Kuwait University
College of Life Sciences

Information Science Department
ABET Accredited in General Computing

Mission, Objectives and Outcomes


The mission of the Department of Information Science is to graduate highly-educated, well-rounded and career-oriented professionals in Information Systems. Our outcome-based curriculum equips students with knowledge and skills enabling them to transform real world data into knowledge using latest concepts in information and communication technologies to develop applications that support decision making and serve the public and private organizations in the State of Kuwait

Program Educational Objectives:

  1. Engage in productive careers with the knowledge of computing to develop, deliver, and manage information systems that support public and private organizations.
  2. Excel in their work environment by communicating effectively, functioning effectively as a team, and practicing professional ethics with the sense of social responsibility.
  3. Adapt to the challenges of the changing environment and the new technologies, and to continue professional development, broaden their professional knowledge and/or pursue graduate studies.

Student Outcomes:

  1. An ability to Analyze a complex computing problem and to apply principles of computing and other relevant disciplines to identify solutions.
  2. An ability to design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of computing requirements in the context of the program’s discipline.
  3. An ability to communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
  4. An ability to recognize professional responsibilities and make informed judgments in computing practice based on legal and ethical principles.
  5. An ability to function effectively as a member or leader of a team engaged in activities appropriate to the program’s discipline.
  6. An ability to support the delivery, use, and management of information systems within an information systems environment.
CLS130 Ethics and Practices 4
ISC105 Computers and Society 4
ISC241 Data Structures 1
ISC321 Database Systems I 1
ISC340 Web Programming  5
ISC350 Networks and Telecommunications 3
ISC353 Information Security Systems  1
ISC480 IS Development  2
XXX450 XXX 450 is one of the following EE courses:
i)   AAD 450-Applications of Information Systems in Art
ii)  CSL450- Applications of Information Systems in Communication Disorders
iii) ETM450- Applications of Information Systems in Environmental Technology Management
iv) FSC450- Applications of Information Systems in Nutrition
ISC495 Internship 3
ISC499 Capstone Project  2, 5