graduate program: Information Systems

Curriculum

The M.Sc. degree requires thirty eight to thirty nine semester credit hours which include twenty four (24) credit hours of core courses and a choice of twelve (12) credit hours of elective courses, as well as an ethics course requirement (2-3 credits). There are optional areas of specialization available – Technology Management, Networking and Information Security, and Application Development. Those persons who choose to specialize will be required to take four (4) courses representing twelve (12) credits as outlined for each specialization. This will result in a total of 39 credit hours for the optional specialization.

Core Requirements for the Programme

Core Courses Credits
CPTR505 Foundations of Information Systems 3
CPTR507 Computer & Professional Ethics 3
CPTR560 IT Infrastructure & Technology and Management 3
CPTR596 Introduction to Research 3
CPTR620 Emerging Technologies & Issues 3
CPTR630 Information Policies & Strategies 3
CPTR675 Project & Change Management 3
CPTR690 Information Systems Research Project 3
Total Core 24

Electives - choose any four (4) courses from the following

12
CPTR511 Information Systems Programming 3
CPTR515 The Management of Information Systems 3
CPTR550 Database Systems Administration 3
CPTR570 Human Computer Interaction 3
CPTR585 Data Warehousing and Mining 3
CPTR604 Electronic Commerce 3
CPTR613 Information Assurance & Security Management 3
CPTR626 Software Engineering 3
CPTR635 Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence 3
CPTR644 Analysis, Modeling and Design 3
CPTR663 Network Security and Intrusion Detection 3
CPTR677 Decision Support Systems 3
CPTR680 Data Telecommunications & Networking 3
CPTR688 Enterprise Models and Systems 3

Concentrations
Students can use their electives to form concentrations in areas related to Information Systems. Some of these areas are identified below. Normally a student will not take all of the courses listed for an area, but rather only those courses which best meet his/her educational objectives.

Networking and Information Security
CPTR613 Information Assurance & Security Management 3
CPTR663 Network Security and Intrusion Detection 3
CPTR680 Data Telecommunications and Networking 3
CPTR688 Enterprise Models and Systems 3

Technology Management
CPTR585 Data Warehousing and Mining 3
CPTR613 Information Assurance & Security Management 3
CPTR635 Knowledge Management and Business Intelligence 3
CPTR677 Decision Support Systems 3
CPTR688 Enterprise Models and Systems 3

Application Development
CPTR511 Information Systems Programming 3
CPTR550 Database Systems Administration 3
CPTR570 Human Computer Interaction 3
CPTR585 Data Warehousing and Mining 3
CPTR604 Electronic Commerce 3
CPTR626 Software Engineering 3