Degrees on Offer

Doctoral Degree

  1. The Doctoral degrees offered by AIT are the Doctor of Engineering, Doctor of Technical Science, and Doctor of Philosophy, all without further designation. Their abbreviations are D.Eng., D.Tech.Sc. and Ph.D., respectively.
  2. To qualify for the degree of Doctor, a student must:

    • satisfactorily complete while enrolled in the Doctoral program a minimum of 18 credits of coursework at AIT, of which up to a maximum of 6 credits of special studies may be taken for those candidates who earned their Master's degree at AIT.
    • maintain a cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.50.
    • complete a Doctoral dissertation of 66 credits and defend it at an oral examination. The dissertation must contain evidence of scholarly distinction and a contribution to the advancement of knowledge in the chosen field of study. A satisfactory report from the external examiner selected by the Program Committee is also required.
    • have at least one scientific paper based on the dissertation published in or accepted by an international refereed journal before the final examination. 
    • satisfactorily complete such other academic requirements as may be stipulated by his/her Program Committee. 

  3. Full-time students must complete the requirements for the Doctoral degree within five years from advancement to candidacy.
  4. Non-resident student students must complete all requirements within seven years from advancement to candidacy.

Duration:

A Doctoral Program covers six (6) semesters or a minimum of three (3) years.

Eligibility Requirements:

See at the Admissions and Scholarships Office for minimum eligibility requirements. In addition, field of study specific requirements are available at each field's web site.

 

Master's Degree

  1. The degrees of Master offered by AIT are the degrees of Master of Engineering, Master of Engineering (Executive), Master of Science, Master of Business Administration and Master of Business Administration (Executive). Their abbreviations are M.Eng., M.Eng. (Executive), M.Sc., M.B.A., and M.B.A. (Executive), respectively.
  2. To qualify for the degree of Master, a student must:

    • satisfactorily complete the minimum credit requirements of his/her field of study by following courses approved by the Advisor or Program Committee.
    • achieve a final cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.75.
    • achieve a grade of excellent, very good, good or fair for the research study or thesis.
    • at the end of his or her program, pass an oral examination on his/her research and related topics.

  3. All requirements for the degree must be completed within four years of first registration for the degree of Master.

Duration:

A master's program is completed in four (4) semesters plus one (1) long break (equivalent to a total of 21.4 months). Some advanced students may complete the requirements of the degree right after the third semester with the consent of his/her Advisor and Program Committee.

Eligibility Requirements:

See at the Admissions and Scholarships Office for minimum eligibility requirements. In addition, field of study specific requirements are available at each field's web site.

 

Diploma

  1. To qualify for the Diploma of AIT (Dip.AIT), a student must:

    • satisfactorily complete a minimum of 24 credits, including a minimum of 2 credits and a maximum of 6 credits from special study, as approved by the student's Advisor, leading to a presentation of a project report.
    • maintain a final cumulative grade point average of not less than 2.75.
    • pass an oral examination covering the whole program, administered by the Program Committee.

  2. A diploma student must complete a period of full-time attendance on an approved program of study for a period of not less than one semester. The remaining period of study may be one of part-time or full-time attendance.
  3. A student must complete all the requirements of the diploma program within two years of first registration. 

Eligibility Requirements:

See at the Admissions and Scholarships Office for minimum eligibility requirements. In addition, field of study specific requirements are available at each field's web site.

 

Certificate

A Certificate is intended mainly for students requiring relatively brief periods of education in specific areas. A Certificate student attends a minimum of nine credits of coursework (one semester). Students normally enroll for a Certificate as a trial program in pursuing a master's degree later on.

Eligibility Requirements:

See at the Admissions and Scholarships Office for minimum eligibility requirements. In addition, field of study specific requirements are available at each field's web site.