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M.S. in Computer Science

Area of Interest

The three main areas of interest to be offered in this program are: IT Management & Information Assurance (ITMIA), Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining (KDDM), and Computer Graphics & Game Technology (CGGT).

  • The ITMIA specializes in training our graduates to become leaders in IT groups in the financial industry, including knowledge in security, operations, off-shoring and financial terminology. There is a shortage of skilled computer security professionals capable of reducing vulnerabilities in computing systems.
  • The KDDM are relevant in various industries such as finance or pharmaceutical where there are vast amount of data to be analyzed and leveraged for new business ideas. Graduates will be knowledgeable in applying algorithms and building systems to work with real-world data.
  • The CGGT addresses the gaming industry by focusing on technology needed to be successful in that growing industry. Graduates will be knowledgeable in applying advanced AI techniques for commercial computer games, the use of commercial game technology for training and education, product development methodologies, and entrepreneurship..

Example course sequences following the core courses, for each of the areas of interest are:

1. IT Management & Information Assurance (ITMIA) (For thesis option choose four (4) courses, for non-thesis option choose five (5) courses as recommended by the Advisor)

  • Computer Security (strongly recommended)
  • Data Communication Networks (strongly recommended)
  • Technology Based Star ups (strongly recommended)
  • Graduate Business or Management course
  • E-Commerce and Web Information Systems
  • Object Oriented Design (OOD)
  • Data Base Management
  • Data Mining and Data Warehousing
  • Advanced Computer Networks
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Parallel and Distributed Processing
  • Software Engineering I, II
  • Computer Architecture
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Advanced Programming Language
  • Computer Graphics
  • Special Topics in ITMIA

2. Knowledge Discovery & Data Mining (KDDM)
(For thesis option choose four (4) courses, for non-thesis option choose seven (7) courses as recommended by the Advisor)

  • Data Base Management (strongly recommended)
  • Data Mining and Data Warehousing (strongly recommended)
  • Artificial Intelligence (strongly recommended)
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Parallel and Distributed Processing
  • Software Engineering I, II
  • Data Communication Networks
  • Computer Graphics
  • Object Oriented Design (OOD)
  • Computer Security
  • Graduate Business or Management course
  • Technology Based Star ups
  • Computer Architecture
  • Advanced Programming Language
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • E-Commerce and Web Information Systems
  • Advanced Computer Graphics
  • Special Topics in KDDM

3. Computer Graphics & Game Technology (CGGT)
(For thesis option choose four (4) courses, for non-thesis option choose seven (7) courses as recommended by the Advisor)

  • Computer Graphics (strongly recommended)
  • Advanced Computer Graphics (strongly recommended)
  • Artificial Intelligence (strongly recommended)
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Computer Security
  • Data Communication Networks
  • Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
  • Internet Engineering I, II
  • Computer Architecture
  • Data Base Management
  • Graduate Business or Management course
  • Advanced Programming Languages
  • E-Commerce and Web Information Systems
  • Object Oriented Design (OOD)
  • Technology Based Star ups
  • Data Mining and Data Warehousing
  • Software Engineering I
  • Special Topics in CGGT
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