Doctorate In Information Systems

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Doctorate In Information Systems

VUT Research is proud to offer our students of excellence the opportunity to complete their Doctorate in Information Systems. Students who complete their PhD show the upmost dedication to a specific field and their passion for gaining further knowledge and skills within their chosen course field. We aim to encourage a lifelong love of ideas, learning and discovery within our students and are extremely proud of our postgraduate students who commit to completing their PhD. We offer them our full support and our team of dedicated staff members are committed to excellence in teaching, community engagement and research. The course duration is a minimum of two years and a maximum of four years part-time study and the curriculum consists of a research project by thesis.

Doctorate In Information Systems

Build Your Future In Information Systems

  • International Focus -VUT Research’s degrees and academic programmes are internationally recognised
  • Focus On Information Systems -discover the systems we use to communicate from one person/system to another
  • Facilities -At VUT Research we have world-class research facilities and resource access.

Doctorate In Information Systems Course Requirements

In order for students to complete their Doctorate in Information Systems they need to have achieved the following:

  • MTech in Information Technology or equivalent (ad hoc cases will be treated on merit).

A PhD in Information Systems is the highest possible level of qualification in the Information Systems field and is a powerful acknowledgement of the student’s hard work, discipline, and knowledge of the subject. Achieving this degree is a great achievement and sets the student in good stead in their future endeavours.

  • The proposed topic must be appropriate for higher degree research and it must be consistent with the academic aims and objectives of the student.

  • The student must have access to the necessary resources, facilities and the necessary budget in order to complete the degree within the timeframe.

  • There must be a qualified staff member holding confirmed, continuous or fixed-term appointments of sufficient length for the purposes of supervision of the proposed research and student.

  • The proposed program of work must be able to be completed within the maximum period of submission for the degree.

  • A suitable level of contact with the university supervisors must be maintained.

  • Where the applicant is currently employed, capacity to meet the timelines and other requirements must be considered.

  • The proposed research cannot reproduce research that has previously been submitted for the award of a degree or diploma.

  • Where the intellectual property rights of the applicant may be a consideration, a suitable agreement protecting the rights of the student needs to be signed. If the student is unwilling to sign an agreement, the research proposal may not be approved and the student may be required to choose another topic in an area that is not commercially sensitive.

  • The applicant should have no outstanding financial obligation with the University and in the case of international applicants, they should be able to verify the necessary financial capacity to undertake the program.

  • The applicant must possess sufficient English language proficiency.

Doctorate In Information And Communication Career Opportunities

In today’s modern society there is an increasing need for highly qualified students to work within the computer and technology industries. Students are doing their PhD part-time and can gain valuable experience working while completing their postgraduate education which will further them in their career. A typical entry level position would include a Programmer with a quick advance to a senior programmer. Further career advancements include Systems Analysts, Network Administrators and Database Administrators. We see computerization within all industries today and there is no shortage of career opportunities available to our graduates. A Doctorate degree shows their commitment and dedication to a subject and allows them to achieve more senior levels within a company. Students with a Doctorate in Information Systems are set for a long and prosperous career after graduating.


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