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The Master of Information Sciences will give you in-depth knowledge and expertise in information technology.
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In the Master of Information Sciences you will learn how to apply knowledge of ICT technologies and/or management with both a broad world-view and at a specialty level.
Undergraduate programmes focus on your technical knowledge such as programming skills. When you undertake postgraduate study, you will learn more about the application of the more complicated processes you can apply this knowledge to, such as developing complex and dependent operating and recognition systems.
Studying towards your masters is a satisfying and challenging process that will give you a sought-after postgraduate qualification. If you want to gain a more detailed understanding of an area of study, either for interest, or to perhaps move up the hierarchy in your career, you should consider this qualification.
A report by Absolute IT showed that IT employers are seeking increasing numbers of staff. In Auckland alone 75% of IT employers are planning to recruit additional staff and contractors in 2016. The majority of the hiring is taking place because of increased demand and new projects.
The research showed that high demand areas are now software development, business analysis, project management and data/database. These are the key areas of information sciences you can study at Massey.
Massey University’s programme is ranked in the top 300 university computer science and information systems programmes in the world by Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) rankings.
During your study you will learn how to apply problem-solving and analytical thinking skills to the analysis of, and solutions to, general software-based problems within the broader ICT community.
You will gain skills in evaluating policies and processes used in the design, construction, testing and maintenance of advanced technological solutions in order to make informed strategic decisions.
If you study full-time you can complete the Masters of Information Sciences in three semesters (one and half years).
This is a taught programme, with a major component an in-depth professional project.
Within information technology you can make the most of our lecturer’s research expertise to focus on topics that interest you such as mobile systems and security. Or you have the freedom to graduate without a major and mix and match the topics that interest you the most. Areas of expertise include:
A professional practice project is a major part of this masters. You will have the opportunity to lead real projects for real companies on real issues that they wish to solve. This experience can directly lead to roles and add substantial value to your resume when you are seeking employment.
Postgraduate study is hard work but hugely rewarding and empowering. The Master of Information Sciences will push you to produce your best creative, strategic and theoretical ideas. The workload replicates the high-pressure environment of senior workplace roles.
Postgraduate study is not just ‘more of the same’ undergraduate study. Our experts are there to guide but if you have come from undergraduate study, you will find that postgraduate study demands more in-depth and independent study. It takes you to a new level in knowledge and expertise especially in planning and undertaking research.
You can also complete a Master of Information Sciences (by thesis only). This is a 120 credit research qualification for those who have completed the BInfSc (Hons) or PGDipInfSc.
A Ministry of Education report found that:
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