The objectives of this program are to develop and produce graduates with an in-depth understanding of theoretical and practical aspects of informatics and of their inter-relationships; to produce graduates who are equipped with knowledge and skill in scientific, engineering and advance analysis of ICT which can be applied in jobs across various fields/sectors especially in business, technopreneurship and biomedical sectors; and to produce more ICT power users in various industrial fields such as biomedical, healthcare, marketing, business and others.
Candidates are required to complete 44 units in order to graduate.
Core Courses (12 Units) (Code: T)
Candidates are required to take the following courses:
• Applied Informatics
• Informatics Project Management
• Informatics Research Methods
Elective Courses (24 Units) (Code: E)
Focus Area Electives = 8 units
Choose two (2) elective courses from one of the following Focus Areas (the first course is compulsory to be taken for the chosen Focus Area).
List of Focus Areas
• Business Engineering with ERP Solutions
• Business Organisation & Environments
• Business Intelligence & Data Mining
• Healthcare Information Systems
• Bioinformatics Computing
• Consumer Health Informatics
• Technopreneurship & Business Development
• Financial Planning & Management
Other Electives = 16 units
Choose four (4) other courses from the remaining courses of the chosen Focus Area or courses from other Focus Areas.
Informatics Project (8 Units) (Code: T)
Students are required to choose a suitable research topic in the area of informatics, especially in areas related to the chosen focus area. Students are also encouraged to incorporate elements of social and sustainable informatics. Students are expected to carry out an extensive literature review and eventually carry out the research under the supervision of a lecturer. Students are advised to plan early and consult prospective supervisors for the topics that are suitable for their research projects.
Expertise available in the following School:
School of Computer Sciences
Applicants should possess the following:
- Applicants should possess a bachelor's degree in any field, with a minimum CGPA of 2.75 and above, or equivalent, from a recognized university.
- Priority will be given to applicants who have working experience of at least 3 years in areas related to ICT.
- Degrees awarded by local private institutions of higher learning, including those awarded under any collaborative/franchising schemes with local or foreign partners must be accredited by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA).
a) CGPA of 2.5 - 2.74/4.00 with
- Research experience – 1 year; OR,
- Professional experience in related field- 1 year; OR,
- Two (2) academic publications (journals, not proceeding(s) in related field; OR,
- Grade B for major/ elective courses; OR,
- Grade B+ for final year project;
b) CGPA of 2.00 - 2.49/4.00 with
- Research experience - 5 years or professional experience in related field - 5 years, AND
- Two (2) academic publications (journal, not proceeding(s) in related field; OR,
- Grade B+ for major / elective courses; OR,
- Grade A- for final year project.
(Applicable for International Applicants Only)
- A minimum score of 80 in Internet- Based TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) or
- A minimum score of Band 6.0 in IELTS (International English Language Testing System)
- The applicants native language is English or National language
- Applicant graduated from institutions of higher learning which use English Language as the medium of instruction.
- English courses offered by British Council.
- Passed USM's Intensive English Course Level IV with minimum gred B.
- English courses offered by selected Public / Private Universities.
Full-time: Min 3 semesters / Max 6 semesters
February & September
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