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.



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.

Frequency of intake :

There will be one intake each year, in the months of September.

Course Structure

Candidates are required to complete 44 units in order to graduate.

Core Courses (12 Units) (Code: T)

Candidates are required to take the following courses:
• Applied Informatics
• Informatics Project Management
• Informatics Research Methods

Elective 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).

List of Focus Areas

Business Informatics
• Business Engineering with ERP Solutions 
• Business Organisation & Environments 
• Business Intelligence & Data Mining

Biomedical Informatics
• Healthcare Information Systems 
• Bioinformatics Computing 
• Consumer Health Informatics

Informatics Technopreneurship
• Technopreneurship & Business Development 
• Cyber-Marketing 
• Financial Planning & Management

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

Informatics Project (8 Units) (Code: T)

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 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 exempted from the TOEFL / IELTS requirement.

Note: At the discretion of USM, candidates who have a degree from universities that use English as their medium of instruction may be exempted. Results must be attached with the application form.




Registration Fees : RM 340.00


Tution Fees : RM 268.00 X 44 Units


Total Fees : RM 12,132.00

Registration Fees : RM 910.00


Personal Bond : RM 1900.00


Tution Fees : RM 400.00 X 44 Units


Total Fees : RM 20,140.00


Minimum 3 semesters / Maximum 6 semesters