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 Technology 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 best practices and standards, and describe their applications.
(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)- Apply current technical concepts and practices in the core information technologies and Integrate IT-based solutions into the user environment.
(S6)- Analyze user needs and take them into account in the selection, creation, evaluation, and administration of computer-based systems by creating and following an effective project plan.
(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 Computer Sciences (CS) program are consistent with the ABET/CAC student outcomes for CS programs.
The following Table shows the strong alignment between PLOs, SOs and Northern Border University Graduate Attributes:
Students must complete a minimum of 136 Credit hours to graduate. A student graduates after successfully completing all graduation requirements according to the degree plan, provided that his cumulative GPA is not less than 2.75 out of 5.0. More precisely, students seeking graduation with the degree of
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Information Technology (IT) at NBU must fulfill the credit hour requirements described in the following table.
*The BS program in Information Technology is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission (CAC) of ABET (