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Information Systems:

 Information Systems:

2.1 Program Mission

Information Systems (IS) program covers the analytical and practical skills required to produce and develop a robust and efficient software systems according to the modern world standards. This includes all the activities of the software life cycle: analysis, design, implementation, testing, evaluation, maintenance, and evolution. Also it addresses how to select and use the suitable tools for that.

Program intends to produce graduates as competent information systems practitioners who have a solid foundation of basic and fundamental knowledge of computer science, business, and administrative systems up to the development of perfect, effective, and robust computerized systems. This program well addresses the analytic skills required by students to develop their abilities in research and to proceed for postgraduate study.

2.2 Program Objectives

Information Systems program is designed to provide the student with the foundations of the discipline as well as the opportunity for specialization.

Program aims to:

1. Develop students’ abilities to improve the practical and theoretical skills.

2. Develop among students the awareness of the social, organizational, and professional context in which you will be working on.

3. Produce graduates who will be able to contribute to and take active part in a variety of industrial, commercial, and academic activities.

4. Produce graduates who exhibit a range of broad based skills and activities related to Computer Information Systems.

5. Produce graduates who can adapt to changing technology and have the ability to recognize technological and human trends.

6. Produce graduates who meet the industry standard in MIS and have experience in the use of general tools and technologies used in the design and implementation of Computer Information Systems.

7. Engender among students the spirit of research and enquiry through suitable mechanism such as departmental research.

After successfully completing Information Systems program, graduate should be able to:

Generally, in the computing and Information should be able to:

1. Apply the fundamental theories and principles of computing and information applications.

2. Integrate and evaluate the computing tools and facilities.

3. Apply knowledge of mathematics and science.

4. Design a computing system, component and process to meet the required needs within realistic constraints

5. Exploit the techniques, skills and up-to-date computing tools, necessary for computing and information practice.

6. Display professional responsibilities and ethical, societal and cultural concerns

7. Use, compare and evaluate a range of formal and informal techniques, theories and methods to develop computing and information applications.

8. Consider and deal with the individual, social, environmental, organizational and economic implications of the application of computing and information.

9. Carry out a work plan with minimal supervision.

10. Communicate effectively.

11. Hold knowledge and skills required by the computing and information industry.

12. Engage in self and life-long learning and research in computing and information.

13. Fulfill requirements of potential employers.

And specially, in the information system program should be able to:

1. Recognize problems that are amenable to computer information systems, and knowledge of the tools necessary for solving such problems.

2. Understand fundamentals of systems development life cycle (SDLC), information networks, information security, data mining, e-commerce, geographical information systems, and crisis management.

3. Managing and exploiting organizational data and information; designing data and information models, Managing information systems development resources and projects

4. Implement solutions, including use of appropriate programming languages, web-based systems and tools, design methodologies, and database systems.

5.   Apply the principles of effective information management, information organization, information mining, and information-retrieval skills to information of various kinds, including text, images, sound, and video.

6.  Know the fundamentals of intelligent information systems technologies.

7. Specify, design, and implement computer-based information systems, and evaluate them in terms of general quality attributes and possible tradeoffs presented within the given problem.

8.  Apply IS solutions to functional, inter-organizational, operational, managerial, and executive problems and opportunities.

9. Describe characteristics of various components of information systems, use the appropriate tools and techniques to analyze, design, and construct information systems.

10.   Communicate effectively by oral, written and visual means.

11.   Work effectively as an individual and as a member of a team.

12.   Perform independent and efficient time management.

13.   Aware of key ethical issues affecting information systems and their responsibilities as information science professionals.

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