The Master of Arts (Instructional Design and Technology) programme is designed for education and training professionals working in schools, universities, polytechnics, businesses and industries and e-learning environments. It is concerned with the application, development and management of information technologies, including e-learning, for solving instructional problems in school and corporate learning environments. Participants typically include school HoD IT, corporate trainers, instructional software developers, managers of e-learning environments, and other educational and training professionals. You will learn and practise solving real-world instructional and performance problems employing a variety of learning modalities.

Programme Structure

You are required to either complete:

  • 6 courses plus a dissertation (Dissertation option), or
  • 7 courses plus MID944 Methods for Data Collection and Analysis for Instructional Design Projects (2AU) (Coursework option)

You do not have to make the decision when you apply. The decision on what option to select is usually made upon completion of four courses.

All the courses in the programme are conducted over 52 contact hours, except Methods for Data Collection and Analysis for Instructional Design Projects, which is conducted over 26 contact hours.  

Core Courses
  • MID901 Instructional Design Models and Practices
  • MID905 Foundations of Learning and Instruction
  • MID941 Evaluation Models and Methods
  • MID944 Methods for Data Collection and Analysis for Instructional Design Projects
    (For those choosing the coursework option. It can be taken as an elective for those choosing the dissertation option.)
  • MID945 Capstone Project for Instructional Design
    (For those choosing the coursework option, taken during the last semester of study.)
Elective Courses
  • MID906 Training Methods and Strategies
  • MID923 Perspectives on Adult Learning
  • MID943 Assessment in Education and Training
  • MID913 Management of Instructional Development Projects
  • MID915 Training Needs Assessment and Solutions
  • MID917 Design E-learning
  • MID922 e-learning Tools for Training
  • MID942 Multimedia Design

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Important note for matriculated students: 

Please refer to the ISAAC system for the programme structure relevant to your intake during Course Registration or consult your programme leader if you need clarifications.

Admissions Requirements
  1. A good Bachelor’s degree from a recognised university and
  2. Preferable to have working experience as a corporate trainer or educational software developer, or school teacher

For international applicants, more information on the entry requirements can be found here.

Dates & Fees

For more information on Application Dates, Fee, Scholarships and Finance matters, click here.

Contact Details

National Institute of Education
Nanyang Technological University
1 Nanyang Walk
Singapore 637616

Tel: +65 6790 3888