Executive Master in Information Technology
The Masters degree in Information Technology will appeal to graduates who hold a primary degree in Computer Science or related course in computing and who wish to upgrade their qualification to Masters’ level. Our degree will also appeal to graduates with other science or engineering backgrounds who wish to work in the IT industry. The course is offered on a part-time basis leading to a diploma certificate or Masters Degree in IT.
This opportunity will appeal to students currently in employment as well as those who wish to progress after their primary degree program from AUN or other accredited University. It is a block-release course over three summer terms spanning 18 – 36 months for those interested in diploma or Masters Degree option. The course consists of a taught component and a project work relevant to the students’ industrial preferences or his/her choice of concentration.
Candidates for the Diploma certificate in IT are expected to satisfactorily complete the listed modules and attain the grade point average (CGPA) of 2.0 or better.
To proceed to the Masters degree program, students will be required to complete the listed modules and also attain minimum CGPA points of 3.0 on a scale of 4.0. In addition, candidates will also be expected to submit a dissertation based on practical research work completed by December of the second year, but no later than summer of the third year.
The Masters in Information Technology is designed to produce graduates with in-depth skills in contemporary computer systems and management. Prospective careers for such graduates include designing computer infrastructures, systems (hardware and software) management, planning, and research. Being an independent IT consultant is also a direct possibility.
The course is modeled to facilitate a rewarding IT career in the banking, oil & gas, industrial, telecommunications and Government establishments.
Program of Study
The general course component of the masters’ degree course in IT is a three-year, part-time, taught postgraduate program. It consists of ten taught modules and a major project during the third year for those proceeding to the Masters Degree program. Each taught module is worth 1, 2 or 3 credit points and the final dissertation is worth 6 credit points. Each credit point is worth 15 hours of lecture time. The course runs over three years during the summer terms. Taught material is presented by certified instructors from AUN and top American and European Universities. For those proceeding to the Masters degree, the final year project must be completed by the end of the third academic year. In the first year of study, students will study five modules over a 5-week period and one week for exams. Lectures are delivered as block-release modules starting at 8:00am and ending at 5:00pm Monday through Friday (breaks inclusive). The same regime holds on the second summer. Students proceeding to the Masters program shall be required to conduct a significant research work in their final year project/dissertation in their selected areas of concentration as part of the condition for the award of AUN Masters degree in IT. Student would be required to defend the Masters dissertation before the award of the degree.
The fee for the IT program per year is N750,000.00.
The principal entry requirement for Higher Degree Courses in the School of Information Technology & Computing is a minimum of second class lower division degree or equivalent. Candidates with Higher National Diploma (HND) and substantial industry experience may be considered. An interview may be part of the admission process. Master’s degree is required to enroll in a PhD in IS/IT; and the School of IT & Computing’s PhD comprehensive examination given, after the taught compulsory graduate courses must be passed in order to progress to continue PhD research.
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