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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

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 and Network 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 and Network Security

Focus on Health Informatics

Focus on Learning Technology

Information effective September 1, 2020 to August 31, 2021.

Updated July 02 2019 by Student & Academic Services

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