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MASTER OF SCIENCE IN IT

1. Aim of the Master of Science in Information Technology

The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSc.IT.) is a two-year day and evening plus weekend degree programme. Its aim is to prepare postgraduate persons capable of articulating theories that underpin information technology, applying IT best practices to productivity and competitive advantage, displaying awareness in the advances of computer and Internet technologies, applying the central issues of hardware and software life cycles for required application and conducting in-depth research and troubleshooting in the information technology field. The programme consists of lectures, tutorials, practicals and individual research projects.

1.1 Specific Objectives

The specific objectives of the Master of Science in Information Technology degree programme shall be to prepare postgraduates capable to do the following.

i) Apply IT best practices for productivity and competitive edge

ii) Applying the central issues of hardware and software life cycles for required application Analyse algorithms

iii) Develop and maintain web sites

iv) Oversee computer and information security

v) Conduct in-depth research in the field of information technology

vi) Carry out project planning and management

vii) Manage human resource

2. Types of Courses

Courses are classified in three categories: CORE (compulsory), which must be taken by a student in order to qualify for the award of the degree; ELECTIVE, which may be taken by a student to make up the minimum unit requirements for the award of the degree and AUDITED, which a student may attend but shall not be examined in.

3. Admission Requirements

One will first satisfy the general requirements for admission to Kampala International University prior to being considered for admission to the programme. Admission to the programme shall be open to the following category of candidate.

iv) Holder of a minimum of second class honours undergraduate degree that has content rich in computer science, software engineering, information technology or mathematics;

v) Holder of postgraduate diploma in computer science or information technology;

vi) Person that possesses demonstrable wide experience in the practice of information technology.

4. Programme Structure

The programme consists of taught courses and individual research project.

5. This course is offered in Day, Evening and Weekend Sessions



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