Information Science & Technology

BACHELORS DEGREE PROGRAM IN INFORMATION SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY 

Overview:

Information Science and Technology department offers diploma and degree focused on today’s cutting edge information. Students in Information Science and Technology study the latest technology in areas including networking telecommunication, E-commerce, and integrated business systems. Professionals in this field administer, maintain, and support computer systems and networks. Today’s business environments have a critical need for professionals who have an understanding of information technology based on a broad knowledge of management practices, economics, psychology, and the humanities. These individuals are needed to implement the technology to support business processes, managerial decision making, and organizational communication.

Who should enroll?

  1. The students who want to become confident in theoretical and practical skills needed for country’s industrial and technical growth
  2. The students who wants to design and develop various computer-based systems in various areas
  3. The students who wants to be  computer organization and computer network professionals.
  4. The students who wants to be  database management system administrator and developers.
  5. The students who wants to gain a  broad range of social, ethical, legal, global, and professional issues in the computing field
  6. To learn oral and written communication skills

Minimum Eligibility

  1. Those who have the secondary high school omani certificate or its equivalent approved by the ministry of higher education
  2. After Completing 63 credit hours with a minimum of AGPA:2 the student is eligible to continue his or her bachelors degree

Opportunities

Information technology Graduates from Mazoon are in a position to gain employment as an IT professional in a number of fields such as application development and deployment, information systems management, web application development and network management. They may also work as systems analysts, database designer, database administrators, network support engineer and web designers in commercial/private/government organizations.

Courses and Credit hours’ and Distribution

   1st Year                 Fall Semester (15 hrs)

Course Name Cr. Prereq.
IST 50 Intro to Management Information Systems 3 None
Psych 50 General Psychology 3 None
Engl 20 Exposition and Argumentation 3 None
CS 53 Introduction to Programming 3 GFP- IT and Maths
Math3 Pr-Calculus 3 GF Maths

1st  Year               Spring Semester (15 hrs)

Course Name Cr. Prereq.
IST 51 Implementing Info Sys – User Perspective 3 IST 50
Math 12 Business Calculus 3 GFP-Maths
Phil. 35 or Hum Elec. Business Ethics 3 None
Engl 65 Intro. To Tech. Comm. 3 Engl 20
Econ 75 Economic Development in the Gulf States 3 None

2nd Year             Fall Semester (15 hrs)

Course Name Cr. Prereq.
IST 151 Implementing Info Sys – Data Perspective 3 IST 51
Phil 212 Computer Ethics 3 Phil 35
SPMS 85 Principles of Speech 3 None
Stat 211 Statistics (Calculus-Based) 3 Math 12
IST Elective <see list below> 3  

2nd Year               Spring Semester (18 hrs)

Course Name Cr. Prereq.
IST 223 Database Management Systems 3 IST 151
IST 233 Networks & Communication 3 IST 151
IST 231 Computing Internals & Operating Systems 3 IST 151
IST 286 Web & Digital Media Development 3 IST 151
IST Elective <see list below> 3  
IST 10 Intro to Knowledge Management Systems 2 None
IST210 IST-Seminar 1  

Total Credits: 63

3rd Year                     Fall Semester (15 hrs)

Course Name Cr. Prereq.
BUS 110 Management & Organizational Behavior 3 Psych 50
Econ 121 Microeconomics 3 None
Spms281 Communication Applications 3 SPMS85
Art 80 Art Appreciation 3 None
IST 241 E-Commerce 3 IST 286

3rd Year               Spring Semester (15 hrs)

Course Name Cr. Prereq.
BUS 120 Financial Accounting 3 GFP-Maths
Econ 122 Macroeconomics 3 None
IST 243 Systems Analysis 3 IST 223
CS401 Special Topics-new course 3 None
IST 246* Intro to Enterprise Resource Planning 3 IST 50

* If IST 246 has been taken earlier, then another IST Elective may be taken.

4th Year                 Fall Semester (15 hrs)

Course Name Cr Prereq.
IST361 Information System-Project Management 3 None
SPMS 283 Business & Professional Communication 3 SPMS 85
IST Emphasis Course 1 of Emphasis Area 3 IST 151
IST Emphasis Course 2 of Emphasis Area 3 IST 151
FIN 250 Corporate Finance 3 BUS 120 & Econ 121

4th Year                 Spring Semester (12 hrs)

Course Name Cr. Prereq.
IST 397 Capstone: Senior Design 3 Sr. level
Bus251 Marketing Management 3 BUS 110
IST Emphasis Course 3 of Emphasis Area 3 IST 151
IST Elective <see list below> 3 Variable

Free Elective:  Any three-credit course offered by the College.

IST Electives:

Course Name Cr. Prereq.
IST 100 Special Problems: VB.Net Programming 3 None
IST 200 Special Problems: Java Programming 3 None
IST352 Advanced Web Development 3 IST 286
IST 351 Leadership in Technology-Based Organizations 3 IST 50
IST 354 Multimedia Development & Design 3 IST 50
CS263 Introduction to Computer Security 3 IST 50
CS 200 Special Problems: CCNA Discovery I 3 CS 53
CS 300 Special Problems: CCNA Discovery II 3 CS 200
Math208 Linear Algebra 3 Math21
 

Total Credits: 120