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Master of Science in Information Technology Management (MSITM)

Programme Summary

Programme Summary Course Name: Master of Science in Information Technology Management
Course Initials:  MSITM Duration:  Minimum 18 months Total Units:  18 Mode of Deliverence: Blended Mode  

Programmes Informations

The minimum qualifications for the Master of Science in Information Technology Management shall be a Bachelor degree in all fields related to Information Technology Management subjects.

(a) For admission to the Master of Science in Information Technology Management degree of The Open University of Tanzania, a candidate shall either hold a BSc ICT or BSc in Data Management degree of The Open University of Tanzania or a qualification from an approved institution of higher learning, deemed to be equivalent to a degree of The Open University of Tanzania of not less than GPA of 2.7.

(b) Candidates with PASS division will also be considered for admission if:
(i) Their undergraduate performance in Information Technology Management related subjects was a B grade average or above; and
(ii)   They have satisfied the ICT department and the faculty in general that they have exhibited academic potential through extensive field work, subsequent research experience and/or additional training in the field of Information Technology Management.

(c) Candidates who hold unclassified degrees should have a credit or, a distinction in the subjects related to Information Technology Management.

(d) Candidates from all fields related to BSc in IT Management, BSc in Computer Science, BSc in Computer Engineering or BSc in Electronics including but not limited to Informatics, Microelectronic Engineering, ICT, Applied IT, Telecommunication, Aerospace, Space Technologies, Satellite Communications,  Networks, Multimedia,  Digital Arts,  Internet Science and Technology, Software Engineering, IS Management, Computing in Intelligent Systems, Computer Games Development, Multimedia Technology and Media Informatics, Cyber Security, Geo-informatics, Data Science, Data Management, Information Sciences and Engineering, Big Data, Business Analytics, Digital Forensics, Applied Cloud Technology, Internet of Things and  Mobile Application Development.

(e) Candidates with PASS or higher division in the Bachelor programmes in the fields of Science, Business and Arts subjects including Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Economics, Finance, Management, Commerce, Accounting, Marketing and Business Administration

The Master of Science in Information Technology Management is a mixed mode programme and consists of taught courses and dissertation. The programme consists of a total of 18 units. Candidates must complete and pass 6 core courses with a total of 12 Units and a Dissertation with 6 units. The dissertation is compulsory to all candidates.

Dissertation will take nine months and will include proposal presentation, defense and other procedures as regulated by the DPGS.

CORE COURSES

COURSE TITLE

CODE

Units

TCU CREDITS

Scientific Research Methods

OCS 601

1

10

IT Entrepreneurship and Management

OIM 601

1

10

IT Security Planning and Management

OIM 602

2

20

IT Strategic Management, Communications and Leadership

OIM 603

2

20

Legal and Ethical Aspects of Computing

OIM 604

2

20

Management Information Systems

OCS 607

2

20

Dissertation

OCS 610

6

60

ELECTIVE COURSES (Choose 1)

COURSE TITLE

CODE

Units

TCU CREDITS

Networks and Smart  Computing

OIM 605

2

20

Data and Knowledge Management

OIM 606

2

20

S/N

ITEM

LOCAL
(TSH)

Fee for EAC/SADC(USD)

Fee for Non EAC/SADC(USD)

1

Examination fees paid annually

20,000 per examination paper except ODEX which is 30,000 per paper

20 USD per examination paper except ODEX which is 30 USD per paper

20 USD per examination paper except ODEX which is 30 USD per paper

2

Students Organization fee paid annually

20,000

40

60

3

Students ID Card

20,000

20

20

4

Quality Assurance fee paid annually

20,000

20

40

5

Registration Fee

50,000

100

100

6

Plagiarism fee

20,000

20

20

7

Tuition Fee

TShs. 250,000/= per unit; hence, TShs. 4.5m for a total of 18 units.

210 USD per unit; hence, 3,780 USD for a total of 18 units.

350 USD per unit; hence, 6,300 USD for a total of 18 units.

Head of Department of Information and Communication Technologies

Contact: Mobile 0679950442, email hod.ict@out.ac.tz

Upon successful completion of the programme it is expected that a candidate shall have acquired the following competences;

  1. Develop a deeper knowledge in computer science/IT that is both conceptual and empirical based
  2. Enhance their awareness of the growing importance of computer science/IT solutions and innovations to the problems/opportunities in our society, nation and the world at large
  3. Develop capacity to apply critical and analytical skills in understanding and applying in our context from small to complex problems of computer science/IT industry
  4. Gain a comprehensive understanding and be able to communicate, prepare sound reports and carry out computer science/IT related research at minimum guidance
  5. Develop skills, values and knowledge to create end to end secure information systems to support the core business and/or an ecosystem of solutions that are interoperable or inter-dependent
  6. Develop the capacity on the appropriate knowledge, values and skills that support the life-long learning and sustainable development in relation to computer science/IT industry in the country and beyond.

Coursework (Assignment/Practicals/Term Paper/Timed Test) carrying 30%

Final Examination carrying 70%