Information System Department

The Information Systems (IS) program is one of the programs offered by the College of Computer and Information Sciences at Prince Sultan University (PSU). The program leads to a Bachelor of Science degree in Information Systems.

The main goal of the IS program is to produce university graduates who are capable of developing highly efficient information systems that can significantly improve the processes and performance of business organizations and public institutions. Graduates are equipped with the knowledge and skills that are necessary for achieving this goal, including technical, business and communication skills.

Program concentration is on the development of theoretical and technical knowledge which provide the student with the capabilities to conduct information systems analysis, design and development through the use of modern development tools and to provide technology-based solutions for business and other areas of IS application.

The basic business knowledge provided by the program enables students to understand IS environment, including the daily operations of business organizations, their infrastructure and their needs for information systems. Communication skills develop the student’s ability to effectively communicate and negotiate with the different entities of the business organization and the community.

The Business Computing and E-Commerce (BCE) track equip the students with the skills to use computer-based to solve E-Commerce business problems and support E-Commerce business processes.

The Information Systems program is fully accredited by the National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment (NCAAA) until 2020. The department is currently in the process of obtaining Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for core IS and BCE track.

The department has a remarkable track of research achievement. Most of the faculty members publish in ISI and Scopus indexed journals. The IS Dept. member achieved the PSU Best Researcher Award for consecutively 4 years. The members have the internal and external research grants. Machine Learning Research Group has been established in the Department and currently the research lab is in process.

The Dept. has the PSU AIS Student Chapter and from the day of establishment, the Chapter is winning the awards at international level in different categories. The IS, BCE and CYS students actively participate in national & international conferences and competitions.

Having graduated over 800 students in the past decades, the department has a strong alumnus body. Alumni keep in touch with the department and provide useful feedback to improve the programs taught at the department.

Many of our graduates pursue further studies in top ranked universities around the globe. Some of these graduates have completed PhD and master programs and joined the local industry or continued in academia.

The Computer Science program is fully accredited by the National Commission for Academic Accreditation & Assessment (NCAAA) until 2020. The department is currently in the process of obtaining Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for both CS and SE programs.

The department consists of faculty members who are active in research. Every year, many research works by these esteemed faculty members are published in ISI and Scopus indexed journals. The department also organizes and participates in various conferences and symposia every year. Through university grants, three excellent research labs have been established focusing research in Robotics, Internet-of-Things, Cyber-Security and Machine-Learning. The department has also acquired over 10 million Saudi Riyals funding from government and industrial partnerships through King Abdulaziz City of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education and various local industries.