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Program Overview

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (BSIS) is a four-year program with 136 credit hours towards graduation. It enables students to get a world-class Bachelor’s of Science degree in Information Systems by acquiring exceptional understanding of all knowledge components and computer skills needed for today’s market in business environments. Students will gain a hands-on experience in business requirements analysis, database and data warehouse design, applications programming, and enterprise systems development and other techniques to successfully develop software information systems that fit organizational needs.

The BSIS curriculum has been designed with inputs from experts and IT employers to meet the recent ABET Accreditation Criteria and ACM/IEEE guidelines for Information Systems programs. It includes multiple industry-recognized certifications that are built into the curriculum to support the students’ résumés.

Program Tracks:

  • Information Storage Management (Data Warehouse Development, Big Data)
  • Software Development (Mobile and Web App Development, Enterprise Systems Development, Business Process Management (BPM))

Graduates of the Information Systems program will be able to:

  • ABET-1 Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  • ABET-2 Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  • ABET-3 Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  • ABET-4 Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgements in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  • ABET-5 Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  • ABET-6 Support the delivery, use, and management of information systems within an information systems environment.
ProgramTOEFL Score (University Level)Required Certificate
Percentage
Qudurat Test ScoreOther Admission
Requirements

Bachelor of Science in Information Systems

  • Information Systems (Track)
  • Information Storage
    Management (Track)
  • Software Development (Track)
510
A minimum High-Schoo
l Percentage of 80%
(Science Track)
65%Science Track
in High School

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Year One
Semester – FallSemester – Spring

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

Course Code

Course Title

Credit Hours

ICTC 1302
Information & Computing 
Technology Concepts
3
COMM 1302
Communication Skills II
3
LOGC 1202
Digital Logic Concepts
2
BSIS 1310
Information Systems
Foundations
3
ARTS XXXX
Arts & Design
2
BSCS 1330
Discrete Structures
3
COMM 1301
Communication Skills I3BSCS 1350
Introduction to Programming
3
ARAB XXXX
Arabic Studies
3
BSCS 1320
Computer Architecture &
Organization
3
MATH 1304
Calculus I
3
BSCY 1310
Fundamentals of 
Cybersecurity
3
BSCS 1160
Compuer Ethics & Society
1
Total Credit Hours17Total Credit Hours18
Year Two
Semester – FallSemester – Spring

Course Code 

Course Title

Credit Hours 

Course Code 

Course Title

Credit Hours 

ISLS XXXX
Islamic Studies
3
ARAB XXXX
Arabic Studies
3
STAT 2301
Statistics
3BMGT 1301
Principles of Management
3
BBUS 1301
Introduction to
Business
3
BSCS 2375
Networking & Data
Communication
3
BSCS 2355
Object-Oriented
Programming
3
BSCS 2310
Analysis of Algorithms
3
BSCS 2351
Fundamental Data 
Structures
3BSIS 2330
Enterprise Architecture
Concepts
3
BSCS 2370
Operating Systems
3
BSIS 2340
IS Project Management
3
Total Credit Hours18Total Credit Hours18
Year Three
Semester – FallSemester – Spring

Course Code 

Course Title

Credit Hours 

Course Code 

Course Title

Credit Hours 

EMOI 1201
Emotional Intelligence
2
XXXX XXXX
Required Gen. Ed Elective
3
ISLS XXXX
Islamic Studies
3ISLS XXXX
Islamic Studies
2
XXXX XXXX
Free Elective
3
BACC 1301
Principles of Financial
Accounting
3
BMGT 2302
Human Resource
Management
3
BSCS 3345
Human Computer Interaction
3
BSCS 3340
Computer Graphics
& Visualization
3BSIS 3320
Database Management
Systems
3
BSIS 3360
Systems Analysis
& Design
3BSIS XXXX
Program Elective
3
Total Credit Hours17Total Credit Hours17
Year Four
Semester – FallSemester – Spring

Course Code 

Course Title

Credit Hours 

Course Code 

Course Title

Credit Hours 

ENTR 3301
Entrepreneurship &
Design Thinking
3
BBBF 1101
Basic Brain &
Body Fitness
1
XXXX XXXX
Required Gen. Ed
Elective
3XXXX XXXX
Free Elective
3
BMKT 1301
Principles of Marketing
Management
3
BSIS 4292
Capstone Project II
3
BSIS 4370
IS Strategy &
Management
3BSIS 4393
Internship
3
BSIS 4291
Capstone Project I
3BSIS XXXX
Program Elective
3
BSIS XXXX
Program Elective
3
Total Credit Hours18Total Credit Hours13

The program equips students with the necessary knowledge, expertise, and tools to be ready for career opportunities, such as:

  • Systems Analysts and Designers
  • Information Technology Specialists
  • Project Manager
  • Enterprise Systems Architects
  • Database Administrators and Analysts
  • Software Developers
  • Information Storage Managers

Ms. Laila Abuljadayel

Lecturer

Hekma School of Engineering, Computing and Informatics

Dr. Sahar Siraj Shabanah

Dean - Assistant Professor

Hekma School of Engineering, Computing and Informatics

Key Facts

Program Name

Information Systems


Academic Degree

Bachelor


Credit Hours

136


Program Length

4 Years


Mode of study

Full time

Dr. Sahar Siraj Shabanah

Dean, School of Engineering, Computing & Informatics, Acting Chair, Computer Science & Cybersecurity Department, Acting Chair, Master of Information Systems Department, Acting Director, Technology Center & Cybersecurity Center


PhD, Computer Science, George Mason University, USA, 2010

MSc, Computer Science, George Washington University, USA, 2001

BSc, Computer Science, King Abdul Aziz University, Jeddah, KSA, 1990

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