Study Plan

Macau University of Science and Technology

Master of Science (Information Technology)

Study Plan

I. Program Duration

The normal study period of Master of Science (Information Technology) program is 2 years, and could be extended to a maximum of 3 years (Non-mainland China students should finish it in a maximum of 4 years)

II. Study Mode

Lectures

III. Medium of Instruction

Chinese and English

IV. Majors

1.           Computer and Information Systems

2.           Communication Engineering

3.           Space Information Technology

V. Course Structure

(I.) Core Courses (9 Credits)

Course Code

Course Title

Type

Credit

MIIZ41

Literature Reading and Seminars

Compulsory

3

MIIZ42

Research Methods in Information Technology

Compulsory

3

MIIZ43

Analysis and Design of Algorithms

Compulsory

3

(II.) Major Courses (Totally 24 credits, students must earn 15 credits from the major core courses and 9 credits selected from the elective courses)

(The University has the ultimate right to decide which course or whether the course will be opened for all elective subjects.)

Computer and Information Systems

Course Code

Course Title

Type

Credit

MIIZ11

Software Engineering

Compulsory

3

MIIZ12

Telecommunication Networks

Compulsory

3

MIIZ13

Computer Architecture

Compulsory

3

MIIZ14

Database Systems

Compulsory

3

MIIZ15

Cryptography and Information Security

Compulsory

3

MIIE01

Advanced Topics in Information Technology

Elective

3

MIIE02

Digital Image Processing

Elective

3

MIIE11

Distributed Systems

Elective

3

MIIE12

Network Programming

Elective

3

MIIZ22

Wireless and Mobile Networks

Elective

3

MIIE13

Data Warehouse and Data Mining

Elective

3

MIIE14

Computer Graphics and Visualization Technology

Elective

3

MIIE15

Security Management in Information Systems

Elective

3

MIIE16

Information Service Management

Elective

3

Communication Engineering

Course Code

Course Title

Type

Credit

MIIZ21

Mobile Communications

Compulsory

3

MIIZ22

Wireless and Mobile Networks

Compulsory

3

MIIZ23

Digital Signal Processing

Compulsory

3

MIIZ24

Digital Communication Systems

Compulsory

3

MIIZ12

Telecommunication Networks

Compulsory

3

MIIE01

Advanced Topics in Information Technology

Elective

3

MIIE02

Digital Image Processing

Elective

3

MIIE11

Distributed Systems

Elective

3

MIIE12

Network Programming

Elective

3

MIIZ15

Cryptography and Information Security

Elective

3

MIIE21

Multimedia Signals and Systems

Elective

3

MIIE22

Information Theory

Elective

3

MIIE23

Telecommunications Systems Management

Elective

3

MIIE24

Stochastic Processes

Elective

3

Space Information Technology

Course Code

Course Title

Type

Credit

MIIZ23

Digital Signal Processing

Compulsory

3

MIIZ24

Digital Communication Systems

Compulsory

3

MIIZ14

Database Systems

Compulsory

3

MIIZ31

Planetary Sciences

Compulsory

3

MIIZ32

Introduction to Remote Sensing Technology

Compulsory

3

MIIE01

Advanced Topics in Information Technology

Elective

3

MIIE02

Digital Image Processing

Elective

3

MIIE13

Data Warehouse and Data Mining

Elective

3

MIIE14

Computer Graphics and Visualization Technology

Elective

3

MIIE31

Space Plasma Physics

Elective

3

MIIE32

Numerical Simulations in Space Science

Elective

3

MIIE33

Celestial Mechanics

Elective

3

(III.) Thesis

Course Code

Course Title

Type

MIIZT1

Thesis

Compulsory


VI. Teaching Requirements
1. Students are required to complete 8 core courses and 3 elective courses from Table (I.) and (II.) during the first 3 semesters, to gain 33 credits.

2. Students are required to complete an original research master’s thesis and pass the thesis oral defense.

3. Students are required to take the examination for each course through finishing seminar report, experimental report, quiz or open-book/closed book exam.

VII. Study Time
1. The duration for taking all courses is 18 months and the duration for thesis writing should not be less than 6 months.

2. In general, classes will be arranged from Monday to Friday night.

VIII. Graduation Requirements 

1.       Upon approval from the Senate of the University, the Master Degree of Science (Information Technology) will be conferred on a student when he or she has:


(1) Completed and met the requirements prescribed in the study plan of his or her program within the specific study period, and achieved a cumulative GPA of 2.50 or above (excluding thesis)
(2) Abided by the regulations of the University
(3) Cleared all fees and charges and returned all University’s property and equipment borrowed
2. If students pass all courses required in Table (I.) and (II.) above with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above, but fail to submit or pass the final thesis oral defense during the specified period, he/she can only get a completion certificate.

Note: All curriculums and study plans are based on the newest announcement of the Boletim Oficial da Região Administrativa Especial de Macau.

Note: In case of any discrepancy, the Chinese version shall prevail.

Contact Us

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