The MSIS programme blends theory and practice and aims to equip students with advanced knowledge necessary for the design, development, maintenance, and management of information systems. Such training includes exposure to the latest technologies used in the development of information systems, as well as core skills required to cope with the rapidly changing nature of the field. To this end, the programme is broad-based and covers a range of technical and soft skills that an Information Systems professional is expected to possess.
The programme commences each year in early August and is available in both full-time and part-time. Students are required to complete 30 Academic Units (AU) to be awarded the degree within their candidature period.
Students have two option of study:
- Coursework and Dissertation
In this option, students take 8 elective courses and an individual project on which the student must submit a dissertation. To pursue dissertation, students require a cumulative grade point average (CGPA) of 4.00 and above. Students may require additional semesters for completion of their project.
- Coursework Only
In this option, students take 9 electives courses and Critical Inquiry (group project).
Each course carries 3 Academic Units (AU) while Dissertation carries 6 AUs. Students may graduate after completing the programme requirement from either option of study.
Candidates may apply either for full-time or part-time programme. To be awarded the degree, students will need to complete their programme requirement within their candidature period. A minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average of 2.50 is required to successfully complete the programme.
To apply to the MSc in Information Systems (MSIS) programme, you need to meet these minimum requirements:
- A Bachelor’s degree in areas such as Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Technology, or
- A Bachelor’s degree with a strong information technology-related component such as those in Engineering or the Sciences, or
- A Bachelor’s degree plus relevant working experience
- Degree classification second class lower/Honours (Merit) and above or equivalent