Information Science & Technology

ASSOCIATE DEGREE PROGRAM IN INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Description of the Program

Students in Information Science and Technology study the latest technology in areas including networking telecommunication, E-commerce, and integrated business systems. Professionals in this field administer, maintain, and support computer systems and networks. Today’s business environments have a critical need for professionals who have an understanding of information technology based on a broad knowledge of management practices, economics, psychology, and the humanities. These individuals are needed to implement the technology to support business processes, managerial decision making, and organizational communication.

PROGRAM OBJECTIVES:

    The Information Science and Technology major objectives are

  • To communicate effectively in English in diverse environment.
  • To have the fundamental knowledge in Mathematics.
  • To have knowledge in fundamental ethics and business concepts.
  • To have knowledge in fundamental programming & security concepts.

PROGRAM LEARNING OUTCOME:

  • Able to understand the core of information system (hardware, software, operating systems, database, networking technologies and many more).
  • Able to solve real time problem using programming, applied mathematics, and the concept of the operating system.
  • Able to apply analytical techniques for implementation of an information system with respect to the user and data perspective
  • Able to understand the basic concept of network, internet, and design of static and dynamic web application to organize the data.
  • Able to understand the process of software engineering to plan and deploy the computer-based applications.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES:

After graduation, the Information Science and Technology student can join any of the following small or large company and private or public sectors in nationally and globally:

  • Software programmer
  • Software Test Engineer
  • Database Administrator
  • Systems Administrator
  • Website Developer
  • Network Administrator

TYPICAL EMPLOYERS

  • Ministry of Information Technology, Economics, Commerce, Health care and Higher Education
  • National and International Banks as Information System specialist
  • Various corporate companies (As system administrator and software programmer)
  • Educational institutions (As Lab coordinator, Lab technician, or Lab instructor)
  • Telecommunication companies
  • National Authority of Information Technology
  • Any business that uses Information Systems

 

STUDY PLAN

Course Plan for Information Science & Technology Bachelor Degree Program (63 Credit Hours)

Courses and Credit Hours Distribution

FRESHMAN YEAR

Year 1, Semester 1

Old

Course

Code

New

 Course

Code

Course Name

Credit Hours

Pre-requisite

(Old Code / New Code)

Course Scope

ENG 20

ENG 1120

Exposition and Argumentation

3

 

General Course

PSYCH 50

PSYCH 1101

General Psychology

3

 

General Course

MATH 3

MATH 1103

Pre-Calculus

3

GFP

(Maths)

General Course

IST 50

IST 1750

Introduction to Management Information Systems

3

GFP

(IT)

General Course

CS 53

CS 1570

Introduction to Programming

3

GFP

(IT & Maths)

Core Course

Total Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

Year 1, Semester 2

Old

Course

Code

New

 Course

Code

Course Name

Credit

Hours

Pre-requisite

(Old Code / New Code)

Course Scope

ENG 65

ENG 1600

Introduction to Technical Communication

3

ENG20/

ENG1120

Core Course

ECO 75

ECON 1175

Economic Development in the Gulf States

3

 

General Course

MATH 12

MATH 1212

Business Calculus

3

MATH3/

MATH1103

Core Course

IST 51

IST 1551

Implementing Information Systems – User Perspective

3

IST50/

IST1750

Core Course

 

 

IST Electives 01

3

 

Elective Course

Total Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

SOPHOMORE YEAR

Year 2, Semester 1

Old

Course

Code

New

 Course

Code

Course Name

Credit

Hours

Pre-requisite

(Old Code / New Code)

Course Scope

SPMS 85

SPMS 1185

Principles of Speech

3

 

General Course

ACC 130

ACC 1130

Accounting 1

3

 

Core Course

STAT 211

STAT 3111

Statistical Tools for Decision Making

3

MATH3/MATH1103

Core Course

PHIL 212

PHIL 2001

Computer Ethics

3

 

Core Course

IST 151

IST 1552

Implementing Information Systems – Data Perspective

3

IST51/

IST1551

Core Course

Total Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

Year 2, Semester 2

Old

Course

Code

New

 Course

Code

Course Name

Credit

Hours

Pre-requisite

(Old Code / New Code)

Course Scope

SPMS 281

SPMS 3281

Communication Applications

3

SPMS85/

SPMS1185

Core Course

IST 231

IST 3131

Computing Internals & Operating Systems

3

IST50/IST1750

Core Course

IST 233

IST 3333

Data Networks and Information Security

3

IST50/IST1750

Core Course

IST 223

IST 3423

Database Management

3

IST50/IST1750

Core Course

IST 210

IST 3010

Seminar

3

30 Credits Completed

Core Course

 

 

IST Electives 02

3

 

Elective Course

Total

18

 

 

 

                                    Total Credit Hours : 63

 

IST Electives / Free Electives / Special Topics:

Old

Course

Code

New

 Course

Code

Course Name

Credit

Hours

Pre-requisite

(Old Code / New Code)

 

IST 2002

Cooperative Training in Information Science & Technology

3

 

IST 211

IST 2211

Web Design

3

 

 

IST 3420

Introduction to Data Science and Management

3

CS53/CS1570

 

IST 4257

Network Economy

3

-

 

IST 4450

Introduction to Information Visualization

3

 

IST 354

IST 4680

Introduction to Web and New Media Studies

3

IST50/IST1750

 

IST 5168

Law and Ethics in

E-Commerce

3

 

 

IST 5420

Business Analytics and Data Science

3

 

IST 352

IST 5652

Advanced Web Development

3

IST151/IST1552

IST 200

IST 1001

Special Topics :
Java Programming

3

 

 

IST 2001

Special Topics

3

 

 

IST 3001

Special Topics

3

 

 

IST 5001

Special Topics

3

 

CS 200

IST 2000

Special Problems :

CCNA Discovery – I

3

IST50/IST1750

CS 300

IST 3000

Special Problems :

CCNA Discovery – II

3

CS200/IST2000

MATH 208

MATH 3108

Special Problems :

Linear Algebra

3

MATH3/MATH1103

CS 263

CS 3600

Introduction to Computer Security

3

CS53/CS1570

ERP 246

ERP 2110

Introduction to Enterprise Resource Planning

3

IST50/IST1750

ERP 342

ERP 4610

Customer Relationship Management in ERP Environment

3

ERP246/ERP2110

ERP 347

ERP 5310

Supply Chain Management Systems in an ERP Environment

3

ERP246/ERP2110

MKT311

MKT 3110

Marketing

3

BUS110/BUS1110

MKT 380

MKT 4580

Marketing Strategy

3

MKT311/MKT3110

 

MKT 5310

Digital Marketing and Promotions

3

 

BUS 110

BUS 1110

Management & Organizational behavior

3

 

BUS 260

BUS 5360

Business Operations

3

BUS120/BUS1210

ECO 121

ECON1100

Principles of Microeconomics

3

 

FIN 250

FIN 2150

Corporate Finance

3

BUS120/BUS1210

ART 80

ART 1180

Art Appreciation

3

 

 

Emphasis Area:

Old

Course

Code

New

 Course

Code

Course Name

Credit

Hours

Pre-requisite

(Old Code / New Code)

 

IST 5885

Human-Computer Interaction

3

 

 

IST 5886

Prototyping Human-Computer Interactions

3

IST5885

 

IST 5887

Human-Computer Interaction Evaluation

3

IST5885