Department of Computer and Information Sciences

100% passing rate
Librarian Licensure Examination (2012)

CHED Center of Development (COD)
in Information Technology Education

Only Top Performing Library School in the Visayas
recognized by the Professional Regulation Commission

Top Performing School
in the Philippine Information Technology General Certification Exam

Overview

The Department of Computer and Information Science (DCIS) was formed in June 2015 from the merger of two departments, namely Computer Science and Information Technology (CSIT) and Library and Information Science (LIS).

Strong demand from foreign direct investments and local industries in the 1980s prompted the development of the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science program, which was initially offered by the Department of Mathematics in 1990. The then Department of Mathematics and Computer Science also offered an Associate in Computer Science in 1995, a Bachelor of Science in Information Technology in 2000, a Master of Science in Information Technology in 2003, an Associate in Computer Technology specializing in Database, Multimedia, and Networking in 2008, and finally a Bachelor of Science in Information and Communications Technology in 2009. This breadth of computer-related programs led to the eventual separation in 2010 of the Department of Computer Science with Jacqueline Fat-Yara as its first chair.

The erstwhile Department of Library Science was established in 1966 under its first chair, Nenita Po Sy. Library Science as a discipline had an even longer journey, beginning as a minor in the Bachelor of Science in Education program in 1950, then as a Bachelor of Arts program in 1958, while a Master of Science in Library Science program was offered in 1970. Prompted by the Commission on Higher Education, the bachelor’s program became an A.B. in Library and Information Science in 1998, before standardization in 2005 resulted in the offering of the Bachelor of Library and Information Science, the Master of Library and Information Science, and the Master of Science in Library and Information Science programs.

Currently, the Department of Computer and Information Science has four academic sections, namely Computer Science, Information and Communication Technology, Information Technology, and Library and Information Science. The Department is a founding member of Cebu Educational Development Foundation for Information Technology (CEDF-IT) and Oracle Academic Initiative (OAI). The Department was recognized by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) as a Center of Development for Information Technology Education in January 2016.

For more information, contact:

The Chair, Department of Computer and Information Science
University of San Carlos
LB465TC, Lawrence Bunzel Building
Talamban Campus, Nasipit, Cebu City 6000
Philippines
Trunkline +63 32 230 0100 local 150 or 158
Email mgsabellano@usc.edu.ph

Programs offered

Master of Science in Information Technology (M.S. I.T.)
Bachelor of Library and Information Science (B. L.I.S.)
Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (B.S. C.S.)
Bachelor of Science in Information and Communications Technology (B.S. I.C.T.)
Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (B.S. I.T.)
Associate in Computer Technology major in Multimedia Technology (A. C.T.-M.T.)

Career tracks

Computer Science graduates are primarily employed as computer R&D professionals, software design engineers, and systems software developers, as well as applications software developers and computer programmers.

Information Technology graduates can find employment as web and applications developers, database administrators, network engineers, information security administrators, systems integrators, and IT auditors. They can also serve as QA specialists, systems analysts, technical support specialists, and computer programmers.

Information and Communications Technology graduates can find profitable employment as web designers, graphic artists, multimedia editors, associate programmers, technopreneurs, computer technicians, database designers, technical network support staff, junior systems administrators, technical service representatives, software testers, technical writers, applications developers, IT officers, and R&D or network engineers.

Library and Information Science graduates serve as academic librarians, archives managers, audio-visual administrators, database managers, directors of libraries, documentalists, information consultants, information specialists, learning resources coordinators, library system analysts, media specialists, multimedia librarians, school librarians, subject specialists, and teachers of Library and Information Science.

Employers of our graduates include the following companies: Accenture, Advanced World Systems Inc., Alliance Software Inc., Azeus Systems Philippines, Convergys, Framgia Holdings PTE Ltd., Global Zeal, IBM, Kyocera, Lexmark, NCR, NEC, Nerubia Web Solutions Inc., NEXT IX, NPAX Cebu Corporation, Rococo Global Technologies Corp., Savvysherpa, and Sprasia Philippines.

Research projects

Building Higher Education’s Capacity to Conduct Eye-Tracking Research using the Analysis of Novice Programmer Tracing and Debugging Skills as a Proof of Concept, a collaborative research project with Ateneo de Manila University

E-Participation 2.0: Connecting Diverse Philippine Populations for Disaster Risk Management with a Toolkit Integrating Text and Speech Analytics, a collaborative research project with National University under Philippine-California Advanced Research Institutes (PCARI) Project Commission on Higher Education

Underwater Video Inspection Systems (UVIS), in partnership with Remote Technology Solutions Pte Ltd (Singapore)

Facilities and equipment

Facilities

  • ICT Laboratory
  • Multimedia Laboratory
  • Research Laboratory
  • Programming Laboratory
  • Mobile Development Laboratory
  • PC Servicing and Networking Laboratory
  • Multimedia Studio Room
  • Green Screen Room
  • Audio Recording Room