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Master of Information Systems


Master of Science in Information Systems (IS) is generally an Academic degree offered as a Research-Based Master of Science degree. This Master degree is offered at many leading universities around the world and is considered a prerequisite degree for those who need to apply for a Ph.D. degree in IS fields.


Applicant to the Master of Science in IS must hold a B.Sc. degree in a relevant major from Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, or from any of the corresponding recognized and accredited universities with cumulative grade point average of at least "Good", or be a holder of Diploma degree with at least "Very Good" grade from the College of Computing and Information Technology or any of the corresponding colleges in the same major. A student may apply for a major other than the major of his/her B.Sc. Degree upon a proposal submitted by the board of postgraduate studies. In this case the student will not be allowed to register for Master of Science degree except after successfully passing the supplementary courses (pre-master) determined by the educational department board with at least "Good" grade.


  • B.Sc. Certificate (Original)
  • Official Transcripts (Original)
  • Copy of passport or identification card
  • Financial Plan (if sponsored)
  • Filled Application Form
  • 4 recent personal photos


accomplished according to schedules and procedures established by the College of Computing and Information Technology. Course registration takes place before or within the first week of the semester. Regular registration for each student is 9 credit hours. Student can register maximum of 12 credit hours in a semester upon the approval of his/her academic advisor.


Students must complete 24 credit hours of course work in addition to presenting a research (thesis) equivalent to 12 credit hours with a total of 36 credit hours. Students in IS major should complete FOUR core IS courses, THREE Elective IS courses, and ONE ed topic in IS. The minimum duration of study from the beginning of the first Master''s course registered by the student until graduation is TWO years, and the maximum duration is FIVE years. A student receives a Master''s degree in Science after successfully fulfilling all the degree requirements and achieving an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher.


The Master''s dissertation is equivalent to 12 credit hours, 3 of which are registered in one semester (Thesis Part I), and the other 9 in the next semester (Thesis Part II). The student will be allowed to register for Master''s dissertation after successful completion of at least five courses (15 credit hours) with GPA of not less than 2.8. The board of postgraduate studies will nominate the supervisors of the students meeting the requirements and stipulations with a view to the ed topic of research, as well as the required topics which are of relevance to the field of research.


Unless mentioned, any course is equivalent to THREE Credit Hours


Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport
College of Computing and Information Technology
Abu Quir Campus,
Tel.: (03)5621057, (03)5622366/88 Ext. 1610, 1615
Email: ccit_pgrad_Alex@aast.edu
Internet Site: http://www.aast.edu/en/colleges/ccit/