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Programme Structure & Curriculum

Curriculum Composition

The minimum duration of the programme is 1.5 years. The maximum candidature is 3 years.

The curriculum consists of a master thesis [12 Credit Units (CUs)] and coursework comprising of courses and Empirical Research Projects, making a total of 20 CUs for graduation requirement.

Curriculum Requirements

TOTAL 20 COURSE UNITS (CUs)
Courses (4 CUs) Courses (5 CUs)
  • 2 courses in the depth area
  • 2 courses in the breadth area
  • 2 courses in the depth area
  • 3 courses in the breadth area
Empirical Research Projects - ERP (4 CUs) Empirical Research Projects - ERP (3 CUs)
  • 3 Term papers/projects in the depth area
  • 1 Term paper/project in the breadth area
  • 3 Term papers/projects in the depth area
Master Thesis (12 CUs)

You need to clear 3 ERPs in your research area and the 4th ERP could be one ERP/course in the other research area.

Total graduation requirement: 20 CUs


Typical Programme Schedule:

Year Term 1 Term 2 Term 3
1

2 courses
(1 CU each)

2 ERPs
(1 CU each)

2 courses
(1 CU each)

2 ERPs
(1 CU each)

Form thesis committee;
prepare thesis proposal

2 Submitted written thesis proposal; oral defense of thesis proposal; conduct thesis research Conduct thesis; submit written thesis report of completed thesis research; oral defense of completed thesis Revise and re-submit thesis report; submit approved thesis report to GSO

 

Year 1: In general, the student will spend Year 1 completing all coursework requirements. Terms 1 and 2 of Year 1 will be spent on completing the foundation and elective courses as well as the Empirical Research Projects. Term 3 will be spent on preparation for the thesis proposal and formation of thesis committee chaired by the thesis supervisor.

Year 2: In general, the student will spend Year 2 working on and completing the thesis.

Course Description

This Master programme shares the course modules of PhD in Information Systems.

 

Last updated on 30 Mar 2017 .