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Information Systems
Key Fact
  • Program name
    Information Systems
  • Program code
    IS
  • Chair of the Department
    Dr. Zain Balfagih
  • Program length
    4 years
  • Credit hours
    130

 About the Program

Much of the success of modern-day business depends on information and how it is used. Time, availability, consistency, accuracy, and completeness of information have become critical success factors for many different business enterprises.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science (BSc.) in Information Systems (IS) learn both the technology and the managerial aspects of information systems enabling them to play meaningful roles in the organizations they will work for.

Vision

The Information Systems Program envisions a globally competitive Arab World whose citizens are empowered by information. The IS program vision is to support the local business community and economy by supplying the local job market with highly qualified graduates who make optimum knowledge possible.

Mission

A commitment to offer scholarly research, teaching and service in information systems in order to train future leaders for professional and academic careers in conform to the international standards. The program will contribute to the local and international market by preparing the student with highly competent technical, social and leadership skill.

Goals

  1. Enhance the presence of the IS department among other regional institutions through excellence in teaching, research, and community service
  1. Enhance the positive, dynamic, and transparent governance process and involving the stakeholders in decision making/auditing.
  2. Maintain the national and international accreditations and to have the program as the best Information System program regionally
  3. Preparing students with innovative, interactive, and quality education to meet future needs in the market.
  4. Recruit and retain the expected number of diverse student body to be ambassadors of Queen Effat.
  5. Optimizing the use of state-of-art learning management systems and educational resources.
  6. Providing the state of the art labs, resources, and technology.
  7. Attract and maintain internal/external funds, consultation services, executive courses, and research grants.
  8. Retain and recruit highly qualified information systems faculty members.
  9. Enhancing the quality research output and Aligning the research with commercialization to meet the vision 2030 in relation with national and international research institutions
  10. Establish and strengthen partnerships with highly recognized academic institutions and businesses nationally and internationally to support the community.

 Concentration

Information Security (ISEC)

    • Investigating the vulnerability of hardware and software.
    • Understanding the financial and managerial implications of protecting information in organizations.
  • Enterprise Systems and Data Management (ESDM)

    • Organizing information to be accessible efficiently.
    • Managing issues related to data in enterprise systems.
Within these, you will learn how to use your leadership skills by taking part in activities that advance the theory and application of information systems practices, analyze and design (or re-engineer) business functions to incorporate information technology (IT) capabilities, demonstrate an understanding of the human context in which your technical contributions will be used, and engage in constant learning to keep up with the rapidly changing developments in computing.

The student can also choose to complete her degree without a concentration.

 Learning Outcomes


    • An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
    • An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
    • An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
    • An ability to function effectively within a team to accomplish a common goal.
    • An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
    • An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
    • An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society.
    • A desire to engage in continuing professional development.
    • An ability to use current techniques, skills and tools necessary for computing practice.
    • An understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment.​​

 Career Opportunities

    • Systems Specialist/Analyst/Operator
    • Information Systems Designer
    • IS/IT Project Manager
    • IS/IT Manager/Officer
    • Database Analyst/Administrator/Developer
    • Data Warehouse Analyst/Administrator/Developer
    • Information/Database Security Specialist
    • Information System Auditor
    • Web Application Developer
    • User Interface Designer
    • Business Planner/Designer
    • Social Media Specialist/Strategist
    • System Testing and Integration Specialist
    • Enterprise Architect
    • Graduate studies in IS and related fields.​

 Graduation Requirements

Enterprise Systems and Data Management Concentration

Information Security Concentration

General Education Requirements: 42 
Basic Science and Mathematics: 9
Major Core Requirements (Compulsory): 40
Concentration Core Requirements: 21
Technical Electives: 9
Business Electives: 9
Total: 130

No Concentration

General Education Requirements: 42
Basic Science and Mathematics: 9
Major Core Requirements (Compulsory): 40
Concentration Core Requirements: 0
Technical Electives: 27
Business Electives: 12

Total: 130

 Program Plan (No Concentration)

Foundation Year
Semester 1 – Foundation 1 Semester 2 – Foundation 2
Course
Code
 Course Title
Credit
Hours
Course
Code
 Course Title
Credit
Hours
LANG 011 Reading & Critical Thinking-I 3 LANG 012 Reading & Critical Thinking-II 3
LANG 013 Academic Writing - I 3 LANG 014 Academic Writing - II 3
LANG 015 Listening  and Speaking - I 3 LANG 016 Listening  and Speaking - II 3
SSKL 021 Independent Learning & Research Skills - I 2 SSKL 022 Independent Learning & Research Skills - II 2
HSS 051 Introduction to HSS 1 3 HSS 054 Critical Thinking & Problem Solving Skills for HSS II 3
HSS 055 Cases and Projects in Psychology and Language 1 2 HSS 056 Cases and Projects in Psychology Language II 2
MATH 041 Basic Math - I 3 MATH 042  Basic Math - II 3
CL 031 Computer Literacy 0 IL 032 Information Literacy 0
Total Credit Hours 19 Total Credit Hours 19
Freshman Year
Year 1 – Semester 1 Year 1 – Semester 2
GMTH 142E Calculus I for Computing 3 MATH 129 Calculus II 3
GCS 150 Digital Skills: Information and Computer Literacy 3 IS 101 Introduction to Information Systems 3
CS 105 Fundamentals of Computing 3 IS 102 Ethics in Computing 2
GENG 161 Project Based Language Learning & Critical Thinking 2 GSTA 140 Elementary Statistics 3
GISL 171 Social and Moral Values in Islam 2 GPHY 112 Foundation in Physics 3

Linguistic Communication (Arabic) 3
Islamic Thought and Ethics Requirement II 2
Total Credit Hours 16 Total Credit Hours 16
Sophomore Year
Year 2 - Semester 3 Year 2 - Semester 4
MGT 220 Business technical Elective 1: Principles of Management 3 IS 221 System Analysis and Design 3
CS 120 Object Oriented Programming 3 IS 231 Introduction to Information Security 3
IS 202 IT Infrastructure 3
Core Concentration Req. 1 3
IS 240 Database Systems 3 MATH 203 Discrete Mathematics 3

Linguistic Communication (English) 2   Linguistic Communication (Foreign Languages I) 2

Physical and Environmental Wellbeing 2   Islamic Thought and Ethics Requirement III 2
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 16
Junior Year
Year 3 - Semester 5 Year 3 - Semester 6

Linguistic Communication (Foreign Languages II) 2
Computer Graphics 2

Core Concentration Req. 2 3 STAT 202 Software Engineering 3
IS 351 Project Management 3   Research and Training Seminar 3
 
MGT 326
Organization Behavior 3 IS 380 Concentration Requirement1 3
  Culture Literacy 3   Global Awareness 3
GSEM 200 Interdisciplinary Seminar & Research 3   Civic Engagement Requirement 3
Total Credit Hours 17 Total Credit Hours 17
Summer Session
IS 392 Summer Training 2  
Senior Year
Year 4 - Semester 7 Year 4 - Semester 8
  Core Concentration Req. 4 3 IS 494 Senior Project-2 3
IS 493 Senior Project-1 3   Concentration Recommended Course 3 3
  Concentration Recommended Course 1 3   IS/CS Technical Electives 3
  Concentration Recommended Course 2 3   Business Technical Elective 3
  Business Technical Elective 3   IS/CS Technical Elective 3
Total Credit Hours 15 Total Credit Hours 15
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 Program Plan (Information Security (ISEC))

 Program Plan (Enterprise Systems and Data Management (ESDM))

Admissions
Hi-School Percentage
Science Section
80%
Art Section
85%
Qudurat *(SAT)
65%
Math Level *DTMS
Part
1 - 2 - 3 - 4
Cut-Score
512, 612, 712, 412
Effat Placement Tests
*TOEFL+ *TWE
TOEFL (525) - TWE (5)
**IELTS
5.5
Additional Department Requirement
Interview
Required
Recommendation
Letter
3
Personal Statement
Required
Contact Information
Dept. Chair
Tel.+966 122137893
Assistants
Tel.+966 122137894 

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