Course outline

Master of Science (Information Technology) [M.Sc.I.T.] 

  • A research based course

'The Faculty of Information Science and Technology (FIST) is one of the major academic units in the university. The faculty is staffed by dedicated and supportive staff with relevant expertise and working experiences to support academic programs and to spearhead innovative and meaningful research at faculty and university levels. Three research centres, Centre for Information Security, Centre for Ubiquitous Computing and Communication, and Intelligent Cloud Computing have been set up to promote and coordinate research that is relevant to the faculty’s and university’s strategic interests. The faculty prepares students for future success, not only in our programs and majors, but also in other vendor-specific professional programs through Cisco Networking Academy, Microsoft IT Academy, Oracle Workforce Development Program, Novell Academic Training Partner, Linux Professional Institute and EC-Council. We’ve established strong partnerships and relationships with these industries that provide an engaged environment where students have the opportunity to take up these additional industrial certified courses to equip themselves with cutting edge competencies.'

- Cited from the message by Dean Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lau Siong Hoe, Multimedia University's Faculty of Information

 Breakdown of the course's learning fields:

  • Computer sciences
  • Information systems engineering
  • Software engineering and architecture multimedia systems
  • Data communication and networking
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Security technology
  • Bioinformatics & medical information technology
  • Image & video processing

Faculty

  • Faculty of Information Technology
  • Faculty of Information Science & Technology

Campus/Branch

  • Cyberjaya & Malacca, Malaysia

Tuition fees 

*Tuition fees varies between full time and part time, and they are shown in Malaysian Ringgit, and total cost for total amount of study years*

Full Time (Recommended Maximum Years: 3)

  • Local: RM 14,300
  • International: RM 25,220 

Part Time (Recommended Maximum Years: 5)

  • Local: RM 22,300
  • International: RM 34,720 

Minimum entry requirement

*The entry requirements are defined by case by case basis for this university*

The major requirement:

  • Majorly, a Bachelor’s degree with minimum CGPA of 2.75 or equivalent, in a Computer Science or Information Technology or relevant field from MMU or institutions recognised by Senate.

Alternatively, second case if CGPA lower than 2.75:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent with minimum CGPA of 2.50 in a Computer Science or Information Technology or relevant field from MMU or institutions recognised by Senate, and evidence of at least one (1) year relevant working or research experience, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment.

Alternatively, third case if CGPA lower than 2.50:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a Computer Science or Information Technology or relevant field from MMU or institutions recognised by Senate, can be accepted subject to a minimum of five (5) years working experience in relevant field.

English language requirement

In addition to the academic requirements, an applicant is also required to possess a sufficient level of English language proficiency by obtaining one of the following:

  • A minimum overall TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 80 (internet based).
  • A minimum IELTS (academic) overall band score of 6.0.
  • A credit in 1119 English Examination.
  • A minimum MUET overall band score of 4.
  • Any other qualification which is of equivalent level as determined by the Senate of the University.

All applicants must fulfil the English Language requirement in order to be admitted to the approved programme.

The English language requirement and English interview is waived for the candidates who are natives of and/or have completed their Bachelor’s or Master's degrees from countries that use English as the medium of instruction as well as the first language.

Application process

*Application process is unique for different institutions, please kindly visit their respective postgraduate website to ensure your application is handled well.*

Full Time (Recommended Maximum Years: 3)

  • Register and present at University for the whole period of candidature

Part Time (Recommended Maximum Years: 5)

  • Register and present at the University for at least 10 working days per year

Please visit: http://ips.mmu.edu.my/index.php?mod=53

Above attached link is the registration process required by Multimedia University. Please bare in mind that you will have to conduct the following procedures:

For local students, payment of RM 50 is required for the application.
For international students, payment of RM 280 is required for the application. 

The payments can be made via the following method to 'UNIVERSITI TELEKOM SDN BHD':

  • Cheque
  • Bank draft
  • Online transaction
  • Credit card only during office hours at the university's Finance Counter

Finally, attach the receipt with your application as a proof of payment done. 

International student matters

*Students are advised to research the campus available offered by Multimedia University, as each campus offered different courses.*

All international students are compulsory to apply for the approval of Student Pass and Visa. Without Visa Approval Letter (VAL), international students are denied entry to study in Malaysia. The process can be tedious. Therefore it is encourage to pay full attention to this international student matters.

Part One:

The application for VAL must be made through this university, kindly visit https://www.mmu.edu.my/admission/international-students/to apply for visa only for INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS. For more information about Malaysia' immigration laws, kindly visit http://www.imi.gov.my/index.php/en/.

  • Once application has been approved, the Immigration Department of Malaysia will issue a Visa Approval Letter (VAL) to the students concerned. The university will notify students once approval has been received. Students must provide complete address and contact number if they wish to receive the original VAL.

Part Two:

1. Entry Visa

​(Students who have been granted the visa approval letter must apply for an entry visa from the nearest Malaysian Embassy or Malaysian Consulate Office in their country before traveling to Malaysia. Without an entry visa, you will not be allowed to enter Malaysia.)

2. Immunization Certificate (Applicable to students from South America and Africa ONLY)

(They are required to possess a valid Immunization Certificate for Yellow Fever not less than ten (10) days before they enter Malaysia. Students will not be allowed to enter Malaysia without the valid immunization certificate.)

3. Arrival Notification

(Students must notify the University of their Arrival Details at least seven (7) working days before the traveling date to Malaysia. Arrival notification must be sent to visacyber@mmu.edu.my (Cyberjaya Campus) or visamelaka@mmu.edu.my (Melaka Campus). A representative from MMU will meet the students at the Airport.)

4. Changes in Arrival Details

(Please notify the authority at least 48 hours earlier (excluding weekend) if there are any changes in your arrival itinerary. Email or contact the authority.)

5. Confirm Accommodation Arrangement

(You must confirm your accommodation arrangement before traveling to Malaysia. Otherwise, you may have to stay at the nearest hotel while looking for an accommodation. You are required to liaise with the accommodation provider to confirm your arrangement.)

Additional Notes

  1. Fees are subjected to change, for international student may have to refer to latest exchange rates.
  2. Additional cost my incurred depending on situation (Accommodation, laboratories equipment/materials, etc.)
  3. Encourage to study and research laws in Malaysia, as a Muslim majority country, it is advisable for international students to understand our country's strict rules and culture. 
  4. English is used as a teaching medium and a widely spoken language in Malaysia, if the requirements are not stated in the university webpage, advisable to contact the university's authority for further information about English requirements or English Entry Requirements.
  5. For scholarship opportunities, please browse through our webpage postgradasia.com to find out local and international opportunities. Also may visit http://ips.mmu.edu.my/index.php?mod=1# to see offers provided by the university. 
  6. Encourage to visit https://www.mmu.edu.my for deeper and more information. 

Contact

Cyberjaya Campus 

Location: 

Multimedia University, Persiaran Multimedia, 63100 Cyberjaya, Selangor, Malaysia

Admission Office:

Tel: +603 - 8312 5803 / 5092

Fax: +603 - 8312 5080

Institute for Postgraduate Studies (IPS):

Tel: +603 - 8312 5326 / 5182

Fax: +603 - 8312 5300

Malacca Campus

Location: 

Multimedia University, Jalan Ayer Keroh Lama, 75450 Bukit Beruang, Melaka, Malaysia

Admission Office:

Tel: +606 -252 3442 / 3443

Fax: +606 - 231 8255

Institute for Postgraduate Studies (IPS):

Tel: +6 06-252 3564 / 3824

 

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