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COURSE TITLE Master of Science in Information and Communication Technology (Microelectronics and Microsystems)







M.Sc. ICT(Melit.)

Second Cycle

Level 7

4 Semesters



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 instil a high-level knowledge in the areas of expertise with additional focus on fostering research and development of new ideas in these areas. Successful students can move into a doctoral research degree.
LEARNING OUTCOMES The M.Sc. ICT seeks to give an understanding of the theory and the current research status of various areas in the particular course being followed. Through a selection of advanced elective topics students will be able to select the areas of greatest interest leading to the M. Sc. Thesis. Overall learning outcomes include:

• an understanding of the mathematical basis as well as a comparison of techniques currently in use.
• familiarity with software and use of equipment that is currently available for research, enabling students to develop and publish using the same standards and same environment as other students abroad.
• current standards in use and those nearing finalisation to enable the students to be in a position of making adequate decisions when they are in the industry.
• an appreciation of research methods necessary to publish in these areas, enabling students to follow research as a professional job.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES AND ACCESS TO FURTHER STUDY M.Sc.ICT graduates possess the relevant ICT knowledge as well as the post-graduate maturity to successfully apply the newly acquired expertise to new situations. They are expected to be the leaders in the Information and Communication servicing and manufacturing industry.

This degree enables also further studies leading to a doctorate, as well as the opportunities that exist to join large research teams in the industry, abroad.
COURSE INTENDED FOR This course is intended for university graduates holding a B.Sc IT.(Hons), or a B.Sc ICT(Hons), with a minimum of Second Lower Honours in the degree from the Faculty of ICT, and students with a B.Eng. (Hons) or a B.Elec. Eng. (Hons) from the Faculty of Engineering, and a B.Sc (Hons) from the Faculty of Science who have covered suitable areas in their undergraduate degree program.

Students with similar qualifications from other Universities are also welcome to apply. The equivalence of the degree programmes submitted, to those being followed within the UOM, will be evaluated.
In all cases there may be the need to follow some course modules from the Undergraduate degree programme as deemed necessary.
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 two areas of study, one of which is an area related to ICT or

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

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

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

Preparatory Programme

Applicants registering under paragraphs (e) and (f) 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 2011.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.
Local/EU Applicants: €400 Annual Enrolment Fee

Non-EU Applicants: €11,800 for Academic Year 2011/2012
€12,600 for Academic Year 2012/2013



Last Updated: 10 March 2017
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.
Study-unit Registration Forms 2017/8


For Undergraduate (Day) and Postgraduate students.


Academic Advisors 2017/8


Academic Advisors for ICT 1st year students (Intake 2017/8), NOW available

Faculty of ICT Timetables


ICT Timetables are available from Here.

Health and Safety Regulations for Labs Form

The Faculty of ICT Health and Safety Regulations for Laboratories form can be found here



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