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Master of Science in Information TechnologyBack

Program Overview and Objectives

Delivery type Duration Language Intakes Study location(s)
Evening Part-time: 2 years English Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer Available at Abu Dhabi and Dubai campus
Al Dhafra Region and Abu Dhabi Downtown (Subject to CAA approval)

In an industry that changes faster than almost any other sector in today’s economy, this program will help you stay relevant and grow your career. It provides a range of practical and analytical skills, dealing with current issues relating to information security and the development and management of IT systems in a business setting. 

It will enable you to conduct advanced research and solve advanced IT-related problems, reinforce the importance of your social and ethical responsibilities as an IT professional, improve communication skills and stress the importance of life-long learning in the ever-changing technology field.

You will develop sophisticated problem-solving skills to enable you to creatively meet the demands of a broad range of IT issues. This challenging program will engage you with the latest trends, thinking and best practice in computer science, empowering you to manage and lead teams within demanding IT environments locally, regionally and internationally.

Accreditation

This program is nationally accredited by the Commission for Academic Accreditation at the UAE’s Ministry of Education - Higher Education Affairs.  Additionally, the program is internationally recognized and accredited by the following bodies.

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of the most prestigious academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public & private universities, colleges, secondary & elementary schools in the USA & foreign institutions

  • Career Prospects

    The program will prepare you for a variety of IT related careers in telecommunication companies, multi-national software/hardware development companies, mobile communication companies and e-business solution providers. 

    The acquisition of a master’s degree demonstrates a high level of knowledge in your chosen field. You may use it to enhance your employability, as preparation for further academic research or as a means of professional training.

  • Entry Requirements for Direct Admission

    • Bachelor Degree: in a directly related discipline with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 on a 4.00-point scale, from an accredited university recognized by the UAE’s Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs.
       
    • English Proficiency Tests: with a minimum score range of 1400 - 1525 on the English language portion of the EmSAT examination, or its equivalent on other national or internationally-recognized tests that are approved by the CAA, such as TOEFL scores of 213 CBT (Computer-Based Test), 79 IBT (Internet-Based Test), 550 PBT (Paper-Based Test), or 6.0 IELTS (taken at Amideast).

    We also welcome applications from students with a variety of bachelor degrees from an accredited university recognized by the UAE’s Ministry of Education- Higher Education Affairs, upon their successful completion of any required program foundation courses. These applicants will be granted admission into the program after the successful completion of some business foundation courses. For more information on international students’ admission to any of ADU’s postgraduate programs visit International Postgraduate Students.

    Applicants with CGPA’s and English Proficiency Test scores that don’t match the above requirements may be granted exceptions for conditional admission. For more information on conditional admission to any of ADU’s postgraduate programs visit Conditional Admissions.

    Students who are native speakers of English, and have completed their undergraduate education in an institution where the medium of instruction is English may be exempted from the English Proficiency Tests. For inquiries and more information, visit Postgraduate Admissions.

    Postgraduate transfer students may apply for credit transfer for courses taken prior to joining Abu Dhabi University only once, when they first apply for admission. For more information on requirements for credit transfer, visit Transfer Students.

    For further guidance on requisite pre-core courses, and required admission documents, visit postgraduate admissions

    or call toll free +9712 800 ADYOU (23968)

    or email admissions@adu.ac.ae for Abu Dhabi and Al Ain campuses

    or admissiondxb@adu.ac.ae for Dubai Knowledge Park campus

    or click here to download ADU’s postgraduate programs catalogue

  • Curriculum

    TOTAL CREDITS HOURS : 30

    Program Requirements 33 Credit Hours
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ITE 500 Rich Internet Application Graduate status 3
    ITE 501 Cloud Computing Graduate status 3
    ITE 502 Advanced Database and Data Mining Graduate status 3
    ITE 510 Advanced Data Communication and
    Networks
    Graduate status 3
    ITE 511 Wireless and Mobile Networks ITE 510 3
    ITE 512 Network Security Graduate status 3
    ITE 520 Mobile application development Graduate status 3
    ITE 521 Embedded Linux and Applications ITE 520 3
    ITE 522 Advanced Topics in Mobile Computing ITE 520 3
    ITE 590 Capstone Project in IT* 15 credits 3

    *For the thesis option, a student must replace the ITE 590 (Capstone Project in IT, 3 credit hours) with ITE 591 (Thesis in IT , 6 credit hours)

    Remedial Courses**
    Course Code Course Title Credit Hours
    CSC 302 Database Management Systems 3
    CSC 305 Data communication and Networks 3
    CSC 307 Web Design and Programming 3
    CSC 311 Java Programming for the Internet 3

    **A remedial course could be waived by passing a challenge test at the time of admission.

  • Fees and Scholarships

    POSTGRADUATE TUITION AND FEE RATES
    Academic Year 2017-2018

    TUITION STRUCTUREAED Per Credit Hour for College/Department Requirement
    Arts & Sciences
    Master of Education in Educational Leadership AED 2,840
    Master of Science in Special Education AED 2,840
    Professional Diploma in Teaching (Arabic / English) AED 900
    Business
    Executive Master of Business Administration AED 2,840
    Master of Business Administration with specializations in: Aviation Management, Logistics & Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Finance, Human Resource Management AED 2,840
    Master of Human Resources Management AED 2,840
    Master of Strategic Leadership AED 2,840
    Doctorate of Business Administration AED 4,620
    Engineering
    Master of Engineering in Electrical & Computer Engineering AED 2,835
    Master of Engineering Management AED 2,940
    Master of Project Management AED 2,940
    Master of Science in Civil Engineering AED 2,835
    Master of Science in Electrical & Computer Engineering AED 2,835
    Master of Science in Information Technology AED 2,835
    Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering AED 2,835
    Master of Science in Sustainable Architecture AED 2,835
    Guided Reading Course AED 2,100
    Law
    Master of Public Law AED 2,840
    Master of Private Law AED 2,840
    FeesAED
    Admission Application Fee (Non-refundable) AED 400
    Registration Fee (Non-refundable; Paid once upon admission) AED 2,850
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Late Registration/Payment 500 500
    Student Services 350 175
    Healthcare Services 120 60
    Institutional TOEFL (Optional) 425
    IELTS Exam (Optional) 945
    Accommodation FeesAED
    Fall/Spring Winter/Summer
    Private 12,500 3,800
    Semi-private 9200 2800
    Double 6700 2000
    Double with Shared-bath 5400 1700

    Note:  Abu Dhabi University reserves the right to make changes affecting tuition and other fees during the fiscal year.



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