Yangon Institute of Technology (YIT)
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Yangon Institute of Technology


BACKGROUND

The present Yangon Institute of Technology (Y.I.T) began as a Department of Engineering under the University of Yangon in 1924, offering a four year degree course in Civil Engineering only. However, in 1927, with the construction of a new building on the University estate, which was named The B.O.C. College of Mining and Engineering, the Department of Engineering was moved there. More engineering degree courses were offered later. As the scope of engineering education became more extensive, a larger complex was constructed at Gyogone and Faculty of Engineering was shifted there in 1961. It was called Burma Institute of Technology, which was renamed as Rangon Institute of Technology (R.I.T) in 1963. It was renamed to Yangon Institute of Technology (Y.I.T) in 1989 when Rangoon was renamed to Yangon. With the introduction of of a new education system in 1964, Y.I.T became an independent University offering six-year Bachelor's degree courses as well as post-graduate degree and diploma courses.

STRUCTURE

Y.I.T has (18) academic Departments, of which (11) are Degrees-Offering Departments and (7) are Non-Degree-Offering Departments.

A.DEGREE-OFFERING DEPARTMENTS

    1. Civil Engineering Dept.
    2. Mechanical Engineering Dept.
    3. Electrical Engineering Dept.
    4. Electronic Engineering Dept.
    5. Chemical Engineering Dept.
    6. Textile Engineering Dept.
    7. Mining Engineering Dept.
    8. Petroleum Engineering Dept.
    9. Metallurgical Engineering Dept.
    10. Aeronautical Engineering Dept.
    11. Architecture Dept.

B.NON-DEGREE-OFFERING DEPARTMENTS
    1. Workshps Dept.
    2. Physics Dept.
    3. Chemistry Dept.
    4. Mathematics Dept.
    5. Engineering Geology Dept.
    6. English Dept.
    7. Myanmar Dept.

The total strength of academic staff at the Institute is about (250) while the new student enrollment is about (750) per academic year. The total number of students is over (4,500).

STUDY PROGRAMMES

A.BACHELOR OF ENGINEERIGN/ARCHITECTURE

The duration of under-graduate courses is six years for all disciplines.
BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING
    1. B.E(Civil)
    2. B.E(Mechanical)
    3. B.E(Electrical Power)
    4. B.E(Electronic)
    5. B.E(Chemical)
    6. B.E(Textile)
    7. B.E(Mining)
    8. B.E(Petroleum)
    9. B.E(Metallurgical)
    10. B.E(Aeronautical)

BACHELOR OF ARCHITECTURE
    1. B.Arch.

B.POST-GRADUATE DIPLOMAS

The duration of post-graduate Diploma courses is one year.
    1. Diploma in Environmental Engineering(Dip. Env. E.)
      (offered by Civil Engineering Department)
    2. Diploma in Food Technology(D.F.T)
      (offered by Chemical Engineering Department)
    3. Diploma in Settlement Planning and Design(D.S.P.D)
      (offered by Architecture Department)

C.MASTER OF ENGINEERING /ARCHITECTURE

The duration fo Master of Engineering (or) Master of Architecture courses is three years, comprising one year for coursework and maximum two years for thesis.

MASTER OF ENGINEERING

    1. M.E.(Civil-Structure)
    2. M.E.(Civil-Water Resources and Development)
    3. M.E.(Civil-Applied Surveying and Photogrammetry)
    4. M.E.(Mechanical)
    5. M.E.(Electrical Power)
    6. M.E.(Electronic)
    7. M.E.(Chemical)
    8. M.E.(Textile)
    9. M.E.(Mining)
    10. M.E.(Petroleum)
    11. M.E.(Metallurgical)

MASTER OF ARCHITECTURE
    1. M.Arch.(Design)

COMPUTER AND RESEARCH FACILITIES

Computer facilities at Y.I.T. include (85) personal computers which are available to teaching staff and students.
Laboratory and research facilities , though modest, are available at Y.I.T. for all disciplines.
Facilities at Universities' Research Centre are also at the disposal of the teaching staff and post-graduate students.

LIBRARY FACILITIES

All academic departments have their own departmental libraries which cater mainly to the needs of post-graduate students and academic staff. The central library looks after the needs of the under-graduate teaching programmes while partially maintaining its funtions as a research and reference library.It has a collection of about (48,ooo) books and over (560) journals on technology and related subjects. The construction of a four-storey library builing has already been approved.

STUDENT LIFE

Students are encouraged to participate in extrs-curricular activities related to the fields of technology and also for social welfare and religion.
There are Students' Associations for all the major disciplines. Sports facilities such as football, tennis, basketball, voleyball, etc., are also available and tournaments are held regularly.
Free meical care is also available at the Y.I.T. clinic.
Students are free to practise any religion. Religion is not taught as a subject at Y.I.T.

HOUSING

Housing is available for students except for those living in Yangon City Development Areas. Ten hostels are provided which can accommodate about 2,500 students. A chummery is available which can accomodate 50 lady teachers.
Residential quarters are also provided for families of academics and administrative staff.


    Yangon Institute of Technology
    Gyogone, Insein P.O.
    Yangon 11011
    Myanmar

    Phone (95-1) 665678, (95-1) 663357

    Fax:

    Email: YIT.YANGON@pemail.net

    URL: http://welcome.to/YIT