Master of Information Technology

Specialisation: Information Technology Management

INTRODUCTION

This programme is designed for candidates who wish to obtain knowledge of applying Information Technology (IT) in variety of contexts, such as Management, Education, Library and Information Services, Manufacturing and others.  This programme aims at producing responsible, innovative and creative graduates with skills in planning, organizing, designing and managing variety of ICT-based solutions to different kind of organizations.

PROGRAMME EDUCATION OBJECTIVES

  • To produce IT managers who are capable in managing IT projects of various types and sizes for being able to organize and lead the organization’s ICT strategy.
  • To produce IT managers who are able to identify the needs of the industry and being able to use ICT to transform business organizations
  • To develop an IT consultant who has the technical knowledge, management skills, and the ability to design, develop and manage IT systems effectively and efficiently.
  • To produce IT experts who have a strong ICT foundation for self-reliance and learn for self-development to face rapid changes in IT and IS field.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Information Systems Manager, Information Technology Manager, IS/IT Consultant, IS/IT Planner, Information Systems Analyst, or Information Systems Engineer.

Programme Structure

All students are required to take the University Common Elective (3 credits), Core Courses (12 credits), Elective Courses (6 credits) and Master’s Dissertation (24 credits). The total number of credits required for the award of a degree is 45 credits.

 

(12 Credits)

IT Planning and Management

Code: MCSC 1253

Synopsis:

This course presents a strategic perspective to the planning and management of IS/IT in an organization. It consists of two modules.  The first module is on the strategic planning of IS/IT and covers the concept of strategic IS planning (SISP), the context of SISP and the process of formulating an SISP for an organization.  This module introduces the student to a strategic perspective of IS/IT, provides an overview of business strategy and IS/IT strategy concepts, and introduces a framework for formulating an SISP for an organization. The second module is on the strategic management of IS/IT in an organization. Topics covered in this module are information management, knowledge management, organising and re-sourcing IS/IT, managing IS/IT investment, and managing IS services, applications and infrastructure.

System Development Application

Code: MCSC 1213

Synopsis:

There are three parts in the course.  In the first part, students will learn how to do an enterprise analysis as a top-down approach to information system development.   In the second part, student practice on how to analyze, improve, design and model a computer-supported business process by applying systems development concepts, tools and techniques. In the third part, students will be exposed to the driving forces in information systems development and different information systems development methodologies, so that they are able to identify their strengths/weaknesses for a specific development project.

Trends in Information Technology Applications

Code: MCSC 2553

Synopsis:

This course explores the latest issues in ICT environments such as issues of big data, integration of data from different information systems and how these issues were addressed using appropriate and current ICT.  Students will be exposed to range of current trends in information technologies environment such as cloud computing, social network, e-service and supply chain management, consumerization to IT, business intelligence and analytical so that they are able to critically analyze, evaluate andjustify the application of appropriate technical based IT solutions to address organizational problems.  

Research Methodology in IT Management

Code: MCSC 1283

Synopsis:

This is the pre-requisite course for MSc IT Management dissertation.  This course will   cover the theory and practical aspects of conducting research. Topics covered    include problem formulation, literature review, research methodology, data analysis, research ethics, report writing, publication, presentation and application for intellectual property. Students are introduced to four research categories of   Master of IT with specialization in IT Management dissertation. The categories are information system planning (ISP), context-based application research, state-of-the-art research and information systems research.

 

Choose 2 Courses Only (6 Credit)

Computer Communications & Technology

Code: MCSC 1353

Synopsis:

This course equips students with knowledge and skills in computer and communication technology, to help them make informed decisions for the technology architecture context of an enterprise system or a computing facility. This includes knowledge in processing, storage, UPS, network, operating system and security technology, as well as fundamental skills in network designing, structured network cabling, and network monitoring and troubleshooting. In addition, students will also exposed with potential new technology such as 64-bit computing, IPv6 and Grid Computing.

Software Technology

Code: MCSP 1203

Synopsis:

This course equips students with knowledge and skills in computer software, to help them in making decision related to the technology that may benefit an organization. This includes knowledge in Enterprise Integration and Migration, Web-based and Internet Programming using Java and .NET, Wireless Software Technologies, Distributed Software System and Open Source Software. Students will also be exposed on how to selects and justifies the application of appropriate software programs to a range of tasks, and able to designs, produces and evaluates appropriate solutions o range of challenging problems.

IT Project Management

Code: MCSC 1263

Synopsis:

This course presents a management perspective to the Information Technology project in an organization. It is organized into two main sections, which covers the, I) Framework of project management and the II) Detailed description of each project managementknowledge areas. Project Management areas include: project integration, scope, time, cost, quality, human resource, communications, risk and procurement management. Each section includes examples of project management tools and techniques as applied to Information Technology projects. This includes hands-on laboratory exercises using current project management tools. The syllabus is based on the Project Management: Body of Knowledge (PM-BOK) as introduced by Project Management Institute (PMI).

Information Technology for Organizational Transformation

Code: MCSC 2573

Synopsis:

The course delves into issues and challenges in implementing ICT towards organization transformations. ICT is recognized as enabler for the transformations. Various entities involved in the change for competitive advantage will be discussed. Frameworks and methodologies as well as case studies relating to the activities will constitute as major part of the course.  It looks at examples of systems that demonstrate organizational transformation, in particular Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), and Supply Chain Management (SCM).  In addition, the concept of IT Balanced Scorecard is also introduced to measure the effectiveness of IT implementation in an organization.

Information & Knowledge Management

Code: MCSC 2593

Synopsis:

Topics covered in this course include the following modules: Introduction, Basic Concept and Characteristic of I & KM, Rationale for Information & Knowledge Sharing and Creation, Models, Approaches & System Architecture for I& KM, I & KM Tools,Resources and Infrastructure Issues, I & KM Implementation Issues, I & KM Globalization Issues.

Information Security & Management System

Code: MCSC 2613

Synopsis:

The course is aimed at imparting knowledge and skill sets required to assume the overall responsibilities of administration and management of security of an organization.   This course covers issues related to administration and management of security of organization and networks. The topics will cover;  Organization Security Management, security Management Process, Managing Operating Security, intrusion detection systems, vulnerability analysis, anomaly detection, computer forensics, application logging, auditing and data management, risk management, contingency planning and incident handling, digital immune systems, and alarms and responses. By the end of the semester, the student should have a good conceptual framework for analyzing security and making decisions in an organization setting. The course will also cover security standards, evaluation and certification process; security planning, ethical and legal issues in information; privacy, traceability and cyber-evidence.

Enterprise Information Systems

Code: MCSC 2623

Synopsis:

This course focuses on the interrelationships and methods used by information systems groups to meet the information needs of enterprises.  The course starts with an examination of the basics of enterprises information needs: the role of the value chain, the profit paradigm, and explore the information infrastructure flows.  The module looks at EIS and their impact on the enterprise as a whole. The aspects of factors for successful implementation, management and maintenance of such systems are also will be addressed. Topics include enterprise systems, commerce systems, project management, sourcing decisions, IT risk management, services and operations performed, commercial management, forecasting, warehousing, Distribution Resource Planning (DRP), Human Resources Management, Computerized Maintenance Management System (CMMS),  Material Requirement Planning (MRP), Scheduling, Workflow Management Systems (WFMS), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Supply Chain Management (SCM) and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP).

Human Computer Interaction

Code: MCSS 2113

Synopsis:

This course presents the physical and informational aspects of the human computer interaction. It emphasizes on the process of user interface design and development including user-centered design and task analysis. The course also stresses on the user interface evaluation and experiments through group as well as individual project work.

Special Topic in IT for Management

Code: MCSC 2673

Synopsis:

This elective course enables the program to address the latest issues in computer science. Students will be given opportunity to explore and discuss a new emergingtechnology of interest in detail, with an overview on the concepts of advanced topics related to Information Technology – Management that are not covered underexisting courses. The course opens with a sequence of lectures by the instructor toprovide background on new issue or technology of interest.  Students will also be given a set of selected technical papers or topics to be studied thoroughly.  This initiates the student to conduct intensive literature review and paper review on their topic of interest followed by practical group project to expose them to issues and research solutions regarding (an) emerging issues or technologies. This is to give students opportunity to explore a topic of particular interest while earning academic credit.

 

Dissertation

Code: MCSC XX80

Synopsis:

This course prepares students for advanced research in Information Systems or Information Technology. It covers all of the principal research methods applicable to Information Systems: case studies, surveys, action research, ethnographies and relates these methods to relevant meta-theories in the philosophy and sociology science. The course critically reviews published examples of work that use each of the principal methods from within IS and from other disciplines. The course also covers techniques applicable to each of the steps of a research project, including formulating research questions, theory building, data analysis (using both qualitative and quantitative methods), building evidence, assessing validity and publishing the research work. Having successfully completed the module, students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding on the process of creating scientific knowledge.

3 credits. Choose 1 Course Only (3 Credit)

Seminar on Global Development, Economic and Social Issues

Code: UHAP 6013

Philosophy of Science and Civilization

Code: UICW 6023

Malaysian Society and Culture

Code: UHAZ 6123

Malay Language for Academic Writing

Code: ULAM 6013

Entry Requirements
CGPA = MINIMUM 2.75
for the Bachelor Degree of Information Technology or Computer Science from UTM or any other recognized Institution of Higher Learning

CGPA = MINIMUM 2.75
for the Bachelor Degree other than Information Technology (IT) and related fields with some several years of working experience related in IT

CGPA = LESS than 2.75
for the Bachelor Degree in related to Information Technology fields with several years of working experience in Information Technology and recognized by University Senate.

*(Non IT and Computer Science background must complete pre-requisite course(s) in the first semester of the programme).

Application Procedure
  1. Application must be made online at admission.utm.my
  2. The following documents must be uploaded into the online application portal:

• Certified copy of Bachelor Degree

• Certified copy of Diploma (if any)

• Certified copy of Academic Transcript(s)

• Certified copy of English Certified of IELTS/TOEFL with band score of 6.0/550 (for international candidates only)

• Passport-sized Photograph

• Copy of Passport (for international applicants)

• Two Referee Letter (Not compulsory)

• Financial Guarantee / Bank Account Statement (for self-sponsored candidate)

• Two copies of Scholarship Letter (If any)

• Proof of processing fee being paid

3.Only completed application will be processed

ALUMNI TESTIMONY

Master IT Management is the greatest investment I made for my future. The programme is well-structured with both theoretical and practical approaches. The lecturers are experts in their respective fields and they facilitated me and my classmates effectively.” Nor Fadzleen Sa’don

Best Student Award, Pro-Chancellor Award 2014

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   To know more about the programme ,

   Contact ;

Name : Dr. Halina Mohamed Dahlan
Email  : halina@utm.my
Ext no : 019-7317374