The Master of Science in Information Technology (MSc.IT) programme at Strathmore University is designed to meet the needs of the market for expertise in Information Technology (IT).
The programme as offered at Strathmore University is intended to address the increasing demand in the work-place for IT professionals with a broad and sound knowledge of both technical and managerial skills.
The Master of Science in Information Technology course at Strathmore is structured to focus on issues surrounding the development, implementation and management of information systems.
Course units focusing on applied computer skills are emphasized to address the needs of students from various backgrounds who wish to build careers in the field of information technology. The course also offers leadership and management skills preparing students to take up leadership roles in the IT industry.
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 and further their knowledge in IT through research, with the intention of progressing to doctoral levels.
Why study MSc. IT?
The target group is university graduates who have attained the minimum qualifications and have an interest in advancing their career in Information Technology or wish to add value to their professions through the new technologies in IT. Specifically, the programme is open to:
The MSc.IT Programme at Strathmore University is set to help students progressing from undergraduate degree course appreciate higher level concepts in information technology and be able to take up managerial positions in the industry.
The MSc.IT Programme aims to achieve the following objectives:
The following are eligible for admission into the Master of Science in Information Technology (MSc. IT) programme at Strathmore University:
In addition to meeting the above admission criteria, applicants:
Exemptions and Credit transfers will be granted at the discretion of the Academic Council and will be no more than 50% of the total course loading.
Interviews and Entrance Examinations
Interviews are conducted every Wednesday and Friday from 2pm. Applicants are required to come with the following items:
The MSc. IT programme at Strathmore University is based on coursework, examinations, and a project and consists of twenty two (22) units divided into eight (8) core (methodological & analytical) units, five (5)required (leadership) units, five (5) specialisation course units and a project/dissertation equivalent to four course units.
MSc. IT at Strathmore University runs for a period of two academic years, divided into six semesters (on a part-time basis) of sixteen (16) weeks each.
Areas of Specialization
The MSc. IT Curriculum provides for the following areas of specialization:
Programme Start Dates
The programme starts in May every year.