Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology (Computer Information Systems)

Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology (Computer Information Systems)

Course information

Course title Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology (Computer Information Systems)
Course code PMSCICISFTT0
Postnominal M.Sc. ICT(Melit.)
Level of qualification Second Cycle
National Qualifications Framework level Level 7
Duration 4 Semesters
Mode of attendance Full-time
Total ECTS credits 120
Coordinator Conrad Attard
Delivered by Faculty of Information and Communication Technology
The Master of Science in ICT aims to provide areas of excellence in the field of ICT that are suitable for the Information and Communications industry. The M. Sc. ICT aims to instill a high-level knowledge in the areas of expertise with additional focus on fostering research and development of new ideas in these areas.

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

(a) the degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Information and Communication Technology or

(b) the degree of Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (Honours) or

(c) the degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computer Engineering or Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Computing Science or

(d) the degree of Bachelor of Science (Honours) in two areas of study, one of which is an area related to ICT or

(e) the degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) in a suitable area of study or

(f) the degree of Bachelor of Science in two areas of study, one of which is an area related to ICT or

(g) a degree with a strong ICT component comparable to the degrees listed in (a) to (f).

Preparatory Programme

Applicants registering under paragraphs (f) and (g) shall be required to complete a preparatory programme comprising not less than 30 credits and not more than 60 credits as directed by the Board, obtained with an average mark of 55% or better, prior to their registration as regular students on the Course.

Preparatory programmes of study shall also be governed by the Principal Regulations.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2020.

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 Enrolment Fees: Eur 400
Yr 1: NIL - Yr 2: Eur 400

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 26,800
Yr 1: Eur 13,400 - Yr 2: Eur 13,400
The M.Sc. ICT (Computer Information Systems) degree programme seeks to give an understanding of the theory, practice and the current research trends in the field of information systems. Through core topics and a selection of advanced elective topics, students will be able to select the areas of greatest interest leading to their M.Sc. dissertation.

Overall learning outcomes include:

• Innovative usage of information systems to improve business processes and services.
• An understanding of the underlying principles as well as a comparison of technology and techniques currently in use as well as perspective and future trends.
• Familiarity with methods, techniques and tools that are currently available for research, enabling students to develop and publish using international standards within international environments and frameworks.
• Familiarity of use of current and upcoming standards to enable the graduates to function and drive decision-making processes in their workforce.
This course is a second cycle degree programme intended for graduates interested in pursuing a career in the ICT industry emphasizing on Information Systems (I.S.) areas such as system analysis, user-centred design, implementation, management, auditing, operations, e-business strategy, efficient development practices, technology leverage and integration, decision making and leadership, IT Business foundation, and/or to acquire the necessary background and skills to conduct advanced research in the field of information systems.
M.Sc. ICT graduates specializing in Computer Information Systems find employment in the private sector with ICT consultancy firms, software houses, ICT service providers and telecom providers amongst others. The level of specialization offered through this course will allow graduates to undertake responsibilities requiring above-average insight and analysis. The knowledge and skills attained during this course opens doors for graduates to seek employment with large research groups in industry, research institutes, and universities abroad.

Successful students from this course will have the necessary preparation and skill-set should they wish to apply and carry out studies at doctoral level.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2020/1.

Last Updated: 30 September 2020

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