Information Technology (IT)-enabled disruption has now become the new normal. The rapidly changing business and technology landscape is mandating a new set of Information Technology (IT) skills and knowledge for professionals. Singapore is transforming into a Smart Nation, whereby local and global enterprises need a new breed of talented and competent IT professionals to champion, plan, and execute transformational changes in their organisations. This entails constant digital innovation for organisations to maintain their competitiveness and ensure their survival.
The Master of Computing (Information Systems specialisation), in short MComp IS, is specifically designed to prepare you to become the next generation of business and technology leaders who will tackle these challenges head on. It is designed to enhance and update your knowledge and skills by providing you with deep knowledge in key information systems areas, as well as valuable hands-on experiences. The MComp IS degree offers an ideal opportunity for IT professionals to gain advanced knowledge on IT-enabled digital transformation and innovation. A primary objective of the specialisation is to serve as a pathway for IT professionals to transition from software engineer and software developer related roles to IT management and leadership positions. If you are interested in championing innovative yet feasible IT solutions, the MComp IS is just right for you.
The MComp IS programme is distinctive in its strong and holistic emphasis on four key pillars, namely enterprise IT management and transformation, enterprise IT innovation and design, analytics and intelligent systems, and digital entrepreneurship. All modules are taught by leading experts in the field and will offer both state-of-the-art conceptual frameworks to make sense of the complex world of IT-enabled innovation and disruption, as well as the latest practical tools and techniques for hands-on application to real-world problems. The program also offers a research-oriented option where you can work with our world-renowned professors on cutting-edge research projects if you so desire.
What You Could be
Structure of Programme
Students admitted to the Master of Computing IS program need to pass 40 modular credits, and are given the flexibility to complete their program by selecting one of the three options below:
Students need to pass ten modules (40 modular credits), with at least five modules (20 modular credits) selected from their specialisation. The remaining five non-specialisation modules (20 modular credits) can be chosen from level 4000 to 6000 modules offered by the School of Computing.
For their required ten modules, students are allowed a maximum of two level 4000 modules and two modules (must be at least level 5000) from other faculties.
IS Project Option
The project option provides students the experience of working on a major computing project on individual basis. It aims to provide students with significant practical and/or research experiences in the computing field. Students who choose the project option will need to complete eight modules (32 modular credits), with at least four modules (16 modular credits) from the area of specialisation. For the eight modules, students are allowed at most two level 4000 modules (8 modular credits).
IS Dissertation Option
The dissertation option gives individual students the opportunity for independent study and research in the area of their selected specialisation. The dissertation is equivalent to four modules (16 modular credits). Students who choose to take the dissertation option will need to complete six modules (24 modular credits) with at least three modules (12 modular credits) from the area of specialisation. For the six modules, students are allowed at most two level 4000 modules (8 modular credits).
Both the IS project and dissertation will be carried out under the supervision of an academic staff, and the topic/area will be selected in consultation with the supervisor in that area of expertise.
Modules Offered in the Specialisation
The details of the pool of modules available are listed in Annex A (IS).
Duration of Programme
The normal candidature periods for full-time and part-time students are 1.5 years and 2.5 years respectively. The maximum candidature is 3 years. Students who are admitted from AY2019/2020 onwards are required to pay full unsubsidised tuition fees for their extended semesters if they complete their programme beyond their normal candidature period.
Details can be found here.
The maximum and minimum workload for part-time candidates per semester are 12 and 4 modular credits respectively. Candidates who are on full-time candidature can have a maximum and minimum workload of 20 and 12 modular credits respectively per semester.
The Master of Computing programme uses the Cumulative Average Point (CAP) as a criterion for continuation and graduation. The University sets the minimum standards and specific programmes may implement stricter or additional requirements. For more information on the University’s continuation requirements and duration of the programme, please refer to http://www.nus.edu.sg/registrar/academic-information-policies/graduate/graduate-continuation-and-graduation-requirements.
In order to graduate from the MComp programme, students are required to fulfil the programme and specialisation requirements, as well as achieve a minimum final CAP of 3.0.