MSc. Information Technology (In 3 Concentrations)

BEng Chemical Engineering

With concentrations in:

  • Cloud Computing, Big Data & Internet of Things
  • Advanced Computer Networking
  • Cyber Security

About this program
(In Academic Partnership with University of South Carolina, USA)
(Degree Awarded by National University, Oman)

MSc. Information technology is offered by National University in partnership with University of South Carolina. This postgraduate degree, awarded by National University, provides knowledge in the specialized area of IT, embedded with creative and managerial skills to meet the current and future demands of the industry.  The program is structured with three concentrations namely Cloud computing, Big data, and & the Internet of things, Advanced Computer Networking and Cyber Security to produce graduates with specialized knowledge. The program also nurtures independent thinking and creativity that prepares the graduates into research activities and to pursue doctoral degrees in Information Technology, Computer Networking, Could computing, Big data, Cyber Security or related disciplines. The specialized courses in each concentration provide opportunities to specialize in state-of-the-art technologies.


  • Students who successfully complete minimum of 30 credit hours will be awarded Postgraduate Diploma in Information Technology awarded by National University, Sultanate of Oman.
  • Students who successfully complete 45 credit hours will be awarded Master of Science in Information Technology (Cloud Computing, Big Data & Internet of Things / Advanced Computer Networking / Cyber Security) awarded by National University, Sultanate of Oman. 

Career Opportunities

The courses in each concentration provides opportunities to specialize in state-of-the-art technologies. The graduates can find jobs in IT Industries at the team leader, managerial, and project leader levels where they will be able to identify and synthesize intelligently the modern IT tools, data management and find solutions to the problems identified. Job opportunities are available in the government and private sectors.

Entry requirements

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent in Information Technology, Information System, Computing or related areas.
  • For students and professionals from other disciplines such as Math, Science, IT or relevant area with minimum 3 years of working experience is required.
  • Proficiency in English language of overall IELTS band 6.0 or with equivalent academic English language test of the university is required for the applicants with degree from non-English language speaking Universities.
  • Candidates with 3-year bachelor’s degree with at least 6 years’ experience in relevant industries can also be considered.

Mode of Study: Full Time/Part time  (Flexible Weekend Sessions)

Duration:4-5 Semesters (1.5 - 2 years)


What will you study?

Semester 1
Course Name Credit hours
Strategies for Cloud Computing 4
IT Professional Issues and Project Management 3
Information Security and Privacy 4
Total Credit Hours 11
Semester 2
Course Name Credit hours
Cloud Computing Infrastructure 4
Data Storage and Management 4
IT Security Management 4
Total Credit Hours 12
Semester 3
Credit hours Course Name
3 Methods and Strategies in Research
Pathways (Cloud Computing, Big Data & Internet of Things ) (Advanced Computer Networking ) (Cyber Security)
3 Internet of Things Switching and Routing technologies Network Security
3 Big Data Management and Analytics Networked VoIP Applied Cryptography 
3 Cloud Virtualization Technologies Network Maintenance & Troubleshooting Digital Forensics
Exit with PG Diploma (30 Credit Hours)
Semester 4
Course Name Credit hours
Master Thesis 9
Research Seminar 1
Total Credit Hours 10
Total Cumulative for exit degree 45
Master of Science

Contact Details

For administration related inquiries:
Ms Mabahij Saif Al Hadi
Deputy Manager
MSc Admissions & Marketing
Tel: +968 24536165 Ext 213
Mobile +968 79161001

For academic related inquiries:
Dr Vijayalakshmi
Assistant Professor
Electrical & Computer Engineering Department
Tel: +968 24536165 Ext 403

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