In response to the needs of today’s IT professional to enhance their skills and knowledge, the Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (FCSIT) is offering a Masters of Advanced IT (MAIT) Programme. The objectives of this programme are:
- To equip students with advance knowledge in the area of Information Technology; and
- To produce higher caliber IT graduates who are key players in the global arena.
The Programme is offered on a full-time and part-time basis through a combination of courses and project. The Programme is open to candidates from the IT industry who wants to tailor their post-graduate studies according to their needs or that of their employers. MAIT courses provide the candidates with a wide and in-depth knowledge of the areas of information technology and its state-of-the-art applications.
Programme will be offered at our UNIMAS Campus. Students are required to complete 42 credit units of courses and pass with a minimum grade of B along with a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of at least 3.00. The courses are as below :
- Four Core Courses, totaling 16 credits
- Four Specialisation Courses, totaling 16 credits
- Two Research Courses, totaling 4 credits
- An Advanced Project, totaling 6 credits
This program has been awarded the MSC Status Certificate in November 2003 and approved by JPA (KP.S(PT) 7010/4/Jld.XVI/(81))
Table 1: List of course/module offered in MAIT (Full Time and Part time)
Year/Sem Name and Code of Course/Module (FullTime) Year 1/ Sem 1 TMC6014 Decision Support Systems
TMC6034 Information Infrastructures
TMC6054 Object Oriented Application Development
TMP6012 Seminar Series
Year 1/ Sem 2 TMC6094 Multimedia Communications
TMP6032 Research Methodology
Year 2/ Sem 1 TMP6056 Advanced Project
Year 3/ Sem 1
Decision Support Systems
Provides an overview of decision support system fundamentals: how people make decisions, how systems work, where models fit into the DSS picture, benefits of DSS, and ways to classify them. It covers technical and non-technical DSS development issues. This includes hardware and software technologies, implementation and some ethical issues, the major kinds of models that are useful for decision support, optimization, group decision support systems, and expert systems. Data warehousing and its database will also be introduced and their contents and implementation analysis will be presented too.
Covers the issues related to multimedia elements, the principles of communication and the requirements to ensure better communication of these elements. Communication issues will be covered where issues such as the notion of Quality of Service and performance guarantees for multimedia traffic will be discussed. Standards and protocols to assist multimedia data transfer will be discussed as well. Students would be able to discuss on the existing multimedia applications in networks.
Object Oriented Application Development
Focuses on advanced design and implementation of high quality software with obejct-oriented technology. It covers the entire software construction process from conceptualisation to deployment. Key topics covered in this course include applying UML in object oriented (OO) methodology, constructing software models by using UML support tools (e.g., Rational Rose), and the application of OO programming. These concepts and principles will enable the students to thinks about solutions to computational problems in OO manner, capture reusable, extensible, efficient and maintainable software, resulting in the construction of high quality software.
Covers an in depth on network infrastructure and design, communication protocols and an introduction to high-speed network. Network infrastructure and design module concentrates on the implementation of a Local Area Network (LAN) especially in IP address classification. Communication protocols focuses on providing a comprehensive understanding on the protocols that forms the communication environment.
The Elective modules covers emerging areas that are much sought by the industry. These modules are specially designed to produce skilled and competent knowledge workforce to meet the demands of a global environment. They include :
- Quantitative Methods
- Computational Linguistic
- Advanced Software Engineering
- Mobile Computing
- Image Processing & Analysis
- Research Methodology
- Seminar Series
Duration of Programme
Full time : 18 – 36 months
Part time : 24 – 48 months
The minimum entry requirements for the programme are as follows:
- A Bachelor degree with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent, as accepted by the Senate;
- A Bachelor degree or equivalent but with CGPA less than 2.50, may be admitted subject to a minimum of 5 years working experiencein the relevant field; or
- Other equivalent qualifications approved by the Senate
- For international students, a minimum IELTS Score of 6.0 or its equivalent ( e.g TOEFL-525; TOEFL Computer Test -196; TOEFL Internet Test 69-70 ) is required.
The full fee for this programme is RM17,000.00 for Malaysian student and RM24,000.00 for International student. The fee is to be paid in four (4) installments. Students supported by the government, employers or other sponsors should bring letters from their sponsors addressed to UNIMAS confirming that the fee will be paid directly.
Prof. Dr. Alvin Yeo Wee
PhD (Computer Science), University of Waikato, New Zealand
BSc (Computing and Mathematical Science) University of Waikato, New Zealand.
Research Interest: Information and Communications Technology for Rural Development (ICT4RD) and Human Computer Interaction (HCI)
Prof. Dr Wang Yin Chai
PhD (Geographical Information Systems),UniversitiSains Malaysia, Malaysia.
Bachelor of Science and Computer with Education (Computer and Mathematics), UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.
Research Interest:Content Based Image Retrieval System (CBIR) and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Assoc. Prof. Dr Jane Labadin
PhD (Computational Mathematics), Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London
MS (Computation), University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology, Manchester
BSc (Applied Mathematics), Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London
Research Interest: Mathematical Modeling of Dynamical Systems
Assoc. Prof Tan Chong Eng
PhD, University of Cambridge
Master of Engineering, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
BEng (Hons, Electronics and Telecommunications), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Research Interest: Broadband Networks, Ad hoc Networks, Wireless Sensor Networks, AI for communications and Green Computing Architecture.
Dr Adnan Shahid Khan
Post-Doctoral, UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Malaysia
PhD (Telecommunication-Security in Mobile Multi-hop Relay Networks),UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
M.Sc (WSN Gateway to Satellite Communication),UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
B.Sc(Networks and software engineering)(Hons), University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan
Research Interest:Wireless Network Security, Wireless Sensor Networks, Wireless Mesh and Relay Networks, Cognitive Radio Networks, LTE Advanced and WiMAX Network, Machine to Machine communication, Internet of Things and heterogeneous networks.
Dr Chai Soo See
PhD (Spatial Sciences), Curtin University of Technology, Australia.
MSc. (IT) Image Processing
B.IT (Software Engineering) (Hons), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia.
Research Interest: Image Processing and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
Dr Hajah Dayang Nur Fatimah Awang Iskandar
PhD (Computer Science), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University, Melbourne, Australia.
Master of Multimedia Computing, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.
B.IT (Computational Science) (Hons), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia.
Research Interest: Image Processing and Biomedical Visualization
Dr Edwin Mit
PhD (Software Engineering), University of Salford, UK
MSc (Software Engineering) (Dist), University of Bradford, UK.
BSc Computer Science (Hons), UniversitiKebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia.
Research Interest:Natural Language Semantics, Formal-Object Software Engineering and Modelling.
Dr Halikul Lenando
Communication), Cardiff University, UK
Science (Data Telecommunication and Networks), Salford University, UK.
Information Technology (System Technology), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
Interest: Mobile peer to peer network communications (the network protocols
and data dissemination)
Dr Hamimah Ujir
Engineering) University of Birmingham , United Kingdom
(Computer Science) UniversitiTeknologi
Science (Computer Graphics) (Hons) UniversitiTeknologi
Interest:3D Physical Simulation and 3D Static and Dynamic Facial Expression
Dr Irwandi Hipni Mohamad Hipiny
PhD (Computer Vision) University of Bristol , United Kingdom
MSc. (Computer Science) UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.
BSc. Computer Science (Computer Graphics) (Hons) UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.
Research Interest: Computer Vision
Dr Jacey Lynn Minoi
PhD (Computer Engineering),
Imperial College London, UK
Technologies),UMIST/University of Manchester, UK
Science ) (Hons), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
Interest:Computational Multivariate Statistical Methods for Numerical Data
Analysis applications such as biometric recognition, face analysis, medical
imaging, surveillance and security.
Dr Johari Abdullah
PhD (Computer Science),
Newcastle University, UK
Diploma in Teaching and Learning, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS),
IT, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia
Computer Science (Honours) (Network),Universiti Putra Malaysia
Interest:Trusted Web Services, Open Source Software and Services, Web-based
application and services, and Computational Thinking
Dr Kartinah Zen
Sensor Network), Edith Cowan University, Australia
Science, University Malaya
Science (Hons), University Malaya
Interest:Wireless Sensor Networks Data Transmission (data link and network
Dr Mohammad b Hossin
Computing), Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Intelligence and Agents), University of Essex, United Kingdom
B.IT (Hons), Universiti
Utara Malaysia, Malaysia
Interest:Data Mining Optimization
Dr Mohd Nazim Jambli
PhD (Mobile Wireless Sensor
University, United Kingdom
Master of Information and
Communication Technology(MICT) , Griffith University, Queensland, Australia
B.IT (Computer System
Technology), (Hons), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia.
Research Interest: Mobile
Wireless Sensor Networks (network protocols and transmission power control)
Dr Nadianatra Musa
PhD (IS/IT Security Governance), University of Tasmania, Australia
MSc of Information Systems, University of Tasmania, Australia
BSc Computer Science (Hons), UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Research Interest: IS/IT Security Governance, Information Systems Security and IT Governance E-Government services, governance(provenance), the interaction between formal, informal and technical components over IS/IT security implementation and course management system.
Dr Haji Noor AlamShahBolhassan
Postgraduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning, UNIMAS, Malaysia.
PhD (Computer Science and Engineering), University of Aizu, Japan.
M.Sc. (Computer Science and Engineering), University of Aizu, Japan.
B.Sc. (Computer Science) (Hons.),UniversitiKebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia.
Research Interest:3D/Stereo Capture and Projection, Mobile Application, and Web-Based System Development.
Dr Shapiee Abdul Rahman
PhD (Computer Science and Engineering), University of Aizu, Japan
MSc (Hons) (Statistics), University of Waikato, New Zealand
BSc. (Hons) (Management Science), University of Swansea, Wales
Research Interest: Statistical Data Analysis
Dr Sze San Nah
PhD (Operations Management), University of Sydney, Australia.
MSc (Mathematics), UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.
BSc (Hons)(Industrial Mathematics), UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.
Research Interest: Operations Management
Dr Tiong Wei King
PhD (Mathematical Sciences), Loughborough University, UK
MSc (Mathematics), UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, Malaysia.
Research Interest:Solitary Waves and Nonlinear Dispersive Waves
Dr Wang Hui Hui
Science), UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia, Malaysia
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
Engineering (Hons)), University Malaysia Sarawak, Malaysia
Diploma in teaching and learning, UNIMAS, Malaysia