The core curriculum in computer science covers all aspects of computing, with the faculty particularly active in the areas of Artificial Intelligence, Software Engineering and Information Systems. The program also endeavors to enhance teaching and research activities in Computer Architecture, Neural Networks, Multimedia and other rapidly evolving areas in computer science.
The courses and research topics range from those addressing the practice problems of applications development, to the dealing with the abstract and philosophical issues of computer science and advanced computing. Students are also encouraged to take courses and conduct research in those areas of Computer Science which interact with Telecommunications, Industrial Systems Engineering, Information Management, and other fields covered at the Institute.
Programs of Study: Programs leading to the award of AIT's Doctor of Engineering, Doctor of Technical Science, Master of Engineering, Master of Science, diploma and certificate are offered.
Preferred Background: The preferred fields of undergraduate study for candidates seeking admission to the field in Computer Science are in computer engineering or computer science, electronic and electrical engineering, mathematics or statistics. Applicants from other fields of the physical science can also be considered if they have already worked as computer professionals.
For admission to the doctoral program a good master's degree in computer science or in a closely related field is required.
This second field of the program, is a strategic response to society's changing needs, and it will continue to evolve as organizations cope with the proliferation and complexity of new information technologies and services.
Information is an essential resource for academic excellence, competitiveness in business and industry, scientific progress, and national development. Like any other resource, information must be managed. High quality sources must be located, and arrangements must be made for access to timely, accurate, appropriate, and cost-effective information. Technological advances in telecommunications and the hardware and software of computing can be utilized to provide the optimum access to information.
The need for information management skills in government and private organizations is being increasingly recognized. People who are knowledgeable in methods of facilitating information collection, dissemination, and use are in demand. Such persons should also be skilled in identifying information needs and in accessing, repackaging, and presenting information in such a way that it can be utilized in support of the objectives of the users.
The program in Information Management is designed to prepare students to respond to four basic challenges confronting organizations today:
- Planning the effective use of information and communication technologies with organizations
- Developing corporate and government policies to maximize the benefits resulting from the widespread use of these technologies
- Improving the strategic management of information resources in business, government, and non-profit organizations
- Increasing the productivity and creativity of managers and executives who work with information resources
Programs of Study: Programs leading to the award of AIT's Master of Engineering, Master of Science, diploma and certificate are offered.
Preferred Background: Applicants for admission to the field in Information Management should have a strong quantitative background, preferably in computer science or computer engineering, information system or information science, telecommunications, electronic or electrical engineering, applied mathematics or statistics. Applicants from other fields of information service can also be considered if they have already worked as information professionals. In those cases, additional technology related courses may be required.