Tulip1 wrote:No I think that research into new technology is more classed as science.
That's what I ment by system but ofcourse that is the wrong term in this case since new computer systems could be made by existing technology.
I'd call that engineering or Research & Development.
I never use the term "computer wetenschap" (computer science), but I can't say with certainty it does or doesn't exist as a subject in uni's in Holland.
In Australia, at least when I was studying, very few universities actually offer computer science degrees. Those that do teach the scientific side of computer science. The degree that budding programmers, software engineers & It professionals go for is called called a Bachelor of Information Technology.
Someone can correct me if I'm wrong, but Ireland seems to have a system where everything either comes under the banner of an arts degree or a science degree. Even a Bathelor of Information Systems is a "science degree". The Australian BIT is neither an arts nor a science degree. It's an IT degree.
On the other hand if you claimed to have an 'IT degree' here, people would think you're saying you attended an Institute of Technology. So it would be confusing.
Anyway, my point being that, if the Netherlands use a similar system to Australia, I wouldn't expect the average person to hear much about computer science.
"The fact of your own existence is the most astonishing fact you will ever have to face. Don’t you ever get used to it." - Richard Dawkins... being shrill and offensive again I suppose.