Kuwait University
College of Life Sciences

Information Science Department

Mission, Objectives and Outcomes

Mission:

The mission of the Department of Information Science is to graduate highly-educated, well-rounded and career-oriented professionals in Information Systems. Our outcome-based curriculum equips students with knowledge and skills enabling them to transform real world data into knowledge using latest concepts in information and communication technologies to develop applications that support decision making and serve the public and private organizations in the State of Kuwait.


Program Educational Objectives:

Graduates of the Information Science Department are expected to accomplish the following in the first few years after graduation:

  1. Engage in productive careers with the knowledge of computing to develop, deliver, and manage information systems that support public and private organizations.
  2. Excel in their work environment by communicating effectively, functioning effectively as a team, and practicing professional ethics with the sense of social responsibility.
  3. Adapt to the challenges of the changing environment and the new technologies, and to continue professional development, broaden their professional knowledge and/or pursue graduate studies.

Student Outcomes:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to information systems.
  2. An ability to analyze a problem, and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
  3. An ability to design, implement and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
  4. An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
  5. An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security, and social issues and responsibilities.
  6. An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
  7. An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations and society.
  8. Recognition of the need for, and an ability to engage in, continuing professional development.
  9. An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practices.
  10. An understanding of and an ability to support the use, delivery, and management of information systems within an Information Systems environment

COURSE vs SO MAPPING
COURSE# NAME OF THE COURSE SOs
CLS130 Ethics and Practices (e)
CLS253 Technical Writing (f)
ISC100 Fundamentals of Personal Computers (i)
ISC101 Introduction to Information Systems (g)
ISC105 Computers and Society (e), (g)
ISC115 Computing Foundations (a)
ISC210 Computational Methods (i)
ISC240 Programming and Problem Solving (a)
ISC241 Data Structures (a)
ISC321 Database Systems I (c), (d)
ISC331 IS Theory and Practices (g)
ISC340 Web Programming (d), (f), (i)
ISC350 Networks and Telecommunications (i)
ISC353 Information Security Systems (a), (b), (c)
ISC357 Operating Systems and File System Organization (c)
ISC363 Computer Organization (a), (c)
ISC480 IS Development (b), (c)
AAD 450 Applications of Information Systems in Art (b), (c), (j)
CSL450 Applications of Information Systems in Communication Disorders
ETM450 Applications of Information Systems in Environmental Technology Management
FSC450 Applications of Information Systems in Nutrition
ISC495 Internship (f), (h)
ISC499 Capstone Project (b), (c), (d), (f), (h)