Master of Instructional Design and Technology

Master of Instructional Design and Technology (R2-DL/140/7/0008 (A9450) 11/23)

Programme Synopsis

The Master of Instructional Design Technology programme (MIDT) offered by the Open University Malaysia (OUM) aims to produce graduates who will be equipped with impactful theories, principles and practices of Instructional Design that could be applied in numerous engaging, attractive and appealing settings especially in an e-learning and social media environment. The instructional methods for MIDT are task-based and student centered, utilizing up to date learning designs to suit various technology environments. As we are aware, present day students are facing learning challenges that are fundamentally different from that of previous generations.

They require a different kind of educational experience that fits their multitasking lifestyle. In addition to this growing demand are technological developments, which have ushered in a new paradigm in education, bringing with it a new breed of students and a demand for courses that meet their needs. With the job market growing ever more competitive, and employees being expected to continually develop themselves professionally, lifelong learning' has become a necessity.

OUM has recognized this need for innovative programmes and pedagogical solutions to attract such students, and has offered several online courses to its clients - MIDT is one of them. Another highlight of the programme is the diversity of its learning community: the students and facilitators hail from at least 7 different time zones and 14 different countries. This enables a mix of cultures unparalleled in education.

The MIDT is endorsed by the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) with scholarships for deserving students and it is also very affordable - at least 4 times cheaper than those offered by other equally competitive institutions in other parts of the world with no compromise on quality of learning.

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Normal Entry

Bachelor degree in any field with a minimum CGPA of 2.50 or equivalent as accepted by Senate; OR
Bachelor degree in any field with CGPA less than 2.50, can be accepted with a minimum of 5 years working experience.


APEL Entry (Only for Malaysians)

The candidate should be more than 30 years of age in the year of application; AND
STPM / Recognised Diploma / A-Levels / Equivalent; AND
Relevant work experience / prior experiential learning; AND
Pass the APEL Assessment (Aptitude Test, Portfolio & Interview) conducted by OUM

**Foreign Student: Required to achieve TOEFL (score 500) or IELTS (Score 5.0)

  1. The provisional offer of admission will be revoked if the candidate:
    1. Fails to submit evidence of qualification within the stipulated date; or
    2. Does not meet the entry requirements of the University.
  2. Entry requirements are subject to change as stipulated by the Malaysian Qualifications Agency.
Coursework Year 1 Year 2
Sem 1 RM4,473 RM2,982
Sem 2 RM2,982 RM3,479
Sem 3 RM2,982 RM2,982
Total RM19,880
* Fees applicable to Malaysians and Permanent Residents only.
* International students are required to pay registration fees of RM1,000 and an additional 20% for the tuition fees.
* The University reserves the right to revise the fees without prior notice.

Discount for the Physically Challenged Learners (OKU) and Senior Citizens

The University offers 50% discount for:

  • Senior citizens aged 60 and above on registration date; and
  • Physically challenged learners – a valid Orang Kelainan Upaya (OKU) is required.

These discounts are for subject fees only and are not applicable for research and other fees. The discounts are also not valid for second time registration and repeating of subjects.

Learners who receive this discount are not entitled to other discounts and promotions.


♦ Processing fee:

  • RM50 (Malaysian) & RM100 (International Students)

♦ Re-registration fee of RM220 per semester is chargeable for extension of Masters Projects

♦ Financial options:

  • EPF (Account 2); or
  • Education or Personal Loan from commercial banks; or
  • HRDF (subject to employer’s eligibility); or

♦ Payment Mode:

  • JomPAY; or
  • Internet Banking; or
  • Debit/Credit Card.

Core Courses

Course Offered
Credit Hours
HMLT5203 - Applying Theories of Learning to Instructional Technology 3
HMID5003 - Principles and Practices of Instructional Design 3
HMOA5403 - Online Assessment Methods 3
HMIR5103 - Research in Instructional Design and Technology 3

Elective Courses

Course Offered
Credit Hours
HMLC5303-Learning Communities and Social Pedagogical Networks 3
HMIC5503 - Managing Intellectual Capital 3
HMDD5603 - Design and Development of Interactive E-Content 3
HMHP5903 - Human Performance Technology 3
HMMC5703 - Managing Instructional Technology for Change 3
HMTT6003 -Instructional Technology Development Tools 3
HMUT6103 Usability Testing and Method in Instructional Design Process 3
HMLT5113 Mobile Learning: Trends and Development 3

Research Project

Course Offered
Credit Hours
HMVS6502 - Virtual Seminar: Critique and Review of Electronic Portfolio 3
Conducting Research on Instructional Design & Technology 4
HMPT6404-Practicum In Instructional Design and Technology 4
Total credits to be taken 40

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