Computer Science & Communication

Introduction

The Dual Masters of Science Program in Computer Science and Communication is one of the available Dual Graduate Degree Programs at the Arts, Sciences and Technology University. The Masters Degree in Computer Science is intended to prepare individuals with a strong mathematical, scientific, or technical background for entry into the computer science field at an advanced level and for further study leading to the doctorate degree. The computer communication Master’s Program is focused on the design, implementation, and management of linked systems of computers, peripherals, and associated software to maximize efficiency and productivity, and that prepares individuals to function as network specialists and managers at various levels. Includes instruction in operating systems and applications, systems design and analysis, networking theory and solutions, types of networks, network management and control, network and flow optimization, security, configuring, and troubleshooting.


Requirement for Admission to the Graduate Programs

Admission to the Graduate Programs1 at the Arts, Sciences and Technology University is granted only on a selective basis to students who have demonstrated distinct academic ability and motivation by meeting at least the minimum requirements described below. Meeting these requirements, however, is not a guarantee of admission, because of limited space and facilities.


Admission Procedure

  1. Each applicant must fill out the application form and return them to the Office of Admissions, together with a non-refundable application fee.
  2. Each applicant must request that official transcripts or official academic credentials from all colleges or universities attended be sent directly to the concerned Office of Admissions. Failure to declare attendance in other institutions could cause invalidation of admission and any credits or degrees earned.
  3. Application forms must be accompanied or followed by:
    1. A certified photocopy of the applicant’s identity card or passport
    2. A photocopy of all educational and professional certificates
    3. Two identical passport size photographs of the applicant
    4. Recommendations from two professors or others who are familiar with the academic record of the applicant
    5. Recommendations from employers listed in the applicant’s form (if applicable).
  4. The application forms and all necessary material should reach the Office of Admissions no later than the announced deadlines on the application form.
  5. An interview with the Graduate Admissions Committee of the School concerned may at times be required. Applicants are requested to arrange for this interview with the School concerned.
  6. Admission is valid for one calendar year from the date of acceptance. However, applicants who do not enroll during the first semester after they are admitted must reactivate their application. They will be admitted during the second semester on availability basis. Whether an applicant is accepted or not, all documents submitted with the application become the property of AUL and cannot be returned.

Minimum requirements for Admission


Bachelor’s Degree

Applicants for admission must have a Bachelor’s degree in a computer related fields (i.e. computer science, computer communication,…) from an accredited college or university, with a minimum grade point average (GPA) equivalent to 2.75 (on a 4-point scale) and 2.75 in the major courses in the major to be pursued. Applicants with cumulative GPA of less than 2.75, but with at least 5 years professional experience and/or high GPA in the major field of study applied to, may also be considered for admission. If the Bachelor’s degree is not in the field to be pursued and if the GPA is less or more than 2.75, the applicant may be admitted as a "Special” as specified in below in sections.


Fluency in English

Applicants are required to be fluent in English as demonstrated either by graduation from a college or university in which the language of instruction is English. Students from a college or university in which the language of instruction is not English can sit for an English comprehension exam administered by the concerned Department and the English Department. Applicants who do not meet the above requirements will be placed in the appropriate English program, but will not be allowed to register in graduate courses.


Special Graduate

An applicant may be accepted as Special if the Bachelor’s degree is not in the field pursued but his/her cumulative GPA is not lower than 2.75. Such students must complete all course requirements specified by the relevant academic program with a minimum GPA of 2.75 before they are considered Bona Fide students in the Master’s Program.


Special Undergraduate

If the Bachelor’s degree is not in the field pursued and the cumulative GPA is less than 2.75, but equal or greater than 2.5/4.0; 74/100 or 11/20, a student may be accepted as a special undergraduate. He/she will be reconsidered for admission into the Master’s Program after the completion of a number of courses specified by the division/department or school with a cumulative GPA of 3.0.


Probationary Admission

Graduate Admissions Committees may feel that some applicants not meeting all of the requirements for acceptance could be issued a probationary acceptance to the Master’s program. Applicants accepted on probationary basis must complete their first four courses without repeats and receive a cumulative GPA of 3.0.