor's degree. In computer science, you often have to translate the theoretical content into programs, so programming is a must.
With me, info can be taken as a minor subject in a relaxed manner, it doesn't require a lot of work. But the computer science lectures are for the most part really boring, but maybe that's different with other professors. Personally, I just find mathematics more exciting and more challenging, but definitely also more work.

Best regards


Re: Difference between math and infomatics studies

Math is a lot harder and more theoretical, computer science a little bit math light and application


Re: Difference between math and infomatics studies

"Math is a lot harder and more theoretical, computer science a little bit math light and application"

That is not right. Math is more abstract, but not necessarily more difficult. With theoretical you are right, however. But computer science is also a very theoretical subject in many areas, especially from the point of view of other disciplines.

But the difficulty is always subjective. Which subject is more difficult differs from person to person.
(I studied math and computer science)


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