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Master of Science in Information Technology


Programme Summary

This programme aims to prepare graduates with advanced technical knowledge and skills in finding practical and scientific solutions to meet the needs and dynamics of the current Information Technology (IT) challenges. The program will also provide a pathway for graduating students to undertake doctoral programme.


Entry Requirement

A Bachelor’s degree (MQF Level 6) in Information Technology or related field with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 or its equivalent qualifications


Candidates with the above degree, with a CGPA of between 2.50 – 2.75 may be accepted, subject to the University’s rigorous internal assessment process


Candidates with the above degree, with a CGPA of less than 2.50 may be accepted, subject to having a minimum of 5 years relevant working experience


Any other academic qualifications deemed equivalent as approved by the University’s Senate.

For candidates without Computing degree, pre-requisite modules in computing will be offered by the Faculty to adequately prepare them for their advanced study.

University’s Senate reserves the right to reject any application.

Program Structure (Coursework)

Mode of StudyFull-time / Part-time
Duration of Study1 year (3 semesters) for Full-time OR 2 years (5 semesters) for Part-time
Graduation’s Total Credit Hours42

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

The objectives of the programme are to prepare individuals to
PEO1Have a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of their academic discipline, field of study, or area of professional practice.
PEO2Have a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship.
PEO3Have capability to lead problem resolution innovatively, professionally and ethically through logical and sustainable approach.
PEO4Be able to demonstrate entrepreneurship skills and recognize the need of lifelong learning for successful career advancement.

Programme Learning Outcomes (PLO)

At the end of this programme, students should be able to
PLO1Demonstrate and apply mastery of knowledge in technology in Information and Communication Technology related fields.
PLO2Demonstrate practical skills and provide innovative, up to date and effective solutions to computing problems with consideration for environmental health and safety.
PLO3Conceptualize social skills and responsibilities in the context of contemporary social, cultural and global issues.
PLO4Formulate codes of ethic in fulfilling professional and social responsibilities.
PLO5Demonstrate respectable leadership and inter personal skills in communicating with internal community and society at large.
PLO6Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level.
PLO7Show continual desire to the need of professional development and to engage in independent and lifelong learning.
PLO8Evaluate entrepreneurial and business opportunities in the highly competitive markets.

Course Offering for Full-Time Students

Semester/ Year OfferedName of Course/ Module
Semester 1 Year 1Advanced Information Systems Security

Management Information System

Networking and Telecommunication

Software Engineering

Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
Semester/ Year OfferedName of Course/ Module
Semester 2 Year 1Principles of Project Management

Advanced Research Methods

Strategic Management

Leadership in Organization

Supply Chain Management
Semester/ Year OfferedName of Course/ Module
Semester 3 Year 1Professional Issues in Information Communication Technology (ICT)

Research Project

Career Prospect

  • Chief Information Officer
  • Chief Technology Officer
  • Chief Information Security Officer
  • IT Solution Consultant
  • IT Researcher Buyer