Curriculum Overview

The Al-Yamamah University Masters in Information Systems is a four-semester program consisting of 42 hours with a combination of coursework and a Thesis or Capstone option. Coursework includes Core requirements and Electives.

In collaboration with partner International Universities, students can get an additional professional certificate in parallel with the study plan of the MSIS degree by studying three elective courses of two CH each, as depicted in item X of this report.

Foundation Courses

Foundations courses must be completed prior to start of first semester of required coursework.

Course Type
Course Code
Course Title
Hours
FoundationsMSIS 301Database Management2
FoundationsMSIS 302Computer Programming2
FoundationsMSIS 303Project Management2
FoundationsMSIS 304Introduction to Information Systems2

Selection of elective courses should be made in consultation with the advisor and based on career plans.

Total Credit Hours
42
SEMESTER 1: 3 CORE COURSES
Course Type
Course code
Course Title
Hours
Core MSIS 501Introduction to Database Systems3
Core MSIS 503Management of Software Development3
Core MSIS 505Principles and Practices of Communications & Networks3
Semester 2
CORE + ELECTIVES
Course Type
Course code
Course Title
Hours
Core MSIS 507Database Programming for the World Wide Web3
Core MSIS 509Information Systems Security3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Semester 3
ELECTIVES + CAPSTONE or THESIS
Course Type
Course code
Course Title
Hours
Elective 3
Elective 3
Elective 3
Capstone/ Thesis CAPSTONE PART 1 or THESIS PART 13
Semester 4: ELECTIVES + CAPSTONE or THESIS
Course Type
Course code
Course Title
Hours
Elective 3
Elective 3
Capstone/ Thesis CAPSTONE PART 2 or THESIS PART 23

Course List

Core Courses
Course Code
Course Title
CR
MSIS 501 Introduction to Database Systems3
MSIS 503 Management of Software Development3
MSIS 505Principles and Practices of Communications3
MSIS 507Database Programming for the World Wide Web3
MSIS 509Information Systems Security 3
Electives
Course Code
Course Title
CR
MSIS 531 Data Mining 3
MSIS 533 Database Security 3
MSIS 535Data Mining with Linear Models3
MSIS 537Data Warehousing3
MSIS 539Human Computer Interaction 3
MSIS 654 System Analysis and Design3
MSIS 541 Information Resources Management3
MSIS 543 Management of Technology and Innovation3
MSIS 545Technology Entrepreneurship3
MSIS 547Evaluation of Computer Systems3
MSIS 549 Web Mining3
MSIS 551Artificial Intelligence3
MSIS 543Emerging Technologies3
MSIS 651Special Topics in Big Data 3
MSIS 653 Special Topics in Analytics3
Capstone Courses
Course Code
Course Title
CR
MSIS 601Capstone Part 13
MSIS 603 Capstone Part 13
Thesis Work
Course Code
Course Title
CR
MSIS 611 Thesis Phase 13
MSIS 613 Thesis Phase 23