Information Systems


Information Systems involves the effective design, delivery, use and impact of information and communications technologies in organizations and society.

The high-level IS capabilities that the curriculum specifies as the highest level outcome expectations are as follows:

  • Improving organizational processes
  • Exploiting opportunities created by technology innovations
  • Understanding and addressing information requirements
  • Designing and managing enterprise architecture
  • Identifying and evaluating solution and sourcing alternatives
  • Securing data and infrastructure
  • Understanding, managing and controlling IT risks

These high-level capabilities are translated into knowledge and skills in three categories:

1. IS specific knowledge and skills

  • Identifying and designing opportunities for IT-enabled organizational
  • improvement
  • Analyzing trade-offs
  • Designing and implementing information systems solutions, and
  • Managing ongoing information technology operations

2. Foundational knowledge and skills

  • Leadership and collaboration
  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Analytical and critical thinking, including creativity and ethical analysis, and
  • Mathematical foundations

3. Domain fundamentals

  • General models of a domain
  • Key specializations within a domain and
  • Evaluation of performance within a domain


Main components of the curriculum:

  • Fundamentals of Information Systems
  • Information and Communication Technologies
  • Computer Architecture and OS
  • Algorithms, data structure and programming
  • Programming Technologies
  • IT infrastructure
  • Physics
  • Mathematics for Computer Science 1
  • Mathematics for Computer Science 2
  • Mathematics for Computer Science 3
  • Linear Algebra
  • Discrete Mathematics
  • Probability and Statistics
  • Database Management Systems
  • Web development
  • Computer Networks