The northern border area is located in the far north of Saudi Arabia, 950 km along the Iraqi border, and Jordan, and its administrative center is the city of Arar - the seat of the Emirate of the region - and located in the area of the area at a distance.
The area of the northern border area is 104,000 km2. This area constitutes 5.3% of the total area of the Kingdom. The area is about 300 meters above sea level and the population is estimated at 395297.
Northern Frontier University, a Saudi University, was established by the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz during his historic visit to the northern border region in 1428H 2007 where he joined the Faculty of Science in Arar, which was affiliated to King Abdulaziz University.
The area of the northern border area is estimated at 104,000 km2. The area is about 300 meters above sea level and the population is estimated at 395297. The population census 2014 based on the results of the census in 2010.
The following Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs) of the Information Systems program are consistent with the requirements of the Saudi Arabia Qualifications Framework (SAQF-2018).
(K1)- Define and explain the fundamentals of computing and mathematics appropriate to the discipline.
(K2)- Recognize the strategic framework of modern organizations management in the scope of information systems.
(S1)- Analyze a problem and identify the computing requirements appropriate to its solution while being aware of the impact of that solution on individuals, organizations, and society.
(S2)- Design, implement, and evaluate a computing-based solution to meet a given set of requirements in the context of the program's discipline.
(S3)- Use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for Computing practices.
(S4)- Communicate effectively in a variety of professional contexts.
(S5)- Support the delivery, use, and management of information systems within an information systems environment.
(C1)- Recognize professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
(C2)- Function effectively in teams to accomplish a common goal.
(C3)- Recognize and explore recent technology as needed, using appropriate lifelong learning strategies.
The following student outcomes (SOs) of the Information Systems (IS) program are consistent with the ABET/CAC student outcomes for IS programs.
(a)- An ability to apply knowledge of computing and mathematics appropriate to the program's student outcomes and to the discipline.
(b)- An ability to analyze a problem and identify and define the computing requirements appropriate to its solution.
(c)- An ability to design, implements, and evaluate a computer-based system, process, component, or program to meet desired needs.
(d)- An ability to function effectively on teams to accomplish a common goal.
(e)- An understanding of professional, ethical, legal, security and social issues and responsibilities.
(f)- An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.
(g)- An ability to analyze the local and global impact of computing on individuals, organizations, and society.
(h)- Recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in continuing professional development.
(i)- An ability to use current techniques, skills, and tools necessary for computing practice.
(j)- An understanding of processes that support the delivery and management of information systems within a specific application environment.
The following Table shows the strong alignment between PLOs, SOs and Northern Border University Graduate Attributes:
*The BS program in Information Systems is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET ( http://www.abet.org)