Master of Communications and Information Technology – Informatics (MCIT-INF)

Program DescriptionRecent studies place Egypt among the countries with the highest potential growth in the communication and information technology industry and foresee that the CIT industry could become one of the main contributors in Egypt’s economy in the decades to come. One of the challenges however, is the number of qualified technical professionals that would lead this effort and build the base for this promising industry. The program aims at producing technically astute graduates with solid managerial, leadership, and communications skills, prepared for future roles as leaders in the CIT industry.

Local/ International Partners

International partners include a group of world renowned institutions from well recognized universities in USA, Canada and Europe.

Who Should Attend 

Fresh graduates with demonstrated potential to conduct cutting edge research in the area or the desire to broaden their knowledge in CIT, and technical staff of CIT companies. Sectors benefiting from the program include companies, and organization developing or using communication and information technologies.

Program Outcomes 

Graduates will have the vision and the knowledge to provide innovation and technical leadership in CIT. They will also be capable of leading the region in this area of competing at the international level. In addition, graduates will have the skills to become world-class researchers who can make fundamental contributions in the field of CIT.

Faculty

The program faculty consists of some of the best recognized educators in the world from NU and partner universities.

Curriculum 

Program Structure

A student enrolled in the CIT-Informatics (INF) program would be targeting one of two degrees, either a Master’s of Science in CIT (MSCIT-INF) or a Master’s of CIT (MCIT-INF). The study structure for students pursuing a Master’s degree in the INF track is as follows:

Component MSCIT MCIT
CIT Common Core Courses 3-6 Credits 3-6 Credits
INF Track Core Courses 6 Credits 6 Credits
Elective Courses 12-15 Credits 18-21 Credits
MOT/ Business Courses 3 Credits 3 Credits
Thesis / Project 9 Credits 3 Credits
36 Credits 36 Credits
* Each course is 3 credits

Students enrolled in the INF track take 6 credits as common core and 12 credits as MSCIT elective courses (18 credits in case of MCIT).

“INF Track Core Courses” serve to identify the students’ specialization.

All MSCIT and MCIT Students must complete 3 credits of Management of Technology or Business courses, as approved by the program director.

MSCIT students must successfully complete and defend a Master’s thesis. MCIT students must complete 6 cr hrs of course work and submit and present a project document (3 cr hrs) in lieu of thesis.

I. CIT Common Core Courses

The following courses are the core of CIT programs at large. Students in the Informatics (INF) track choose two courses.

Course Name Course Number
Systems Engineering CIT-601
Fundamentals of Networking CIT-606
Formal Methods and Computer Algorithms CIT-645

II. Informatics Track Core Courses* 

Course Name Course Number
Image Processing and Computer Graphics CIT-643
Scientific Computing CIT-644
Machine Learning and Data Mining CIT-646

* Students choose two out of three courses

 

III. CIT Elective Courses

 

IV. MOT/Business Courses

For a list of courses, please check the Management of Technology (MOT) and Executive MBA programs

 

V. Thesis/Project

Course Name Course Number
Project CIT-710
Thesis CIT-700

 

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