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Master of Advanced IT (MAIT)


In response to the needs of today’s IT professional to enhance their skills and knowledge, the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (FCSIT) is offering a Masters of Advanced IT (MAIT) Program. The objectives of this program are: 


:: To equip students with advance knowledge in the area of Information Technology; and

:: To produce higher caliber IT graduates who are key players in the global arena. 


The Program is offered on a full-time and part-time basis through a combination of courses and project. The Program is open to candidates from the IT industry who wants to tailor their post-graduate studies according to their needs or that of their employers. MAIT courses provide the candidates with a wide and in-depth knowledge of the areas of information technology and its state-of-the-art applications.


Program will be offered at our UNIMAS Campus. Candidates must complete the following modules:


1.     Four Core Courses, totaling 16 credits

2.     Four Specialisation Courses, totaling 16 credits

3.     Two Research Courses, totaling 4 credits

4.     An Advanced Project


This program has been awarded the MSC Status Certificate in November 2003 and approved by JPA (KP.S(PT) 7010/4/Jld.XVI/(81))


  Table 1: List of course/module offered in MAIT (Full Time and Part time)  


Name and Code of Course/Module

(Full Time)

Name and Code of Course/


(Part Time)

Year 1/ Sem 1

TMC6014 Decision Support Systems


TMC6034 Information Infrastructures 


TMC6054 Object OrientedApplication Development


TMP6012 Seminar Series

TMC6014 Decision SupportSystems


TMC6034 InformationInfrastructures

Year 1/ Sem 2

TMC6094 MultimediaCommunications


TMP6032 ResearchMethodology

Elective 1

Elective 2

TMC6054Object OrientedApplicationDevelopment


TMC6094Multimedia Communications

Year 1/ Sem 3

Elective 3

Elective 4

TMP6056 Advanced Project

TMP6032 Research Methodology

Year 2/ Sem 1

TMP6056 Advanced Project

Elective 1

Elective 2

TMP6012 Seminar Series

TMP6056 Advanced Project

Year 2/ Sem 2

Full time student complete study

Elective 3

Elective 4

TMP6012 Seminar Series

TMP6056 Advanced Project


Core Modules  

Decision Support Systems

Provides an overview of decision support system fundamentals: how people make decisions, how systems work, where models fit into the DSS picture, benefits of DSS, and ways to classify them. It covers technical and non-technical DSS development issues. This includes hardware and software technologies, implementation and some ethical issues, the major kinds of models that are useful for decision support, optimization, group decision support systems, and expert systems. Data warehousing and its database will also be introduced and their contents and implementation analysis will be presented too.


Multimedia Communications

Covers the issues related to multimedia elements, the principles of communication and the requirements to ensure better communication of these elements. Communication issues will be covered where issues such as the notion of Quality of Service and performance guarantees for multimedia traffic will be discussed. Standards and protocols to assist multimedia data transfer will be discussed as well. Students would be able to discuss on the existing multimedia applications in networks.


Object Oriented Application Development

Focuses on advanced design and implementation of high quality software with obejct-oriented technology. It covers the entire software construction process from conceptualisation to deployment. Key topics covered in this course include applying UML in object oriented (OO) methodology, constructing software models by using UML support tools (e.g., Rational Rose), and the application of OO programming. These concepts and principles will enable the students to thinks about solutions to computational problems in OO manner, capture reusable, extensible, efficient and maintainable software, resulting in the construction of high quality software.


Information Infrastructure

Covers an in depth on network infrastructure and design, communication protocols and an introduction to high-speed network. Network infrastructure and design module concentrates on the implementation of a Local Area Network (LAN) especially in IP address classification. Communication protocols focuses on providing a comprehensive understanding on the protocols that forms the communication environment.


Specialization Modules 

The Elective modules cover emerging areas that are much sought by the industry. These modules are specially designed to produce skilled and competent knowledge workforce to meet the demands of a global environment. They include:


1.     Quantitative Methods

2.     Computational Linguistic

3.     Advanced Software Engineering

4.     Mobile Computing

5.     Image Processing & Analysis


Research Modules 

1.     Research Methodology

2.     Seminar Series 


Full time : 18 - 36 months

Part time : 24 - 48 months