masters of information technology

1.0 Programme description

The area of computing which includes: Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Systems, Software Engineering and Computer Engineering, is one of the areas that is at the cutting-edge of technological developments seen in recent times.

One of these areas, Computer Science, borders on Engineering and mathematics and it has, over the years, given rise to the other areas of computing. Novel computing technological developments, products and services pervade almost all spheres of life. Computing innovations and products are applied in Education, Health and Medicine, Engineering, Business and Commerce, Transportation, Administration/Government, Research, etc.

People with the required knowledge, skills and expertise in the different areas of computing are needed that develop, deploy, manage and administer the different Applications and Information Systems needed by the organizations, companies/industries, institutions, etc. Such people should be knowledgeable, and have skills, in the novel computing methods, techniques and approaches if they are to engage in the development of innovative, state-of-the-art technological products – including both hardware and software. The Masters of Information Technology (MIT) is intended to produce graduates having such knowledge and skills.

Information Technology is an area that helps organizations in the generation, use and dissemination of information using enabling Information Communication Technologies (ICTs). Graduates of the MIT programme are expected to be at the forefront in helping organizations in this regard. Graduates of MIT will, therefore, be trained in the theoretical concepts and practical skills/aspects of Information Technology including concepts of other areas of computing.

2.0 Programme Objectives

The Master of Information Technology (MIT) degree programme is intended to:

  • To expose the student to techniques of scientific writing and publication
  • To provide students a basis for understanding computing concepts necessary to adopt in the IT-based programme.
  • To expose the student to new issues and technologies of the most recent applications of Information Technology.
  • To impart knowledge and skills in IT governance and outsourcing
  • To train the student in cognitive skills such as those of analysis, synthesis, creativity and evaluation.
  • To prepare students to participate in managing IT projects
  • To impart knowledge and skills to the student to carry out an IT audit
  • To teach the student the concepts of Intellectual Property Rights, patents, copyright, trademarks, software and hardware licenses, and trade secrets
  • To introduce the student to statistical techniques that can be used to analyze causality and correlation relationships between research variables
  • To train students in research report/dissertation writing and dissertation writing skills

3.0 Programme learning outcomes

Upon completing the MIT programme, a student should be able to:

  • Plan, draft, revise, and edit articles for publication in scholarly journals
  • Differentiate basic computing concepts and their applicability.
  • Apply management skills in investing and utilization of technology in organizations
  • Guide institutions in establishing suitable IT business strategies.
  • Describe protocols, Services and utilities of various layers that allow programmers to access the Internet and allow communication to take place.
  • Present and organize the research results and finding in an appropriate format/way
  • Plan specific IT audits to ensure that IT and business systems are protected and controlled
  • Design, implement and review ICT policies and contracts
  • Apply statistical methods and techniques in his/her research data analyses
  • Write a good research project report/dissertation basing on the research methodology theories and research writing skills imparted.

4.0 Program Structure

year one

semester one
course code Module Name
MIT 710 Academic Writing and Publication skills
MIT 711 Management Information System
MIT 712 Emerging Issues in IT
MIT 713 Information Technology Strategy and Policy aspects
MBA 710 Management Theory & Practice
semester two
course code Module Name
MIT 720 Advanced Database Systems
MIT 721 Computer Networks &Telecommunications
MIT 722 Managing Information Technology Projects
MIT 723 Web Application engineering
RSC 002 Research Methodology

year two

semester one
course code Module Name
MIT 811 Computer Applications in Research
MIT 812 Information Technology Ethics and Legal Aspects
MIT 813 Network and Security Management
MIT 814 IBusiness Analysis & Systems Development
MIT 815 Information Technology Audit
MIT 816 Data Resource Management
MIT 817 Web based Technologies
MIT 818 Distributed Systems Technologies
MIT 819 Advanced Business Data Communication
semester two
course code Module Name
MIT 820 Research Report/Dissertation