Computer Studies in the Philippines which school is the BEST?

In this age of technology many schools offered courses in Information Technology and Computer Science but which school is the top of the country offering a high quality of education, world class facilities and build reputation in the field of computer.

De La Salle University – The College of Computer Studies (CCS) is an educational institution committed to its three-pronged vision of continually sharing knowledge and expertise through teaching, engaging in Computer Science research and Information Technology product development, and rendering service to communities in need.

CCS upholds the tradition of excellence embodied by the Lasallian education. Through its intensive undergraduate programs that emphasize actual implementation of theories and of project-oriented and real world environment, the College develops experts in computer science, computer engineering, and information technology, equipping its students to become tomorrow’s leaders in industry, academe, and government.

The Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) program of the college was the first CS program in the country to be accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities (PAASCU). It has earned a Level III accreditation from PAASCU since 2005. The College is also recognized by the Commission on Higher Education as a Center of Excellence (COE) in Information Technology Education in the National Capital Region since 2007.

It was established in 1981 as the Center for Planning, Information, and Computer Science offering only a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science. The department was formally declared as a college in 1984. In 1990, the college was transferred to its new building, the INTELLECT (Information Technology Lecture) Building, which was eventually renamed as the Gokongwei Building. In 1996 the college was granted semi-autonomous status along with the Graduate School of Business which led into the establishment of De La Salle-Professional Schools, Inc.. The college became a part of De La Salle Professional Schools but later transferred back to the university.

The BS Computer Science program of the college was the first Computer Science program in the country to be given accreditation by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities in 1989. It was granted a Level II accreditation in 1993, and was re-accredited to Level II in 1998. In 2000, the college was named as one of the Commission on Higher Education’s Center of Development and Excellence in Information Technology. In 2005, the Computer Science program of the college received a Level III accreditation by PAASCU, becoming the first Level III Accredited Computer Science Program in the Philippines. It is the highest accreditation granted in the Philippines to this date for Computer Science programs. In March 2007, the Commission on Higher Education recognized the college as Center of Excellence in Information Technology.

Undergraduate Degree Programs Offered

  • BS Computer Science Major in Computer Systems Engineering (CS-CSE)
  • BS Computer Science with Specialization in Network Engineering (CS-NE)
  • BS Computer Science with Specialization in Software Technology (CS-ST)
  • BS Computer Science with Specialization in Instructional Systems Technology (CS-IST)
  • BS Information Systems (BS-IS)
  • BS Information Technology (BS-IT)

Graduate Degree Programs

  • Master in Information Technology (MIT)
  • Master of Science in Information Technology (MS-IT)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science (PhDCS)
  • Doctor in Information Technology (DIT)
  • Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS)

University of the Philippines – The Department of Computer Science is one of nine departments in the University of the Philippines College of Engineering. It administers Computer Science programs for undergraduates and graduates.

The Department’s programs are designed to equip the student with a knowledge of the fundamental and advance concepts, and a reasonable mastery of the tools and techniques in computer science. Currently, there are seven research laboratories in the department: Algorithms and Complexity Lab (ACL), Computer Security Group (CSG), Computer Vision and Machine Intelligence Group (CVMIG), Networks and Distributed Systems Group (NDSG), Service Science and Software Engineering Laboratory (S3), Scientific Computing Lab (SCL), Web Science Group (WSG).

Programs:

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science

Master of Science in Computer Science

Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science

Ateneo De Manila University – The relationship between humans and machines has evolved from static to dynamic interaction because of the myriad of possibilities enabled by ICT.  As such, the work of an IT professional takes various forms.

In the corporate world, teams of IT practitioners design, manage, and implement information systems that support corporate activities and make informed decision-making possible.
IT professionals also create multimedia applications which can range from educational content, to entertainment, product information, corporate communications, and many others.  Multimedia practitioners design, produce, develop and test computer games, computer-based animations, electronic publications, and dynamic websites.  All of these can be extended to the mobile phone.
In the academe, computer scientists maximize the computing power of machines to solve complex problems that extend to the social world.
Training in IT develops highly marketable skills that are in demand both locally and internationally.
The Department of Information Systems and  Computer Science is a CHED Center of Excellence.  It’s Computer Science program is the first and only CS program in the Philippines that has been accredited Level 4 status, the highest level, by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities (PAASCU).
Programs:

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science
Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems
5-year BS Computer Science / BS Digital Game Design and Development
5-year BS Computer Science / MS Computer Science
5-year BS Management Information Systems / MS Computer Science
Master in Information Technology
Master of Science in Computer Science
Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science

 

University of Santo Tomas – The Institute of Information and Computing Sciences was formally established in 2014, with its separation as an independent academic unit from the Faculty of Engineering. Its programs trace their histories to the College of Science (for Computer Science), College of Commerce and Business Administration (for Information Systems), and the Faculty of Engineering (for Information Technology).

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN COMPUTER SCIENCE

Level I accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Level I accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

Center of Development in IT

Level I accredited by the Philippine Accrediting Association of Schools, Colleges, and Universities

Mapua University – Information Technology has come a long way since the dawn of the information age. More and more educational institutions are looking into it as a central focus of their academic offerings.

An inevitable chasm between the industry and the academic is established but the responsibility lies heavily in the education.

In line with the far reaching transformation of Mapúa University (formerly Mapúa Institute of Technology), their newly formed School of Information Technology recognizes its value as an integral part of molding individuals that will be innovators in the field of Information Technology.

Founded in 2000, Mapúa’s School of Information Technology (SoIT) continues to grow as one of the premier IT educational institutions in the country. Throughout the past decade, the school has achieved tremendous success. From a single program of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, it now offers four undergraduate programs, namely, Computer Science (CS), Entertainment and Multimedia Computing (EMC), Information Systems (IS), and Information Technology (IT). In 2011, two of its programs – BS Computer Science and BS Information Technology – were granted accreditation by ABET. By 2016, the Commission on Higher Education granted Mapúa, through the School of IT, as a “Center of Excellence in Information Technology Education.” Recently, BS Information Systems was granted accreditation by ABET together with the re-accreditation of its first two programs.

The School of IT is located at 333 Senator Gil J. Puyat Avenue corner Nicanor Garcia Street, Barangay Bel-Air, City of Makati. The Institute’s 8,500-square-meter campus in Makati City is a three-storey building along Sen. Gil Puyat Avenue (formerly Buendia) and is easily accessible via passenger jeepneys, buses, and cars.  It has a student population of more than 2,000 under the four bachelor degree programs (CS, EMC, IS, and IT), two masters program (MS CS and MIT) and one PhD program (PhD CS). The campus lobby has four units of 32” LED monitors and two units of 46” LED monitors, where announcements and other important events are posted to keep the students informed and up-to-date. The school is equipped with state-of-the-art facilities to support its programs such as specialized computer laboratories in Cisco and HP-UNIX and one Apple and several Windows computer laboratories.  Its library is equipped with a multimedia room, OPAC, and online databases of periodicals, general references among others.

Programs:

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)

Bachelor of Science in Entertainment and Multimedia Computing (BSEMC)

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (BSIS)

Master of Science in Computer Science (MS CS)

Master in Information Technology (MIT)

Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science (PhD CS)

 

University of the East – The University of the East College of Computer Studies and Systems pioneered in the offering of a baccalaureate degree in Computer Science in the University Belt area starting 1988. Presently the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has identified the University of the East as a Center of Excellence in Information Technology Education.

As early as 1984, the University started offering computer courses built into the curriculum of the BS in Business Administration program, both as credit-earning subjects as well as non-degree computer courses. In 1986, the CCSS was known as the Computer Institute for Studies and Systems (CISS). Its initial offerings up to 1987 were non-degree computer training programs conducted in consortium with the University of the Philippines.

The UE Management has been supportive in updating physical facilities since the first semester SY 1998-1999, with the major renovation of the CCSS Academic Building. Today the College has five computer laboratory rooms at the ground floor and four at the Panfilo O. Domingo Center for IT Building.

Recently the University is labeled as “One of the Most Wired Universities in the Country”, conducted by Computerworld and Enterprise Magazine. Featured in the 2006 Computerworld Premier 100 of Computer World Magazine, the university ranked 15 among the top 100 corporations and companies in the use of Information Technology and is the only educational institution to have entered the list.

The university migrates from ATM to Gigabit Ethernet to support growing online requirements. Expanding online learning capabilities and improving administrative functionality at its Manila campus with an Ethernet networking solution from Nortel Networks. With the upgrade this will significantly improve speed and performance of student and faculty access to online learning resources and academic records. The upgrade will also support the University’s plan for a unified communications network ultimately linking the Manila facility with campuses in Caloocan and Quezon City.

The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) in cooperation with the Technical panel for Information Technology Education (TPITE) identified the University of the East as a Center of Development in Information Technology Education.

The status of Center of Development (COD) in Information Technology is one of the projects of CHED, where the main objective is to give recognition to all higher education institution (HEIs)—public and private alike—offering computer courses and which have demonstrated the highest degree or standards along the areas of instruction, research and extension.

Centers of Development in Information Technology are envisioned to be centers of graduate education and research in their field of specialization through financial grants given by CHED. Such institutions are thus expected to take the lead in strengthening programs in other, non COD HEIs.

This honorable recognition—granted by CHED in cooperation with the Technical Panel for Information Technology Education—brings pride to the University in general and to the College of Computer Studies and Systems in particular. As pointed out by CHED Chairman Carlito S. Puno in his letter to President Ester A. Garcia, “the Commission deems, the CCSS as worthy of taking a leadership role in assisting other institutions to develop their own IT programs.”

The CCSS provides premium education to its students especially through the College’s tie-ups with three global education partners:

  • Java Education and Development Initiative (JEDI) – JEDI is a collaborative project that aims to make high-quality, industry-endorsed IT and Computer Science course material available for free. The course materials are developed with inputs from industry and conforms to international education standards. JEDI materials and resources are developed, used and enhanced in a collaborative environment using Java.net. JEDI is a project of Sun Microsystems, Inc. through the University of the Philippines Java Research and Development Center and in partnership with various groups from the Education and Industry Sectors. JEDI member institutions immediately gain access to a whole suite of resources to enhance teaching and learning experience.
  • Microsoft Corporation – the CCSS has three partnership agreements-under the
    • Microsoft IT Academy Program (MSITA)
    • Microsoft Developer Network Academic Alliance (MSDNAA)
    • Microsoft Learning (MSL).
  • Oracle Corporation – via the Oracle University and Oracle Academic Initiative (OU-OAI) programs
  • Pearson Education Asia – These tie-ups allow the CCSS to deliver industry-relevant, marketable knowledge and skills to its students-to prepare them for a full-fledged IT career or to equip them with IT acumen that would serve them well in other professions.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) Level III accreditation by PACUCOA
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)
  • Bachelor of Science in Information System (BSIS)
  • Bachelor Of Science in Entertainment and Multimedia Computing (BSEMC)
    • With Specializations in Digital Animation and Game Development
  • Associate in Computer Technology (ACT)

Graduate Degree

  • Master in Information Management (MIM)
  • Master in Information System (MIS)
  • Doctor in Information Technology (DIT)

AMA Computer University – is the first ICT university in the Philippines and in Asia. The university serves as the flagship brand of the AMA Education System (AMAES).

AMA University is located in Maximina Street, Villa Arca Subdivision, Project 8, Quezon City, Philippines. It specializes in electronic, information, and communication technologies. It follows a trimestral calendar where a typical four year collegiate education program under a semestral calendar is completed in 3 years.

AMA University, the Asia’s first and largest network of Schools and Universities has finally launched the very first and only full online platform offering full degree programs in the Philippines. As a dominant provider of holistic, relevant, and quality IT-based education, AMA University Online Education aims to educate every Filipino and anyone in the world who needs access to education in any region, in different timezone hence producing professionals and leaders that will be responsive to the developments of technology and the international community.

With two of the flagship which AMA University is known for and has pioneered also in the Philippines, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology, these CHEd and Level 3 PACUCOA Accredited Programs are now accessible without the hassle of flying to the Philippines or going to school. The advancement of technology opened AMA an opportunity to provide access and finish a degree through smartphone, tablet, laptop, or desktop making it very convenient for every student to learn and master lectures at their own pace, through their own ways.

Every trimester in AMA University Online lasts for 14 weeks (eq. to approx. 3 months) but with no definite start date. Which means once enrolled, the student may start right away and finish the degree within a 14-week duration. The student will no longer be late as they could access the lessons and even take assessments on their most convenient time, at their most convenient place.

With the overwhelming response of the Philippines market especially by the Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs), AMA University Online Education has partnered with the world’s leading content and training providers such as Lynda.com (a Linkedin Company), McGraw Hill Education, Microsoft Virtual Academy, among others.

AMA University has ABET Accreditation for the following programs, which serves as guarantee for world class education: Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS). Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)

Programs:

Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)

Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (BSIS)

Master of Arts in Computer Education (MACE)

Master of Science in Computer Science (MSCS)

Master in Information Technology (MIT)

Doctor of Information Technology (DIT)

 

Asia Pacific College  – The 1980’s witnessed an exceptional growth in the Information Technology (IT) Industry. In line with this development, a strong demand for IT professionals resulted in the proliferation of computer schools throughout the country. With the sprouting of these schools, concerns over the quality of education came into focus when it was clearly observed that some graduates could not meet the high standards set by business and industry.

IBM Philippines, the leading IT supplier in the country together with SM (Shoemart) Foundation, the number one retail giant in the Philippines, explored the possibility of putting up a computer training institution that would produce high caliber graduates. The result of these exploratory talks is the inception in 1991 of Asia Pacific College (APC), the educational collaboration of these two prominent and highly successful privately-owned corporations.

APC has evolved into an excellent scholastic institution dedicated to providing its students with an education that combines rigorous academic study and the excitement of applied projects and internship programs with the support and intellectual stimulation of a diverse campus community. The College is devoted to advancing knowledge and educating students in information technology, commerce, engineering, accountancy, entrepreneurship, multimedia arts and other areas of scholarship that will best serve the global community in the 21 st century. The College believes that professional competence is best fostered by coupling teaching and hands-on-training and forging these two is one of the mainsprings of growth in an economy increasingly defined by technology.

Today, APC is the school of choice for those aspiring to attain a world-class education with a strong IT-based foundation. Graduates of APC are now found in all sectors of business and industry and are translating their knowledge into products, services and jobs.

Recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as a Center of Excellence in IT Education (one of eighteen nationwide; one of eight in NCR [Ateneo de Manila University, De La Salle University, National University, Technological Institute of the Phils – Manila & QC, University of the East, Mapua Institute of Technology]). Computer Science, Information Technology and Business Administration programs are PAASCU Level II accredited. Accountancy and Computer Engineering programs are PAASCU Level I accredited.

Programs:

  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS)
  • Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT)
  • Bachelor Of Science in Entertainment and Multimedia Computing (BSEMC)

 

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