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King Faisal University

Information Systems is an applied discipline that studies the processes of the creation, operation, and social contexts and consequences of systems that manipulate information. The creation and operation of such systems requires the sub-processes of systems analysis, design, development and management which are bracketed at the beginning by social context and at completion by social consequences. At KFU, Information Systems is the study of a system and how technology can be incorporated into that system to make it fully functional and efficient. Many international qualified professors working in this department, as well as the teaching assistant earned their M.Sc. and Ph.D. from abroad. The course of study offers a broad-based intellectual engagement with computing both in theory and practice as well as logic and capabilities. The theoretical ground, abstraction, system analysis and design, networking, security, project management social and ethical contexts of the discipline of computing are well integrated into the curriculum that the department offers. The program requires the completion of 121 credit hours, professional practice levels of technical competence, team work, problem solving and communication skills, all must be mastered. Graduation Project and practical training both are essential for the completion of graduation process.

Program Mission:
To establish a world-class and innovative program of repute with high quality education and research, preparing graduates as contributors and leaders in the information systems discipline; To support community in comprehending, transferring, adapting, and integrating latest technologies into their everyday life.

Program Goals
• Excellence in learning and teaching in the information systems discipline
• Applicative, collaborative, and recognized research in key information system areas
• Continuing development of IS faculty and staff
• Improving program’s resources, facilities and infrastructure
• Lifelong learning opportunities in the field of information systems
• An effectively and efficiently run CIS program
• Benefitting community through IT based solutions

The Program Educational Objectives:
The graduates of CIS program will be:
1.Strong technical contributors and leaders in practicing their profession in industry, academics, or government institutions both individually and as team members.
2.Highly motivated pursuant of life-long learning, higher level studies, and professional growth.
3.Agents of change for the betterment of the community by identifying and assimilating state-of-the-art computing and IT solutions for everyday community life.
4.Work individually or as a team to analyze, develop, and deploy the state-of-the-art information systems to solve organizational and community problems as well as to create new opportunities.

The Program  Outcomes (POs) (2009 Curriculum):
By the time of graduation, The program enables students to achieve:
a. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
b. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
c. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
d. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
e. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
f.  An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
g. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
h. Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
j.  An understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment.

The Program  Outcomes (POs) (2019 Curriculum):
By the time of graduation, the program enables the students to:
1.Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
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.
3.Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
4.Recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
5.Function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
6.Support the delivery, use, and management of information systems within an information systems environment.