Doctor in Information Technology
The Doctor in Information Technology (DIT) program is designed to equip candidates with knowledge and skills needed to become agents for societal and organizational change through the planning, management, and implementation of IT in a theoretically grounded, relevant, innovative, critical, and ethical manner. The course seeks to bridge practice and theory and develop professionals who can link social and organizational knowledge, technical expertise, and ethics. Emphasis is placed on preparing students to understand, plan, and manage IT interventions in business, educational, and government settings.
Successful candidates can become policy makers, chief information officers, expert lecturers or researchers, and heads of organizations.
The program accepts applicants who have a relevant Master’s degree and two years of relevant work experience. Master’s degrees from the following fields are considered ideal (others may be considered on a case-to-case basis):
- MBA/Masters in Public Administration/Masters in Education (see note)
- Masters of Science in Engineering, Math, Science, and Statistics (see note)
- For (2) and (3), applicants must have middle-level management, teaching, or research experience. In addition, applicants in this category must have some background in information technology, specifically in information systems development and information systems planning.
- Since the program will be administered in English, students will be expected to demonstrate a strong grasp of the language.
The DIT degree is obtained primarily through supervised research. It is awarded upon fulfillment of the following requirements:
- completion of all academic courses
- submission of a doctoral dissertation based on an independent, original research
- successful defense of the doctoral dissertation
- one (1) local and one (1) international publication with the DIT candidate as first author
- fulfillment of residency and other University requirements
Academic Program Components
Foundation courses (12 units)
An Overview of IT in Society
Theoretical Approaches to IT
Ethical Theories and Applications
Specialized courses (6 units)
Internet and Information Infrastructure
Information Systems Planning, Design, Analysis and Databases
Elective course in line with track selected (3 units)
Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods
Special Topics in Game Development
Special Topics in Disaster Management
Special Topics in Business Process Innovation
Other doctoral-level specialized subject
Case Study and Immersion (3 units)
Methods of Research (3 units)
Dissertation Writing (12 units)
Total: 39 units