Information Technology (Master's by Coursework)

Program Code

CS770

About Courses

Strategic Thinking, Professional Attitude, Dynamic Team Player and Respectful; these are some of the values highly sought after by the industry. These values are embedded within the Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) programme.

We offer an exciting portfolio that is multidisciplinary in nature. The programme is designed to provide theoretical grounding, practical knowledge and hands-on experience responding to the demands of private and public organizations for qualified IT professional. The MSIT programme facilitates a friendly and supporting learning environment where students would grasp IT concepts, theories and practices. We believe a good learning climate can equip students with a wide range of IT skills and expertise.

The MSIT programme aims for students who are dynamic, creative and innovative and this is reflected through the teaching methods and content. They mirror the dynamic nature of technological advances in society today. As a student you will have the opportunity to explore a variety of areas including: problem solving skills, data technology and security, human computer interaction, strategic and innovative planning, human factors, user experience and ethical issues.

Understanding the demands of job commitments and student requirements, this coursework programme offers flexibility where students can choose one among four tracks; (i) Technology Track, (ii) Management Track, (iii) Human Centered Informatics Track or (iv) Research Track. Each track is embedded with taught and project element, essential in developing students’ abilities in management and problem solving skills. Further to this, the MSIT programme is offered both on a full-time and part-time basis.

Mode of Program

Full Time / Part Time

Duration of Study

  • Full Time  : 3-4 Semesters
  • Part Time : 4-8 Semesters

Classes are normally conducted on weekdays for full time and weekend (Saturday) for part time students.*

* Subjected to changes.

Entry Requirements

  • Academic Qualification
    • Applicant must have a Bachelor’s Degree with Honours in a relevant field of study from a university that is recognized by the University Senate and the Malaysian government.
  • English Language Proficiency
    • a TOEFL certificate with a score of at least
    • 550 for (paper based), or
    • 213 (computer based), or
    • 79-80 (IBT), or
    • an IELTS certificate with at least Band 6.0

*Any other English language certificates other than TOEFL and IELTS are NOT accepted by the university.

 

Courses Offered

Full time *
All students are required to take the following core courses:-

  • Semester 1
    • Information and Convergence Technology
    • Problem Solving Formalisms for Information Technology
    • Information Technology Infrastructure
    • Human Centered Informatics
    • Advanced Data Technology
  • Semester 2
    • Research Methods in Computing
    • Advanced Web Systems Engineering
    • Strategic Information Technology Planning
    • Information Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Semester 3
    • Computing Project
    • Professional and Societal Issues in Information Technology

Students are required to choose only one among the four tracks:

  • Technology Track** (Choose only two electives)
    • Enterprise Systems Engineering
    • Advanced Information and Network Security
    • Advanced E-Commerce Technology
    • Advanced Knowledge Management Technology
    • Social Computing
  • Management Track**(Choose only two electives)
    • Information Technology Management
    • Advanced Decision Support Systems
    • Organizational Informatics
    • Information Technology and Global Development
    • Advanced Information Technology Project Management
  • Human Centered Informatics Track**(Choose only two electives)
    • Advanced Interaction Design
    • Theories and Models in Human Computer Interaction
    • Designing for Usability and User Experience
    • Human Factors in Systems Engineering
    • Interaction and Learning Technologies
  • Research Track
    • Information Technology Research Project

Note

* Subjected to changes.
** Subjected to the availability of the elective courses.
Please refer to the Faculty’s website for an updated version.

 

Part Time *
All students are required to take the following core courses:-

  • Semester 1
    • Information and Convergence Technology
    • Problem Solving Formalisms for Information Technology
    • Information Technology Infrastructure
    • Human Centered Informatics
  • Semester 2
    • Advanced Data Technology
    • Advanced Web Systems Engineering
    • Professional and Societal Issues in Information Technology
  • Semester 3
    • Research Methods in Computing
    • Strategic Information Technology Planning
    • Information Technology Entrepreneurship and Innovation
  • Semester 4
    • Computing Project

Students are required to choose only one among the four tracks:

  • Technology Track**(Choose only two electives)
    • Enterprise Systems Engineering
    • Advanced Information and Network Security
    • Advanced E-Commerce Technology
    • Advanced Knowledge Management Technology
    • Social Computing
  • Management Track**(Choose only two electives)
    • Information Technology Management
    • Advanced Decision Support Systems
    • Organizational Informatics
    • Information Technology and Global Development
    • Advanced Information Technology Project Management
  • Human Centered Informatics Track**(Choose only two electives)
    • Advanced Interaction Design
    • Theories and Models in Human Computer Interaction
    • Designing for Usability and User Experience
    • Human Factors in Systems Engineering
    • Interaction and Learning Technologies
  • Research Track
    • Information Technology Research Project

Note
* Subjected to changes.
** Subjected to the availability of the elective courses. 
Please refer to the Faculty’s website for an updated version.

 

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