Information Management (IM)

Information Management (IM)2018-07-24T09:32:35+00:00

Information Management

This field of is a strategic response to society’s changing needs. It will continue to evolve as organizations cope with the proliferation and complexity of new information technologies and services. It is the first of its kind in Southeast Asia.

Information is an essential resource for academic excellence, competitiveness in business and industry, scientific progress, and national development. Like any other resource, information must be managed. High-quality sources must be located, and arrangements must be made for access to timely, accurate, appropriate, and cost-effective information. Technological advances in telecommunications and the hardware and software of computing can be utilized to provide the optimum access to information.

The need for information management skills in government and private organizations is increasingly recognized. People knowledgeable in methods of facilitating information collection, dissemination, and use are in demand. Such persons should also be skilled in identifying information needs and in accessing, repackaging, and presenting information in such a way that it can be utilized in support of the objectives of the users.

The Information Management curriculum is designed to prepare students to respond to four basic challenges confronting organizations today:

  • Planning the effective use of information and utilization of communication technologies within organizations;
  • Developing corporate and government policies to maximize the benefits resulting from the wide-spread use of these technologies;
  • Improving the strategic management of information resources in business, government, and non-profit organizations;
  • Increasing the productivity and creativity of managers and executives who work with information resources.


Programs leading to the award of AIT’s Doctor of Engineering, Doctor of Technical Science, Master of Engineering, Master of Science, diploma and certificate are offered.

Preferred Background

For Master Program

Applicants for admission to the field of Information Management should have a strong quantitative background, preferably in computer science or computer engineering, information system or information science, telecommunications, electronic or electrical engineering, applied mathematics or statistics. Applicants from other fields of information service can also be considered if they have already worked as information professionals. In those cases, additional technology related courses may be required.

For Doctoral Program

One should have a good master’s degree in one of the above disciplines.

Course Structure

Course ID Course Title Credits Semester Remarks
AT71.01 Database Design 3(3-0) August Required
AT71.03 E-Business Development and Technology 3(3-0) August Elective
AT71.04 Decision Support Technologies 3(2-3) January Required
AT71.05 Information Systems Development 3(3-0) January Required
AT71.06 Human-Computer Interaction 3(2-3) January Elective
AT71.9002 Selected Topic: Seminar in Electronic Government 3(3-0) InterSem Elective
AT71.07 Information Retrieval and Data Mining 3(-) August Elective
AT71.9001 Selected Topic: Information Visualization 3(3-0) August Elective

In IM FoS the minimum course requirements is 27 credits for Thesis Option and 39 credits for Research Study Option.

Additional elective courses can be taken from CS FoS or other FoS in SET/SOM depending on the advise of the Advisor.

  Thesis Option Research Option
Required Courses 12 credits 12 credits
Elective Courses 15 credits 27 credits
Option 22 credits 10 credits
Total 49 credits *  49 credits

Note: Ph.D. students are asked to take the same required courses, unless waived by advisor.