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Programme Profile

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.

Programme Learning Outcomes

To produce graduates who are:

Program Structure

Mode and Duration

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.

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Bachelor Degree qualification in Computing, with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or its equivalent, recognized by the UiTM senate; or

Bachelor Degree qualification in Computing with CGPA less than 2.50 or its equivalent, recognized by the UiTM senate, can be accepted, with a minimum of five (5) years working experience in the relevant field.

Note: Candidate with qualification other than Computing field can be accepted with the condition of taking prerequisite module as an early preparation for their graduate studies.

Plan of Study

(i) 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:

(i) Technology Track
(ii) Management Track
(iii) Human Centered Informatics Track
(iv) Research Track

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(i) Technology Track **
(Choose only two electives)

  • Enterprise Systems Engineering
  • Advanced Information and Network Security
  • Advanced E-Commerce Technology
  • Advanced Knowledge Management Technology
  • Social Computing

(ii) 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

(iii) 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

(iv) 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.

   

(ii) 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:

(i) Technology Track
(ii) Management Track
(iii) Human Centered Informatics Track
(iv) Research Track

 

 

 

 

 

 

(i) Technology Track **

(Choose only two electives)

  • Enterprise Systems Engineering
  • Advanced Information and Network Security
  • Advanced E-Commerce Technology
  • Advanced Knowledge Management Technology
  • Social Computing

(ii) 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

(iii) 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

(iv) 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.

Career Opportunities

The content and methods applied in the coursework aims to help you develop your ability to think critically and creatively, to acquire problem-solving skills and communicate results effectively. These characteristics speak volume of an IT professional where all sectors in the industry root for.

Earning a degree in this program will enhance your employability as you will be equipped to take on leading roles in IT advancement where the demands for strategic planning and competency with high regards to professionalism and respect are particularly important. You will have the potential to become IT professionals, such as Programme Directors, Chief Technology Officers, Chief Information Officers or HCI specialist with the ability to leverage technology in providing a competitive advantage for the organization you serve.

Aiming for a higher qualification? Then, following this programme would provide a route for IT professional in developing valuable skills for management, problem solving, innovation, ideation and many more useful skills towards the pursuit of a PhD degree.