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PhD in Computer Science

 

About the Course

PhD in Computer Science is conducted through an offshore program with professors from Ateneo de Manila University.  This is an advanced program oriented primarily towards research and leading to a doctoral-level dissertation.

The curriculum follows the existing PhD in CS curriculum of ADMU. The curriculum assumes that the students entering the program have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related fields. Master’s students or graduates may also apply.

 

Admission Information

Students who intend to enter the Program will go through the regular admission procedures of ADMU-DISCS. However, the qualifying examination will be scheduled and administered in Davao. Entering students are assumed to have a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related fields. Master’s students or graduates may also apply. Crediting of master’s level courses is subject to the discretion of ADMU-DISCS.

Enrollment Procedure

The applicant fills and submits an application form and two recommendation forms to ADMU-DISCS

Each application form should be accompanied by:

One (1) photocopy of the filled out form
Two (2) copies of personal essay (the topic is indicated in the application form)
Two (2) photocopies of the applicant’s official transcript of undergraduate and graduate records (if applicable)
Four (4) colored 2” x 2” size ID pictures
Three (3) duly accomplished Recommendation Forms
Two (2) photocopies of birth certificate
Two (2) photocopies of marriage certificate (for married women)
The testing fee

The applicant is required to take the entrance tests. The applicant is scheduled for testing after filing the application.

The applicant will be interviewed by the Program Director. The interview is scheduled after the applicant has filed the application paper and taken the entrance tests.

Admission notices are issued by the Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs.

Registration forms for new students are issued by the Office of the Associate Dean for Graduate Programs through ADDU-CSD.

The accepted applicant is given one month to submit the following admission credentials:
Original undergraduate and graduate transcript of records bearing the original signature of the Registrar and school seal. Transcripts from Philippine schools should contain the notation, “Copy for the Ateneo de Manila University – Loyola Schools.
Transfer Credentials/Honorable Dismissal issued by the school where the applicant was last enrolled effective upon the applicant’s initial enrollment in Graduate Studies
Special Order Number and Certificate of Graduation (as needed)


PhD in Computer Science Curriculum
Effective SY 2012-2013

I. Core Master’s Level Subjects (15 units)

Students are required to take 15 units of core master’s level subjects. These are:
CS 240 Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms
CS 242 Theory of Automata and Formal Languages
CS 255 Computer Architecture and Operating Systems
CS 280 Programming Languages and Paradigms
CS 290 Methods of Research

II. Master’s Electives (15 units)

Students should take 15 units of subjects in one or two of the following areas of specialization:

 

1. Theoretical Computer Science

CS 242: Theory of Automata and Formal Languages
CS 243: Computational Complexity
CS 244: Compiler Design and Theory
CS 268: Computer Simulations
CS 295: Advanced Topics in Computer Science
CS 295.S51: Special Topics in Computer Science: Data Mining

2. Computational Science

CS 268: Computer Simulations
CS 271: Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
CS 295.C2: Special Topics: Parallel Processing
CS 295.C5: Special Topics: Internet-Based Parallel Programming
CS 295.O7: Special Topics: Bioinformatics
CS 295.S37: Special Topics: Application in Medicine and Public Health Informatics
CS 295.S38: Special Topics in Knowledge Management Science: Knowledge Management
CS 295.S51: Special Topics in Computer Science: Data Mining

3. Software Engineering

CS 214: User Modeling
CS 215: Instructional Software Design and Development
CS 219: Learning Theory and Instructional Software Design
CS 231: Introduction to Software Engineering
CS 232: Advanced Database Systems
CS 233: Advanced Systems Analysis and Design
CS 235: Technology and Project Management
CS 295.B1: Special Topics: Business Programming
CS 295.S12: Special Topics: Information Systems Administration
CS 295.S14: Special Topics in Software Engineering: Advanced Database Systems
CS 295.S19: Special Topics: Enterprise Resource Planning
CS 295.S20: Special Topics: Contemporary Databases
CS 295.S21: Special Topics: Enterprise and Distributed Software
CS 295.S22: Special Topics: Accounting Information Systems
CS 295.S23: Special Topics: Introduction to Information Engineering
CS 295.S25: Special Topics: MIS Practice
CS 295.S28: Special Topics: Object-Oriented Programming for Mobile Systems
CS 295.S29: Special Topics: Financial Information Systems
CS 295.S30: Special Topics: Systems Analysis and Design
CS 295.S32: Special Topics: Web Programming
CS 295.S34: Special Topics: Survey of ICT Management Standards
CS 295.S35: Special Topics in Management Science: Business Process Reengineering
CS 295.S37: Special Topics: Application in Medicine and Public Health Informatics
CS 295.S39: Special Topics in Programming: Web Programming in PHP
CS 295.S40: Special Topics in Software Engineering: Business Intelligence
CS 295.S43: Special Topics in Management Science: Business Process Management
CS 295.S44: Special Topics in Management Science: Service Oriented Architecture
CS 295.S50: Special Topics in Software Engineering: Pattern Recognition
CS 295.S52: Special Topics in Languages: Enterprise Systems Programming

4. Computer Networks and Data Communications

CS 250: Computer Architecture
CS 261: Operating Systems
CS 262: Networks I
CS 263: Networks II
CS 295.C2: Special Topics: Parallel Processing
CS 295.O6: Special Topics: Cryptography and Network Security
CS 295.S13: Special Topics: Basic Systems and Network Administration
CS 295.S31: Special Topics: Systems Programming
CS 295.S42: Special Topics in Systems: Network Security and Hacking Countermeasures
CS 295.S60: Special Topics: Telecommunications Technology
CS 295.S65: Special Topics: Survey of Contemporary Technologies

5. Intelligent Systems

CS 214: User Modeling
CS 217: Human-Computer Interaction
CS 219: Learning Theory and Instructional Software Design
CS 271: Human-Computer Interaction
CS 295.O15: Special Topics: Advanced Computer Aided Instruction
CS 295.S37: Special Topics: Application in Medicine and Public Health Informatics
CS 295.S38: Special Topics in Knowledge Management Science: Knowledge Management
CS 295.S51: Special Topics in Computer Science: Data Mining

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