Master Of Science (Informatics)

Introduction

Informatics is defined as the study and application of Information Technology in the arts and science across organizations and society at large. The term Informatics has been used to explain the Information Technology application and adoption in various work scope. The intervention of technology in organisation is significantly growing with various applications of Information and Communication Technology (ICT). Hence, to fulfill the high demand for skillful ICT human resource. Informatics is a platform for those with the ICT as well as non-ICT background to be further competent and proficient in various disciplines of informatics such as education informatics, business informatics, health informatics, social informatics, organizational informatics and etc.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES & OUTCOMES

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES
The aim of the program is to produce informatics experts among ICT professionals and non-ICT professionals who can empower their respective roles and become the leaders of organizational transformation according to the current needs of the country by applying the technical combined values, organizational information management and social media with the cultivation of principles and appropriate Informational techniques.

Graduates are able to:
1. Demonstrate mastery of informatics fundamental attributes.
2. Display self-competency in applying the related principles and theory of informatics and scientific methods to generate effective solution for organizational strategic.
3. Plan, manage, execute and assess related Informatics project in adherence to informatics standard and various implementation constraints.
4. Demonstrate ethical responsibility and anticipate the potential impact that the given informatics solution may have on social, economy, culture, law and environment at the global context.

PROGRAM OUTCOMES
At the end of the programme students are able to:
1. Apply and integrate knowledge concerning current research issues in informatics and produce work that is at the forefront of developments in the domain of the programme of study.
2. Evaluate and produce informatics-related solutions using scientific approach.
3. Develop informatics solutions and use necessary practical tools to analyse their performance.
4. Apply lifelong learning, manage existing research information and use existing research techniques to acquire, interpret and extend knowledge in related informatics area in order to manage problems including issues that are related to social responsibility.
5. Communicate and function effectively in a group be it as a leader or member of the group.
6. Prepare, publish and present technical material to a diverse audience applying ethical code of conduct and professionalism.
7. Demonstrate entrepreneurial and management skills.

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Core Courses (Compulsory)
MANQ 1013: Human Information Processing
MANQ 1023: Information Engineering
MANQ 1033: Entrepreneurial Learning Organization and Culture
MANQ 1043: User Experience and Interaction Design
MANQ 1053: Enterprise Architecture
MANQ 1063: Service Innovation Technology

Elective Course (Choose four (4) only)
MANQ 2193: Advanced Seminar on Informatics
MANQ 2113: Strategic Business Informatics
MANQ 2143: Healthcare Informatics
MANQ 2153: Educational Informatics
MANQ 2213: Social Informatics and Innovation
MANQ 2223: Media Informatics and Visual Computing
MANQ 2243: Trends and Issues in e-Communities
MANQ 2133: Network and Service Economy Systems & Technology
MANQ 2123: Enterprise Information System
MANQ 2233: Virtual Communication Technology
MANQ 2253: Secure Pervasive Development

Master Project
MANQ 1085: Master Project1
MANQ 2078: Master Project2

University General Courses
Compulsory
UANP 0013: Research Methodology

Choose one (1) only
UANP 6013: Informatics in Society
UHAP 6013: Seminar on Global Development, Economic and Social Issues
UHAZ 6123: Malaysian Society and Culture
ULAM 6323: Malay Language for Postgraduates

 

Course structure for Package 01 Students

Code Course Credit
(Semester 1)
MANQ1013 Human Information Processing 3
MANQ1023 Information Engineering 3
UANP0013 Research Methodology 3
MANQxxxx Elective I 3
UANP 6013 University Course 3
  Total Credit 15
(Semester 2)
MANQ1033 Entrepreneurial Learning Organization and Culture 3
MANQ1043 User Experience and Interaction Design 3
MANQ1053 Enterprise Architecture 3
MANQxxxx Elective II 3
MANQ1085 Project 1 5
Total Credit 17
(Semester 3)
MANQ1063 Service Innovation Technology 3
MANQxxxx Elective III 3
MANQ2087 Project 2 7
Total Credit 13
Overall Total Credit 45

Course structure for Package 02 Students

Code Course Credit
(Semester 1)
MANQ1013 Human Information Processing 3
MANQ1023 Information Engineering 3
UANP0013 Research Methodology 3
MANQxxxx Elective I 3
  Total Credit 12
(Semester 2)
MANQ1033 Entrepreneurial Learning Organization and Culture 3
MANQ1043 User Experience and Interaction Design 3
MANQ1053 Enterprise Architecture 3
MANQxxxx Elective II 3
Total Credit 12
(Semester 3)
MANQ1063 Service Innovation Technology 3
MANQxxxx Elective III 3
UANP6013 University Course 3
MANQ1085 Project 1 5
Total Credit 14
(Semester 4)
MANQ2087 Project 2 7
Total Credit 7

Overall Total Credit

45

 

ADMISSION

FEES

Master of Science (Informatics)
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Package 1 Package 2
Types of Fees Local International Local International
Processing Fee(Non-refundable) RM 60 USD 50 RM 60 USD 50
Caution Fee(Refundable) RM 200 RM 200 RM 200 RM 200
Programme Fee* Subject to change RM 13,120 RM 25,654 RM 15,120 RM 30,654

Note:
• Tuition fees do not include accommodation charges, personal bond, medical checkup, and the VDR/Visa application fee.
• Fees stated above are subject to change (the University reserves the right to change the tuition fee without prior notice).
• Students must pay total fee before Graduation.
• Master Package 1 (Weekday Class): 3-8 Semesters
• Master Package 2 (Weekend Class): 4-8 Semesters

SCHOLARSHIP AND FINANCIAL AIDS
Student can obtain financial assistance from:
1. My Brain 15: (https://biasiswa.moe.gov.my/MyBrain15)
2. PTPTN: (http://www.ptptn.gov.my/web/guest/pinjaman) and
3. MARA (web address: http://www.mara.gov.my/web/guest/biasiswa-/- pinjaman-pelajaran).
4. Student can also withdraw EPF savings. UTM will issue a support letter once the offer letter to the student has been issued

ENTRY REQUIREMENT
General University Requirements:
• Basic conditions of entry is referring to the Evaluation Guidelines Admission 1998 Pind.1/2013.
Faculty’s Requirement:
• Admission requirements are as specified by the School of Graduate Studies. Additional conditions are Master’s Degree in the engineering and science field recognized by the Senate of UTM with honors or equivalent with CGPA 2.50 and above.

OR
• a) Bachelor’s Degree (Honours) in applied and pure science with minimum CGPA ≥ 2.50, an applicant must pass an interview.
OR
• b) An applicant who has lower academic achievement, work experience in related field will be considered.

• English Language Requirement (for international student):
All international students applying to UTM must have a valid two-year old TOEFL or IELTS certificate. Students with a TOEFL score of 550 (or 79 IBT) or an IELTS Band 6 will be enrolled in a faculty programme without undergoing UTM English Courses.
Starting from Semester II/2010/2011, students who applied for Master or PhD programme – Teaching English as a Second Language, must have a valid two-year certificate of TOEFL with a score of 600 and above or IELTS Band 7 and above (or IBT/CBT equivalent)

HOW TO APPLY
Please visit http://admission.utm.my/apply-now/

AWARD REQUIREMENT

Student will be awarded with Master of Science (Informatics) or after graduating and meet the conditions set by UTM as below:
• Pass all courses with a total accumulated credit of 45 and pass CGPA of 3.0 and above.
• Achieved all conditions given in the preparation of Masters Project
• An applicant has applied for the award of Master of Science (Informatics)