The Department of Computer Science is UP Cebu’s first Center of Excellence grantee of the Philippines’ Commission on Higher Education (CHED) beginning March 2007. It is also one of just two grantees of Center of Excellence in Information Technology (IT) education in the Visayas and Mindanao area.
The Department of Computer Science envisions itself as a leader in student-centered learning and teaching; in knowledge creation through research; as well as a leading intellectual and innovative resource to the communities it serves, whether in the region, the nation, or the world at large.
The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science curriculum seeks to produce industry-ready and research-oriented graduates. The revised curriculum introduces new courses, which are relevant to the technologies of our time, that is, responsive to the needs of the time. This is achieved by providing the students a better choice of electives leading to a certain focus like Software Engineering, Information System, Theoretical Computer Science, and Multimedia Systems.
The Master of Science in Computer Science curriculum aims to contribute to the overall development of the region in particular and the Visayas-Mindanao area in general, by uplifting the quality of computer science education. The curriculum also aims to contribute to the general body of knowledge through the conduct of relevant graduate researches, which are geared towards innovation.
Courses are taught through a mix of teaching methods such as lectures, case and problem-solving, and computer simulations. Courses are handled by full time faculty who are immersed in research, by lecturers drawn from practicing IT specialists, and adjunct faculty from UP Diliman.
Aside from the scholarship that the university offers to the poor but deserving students, different scholarships are also available from the different IT companies in Metro Cebu and also from the Department of Science and Technology and Commission on Higher Education.
For more information, contact DCS via (032)-233-8203 or [email protected]