Master of Computing in Information Systems
THE DEGREE   Master of computing inInformation Systems (IS)is generally a professional degree offered as a coursework-based alternative to the traditional research-based Master of Science degree. This Master degree is offered at many leading universities in the United States and is considered a terminal degree in the field of computing. It should not be the degree to if one’s ultimate goal is to earn a Ph.D.A
ADMISSION   Applicant to the Master of computing in  IS must hold a B.Sc. degree in a relevant major from Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport, or from any of the corresponding recognized and accredited universities with cumulative grade point average of at least "Good", or be a holder of Diploma degree with at least "Very Good" grade from the College of Computing and Information Technology or any of the corresponding colleges in the same major. A student may apply for a major other than the major of his/her B.Sc. Degree upon a proposal submitted by the board of postgraduate studies. In this case the student will not be allowed to register for Master of Computing degree except after successfully passing the supplementary courses (pre-master) determined by the educational department board with at least "Good" grade.
REGISTRATION   accomplished according to schedules and procedures established by the College of Computing and Information Technology. Course registration takes place before or within the first week of the semester. Regular registration for each student is 9 credit hours. Student can register maximum of 12 credit hours in a semester upon the approval of his/her academic advisor.
GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS    Students must complete 30 credit hours of course work in addition to presenting an applied research work (Project) equivalent to 6 credit hours with a total of 36 credit hours.Students in IS major should complete FOUR core IS courses, FOUR Elective IS courses, and TWO Elective CS and/or SE courses. The minimum duration of study from the beginning of the first Master’s course registered by the student until graduation is TWO years, and the maximum duration is FOUR years. A student receives a Master''s degree in Computing after successfully fulfilling all the degree requirements and achieving an overall grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 or higher.
PROJECT   The project can be either a sponsored project for a commercial concern or other institution, or a research project. In either case, the project will result in the specification, design, and development of a significant software system with full documentation, and a written report. A Student can register for the Project after completing at least 24 credit hours with a minimum GPA of 3.0.