MSIT Focus Areas 

Focus area: Cyber Security. Focuses on technical knowledge and practical skills in the science and methodologies for identifying important information assets, securing and protecting such assets, and assuring their availability for authorized users. Advanced courses in network security, privacy, and cyberlaws provide more in depth and up-to-date coverage of skills required to engineer, implement, and manage security solutions.

Required (core) courses
IT710: Information Security and Assurance
IT711: Security Management and Audit
IT712: Network Security
IT780: Communication Networks
IT811: IT Project Management

Electives course: five of the following courses
IT746: Database Management Systems 
IT714: Information Security and Cyber Laws
IT810: Principles of Software Engineering
IT814: Software Quality Assurance
IT818: Software Architecture
EMGT806: Finance for Engineers
EMGT821: Strategic Analysis of Technology Projects


Focus area: Software Engineering. Focuses on industrial-strength practices and modern concepts and methodologies in software development, management and maintenance; advance courses on software architecture, software quality assurance, and requirements engineering provide advanced education on more complex and emerging topics and practices in software development.

Required (core) courses
IT810: Principles of Software Engineering
IT814: Software Quality Assurance
IT818: Software Architecture
IT780: Computer Networks
IT811: IT Project Management

Electives course: five of the following courses
IT746: Database Management Systems
IT710: Information Security and Assurance
IT714: Information Security and Cyber Laws
IT711: Security Management and Audit
IT712: Network Security
EMGT806: Finance for Engineers
EMGT821: Strategic Analysis of Technology Projects


Focus area: IT Project Management. Focuses on managing IT projects: planning, scheduling, integration, risk management, cost and effort estimation, personnel management, stakeholder management, procurement management, and communication management. Advanced courses study finances and strategic management of IT projects. PMBOK concepts are covered.​

Required (core) courses
IT811: IT Project Management
IT711: Security Management and Audit
EMGT806: Finance for Engineers
EMGT821: Strategic Analysis of Technology Projects
IT810: Principles of Software Engineering

Electives course: five of the following courses
IT746: Database Management Systems
IT710: Information Security and Assurance
IT712: Network Security
IT714: Information Security and Cyber Laws
IT780: Communication Networks
IT814: Software Quality Assurance
IT818: Software Architecture


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