The revised Master of Informatics programme is applied research‐based (thesis) programme, designed to expand students’ knowledge
and expertise in Business Informatics, Web Informatics and other fields related to Informatics. Students will develop a thorough
understanding of relevant methodological approaches, and develop competence in the application of theory, concepts, constructs
and appropriate models for applied research including descriptive, explicative and simulation through participation in research
activities and tasks to acquire understanding under the supervision of experienced supervisor.
The programme builds on previously acquired theoretical and practical knowledge at NQF level 8 and other scientific and industrial
experience of the students to investigate and develop novel innovative ideas and products to solve problems in the field of Informatics.
The degree is designed for the candidates with Informatics background who seek to deepen and enhance competencies in their
specialised areas. The programme will create a critical mass of skilled individuals in the field of Informatics that are of great need in
the country and the world.
The end product of a Master of informatics study is the thesis, a research task completed under the guidance of supervisor that
improves student’s understanding to the field and prepares the graduate to embrace scientific approach in solving problem. The
Master’s degree programme in Informatics will provide guidance, training and mentorship for students from various Informatics‐
related fields, with the aim of preparing the next generation of Informatics experts and researchers.
Applicants who hold a Bachelor Honours, NQF level 8 from recognised institutions, or equivalent qualifications, in disciplines related to Informatics may be considered for admission into this programme. Applicants need to provide evidence of having conducted supervised research and may be required to make‐up specific deficiencies in coursework at the discretion of the Higher Degrees Committee. In addition, applicants may be required to attend a pre‐selection interview and or a test at the discretion of the department, particularly when applicant’s coursework are considered to be at variance to the admission requirement of the programme. The Higher Degree Committee (HDC) will approve the final selection and admission of the candidates in accordance with the regulations as specified by the Rules for Postgraduate Studies of NUST. Registration prior to the approval of a research proposal is provisional and will be made official only when the Higher Degrees Committee approves the proposal. These procedures will be fully explained to each prospective student during his or her personal interview.
Applicants from other institutions must submit detailed information on all courses in their previous qualifications, as well as contact details of three referees. The latter also applies to applicants who have been working in the field after obtaining their previous qualifications. Exceptions may be approved by the Higher Degrees Committee, and all admissions are at the discretion of the Faculty Postgraduate Committee.