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Master of Science in IT (AI and Data Science)

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  • Overview

  • Overview

  • About the Programme

    Master of Science in Information Technology (Artificial Intelligence and Data Science)

    An education grant of S$4,360 is available to local applicants for the 2024 intakes of this programme. Please contact our Programme Consultant for more information.

    Companies are increasingly using large datasets that have been generated by business activities and social media to uncover trends and insights that can be used to tailor products and services, anticipate demand, improve performance or contribute to solving complex social, health and science-related problems. This programme is taught with a computational focus that combines information technology with mathematics and statistics. You will equip yourself with the analytical skills needed to work with big data and benefit from an emphasis on data resources management, business and data analytics and local area network design.

    The programme is a professional qualification and is designed for information technology graduates and people working in information technology-related fields, where knowledge and skills in big data are needed.

     

    Graduation & Degree Awarded

    Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Master of Science in Information Technology (Artificial Intelligence and Data Science) from Murdoch University, Australia.

    The Master’s Degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in Australia.

    Key facts
    Duration
    24 months
    Intakes
    January, May & September
    Assessment
    A combination of assignments and examinations
  • About the Programme

    Master of Science in Information Technology (Artificial Intelligence and Data Science)

    Companies are increasingly using large datasets that have been generated by business activities and social media to uncover trends and insights that can be used to tailor products and services, anticipate demand, improve performance or contribute to solving complex social, health and science-related problems. This programme is taught with a computational focus that combines information technology with mathematics and statistics. You will equip yourself with the analytical skills needed to work with big data and benefit from an emphasis on data resources management, business and data analytics and local area network design.

    The programme is a professional qualification and is designed for information technology graduates and people working in information technology-related fields, where knowledge and skills in big data are needed.

     

    Graduation & Degree Awarded

    Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Master of Science in Information Technology (Artificial Intelligence and Data Science) from Murdoch University, Australia.

    The Master’s Degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in Australia.

    Key facts
    Duration
    24 months
    Intakes
    January, May & September
    Assessment
    A combination of assignments and examinations

Ranking & Accreditation

Professional Memberships
  • Corporate Membership with PRCA Asia Pacific (PRCA APAC)
  • Student Membership with Centre of Strategic Cyberspace and International Studies (CSCIS)
  • Student Chapter Membership with the Singapore Computer Society (SCS)
  • Intakes

    There are 3 intakes per year.

    Commencement
    • January
    • May
    • September

      Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedule.

    Minimum Class Size
    • 20 students

      Class may commence with fewer students than indicated above, subject to resource availability. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified at least 1 week before the programme commencement date, stated in your student contract with Kaplan, and our consultants will contact you to advise on a backup plan.

  • Intakes

    There are 3 intakes per year.

    Commencement
    • January
    • May
    • September

      Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedule.

    Minimum Class Size
    • 20 students

      Class may commence with fewer students than indicated above, subject to resource availability. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified at least 1 week before the programme commencement date, stated in your student contract with Kaplan, and our consultants will contact you to advise on a backup plan.

Curriculum

Modules

Core Modules
  • Information Technology Project Management
  • IT Professional Practice
  • Information Technology Research Methods
  • Business Analytics
  • Data Resources Management
  • Data Analytics
  • Foundations of Data Science
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Machine Learning
Elective Modules

(Select 2 to 3 units depending on the number of credit points)

  • Applied Information Security Management
  • Business Analysis and Systems Development Approaches
  • Human Factors in Information Technology
  • IT Group Project
  • Information Technology Strategy
  • Knowledge Management
  • Quantitative Research for Business

The elective will be determined by Murdoch University, depending on the applicant’s academic background.

The modules offered may vary depending on the applicant’s academic backgrounds.

Click here for unit descriptions.

  • Admission Criteria
    Academic Requirements

    This Degree programme accepts a wide range of qualifications, which includes:

    • Recognised Australian Computer Society (ACS) accredited Bachelor’s Degree in IT (AQF Level 7); OR
    • Recognised Bachelors’ Degree (AQF Level 7) and an approved qualification in IT (AQF Level 8); OR
    • Recognised Honours Degree (AQF Level 8) and 5 or more years of relevant experience; OR
    • Recognition of relevant and current informal or non-formal learning may be used for entry requirements and should be discussed with the Academic Chair.
    English Language Requirements
    • IELTS 6.0 (with no bands below 6.0); OR

    Applicants are required to meet Murdoch University’s English language requirement. Click here for more information.

    In all cases, the final decision on admission to the programme rests with the university.

  • Admission Criteria
    Academic Requirements

    This Degree programme accepts a wide range of qualifications, which includes:

    • Recognised Australian Computer Society (ACS) accredited Bachelor’s Degree in IT (AQF Level 7); OR
    • Recognised Bachelors’ Degree (AQF Level 7) and an approved qualification in IT (AQF Level 8); OR
    • Recognised Honours Degree (AQF Level 8) and 5 or more years of relevant experience; OR
    • Recognition of relevant and current informal or non-formal learning may be used for entry requirements and should be discussed with the Academic Chair.
    English Language Requirements
    • IELTS 6.0 (with no bands below 6.0); OR

    Applicants are required to meet Murdoch University’s English language requirement. Click here for more information.

    In all cases, the final decision on admission to the programme rests with the university.

  • Fees

    • Local Applicants
      Apply Now

      Part-time (Local Applicants) – Click here to apply online

      Tuition Fee

      The total tuition fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.
        
      S$25,920.20 payable in 4 instalments 
      (Nett programme fee listed above = Tuition fee of S$30,280.20 minus Education Grant of S$4,360^) 

      Fee inclusive of 9% GST


      Receive a S$400 referral fee when you recommend a friend to enrol in our Degree programme*

      ^The Education Grant and amount specified is exclusive to selected programmes and not transferable to other programmes or another intake of the same programme. Terms and conditions apply.

      *Click here for Terms and Conditions for Rebates and Offers.


      NTUC members are eligible for funding support under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). The maximum claimable is capped annually at S$250 for NTUC members below 40 years old and S$500 for NTUC members aged 40 and above.

      For application guidelines, please click here.

      For FAQs, please click here.

      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      S$239.80
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      Student Development Fee

      S$283.40* 
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST


      *Payment for this fee will be included in the first instalment.

      The Student Development Fee covers the provision of a comprehensive range of initiatives aimed at enhancing the career and industry-readiness of Kaplan students, such as programmes aimed at improving interpersonal skills, technical and digital skills, as well as career advisory and job matching services. More details can be found here.

      Mode of Payment

      Click here to learn about available payment modes.

      GST

      All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate of 9%. For more information on the GST revision, please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website. Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

      Fees remain subject to change. Applicant will be charged the prevailing fees and GST at the time of application. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.


      Please refer to the following scenarios for how GST will be applied:

      Scenario 1

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered in 2023

      8% GST will apply.

       

      Scenario 2

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered on or after 1 Jan 2024
      • Payment collected on or after 1 Jan 2024 

      9% GST will apply.

       

      Scenario 3

      • Invoice generated on or after 1 Jan 2024

      9% GST will apply.

      Education Loan

      Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs.

      • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
      • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years.

      Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.

      Education Grant

      This Education Grant aims to provide financial assistance to Murdoch University students pursuing selected Degree programmes. For more information, please click here or contact our programme consultant.

  • Fees

    • Local Applicants
      Apply Now

      Full-time (Local Applicants) – Click here to apply online.

      Tuition Fee

      The total tuition fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.
        
      S$30,280.20 payable in 4 instalments 
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST


      Receive a S$400 referral fee when you recommend a friend to enrol in our Degree programme*

      *Click here for Terms and Conditions for Rebates and Offers.


      NTUC members are eligible for funding support under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP). The maximum claimable is capped annually at S$250 for NTUC members below 40 years old and S$500 for NTUC members aged 40 and above.

      For application guidelines, please click here.

      For FAQs, please click here.

      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      S$239.80
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      Student Development Fee

      S$283.40* 
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST


      *Payment for this fee will be included in the first instalment.

      The Student Development Fee covers the provision of a comprehensive range of initiatives aimed at enhancing the career and industry-readiness of Kaplan students, such as programmes aimed at improving interpersonal skills, technical and digital skills, as well as career advisory and job matching services. More details can be found here.

      Mode of Payment

      Click here to learn about available payment modes.

      GST

      All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate of 9%. For more information on the GST revision, please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website. Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

      Fees remain subject to change. Applicant will be charged the prevailing fees and GST at the time of application. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.


      Please refer to the following scenarios for how GST will be applied:

      Scenario 1

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered in 2023

      8% GST will apply.

       

      Scenario 2

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered on or after 1 Jan 2024
      • Payment collected on or after 1 Jan 2024 

      9% GST will apply.

       

      Scenario 3

      • Invoice generated on or after 1 Jan 2024

      9% GST will apply.

      Education Loan

      Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs.

      • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
      • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years.

      Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.

    • International Applicants
      Apply Now

      Full-time (International Applicants) – Click here to apply online. 

      Tuition Fee

      The total tuition fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.

      S$31,588.20 payable in 2 instalments
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      S$523.20
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      Administration Fee

      S$1,199*
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST


      *Includes application for Kaplan Student Access Card, Student’s Pass, Fee Protection Scheme and Medical Insurance.

      Mode of Payment

      Click here to learn about available payment modes.

      GST

      All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate of 9%. For more information on the GST revision, please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website. Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

      Fees remain subject to change. Applicant will be charged the prevailing fees and GST at the time of application. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.


      Please refer to the following scenarios for how GST will be applied:

      Scenario 1

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered in 2023

      8% GST will apply.

       

      Scenario 2

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered on or after 1 Jan 2024
      • Payment collected on or after 1 Jan 2024 

      9% GST will apply.

       

      Scenario 3

      • Invoice generated on or after 1 Jan 2024

      9% GST will apply.

      Education Loan

      Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs.

      • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
      • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years.

      Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.

  • Duration
    Duration
    • 24 months
    Maximum allowed candidature period
    • 12 credit points: 24 months
    • 24 credit points: 48 months
    • 36 credit points: 60 months
    • 48 credit points: 72 months
    • 72 credit points: 120 months
    • 96 credit points: 144 months
    • 120 credit points: 144 months

      If a student fails to complete the programme within the candidature period, they will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.

  • Duration
    Duration
    • 24 months
    Maximum allowed candidature period
    • 12 credit points: 24 months
    • 24 credit points: 48 months
    • 36 credit points: 60 months
    • 48 credit points: 72 months
    • 72 credit points: 120 months
    • 96 credit points: 144 months
    • 120 credit points: 144 months

      If a student fails to complete the programme within the candidature period, they will not be entitled to any recourse or refund.

SUCCESS STORIES
MU_Ming Joo

I decided to pursue this Master’s programme as I have a strong interest in Data Science. It deals with huge volumes of data, and uses modern tools and techniques to uncover unseen patterns, derive meaningful insights and make operational decisions. The programme curriculum is very structured, and its relevance to my current job scope has helped me to add value to my work.

Yeo Ming Joo 
Head of Sustainment Plans & Policies, Ops Systems Sustainment Centre, Home Team Science & Technology Agency 

Master of Science in Information Technology (Artificial Intelligence & Data Science) 
Murdoch University Student (2021) 

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