Master of Information Systems (MIS)

The Master of Information Systems (MIS) degree programme offers a course of study leading to the Master of Information Systems (MIS) by focusing on areas such as information management, strategic management, business information systems, systems modeling and information systems technology issues. The programme is designed to give students a thorough knowledge of the field and to provide an enduring foundation for future professional growth. The programme blends theory and practice into a learning experience that develops skills applicable to complex real-world problems.

The objectives of the Master of Information Systems Degree Programme are:

  1. To build human resource capacity in information systems discipline;
  2. To develop all round graduates in information systems at an advanced level;
  3. To develop professionals with theoretical and practical skills in the ICT sector;
  4. To contribute towards a pool of highly qualified candidates for PhD training in Information Systems; and
  5. To provide an opportunity for training in Information Systems at Master's level.

Admission Requirements

To qualify for admission, a candidate must fulfill the general Uganda Technology And Management University entry requirements for master's degrees, and in addition the candidate must be a holder of either;

  1. A Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems or Computer Science or Software Engineering or Information Technology or Computer Engineering or any other Postgraduate Diploma in ICT from a recognized Institution; or
  2. At least second lower Bachelor's degree in Information Systems or Computer Science or Software engineering or Information Technology or Computer Engineering from a recognized Institution; or its equivalent.
  3. At least any second lower Bachelor's degree with evidence of having taken foundation course in Information Systems from a recognized Institution.

Holders of at least second class Postgraduate Diploma in Information Systems may transfer their credits and join year two semester one of the Master of Information Systems.

Tuition Fees
Tuition fees payable by the students will enable the University sustain the programme. The students both nationals and international students) will pay tuition fees totaling to three million six hundred thousand shillings (UGX 3,600,000) per annum.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE MATRIX

Course Outline
The curriculum includes a set of prerequisite core courses in IS which are offered in the first semester. This provides a foundation for core competences across the entire IS field for MIS graduates.
Code Name LH PH TH CH CU
Semester I ( 5 Cores)
CS 511 Information Security 45 - - 45 3
IT 503   IT Strategic Planning & Management     Management 45 - - 45 3  
IS 508 Project     &     Organization     Change  Management 45 - - 45 3
  TM 500 Research Methods 30 - 30 45 3
IS 511 Data Warehousing 30 30 - 45 3
Semester Load 15
Year I Semester II
CORE (5 Courses)
IS 507 Advanced Database Systems 45 - 30 60 4
IS 501 Systems Analysis & Design 30 30 - 45 3
IS 509 Data Communication & Networking 45 - - 45 3
IS 502 Modeling & Simulation 15 - 90 60 4
IT 501 Electronic Commerce Technologies 45 - - 45 3
Semester load 17
YEAR II SEMESTER I (3 cores)
IS 600 Geographic   Information   Systems   & Remote Sensing
Remote Sensing
30 30 - 45 3
TM 602 Legal & Ethical Issues 30 30 - 45 3
TM 600 Research Methodology Seminars 30 - 30 45 3
TM 601 Dissertation    - - - - -
ELECTIVES (1 course)
IT 605 Enterprise Architecture 30 30 - 45 3
IT 601 Multimedia & Emerging Technologies 30 30 - 45 3
Semester Load 12
Year II Semester II (2 cores)
TM 601 Dissertation    150 - - 75 5
ME 505 Consultancy Skills Development 30 - 30 45 3
 ELECTIVES (1 course)
IS 605 Business Process Modeling &  Analysis 30 30 - 45 3
IT 604 XML & Web Services 30 30 - 45 3
Semester Load 11
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