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Doctor Of Philosophy (Information Technology) – Research - Part Time

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    Part Time
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    6 Years
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The Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology) is offered by the Department of Information Systems (DIS) at KICT.

The Doctor of Philosophy (Information Technology) aims at developing a new breed of professionals who are not only able to produce original research ideas which would significantly contribute to the advance field of inquiry in the areas of IT and computing, but also competent in charting out strategic decisions as well as improving and upgrading organizational performances. The programme continues to work towards its objective of producing well-rounded intellectuals and professionals who are committed to the promotion of Islamic principles and disciplines and are innovation and continue to provide integrated new ideas.

Program Structure

In the first semester, a student is required to audit 2 kulliyyah required courses: ICT Research Methodology and Islamic Worldview on ICT and Society. The student is required to submit his/her research proposal which has to be defended at the end of first semester. Upon approval by the Supervisory Committee, the student will continue with his/her research. The final thesis needs to be submitted at the end of the study period. There will be at least at least three (3) examiners to evaluate the final thesis, two of whom must from other than IIUM. The appointment of all examiners shall be recommended by the Kulliyyah Postgraduate Committee (KPGC) and endorsed by the University’s Senate. An oral defence of the thesis will be arranged once agreed by the examiners.

Areas of Research

Information Technology Management, Information Systems Planning and Strategy, System Development Methodology, Networks and Telecommunications, Database, Internet and e-Commerce, Knowledge Management, Artificial Intelligence, E-learning, IT and Islam, IT in Small Business, IT in the Public Sector, and Societal and Ethical Aspects of IT.

Duration of Study

The programme is offered via full time and part time mode. The full time programme would normally require three (3) years (6 semesters) study duration and the maximum duration allowed is 6 years (12 semesters).

The part time programme would normally require six (6) years (12 semesters). The maximum period allowed for the completion of the programme is 8 years (16 semesters).

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