Master of Science in Information Technology

The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSc.IT) is a program designed to meet the needs of the market for expertise in Information Technology (IT). The program is intended to address the increasing demand in the work-place for IT professionals with a broad and sound knowledge of both technical and managerial skills.

The course is structured to focus on issues surrounding the development, implementation and management of information systems. Course units focusing on applied computer skills are emphasized to address the needs of students from various backgrounds who wish to build careers in the field of information technology. The course also offers leadership and management skills preparing students to take up leadership roles in the IT industry.

Students are prepared to work as information management personnel, system designers and developers, senior level managers in IT, academics in IT, etc. The programme opens the way for candidates who may wish to develop and further their knowledge in IT through research, with the intention of progressing to doctoral levels.

Why study MSc.IT?

To meet the needs of growing demand from prospective students who wish to progress beyond the undergraduate degree.

  • To market professionals with qualifications that can enable them take up managerial positions in the IT industry.
  • The need for academic development to fill up growing need for highly competent IT professionals who may wish to progress in their studies to doctoral levels and therefore become experts and researchers in the IT industry.

Areas of Specialization
• Business Intelligence and Data Analytics - Students will study areas that include Data Analytics, Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and IoT.
• Systems Security & Forensics - Students will study areas that include Forensics, Cloud and Enterprise security, and Cryptography.
• Telecommunication and Computer Networks- Students will study areas that include Enterprise Networking and Telecommunications Systems, Wireless networks, Sensor networks, Mobile networks and Network Management and Administration.

Students  are  prepared  to  work  as  Senior IS/IT Manager, IS/IT Manager, Senior Systems Engineer, Data Scientist, Data Analyst, Cloud Architect, System   designers   and   developers,  System  Analysts,  Computer Systems Analyst, IT security Expert/Analyst,  Network and Telecommunications analyst, IT business analyst, Technology risk manager, academics in IT, etc. The programme also opens the way  for  candidates  who  may  wish  to  develop  further  their  knowledge  in  IT  through  research,  with the intention of progressing to doctoral levels.

International Experience
Strathmore provides global exposure to students through international academic trips to expand their knowledge.

The programme starts in May and September every year.

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