The Master of Science in Information Technology (MIT) programme is a ZCAS University (ZCAS – U) programme which is offered and administered by ZCAS. Students will register at ZCAS and the teaching and examination of the programme will also take place at ZCAS. In administering the programme, ZCAS will observe the ZCAS – U quality assurance standards including the appointment of qualified lecturers to teach the courses.
The embracement of ICTs the world over have been seen to be an engine of developmental growth leading to economic growth in many countries. In Zambia, ICTs have not been embraced at a fast enough rate to lead to obvious economic growth. This has in part been attributed to the lack of well trained personnel in the ICT field. Personnel with advanced skills in ICTs have particularly been few, thus having little impact on the sector.
To qualify for admission to the Master of Science in Information Technology (MIT) programme an applicants must hold an undergraduate degree in an ICT related field or a holder of a post graduate qualification in an ICT or Business or Engineering related field from a recognised university or other approved institutions.
- ICT graduates who hold an undergraduate degree in an ICT related field;
- holders of approved post graduate degree in an ICT related field; and
- holders of other degrees who wish to convert to the IT discipline.
DURATION OF STUDY
The programme runs for one year six months on part time and distance education and not more than two years academic years in case of any eventualities or unforeseen circumstances.
Table 1 MSc Information Technology Courses
|Semester 1||Semester 2|
|Course Code||Course Title||Course
|MIT 111||Research Methods||MIT 112||Business Analysis and Reporting|
|MIT 121||Cloud Computing||MIT 122||Computer Security|
|MIT 131||IT and the Environment||MIT 132||Business Intelligence and Data Mining|
|MIT 141||Strategic Planning and Management||MIT 142||Project Management|
MIT 211 Masters Project