Master of Information Technology (by Research)

The Department of Information Systems offers Master of Information Technology programme based on a combination of coursework and research to suit the needs of students with a variety of academic backgrounds.

Programme Description

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Programme Structure

This mode requires students to complete the following taught courses or modules within the first semester of the programme:
* Research Methodology for IT research
* Islamic Worldview, IT and Society
* Seminar on IT and Islam
Other courses which are related to the research area may be audited or attended based on the Supervisor's recommendation.

A student pursuing a programme that requires research work must prepare a comprehensive research proposal that would provide the outline of the research, the research methodology and major references. A supervisor (and a co-supervisor, if necessary) will be assigned to a student once he/she begins his/her research work. Students are also required to present their research progress at a formal PG colloquium at different stages of research.

Finally, the student shall have to defend his/her research in a viva voce and made revisions in accordance with the examiner's reports. Upon completion of the thesis, the student shall submit the research to the Department.

Areas of Research

Students in the programme may focus on specific area of interest:-
* Information Technology Management
* Information Systems Planning and Strategy
* System Development Methodology
* Networks and Telecommunications
* Database
* Internet and E-Commerce
* Knowledge Management
* Artificial Intelligence
* E-learning
* IT and Islam
* IT in Small Business
* IT in the Public Sector
* Societal and Ethical Aspects of IT

Entry Requirements


Admission Requirements

i. Minimum second class upper undergraduate degree with the CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent, in a discipline related to IT from an institution recognized by the Senate; or

ii. Minimum second class upper undergraduate degree with the CGPA of 3.00 or equivalent, in a discipline unrelated to IT from an institution recognized by the Senate with a minimum of 2 years working experience in IT-related industry or a sufficient exposure to IT; or

iii. On recommendation by the Department of Information Systems Postgraduate Committee, applicants who have a slightly lower qualification than item (i) and (ii) but with working experience in an IT-related industry can also be considered.

Language Proficiency

i. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a minimum score of 550 (paper-based) / 213 (computer-based); or

ii. International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) with a minimum overall score of 6.0, or

iii. Applicants who are unable to present the required scores in TOEFL or IELTS are allowed to sit for IIUM-administered test (EPT). A minimum of 6.0 is required to be considered for admission.