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  • About the Program

    The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSIT) program at Abu Dhabi University is offered by the College of Engineering (CoE). The program requires the completion of either 9 graduate-level courses (27 credit hours) in addition to a master’s thesis (6 credits) or 9 graduate-level courses (27 credit hours) in addition to a capstone project (3 credit hours).

    The mission of the MSIT program is aligned with ADU mission by providing prospective students, both fresh IT graduates as well as working professionals, with an excellent opportunity to obtain a master’s degree in Information Technology. The program offers graduates a highly rewarding career-oriented graduate degree that will improve their chances and contribute to the progress of their career. The program will enable its graduates to develop an understanding of the latest Information Technology issues and to gain technical skills that are essential for effective IT professionals. The MSIT program is also aligned with the needs of the UAE and the region. The UAE economy and Abu Dhabi in particular are in high demand for IT professionals with advanced degrees to develop and manage the various growing sectors such as the banking industry, the construction industry, and the telecommunication industry.

    Learning Outcomes

    The M.Sc. in Information Technology program aims at producing graduates who can

    • Providing IT professionals with graduate-level technical knowledge that would help them conduct advanced research and solve advanced IT-related problems.
    • Developing the technical and analytical skills of IT professionals needed for building advanced IT systems.
    • Increasing the awareness of IT professionals of their social and ethical responsibilities.
    • Improving the effective communication skills of IT professionals.
    • Developing the desire of IT professionals for pursuing lifelong learning.
  • Degree Requirements

    Program Component Courses Credit Hours
    Program Core 9 27
    Capstone Project in IT 1 3
    Total 10 30

    Note: For the thesis option, a student must replace the ITE 590 with ITE 591 (Thesis in IT , 6 credit hours)

  • 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.

  • Study Plan

    Study Plan

    Following is the study plan for a typical full-time student:

    First Year

    Semester 1
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ITE 500 Rich Internet Application Graduate status 3
    ITE 510 Advanced Data Communication and Networks Graduate status 3
    ITE 520 Mobile Application Development Graduate status 3

     

    Semester 2
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ITE 501 Cloud Computing Graduate status 3
    ITE 511 Network Implementation and management ITE 510 3
    ITE 512 Network Security Graduate status 3

    Second Year

    Semester 1
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ITE 502 Advanced Database and Data Mining Graduate status 3
    ITE 521 Embedded Linux and Applications ITE 520 3
    ITE 522 Advanced Topics in Mobile Computing ITE 520 3

     

    Semester 2
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours

    ITE 590 or

    ITE 591

    Capstone Project in IT (project option) 15 credit hours 3
    Master’s Thesis in IT (thesis option) 15 credit hours 6

    Following is the study plan for a typical part-time student:

    First Year

    Semester 1
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ITE 500 Rich Internet Application Graduate status 3
    ITE 510 Advanced Data Communication and Networks Graduate status 3

     

    Semester 2
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ITE 501 Cloud Computing Graduate status 3
    ITE 511 Network Implementation and management ITE 510 3

    Second Year

    Semester 1
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ITE 520 Mobile Application Development Graduate status 3
    ITE 502 Advanced Database and Data Mining Graduate status 3

     

    Semester 2
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ITE 512 Network Security Graduate status 3

    Third Year

    Semester 1
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ITE 521 Embedded Linux and Applications ITE 520 3
    ITE 522 Advanced Topics in Mobile Computing ITE 520 3

     

    Semester 2
    Course Code Course Title Prerequisite(s) Credit Hours
    ITE 590 or
    ITE 591
    Capstone Project in IT (project option) 15 credit hours 3
    Master’s Thesis in IT (thesis option) 15 credit hours 6
  • Career Opportunities

    Graduates of the Information Technology program are prepared to pursue successful careers as:

    • System analysts and system support/configuration staff in high-tech telecommunication companies.
    • Software/hardware developers/designers in multinational software/hardware development companies such as Microsoft, Sun Microsystems and Apple.
    • System analysts and system configuration/testing staff in multinational mobile communication companies such as Nokia and Sony Ericsson.
    • E-business solution developers/designers at Internet companies.
    • Software/hardware designers for financial institutions.
  • How To Apply

    how to apply

    Once you have checked out our website or visited our campus, you will probably be wondering, "What comes next?"

    Although everyone is at a different point of the college-search process, this is a good time to learn more about the application procedure and timeline.

    • 1Apply at ADU

      Visit the Admission Office to get more information or assistance to fill your application. You can also use our self-station to apply online.

    • 2Apply Online

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      Click Here to apply online.

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