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MSc in Information Systems

MSc in Information Systems

School of Science and Technology

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JPT/BPP(U) (N/481/7/0137/PA 1271)04/17
 

About The Programme

Information systems are a key part of an organisation’s IT infrastructure. IT professionals, who can manage information resources, understand the technologies and systems are key to a modern enterprise’s success.

The MSc in Information Systems is strategically positioned to enable you to undertake information systems research that is theoretically and methodologically rigorous.

The programme gives you the opportunity to pursue research in an aspect of information systems that is of particular interest to you and perhaps also to your organisation.

The programme enables you to develop your capability to plan, organise and carry out research study at master’s level. It extends your knowledge of research in your chosen area, and builds your skills in communicating your research work.

Validated by:


Intakes:
January, March, June & August

Duration:
Full Time: 2 Years
Part Time: 3 Years


Career Prospects

  • Chief Information Officer
  • IT Consultant
  • IT Auditor
  • IT System Analyst
  • IT Project Director
  • Business Analyst
  • Software Engineer
  • Data Scientist
  • Database Engineer

 

Programme Structure

The MSc in Information Systems (by Research) consists of two taught modules and one thesis. Candidates will be required to complete two taught modules, namely Research Methodology and Directed Readings, before they proceed to writing the thesis. By undergoing these two modules, candidates will develop the necessary skills and knowledge to conduct research successfully towards the Master’s degree.

The modules are:

Candidates will have an opportunity to examine research designs with methodology as well as data analysis techniques employed by Information Systems researchers. At the end of this module, candidates will be expected to formulate and submit a proposal for research in an area of their own interest or specialisation.

This module will provide students with comprehensive reading lists and resources to help them develop research models and areas of interest. Literature review skills and training on how to manage information and resources will also be introduced in this module.

The MSc is awarded based on the successful completion of a thesis. The thesis should demonstrate proficiency, criticality and mastery in the subject or chosen area of research.

  • Business Intelligence Computing
  • Data & Information Science
  • Data Analytics with computing elements
  • Data Mining & Knowledge Discovery
  • Information System Analysis & Design
  • Information Technology Decision-making
  • IT Outsourcing & Strategy
  • Knowledge Engineering & Management
  • Management in Information Systems
  • Social Computing & Cultural Aspects of IT

Entry Requirement

A Bachelor ’s Degree in Computing with minimum CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent Any other qualifications will be considered on a case-to-case basis

 

English Language Requirements:
  • IELTS 6.0;
  • TOEFL 550 (paper-based), 213 (computer-based), or 80 (internet-based);
  • PTE Academic 50 overall (minimum 46 in each skill); or equivalent
  • Cambridge English (First) 75+
  • Cambridge English (Advanced) Minimum 67

 

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