Masters in Information Technology is an intensive, practically oriented taught postgraduate programme which will equip participants with advanced IT skills. This distinctive programme allows graduates without IT qualifications the chance to enter the business computing profession. At the completion of this programme, participants would understand IT from a business perspective, be able to create a systems view of business system development, as well as being able to implement systems
Modules and courses
Mode of course delivery
The programme is offered through distance education, a learning oriented system allowing greater flexibility in learning while students continue with their regular professional work. The programme is offered in a mixed mode format. The approach uses print and electronic media in order to be responsive to the needs of the learner and also maximize the use of technology in course delivery.
At the heart of the programme is excellent online learning materials developed by capable and competent resource persons from KNUST and other recognized institutions.
Academic Support Systems/Services
Limited face-to-face facilitated sessions are provided at all the Learning Centres. These sessions are supported by print and electronic materials, and local learning facilitators who also support and direct students as they work through the resources provided.
The Centres provide learning support to students living in different parts of the country, thus reducing travel expenses.
Head of department
Dr. Frimpong Twum
An applicant must satisfy either requirement (a) or (b) to be admitted into the programme.
Candidates must have one of the following:
- A first degree with at least second class Lower from an accredited University or University College in any of the following areas: Computer Science, Information Technology, Information Communication Technology, Business Information Technology, Mathematics, Engineering, Social Science with a strong background in Mathematics.
- Candidates who are already holders of MSc in Information Technology; Information and Communication Technology; Computer Science and Computer Engineering with at least Second Class (Upper division) can also apply for an MPhil. Such students after successfully passing an interview will be admitted to do one year intensive research for MPhil in Information Technology degree.
Applicants will be interviewed after passing the Entrance Exams for final selection.
Successful applicants with weak Computer Science background, especially in programming may be required to take extra courses as may be deemed necessary by the Department.
All students will initially be admitted into the programme as MSc students. After the taught courses, students who obtain a Cumulative Weighted Average of at least 65.00 may request to change to MPhil for a one year research work and six months of research work for MSc students.