Applied Information Systems

Singapore Management University

12 months
21400 USD/year
21400 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Master of Applied Information Systems (MAIS) programme is designed to enhance your knowledge and skills by providing you with a broad view of information systems, in addition to valuable hands-on experiences. 


If you are interested in developing new technologies and creating innovative applications, MAIS will be ideal for you. Infocomm industry has been a key contributor to economic development and the driving force behind the fast growing knowledge-based economy in Singapore. Infocomm technologies are the foundation for many applications in industry, government and other institutions. Singapore needs to have an infocomm-savvy workforce and globally competitive infocomm manpower to sustain national economic competitiveness.

This programme is distinctive in its emphasis on industrial strength projects as an essential component of the curriculum. You will not only acquire knowledge in the classroom but also be expected to confidently and innovatively apply what you have learned.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Information Storage and Retrieval
  • Intellectual Property Management for IT
  • Machine Learning
  • Mobile and Distributed Systems (SS)
  • Systems and Data Security (IST)
  • Intellectual Property Management for IT
  • Information Security (IST)
  • Software Mining and Analysis (SS)
  • IT and Business Innovation
  • Technopreneurship
  • Intellectual Property Management for IT
  • Technopreneurship
  • Innovation Management (0.5CU)
  • Intellectual Property Management for IT
  • Information Storage and Retrieval (0.5CU)
  • Information Security
  • Mobile and Distributed Systems

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline, preferably
  • in computer science, information systems, information technology,
  • engineering, science, statistics or applied mathematics.
  • Good GRE or GMAT results.
  • Waived for SMU, NTU, NUS and SUTD graduates.
  • Good TOEFL or IELTS scores.
For applicants whose medium of instruction at the Bachelor’s/ Master’s level was not English.

Submission of the following documents:

  • Identity Card/Passport
  • Latest Curriculum Vitae
  • Degree Certificates and Transcripts
  • Personal Statement
  • Two Referee Reports

Tuition Fee

  • International

    21400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21400 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    21400 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 21400 USD per year and a duration of 12 months.
Application Fee: SGD $15Registration Fees:
  • Singaporeans/Singapore Permanent Residents: SGD $400
  • Foreigners: SGD $500


Merit Award

Merit Award of up to SGD $5,000 may be granted to applicants on competitive basis upon admission offer. Recipients are required to maintain good academic standing throughout the course of study. The merit award will be used to offset the tuition fees in equal instalments.

Capstone Project Scholarship

All MAIS students who are working on industry-sponsored capstone projects are eligible to apply for Capstone Project Scholarship of up to SG$5,000 sponsored by our industry sponsors (e.g., DHL, Standard Chartered Bank).

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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