he DIST offers one Master ’s Program in Communications and Information System and one undergraduate program in IT management and Information System.

The department is committed to cultivation of students who are proficientin English and mathematics,well acquaintedwiththeoriesand practice in computer hardware and network, fully capable of handling problems related to information application and management, information processing and analysis, and easilyadaptabletopositionsin enterprises,government departments, and research institutes.

The main courses offered at DIST are: Advanced Mathematics, Probability Theoryand Mathematical Statistics, LinearAlgebra, Discrete Mathematics, Operational Research, General Physics; Data Structures and Algorithm, Software Engineering, Database System, C and C ++ Programming, Operating Systems; Computer Network, Information Security, Database Systems, Multimedia and Image Processing, Information Organization and Management.

The DIST is equipped with cutting-edge facilities and a sound support system. In addition to the sophisticated labs of information security, network defense, multimedia, computer network, and physics, students can also have full access to a key ministerial lab, and a“PKU-UIR Joint IT Lab ”co-founded in collaboration with Peking University.