Master of Information Technology

JPT/BPP(N/482/7/0173) 10/26, (MQA/PA1505)
Introduction

The Master of Information Technology (by research) at Nilai University is designed to prepare graduates with advanced knowledge and the skill to deal with organisation's computing needs. This program will enable students to expand their knowledge of concepts and techniques used in the Information Technolgy industry. It provides an opportunity for students to extend and enhance their developement beyond scholarly understanding and to conduct systematic research within an area of interest in the field of computing.

The research topics may include but are not limited to the following topics:

  • Advanced Database
  • Advanced Computer Networks
  • Programming Language
  • Knowledge Management
  • IT Governance
  • Business Intelligence
  • Computer Security
  • Advanced Project Management
  • Project, Advanced Multimedia Applications
  • Research Methodology in Information Technology
  • Interactive Systems Design
  • Intelligent Systems
  • Strategic Information System Planning
  • Computer Forensics
  • Internet of Things

Duration:

  • Part time 3 - 5 years
  • Full time 2 - 4 years
Intake Periods
Jan
Mar
May
Entry Requirements
  • A Bachelor's Degree of Computing [Level 6, Malaysian Qualifications Framework, MQF] or in the area of Science and Technology or related to Computing, with a minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 3.00; or
  • A Bachelor's Degree of Computing [Level 6, MQF] or in the area of Science and Technology or related to Computing, with CGPA below 3.00 but above 2.50, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment process; or
  • A Bachelor's Degree of Computing [Level 6, MQF] or in the area of Science and Technology or related to Computing, with CGPA less than 2.50, with a minimum of five years working experience in a relevant field may be accepted.

English Language Requirements

(for international students)*

IELTS 5.0
TOEFL 500 (PBT) / 42 (iBT)
MUET 3
Programme Module

The Master of Information Technology by Research Programme encompasses the following five phases:

Phase I – Pre-requisite Core** Course (3 credit hours)

Research Methodology and Statistics (Compulsory)

Phase II – Preliminary Research

This represents the forst part of the master's research project and forms the basis on which students build their proposal and eventually their project.

Phase III – Proposal Defence

Each student must publicly present and defend his/her research proposals. The student is only allowed to continue with his/her research to Phase IV on passing of the defence of his/her proposal.

Phase IV – Thesis Preparation

The student proceeds to his/her data collection, data analysis and report writing.

Phase V – Viva Voce

After completion and submission of the thesis, the student is required to attend a Viva Voce to orally defend his/her thesis.

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2 - 4 years
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