Master of Advanced Information Technology (MAIT)


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. Our objective is to equip students with advanced knowledge in the field of Information Technology; and to produce more graduates IT caliber in the global arena.

The programme will be offered at our main Campus in Kota Samarahan, Sarawak. Students are required to complete 43 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.

With a Master in Advanced Information Technology, the students will not only get to widen their perspective in the field, but also achieve the perfect blend of theoretical knowledge and experiential learning.


This program has been awarded the MSC Status Certificate in November 2003 and approved by JPA (KP.S(PT) 7010/4/Jld.XVI/(81))

Duration of the programme

  • The Master of Advanced Information Technology programme is a master programme by coursework (fulltime) over a minimum duration of 18 months, which is equivalent to 3 semesters of study. For part time mode, the maximum period of study is 48 months (4 years).

Facilities And Resources

To support your studies, University provides various facilities and resources:

  • Computing facilities
  • Online Learning Support
  • Centre for Academic Information Systems (CAIS)

Who should apply

MAIT 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 application. This program is also suitable for fresh graduates and educators.

When to apply

Applicants may submit an application on the following link: the latest before February and September each year.

  • Duration of study : Full time : 18 - 36 months (Saturday and Sunday only)

The minimum entry requirements for the programme are as follows:

  • A Bachelor Degree or its equivalent, with a minimum CGPA of 2.75;
  • A Bachelor Degree or its equivalent, with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 and not meeting CGPA of 2.75, can be accepted subject to rigorous internal assessment process;
  • A Bachelor Degree or its equivalent, with CGPA less than 2.50, with a minimum of 5 years working experience in a relevant field may be accepted;
  • Other equivalent qualifications approved by the Senate.
  • For international students,a minimum IELTS Score of 5.5 or its equivalent ( e.g TOEFL-525; TOEFL Computer Test -196; TOEFL Internet Test 69-70) is required.

The fee is to 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.

Core Modules

  • TMF6044 - ICT Infrastructures

The course covers the ICT infrastructure components such as transmission media, Internet protocols and addressing, switching, design and different type of broadband access technologies. This course also provides practical in network laboratory to underpinning the knowledge on addressing and network programming.

  • TMF6024 - Decision Support Systems for Managers

The primary focus of this course is to develop intellectual capabilities among managers on how to utilize DSS to improve decision making in an organization. The topic includes an overview of DSS fundamentals: how people makes decisions, analyzing business decision process, understanding the architecture of DSS, and benefits of DSS. This course also examines the design, development and implementation of DSS that support managerial and professional work, including Communications-Driven and Group Support Systems (GSS), Data-Driven DSS, Model-Driven DSS, Document-Driven DSS, and Knowledge-Driven DSS. The issues on evaluating the DSS project and reflections on the past and present of DSS are also discussed in this course.

  • TMF6064 - Mobile Multimedia Communications

This course covers the issues related to mobile multimedia elements, the principles of mobile communication and the requirements to ensure better communication of these elements related to mobile devices. Communication issues will be covered where issues such as the notion of Quality of Service and performance guarantees for mobile multimedia traffic as well as standards and protocols to assist multimedia data transfer in mobile networks will also be discussed. Students will also be able to discuss the existing mobile multimedia applications in networks.

  • TMF6074 - Software Development Methodology

This course will focus on Object-oriented Software Development Methodology. Student will re-cap the basic of Object Oriented concepts and Unified Modeling Language (UML). The course also introduces the advanced object design with patterns. Student will learn to design and develop software using object-oriented concept, advanced pattern, generate and interpret UML models as applied to a wide range of activities using significant extensions and enhancements of UML2 based on Unified Process.

  • TMF6084 - Advanced Topics in Databases
  • The main objectives of this course are to provide an in-depth understanding of advanced concepts and research directions in the field of databases. The course is organized into three parts:

    • Advanced Topics in Database
    • Recent development in database research
    • Recent development in Information management

    By the end of the course, students are expected to:

    • Understand and appreciate the state-of-the-art development in database management systems.
    • Choose the right database technology to solve the problems with data intensive workloads and applications {/lisitng}

    Elective and Specialization Modules

    The elective and specialization modules cover 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 :

    • TMC6134 - Quantitative Analysis for Business Decisions
    • TMC6144 - Computational Linguistics
    • TMC6154 - Advanced Software Engineering
    • TMC6114 - Mobile Computing
    • TMC6124 - Image Processing & Analysis
    • TMC6164 - Technology Entrepreneurship And Business Development

    Research Modules

    • TMF6053 - Research Methodology in IT
    • TMC6096 - IT Project Management (for option B)
    • TMC6106 - IT Project (for option B)


Course Code and Name

Year 1/ Sem 1

TMF6024 Decision Support Systems for Managers

TMF6044 ICT Infrastructures

TMF6074 Software Development Methodology

TMF6053 Research Methodology in IT

Year 1/ Sem 2

TMF6064 Mobile Multimedia Communications

TMF6084 Advanced Topics in Database

Option A

Option B

Specialization 1

TMC6096 IT Project Management

Specialization 2

Year 2/ Sem 1

Option A

Option B

Specialization 3

TMC6106 IT Project

Elective 1

Elective 1

Elective 2

Elective 2

Further Information :

Dr Stephanie Chua Hui Li
MAIT Programme Coordinator,
Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (FCSIT),
Universiti Malaysia Sarawak,
94300 Kota Samarahan,
Tel : +(60-82) 583795
Fax : +(60-82) 583727
Email :