Master of Science in Information Systems

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Master of Science in Information Systems (MSc. IS)

The Master of Science in Information Systems (MIS program) offers excitement and challenges for the information age. This program focuses on applying information technology to improve the performance of people in organization. It mainly deals with the management of information systems with focus on a number of areas such as business process management systems, computer security, systems modeling and data management. This program is a two year modular program that runs in weekends (Saturdays and Sundays). The program is taught by staff from the Faculty of Computing and Informatics Sciences. Additionally, staff from industry provides guest lectures to help students visualize the applicability of classroom concepts in the real life of information systems.

Overall Aim

To graduate students who will have knowledge and skills necessary to meet the increasing demand for professionals who can effectively handle the technical, social, and organisational aspects of Information Communication Technology (ICT).

Objectives

The MIS aims to:

  1. Build human resource capacity in information systems discipline required in both the public and private sectors, especially in universities;
  2. Address the increasing demand for information systems training at Post graduate degree level;
  3. Develop professionals with theoretical and practical skills in the ICT sector

Learning Outcomes

Students graduating from the MIS programme should be prepared to provide leadership in the Information Systems field. Graduates will have skills, knowledge, and values to:

  1. Integrate IS and business foundations.
  2. Develop secure information systems
  3. Analyse requirements for system development
  4. Extract meaningful patterns from knowledge-based information systems

Job prospects

The career paths open to graduates of the MS in Information Systems include both technical and management positions. Technical positions include: Systems Analyst, Data Administrator, Information Architect, Database Administrator, Systems Architect, Decision Analyst, Data Warehouse Administrator, Database Programmer, Web-based Information Systems Designer/Programmer, Information Engineer, and Knowledge Engineer.

Admission Requirement

The programme is targeted at graduates with at least a second class lower degree in Information Systems or Computer Science or software engineering or Information Technology or computer engineering, or related discipline from a recognized University/ Institution.

Tuition fees

The MIS program is a privately sponsored program and therefore before enrollment it is important that tuition fees are payed by the students to the university. Ugandan students will pay tuition fees totaling to Four Million and Eight Hundred thousand shillings (4,800,000 Ug. shs.) per year. Foreign students will pay an equivalent tuition fees and practicum fees in USD.

Application procedures

Download the application here


 

 

Summary of Modules offered

Year I: Semester I (5 core courses)

 Code

 Course Name

LH

PH

CH

CU

MIS 5101

Advanced Object-Oriented Programming

45

30

60

4

MIS 5102

Modeling and Simulation

30

60

60

4

MIS 5103

Research Methodology

45

30

60

4

MIS 5104

Systems Analysis and Design

30

60

60

4

MIS 5105

Web-based Information Systems

45

30

60

4

Total Credit Units

20

Year I: Semester II (4 core courses)

 Code

 Course Name

LH

PH

CH

CU

MIS 5202

Business Process Management Systems

30

60

60

4

MIS 5205

Information Systems Security

45

30

60

4

MIS 5207

Data Mining and Process Mining

30

60

60

4

MIS 5208

Information Retrieval

45

30

60

4

Optional Courses (1 optional course)

MIS 5203

Health Informatics Modeling, Strategy, Policy and Management

30

60

60

4

MIS 5209

XML and Web Services

30

60

60

4

MIS 5210

Geographical Information Systems and Remote Sensing

30

60

60

4

Total Credit Units

20

 

Year II: Semester I and II

Code

 Course Name

LH

PH

CH

CU

MIS 6201

Master’s Dissertation in Information Systems

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150

300

20

Total Credit Units

20

 

NB: The curriculum for a one year postgraduate diploma in information Systems is undergoing various approvals.

For more information, please contact the Head of Department at: amusiimenta@must.ac.ug.