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1.0     Name of the Programme: M.Sc Information Technology

      Programme Code:    5401

 

  1.       Entry Requirements

To be admitted for the M.Sc Information Technology programme, a candidate is expected to:

 

i)       Have a minimum of second class (lower division) of a first degree in science-based disciplines such as Mathematics, Computer Science, Physics, Electronics/Electrical and related engineering;  OR

    1. Have a good Postgraduate Diploma (PGD) in Computer Science or Information Technology

 

3.0    Aims and Objectives

The M.Sc Information Technology programme focuses on the latest technological trends in Information and Communication Technology with major emphasis on Internet technologies.

 

3.1      Aims

 

The M.Sc Information Technology programme aims at admitting research-oriented graduates of Computer Science and Information Technology into the high echelon of IT professionalism. The programme is expected to exploit all the web-based resources at NOUN to guide students into ground breaking research areas towards concluding their periods of study with an internationally comparable thesis by each student

 

3.2       Objectives

The M.Sc Information Technology programme is designed mainly to make the students be up-to-date with emerging developments in IT profession.  Thus, at the end of the programme, graduates should be able to:

 

  • design a one-stop website model for high class conglomerate establishments;
  • demonstrate advanced programming skills in various modern programming tools;
  • manage very large web-based information systems; and
  • confidently administer large networks and manage large database systems.

 

 

 

    1. Programme Structure and Degree Rules

Duration of the Programme

Students pursuing M.Sc programme in Information Technology must complete at least 35 credits to satisfy the University’s regulations.

15 Credits from table 1 (first semester course)

20 Credits from table 2 (second semester courses)

 

The core courses listed in Table 1 are designed to provide students with an in-depth knowledge of Information Technology.

 

The courses listed in Table 2 allow students to broaden their knowledge and skills, hence assisting them to operate more effectively.

 

 

4.1 Outline of Course Structure

The M. Sc Information Technology programme is structured into 2 semesters as shown below

 

Course Code

Course Titles

Unit(s)

Status

1st Semester

 

 

 

GST807

A Study Guide for the Distance Learner

2

C

CIT 843

Introduction to Database Management Systems

2

C

CIT 831

Software Engineering Methodologies

3

C

CIT 841

Advanced Information Storage and Retrieval

2

E

CIT 811

User Interface Design and Ergonomics

3

E

CIT 853

Internet concepts and Web Design

2

C

CIT 891

Advanced Multimedia Technology

3

E

CIT 851

Advanced Systems Analysis and Design

3

C

 

Total Credit Units

20

 

2nd Semester

 

 

 

CIT 802

Technical Report Writing

3

C

CIT 832

Operating Systems Concepts and Networking

2

E

 

Management

 

 

CIT 854

Network Design and Programming

3

C

CIT 844

Advanced Database Management Systems

2

E

CIT 852

Data Communication and Networks

3

C

CIT 834

Object-oriented Programming using C#

3

C

CIT 899

Research Project

6

C

 

Total Credit Units

22

 

 

All PG Students are required to obtain minimum of 35 credit units