Why DST Program?

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.

 

Curriculum Structure

Name of Study ProgramBachelor of Science in Digital Science and Technology
Degree title
Full TitleBachelor of Science in Digital Science and Technology
AbbreviatedB.Sc. (Digital Science and Technology)
Total number of credits120 Credits
Program characteristicsThis 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 studyFaculty of Information and Communication Technology, Mahidol University, Salaya campus

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, Significance, Learning Outcomes

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.

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.

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.

Program Structure

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

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.

Number of credits no less than 120 credits
General Education CoursesNo less than 30 credits
Courses designated by the University12 Credits
Social Science and Humanities3 Credits
Thai Language3 Credits
English Language6 Credits
Courses designated by the program18 Credits
Mathematics6 Credits
Social Science and Humanities4 Credits
Languages4 Credits
Physical Education and Recreation2 Credits
Ethics2 Credits
Specific CoursesNo less than 84 Credits
Core courses48 Credits
Operational Required Courses18 Credits
Major Elective Courses18 Credits
Free Electives CoursesNo less than 6 Credits

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)
ITDS331Embedded and Cyber-Physical Systems3 (2 – 2 – 5)
ITDS332Internet of Things Communication Technology3 (2 – 2 – 5)
ITDS333IoT Platform Development3 (2 – 2 – 5)
ITDS334Internet of Things Data Analytics and Visualization3 (2 – 2 – 5)
ITDS335Internet of Things Security and Privacy3 (2 – 2 – 5)
ITDS336Practical Internet of Things3 (0 – 6 – 3)
(2) Data Science
Number of credits (Lecture – Laboratory – Self-study)
ITDS341Fundamentals of Data Science3 (2 – 2 – 5)
ITDS342Advanced Mathematics and Statistics for Data Science3 (3 – 0 – 6)
ITDS343Business Data Analytics3 (2 – 2 – 5)
ITDS344Data Engineering and Infrastructure3 (2 – 2 – 5)
ITDS345Business Intelligence3 (2 – 2 – 5)
ITDS346Practical Data Science3 (0 – 6 – 3)
(3) Cyber Security
Number of credits (Lecture – Laboratory – Self-study)
ITDS351Advanced Cybersecurity3 (2 – 2 – 5)
ITDS352Secure Software Development3 (2 – 2 – 5)
ITDS353Fundamentals of Digital Forensics3 (2 – 2 – 5)
ITDS354Cyber Risk Management and Operation3 (3 – 0 – 6)
ITDS355IT Auditing3 (2 – 2 – 5)
ITDS356Practical Cybersecurity3 (0 – 6 – 3)
(4) Software Engineering
Number of credits (Lecture – Laboratory – Self-study)
ITDS361Software Design and Development3 (2 – 2 – 5)
ITDS362Software Quality Assurance and Testing3 (2 – 2 – 5)
ITDS363Software Requirement Analysis and Specification3 (2 – 2 – 5)
ITDS364Software Project Management3 (3 – 0 – 6)
ITDS365Agile Software Development3 (3 – 0 – 6)
ITDS366Practical Software Engineering3 (0 – 6 – 3)

Tuition Fees and Graduation Criteria

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.

Schedule

No.ActivityDate
1Application period15 Sep – 29 Oct 2021
2The announcement of applicants who are eligible to take the written examination3 Nov 2021
3Written examination 13 Nov 2021
4The announcement of applicants who are eligible to take the interview22 Nov 2021
5Interview examination 24 Nov 2021 (a.m.)
6Result announcement26 Nov 2021
7Registration3 Dec 2021
8DST Preparatory ProgramJun 2022
9Semester startsAug 2022
No.ActivityDate
1Application period15 Oct – 5 Nov 2021
2The announcement of applicants who are eligible to take the interview18 Nov 2021
3Interview examination 20 Nov 2021
4Result announcement (acceptance list and waiting list)23 Nov 2021
5Students who are accepted to enroll in ICT program (the acceptance list), confirm their status in the MU-TCAS system.23 – 24 Nov 2021(by noon)
6Students who are accepted to enroll in ICT program (the waiting list), confirm their status in the MU-TCAS system.26 Nov 2021(9.30 – 15.00 hrs.)
7Result announcement29 Nov 2021
8Clearing House7 – 8 Feb 2022
9Announcement of list of eligible students 11 Feb 2022
10DST Preparatory ProgramJun 2022
11Semester startsAug 2022
No.ActivityDate
1Application period1 Mar – 20 Apr 2022
2The announcement of applicants who are eligible to take the interview24 Apr 2022
3Interview examination 26 Apr 2022
4Result announcement (acceptance list and waiting list)28 Apr 2022
5Students who are accepted to enroll in ICT program (the acceptance list), confirm their status in the MU-TCAS system.28 – 29 Apr 2022(by noon)
6Students who are accepted to enroll in ICT program (the waiting list), confirm their status in the MU-TCAS system.30 Apr 2022(9.30 – 15.00 hrs.)
7Result announcement2 May 2022
8Clearing House4 – 5 May 2022
9Announcement of list of eligible students 9 May 2022
10DST Preparatory ProgramJun 2022
11Semester startsAug 2022
No.ActivityDate
1Application period (Website: www.mytcas.com) 2 – 10 May 2022
2Result announcement (Website: www.mytcas.com) #1: 18 May 2022
#2: 24 May 2022
3Confirmation, 1st round  (Website: www.mytcas.com)18 – 19 May 2022
4Announcement of list of eligible students 2 Jun 2022

–More information will be announced soon.–

Admissions

Application period: 15 September – 29 October 2021

Online application: https://academic.ict.mahidol.ac.th/admission/apply/

Educational Qualifications:

  1. Currently studying in advanced vocational school with at least 20 credits of computer related courses
  2. GPAX at least 4 semesters in the advanced vocational school, not less than 2.50

Written Examinations: Math, English, Computer

Required Documents:

  1. A photocopy of completed transcript or at least 4 semesters with GPAX not less than 2.50 (.pdf file)
  2. One 1–inch photograph taken not more than six months prior to the application date (.jpg or .jpeg file not over 150 KB)
  3. A photocopy of citizen identification card (.pdf file)
  4. 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.**

Application period : 15 October 2021 (9.30 hrs.) – 5 November 2021 (12.00 hrs.), application fee payment within 16.00 hrs.

Apply at: https://tcas.mahidol.ac.th/

Educational Qualifications:

1.Currently studying in

1.1 Matthayom 6, Grade 12, Year 13 , and its equivalent in Science – Math, Arts – Math, Science – Computer, Math – Computer  Programs or

1.2 Vocational Students in a Higher Diploma program 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.**

Application period: 1 March (9.30 hrs.) – 20 April 2022 (12.00 hrs.), application fee payment within 16.00 hrs.

Apply at: https://tcas.mahidol.ac.th/

Educational Qualifications:

  1. Graduated or currently studying in any program of study in

1.1 Matthayom 6, or its equivalent or

1.2 Vocational Students in a Higher Diploma program with at least 15 credits of computer related courses

2.Have 9 Common Subjects, using 5 subjects consists of Math1, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English (for Matthayom 6  students)

3.GPAX at least 5 semesters in high school level, not less than 2.50

Examination: Thai interview

Additional/Required Documents

  1. 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)
  2. 9 Common Subjects, using 5 subjects consists of Math1, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English (for Matthayom 6  students).
  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.**

Application period: 2 – 10 May 2022

Apply at: https://www.mytcas.com/

Educational Qualifications:

1.Graduated or currently studying in any program of study in

1.1 Matthayom 6, or its equivalent or

1.2 Vocational Students in a Higher Diploma program with at least 15 credits of computer related courses

2.Have one of the following test scores (for Matthayom 6  students);

    • 9 Common Subjects, using 5 subjects consists of Math1, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English or
    • GAT, PAT1 (Mathematics), PAT2 (Science)

3.GPAX 6 semesters in high school level, not less than 2.50

Additional/Required Documents (for Matthayom 6  students)

  • 9 Common Subjects, using 5 subjects consists of Math1, Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English or
  • GAT, PAT1 (Mathematics), PAT2 (Science)

–More information will be announced soon.–

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