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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

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.

Admission Requirements

Applicants should possess a bachelor's degree in any field with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 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.

Degrees awarded by local private institutions of high learning, including those awarded under any collaborative/franchising schemes with local or foreign partners such as 3+0 or 2+2 programmes, or twinning programmes, must be accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).

Language Requirements

For International Applicants:
•    The minimum TOEFL score of 550 or a minimum IELTS score of 6.0 is required.

For Malaysian Applicants:
•    Credit in English at SPM level and a minimum score of Band 4 in MUET or equivalent.  May also be exempted from the TOEFL/IELTS requirements.

Note:    At the discretion of USM, candidate who have a degree from universiti that use English as their medium of instruction may be exempted for the above language requirement.  Result must be attached with the application form.

Duration

Minimum 3 semesters / Maximum 6 semesters

Programme Structure

Credit requirements: 44 units

(I)    Core Courses: 12 units (Code: T)

Take all the three (3) courses below:

CIT546/4    -    Applied Informatics
CIT547/4    -    Informatics Project Management
CIT548/4    -    Informatics Research Methods


(II)    Elective Courses: 24 Units (Code: E)

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).

 

Business Informatics

(a)

CIT551/4 - Business Engineering with ERP Solutions

(b)

CIT552/4 - Business Organization & Environments

(c)

CIT553/4 - Business Intelligence & Data Mining

Biomedical Informatics

(a)

CIT561/4 - Healthcare Information Systems

(b)

CIT562/4 - Bioinformatics Computing

(c)

CIT563/4 - Consumer Health Informatics

Informatics Technopreneurship

(a)

CIT571/4 - Technoprenuership & Business Development

(b)

CIT572/4 - Cyber-Marketing

(c)

CIT573/4 - Financial Planning & Management

and Choose four (4) other courses from the remaining courses of the chosen Focus Area and courses from other Focus Areas.

(III)    Project: 8 units (Code: T)

CIT549/8 – Informatics Project

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.

Study Scheme

The study is offered on full time basis with a minimum candidature period of 3 semesters and a maximum of 6 semesters.

An Example of 1.5 Year Full-time Study Scheme for Master of Informatics

September Intake

Session

Course

Semester I

Semester II

Semester I

1

CIT546/4

CIT548/4

CIT549/8

2

CIT547/4

Elective III/4

Elective VI/4

3

Elective I/4

Elective IV/4

4

Elective II/4

Elective V/4

Total

16

16

12

February Intake

Session

Course

Semester II

Semester I

Semester II

1

CIT546/4

CIT547/4

CIT549/8

2

CIT548/4

Elective III/4

Elective VI/4

3

Elective I/4

Elective IV/4

4

Elective II/4

Elective V/4

Total

16

16

12

An Example of 2-year Full-time Study Scheme for Master of Informatics

September Intake

Session

Course

Semester I

Semester II

Semester I

Semester II

1

CIT546/4

CIT548/4

Elective IV/4

CIT549/8

2

CIT547/4

Elective II/4

Elective V/4

-

3

Elective I/4

Elective III/4

Elective VI/4

-

Total

12

12

12

8

February Intake

Session

Course

Semester II

Semester I

Semester II

Semester I

1

CIT546/4

CIT547/4

Elective IV/4

CIT549/8

2

CIT548/4

Elective II/4

Elective V/4

-

3

Elective I/4

Elective III/4

Elective VI/4

-

Total

12

12

12

8

An Example of 3-year Full-time Study Scheme for Master of Informatics


September Intake

Session

Course

Semester I

Semester II

Semester I

Semester II

Semester I

Semester II

1

CIT546/4

CIT548/4

Elective II/4

Elective IV/4

Elective V/4

CIT549/8

2

CIT547/4

Elective I/4

Elective III/4

-

Elective VI/4


-

Total

8

8

8

4

8

8

February Intake

Session

Course

Semester II

Semester I

Semester II

Semester II

Semester I

Semester II

1

CIT546/4

CIT547/4

Elective III/4

Elective IV/4

Elective VI/4

CIT549/8

2

CIT548/4

Elective I/4

-

Elective V/4

-


-

3

-

Elective II/4

-

-

-

-

Total

8

12

4

8

4

8

Graduation Requirements

Each student is required to choose a focus area (preferably upon entry) and pursue courses related to the selected focus area for the elective courses [choose two (2) elective courses from the chosen Focus Area (the first course is compulsory to be taken for the choose Focus Area)], and the project.  A student should accumulate a total of 44 units as shown in the table below that is a CGPA >= 3.00 for graduation.

Unit Requirements

Components

Units

3 Core Courses

12

1 Project

8

6 Elective Courses

24

TOTAL

44

 

For Course Synopsis and  Learning Outcomes for Master of Informatics please refer PDF file as below:-
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Fees

Malaysian

International

Registration Fees: RM340.00

Registration Fees: RM910.00

Tuition Fees: RM268.00 x 44 Units

Personal Bond: 1900.00

Tuition Fees: RM400 x 44 Units

Total Fees: RM12,132.00

Total Fees: RM20,140.00

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