MASTER OF SCIENCE (INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGY) [MSC (ICT)]

PROGRAMME DESCRIPTION

PROGRAMME AIM

The aim of the Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology or MSc. (ICT) programme is to produce graduates from non-computing background who are knowledgeable, competitive, principled and skilled in theory and practice of information technology to deal with an organization’s ICT needs.

 

PROGRAMME OBJECTIVE

The objectives of the MSc. (ICT) programme are as follows:

  1. To provide graduates from non-computing background with computing knowledge and skills.
  2. To train graduates from non-computing background to work on a project in which they propose, design, build, test, analyze and deliver a computing solution to meet organisation’s needs.
  3. To equip graduates from non-computing background with the ability to carry out computing research under supervision
  4. To develop graduates’ effective communication skills and ethical responsibilities

Students for Master of Science (Information and Communication Technology) by Coursework must possess:

  1. A bachelor’s degree with Honours from Universiti Utara Malaysia or any other institutions of higher learning recognised by the University Senate with a CGPA of at least 2.75; or
  2. A bachelor’s degree from Universiti Utara Malaysia or any other institutions of higher learning recognised by the University Senate with a CGPA of 2.00 to 2.74 and relevant work experience; or
  3. A diploma from any institutions of higher learning recognised by the University Senate with at least ten (10) years of relevant work experience, 35 years or older and passed APEL assessment (level 7); or
  4. Any other equivalent qualifications recognised by the University Senate; and
  5. Fulfil the English language requirements as set by the University Senate

The Master of Science (Information and Communication Technology) programme is offered by coursework. Students are required to complete at least 41 credit hours, which comprise the following:

CORE COURSES (24 CREDIT HOURS)

  • STIA5014         Principles and Techniques in Programming
  • STID5024         Database Application Development
  • STIJ5024          Internet Technology
  • STIK5014         Computer Systems and Networks
  • STIW5034        Information System Development                       
  • STIQ6014         Research Methodology in Computing

ELECTIVE COURSES (8 CREDIT HOURS)

Choose any TWO (2) courses from the following list:

  • STID6014         IT Policy and Strategy 
  • STID6034         E-Government & Managing ICT in Public Sector 
  • STID6054         Seminar in Information Technology
  • STIJ6024          Information Security 
  • STIJ6034          Network Management 
  • STIJ6044          Mobile Internet Programming 
  • STIJ6084          Forensic Computing
  • STIN6054         Web-based Intelligent System 
  • STIN6064         Natural Language Computing 
  • STIW6084        Interaction Design 
  • STIW6014         Requirements Engineering
  • STIW6054         Usability Engineering

PROJECT PAPER (9 CREDIT HOURS)

  • STIZ6999          Project in Computing
Programme Structure Full-time Part-time
Minimum Maximum Minimum Maximum
By Coursework 3 semesters 9 semesters 5 semesters 15 semesters

How to Apply

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