Master of Science in Information Technology


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Course Overview

The Master of Science in Information Technology is designed for current and aspiring professionals in charge of developing, implementing, operating, and managing information systems in a variety of organizations. Students in this program will gain a broad technical understanding of current and emerging technologies in the industry, a familiarity with systems engineering concepts, and a solid foundation in net-centric computing. They will also have a firm grasp of current and future effects of the convergence of the telecommunications, media, and information technology sectors. Download Course Catalog.

Program Structure:

Course Code First Semester Courses Credit
ITECH 801 Communication Skills 5
ITECH 802 C++ and Data Structure 5
ITECH 803 Visual Programming 5
ITECH 804 Database Management Systems 5
ITECH 805 Programming in C 5
ITECH 806 Cloud Computing 5
Course Code Second Semester Courses Credit
ITECH 811 Operating Systems 5
ITECH 812 Programming in Java 5
ITECH 813 Software Metrics 5
ITECH 814 Web Technology 5
ITECH 815 Multimedia Systems 5
ITECH 816 Design and Analysis of Algorithms 5
Course Code Third Semester Courses Credit
ITECH 821 Network Programming using UNIX 5
ITECH 822 Object Oriented Analysis and Design 5
ITECH 823 Internetworking Technologies 5
ITECH 824 Software Engineering and Management 5
ITECH 825 Data Warehousing 5
ITECH 826 Pervasive Computing 5
Course Code Fourth Semester Courses Credit
ITECH 831 Multimedia Computing 4
ITECH 832 Software for Embedded Systems 4
ITECH 833 Network Security 4
ITECH 834 Embedded System Design 4
ITECH 835 Data Mining 4
ENT 836 Entrepreneurship 5
ITECH 837 Master Thesis 5


Career Opportunities

Individuals who have measurable information technology management experience as well as
graduate degrees may advance to one of the following executive-level roles:

Project Manager

Project managers plan, budget and oversee information technology projects. They coordinate employees while communicating with clients and consultants. Such professionals might also utilize their strategic management skills to ensure project success and optimize outcomes.

Information Technology Manager

An information technology manager or director oversees the computing assets of businesses. This includes managing personnel, such as programmers and developers. These professionals must also have the knowledge required to oversee the maintenance of technological equipment and components. Sometimes, information technology directors and managers are referred to as technical services managers.

Chief Technology Officer

The chief technology officer (CTO) is responsible for technical planning within an organization. It is his or her responsibility to identify and evaluate the best computing solutions for their companies’ needs. These individuals must develop strategies for implementing new technologies and work with management in an effort to bring plans to fruition.

Chief Information Officer

Chief information officers (CIO) are top-level executives involved in their company’s overall strategic planning. In addition to representing technology departments, CIOs must be familiar with administrative processes, such as hiring, budgeting, and management. The CIO serves as the technical visionary of a business. He or she is responsible for keeping entire companies competitive through the effective applications of technology.


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