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Why study at MUICT?

Bachelor of Science in Digital Science and Technology or DST Program is a Thai Program, that focuses on enhancing students’ knowledge and critical skills in Digital Science and Technology. By Integrating theory and practice, students are ensured that they will be able to analyze and solve real problems in the digital industry. The program also focuses on operational training, allowing students to practice hands-on learning with leading digital companies in Thailand. The program’s main disciplines cover bleeding edge technologies: Internet of Things, Data Science, Cyber Security and Software Engineering.

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Curriculum Information
Name of Study Program Bachelor of Science in Digital Science and Technology
Degree title
Full Title Bachelor of Science in Digital Science and Technology
Abbreviated B.Sc. (Digital Science and Technology)
Total number of credits 120 Credits
Program characteristics This program is a 4-year full-time undergraduate program (Thai Program). Classes are taught in Thai. Teaching and learning materials as well as textbooks are in Thai and English.
Venue to conduct the study Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Mahidol University, Salaya campus
Program Highlights

Bachelor of Science in Digital Science and Technology (Thai Program) focuses on enhancing students’ knowledge and critical skills in Digital Science and Technology. By Integrating theory and practice, students are ensured that they will be able to analyze and solve real problems in the digital industry. Furthermore, the program also focuses on operational training, allowing students to practice hands-on learning with leading digital companies in Thailand. The program emphasizes the importance of internships in which the students are required to do their short-term internships (2 months) in the 3rd semesters of their 2nd year and 3rd year, and attend a cooperative education program (4 months) in the 1st semester of their 4th year. In addition, the students are required to conduct senior projects which encourage them to learn and solve problems from real situations in order to prepare themselves for their future career paths.

Main disciplines
1) Internet of Things
1) Data Science
2) Cyber Security
3) Software Engineering

A Selection of Collaborative Companies
1) CDG Group and G-ABLE Group
2) MFEC Public Company Limited
3) Advanced Wireless Network Company Limited

Instructors / Specialists

Instructors from the Faculty of Information and Communication Technology, Mahidol University, and specialists from collaborative companies

 Possible careers for graduates

  1. Computer Scientist
  2. Programmer
  3. Information System Developer
  4. Software Developer
  5. Data Scientist
  6. Internet of Things Software Developer
  7. Cyber Security Software Developer
Philosophy and significance of the program

The program is Outcome-Based Education (OBE) in which students are the key components and the center of the program (learning-centered education). In addition, the program emphasizes the knowledge enhancement process and digital science and technology skills so that students are able to gain knowledge and understanding through the combination of experiences and ideas (Constructivism). Students will be able to apply their acquired knowledge to analyze and solve real problems in the digital industry ethically and appropriately. Furthermore, the program aims to produce students who are eager to learn new things, creative, innovative, ready to be crucial IT talent in developing and leveraging the country’s competitiveness, as well as have qualities of desirable graduates of Mahidol University.

Program objectives

The program aims to produce graduates who have the following characteristics:

  1. Be highly competent in Digital Science and Technology knowledge, able to apply knowledge to real-life work, as well as be life-long learners.
  2. Be able to analyze, design, and implement computer software in Internet of Things, Data Science and Cyber Security within digital industries.
  3. Be professional and aware of integrity, ethics, and Digital Science and Technology related law.
  4. Be capable in communicating about Digital Science topics with other people.
  5. Be able to work as a team and have interpersonal skills.
Learning Outcomes: LOs

Students are required to pass the following Program Learning Outcomes:

  • PLO1: Solve problems related to digital technology appropriately and ethically by using knowledge and professional skills in digital science and technology.
  • PLO2: Demonstrate effective communication in topics related to digital technology in a professional way.
  • PLO3: Demonstrate the abilities of life-long learners that consistently gain new knowledge and improve one’s professional skills to always be up-to-date.
  • PLO4: Develop a digitalized system for practical use in the digital industry with professional responsibility.
  • PLO5: Recognize the individual, social, and ethical responsibilities of working in digital technology.
  • PLO6: Demonstrate abilities to work as a team to achieve a designated goal.
Educational Management System

A bimester system, with two regular semesters and one special semester (also called the “summer semester”) in an academic year.

Typical class hours

The teaching and learning will be conducted during official hours as follows:

1st Semester: August – December

2nd Semester: January – May

Summer Semester: June – July

*The Faculty may invite outside guest speakers for courses that require practical learning, and may hold classes and laboratory activities during weekends.

Program Structure
Number of credits no less than 120 credits
General Education Courses No less than 30 credits
Courses designated by the University 12 Credits
Social Science and Humanities 3 Credits
Thai Language 3 Credits
English Language 6 Credits
Courses designated by the program 18 Credits
Mathematics 6 Credits
Social Science and Humanities 4 Credits
Languages 4 Credits
Physical Education and Recreation 2 Credits
Ethics 2 Credits
Specific Courses No less than 84 Credits
Core courses 48 Credits
Operational Required Courses 18 Credits
Major Elective Courses 18 Credits
Free Electives Courses No less than 6 Credits
Study Plan
Major Elective Courses
  • The Major Elective Courses include 4 disciplines: Internet of Things, Data Science, Cyber Security and Software Engineering. Students can choose any subject in any discipline, in total of no less than 6 subjects (18 credits) as follows:
    (1) Internet of Things
    Number of credits (Lecture – Laboratory – Self-study)
    ITDS 331 Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems 3 (2 – 2 – 5)
    ITDS 332 Internet of Things Communication Technology 3 (2 – 2 – 5)
    ITDS 333 IoT Platform Development 3 (2 – 2 – 5)
    ITDS 334 Internet of Things Data Analytics and Visualization 3 (2 – 2 – 5)
    ITDS 335 Internet of Things Security and Privacy 3 (2 – 2 – 5)
    ITDS 336 Practical Internet of Things 3 (0 – 6 – 3)
    (2) Data Science
    Number of credits (Lecture – Laboratory – Self-study)
    ITDS 341 Fundamentals of Data Science 3 (2 – 2 – 5)
    ITDS 342 Advanced Mathematics and Statistics for Data Science 3 (3 – 0 – 6)
    ITDS 343 Business Data Analytics 3 (2 – 2 – 5)
    ITDS 344 Data Engineering and Infrastructure 3 (2 – 2 – 5)
    ITDS 345 Business Intelligence 3 (2 – 2 – 5)
    ITDS 346 Practical Data Science 3 (0 – 6 – 3)
    (3) Cyber Security
    Number of credits (Lecture – Laboratory – Self-study)
    ITDS 351 Advanced Cybersecurity 3 (2 – 2 – 5)
    ITDS 352 Secure Software Development 3 (2 – 2 – 5)
    ITDS 353 Fundamentals of Digital Forensics 3 (2 – 2 – 5)
    ITDS 354 Cyber Risk Management and Operation 3 (3 – 0 – 6)
    ITDS 355 IT Auditing 3 (2 – 2 – 5)
    ITDS 356 Practical Cybersecurity 3 (0 – 6 – 3)
    (4) Software Engineering
    Number of credits (Lecture – Laboratory – Self-study)
    ITDS 361 Software Design and Development 3 (2 – 2 – 5)
    ITDS 362 Software Quality Assurance and Testing 3 (2 – 2 – 5)
    ITDS 363 Software Requirement Analysis and Specification 3 (2 – 2 – 5)
    ITDS 364 Software Project Management 3 (3 – 0 – 6)
    ITDS 365 Agile Software Development 3 (3 – 0 – 6)
    ITDS 366 Practical Software Engineering 3 (0 – 6 – 3)
Tuition Fees
Duration of Study / Graduation Requirements

Duration of Graduation 4 years

Graduation Requirements

  • Students who are eligible to obtain a degree of Bachelor of Science in Digital Science and Technology must have fulfilled all of the following requirements:
    1. Complete their study according to the curriculum structure and obtain the grading record satisfying the requirements of the Program.
    2. Pass the English proficiency requirement as announced by Mahidol University.
    3. Achieve at 2.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA) or higher.
    4. Complete their studies within 8 years, (which is twice the normal study duration of 4 years) as required by the Program.
    5. Must not owe any debt to the University.
  • Students who are eligible to graduate with honors with a Bachelor of Science in Digital Science and Technology must have fulfilled all requirements in accordance with Mahidol University Regulations on Diploma and Undergraduate Studies, B.E. 2552 (2009) and its addendums No. 1-10. In addition, this also includes students who enroll in summer semester and/or transfer credits in any semester under exchange programs with partner universities/institutes in other countries which have signed an MoU with the Faculty of ICT or Mahidol University.
  • Students who are eligible to graduate must meet the following requirements:
    1. Be students who received passing grades in all registered courses as required in the program structure.
    2. Pass the requirements of the core courses and core activities as required by the Faculty and Mahidol University
    3. Pass the English proficiency requirement as announced by Mahidol University.
    4. Students who are qualified according to items 1 and 2 are to send a request to graduate to the Registrar Unit by the date and time announced by Mahidol University; otherwise, their names might not be forwarded to the University Council for the approval of their degrees in that semester.
Round 1: MU - Portfolio (TCAS 1)
No. Activity Round 1/1  Round 1/2 
1 Application Period 2 Oct. 2023 (9.30 a.m.) – 16 Oct. 2023 (12.00 p.m.) TBA
2 The announcement of applicants who are eligible to take the interview 1 Nov. 2023 TBA
3 Interview examination  Nov. 2023 TBA
4 Result announcement (acceptance list and waiting list) 10 Nov. 2023 TBA
5 Students who are accepted to enroll in ICT program (the acceptance list), confirm their status in the MU-TCAS system. 10 Nov. 2023 (9.30 a.m.). – 11 Nov. 2023 (12.00 p.m.) TBA
6 Students who are accepted to enroll in ICT program (the waiting list), confirm their status in the MU-TCAS system. 14 Nov. 2023 (9.30 a.m. – 3.00 p.m.) TBA
7 Result announcement 21 Nov. 2023 TBA
8 Clearing House 6 – 7 Feb. 2024 6 – 7 Feb. 2024
9 Announcement of list of eligible students 16 Feb. 2024 16 Feb. 2024
10 ICT Preparatory Program Jun – Jul. 2024 Jun – Jul. 2024
11 Semester starts 5 Aug. 2024 5 Aug. 2024
Round 2: Quota (TCAS 2)
No. Activity Date
1 Application Period 20 Mar. – 7 Apr. 2024
2 The announcement of applicants who are eligible to take the interview 20 Apr. 2023
3 Interview examination 22 Apr. 2023
4 Result announcement (acceptance list and waiting list) 25 – 26 Apr. 2023
5 Students who are accepted to enroll in ICT program (the acceptance list), confirm their status in the MU-TCAS system 25 – 26 Apr. 2024
6 Students who are accepted to enroll in ICT program (the waiting list), confirm their status in the MU-TCAS system 27 Apr. 2024
7 Announcement of list students who confirmed their status in the MU-TCAS system. 2 May 2024
8 Clearing House 2 – 3 May 2024
9 Announcement of list of eligible students 11 May 2024
10 ICT Preparatory Program Jun. – Jul. 2024
11 Semester starts 5 Aug. 2024
Round 3: Admission (TCAS 3)

–TBA–

Round 4: Direct Admission (TCAS 4)

–TBA–

Round 1: MU - Portfolio (TCAS 1)
MU – Portfolio 1/1

Application period : 2 October 2023 (9.30 a.m.) – 16 October 2023 (12.00 p.m.), application fee payment within 4.00 p.m.

MU – Portfolio 1/2 

Application period : TBA

Apply at: https://tcas.mahidol.ac.th/

Educational Qualifications:

  1. Currently studying or graduated from Thai and international schools:
    • Matthayom 6, and its equivalent in Science – Math, Arts – Math, Science – Computer, Math – Computer Programs or
    • Vocational students with at least 15 credits of computer related courses

2.Have a GPAX from high school, or vocational school of at least 2.50

3.Have an average grade of Science, Mathematics, and English of no less than 2.50 for each subject. (for Matthayom 6 students)

Examination: Thai interview

Additional/Required Documents:

  1. Portfolio in Thai or English, no more than 10 pages. (.pdf file)
  2. A one A4 page of essay written in Thai or English, on “Why would you like to study further in IT and Computers and how will you apply the knowledge gained in the future?” (.pdf file)
  3. A 3-minute video presentation in Thai or English. (.mp4 file.)
  4. A photocopy of completed transcript, 4 semesters with GPAX not less than 2.50 (.pdf file)
  5. One 1–inch photograph taken not more than six months prior to the application date (.jpg file)
  6. A photocopy of citizen identification card (.pdf file)
  7. A photocopy of resident registration (.pdf file)

**Remark: Please upload all documents via online application system only. Students are not required to submit all original documents to the Faculty of ICT.**

Round 2: Quota (TCAS 2)

Application period: March – April 2024 (To be announced)

Apply athttps://tcas.mahidol.ac.th/

Educational Qualifications:

  1. Graduated or currently studying in any program of study in
    • Matthayom 6, and its equivalent or
    • Vocational students with at least 15 credits of computer related courses
  1. Have one of the following scores:
    • TGAT, TPAT3
      • TGAT scores ≥ 25 in each part
      • TPAT3 ≥ 30

or

    • A-Level
      • Math 1 ≥ 20
      • English ≥ 25
  1. GPAX at least 5 semesters in high school level, not less than 2.50

Additional/Required Documents

  1. A one A4 page of essay written in English or Thai, on “Why would you like to study further in IT and Computers and how will you apply the knowledge gained in the future?” (.pdf file)
  2. TGAT, TPAT3 or A-Level Scores (Math 1, English)
  3. A photocopy of completed transcript or at least 5 semesters with CGPA not less than 2.50 (.pdf file)
  4. One 1–inch photograph taken not more than six months prior to the application date (.jpg file)
  5. A photocopy of citizen identification card (.pdf file)
  6. A photocopy of resident registration (.pdf file)

**Remark: Please upload all documents via online application system only. Students are not required to submit all original documents to the Faculty of ICT.**

Round 3: Admission (TCAS 3)

Application period: May 2024 (To be announced)

Apply at https://www.mytcas.com/

Educational Qualifications:

  1. Graduated or currently studying in any program of study in
    • Matthayom 6, and its equivalent or
    • Vocational students with at least 15 credits of computer related courses
  1. Have the following scores:
    • TGAT, TPAT3
      • TGAT scores ≥ 25 in each part
      • TPAT3 ≥ 30
    • A-Level
      • Math 1 ≥ 20
      • English ≥ 25
  1. GPAX: 6 semesters in high school level, not less than 2.50

Additional/Required Documents

  • TGAT, TPAT3 Scores and A-Level (Math 1, English)

Admission Criteria

*To be announced*

**Remark: Please upload all documents via online application system only. Students are not required to submit all original documents to the Faculty of ICT.**

Round 4: Direct Admission (TCAS 4)

*To be announced*