Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
in Computer Science

Master degree holders are required to complete 6 courses from the following plus the doctoral dissertation (Directed Research).

1. Advanced UNIX Utilities and Shell Programming
2. Programming in Java
3. Principles of Software Engineering using C
4. Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
5. Computer Applications in Medicine
6. Parallel Computer Architectures
7. Client/Server Architectures
8. UNIX Security for System Administrators
9. Principles, Protocols and Architectures of TCP/IP
10. The Network File System & Network Information Service
11. Distributed Database Systems
12. Database Tuning & Performance
13. Network Technologies and Architectures
14. High-Speed Networks
15. Network Management Concepts
16. Network Security
17. Directed Research



Doctoral students are required to complete all the required courses and to submit the dissertation consisting an original research. To graduate, doctoral candidates must achieve a grade of C (2.0) or better for courses that counted toward the degree and maintain an average grade of B (grade point average of 3.0).

Grade point average system:
A = 4.0 ;B = 3.0;C = 2.0;D = 1.0


For admission to the program, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Master degree in related field; or
  • Demonstrate the ability to succeed in the Doctoral program


All application must be submitted to Honolulu University (HK) Representative Office.
Each application package must contain:

  • A duly completed application form (Download PDF Application Form)
  • Copies of academic transcripts or records
  • Resume or proof of work experience
  • One passport-sized recent photo

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