University of Computer Studies, Yangon
|Rector||Dr. Mie Mie Thet Thwin|
|Affiliations||SOI Asia, MOE-ST|
The University of Computer Studies, Yangon (UCSY) (Burmese: ရန်ကုန်ကွန်ပျူတာတက္ကသိုလ် [jàɴɡòʊɴ kʊ̀ɴpjùtà tɛʔkəθò]), located in the outskirts of Yangon (Hlaw Gar), is the leading IT and computer science university of Myanmar. The university, administered by the Ministry of Science and Technology, offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in computer science and technology. The language of instruction at UCSY is English. Along with the University of Computer Studies, Mandalay, UCSY is one of two senior universities specialized in computer studies, and also one of the most selective universities in the country.
Most of the country's middle and upper level personnel in government and private computer fields are graduates of UCSY.
UCSY's origins trace back to the founding of the Universities' Computer Center (UCC) in 1971, located inside the Hlaing Campus of Yangon University. Equipped with ICL Main Frame 1902s, UCC provided computer training to university and government employees. In 1973, it began offering a master's degree program (MSc in Computer Science), and a graduate diploma program (Diploma in Automated Computing) in cooperation with the Mathematics Department of Yangon University. The center added DEC PDP-11/70 mini-computers in 1983, and personal computers in 1990. In 1986, the center added BSc (Computer Science) and BSc (Computer Technology) degree programs.
In March 1988, it became independent as Institute of Computer Science and Technology (ICST), and began offering bachelor's degree programs in Computer Science. In 1993, it started an internationally accepted International Diploma in Computer Studies (IDCS) program with the help of UK's the National Computing Centre (NCC). On 1 January 1997, the university's control was transferred from the Ministry of Education to the Ministry Science and Technology. On 1 July 1998, it was renamed the University of Computer Studies, Yangon. A graduate school with master's and PhD degree programs was established in May 2001.
UCSY offers five-year bachelor's and two-year master's degree programs in computer science and computer technology. The school also offers a two-year post-graduate diploma and a three-year Ph.D. program in computer science and information technology. The school's language of instruction is English.
- Department of Computational Mathematics
- Department of Hardware Technology
- Department of Information Science
- Department of Software Technology
- Department of Application I
- Department of Application II
- Department of Research and Development
The following Universities of Computer Studies are officially affiliated with UCSY. Their qualified graduates can continue their advanced studies at UCSY.
- Computer University, Bamaw
- Computer University, Dawei
- Computer University, Hinthada
- Computer University (Kalay)
- Computer University, Kyaingtong
- Computer University, Loikaw
- Computer University, Lashio
- Computer University, Maubin
- Computer University, Magway
- Computer University, Thaton
- University of Computer Studies, Mandalay
- Computer University, Mandalay
- Computer University, Monywa
- Computer University, Myeik
- Computer University, Meiktila
- Computer University, Myitkyina
- Computer University, Pathein
- Computer University, Pakokku
- Computer University, Hpa-An
- Computer University, Pyay
- Computer University, Pinlon
- Computer University, Sittwe
- Computer University, Taungoo
- Computer University, Taunggyi
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- School site: Official website of UCSY