Computer Science And Information Systems Program (CSIS)

Computers are everywhere in our society. The infrastructure of business, government, science, and everyday life are increasingly based on computers and digital communication. Whether you are listening to your digital music player, text messaging with a friend, driving a modern car, trading stocks, producing a movie, buying anything on the Internet, flying an airplane, searching for information, performing or being subject to a medical procedure, or playing a video game, you depend on networks of computers that store, exchange and process information in increasingly elaborate ways. Understanding the foundations of this technology, what it can do, what its limitations are, how it relates to information processing in living things and society, and how you can use it will put you in a better position to understand, create, and decide in whatever career, further education, or personal pursuits you choose. Computing is a critical tool for controlling and shaping the processes of modern society. If you want to take advantage of what this Major has to offer, consider one of the several options that the Computer Science and Information Systems program at AUK offers, from single introductory courses through a Minor to a BS Major.

The Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) program at AUK encompasses the principles of computing that enables students to keep abreast of developments in a rapidly changing technology. CSIS students not only gain a solid foundation in the theory and design of modern computing systems, but are exposed to a variety of applied applications, both in lab assignments as well as in internships and in a semester based senior capstone project course. The students are also encouraged to explore cross-disciplinary connections by completing a Minor in a related field.

Bachelor Of Science In Information Systems

Program Lead: Dr. Amir Zeid          Program E-mail: CSIS@auk.edu.kw

Information Systems Learning Outcomes:

Upon completion of the AUK IS major, the student will be able to:

  • • Apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
  • • Analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its
      solution.
  • • Design, implement, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component or program to
      meet desired needs.
  • • Function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • • Understand professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
  • • Communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  • • Analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
  • • Recognize the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
  • • Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
  • • Understand processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within
       a specific application environment.

Admission to Program:

Admission to the Information Systems program takes place in the 2nd year of the program after the student has completed all required first year program prerequisites with an overall University GPA of 2.5 or higher on the selected program prerequisites shown below. The program prerequisites are MATH 201, CSIS 120, CSIS 130, and 8 credit hours in Science in Biology (BIOL 101 and 102), Chemistry (CHEM 101 and 102) , or Physics (PHYS 115 and 116) These program prerequisites satisfy all General Education Requirements in the Sciences, Mathematics, and Computer Science fields.

Transfer equivalencies from ABET accredited programs (http://abet.org ) or equivalent will be considered.

We also accept transfer from non-accredited programs for the courses that do not fall under the prefixes CSIS, CPEG, ELEG or ENGR.

University Degree Requirements (124 Credit Hours)

To receive a Bachelor of Science in Information Systems, students must complete at least 124 credit hours:

  • • General Education Requirements (46 credit hours) composed of:
           o Program Prerequisites (13 credit hours) applicable to General Education Requirements
           o Remaining General Education Requirements (33 credit hours)
  • • Program Prerequisites (6 credit hours) not applicable to General Education Requirements
  • • Major Requirements (72 credit hours), composed of:
           o Information Systems Core Course Requirements (39 credit hours)
           o Information Systems Electives (12 credit hours)
           o Related Field Requirements (21 credit hours), composed of:
                   i) Math (6 credit hours)
                  ii) Business (15 credit hours)
  • • Students are required to complete a minimum of 36 credit hours of upper-level courses (300-
       level or above) at AUK of which at least 18 credits hours need to be taken in the major.

Program Prerequisites (19 credit hours)

CSIS 120

Computer Programming I

(4)[T]

CSIS 130

 Computer Programming II

(4)[T]

MATH 213

Discrete Mathematics

(3)[M]

BIOL 101

General Biology I
AND

(4)[P]

BIOL 102

General Biology II
OR

(4)[P]

CHEM 101

General Chemistry I
AND

(4)[P]

CHEM 102

General Chemistry II
OR

(4)[P]

PHYS 115

General Physics I
AND

(4)[P]

PHYS 116

General Physics II

(4)[P]


Major Requirements (72 Credit Hours)

Information Systems Core Course Requirements (39 credit hours)
Students should earn a grade of “C” or better in the Major courses.

CSIS 110

Information Systems

(3)

CSIS 150

Professional and Ethical Issues in CSIS

(3)

CSIS 210

Data Structures and Algorithms

(3)

CSIS 220

Computer Architecture and Assembly Language

(4)

CSIS 250

Web Technologies

(3)

CSIS 255

Senior Design Capstone I

(3)

CSIS 260

Systems Analysis and Design

(3)

CSIS 300

E-Commerce

(3)

CSIS 322

Net-Centric Computing

(3)

CSIS 330

Software Engineering

(3)

CSIS 440

Software Project Management

(3)

CSIS 490

Computer Science Capstone I

(3)

CSIS 491

Computer Science Capstone II

(3)

Information Systems Elective Courses (12 credit hours)
Four CSIS courses (12 credit hours), selected in consultation with the Academic Advisor, from any 300-level or higher CSIS, CPEG, or ELEG courses.

For a double Major in CS and IS, core electives should be mutually exclusive. Students will need an additional 9 credit hours of MATH (if choosing CS as the additional Major) and 15 credit hours of Core Courses. The student must complete, therefore, an additional 24 credit hours.

Computer Science and Information Systems Majors do not need to take CSIS 101 to fulfill their General Education Requirements, as CSIS 120 will automatically fulfill that requirement.

Related Field Requirements (21 credit hours)

Math Requirements (6 credit hours)
Students who plan on a BS degree in Computer Science will take the following courses:

STAT 201

Statistics

(3)[M]

Students will need one additional MATH course (3 credit hours)



Business Requirements (6 credit hours)
Students who plan on a BS degree in Computer Science will take the following courses:

MGMT 201

Principles of Management

(3)

ENTR 201

Principles of Entrepreneurship

(3)

And 3 other courses (9 credit hours) from the following prefix designation: BUS, ACCT, ECON, BEAL, ENTR, FINC, MGMT, and MRKT (At least 6 credit hours of the 9 should be 300-level or higher.)

Information on internship assessment for internships offered by the Division of Sciences & Engineering is also located at the end of the "Division of Sciences & Engineering" section of the Catalog.

Information Systems 2012-2013 4 Year Plan*

Check course listings for prerequisites and restrictions

Year 1

Semester-1

 

 

Prefix

Number

Title

Credits

CSIS

120

Computer Programming I

4

CSIS

110

Information Systems

3

ENGL

101

Approaches to Critical Reading and Writing

3

EDUC

100

Essentials of Learning

2

 

 

Science-1

4

 

 

Total

16

Year 1

Semester-2

 

 

Prefix

Number

Title

Credits

CSIS

130

Computer Programming II

4

CSIS

150

Professional and Ethical Issues in CSIS

3

MATH

213

Discrete Mathematics

3

MGMT

201

Principles of Management

3

General

 

GER-5

3

 

 

Total

16

Year 2

Semester-1

 

 

Prefix

Number

Title

Credits

CSIS

210

Data Structures and Algorithms

3

CSIS

255

Web Technologies

3

General

 

GER-4

3

MATH

 

Elective

3

ENTR

201

Principles of Entrepreneurship

3

 

 

Total

15

Year 2

Semester-2

 

 

Prefix

Number

Title

Credits

General

 

GER-6

3

STAT

201

Statistics

3

CSIS

250

Database Systems

3

Electives

 

Business Electives

3

CSIS

220

Computer Architecture and Assembly Language

3

 

 

Total

15

Year 3

Semester-1

 

 

Prefix

Number

Title

Credits

CSIS

260

System Analysis and Design

3

Electives

 

Upper Level Business Electives

3

General

 

Upper Level GER-7

3

General

 

GER-8

3

CSIS

330

Software Engineering

3

 

 

Total

15

Year 3

Semester-2

 

 

Prefix

Number

Title

Credits

Electives

 

Business Electives

3

CSIS

 

Upper Level Elective-1

3

General

 

GER-9

3

General

 

Upper Level Elective

3

CSIS

300

E-commerce

3

 

 

Total

15

Year 4

Semester-1

 

 

Prefix

Number

Title

Credits

CSIS

 

Upper Level CS Elective-2

3

CSIS

322

Net-Centric Computing

3

 

 

Science-2

4

CSIS

490

Information Systems Capstone I

3

General

 

Upper Level GER-10

3

 

 

Total

16

Year 4

Semester-2

 

 

Prefix

Number

Title

Credits

CSIS

470

Practicum in Computing and Information Systems

3

CSIS

 

Upper Level CS Elective-3

3

General

 

Upper Level GER-12

3

CSIS

491

Information Systems Capstone II

3

 

 

Total

12

*Does not include students' placement into ENGL 100.