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    Course Description

    YEAR 1, SEMESTER 1

    ENG20 / ENG1120 - Exposition and Argumentation

    This course will provide participants the opportunity to continue to develop the necessary writing skills with special emphasis on expository, descriptive, persuasive (argumentative) and narrative writing. This course will introduce advanced writing concepts and continued emphasis will be place on writing according to the rules of good essay writing. Prerequisite: GFP (English)

    PSYCH50 / PSYCH1101- Introduction to Psychology

    Designed to assist the individual in developing a growing understanding of basic psychological concepts, an increased awareness of one's self, a continuous interest in human behavior, and an increased effectiveness in relating to other people.

    Prerequisite: GFP (English)

    MATH3 / MATH1103 - Pre-Calculus

    Basic principles of algebra including the number line and an introduction to equations and inequalities, polynomials, rational expressions, exponents and radicals, the quadratic formula and functions. Prerequisite: GFP – Mathematics

    CS 1570/ CS 53- Introduction to Programming

    Programming design and development using C++. Emphasis placed on problem solving methods using good programming practices and algorithm design and development. Topics included are syntax/ semantics, logical, relational and arithmetic operators, decision branching, loops, functions, file I/O, arrays, output formatting, C-strings, and an introduction to Object-Oriented Programming including the development and use of classes. Prerequisite: GFP (IT &Maths)

    IST 1750/ IST 50 - Introduction to Management Information Systems

    This course familiarizes the students with the fundamental concepts and principles of management information systems. Topics covered include the strategic role of IT, decision support systems, database and datawarehouse, enterprise applications, mobile applications, and social and ethical issues related to information systems. Prerequisite:GFP – IT

    YEAR 1, SEMESTER 2

    ECO 75- Economic Development in the Gulf States:

    Principles  and concepts of economic growth and development; theories of economic development, economic development since1990s , factors of growth and development in the Gulf countries, employment, health, education, training, entrepreneurship and its role in the development of the region; natural resources and its role in Gulf region.

    Prerequisite: None

    MATH8 / MATH1208 - Calculus with Analytical Geometry – I

    A study of limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of algebraicand trigonometric functions. Applications of these concepts in physicalas well as mathematical settings are considered. Prerequisite: MATH 3/MATH 1103

    CS158 / CS1200 - Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science

    A rigorous treatment of topics from discrete mathematics which are essential to computer science. Principal topics include: formal logic (propositional & predicate), proof techniques, mathematical induction, program correctness, sets, combinatorics, probability, relations, functions, matrices, graph theory and graph algorithms. Prerequisite: GFP (IT & Mathematics)

    CS 153/CS 1510 - Date Structures

    A continuation of the development of structured programming concepts and their use in program development. Stacks, queues, linked list, arrays, trees, sorting and searching will be taught together with their use in implementations of a number of algorithms. Prerequisite: CS53/CS 1570.

    IST 51 / IST 1551 - Implementing Information Systems – User Perspective

    Introduction to object-oriented programming in the context of developing and implementing the various components of an information system with particular attention given to system interface such as window and web forms. Class will include numerous projects covering foundational programming.

    Prerequisite: IST50/ IST1750

    YEAR 2, SEMESTER 1

    SPMS85 / SPMS1185 - Introduction to Speech

    This course provides the students with an opportunity to study the components of a good presentation. It gradually guides candidates to prepare and introduce effective presentations. It also aims at increasing self-confidence through controlling stage fright, enhancing participation skills and involving students in debates and discussion.

    Prerequisite: None

    PHIL35 / PHIL1335 - Business Ethics

    This course is an examination of the principles of ethics and issues that guide behavior in the world of business.  The topics covered are corporate responsibility, employee rights, and the nature of the free enterprise system, environmental concern and ethical business practices. Prerequisite: None

    CS 234/CS 2889 - Introduction to Computer Organization and Assembly

    A detailed study designed to teach the building blocks of a computer system, assembly language programming and the basic computer organization concepts. Subjects include digital logic, performance issues, machine & assembly language, binary arithmetic, and the structure of an ALU. Prerequisites: CS153/CS1510

    IST151 / IST1552 - Implementing Information Systems – Data Perspective

    Continuation of object-oriented programming in the context of developing and implementing the various components of an information system with particular attention given to database incorporation. Class will include numerous projects covering intermediate topics. Prerequisite: IST51/IST1551

    YEAR 2, SEMESTER 2

    ACC130 / ACC1130– Accounting I

    This course presents a comprehensive and practical approach to modern day principles of accounting. It focuses largely on the accounting for external reporting and the generation of financial information necessary for managerial decision making. This course gives students the opportunity to master accounting concepts and provides a firm foundation for further studies. This course introduces students to the conceptual structure of financial accounting in an effort to develop their ability to read, understand and interpret the general purpose of financial statements – [ Income Statement, Position Statement, Statement of Retained Earnings, Cash Flow Statements ] reported to investors and creditors of corporate business entities. Prerequisite: None

    IST 223/IST 3423 - Database Management

    The course introduces the concepts of database management systems. Issues in database architecture, design, administration, and implementation are covered. Prerequisite: IST50/IST1750

    IST231 / IST3131 - Computing Internals & Operating Systems

    Design-oriented introduction to computer components and operation. Standard codes; number systems; base conversions; computer arithmetic; boolean algebra; operating system components including memory management, device management, and I/O management; and related issues are covered. Prerequisite: IST50/IST1750

    IST233 / IST3333 - Data Networks and Information Security

    The course provides an overview of current and evolving networking and information security principles. Concepts include network standards and protocols; operation and management; switching and routing; area networks; wireless network infrastructure; security frameworks, policies, and management. Prerequisite: IST50/IST1750

    MIS210 / MIS3010 - Seminar

    Discussion of current topics.  Prerequisite: 30 Hours Completed

    YEAR 1, SEMESTER 1

     

    ENG20 / ENG1120 - Exposition and Argumentation

    This course will provide participants the opportunity to continue to develop the necessary writing skills with special emphasis on expository, descriptive, persuasive (argumentative) and narrative writing. This course will introduce advanced writing concepts and continued emphasis will be place on writing according to the rules of good essay writing. Prerequisite: GFP (English)

    PSYCH50 / PSYCH1101- Introduction to Psychology

    Designed to assist the individual in developing a growing understanding of basic psychological concepts, an increased awareness of one's self, a continuous interest in human behavior, and an increased effectiveness in relating to other people.

    Prerequisite: GFP (English)

    MATH3 / MATH1103 - Pre-Calculus

    Basic principles of algebra including the number line and an introduction to equations and inequalities, polynomials, rational expressions, exponents and radicals, the quadratic formula and functions. Prerequisite: GFP – Mathematics

    CS 1570/ CS 53- Introduction to Programming

    Programming design and development using C++. Emphasis placed on problem solving methods using good programming practices and algorithm design and development. Topics included are syntax/ semantics, logical, relational and arithmetic operators, decision branching, loops, functions, file I/O, arrays, output formatting, C-strings, and an introduction to Object-Oriented Programming including the development and use of classes. Prerequisite: GFP (IT &Maths)

    IST 1750/ IST 50 - Introduction to Management Information Systems

    This course familiarizes the students with the fundamental concepts and principles of management information systems. Topics covered include the strategic role of IT, decision support systems, database and datawarehouse, enterprise applications, mobile applications, and social and ethical issues related to information systems. Prerequisite:GFP – IT

    YEAR 1, SEMESTER 2

    ECO 75- Economic Development in the Gulf States:

    Principles  and concepts of economic growth and development; theories of economic development, economic development since1990s , factors of growth and development in the Gulf countries, employment, health, education, training, entrepreneurship and its role in the development of the region; natural resources and its role in Gulf region.

    Prerequisite: None

    MATH8 / MATH1208 - Calculus with Analytical Geometry – I

    A study of limits, continuity, differentiation and integration of algebraicand trigonometric functions. Applications of these concepts in physicalas well as mathematical settings are considered. Prerequisite: MATH 3/MATH 1103

    CS158 / CS1200 - Discrete Mathematics for Computer Science

    A rigorous treatment of topics from discrete mathematics which are essential to computer science. Principal topics include: formal logic (propositional & predicate), proof techniques, mathematical induction, program correctness, sets, combinatorics, probability, relations, functions, matrices, graph theory and graph algorithms. Prerequisite: GFP (IT & Mathematics)

    CS 153/CS 1510 - Date Structures

    A continuation of the development of structured programming concepts and their use in program development. Stacks, queues, linked list, arrays, trees, sorting and searching will be taught together with their use in implementations of a number of algorithms. Prerequisite: CS53/CS 1570.

    IST 51 / IST 1551 - Implementing Information Systems – User Perspective

    Introduction to object-oriented programming in the context of developing and implementing the various components of an information system with particular attention given to system interface such as window and web forms. Class will include numerous projects covering foundational programming.

    Prerequisite: IST50/ IST1750

    YEAR 2, SEMESTER 1

    SPMS85 / SPMS1185 - Introduction to Speech

    This course provides the students with an opportunity to study the components of a good presentation. It gradually guides candidates to prepare and introduce effective presentations. It also aims at increasing self-confidence through controlling stage fright, enhancing participation skills and involving students in debates and discussion.

    Prerequisite: None

    PHIL35 / PHIL1335 - Business Ethics

    This course is an examination of the principles of ethics and issues that guide behavior in the world of business.  The topics covered are corporate responsibility, employee rights, and the nature of the free enterprise system, environmental concern and ethical business practices. Prerequisite: None

    CS 234/CS 2889 - Introduction to Computer Organization and Assembly

    A detailed study designed to teach the building blocks of a computer system, assembly language programming and the basic computer organization concepts. Subjects include digital logic, performance issues, machine & assembly language, binary arithmetic, and the structure of an ALU. Prerequisites: CS153/CS1510

    IST151 / IST1552 - Implementing Information Systems – Data Perspective

    Continuation of object-oriented programming in the context of developing and implementing the various components of an information system with particular attention given to database incorporation. Class will include numerous projects covering intermediate topics. Prerequisite: IST51/IST1551

    YEAR 2, SEMESTER 2

    ACC130 / ACC1130– Accounting I

    This course presents a comprehensive and practical approach to modern day principles of accounting. It focuses largely on the accounting for external reporting and the generation of financial information necessary for managerial decision making. This course gives students the opportunity to master accounting concepts and provides a firm foundation for further studies. This course introduces students to the conceptual structure of financial accounting in an effort to develop their ability to read, understand and interpret the general purpose of financial statements – [ Income Statement, Position Statement, Statement of Retained Earnings, Cash Flow Statements ] reported to investors and creditors of corporate business entities. Prerequisite: None

    IST 223/IST 3423 - Database Management

    The course introduces the concepts of database management systems. Issues in database architecture, design, administration, and implementation are covered. Prerequisite: IST50/IST1750

    IST231 / IST3131 - Computing Internals & Operating Systems

    Design-oriented introduction to computer components and operation. Standard codes; number systems; base conversions; computer arithmetic; boolean algebra; operating system components including memory management, device management, and I/O management; and related issues are covered. Prerequisite: IST50/IST1750

    IST233 / IST3333 - Data Networks and Information Security

    The course provides an overview of current and evolving networking and information security principles. Concepts include network standards and protocols; operation and management; switching and routing; area networks; wireless network infrastructure; security frameworks, policies, and management. Prerequisite: IST50/IST1750

    MIS210 / MIS3010 - Seminar

    Discussion of current topics.  Prerequisite: 30 Hours Completed

    YEAR 3, SEMESTER 1

    MATH21 / MATH1221 - Calculus with Analytical Geometry – II

    A continuation of Math 8; differentiation and integration of elementary transcendental functions, integration techniques, improper integrals, conic sections, polar coordinates, introduction to sequences and series.

    Prerequisite: MATH 8 / MATH 1208

    POL90 / SOC1100 – Omani Society

    This course is intended to provide the students with an understanding of the Omani Society and provide an overview of the different sectors of Oman, its geography and history, institutions and policies, access to law, values of society and culture. Prerequisite: None

    CS 285/CS 5600 - Computer Networks

    This course focuses on the Internet and the general principles of computer networking. It covers the TCP/IP model from the application layer to the link layer in a top-down approach. It also exposes students to multimedia networking, network security, wireless and mobile networks. It is a networking class targeted for entry-level graduate students. Prerequisite: IST233 / IST3333

    IST241 / IST4642 - E-Commerce Architecture

    Course will cover the issues associated with computer architecture, as it relates specifically to e-commerce applications. Topics will include ecommerce systems and processes, specialized software, and databases. Prerequisite: IST50/IST1750

    YEAR 3, SEMESTER 2

    MNGT325 / MNGT4325 - Entrepreneurship

    This course is interdisciplinary, it is designed to help students unfold and develop their personal attributes required to become a successful entrepreneur through case studies, and creative problem solving. Students will identify, discuss and grow an idea about a business they might start. Prerequisite: ACC130/ACC1130

    IST354 / IST4680 - Introduction to Web and New Media Studies

    The course covers web culture, including topics such as social media, citizen journalism, crowd intelligence, privacy, and copyright. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and IS&T 5680 (Advanced Web and New Media Studies). Prerequisite: IST50/IST1750

    PHIL212 / PHIL2001 - Computer Ethics

    The course familiarizes the students with the fundamental concepts and principles of Computer Ethics. Topic covered includes the Philosophical Ethics, Professional Ethics, Property Rights of Computer Software, Accountability and Computer and Information Technology, Social implication and Social Values. Prerequisite: None

    YEAR 4, SEMESTER 1

    STAT211 / STAT3111 – Statistical Tools for Decision Making

    An introduction to statistical techniques commonly used in management decision making. Topics include statistical inference of population parameters, linear regression, basics of experimental design and analysis, analysis of categorical data, and the use of statistical software. Prerequisite: MATH3/MATH1103

    CS 238/CS 2300 - File Structures and Introduction to Database Systems

    Course covers major topics in file structures and database systems including techniques for disk access and organization, record and file structures, index structures, sequential file, dense/sparse and secondary indexes, B-trees, range queries, insertion/deletion, hash tables, fundamentals of database systems, the ER model, relational model, algebra and SQL. Prerequisite: CS304/CS5300

    IST 361/IST 4261 - Information Systems Project Management

    The course overviews general project management principles and then focuses on information system application development. Topics include requirements analysis, project scheduling, risk management, quality assurance, testing, and team coordination. Prerequisite: IST50/IST1750

    YEAR 4, SEMESTER 2

    MIS 4096/ MIS 397 - Capstone: Senior Design

    Course will cover issues and problems relating to application and integration of business and management system skills, Group projects will require work as a member of a team, Creative Problem solving and application of business systems principles of real and simulated problems

    Prerequisite: Senior Level

    CS 5801/ CS 381 - The Structure of Operating System

    The hardware and software requirements for operating systems for uniprogramming, multiprogramming, multiprocessing, time sharing, real time and virtual systems. The concepts of supervisors, interrupt handlers, input/output control systems, and memory mapping are discussed in detail. Prerequisite: CS284/CS3800

    ELECTIVE COURSES

    CS263 / CS3600 - Introduction to Computer Security

    This course encompasses threats and vulnerabilities, trust and security policies, and enforcement. Specific topics include access control, risk management, systems and applications life cycle, physical security, key management, transmission security, and cryptography. Prerequisite: CS53/CS1570

    CS 362/CS 5601 - Security Operations & Program Management

    An overview of information security operations, access control, risk management, systems and application life cycle management, physical security, business continuity planning, telecommunications security, disaster recovery, software piracy, investigations, ethics and more. There will be extensive reporting, planning and policy writing. Prerequisite: None

    CS 74/CS 1971 - Introduction to Programming Methodology

    Basic structured programming and problem solving techniques using C+ +. Development, debugging, and testing of programs, data representation. Topics to include syntax/semantics, operators, loops, decision branching, arrays, file I/O. Prerequisite: None

    CS 317/CS 4700 - Intellectual Property for Computer Scientists

    A presentation of the relationship between the law of intellectual property and computer science. Topics include the application of copyright principles to computer programs, protection of computer programs through patents and trade secret law, and the effect of various agreements which are frequently encountered by the computer scientist.

    Prerequisite: Senior Level

    ERP246 / ERP2110 - Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning

    Fundamentals of enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems concepts, and the importance of integrated information systems in an organization. The focus of this course is on illustrating procurement, production, and sales business processes using ERP software. Use of SAP as an example ERP system. Prerequisite: IST50/IST1750

    ERP 347/ERP 5310 - Supply Chain Management Systems in an ERP Environment

    The course studies the need for supply chain integration and the challenges of managing complex interfaces using the systems approach for the planning, analysis, design, development, and evaluation of supply chain. SAP's ERP ECC, SCM, BW, and Sybase Unwired Platform are used to deploy SCM apps.

    Prerequisite: ERP246/ERP2110

    CS 342/CS 5405 - Java GUI & Visualization

    Fundamentals of Java Swing Foundation Classes, Java System Language Specifics, Graphical User Interfaces, Images, Audio, Animation, Networking, and Threading. Visualization of Algorithms. GUI Elements include Event Driven Programming, Interaction with Mouse and KeyBoard, Window Managers, Frames, Panels, Dialog Boxes, Borders.

    Prerequisite: CS272/CS2501

    IST 211 / IST 2211 - Web Design

    A detailed study designed to teach the building blocks of e-commerce and Web designing. Subjects include basic concepts and architecture of e-commerce and designing, developing and hosting a web site through HTML, XML and advance web site features through Front Page, VBScript and ASP. Prerequisite: None

    IST351 / IST5251 – Leadership in Technology-based Organizations

    The course focuses on the knowledge and skills necessary for the development and implementation of effective strategies for the management of technology-based organizations. This involves: developing a general management perspective on technology and innovation, examining the problems of new product development, identifying distinctive technological competencies, licensing and marketing technologies, assessing the organizational and industrial context of technology. Prerequisite: Senior Level

    IST5885 - Human-Computer Interaction

    Introduction to the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI). Students examine issues and challenges related to the interaction between people and technology. The class explores the social and cognitive characteristics of people who use information systems. Students learn techniques for understanding user needs, interface prototyping & interface evaluation. Prerequisite: None

    IST354 / IST4680 - Introduction to Web and New Media Studies

    The course covers web culture, including topics such as social media, citizen journalism, crowd intelligence, privacy, and copyright. Students cannot receive credit for both this course and IS&T 5680 (Advanced Web and New Media Studies). Prerequisite: IST50/IST1750

    IST200 / IST1001 - Special Topics: Java Programming

    To give an explanation in theory and practical to build Object Oriented Programming using modern object oriented programming language   such as Java.

    Prerequisite: None

    IST 2001 Special Topics

    IST 3001 Special Topics

    IST 5001 Special Topics

    CS200 / IST2000 - Special Problems: CCNA Discovery – I

    This course  introduce the fundamental networking concepts and technologies also provides a hands-on introduction to networking and the Internet using tools and hardware commonly found in the home and small business environment. Prerequisite: IST50/IST1750

    CS300/IST 3000 - Special Problems: CCNA Discovery – II

    The goal of this course is to assist you in developing the skills necessary to provide customer support to users of small-to-medium-sized networks and across a range of applications. The course provides an introduction to routing and remote access, addressing and network services.

    Prerequisite: CS200/IST2000

    MATH208 / MATH3108 - Linear Algebra I

    Systems of linear equations, matrices, vector spaces, inner products, linear transformations, determinants, and eigenvalues are studied.

    Prerequisite: MATH3/MATH1103

    Fin250/Fin2150 Corporate Finance

    Corporate Finance is concerned with the way companies handle their own financial affairs. Measuring and controlling risk are the core themes of mastering finance. The chief chapters of this course include Risk and Portfolio Diversification Capitals Structure Planning and Dividend decisions.

    Prerequisites: Acc130/Acc1130

    BUS110/BUS 1110 Introduction to Management and Entrepreneurship

    The course provides an introduction to the basic concepts of management and entrepreneurship to provide an awareness of what functions and challenges are faced by managers and entrepreneurs in today's global environment. Applications of the concepts to the organization, operations, and resources are discussed.

    Prerequisite: None

    ECON121/ECON 1100 Principles of Microeconomics

    An examination of how resources and products are priced and how income is distributed within various types of market structures.

    Prerequisites: None

    ART80/ART1180- Art Appreciation

    This course will provide essential knowledge in various art forms starting from Stone age and experiencing the techniques of modern art schools. The course will develop critical understanding of paintings, sculptures and other art forms. Participants will be exposed to various artists of different period and will be expected to perform a research on those artist and their unique techniques.

    Prerequisites: None

    MKT 5310 Digital Marketing and Promotions

    A managerial examination of integrated marketing communication (IMC) and creativity, with a focus on digital media and new marketing concepts. Specifically, we will look at innovative marketing techniques such as viral marketing, brand communities, experiential marketing and guerilla tactics. Prerequisites: None