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​​​​In light of the technological development that the world is witnessing in general, and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in particular, PNU assumed a leading role in keeping abreast with this development and positively participates in the preparation of qualified academic cadres in the field of information systems. 
All the specialization courses in the program are taught in English. The department includes a number of faculty members who are both experienced and efficient; a matter that contributes to the achievement of the department’s vision and set objectives. 

The department offers:
1. Information Systems Program.
2. Data Science and Analytics Program.

We totally commit to the values of Islam, hence we commit to the following: 
1. Excellence: Continuous ambitions to achieve academic and research excellence. 
2. Team Work: Working as one team, helping each other, and sacrificing for the same goals. 
3. Confidence: Faith in students’ capabilities and creativity. 
4. Integrity: Strengthen individual and institutional integrity. 
5. Creativity: Strengthen the graduates’ spirit of creativity.
6. Commitment: Commitment to the ethics that support the educational process (truth, honesty, and mastery), and preserving individual property rights. 

​​Language of study:
Students will study all the specialized courses in English, while the rest of the courses will be taught in both Arabic and English.

Program Goals:
1. Proficient in analysis, design, and programming skills, in addition, the ability to interact with the different types of computer applications. 
2. Design and manage databases and deal with their applications. 
3. Knowledge of the basics of managerial sciences and entrepreneurship.
4. Possess problem-solving, critical and analytical thinking, and decision-making skills. 
5. Able to design and develop software, applications, and computer systems in all fields that contribute to development. 
6. Able to manage projects and databases.
7. Analyze and design architectures for institutions and companies. 
8. Possess the basic skills for scientific research, assess references, and write scientific reports. 
9. Possess skills in time management, organization, prioritization, and commitment to the team spirit to guarantee effective achievements within the team.
10. Possess learning skills and keeping abreast with the developments in computer applications. 
11. Able to utilize computer knowledge in community service and participate in volunteer activities by providing training on the different computer systems. 
12. Commit to professional and ethical responsibilities, and maintain the privacy of the users and information security when developing software. 
13. Efficient in designing and developing websites, social media applications, and smart applications.  
14. Display communication, outreach, analysis, and presentation skills through the different activities and events held in the department.  
Career Opportunities: 
Graduates of the Information Systems program can work in banks, hospitals, educational institutions, and private and public sector institutions.
The Information Systems academic program was specifically designed to provide students with the knowledge and skills required to join labor forces in Saudi Arabia and the world. The program specializes in the following:
1. Database management and analysis. Currently, information is an institutions’ most important asset. As a result, database management, which manages and protects organizational information, is an important issue to consider.
2. Organization structure. There is a significant lack of information systems specialists in the region. The technical role of information systems specialists is of utmost importance to the institutions that lead the organization technology strategy, as they analyze business requirements and the designs from the view of business operations and data flow, the related applications, and the technology components needed to host the applications, while coordinating with other teams for work implementation.
3. Enterprise Resource Planning. Almost all institutions require Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions. This is an attractive field of specialization.
4. Information Security. Information security is considered one of the growing fields around the world. It is also considered one of the main requirements of any organization.

Student Outcomes (These outcomes are listed below as):
(a) An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program’s student outcomes and 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
(i) An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
(j)   An understanding of and an ability to support the use, delivery, and management of information systems within an Information Systems environment.

Note: The first nine ABET student outcomes (a-i) are identical to all computing programs, while the last student outcome j is specifically for the Information Systems program as required by its Program Criteria.​

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