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 degree is 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 enhances the students with skills and knowledge to pursue a career in industries at the middle or higher management positions or embark in research and doctoral degrees in Information Technology, Computer Networking, Cloud 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

  • A Bachelor degree or equivalent in Information Technology, Information System, Computing or related areas.
  • Applicants must have CGPA of not less than “GOOD” or equivalent. Pass grade will be accepted if the candidate is having at least two years of experience in the field of specialisation.
  • Candidates from other disciplines may be considered case by case if they have relevant work experience not less than 3 years.
  • Proficiency in English language equivalent to IELTS band 6 or TOEFL score 550 or its equivalents.
  • Experienced students with diploma or advanced diploma will also be considered as per the MoHE regulations.

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

Duration: 4 Semesters ( 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
Exit with MSc Degree (45 credits)

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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