Coursework Programme - Master of Informatics

Introduction and Objective

The objectives of this programme are to develop and produce graduates with an in-depth understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of informatics and of their inter-relationships; to produce graduates who are equipped with knowledge and skill in scientific, engineering and advance analysis of ICT which can be applied in jobs across various fields/sectors especially in business, technopreneurship and biomedical sectors; and to produce more ICT power users in various industrial fields such as biomedical, healthcare, marketing, business and others.

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Frequency of Intake 

There will be two intakes each year, in the months of February and September.

Program Mode

Full-time only with class conducted after working hours (Monday to Friday; starts at 6.00 pm). 

Duration

Minimum 3 semesters / Maximum 6 semesters 

Student Profile:

Personal interest: Entrepreneurial in creating, promoting, and marketing ICT products and services globally.

Profiles of the graduates: ICT entrepreneurs who could drive MSC-status companies more effectively and market their innovative products and services to the international markets.

Course Structure

Master of Informatics

Core Courses (20 Units)(Code:C)

List of courses that will be offered:

Core Courses

Semester

(a)

CIT546/4   -   Applied Informatics

I & II

(b)

CIT547/4   -   Informatics Project Management

I

(c)

CIT548/4   -   Informatics Research Methods)

II

(d)

CIT549/8   -   Informatics Project

I & II

 

Elektive Courses (24 Units) (Code:E)

·      Focus Area Electives = 8 units
Choose two (2) elective courses from one of the following Focus Areas (the first course is compulsory to be taken for the chosen Focus Area).

·      Other Electives = 16 units
Choose four (4) other courses from the remaining courses of the chosen Focus Area or courses from other Focus Areas.

Graduation Units (44 Unit)

List of Focus Areas

Business Informatics

Semester

(a)

CIT551/4   -   Business Engineering with ERP Solutions

I

(b)

CIT552/4   -   Business Organisation  & Environments

I

(c)

CIT553/4   -   Business Intelligence & Data Mining

II

Informatics Technopreneurship

Semester

(a)

CIT571/4   -   Technoprenuership & Business Development

I

(b)

CIT572/4   -   Cyber-Marketing

II

(c)

CIT573/4   -   Financial Planning & Management

II

Biomedical Informatics

Semester

(a)

CIT561/4   -   Healthcare Information Systems

I

(b)

CIT562/4   -   Bioinformatics Computing

I

(c)

CIT563/4   -   Consumer Health Informatics

II

Informatics Project (8 Units) (Code: C)

Students are required to choose a suitable research topic in the area of informatics, especially in areas related to the chosen focus area. Students are also encouraged to incorporate elements of social and sustainable informatics.

Students are expected to carry out an extensive literature review and eventually carry out the research under the supervision of a lecturer. Students are advised to plan early and consult prospective supervisors for the topics that are suitable for their research projects.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should possess a bachelor's degree in any field, with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 and above, or equivalent, from a recognised university.
Priority will be given to applicants who have working experience of at least 3 years in areas related to ICT.

Language Requirement
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)

  • A minimum score of 550 in Paper- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 213 in Computer- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of 80 in Internet- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
  • A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
  • Passed USM's Intensive English Course Level IV with minimum grade B.
  • The applicants native language is English or National language
  • Applicant graduated from institutions of higher learning which use English Language as the medium of instruction.
  • English courses offered by British Council.
  • English courses offered by selected Public / Private Universities.

Fees 

Malaysian

International

Registration Fees : RM 340.00

 Tuition Fees : RM 268.00 X 44 Units 
= RM 11,792.00

 Total: RM 12,132.00

Registration Fees : USD 227.50

Personal Bond : USD 475.00

 Tuition Fees : USD 100.00 X 44 Units 
= USD 4,400.00

 Total : USD 5,102.50

For more details on course synopsys, please refer PDF file as below:-
Course Synopsis - Master of Informatics

Deputy Dean (Research, Postgraduate & Linkages)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Putra Sumari
Tel: (+604) 653 2158/3635
Fax: (+604) 657 3684 
Email: putras@usm.my