Kuwait University
College of Life Sciences

Information Science Department

Track Courses

MSCIS (Non-thesis Option): 12 CRs
MSCIS (Thesis Option): 9 CRs

Students select courses exclusively from one of the following four tracks:

Track 1: Information Systems Security
Compulsory course
1731-540 Concepts in Information System Security 1731-511
Elective track courses (Thesis Option: 2 courses – Non-Thesis Option: 3 courses)
1731-541 Computer and Network Forensics 1731-540
1731-542 Web Application Security 1731-540
1731-543 Disaster Recovery Planning 1731-540
1731-544 Information Security Strategies and Risk Management 1731-540
1731-545 Special Topics in Information Systems Security I 1731-540
1731-546 Special Topics in Information Systems Security II 1731-540

Track 2: Information Systems Development
Compulsory course
1731-560 Advances in Information Systems Architecture and Design 1731-512
Elective track courses (Thesis Option: 2 courses – Non-Thesis Option: 3 courses)
1731-561 Human Computer Interaction 1731-560
1731-562 Design and Implementation of e-Governance 1731-560
1731-563 Information System Testing, Quality Assurance, and Maintenance 1731-560
1731-564 Design and Implementation of e-Commerce 1731-560
1731-565 Special Topics in Information Systems Development I 1731-560
1731-566 Special Topics in Information Systems Development II 1731-560

Track 3: Data and Knowledge Management
Compulsory course
1731-570 Database Management Systems 1731-512
Elective track courses (Thesis Option: 2 courses – Non-Thesis Option: 3 courses)
1731-571 Data Mining and Information Retrieval 1731-570
1731-572 Data Warehousing and Enterprise Databases 1731-570
1731-573 Knowledge Management and Decision Support 1731-570
1731-574 Data Visualization 1731-570
1731-575 Special Topics in Data and Knowledge Management I 1731-570
1731-576 Special Topics in Data and Knowledge Management II 1731-570

Track 4: Health Informatics
Compulsory course
1731-580 Health Informatics 1731-513
Elective track courses (Thesis Option: 2 courses – Non-Thesis Option: 3 courses)
1731-581 Advanced Health Informatics 1731-580
1731-582 Health Informatics Knowledge Management 1731-580
1731-583 Legal, Ethical, and Social Issues in Health Informatics 1731-580
1731-584 Mobile and e-Health Informatics 1731-580
1731-585 Special Topics in Health Informatics I 1731-580
1731-586 Special Topics in Health Informatics II 1731-580