Information Technology Master's Program (without Thesis)
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The overall goal of the Master of Technology in IT (M.Tech. in IT) degree program is to provide master's level instruction in cutting edge computing technology. The program strives to meet the growing global demand for IT professionals who can draw upon a unique combination of technical and theoretical skills to design, implement, maintain and administer IT projects. The program offers project based courses in IT and is designed to satisfy not only the post baccalaureate development of working professionals, but also new graduates who want to set up careers in IT sector. M.Tech. in IT program is designed for students who already hold a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Information Technology, Computer Science, Management of Information Systems, or a related area. Graduates of M.Tech. in IT program have the opportunity to study systems and database design, client/server applications (desktop applications, web applications, web services, etc.), networks along with analysis and ethical practices that they could leverage in a variety of employment situations in the IT field. M.Tech. in IT program is a non-thesis option which consists of three core courses plus seven elective courses and a term project.
General admission requirements are expected from the applicants holding a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution in Information Technology, Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management of Information Systems, or a related area. Other candidates are required to complete at least 3 deficiency/bridging courses in addition to the master program degree requirements. These courses are ITEC114 (Structured Programming), ITEC212 (Database Management Systems) and ITEC229 (Client-Side Internet and Web Programming). The number of deficiency/bridging courses can be increased up to 10 depending on the undergraduate discipline of the candidate, by the Information Technology Graduate Committee. Those who do not satisfy the admission conditions will be required to attend to the interview which will be held by the Information Technology Graduate Committee. In this case, the admission of the student will be decided after an interview. If the admission is accepted, the number of deficiency courses will be decided accordingly.
The degree program focuses on satisfying the needs of users within an organizational and societal context through the selection, creation, application, integration and administration of computing technologies.
The educational objectives of the Master of Information Technology program are as listed below.
- are able to contribute to society as broadly educated, expressive, ethical and responsible citizens with proven expertise
- have the knowledge on how to manage ethical issues in research and information technology
- are able to apply knowledge of information technology to produce effective designs and solutions for specific problems
- are able to use current technologies, tools and software systems, and apply best practices to develop real-world solutions for specific problems
- are able to conduct research using qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods
- are equipped with the newest networking technologies via special emphasis on wireless networking and optical networking
- have a full understanding of the management roles, responsibilities and techniques needed in managing technology projects
- have acquired the computational skills necessary to solve theoretical and practical problems for further professional development and for meeting future changes in IT
The learning outcomes of the Master of Information Technology program are as listed below.
Each graduate of the programme will:
- Summarize major themes and a current research problem in their area of specialization
- Identify areas where ethical issues may arise in their work or discipline
- Act as expert and developer in their fields of speciality during the working life
- Understand the foundations of the chosen minor subject
- Have good skills in communications and proficiency in a language
- Recommend appropriate information technology solutions based on organizational needs and an evaluation of alternatives
- Demonstrate the ability to participate effectively in the planning and execution of team-based projects
- Identify and discuss professional, individual, organizational, societal, and regulatory implications of information systems and technology
- Select technologies, policies, and procedures to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of information and IT systems
Wireless mobile communications, CDMA communications, fuzzy systems, channel estimation, multi-user detection techniques, channel synchronization and equalization techniques, renewable energy resources, environmental problems, energy generation, IT project management, information extraction, text mining, data mining, databases, classification, machine learning, business intelligence, supervisory control theory, linear and nonlinear systems control, power electronics, global positioning systems, TOA, AOA and TDOA position determination methods, fast vector rotation methods, project/problem/work based learning, online project/problem/work based learning, ICT learning, learning technologies, engineering education, computer education, vocational education, cryptology, data privacy, network security, digital and analog signal processing, digital filter design/implementation, fixed broadband networks, information forensics and security.
For detailed description of courses refer to Course Descriptions