Computing is a subject that has experienced tremendous increase in popularity in recent years. It is a subject that infiltrates almost all areas of modern-day life and, in many cases, ubiquitously underpins these with such things as the micro-chips in our domestic devices; shopping and banking on-line from the comfort of home, electronic mail and the Internet, the mobile phone. No home or business can now function in the modern-day competitive world without computers which, in turn, are dependent on software that drives them. Computer hardware and software and their applications is a subject collectively known as "Computing Systems" and is the subject area of the MS Computer Systems degree course offered at UIT. The rapid growth of computer related applications has resulted in a tremendous demand for highly trained graduates in Computing in all sectors of business; industrial or commercial. However, there are many graduates who have some knowledge of Computing, and have majored in some other area; like, engineering graduates or Mathematicians. The course caters for graduates of this type who might wish to obtain a good computing qualification and expand and possibly re-orient their skills and in the process greatly extend their choice of career options to the vast application areas of Computer Systems.
An ME program consists of 30 credit hours after 16 years of engineering education.
For the program, the students are required to complete a minimum of 6 courses of 18 credit hours (as major) specified for the desired area of specialization.
Remaining 4 courses of 12 credit hours can be undertaken from any area of specialization (as minor) under any ME/MS program including its own area of specialization in consultation with the supervisor.
A student may opt for a thesis of 6 credit hours in lieu of 2 minor courses.
Hence there are two options in all ME programs:
(i) ME by course work having 6 major and 4 minor courses. Total 10 courses of 30 credit hours.
(ii) ME by research work having 6 major, 2 minor courses and 1 thesis of 6 credit hours. Total 30 credit hours.
All the students with option (i) above, are additionally required to qualify a comprehensive examination as their degree requirement.
Students having BE/BS (Engg) in Electronics / Electrical / Bio- Medical / Telecommunication / Industrial Electronics / Computer Systems are eligible for admission.