The Department of Information Systems and Computer Science (DISCS) is a CHED Center of Excellence (COE) for Information Technology.  Centers of Excellence (COEs) are higher education institutions (HEIs) that demonstrate the highest degree or level of standards along the areas of instruction, research, and extension work. They provide much-needed leadership in all aspects of development in specific areas of discipline, so much that HEIs in the region benefit from the strengths that can be derived from these centers.
The Ateneo de Manila's Department of Information Systems and Computer Science envisions a globally-competitive Philippines whose citizens are empowered by information and its supporting technologies.
In partnership with the Ateneo community and the various sectors of society, the Department of Information Systems and Computer Science will develop world-class information technology professionals capable of designing and implementing information systems that meet society's needs. The Department aspires to produce graduates who are technically skilled and solidly grounded in computational theory, able to adapt to changes in technology and able to address a wide breadth of problem situations. The Department's graduates should also have the interpersonal and communication skills to work effectively with other people.