Information Technology (MSc)

Master of Science in Information Technology

There has been great deal of changes in technology and industry practices globally, that are driven by several factors, such as,advancements in Web technologies, emergence of new architecture paradigms (such as SOA, SaaS, Cloud Computing etc.), ubiquitous mobile computing, IT infrastructure frameworksthat have become source of guidelines for IT practices in organizations(viz. COBIT, ITIL, ISO 17799), ERP package software integration in organizations etc.

Planning and managing an organization‘s IT infrastructure is a difficult and complex job that requires a solid foundation in applied computing as well as management and people skills. The professional context in which the current IT graduates do their work has changed considerably over the past decade due to above said factors.

To cope with the above said changes in technologies, as well as to address the continuing shortage of IT professionals, a Master of Science program in Information Technologyis deemed necessary. The government of Ethiopia also adjudges this program in academics as an immediate need for the country. In developing this curriculum, the advanced aspects of the knowledge areas suggested by ACM/IEEE - IT Curriculum Model 2008 was considered appropriate.  

Masters of Science in Information Technology
Hosting Unit 
Faculty of Computing
Program Description:
The principal aim of this programme is to produce graduates in Information Technology with the theory-cum- practical knowledge, analytical skills and personal capabilities to become successful professionals in the development and application of IT systems.
A graduate from this program is expected to:
  • develop excellent understanding and practical skills of the domain within which he/she works.
  • develop strong analytical and critical thinking skills to thrive in a globally competitive environment.
  • design and implement information technology solutions that enhance the performance of organizations.
  • exhibit strong ethical principles and good interpersonal communication and team skills.
  • exhibit successful performance in many organizations in different roles as an IT professional.
Duration of the program
Two years
Medium of Instruction
Admission criteria
The  candidates  who  have  successfully  completed  B.Sc,  program  in  information  technology, computer science, and related disciplines from any one of the recognized universities/institutions will be eligible to apply for  admission to this two  year Master of Science in  Information Technology upon the notification from the  Bahir Dar University.The admission will be made on the basis of an entrance examination and academic status  (CGPA)  of the students in the qualifying examination or based on the time to time requirements set by the University.
An applicant must:
i.  Have  a  university  degree  from  a  recognized  institution  in  Information Technology/Information  Systems/  Computer  Science/  Computer Engineering/Software  Engineering/Computer  Science  and  Engineering  or  related fields.
ii.  Meet the general Graduate Studies admission requirements.
Annual intake
25-30 students
Tuition fee
(2020/21 rate)
Contact person
Abdulkerim Mohammed, PhD.