Master of Information Technology

Master of Information Technology


1. Program/MQR No.

Master of Information Technology – By Coursework
MQR Code: MQA/FA6580

Master of Information Technology – Mixed Mode (Research and Coursework)
MQR Code: MQA/FA6581

Master of Information Technology – By Research
MQR Code: MQA/FA6582

2. Brief introduction

Master of Information Technology (MIT) is offered by the Department of Information Systems (DIS) at KICT.

The Master of Information Technology aims to develop a new breed of professional who not only can demonstrate mastery at an advanced level of IT Skills, but also competent in charting out strategic decisions as well as improving and upgrading organizational performances. It also aims to produce well-rounded intellectuals and professionals who are committed to the promotion of Islamic principles and disciplines and are innovative and creative to integrate new ideas with established contemporary knowledge.

3. Program Outcome

1. Knowledge – Demonstrate mastery advanced level of theoretical and application in the field of Information Technology and are able to apply the knowledge in tackling complex issues and solving problems.

2. Practical Skills – Use relevant skills learnt in Information Technology to perform complex tasks.

3. Social Skills, Responsibilities and Islamicisation – Cooperate with others and reintegrate revealed knowledge responsibly for the progress of the nation and the Ummah.

4. Islamic Values, Attitudes and Professionalism – Demonstrate commitment to Islamic ethics, autonomy and professionalism in the workplace and everyday life.

5. Communication and Team Skills – Communicate effectively with people from a diverse range of backgrounds by interpreting ideas to provide critical responses on issues raised.

6. Problem Solving and Scientific Skills – Analyse issues and demonstrate a higher order of skillfulness in planning, executing and evaluating strategies and action plans.

7. Information Management and Lifelong Learning Skills – Ability to use necessary learning skills in information management, apply effective strategies for lifelong self-improvement and conduct research independently.

8. Managerial and Entrepreneurial Skills – Apply managerial and entrepreneurial skills in relevant fields.

9. Leadership Skills – Understand the different type of leadership styles and the demonstration of interpersonal skills when leading in a group situation

4. Career Opportunities

The programme orientation is expected to produce a new breed of IT professionals  that are capable to understand the rapid technical development in IT and how IT can be instrumental in the growth of their respective organizations. Graduates of MIT seek positions in government, healthcare, industry, education and finance, where their technical knowledge and skills, and their understanding of the organizational, social and cultural contexts make them valuable employees.

    •    IT Executive
    •    Systems Analyst
    •    Database Manager/Designer
    •    Software/Application Developer
    •    Web Designer/Developer
    •    Analyst/Programmer
    •    Multimedia Developer
•    Technology Manager
•    Network Administrator
•    IT Consultant
•    Technical Support Manager
•    E-Commerce Developer
•    Academician/Researcher/Scientist

5. Program Structure

Graduate in Master of Information Technology by coursework, mixed-mode and research shall graduate with 40 credit hours. 

i. Master of Information Technology (Coursework)
Students are required to complete 2 Kulliyyah required courses (8 credit hours); Islamic Worldview and Research Methodology. In addition to this, students are expected to complete 4 Department required courses (24 credit hours); IT Project and Change Management, IT Strategy and Governance, Methodologies for System Development and Computing Project. Lastly, students will have the choice of selecting 2 courses as electives (8 credit hours).

1. MIT Coursework Structure and Study Plan

ii. Master of Information Technology (Mixed mode)
Students are required to complete 2 Kulliyyah required courses (8 credit hours); Islamic Worldview and Research Methodology. In addition to this, students are expected to complete 2 Department required courses (12 credit hours); any 1 core course and IT Research Proposal. Lastly, students have to complete a Dissertation with 20 credit hours.

For MIT by Research and Coursework, the composition of the programme consists of 70% research and 30% coursework.

1. MIT Mixed Mode Structure and Study Plan

iii. Master of Information Technology (Research)
In the first semester, students are required to audit 2 Kulliyyah required courses (8 credit hours); Islamic Worldview and Research Methodology. A student pursuing a programme that requires research work component must prepare a comprehensive research proposal that would provide the outline of the research, the research methodology and major references before entering the programme.

In the first semester, a student is required to audit 2 Kulliyyah required courses: ICT Research Methods and Islamic Worldview on ICT and Society. Within six (6) months from the registration date, the students are required to submit his/her research synopsis proposal which need to be defended. Students are also required to present their research progress at a formal Postgraduate Colloquium at different stages of research. Finally, the student shall defend his/her research in a viva voce and made revisions in accordance with the examiner’s reports.

6. Areas of Research

  • Information Technology Management,
  • Information Systems Planning and Strategy,
  • System Development Methodology,
  • Networks and Telecommunications,
  • Database,
  • Internet and e-Commerce,
  • Knowledge Management,
  • Artificial Intelligence,
  • E-learning,
  • IT and Islam,
  • IT in Small Business,
  • IT in the Public Sector, and
  • Societal and Ethical Aspects of IT.

7. Duration of Study

The programme is offered via full time and also part time mode. The full time programme would normally require of one and half (1.5) years (3 semesters) study duration and the maximum of 3 years (6 semesters).

The part time programme would normally require four (4) years (8 semesters). The maximum period allowed for the completion of the programme is 5 years (10 semesters).



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