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Athabasca University

Master of Science in Information Systems
Focus Areas

 

Focus areas in the MSc IS are:

Focus on Information Technology Management

Students are required to complete or get advanced standing for:
COMP 505 Operations Management in Information Systems (3)
And complete:
COMP 605 Project Management for Information Systems (3)
COMP 607 Ethical, Legal, Social Issues in Information Technology (3)
And one of:
COMP 610 Software Engineering (3)
  or  
COMP 635 Green ICT Strategies  
  or  
COMP 638 Enterprise Modeling  

Focus on Information Systems Development

Students are required to complete or get advanced standing for:
COMP 501 Systems Development with Emerging Technology (3)
And complete:
COMP 602 Enterprise Information Management (3)
COMP 610 Software Engineering (3)
And one of:
COMP 605 Project Management for Information Systems (3)
  or  
COMP 607 Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Information Technology  
  or  
COMP 638 Enterprise Modeling  
  or  
COMP 648 Human Computer Interaction, Collaborative Systems, Multimedia, and Ubiquitous Computing  
  or  
COMP 689 Advanced Distributed Systems  

Focus on Data Analytics

Students are required to complete or get advanced standing for:
COMP 504 Object Structure and Programming (3)
And complete:
COMP 682 Data Mining (3)
COMP 683 Introduction to Learning and Knowledge Analytics (3)
And one of:
COMP 602 Enterprise Information Management (3)
  or  
COMP 607 Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Information Technology  
  or  
COMP 657 Artificial Intelligence: Principles and Techniques  
  or  
COMP 658 Computational Intelligence  
  or  
COMP 684 Business Intelligence  

Focus on Information Security

Students are required to complete or get advanced standing for:
COMP 503 IT Hardware and Software (3)
And complete:
COMP 604 Enterprise Computer Networks (3)
COMP 660 Enterprise Information Security (3)
And one of:
COMP 607 Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Information Technology (3)
  or  
COMP 656 Cloud Computing  
  or  
COMP 689 Advanced Distributed Systems  

Focus on Intelligent Systems

Students are required to complete or get advanced standing for:
COMP 501 Systems Development with Emerging Technology (3)
And complete:
COMP 607 Ethical, Legal, Social Issues in Information Technology (3)
COMP 657 Artificial Intelligence: Principles and Techniques (3)
And one of:
COMP 658 Computational Intelligence (3)
  or  
COMP 667 Multiagent Systems  
  or  
COMP 682 Data Mining  
  or  
COMP 683 Introduction to Learning and Knowledge Analytics  
  or  
COMP 684 Business Intelligence  

Focus on Cloud Computing

Students are required to complete or get advanced standing for:
COMP 503 IT Hardware and Software (3)
And complete:
COMP 656 Cloud Computing (3)
COMP 689 Advanced Distributed Services (3)
And one of:
COMP 604 Enterprise Computer Networks (3)
  or  
COMP 607 Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Information Technology  
  or  
COMP 660 Enterprise Information Security  

Focus on Health Informatics

Students are required to complete or get advanced standing for:
COMP 505 Operations Management in Information Systems (3)
And complete:
COMP 620 Health Informatics (3)
One of:
MHST 601 Critical Foundations in Health Disciplines (3)
  or  
MHST 602 Transforming Health Care through Informatics  
And one of:
COMP 602 Enterprise Information Management (3)
  or  
COMP 605 Project Management for Information Systems  
  or  
COMP 607 Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues in Information Technology  
  or  
COMP 610 Software Engineering  
  or  
COMP 635 Green ICT Strategies  
  or  
COMP 648 Human Computer Interaction, Collaborative Systems, Multimedia, and Ubiquitous Computing  
  or  
COMP 650 Social Computing  

Focus on Learning Technology

Information effective September 1, 2019 to August 31, 2020.

Updated July 02 2019 by FST Technical Staff

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