Master of Science in Computer Information Systems

Master of Science in Computer Information Systems

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Course title Master of Science in Computer Information Systems
Course code PMSCCISPER8
Postnominal M.Sc.(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 5 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Evening (by Research)
Total ECTS credits 90
Coordinator Ernest A. Cachia
Delivered by Faculty of Information and Communication Technology
This programme of study is also offered on a full-time basis. Please consult the Registrar’s website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.

The intention of this course is to instill scientific rigour in the endeavour to propose improvement in the area of specialisation. This course will acquaint the student with skills pertaining to dissertation preparation and presentation methodology. In particular, the students will acquire skills in the research, augmentation, evaluation, presentation, defence and scientific procedure of the selected field. The presentation shall consist of the student's appraisal of a subject area relate to that of the dissertation.

The Course shall be offered in areas of study in ICT where the Faculty can offer expert guidance and supervision.

Students will be required to write a dissertation in one of the areas listed to which 85 ECTS credits are assigned and shall consist of not more than 45,000 words, as directed by the Board on registration.

Research Areas:

• Enterprise computing
• Business continuity management and service oriented solutions
• E-Identification
• Geographical information systems
• Security, quality and risk management
• System methodologies including Real Time and Petri Nets
• Object Oriented Platforms, technologies and techniques in distributed environments
• IT strategic and portfolio management
• Data modeling systems including spatial-temporal modeling
• E-Commerce application architectures and business models
• Data warehousing and data Mining
• Numerical methods in scientific information systems
• Bioinformatics
• Business intelligence
• Algorithms Trading
• Computational Finance
• Mobile Applications
• Artificial intelligence for business

Applicants interested in pursuing an M.Sc. by Research with the Department of Computer Information Systems are to consult with staff members of the department before submitting their application and research proposal. If required, this process may be coordinated by contacting the Head of Department.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of one of the following qualifications:

(a) a Bachelor degree with a strong ICT component obtained with at least Second Class Honours (Upper Division) and comprising 180 ECTS credits or more or

(b) a Bachelor degree with a strong ICT component obtained with at least Second Class Honours and comprising 180 ECTS credits, together with a Postgraduate Diploma in an ICT related discipline or

(c) the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) – B.Eng.(Hons) - with at least Second Class Honours in an ICT related area of study.

The admission of applicants may be made conditional on the results of an interview conducted for the purpose.

Interviews, when necessary, shall be conducted by a board composed of at least three members.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2019.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 5,700
Fee per semester: Eur 1,140

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 13,400
Yr 1: Eur 6,700 - Yr 2: Eur 6,700
The student will be able to demonstrate acquired expertise, define hypothesis, define originality, expound ideas and defend them through evaluation and orally.
This course is intended for students who have completed the Bachelor's degree within an ICT area and who now wish to pursue specialization within this or a related ICT area. This course in not intended for graduates from non ICT disciplines. This course shall be offered in areas of study in which the Faculty can offer expert guidance and supervision and subject to the availability of resources in the various departments within the Faculty.
On completion of the course, students will have the opportunity to either pursue a research career in academia, or within other Research and Development establishments, or be eligible to more lucrative career opportunities and career growth paths within the ICT industry.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2019/0 and click here for entry points.

Last Updated: 16 August 2019

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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