I. Objectives

PhD in Computer Science program aims to produce new PhDs who have expert knowledge, and the ability to research and lead research groups  in the field of computer science or closely related disciplines. 

II. Outcomes

At the time of completion, PhD candiates are expected to:  

– Be able to explore, explain, and exchange new knowledge through quality research that can be published and accept by the community;        

– Be able to present and defend new results of research work the field of computer science;

– Show extended knowledge systematically in the field of computer science and master technical skills;

– Play active roles in working and developing professional relationships with partners when necessary;

– Be able to actively and independently formulate scientific ideas and hypotheses, design, build and implement plans to evaluate these ideas and hypotheses; 

– Be able to evaluate comptemporary issues, research and academic works in the field of computer science critically and creatively;

– Be able to show systematic knowledge of legal and ethical context of their research projects and their impacts to legal and ethical issues, and to critically evaluate and analyze these issues.

III. Eligibility

Candidates must hold master degrees in Computer Science or related disciplines. Candidates holding bachelor degrees in Computer Science or closely related disciplines with excellent academic performance may also be considered.

IV. Expected completion time

PhD candidates with master degrees are expected to completed the program in 3 years. However, PhD candidates who possesses only bachelor degrees are expected to completed the program within 5 years.

V. Program curriculum

 

Candidates holding master degrees

Candidates without master degrees

Closely related disciplines

Near disciplines

Within 5 years since completion of last degree

More than 5 years since completion of last degree

Within 5 years since completion of last degree

More than 5 years since completion of last degree

Supplementary knowledge

0

6 credits

9 credits

9 + 6 credits

courses from  Master of Computer Science program

Core knowledge

10 credits

10 credits

10 credits

10 credits

10 credits

Specialized research topics 

2 x 2 credits

2 x 2 credits

2 x 2 credits

2 x 2 credits

2 x 2 credits

Literature review

1 x 2 credits

1 x 2 credits

1 x 2 credits

1 x 2 credits

1 x 2 credits

Publication requirements

2 papers

2 papers

2 papers

2 papers

2 papers

Thesis

Defend in front of faculty and university appointed panels

Defend in front of faculty and university appointed panels

Defend in front of faculty and university appointed panels

Defend in front of faculty and university appointed panels

Defend in front of faculty and university appointed panels

The PhD program do not provide its own courses. Candidates must take courses from Master of Computer Science programs.