Master of Science in Information Technology | Graduate Faculty of Technology and Environment

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Master of Science in Information Technology
Faculty of Technology and Environment
Prince of Songkla University, Phuket Campus, Thailand

        Research activity in the program includes artificial intelligence, digital media, computer networking, software engineering, database systems, cloud computing, and knowledge management.

Graduate Degree

Master of Science (Information Technology)

Admission Requirements

Students applying for graduate study in the program must meet the following requirements:

  • Complete the bachelor degree (earned at least 36 credits of course work related to the information technology) with at least 2.5/4.0 overall GPA OR
  • Complete the bachelor degree and have a publication (journal or proceeding) related to the information technology OR
  • Complete the bachelor degree and have the experience in the information technology research at least 1 year. The applicant must show the letter of work experience OR
  • In addition to the requirements listed above, the consideration will be based on the program committee.

Degree Requirements

The student must successfully complete 36 total credits, as follows:

  • 12 credits (4 courses) of mandatory course work
  • 6 credits (2 courses) of selective course work
  • 18 credits of thesis

 

Additional Requirements

  • The thesis committee must contain at least three members, including the thesis advisor. At least two members are faculty of the ICT department, and least one member must be from outside Prince of Songkla University.
  • The students will develop a written research proposal. This should contain an introduction to the research are, a review of relevant literature in the area, a description of problems to be investigated, an identification of basic goals and objectives of the research, a methodology and timetable for approaching the research, and an extensive bibliography.
  • The student will deliver an oral presentation of the research proposal, which is followed by question-and-answer session that is open to all faculty members and which covers topics related directly or indirectly to the research area. The student’s committee will determine whether the proposal is acceptable based upon both the written and oral presentations.
  • The student will develop a written thesis that demonstrates that the student has performed original research that makes a definite contribution to current knowledge. Its format and content must be acceptable to both the student’s committee and the Graduate School.
  • The student will defend the written thesis. The defense includes an oral presentation of thesis research, followed by a question-and answer session. The student’s committee will determine whether the defense is acceptable.
  • The student’s research must have been published in a journal or conference proceeding.

Application Documents

  1. Graduate School Application Form
  2. A copy of official Bachelor’s Degree transcript
  3. A copy of official Bachelor’s Degree diploma
  4. Two letters of recommendation from the academic lecturers
  5. Research paper or publication (for the 2nd group applicants)
  6. A letter of work experience from the employer (for the 3rd group applicants)
  7. A copy of one of the following certificates of English proficiency: TOEFL, IELTS, TOEIC, CU-TEP, TU-GET, PSU-TEP
  8. At least one page of a statement of purpose
  9. A copy of passport

 

Apply

The applicant must apply via the application online system at http://www.grad.psu.ac.th/admission/

Application Schedule

15 Dec 2016 - 25 June 2017

More Information

E-mail: grad.ict@phuket.psu.ac.th or Tel. +66 76 27-6119-20 Fax. +66 76 27-6102

Course Work 1. Core Courses

976-501

Management Information System

3(3-0-6)

976-502

Research Methodology in Information Technology

3(3-0-6)

976-503

Statistics for Information Technology

3(3-0-6)

976-504

Information Technology Project Management

3(3-0-6)

976-505

Seminar I *

976-506

Seminar II *

976-607

Seminar III *

976-608

Seminar IV *

                        Note Each student must take Seminar every semester without credits. 2. Elective Course      2.1 Information Technology

976-511

Cloud Computing and Big Data

3(3-0-6)

976-512

Data Mining

3(3-0-6)

976-513

Advanced Database Management System

3(3-0-6)

976-514

Architectural Thinking

3(3-0-6)

976-515

Information and Computer Network Security

3(3-0-6)

976-516

Advanced Web Technologies

3(3-0-6)

976-517

Natural Language Processing

3(3-0-6)

976-518

Information Technology for Business

3(3-0-6)

       2.2 Software Engineering

976-521

Advanced Empirical Software Engineering

3(3-0-6)

976-522

Software Verification and Validation

3(3-0-6)

976-523

Software Maintenance and Evolution

3(3-0-6)

976-524

Information System Process Improvement

3(3-0-6)

976-525

Human-Computer Interaction

3(3-0-6)

     2.3 Computer Graphics

976-531

mage Processing

3(3-0-6)

976-532

Virtual Reality Technology

3(3-0-6)

     2.4 Computer Networking

976-541

Pervasive Computing

3(3-0-6)

976-542

Mobile and Wireless Network

3(3-0-6)

976-543

Advanced Data Communication and Computer Networking

3(3-0-6)

     2.5 Business and Management

976-551

Business Intelligence

3(3-0-6)

     2.6 Others

976-561

Special Topics in Information Technology I

3(3-0-6)

976-562

Special Topics in Information Technology II

3(3-0-6)

3. Thesis

976-601

Thesis 18(0-54-0)

  Note: The definition of number of credits (e.g., 3(2-3-4)) is follows: The first digit (3) is the number of credits The second digit (2) is the number of lecture hours in a week The third digit (3) is the number of laboratory hours in a week The fourth digit (4) is the number of self-study hours in a week

Academic Year 1 - 1st Semester

976-501 Management Information System

3(3-0-6)

976-502 Research Methodology in Information Technology

3(3-0-6)

976-503 Statistics for Information Technology

3(3-0-6)

976-601 Thesis

3(0-9-0)

976-505 Seminar I

Total

12(12-2-25)

Academic Year 1 – 2nd Semester

976-504 Information Technology Project Management

3(3-0-6)

976- xxx Selective Course

3(3-0-6)

976-xxx Selective Course

3(3-0-6)

976-601 Thesis

3(0-9-0)

976-506 Seminar II

Total

12(6-20-13)

Academic Year 2 – 1st Semester

976-601 Thesis

6(0-18-0)

976-607 Seminar III

Total

6(0-20-1)

Academic Year 2 – 2nd Semester

976-601 Thesis

6(0-18-0)

976-608 Seminar IV
 

Total

6(0-20-1)

 

976 -501 Management Information System 3(3-0-6)
Elements and types of management information systems; role of information technology in business operation; information flow within an organization; using information technology for improving quality, productivity and competitive advantages of organizations; electronic business; development of organization information systems; planning, evaluation, and cost-benefit analysis of information technology systems;  the impact of information technology on individual, organization, and communities;  ethics, laws and national policies concerning information technology
976 -502 Research Methodology in Information Technology 3(3-0-6)
Research principles and methods in the information technology; problem analysis for research topic identification; data collecting for research planning; identification of samples and techniques; research analysis; result explanation and discussion; report writing; preparation for academic presentation; journal publications
976 -503 Statistics for Information Technology 3(3-0-6)
Data collection; data presentation; measures of location and dispersion; basic probability; probability distribution; estimation; hypothesis testing; analysis of variance; regression and correlation; nonparametric statistics; statistic  for quality control; index numbers; time series analysis and forecasting
976 -504 Information Technology Project Management 3(3-0-6)
        Nature of information technology projects; the concept and initiation of information technology projects; format of project plan; human resource management; project management; risk management; project monitoring and reporting; quality project management; change management; project implementation and evaluation; information technology selection and management
976 -505 Seminar I

1 (0-2-1)

Presentation and discussion on current interesting topics in information technology at the master’s degree level
976 -506 Seminar II

1 (0-2-1)

Presentation and discussion on current interesting topics in information technology at the master’s degree level
976 -607 Seminar III

1 (0-2-1)

Presentation and discussion on current interesting topics in information technology at the master’s degree level
976 -608 Seminar IV

1 (0-2-1)

Presentation and discussion on current interesting topics in information technology at the master’s degree level
976-511 Cloud Computing and Big Data 3(3-0-6)
High performance computing; service architecture; services and frameworks of high performance computing; principles of cloud computing systems; cloud computing application development; Big Data support capabilities on cloud computing systems
976-512 Data Mining 3(3-0-6)
Data preprocessing for data mining; statistical approaches for estimation and prediction; classification; clustering analysis; association analysis and data mining applications
976-513 Advanced Database Management System 3(3-0-6)
Advanced database systems; distributed database; data integrity; data reliability; data security and consistency; relational theory; semantics of data types; connection between programming language and database system
976-514 Architectural Thinking 3(3-0-6)
Architectural thinking principles; role of architects; architecture requirements; architecture tactics; architecture  patterns; architecture deliverables; TOGAF architecture definition document; architecture capability framework; architecture development methods; architecture tools; TOGAF reference models
976-515 Information and Computer Network Security 3(3-0-6)
Importance of security in information system and computer network; security of hardware, software, data, business processes, and employees; security architecture and the policy;  information exchange and ownership; access control; cryptography technology; digital signature; authentication; certification and key system management; security techniques and standards of information systems; security email; network security protection tools
976-516 Advanced Web Technologies 3(3-0-6)
Designing and developing web applications; markup languages; AJAX technology; script languages; web layout; online transaction security; data descriptions; data transformation; client-server architecture; web services; web development techniques
976-517 Natural Language Processing 3(3-0-6)
        Principles of natural language processing; lexical analysis; syntactic analysis; semantic analysis; problems and ambiguities in natural language; relation between sentences
976-518 Information Technology for Business 3(3-0-6)
         Applying information technology to business operations; software application selection for business operations, such as accounting, finance, human resource, production, inventory control, forecasting, marketing, supply chain; case studies related to adopt information technology in business operations; information technology innovation for business
976-521 Advanced Empirical Software Engineering 3(3-0-6)
The scientific process for experiments in software engineering; the importance of empirical study in software engineering; the distinction between traditional analytical techniques and empirical techniques; using empirical evidence for software engineering practices;  experimental design; reporting the experimental results; case studies in software engineering
976-522 Software Verification and Validation 3(3-0-6)
Fundamental concepts and methods for verification and validation of software product; software reviews, software inspection, software testing; software problem analysis and reporting
976-523 Software Maintenance and Evolution 3(3-0-6)
Fundamental concepts of software evolution and software maintenance; object-oriented reengineering; refactoring; software maintenance tools; change patterns; empirical analysis of software maintenance; defect prediction models; software quality analysis; software evolution visualization
976-524 Information System Process Improvement 3(3-0-6)
Standard frameworks and methodologies to manage information system development processes; software development process improvement; quality assurance in information system development life cycle; supporting tools for information system development processes
976-525 Human-Computer Interaction 3(3-0-6)
Psychological principles of human-computer interaction; user-centered design and prototyping; conceptual models and metaphors; software design rationale; design of widget; natural languages; user interface architectures; user interface development for mobile devices; graphical user interface development tools
976-531 Image Processing 3(3-0-6)
Digital image processing in the context of real-world applications; histogram transformation; noise reduction; edge detection; image enhancement; image segmentation; image coding; data compression
976-532 Virtual Reality Technology 3(3-0-6)
Using the virtual reality technology to architectural design; user-interactive presentations; virtual reality programming; techniques to create various virtual realities
976-541 Pervasive Computing 3(3-0-6)
Concepts of pervasive computing; Mark Weiser’s vision; components of pervasive computing; energy saving and efficiency; embedded systems; location-based systems; wireless sensor networks; personal area network; human-computer interaction
976-542 Mobile and Wireless Network 3(3-0-6)
Design and implementation of protocols; applications for mobile and wireless networking; techniques for using signal channels; transport layers of wireless network; wireless network problems; various device constraints; node mobility
976-543 Advanced Data Communication and Computer Networking 3(3-0-6)
The internet architecture;  design and implementation of the internet system; reliable data transmission; data congestion control; internet routing techniques; wireless communication; quality of services; domain name systems; internet security problems
976-551 Business Intelligence 3(3-0-6)
     Components of business intelligence; decision support system; business intelligence development process; data mining for business intelligence; integration of business intelligence and decision support system;  case studies in business intelligence
976-561 Special Topics in Information Technology I 3(3-0-6)
        Selected topics in information technology at the master’s degree level; topics are subjected to change each semester.
976-562 Special Topics in Information Technology II 3(3-0-6)
    Selected topics in information technology at the master’s degree level;  Topics are subjected to change each semester.
976-601 Thesis 18(0-54-0)
Research at the master’s degree level and compile into a thesis
Software Engineering

  1. Agile Software Development
  2. Software Architecture and Design
  3. Empirical Software Engineering
  4. Software Process Improvement
  5. Software Maintenance
  6. Formal Engineering
  7. Formal Modeling and Specification)
  8. Software Verification and Validation
  9. Model-based Testing
Digital Media

  1. Serious Games
  2. Interactive Media
  3. Physics-based Animation
  4. Human-Computer Interaction
  5. Mobile Application
  6. Architectural Visualization
  7. Augmented and Virtual Reality
Artificial Intelligence

  1. Computer Vision
  2. Natural Language Processing
  3. Knowledge Representation
  4. Machine Learning
  5. Expert System
  6. Robotics
  7. Text Mining
Computer Networking

  1. Mobile Ad-hoc Networks
  2. Wireless Sensor Networks
  3. Network Mobility
  4. Integration of Mobile Ad-hoc Networks and Network Mobility
  5. Vehicular Networking
  6. Virtual Networks
  7. Internet of Things
Database Systems

  1. Data Mining
  2. Data Warehouse
  3. Distributed Database
  4. Big Data
Cloud Computing

  1. Cloud Computing Architecture
  2. Traffic Management for Cloud Computing
  3. Cloud Computing Applications
  4. Mobile Cloud Computing
Knowledge Management

  1. Information Management
  2. Information Retrieval
  3. Information Extraction

Faculty

 no_image Professor Kiyota Hashimoto
D.Eng., Nara Institute of Science and Technology, Japan
Research Interests : ASEAN language processing, Artificial Intelligence, E-learning, Smart Society
Email : kiyota.h(at)phuket.psu.ac.th

 aj_rattana Asst.Prof.Dr. Rattana Wetprasit
Ph.D. (Computer Science), Griffith University, Australia
Research Interests : Software Engineering, Software Process Improvement, Software Quality
Curriculum Vitae
Email : rattana.w(at)phuket.psu.ac.th

IMG_9475 Asst.Prof.Dr. Aziz Nanthaamornphong
Ph.D. (Computer Science), University of Alabama, USA
Research Interests : Software Engineering, Empirical Software Engineering, Software Quality, Agile
Curriculum Vitae
Email : aziz.n(at)phuket.psu.ac.th

 no_image Dr. Vorawika Wattanasunthon
Ph.D. (Technology), University of Girona, Spain
Research Interests : Serious games, Simulation, Augmented/Virtual reality, UI/UX
Curriculum Vitae
Email : voravika.w(at)phuket.psu.ac.th

IMG_9384 Dr. Nattapong Tongtep
Ph.D. (Information Technology), Thammasat University, Thailand
Research Interests : Information Extraction, Text Mining, Human Language Technology, Applied Informatics
Curriculum Vitae
Email : nattapong.t(at)phuket.psu.ac.th

 aj_jirawat Dr. Jirawat Thangthong
Ph.D. (Information Technology, Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology, Thailand
Research Interests : Ac Hoc Networks, Cloud Computing
Curriculum Vitae
Email : jirawat.t(at)phuket.psu.ac.th

 aj_kitimaporn02 Dr.Kitimaporn Choochote
Ph.D. (Knowledge Management), University of Pune
Research Interests : Knowledge Management, E-Business, Human Resource Management, Contemplative Education
Curriculum Vitae
Email : kitimaporn.c(at)phuket.psu.ac.th

aj_kwan Dr. Kanjana Thongglin
Ph.D. (Ph.D. (Natural Language Processing), Université de Besançon, France
Research Interests : Natural Language Processing, Data Mining, Artificial Intelligence, Controlled Language
Curriculum Vitae
Email : kanjana.t(at)phuket.psu.ac.th

 no_image Dr. Kwankamon Dittakan
Ph.D. (Computer Science), University of Liverpool, United KingdomCurriculum Vitae
Research Interests : Data Mining, Image Mining and Image Analysis
Curriculum Vitae
Email : kwankamon.d(at)phuket.psu.ac.th

 no_image Dr. Adisak Intana
Ph.D. (Computer Science), University of Southampton, United Kingdom
Research Interests : Software Engineer, Formal Engineering, Software Verification and Validation, Software Testing
Curriculum Vitae
Email : adisak.i(at)phuket.psu.ac.th

 no_image Aj. Esther Sa-ngimkul
Ph.D. Business Information System, University of Twente, Netherlands
Curriculum Vitae
Email : esther.j(at)phuket.psu.ac.th

 

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