Graduate programs in Information Systems Technology and related fields

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  1. 1. 155 APPENDIX B: Graduate programs in Information Systems Technology and related fields
  2. 2. 156 Appendix B: Graduate Programs in Information Systems Technology and Related Fields Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments York University Schulich School of Specialization ―Operations Management and Information Systems General Concentration: Schulich’s program is a Business in Operations (formerly Management Science) at Schulich embraces 12.00 credits from among the following: traditional business program Management three distinct areas of study, all of which prepare which requires students to and graduates to help their organizations operate more MGMT 6700 3.00 Project Management complete a core business program Information efficiently and effectively. Specializations in this area MKTG 6050 3.00 Marketing Research - the completion of a Systems provide an understanding of operations and systems, the OMIS 6000 3.00 Models and Applications in Operational Specialization is optional, ability to deal with complex problems, and the Research introducing an area of study MBA management of information technology. Operations rather than providing a OMIS 6200 3.00 Quantitative Business Research and Analysis Management and Information Systems specialization comprehensive focus. OMIS 6350 3.00 Advanced Spreadsheet Modelling & http://mba.sch options are applicable to all sectors of the Canadian and Programming for Business ulich.yorku.ca/ global economies, including service industries, The Operations Management and ssb- manufacturing, resource industries, and public and OMIS 6500 3.00 Global Operations and Information Management Information Systems extra/mba.nsf nonprofit sector organizations. OMIS 6560 3.00 Supply Chain Management and E-Commerce Specialization course offerings OMIS 6700 3.00 Managing New Technology have little significant overlap with Schulich graduates specializing in Operations OMIS 6710 3.00 Management Information Systems the courses in the MAIST Management and Information Systems can follow a OMIS 6720 3.00 Systems Analysis and Design program. wide range of career paths, including systems analyst, OMIS 6730 3.00 Management Issues in Office Information logistics analyst, information systems manager, Systems Schulich’s MBA program places operations analyst and operations manager. Graduate OMIS 6740 3.00 E-Business Technology far more emphasis on the students with an Operations Management and OMIS 6770 3.00 Manufacturing and Operations Strategy organizational implications and Information Systems background will often augment OMIS 6953 3.00 Project in Operations Management management issues in IT than the their training with courses from other areas such as OMIS 6955 3.00 Service Operations Management proposed MAIST program, which finance and marketing.‖ SGMT 6800 3.00 Strategic Management of Technology-Based integrates organizational issues Firms with business needs and advanced Three areas of study within the Specialization: knowledge of current information Operations Management Specialization in Management Information Systems systems technologies and Management Information Systems 9.00 credits from the following: applications. Quantitative Analysis OMIS 6710 3.00 Management Information Systems OMIS 6720 3.00 Systems Analysis and Design OMIS 6730 3.00 Management Issues in Planning, Implementing and Operating IT Systems
  3. 3. 157 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments SGMT 6800 3.00 Strategic Management of Technology-Based Firms 3.00 credits from the following: MGMT 6700 3.00 Project Management OMIS 6500 3.00 Global Operations and Information Management OMIS 6700 3.00 Managing New Technology OMIS 6740 3.00 E-Business Technology OMIS 6350 3.00 Advanced Spreadsheet Modelling and Programming for Business Specialization in Operations Management 9.00 credits from the following: OMIS 6500 3.00 Global Operations and Information Management OMIS 6700 3.00 Managing New Technology OMIS 6770 3.00 Manufacturing and Operations Strategy OMIS 6955 3.00 Service Operations Management SGMT 6800 3.00 Strategic Management of Technology-Based Firms Faculty of Science Department of ―The Graduate Programme in Computer Science at York Thesis Option Admission to the program and Engineering Computer University provides a research intensive environment Five 3.00 credit courses and thesis requires an honours degree in Science and for the pursuit of the M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees. Our Computer Science or the Engineering faculty of 45 consists of a vital combination of junior Project Option equivalent, including a senior- and senior researchers, with expertise providing Seven 3.00 credit courses and project level course in the area of MSc in coverage of computer science that is both broad and theoretical computer science Computer deep. Particular areas of strength include, computer Graduate courses in three groups. Students must choose at least one course (which ITEC graduates may not Science vision, robotics, human computer interfaces, databases, from each group. have). networks and software engineering. Our students http://www.cse regularly present at major conferences, publish in top Theory of Computing and Scientific Computing .yorku.ca/grad/ journals and are successful in winning substantial COSC5101 3.0 Advanced Data Structures Computer Science and calendar.html# scholarships (e.g., NSERC, OGS, etc.). Our faculty and COSC5111 3.0 Automata, Computability and Complexity Information Technology are courses students maintain strong ties beyond our Department, COSC5290 3.0 Algorithms for Bioinformatics related but distinct academic including collaborations with major academic research COSC6111 3.0 Advanced Algorithm Design and Analysis disciplines. Graduate programs in institutions from around the world as well as local and COSC6112 3.0 Parallel Algorithms Computer Science are typically
  4. 4. 158 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments international industry. Further, several faculty and many COSC6113 3.0 Computability oriented towards research that students are active in York's own Centre For Vision COSC6114 3.0 Computational Geometry leads to advances in Research, one of the preeminent centres in the world for COSC6115 3.0 Computational Complexity computational technologies and the study of vision, spanning and integrating approaches COSC6116 3.0 Advanced Computational Complexity. fundamental theories. Although from computer science, psychophysics and COSC6117 3.0 Theory of Distributed Computing the MAIST program contains a neuroscience. We encourage you to browse the web COSC6118 3.0 Combinatorial Optimization number of technical courses pages of individual faculty to get a better sense of the which can be found in typical COSC6121 3.0 Advanced Data Structures and Algorithms quality and diversity of our research programmes.‖ Computer Science graduate COSC6211 3.0 Numerical Linear Algebra programs, it focuses on the COSC6212 3.0 Sparse Matrices Graduates with an honours degree in Computer Science configuration and the deployment or equivalent, with at least a B+ average in the last two COSC6221 3.0 Statistical Signal Processing Theory of information systems and the years of study, may be admitted as Candidates for the organizational implications of IT Masters program in Computer Science. In addition, Artificial Intelligence and Interactive Systems in a variety of settings. those admitted must have completed the equivalent of a COSC5311 3.0 Logic Programming senior-level course in the area of theoretical computer COSC5323 3.0 Computer Vision science. COSC5324 3.0 An Introduction to Robotics COSC5325 3.0 Signals & Systems COSC5326 3.0 Topics in Artificial Intelligence COSC5331 3.0 Introduction to Computer Graphics COSC5351A 3.0 Human-Computer Interaction COSC6323 3.0 Advanced Topics in Computer Vision COSC6324 3.0 From Control to Actuators COSC6325 3.0 Mobile Robot Motion Planning COSC6326 3.0 Principles of Human Perception and Performance in Human-Computer Interaction COSC6327 3.0 Multimedia Communications: Coding Standards and Networking COSC6328 3.0 Speech and Language Processing COSC6329 3.0 Advanced Human-Computer Interaction COSC6330 3.0 Computational Pragmatics COSC6331 3.0 Advanced Image Synthesis COSC6332 3.0 Statistical Visual Motion Analysis COSC6333 3.0 Multiple View Image Understanding COSC6334 3.0 Image Sensor Technology
  5. 5. 159 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments COSC6335 3.0 Topics in Virtual Reality Systems: Software and Hardware COSC5421 3.0 Operating System Design COSC5422 3.0 Performance Evaluation of Computer Systems COSC5423 3.0 Programming Language Design COSC5424 3.0 Language Processors OSC5431 3.0 Mobile Communications COSC5441 3.0 Real-Time Systems Theory COSC5442 3.0 Real-Time Systems Practice COSC6411 3.0 Programming Logic for Complex Systems COSC6412 3.0 Data Mining COSC6421 3.0 Advanced Database Systems COSC6422 3.0 Parallel and Distributed Computing COSC6423 3.0 Parallel Computing on Networks of Workstations COSC6431 3.0 Software Re-Engineering COSC6441 3.0 Methods for Large-Scale Software Development COSC6442 3.0 Object Oriented Software Construction COSC5501 3.0 Computer Architecture COSC6501 3.0 Introduction to Parallel Computer Architectures COSC6502 3.0 Computational Aspects of VLSI Canada Athabasca School of AU's MSc IS program accommodates a diversity of Program completion requirements for the MScIS are dependent on the In contrast to the proposed University Computing educational credentials and professional work student’s academic credentials and professional-level work experience. MAIST, this program and experience with information technologies. Foundation Minimum 24 credits (eight, three-credit courses or five, three-credit courses accommodates a diversity of Information courses are designed to remediate shortcomings in plus an integrative technology project)/ maximum 39 credits (13, three- educational and professional Systems students' credentials and experience. Core courses are credit courses or 10, three-credit courses plus an integrative technology backgrounds, with degree designed to advance students' knowledge and skills in project) requirements depending on MSc in the basics of information systems. The elective career students’ academic credentials Information track component allows students to choose either an Students with the appropriate combination of academic credentials and and work experience. Systems information sytems specialization or an integrative, professional-level work experience can expect to complete the program in course-based route to program completion. under three years of part-time study. Students requiring the full As a Distance Education program, http://www.ath complement of foundation and core courses may need up to four years of the delivery of the program is abascau.ca/cal Offered through Distance Education. part-time study to complete the program. The MSc IS degee must be substantially different from the
  6. 6. 160 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments endar/grad/inf completed within five academic years. MAIST: no classes are held; o_systems.htm students work individually and l The MScIS program consists of three components: communicate with instructors via phone, email or Internet. Information Systems (IS) Foundations The IS foundations reflect a minimum level of prerequisite IS knowledge, and are required to prepare students for the IS core. COMP 501 New Systems Development Technology (3) COMP 503 Hardware and Software (3) COMP 504 Programming, Data and Object Structures (3) COMP 601 Survey of Computing and Information Systems (required for all students) (3) Information Systems IS Core The IS core is a consistent set of information systems core courses offered by all institutions granting similar credentials. The following IS core courses are required for all students: COMP 602 Enterprise Information Management (3) COMP 603 Analysis, Modeling and Design (3) COMP 604 Enterprise Computer Networks (3) COMP 605 Project Management for Information Systems (3) COMP 695 Research Methods in Information Systems (3) The following IS core courses may be selected as electives in either the Core or Career Track components: COMP 607 Ethical, Legal, Social Issues in Information Technology (3) COMP 610 Software Engineering (3) COMP 689 Advanced Distributed Systems (3) Carleton Dept. of The purpose of the program is to provide training in the The normal program comprises 4.0 credits and a 1.5 credit thesis. Unlike the proposed program, this University Systems and use and application of computers to those who have not Substantial work experience may permit students to replace thesis with 1.5 MSc is designed to provide Computer studied extensively in this field at the undergraduate credit courses, including a graduate project course. training in the use and application Engineering; level. The process of using the computer in problem- of computers to those who have
  7. 7. 161 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments School of solving is stressed. The program is flexible, though Course work may be completed on either a full-time or part-time basis. not studied extensively in the Math and individual concentrations are usually in one of three Thesis research normally requires full-time residence at the University. field at the undergraduate level. Statistics; broad areas: School of Computer applications in a particular field (e.g., Full-time students will normally complete the degree requirements in two While the concentration in Computer communications, energy systems) years and part-time students within four years. computer applications has some Science (Joint Algorithms and methodologies for solution of similarity to the MAIST, the other program) complex problems by computer (e.g., graph theory, concentrations (in algorithms and operations research, optimization, simulation and methodologies for complex MSc in modelling) problem solving by computers, Information Computer methods and technologies (e.g., and in computer technologies and Systems databases, software engineering, computer such as languages and software Science languages). engineering) illustrate the difference in focus of this http://www.car Close links are maintained with the scientific, industrial, program in comparison to the leton.ca/iss/ and technological communities, and an effort is made to MAIST. direct students to project work of current practical significance. Concordia Concordia MASc is a research thesis-oriented program; MEng is a MASc These degrees have a more University Institute for coursework-based program. A fully qualified candidate is required to successfully complete a minimum specialized focus than the Information of 45 credits. Additional credits may be required in some cases. MAIST, preparing students to Systems Students will be introduced to issues such as IT security design, implement, analyze and Engineering ethics, privacy, digital copyright, licensing IT security Courses: Students must take the following 20 credits manage the security of applied products, import and export control regulations, INSE 6110 Foundations of Cryptography (4 credits) information systems. MASc or computer fraud and abuse, computer crime control, INSE 6120 Crypto-Protocol and Network Security (4 credits) MEng in national and international criminal codes, incident INSE 6130 Operating Systems Security (4 credits) Information handling, infrastructure protection and espionage laws, INSE 6140 Middleware and Application Security (4 credits) Systems privacy laws, business records, security forensics INSE 6150 Security Evaluation Methodologies (4 credits) Security The academic aim of the program is to prepare students Thesis. http://www.cii with the skills, knowledge, cutting-edge technologies, Students must complete a 25-credit thesis as part of their degree se.concordia.c expertise and best practices to be security architects requirements. The thesis must represent the results of the student's a/content/progr capable of designing, implementing, analyzing and independent work after admission to the program. am/program.ht managing the security of real-life information systems. ml
  8. 8. 162 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments MEng A fully qualified candidate is required to successfully complete a minimum of 45 credits. Additional credits may be required in some cases. Courses. The breakdown of the 45 credits is as follows: INSE 6110 Foundations of Cryptography INSE 6120 Crypto-Protocol and Network Security INSE 6130 Operating Systems Security INSE 6140 Middleware and Application Security INSE 6150 Security Evaluation Methodologies Plus 20 credits of elective courses selected from the following areas: C04 - Software Systems and Languages E01 - Mathematical Methods E47 - Signal Processing E48 - Computer Engineering E63 - Project and Report E70 - Information Systems Engineering E71 - Computer Science Program Plus 5 credits for a project or an elective four-credit course and one-credit seminar course. All work for both degrees for full-time students must be completed within 12 terms (four years) from the time of initial registration in the program at Concordia University; for part-time students the time limit is 15 terms (five years). The suggested schedule for M.A.Sc. is as follows: fall and winter terms will be dedicated to course work, followed by two or three terms for research and development in industry, culminating in one or two terms in the Institute for the writing and defence of the thesis. McGill University School of The Master of Library and Information Studies program Two academic years of study (48 credits). Normally taken full time; may be Unlike the proposed program, Information prepares graduates to work in a number of information pursued part time but must be completed within five years. McGill’s MLIS program is Studies environments. Three specializations enable students to entirely course-based, and focuses
  9. 9. 163 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments focus on specific academic areas: The following four courses are required of all MLIS students regardless of much more on information Master of specialization: management than on the Library and Archival Studies aims to manage records in all formats, GLIS601 Information and Society (3) technological aspects of Information to preserve and manage the larger cultural heritage. GLIS611 Research Principles and Analysis (3) information systems. Studies GLIS617 Information System Design (3) (MLIS) Knowledge Management (KM) aims to identify useful GLIS620 Information Agency Management (3) and relevant knowledge in a given organization, to http://www.gsl organize, merge and synthesize knowledge, and to Knowledge Management Specialization is.mcgill.ca/M transform tacit knowledge into explicit knowledge in The following four complementary courses must be completed by all MLIS LIS.htm order to foster efficiency through reuse of knowledge students specializing in Knowledge Management for a total of 12 credits. and/or to facilitate creativity and innovation. GLIS661 Knowledge Management (3) GLIS662 Intellectual Capital (3) Librarianship aims to select, organize, disseminate and GLIS663 Knowledge Taxonomies (3) preserve recorded knowledge. GLIS664 Communities of Practice (3) Plus 12-24 credits from amongst the following complementary courses: GLIS609 Metadata and Access (3) GLIS616 Information Retrieval (3) GLIS631 Systems Thinking (3) GLIS634 Web System Design & Management (3) GLIS638 Business Information (3) GLIS639 Corporate Information Centres (3) GLIS665 Competitive Intelligence (3) GLIS690 Information Policy (3) Plus up to 12 elective credits from amongst any complementary courses listed in any of the specializations. Royal Roads Faculty of The unprecedented pace of change and the critical need Courses: While such MBA programs University Management to leverage the full value of information and information BUSA 500 Leadership Development Workshop (part I of III) include courses on IT, their systems is a driving reality in the digital economy. BUSA 505 Environment of Business primary focus and perspective is MBA in Confronted by new competitive challenges and BUSA 510 Creative Leadership that of business management. Digital emerging market opportunities, organizations BUSA 515 Organizational Relations Technologies increasingly recognize the need to link specialist BUSA 524 Introduction to Financial Accounting
  10. 10. 164 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments Management technical expertise with strategic business skills. BUSA 520 Marketing Management BUSA 525 Financial & Managerial Accounting http://www.ro Royal Roads MBA program is designed for learners BUSA 530 Corporate Finance yalroads.ca/pr who have extensive workplace experience and BUSA 600 Research Methods ograms/faculti management background. BUSA 500 Leadership Development Workshop (part II of III) es-schools- BUSA 535 Sustainability centres/faculty Our MBA program enables people to work full-time and BUSA 540 Consulting Skills - earn their degrees at the same time. All of our MBA BUSA 546 Contract Law management/ specializations take two years to complete and combine DTMN 611 Managing the Digital Organization master- Internet-based online learning with three, three-week business- residencies. DTMN 615 Managing High Tech Projects administration/ DTMN 620 Decision Support Systems digtech-mba/ DTMN 625 Strategic Implementation for Digital Technologies Management BUSA 500 Leadership Development Workshop (part III of III) BUSA 550 Strategic Management BUSA 605 Global Issues in Management BUSA 695 Organizational Consulting Project BUSA 695 Organizational Consulting Project Simon Fraser Segal The Management of Technology MBA focuses on the Courses: While such MBA programs University Graduate business aspects of technology. It adopts a process view Financial & Managerial Accounting include courses on IT, their School of of organizations with a project management mindset. Managerial Economics primary focus and perspective is Business The program is a dynamic mix of solid academic theory Managing Technological Innovation that of business management. enhanced by practical experiences designed to mirror Strategic Management of Technology-Based Firms MBA in challenging situations you'll face in the technology Marketing Technology-Based Products and Services Management business environment. Innovation and entrepreneurship Strategic Use of Information & Knowledge of Technology drive a curriculum that embraces change and challenges Business Operations Design students to learn new ways of framing problems and Leadership for the Technology Driven Enterprise http://www.sfu creating solutions. Project Management business.ca/mo t/ For technology professionals and emerging leaders with Managing Self and Others at least 2 years of work experience in the technology Ethics in the New Economy sector. The average age is 30. Product Management International Business 12 months full-time; 24 months part-time. Applied Finance
  11. 11. 165 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments MBA Applied Project
  12. 12. 166 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments University of Faculty of Information Systems combines the knowledge of The Masters of Information Studies (MISt) degree consists of 16 half- While the curriculum contains Toronto Information computing and communication technology with an courses; three core courses, four required courses, and nine elective some overlap with MAIST, its Sciences emphasis on the content of information systems and on courses. focus is less technical and the needs and behavioural patterns of the users of oriented more towards Master of information systems. Students will approach computer- Core Courses information management. Information based information problems from the perspective of the FIS1210H Information and its Social Contexts Studies information user. Graduates will design and administer FIS1230H Management of Information Organizations The MISt is also open to students databases, design software for information retrieval, FIS1240H Research Methods from a wide variety of http://www.fis. design and provide training and customer support for backgrounds, and is generally utoronto.ca/ind users, market information services and products, and Required Courses (in one of three areas of focus): entirely course-based. ex.php?option manage information services and systems. =com_content Archives and Records Management In contrast, York’s proposed &task=view&i Emphasize the need to study information systems from FIS1311H Information Technology Applications program is oriented towards d=75&Itemid= multiple perspectives, drawing on diverse foundational FIS1330H Archives Concepts and Issues graduates with a degree in ITEC 72 disciplines. On the design of technical systems, we FIS1331H Archival Arrangement and Description or related fields, and is an MA focus especially on user interactions, needs and program distinguished by its FIS1332H Archives Programs and Services requirements within a social organizational context, emphasis on graduate research, high-level architectural design, new media and with thesis and MRP options. Information Systems technologies, and policy and societal implications of FIS1340H Introduction to Information Systems technological change. FISS1341H Analyzing Information Systems Students come from a wide variety of backgrounds, e.g. FIS1343H Introduction to Database Management and Design business, health care, accounting, public administration, law, engineering, the social sciences and humanities, Library and Information Science and of course information systems and computer FIS1310H Information Resources and Services science. FIS1311H Information Technology Applications FIS1320H Introduction to Bibliographic Control Full-time students take three or four courses per FIS1325H Online Information Retrieval semester. Part-time students take one or two courses per semester. Full-time students generally complete the Elective Courses program over two years (fall and winter terms). The Students complete nine elective courses; four of these courses have to be at program must be completed within six years. the 2000-level and five courses have to be MISt electives. A thesis option is available for students with a clearly defined project, equivalent to four elective half courses.
  13. 13. 167 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments Department of Faculty at MIE conduct research in a wide range of The M.A.Sc. program requires successful completion of at least five This program has some similarity Mechanical cutting-edge fields, including bioengineering, artificial graduate half-courses (with a plurality of Mechanical and Industrial to the MAIST at the course level and Industrial intelligence, robotics, mechatronics, information Engineering courses) and successful defense of a Thesis at a M.A.Sc. oral (specifically the technical Engineering engineering, finance, aerospace, e-commerce, examination. Composition of the course program must be selected in courses) but is very different in environmental engineering and alternative energy, to cooperation with the student's academic Supervisor. scope and focus at the program MASc name a few. level. MEng M.Eng.: The program requires the completion of 10 graduate courses (or Research Areas include Applied Mechanics, Robotics, seven courses plus a project), either on a full-time or part-time basis. There http://www.mi and Manufacturing, Biomedical Engineering, Computer is no financial support for this program. Registrants are generally Canadian e.utoronto.ca/ Aided Design and Materials Engineering, Energy citizens or permanent residents. Studies, Thermodynamics, and Surface Sciences, Environmental Engineering,, Fluid Sciences, Human Sample course offerings: Factors/Ergonomics, Information Engineering, and MIE 512F Air Pollution: Its Formation and Control Operations Research. MIE 515F Alternative Energy Systems MIE 562F Scheduling The Master of Applied Science program is oriented MIE 566F Decision Analysis toward a career in research. The primary component is MIE 1062F Robot Kinematics and Dynamics the Thesis, which reports the results of an independent MIE 1068F Applied Nonlinear Control research investigation carried out by the student. The MIE 1101H Thermodynamics II M.A.Sc. program is the most appropriate Master's level MIE 1122F Combustion Engine Processes program for those students who intend subsequently to MIE 1201F Fluid Mechanics III pursue a Ph.D. program. The MEng program is not research-oriented, but rather targeted at students trying MIE 1222F Multiphase Flows to improve their technical abilities. MIE 1402F Experimental Methods in Human Factors Research MIE 1403F Methods in Human Factors Research MIE 1407F Engineering Psychology and Human Performance MIE 1606F Queuing Theory MIE 1607F Stochastic Modelling and Optimization MIE 1615F Stochastic Dynamic Programming MIE 1620F Mathematical Programming I D. Frances MIE 1718F Computer Integrated Manufacturing MIE 1723F Engineering Maintenance Management MIE 1807F Principles of Measurement MIE 540S Product Design MIE 561S Healthcare Systems MIE 1001S Dynamics II MIE 1005S Theory of Vibrations I MIE 1069S Introduction to Microsystems MIE 1107S Statistical Thermodynamics MIE 1210S Computational Fluid Mechanics and Heat Transfer MIE 1207S Structure of Turbulent Flows MIE 1301S Solid Mechanics
  14. 14. 168 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments University of Department of The Department of Systems Design Engineering has MEng (Coursework and Research/Design Paper) option Unlike the proposed MAIST, this Waterloo Systems evolved over the years into a unique interdisciplinary program focuses only on the Design department in Engineering. Its undergraduate curriculum This program is suited to the individual who desires a deeper knowledge of technology used in contemporary Engineering represents a rational response to increasingly complex the fields encompassed by Systems Design Engineering for application information systems, and has an situations in modern technological society, involving not throughout a professional career rather than stressing the importance of engineering orientation. MEng only technical, but also environmental, socio-economic research and the generation of new knowledge. The normal duration of this MASc and political factors. It is a well balanced program, program is 16 months. Candidates are accepted from a designed to enable each individual student to find wide range of backgrounds, rather http://www.sys optimum solutions to multifaceted complex problems. A The minimum requirements for this program are as follows: than the information technology tems.uwaterlo set of special interdisciplinary Systems Design Satisfactory completion of eight graduate courses (0.5 unit weight per or computer science graduates the o.ca/index.htm workshop courses, stressing systems design course) counting towards degree credit from the University of MAIST is designed for. l methodology, forms an essential part of the program. Waterloo satisfying the following criteria: o at least four Systems Design Engineering courses at the 500, The objective of the Master's degree programs in 600 or 700 level Systems Design Engineering is to demonstrate o at most two courses at the 500 level individual accomplishment of a high professional and o at least three courses at the 600 level academic standard. This challenging opportunity is open Submission of a satisfactory research/design paper of a high to candidates who have successfully completed an professional calibre at the conclusion of a research project which, Honour's Bachelor degree at a recognized university and normally, will involve an engineering "state-of-the-art" application, who have shown the capability and determination for development or design. postgraduate studies. MASc (Research Thesis) option Due to the broad spectrum of research fields within the This option is intended for those students who wish to become involved in department, candidates will be considered with degrees a particular research area in greater depth than is possible in the MEng in such areas as: architecture, communications, option. In comparison to the MEng option, the course requirements are economics, environmental studies, geography, considerably reduced so that students can devote more time to their mathematics, computer science, psychology, sociology research and to the preparation of a MASc thesis. The normal duration of and all engineering based disciplines. Students whose this program is 16 months. Bachelor degree programs do not supply them with sufficient background in mathematics, computer The minimum requirements for this program are: science, science and technology are required to enter a Satisfactory completion of four graduate courses (0.5 unit weight per qualifying program of courses at the undergraduate level course) counting towards degree credit from the University of before admission to candidature for the Master's degree. Waterloo satisfying the following criteria: o at least two courses from Systems Design Engineering at the 500, 600 or 700 level
  15. 15. 169 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments o at most one course at the 500 level o at least one course at the 600 level Submission of a thesis embodying the results of independent research work to the satisfaction of an examining committee which includes the supervisor(s), at least one other member of the professoriate of Systems Design Engineering and at least one other faculty member chosen from outside the student's area of research. Course offerings: SYDE 524 Embedded Real-time Systems Design SYDE 534 Remote Sensing Systems SYDE 542 Interface Design SYDE 554 Systems Models 2 SYDE 555 Modelling of Continuum Systems SYDE 558 Fuzzy Logic and Artificial Neural Networks SYDE 621 Mathematics of Computation (0.50) LEC SYDE 622 Machine Intelligence (0.50) LEC SYDE 624 System Simulation: Advanced Topics (0.50) LEC SYDE 625 Tools of Intelligent Systems Design (0.50) LEC SYDE 631 Time Series Modelling (0.50) LEC SYDE 632 Optimization Methods (0.50) LEC SYDE 642 Advanced Applications of Ecological Interface Design (0.50) LEC SYDE 652 Dynamics of Multibody Systems (0.50) LEC SYDE 654 Graphic Theoretic Models for Complex Systems (0.50) LEC SYDE 675 Pattern Recognition (0.50) LEC SYDE 676 Information Theory in Pattern Synthesis and Analysis (0.50) LEC SYDE 677 Computer Vision (0.50) LEC SYDE 682 Advanced MicroElectroMechanical Systems: Principles, Design & Fabrication (0.50) LEC SYDE 710 Topics in Mathematics (0.50) RDG SYDE 720 Selected Topics in Computation (0.50) RDG
  16. 16. 170 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments SYDE 730 Selected Topics in Societal-Environmental Systems (0.50) RDG SYDE 740 Selected Topics in Human Systems (0.50) RDG SYDE 750 Topics in Systems Modelling (0.50) SEM,TUT SYDE 760 Topics in Engineering Design (0.50) RDG SYDE 770 Selected Topics in Communication and Information Systems (0.50) LEC SYDE 780 Selected Topics in Engineering Sciences (0.50) RDG United States Drexel University College of The Master of Science in Information Systems (MSIS) The Master of Science in Information Systems program requires students to Like the MAIST, Drexel’s MSIS Information program is designed for information systems complete 24 credits in the core, 12 credits in one of six possible is designed for applicants with Science and professionals who hold a bachelors degree and are concentrations, and 9 elective credits. extensive IT experience. Courses Technology serious about pursuing a masters degree to broaden and generally require prior knowledge formalize their knowledge about information systems Core Courses (24 credits): and the curriculum focuses on Master of and information technology. The curriculum INF0540 Perspectives on Information Svstems 3.0 advanced applied technology. The Science in incorporates a principled approach to the analysis, INF0608 Human-Computer Interaction 3.0 core offerings of the MSIS Information design, implementation, testing, deployment, INF0620 IS Analvsis and Design 3.0 program and several of its Systems assessment, and enhancement of large-scale information INF0630 Evaluation ofInformation Svstems 3.0 concentrations are very similar to (MSIS) systems. INF063I Information Technology Integration 3.0 the content of MAIST, e.g. INF0638 Software Proiect Management 3.0 INFO540, INFO631, INFO606 & http://www.isc The MSIS degree is offered on-campus and on-line. 607, INFO634, INFO624, INF0646 Information Svstems Management 3.0 hool.drexel.ed Students may take the degree completely on-campus, INFO627, INFO610, INFO654. INF0782 Issues in Informatics 3.0 u/PS/Graduate completely on-line, or as mixture of the two. Students The program differs in size, Programs/MSI may need to take online classes to progress through the delivery mode, and the absence of 12 credits in one of the following concentrations: S program at a full-time pace. One of the first masters a research requirement. Database Systems: degree programs offered completely online, the program INF0606 Database Management II 3.0 is recognized as a national model for long-distance learning. Classes are conducted via the Internet, INF0607 Applied Information and Database Tech 3.0 providing an intensive learning experience with the INF0613 XML and Databases 3.0 same content and quality as the degree available through INF0634 Data Mining 3.0 the campus-based program. Information Architecture: INF0622 Content Representation 3.0 The University enjoys national and international INF0624 Information Retrieval Systems 3.0 recognition as a leader in such areas as business, INF0625 Cognition & Info Retrieval 3.0
  17. 17. 171 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments engineering, and information science and technology. INF0633 Information Visualization 3.0 INF0658 Information Architecture 3.0 Course Prerequisites: Applicants are automatically Software Process: reviewed for prerequisite waivers as part of the INF0627 Requirements Engineering & Mgmt 3.0 admissions decision. Prerequisites may be satisfied INF0628 Information Svstems Implementation 3.0 through prior course work or work experience. Those INF0636 Software Engineering Process I 3.0 that are not satisfied must be taken at Drexel University, INF0637 Software Engineering Process II 3.0 or an approved university, to complete this degree Human-Computer Interaction: Information systems: basic understanding of INF0610 Analvsis ofInteractive Svstems 3.0 concepts and terminology; basic knowledge, skills INF0611 Design of Interactive Systems 3.0 of processes, techniques in analysis and design INF0616 Computer-Supported Cooperative Work 3.0 Software: enough hands-on experience with INF0626 Language Processing 3.0 software development to understand concepts, Web Systems and Services: facilities of programming languages INF0613 XML Databases 3.0 Database: basic knowledge of data modeling, INF0654 Web svstems and Services I 3.0 relational databases; understand, use basic design methods, basic query, admin. functions in SQL INF0655 Web Systems and Services II 3.0 Networks: basic knowledge of concepts and INF0656 Web Svstems and Services III 3.0 terminology of computer networking Information Security and Assurance: Business: understanding of business concepts and INF0656 Web Systems and Services III 3.0 operations INF0710 Information Forensics 3.0 INF0712 Information Assurance 3.0 INF0714 Informations Systems Auditing 3.0 9 additional elective credits University of School of Connecting people, information and technology is the Students wishing to enter the Master of Science of Information Science Like the MAIST, Pittsburgh’s Pittsburgh Information mission of the School of Information Sciences. The (MSIS) degree program are expected have completed a 3-credit college- MSIS is designed for applicants Sciences Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) level course in each of the following prerequisite areas: with prior knowledge of IT degree program builds on that mission by preparing mathematics, fundamentals. The foundations Graduate students for careers as information professionals statistics (or comparable coursework), offerings include a research Information including systems analysts and designers, database structured programming language (C or C++ recommended) course and the material covered in Science and developers and managers, information security experts certain tracks require additional prerequisites the Foundations and Systems and Technology and more. This 36-credit program can be completed in Technology areas of the MSIS are Program three semesters (depending upon course schedules) of The course of study for the Master of Science in Information Science particularly similar to the MAIST full-time study or as many as four years of part-time (MSIS) degree consists of a minimum of 36 credits. A typical plan of study curriculum. E.g. INFSCI2040,
  18. 18. 172 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments Master of study. includes two courses in the theoretical and mathematical foundations of INFSCI2140, INFSCI2160, , Science in information science, two courses in cognitive science, and eight technically INFSCI2550, INFSCI2560, Information The Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) oriented courses chosen from a varied and extensive list encompassing the INFSCI2570, INFSCI2710, Science degree is a professional degree; therefore, our most current technologies and topics. (all courses 3 credits unless otherwise INFSCI2821 (MSIS) curriculum balances theoretical principles with hands-on specified) experience in storing and retrieving information, http://www.sis. communicating information among systems, the [because the list is extensive, only selected offerings are included here] pitt.edu/~dist/p interaction between people and information systems, Foundations (6 credits required ). List includes: eople/prospecti and the role of information systems and technologies in INFSCI 2000 Introduction to Information Science [recommended] ve_students.ht both business and society. INFSCI 2020 Mathematical Foundations for [recommended] m INFSCI 2040 Research Design The School of Information Sciences offers four options INFSCI 2140 Information Storage & Retrieval to carefully target your studies. These tracks have been INFSCI 2160 Data Mining designed to give you the skills needed to excel in several leading edge fields: Cognitive Science (6 credits required). List includes: INFSCI 2300 Human Information Processing [recommended] Database and Web Systems Track INFSCI 2350 Human Factors in Systems [recommended] Information Security Track Offerings from the Cognitive Science and Systems list (see below) Geoinformatics Track Telecommunications and Distributed Systems Systems and Technology (18 credits required). List includes: INFSCI 2500 Data Structures [2500 or 2592 required] The School also offers students the chance to tailor their studies on several areas of focus: INFSCI 2510 Information Systems Analysis Cognitive Systems INFSCI 2511 Information Systems Design Human Computer Interaction INFSCI 2540 Software Engineering Technology and Society INFSCI 2550 ClientServer Systems INFSCI 2560 Web Technologies & Standards By enrolling in a Masters program at the University of INFSCI 2570 Management Information Systems Pittsburgh, you will have amazing opportunities to work INFSCI 2591 Algorithm Design with faculty engaged in leading edge research in the INFSCI 2592 Architectures & Assembler Language [2500 or 2592 Information Science and Technology field. Pitt is one required] of the top 25 research institutions and this allows INFSCI 2593 Operating Systems students access to research projects and laboratories that INFSCI 2640 Programming Languages and Environments will develop the next generation of information INFSCI 2710 Database Management technologies. As the University has its home in a major INFSCI 2711 Advanced Topic in Database Management
  19. 19. 173 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments urban area, you’ll have the opportunity to take INFSCI 2730 EBusiness internships with major US corporations. Such INFSCI 2731 Security in ECommerce opportunities will give you practical hands-on INFSCI 2739 Web Services and Distributed Computing experience and a chance to network with industry INFSCI 2821 Intro to Biomedical Informatics leaders. [Note: students select courses in their area of specialization/track from the full list of Systems and Technology courses] Cognitive Science & Systems (these courses meet the Systems or Cognitive requirement). List includes: INFSCI 2410 Intro to Neural Networks INFSCI 2420 Natural Language Processing INFSCI 2440 Artificial Intelligence INFSCI 2470 Interactive System Design Electives (6 credits required; can include any of the above or): INFSCI 2210 Information Ethics INFSCI 2220 Information Policy TELCOM 2420 Project Management INFSCI 2980 Practicum INFSCI 2995 Thesis Pennsylvania College of IST’s interdisciplinary and integrative approach applies Total (minimum) credits = 32 Like the MAIST, Pennsylvania State University Information of the best thinking from a broad-ranging community to State’s MSc is designed for Sciences and address the complex problems confronted by our Core requirement (14 credits) applicants with prior IT Technology society. IST 501 – Integrative Theories and Methods of the Information background. A methods course is (IST) Sciences and Technology required, and research is central IST trains specialists who understand the ―big picture.‖ IST 511 – Information Management: Information and Technology to the program. Master of IST aims to create a person who understands the or IST 512 - Information Processing Architecture and Technology Science complexity of the whole, not just focusing on a IST 521 – Human-Computer Interaction: The User and Technology narrow problem, and who can develop solutions to or IST 522- Models and Theories of Human-Computer Interaction address this complexity. IST 531- Human Information Behavior: Information and the User IST fosters innovators who not only think outside of the or IST 532 - Organizational Informatics box, but also integrate views from multiple angles. Colloquium in IST (1 credit, 2 semesters) IST achieves innovation by integrating multiple conceptual frameworks—instead of the traditional Primary field requirement (6 credits): A candidate is expected to choose
  20. 20. 174 Institution Degree Program Description Curriculum Comments reductionism—in order to address the grand one of the following areas as a primary field: research challenges. the relationship of users and information, IST transforms theory to practice that has a real-world the relationship of users and technology, impact. the relationship of technology and information, or The research agenda of IST aims to make an impact the integration of users, information, and technology on the real world by addressing information-centric Specific courses in these areas must be approved by the student’s adviser. issues of key societal problems. Research methodology (6 credits): Each master’s candidate’s committee IST is an interdisciplinary program that crosses a wide shall specify a minimum of two graduate-level courses (6 credits) to set of domains ranging from traditional elements of support the primary field research methods. Students are expected to computer science, engineering, psychology, social demonstrate proficiency in both quantitative and qualitative methods. sciences, economy, and information science. We pursue an agenda that focuses on the theoretical, application- Research (6 credits): Thesis & Defense oriented, and educational issues facing a digital global economy. Our research improves our understanding of how information and technology fundamentally impact (and are impacted by) people, organizations, and the world community. Research themes range from emerging and ubiquitous technologies such as nano-scale sensing, wireless communications and invisible computing to information use and usefulness, information assurance and cyber security, the creation and retrieval of information (e.g. search engines, knowledge representation), social impacts in the workplace and society, to computer support for humans in decision making, analysis, and cognition. Applications range from home-land security and defense, to medical informatics, environmental monitoring, crisis management, monitoring of complex systems, supply chain management, education, and e- business applications. Florida State College of Master of Science The Master's curriculum requires 36 credits, including four required core Many of the subject areas covered University Information The Master of Science (MS) is the degree typically courses (12 credits): by the MS and MA programs are earned by students preparing for a career as a LIS 5271 Research Methods in Information Studies (3 credits) similar to those included in the