Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (B.Sc. IS) is a four year program which provides students with the applied knowledge and skills needed for careers in the evolving field of information systems (IS). The program includes foundational information technology (IT) and IS courses, enabling program graduates to effectively contribute to the IT context in which IS are applied. The program prepares students to design, implement, and maintain advanced information system applications, mobile and web applications, or conduct database design and administration within an IT context. These skill sets, when consolidated through the completion of an industry work placement and a capstone project, prepare graduates for an exciting career in modern-day IS.

Program Duration:

Four years

Admission Requirements:

1. High school graduation certificate or equivalent approved by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education with a minimum average of 60%, plus two courses: one final year Mathematics, and one final year Science (Biology, Physics, Chemistry) or Technology (Algorithms, Programming, Network, Computer Science, or equivalent);

OR

2. Two-year Information Technology Diploma from CNA-Q, or equivalent; OR

OR

3. One-year Advanced Information Technology Diploma from CNA-Q, or equivalent.

 

1. The required score on the University English Placement Test or a passing score from another approved internationally recognized English language test, as validated by the Admissions & Registration Directorate;

OR

2. A valid (within two years) IELTS Academic Test Report Form with an overall band of 5.0 with no individual band score (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) below 5.0;

OR

3. Successful completion of Foundation Program requirements.
 

1. Must achieve the required score on the University Math Placement Test;

OR

2. A valid SAT Report Form with minimum score of 480.
 

1. Admission is competitive. Eligible applicants are ranked based on their overall final year (Grade 12 or equivalent) high school percentage, placement tests rankings, and Admission Priority Category.

To see the 2022-2023 Study Plan pages, please CLICK HERE!

2023-2024 Study Plan:

COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE TITLE requisite HOURS/WEEK
PRE-req CO-req CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 1
COMM1010 English Communication I - - 3 3 0
INFS1101 Intro to Computing & Problem Solving - - 3 2 3
Effective & Experiential Learning Elective: Select 1 of 2

EFFL1001

Effective Learning

- - 3 3 0
EFFL1002 Applied & Experiential Learning - - 3 3 0
Mathematics & Natural Sciences Elective: Select 1 of 2
SCIE1001 Science & Its Applications - - 3 3 0
SCIE1002 Science & the Environment - - 3 3 0
Semester 1 Total: 12 11 3
SEMESTER 2
COMM1020 English Communication II COMM1010 - 3 3 0
INFS1201 Computer Programming INFS1101 - 4 3 3
INFT1201 Computer Hardware - - 4 3 3
MATH1030 Calculus I  MATH1020 OR AMPII Score of 85% - 3 3 0
Semester 2 Total: 14 12 6
SEMESTER 3
INFS1301 Computing Ethics & Society - - 3 3 0
Semester 3 Total: 3 3 0
Year 1 Total: 29 26 9
COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE TITLE requisite HOURS/WEEK
PRE-req CO-req CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 4
INFS2101 Web Technologies I INFS1201 - 3 2 3
INFT2101 Networking I INFT1201 OR Min 16 Credits - 4 3 3
INFT2102 Mathematics for IT  INFS1101 - 3 2 3
MATH1040 Statistics - - 3 3 1
Semester 4 Total: 13 10 10
SEMESTER 5
DACS2201 Introduction to Data & Cyber Security INFT2101 - 3 2 3
DSAI2201 Introduction to Data Science & AI INFS1201 - 3 2 3
INFS2201 Database Management Systems INFS1101 - 3 2 3
INFT2202 Linux Foundations  INFT1201 - 3 2 3
Semester 5 Total: 12 8 12
SEMESTER 6
BUSG2002 Project Management - - 3 2 2
Social Sciences, Humanities, & the Arts Elective: Select 1 of 6

SSHA1001

Islamic & Arab Civilization

- - 3 3 0
SSHA1002 Introduction to Sociology  - - 3 3 0
SSHA1003 Introductory Psychology      3 3 0
SSHA1004 Ethical Reasoning      3 3 0
SSHA1005 Law & Society      3 3 0
SSHA1006 Introduction to the Arts     3 3 0
Semester 6 Total: 6 5 2
Year 2 Total: 31 23 24
COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE TITLE REQUISITE HOURS/WEEK
PRE-req CO-req CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 7
INFS3102 Object Oriented Programming INFS1201 - 3 2 3
INFS3103 Systems Analysis & Design INFS2201 - 3 2 3
INFS3104  Data Structures & Algorithms  INFS1201 &
DACS2101 OR
INFS1201 & INFT2102
- 3 2 3
Global Awareness & Regional Challenges Elective: Select 1 of 4  
ECON1001 Global Economic Concepts  - - 3 3 0
GARC1001 Qatar History & Society  - - 3 3 0
GARC2001 Human Development in Qatar - - 3 3 0
GARC2002  Globalization & Environment - - 3 3 0
Semester 7 Total: 12 9 9
SEMESTER 8
INFS3201 Web Technologies II INFS2101 - 3 2 3
INFS3202 IT Systems Integration  INFS3103 - 3 2 3
INFS3203 Systems Deployment & Implementation  INFS3103 - 3 2 3
INFT3203 Web Server Management  INFS2101
INFT2202
- 3 2 3
Semester 8 Total: 12 8 12
SEMESTER 9
INFS3301 Human Computer Interaction  INFS1201 - 3 2 3
Global Awareness & Regional Challenges Elective: Select 1 of 4
ECON1001 Global Economic Concepts  - - 3 3 0
GARC1001 Qatar History & Society  - - 3 3 0
GARC2001 Human Development in Qatar - - 3 3 0
GARC2002  Globalization & Environment - - 3 3 0
Semester 9 Total: 6 5 3
Year 3 Total: 30 22 24
COURSE
NUMBER
COURSE TITLE requisite HOURS/WEEK
PRE-req CO-req CR LEC LAB
SEMESTER 10
COMP4101 Practicum Min 80 Credits - 3 1 6

INFS4202

Software Testing & Quality Assurance  INFS3103 - 3 2

3

INFS4104 Mobile App Technologies  INFS3201 - 3 2 3

Elective: Select 1 of 3

DACS4102 Web Security  INFS3201 - 3 2 3
INFS4102

Desktop Application Development  

INFS3102 - 3 2 3
INFS4105 Database Administration  INFS2201 - 3 2 3
Semester 10 Total: 12 7 15
SEMESTER 11
COMP4201 Capstone Project COMP4101 - 3 0 6
INFS4101  IS Management & Strategy   INFS3103 - 3 3 0
Elective: Select 2 of 5
DACS3203

Secure Software Development 

INFS3102 - 3 2 3
DSAI3301 Data Analysis & Visualization  DSAI2201
MATH1040
- 3 2 3
INFS4103 UI/UX Design  INFS3201 - 3 2 3
INFS4205 Selected Topics in Information Systems  INFS4104 - 3 2 3
INFS4206 Native App Technologies  INFS4104  - 3 2 3
Semester 11 Total: 12 7 12
SEMESTER 12
COMP4301 Work Placement  COMP4201 - 9 360 Total HRs 40
Semester 12 Total: 9 0 0
Year 4 Total: 33 14 67
B.Sc. IS Program Total:  123 85 124

 

 

Graduate Future Pathways:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (B.Sc. IS) program may choose to further specialize or pursue graduate studies in their area.

Graduate Career Opportunities:

The Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (B.Sc. IS) is an applied program with learning outcomes closely linked to the labor market. A wide range of career opportunities in the field currently exist, and include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Application Programmer

• Computer Game Developer

• Computer Programmer

• Web Developer

• Multimedia Developer

• Programmer Analyst

• IS Designer

• IS Tester

 

Program Contact:

Dr. Seifeddine Bouallegue
Department Head, Software Systems