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 Study Full-time / Part-time
Duration of Study 1 year (3 semesters) for Full-time OR 2 years (5 semesters) for Part-time
Graduation’s Total Credit Hours 42

Programme Educational Objectives (PEO)

The objectives of the programme are to prepare individuals to


PEO1 Have 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.
PEO2 Have a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to their own research or advanced scholarship.
PEO3 Have capability to lead problem resolution innovatively, professionally and ethically through logical and sustainable approach.
PEO4 Be 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


PLO1 Demonstrate and apply mastery of knowledge in technology in Information and Communication Technology related fields.
PLO2 Demonstrate practical skills and provide innovative, up to date and effective solutions to computing problems with consideration for environmental health and safety.
PLO3 Conceptualize social skills and responsibilities in the context of contemporary social, cultural and global issues.
PLO4 Formulate codes of ethic in fulfilling professional and social responsibilities.
PLO5 Demonstrate respectable leadership and inter personal skills in communicating with internal community and society at large.
PLO6 Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional level.
PLO7 Show continual desire to the need of professional development and to engage in independent and lifelong learning.
PLO8 Evaluate entrepreneurial and business opportunities in the highly competitive markets.

Course Offering for Full-Time Students

Semester/ Year Offered Name of Course/ Module
Semester 1 Year 1 Advanced Information Systems Security
Management Information System
Networking and Telecommunication
Software Engineering
Data Analytics and Business Intelligence
Semester/ Year Offered Name of Course/ Module
Semester 2 Year 1 Principles of Project Management
Advanced Research Methods
Strategic Management
Leadership in Organization
Supply Chain Management
Semester/ Year Offered Name of Course/ Module
Semester 3 Year 1 Professional 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