Doctoral Degree

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Doctor of Philosophy
Program in Information Technology (International Program)

Curriculum Status

The curriculum is revised and updated in 2017, and has been commenced since August 2018.

Admission Requirements

1. A student should hold a Master’s degree or equivalence or a Bachelor’s degree with honor.
2. A student should possess one of the following qualifications.
2.1 Graduate a Bachelor of Computer Science or Information Technology from an Institute accredited by the commission of higher education or
2.2 Complete a Master of Computer related fields or Information Technology at least 15 credits from an Institute accredited by the commission of higher education or
2.3 Graduate from any other disciplines in higher education approved by the Programme Committee.

Selection Method

1. A student must pass a written examination. The written examination evaluates the reasoning and analytical expertise in information technology.
2. If the student passes the written examination, the student must submit an English proficiency score* in order to have an interview examination.
3. Apart from the written and interview examinations, the student must have an adviser’s letter of recommendation to posses the right to study. The adviser must be the member of the faculty.
*The English proficiency score is subject to comply with the regulations of the Institute for Graduate Studies, 2016.

Formal Education System

This curriculum uses a semester system. One academic year consists of 2 regular semesters. In one regular semester, duration of study is conducted at least 15 weeks.
In summer session, the duration of study is conducted equivalently to the regular semester. The held summer session is dependent on the approval of the Academic Committee in each academic year.

Course Schedule

Classes conducted on Mon-Fri from 09:00am – 04:00pm.
Semester duration:
Semester 1: August-December
Semester 2: January-May

The doctoral course is studied full time. The Faculty provides research facility to all students whose advisers do not have their own research room. In case, the student whose adviser has his/her own research room may conduct the research in the adviser’s room. For the thesis subject, the student must report directly to the student’s adviser.

For plan 2, coursework in each subject is graded by 4.0 GPA system, A(4.0), B+(3.5), B(3.0), C+(2.5), C(2.0), D+(1.5), D(1.0) and F(0.0).

Program Duration

A student must complete all the requirements for the doctoral degree with 6 years.

Enrollment

A student must enroll at least 3 credits but not more than 15 credits per semester.

Credit Transfer

Credit Transfer (CT) is complied with the regulations of the Institute for Graduate Studies, 2016 (see Appendix A).

Evaluation Methods

(1) A progressive report evaluated by a thesis advisor per semester
(2) Qualifying examination (QE) assessed by an Examining Committee which has at least 3 members.
(3) A thesis proposal examination assessed by a Thesis Committee which comprises of at least 3 members. The thesis proposal examination is conducted and complied with the regulations of the Institute for Graduate Studies, 2016 (see Appendix A).
(4) A final oral examination evaluated by a Thesis Committee which consists of at least 5 members. One of the members must be an eminent academic person selected from the external well-known Institute. The final oral examination is conducted and complied with the regulations of the Institute for Graduate Studies, 2016 (see Appendix A).

Completion

A student must pass a final oral examination for his/her thesis to fulfill the doctoral degree. In the oral examination, the student is evaluated by a Thesis Committee. The Thesis Committee must have a minimum of 5 members. One member of the Thesis Committee must be an eminent academic person selected from the external well-known Institute. The final oral examination is conducted and complied with the regulations of the Institute for Graduate Studies, 2016.