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Master of Science

Information Technology (MSc IT) FIT_MSc IT brochure A5.indd 1

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The Course

The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSc IT) is a programme designed to meet the needs of the market for expertise in Information Technology (IT). It is designed to meet the increasing demand in the workplace for IT professionals with a broad and sound knowledge of both technical and managerial skills.

Careers Students are prepared to work as information management personnel, system designers and developers, senior level managers in IT, academics in IT, etc.The programme opens the way for candidates who may wish to develop further their knowledge in IT through research, with the intention of progressing to doctoral levels.

Learning Facilities

The Curriculum Consists of eight core (methodological & analytical units, and five required (leadership) units that must be taken and passed by all students, irrespective of their chosen area of specialisation. All candidates must take and pass five specialisation course units in their chosen areas. Areas of Specialisation • Software Engineering • Information Systems Management • Artificial Intelligence • Systems Security and Audit • Networking and Communications

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E-Learning Strathmore University is a pioneer in the use of ICT. Our e-learning system enables students to view the coursework material that lecturers have posted, submit their finished assignments, update their calendars, interact and chat with fellow students, participate in various fora and communicate with their lecturer. Students have access to numerous computer laboratories, unlimited Internet, a wide range of software and e-mail. A wireless network enables students with laptops access to the network from various locations around the campus. Library The library complex and reading room are spacious, with an atmosphere that is highly conducive to private study and research.

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Education Financing To help you manage your education financing, Strathmore has partnered with Commercial Bank of Africa and the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation to offer low-interest loans to students pursuing degrees and diplomas at the University. Students can also get loans from the Higher Education Loans Board (HELB).

The wide range of material contributes to the university’s excellent academic performance.The library system is available online.

Entry

Requirements (a) The following are eligible for admission into the Master of Science (IT) programme: (i) Holders of First Class or Upper Second Class Honours degrees in a Computer Science or IT discipline from recognised universities; or (ii) Holders of other related qualifications from recognised universities, considered by the Academic Council as equivalent to a First Class or Upper Second Class degree in Computer Science or IT discipline; or (iii) Holders of Lower Second Class degrees plus Postgraduate Diplomas or Certificates, in computer science or IT. (iv) Holders of a first degree in IT with at least two year’s working experience in a business or research environment.

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(b) In addition to meeting the above admission criteria, (i) Will normally have at least two year’s working experience in a business or research environment; and (ii) Will be required to attend and pass an oral interview and a Graduate Entrance Examination (GEE). (iii) Will be required to present two reference letters from academic referees. Exemptions Exemptions and Credit transfers will be granted at the discretion of the Academic Council and will be no more that 50% of the total course loading. Semester • 1st Semester: May - August • 2nd Semester: September - December • 3rd Semester: January - April Interview Tuesdays and Thursdays 8.00am Required: 3 passport size photos; original and copies of certificates; KShs 1000 interview fees

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At Strathmore University, we are open to everyone, as felt in our warm family atmosphere and the simplicity and confidence with which we engage one another. We encourage open, lively and responsible interaction based on the respect for the freedom and opinion of others. Our culture and reputation for outstanding excellence has deep roots. We are driven by the desire to enable you recognise the dignity and worth of self and of others and to make that fact propel you to achieve the greatest possible excellence in what you do and to do it for the service of others. Strathmore University is for those seeking to be that peerless professional, revolutionary entrepreneur, inspirational manager or exemplary leader who wants to make an impact and transform our society.

How to reach us The University is located on Ole Sangale Road (off Langata Road) accessible by private means or public transport from the Central Bus Station with signboard 14A – Strathmore. For more details contact: Admissions Office, Strathmore University PO Box 59857-00200 City Square, Nairobi, Kenya Tel (020) 6006155 Mobile 0733 618135, 0722 205428 Fax (020) 6007498 Email admissions@strathmore.edu www.strathmore.edu

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Master of Science in Information Technology