YU Guide 2014-15 - Al Yamamah University

Student Handbook
Message from the President
It is with great pleasure that I welcome you to Al Yamamah University (YU) at the
start of this new academic year. As you take your first step through these doors of
opportunity, I offer you my personal commitment to ensuring that at YU we do all
that we can to help you achieve your goals and aspirations during your time with
us, in your future careers and beyond.
I would like, in turn, to encourage you to grasp this opportunity to get the very best
out of everything that YU has to offer you both academically and personally. Before
turning your focus to the many different activities and academic choices you will be
faced with, I urge you to spend time acquainting yourself thoroughly with the
contents of this Student Handbook.
The Student Handbook is one of the primary resources available to you as a student
and community member here at YU. It contains critical information that you will
need to familiarize yourself with if you aim to be successful here and thrive as a
member of the YU community. Within its pages you will find vital details and
guidance about the admissions and registrations process you will need to follow;
the academic programs, study plan options and courses available to you; as well as
YU’s assessment and grading procedures, academic policies, and university rules
and regulations that you are required to adhere to. I would also like to encourage
you to seek help and support whenever needed from Student Affairs and your
designated Academic Advisor.
In short, this handbook should become your closest companion throughout your
time at YU and serve as your ultimate guide on how to become an exemplary
student with a promising future career. We at YU are dedicated to help you succeed
and encourage you to develop to your full potential by committing yourself to hard
work and self-discipline and by nurturing your passion for learning, discovering, and
contributing to the betterment of society.
Professor Hussein Al Frehi
Table of Contents
Message from the President ............................................................................ 2
Table of Contents ........................................................................................... 3
Al Yamamah University in Brief ........................................................................ 5
YU Vision, Mission & Values ............................................................................. 7
Board of Trustee ............................................................................................ 9
Facilities & Services ...................................................................................... 11
Library ........................................................................................................ 12
Microsoft Innovation Center .......................................................................... 14
SABB Investment Research Center ................................................................. 14
Ghazi Algosaibi Cultural Studies Chair ............................................................. 15
Counseling Center ........................................................................................ 15
The Clinic .................................................................................................... 15
Campus Life ................................................................................................ 16
Information Technology Services ................................................................... 19
Student Council, Clubs and Societies .............................................................. 21
English Language Program (Interlink/SILC) ..................................................... 23
Academic advising........................................................................................ 25
Admission Process ........................................................................................ 26
Foundation Year Program(FYP) ...................................................................... 28
General Academic Policies ............................................................................. 30
Registration .............................................................................................. 30
Course Load ............................................................................................. 31
Students on Academic Probation ................................................................. 32
Graduation with Honors ............................................................................. 32
Tuition and Fee Deferral ............................................................................. 33
Class Attendance & Withdraw ..................................................................... 33
Withdrawal from Courses ........................................................................... 34
Withdrawal from All Courses ....................................................................... 34
Examination and Assessment ........................................................................ 35
Grading System and Codes ............................................................................ 36
Transfer ...................................................................................................... 39
Cooperative Education Program ..................................................................... 41
Academic Records ........................................................................................ 43
Student Rights and Students’ Code of Ethics ................................................... 44
Disciplinary Actions ...................................................................................... 47
Academic (Grievance Procedures) .............. 49
Scholarships and Financial Support Program.................................................... 52
Colleges & Academic Programs ...................................................................... 53
Calendar for Academic Year 2014 – 2015 ........................................................ 56
Al Yamamah University in Brief
Al Yamamah University (YU) was established in May 2001 as a single college by the
Al-Khudair family. This marked their second major contribution to education in
Saudi Arabia, having pioneered the establishment of the first private schools in
Riyadh in 1957. Authorized as an institution of higher learning by the Ministry of
Higher Education, Al Yamamah College opened its doors to male students in
September 2004 and to female students in September 2006. In 2008, the
Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, may Allah
protect him, issued a royal decree approving the elevation of Al Yamamah College
to university status, the culmination of eight years of planning and hard work to
establish a distinctive, modern Saudi educational institution that provides both
undergraduate and postgraduate education. Since its inception, the University has
established itself at the forefront of the competition among private higher education
institutions in the Kingdom using English as a medium for instruction.
Al-Yamamah University is located north of Riyadh, on the Al-Qassim Highway, and
occupies an area of 160,000 square meters. It was designed in accordance with the
latest standards for educational institutions. The men’s campus consists of the
central academic building, the grand auditorium, main library, students’ lounge,
sports club and a mosque. In addition, from its inception, Al-Yamamah University
has been committed to providing female students with educational opportunities
that prepare them for their vital role in the emerging Saudi labor market. The
women’s campus is the fruit of that commitment, with a state-of-the-art campus
featuring modern facilities – both academic and recreational – that are fully
equivalent to those enjoyed on the men’s campus. Built at a total cost of 300
million Saudi Riyals (approximately US$ 80 million), the University’s ultra-modern
campus provides state-of-the-art facilities and innovative instructional designs and
curricula offered by faculty from around the world.
Since its inception, Al Yamamah University has realized the key role that the
English language plays in today’s world of business, knowledge and technology and
has taken a strategic decision to offer its programs in English. With that in mind, YU
started a long-term partnership with the US-based INTERLINK Language Centers to
provide the English language preparation program for Al Yamamah students.
Following the project-based, student centered approach and with a highly-qualified
teaching staff, Saudi INTERLINK Language Centers (SILC) have been providing the
Orientation English language program since 2004 to equip students with the English
language and other academic skills they need to succeed in the academic context at
YU and beyond.
Al Yamamah University, as shown in the figure, offers undergraduate and graduate
programs in three colleges: the College of Business Administration (COBA) , the
College of Computer & Information Systems (CCIS) and College of Engineering and
Architecture(CEA) .
Al Yamamah Academic Structure
YU Vision, Mission & Values
YU Vision
Al Yamamah University aspires to be the foremost Saudi educational institution
renowned for its effective preparation of creative and entrepreneurial professionals
who are consistently in high demand by leading public and private sector
YU Mission
Al Yamamah University provides academic instruction and professional training of
the highest standard that impart to its students a life-long dedication to learning
and self-development, while enabling rising generations to shape a future marked
by positive social and economic progress.
YU Core Values
Faithfulness to our religious, ethical and cultural heritage
Support and encouragement of scientific research
Creativity and Innovation
Integrity and Transparency
Professionalism and Dedication to Continual Improvement
YU Characteristics
An institution of higher education marked by intellectual rigor and committed
to the expansion of knowledge, offering programs of instruction and practical
training in professional disciplines of critical needs;
English as the language of instruction in providing enhanced access to global
knowledge sources while developing in-demand communications skills
and highly transferable professional capabilities;
Al Yamamah University actively develops and nurtures partnerships with
leading educational and research institutes to encourage faculty and student
exchange and the transfer of knowledge and expertise;
Committed to achieving national, regional and international standards
of excellence as evidenced by institutional and specialized program
Works to establish close ties with key representatives from the industrial and
service sectors in order to identify and respond to their emerging needs;
Seeks to recruit highly qualified international faculty and staff with academic
credentials from recognized leading institutions of higher learning;
We subject our progress and curricula to continual review, ensuring that they
reflect the current state of the art in their various disciplines while being
ready to expand curricula or develop new programs at the undergraduate
and graduate levels in response to community needs;
Comprehensive application of quality assurance standards and principles in
all fields;
Encourage scientific research with specific application to
community development needs.
Enhance Student Self-Learning
Enhance Teaching
Enhance Student Satisfaction
Enhance Staff Satisfaction
Enhance Community Satisfaction
Enhance Academic Results of Students
Enhance Professional & Academic Development of Staff
Enhance Research and Scholarship Activities
Enhance Operational Service and Infrastructures
YU Commitment to Quality
Board of Trustee
Khalid Al Khudair, Chairman
CEO National Company for Education; President of Saudi Interlink Company
Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Saati
President, King Faisal University
Ahmed Shalan
Chief Operating Officer, Tawuniya
Dr. Abdulmohsin Al Sumih
Dean, King Abdullah bin Adbulaziz Center for Contemporary Islamic Studies and
Dialogue of Civilizations, Professor of Education Management, Imam Muhammad
ibn Saud Islamic University
Dr. Abdulatif Ghaith
President and CEO, Tatweer Education Holding Company
Dr. Abdulaziz Al Dukhayyil
Former Rector, King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals
Dr. Abdulaziz Al-Wassil
Professor of Chemistry, King Saud University
Dr. Abdulrahman Al Megbel
Head, General Department of Private Higher Education, Ministry of Higher Education
Dr. Abdulrahman Al Trairy
Professor of Psychology, King Saud University
Dr. Abdulwahed Al-Humaid
Deputy Minister, Ministry of Labor
Dr. Hussam Ramadan
Vice Dean and Associate Professor, College of Computer and Information Sciences
King Saud University
Dr. Khalid Al Rajhi
Vice Chairman, Al Rajhi Holding Company
Dr. Khalid Al Dakhil
Assistant to the President, Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities
Dr. Mansour Al Dajani
Associate Professor of Systems Engineering, Director of the Information Technology
Center, King Fahad University of Petroleum and Minerals
Dr. Nasser Al Mobarak
President and CEO, Castle House Investment and Real Estate Development
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Architecture and Planning, King Saud University
Dr. Sulaiman Alaraini
Sulaiman Al Hamdan
CEO NAS Aviation
Prof. Hussein Alfreihi
President, Al Yamamah University
Facilities & Services
Al-Yamamah University Library is dedicated to maintain an excellence of service in
providing information and resource materials to support the information needs of its
Library is committed to ensure free and open access to information for all members
of Al Yamamah community. In support of YU‘s mission and values, the library wish
to offer YU community the information and material in a variety of formats to
enable them to continue their educational and professional experiences and to keep
them up-to-date with latest trends and development in their specific field of
Here at Al Yamamah University Library, we are always striving to improve the
services we provide to our Library users. The current Library bulletin contains a list
of periodicals and other publications (English/Arabic) received in the Library during
the preceding months and much other useful information available in this bulletin.
(Ask Your copy of “YU’s Library Bulletin” )
Working Hours
Sunday – Thursday 8.00 am – 4.00 pm
Central Library
Dedicated in late 2004, has a stack capacity of 35,000 volumes and seating space
for about 200 library users.. The present collection is primarily in Arabic and English
languages with emphasis on Business Administration and Information Systems. In
addition to the present collection, the library holdings include periodicals, database
subscription, DVDs, CDs, etc. With an area of 1,500 square meters, library is
located on the main campus of the Al Yamamah University near the main
auditorium and in front of Sport facilities Center.
Women’s Library
Women’s branch library opened its doors to the users in the year 2117. The library
is located in the college basement and the seating space about 200 library users.
There is a media room with audio visual facilities and individual and group study
room facilities are also available.
You are always welcome to visit us and use any items you find interesting that are
available in the library.
Fax: 2242222 Ext: 3889
Email: [email protected]
Contact us : Tel: 224-2222 Ext: 3805
Microsoft Innovation Center
The Microsoft Innovation Center (MIC) was established in 2010 to provide world
class resources and support for students, entreprenuers and startups, accelerating
the creation of new companies, jobs and growth in the local software ecosystem.
For more information, visit us at http://www.microsoft.com/en-sa/contact.aspx
Phone: +966 (11) 4899023
SABB Investment Research Center
The SABB Investment Research Center (SABB IRC) at Yamamah University (YU),
the first of its kind in the region, was inaugurated in January 2009 by the bank in
collaboration with the University to provide students with first-hand knowledge of
investment research and analysis solutions using advanced analytical tools that
enable students quickly to develop their practical abilities in financial analysis.
Ghazi Algosaibi Cultural Studies Chair
Al-Yamamah University – ambitious new academic institution – is keen to actively
participate in the community to meet the needs of the scientific and practical duty
towards society. Thus, ” Ghazi Algosaibi Cultural Studies Chair ” was established in
1434 – 2013, named after “Algosaibi”, due to the fact that he is a national figure
known for his multiple achievements on both the literary and intellectual field; this
as well as the excellence and dedication in all the official positions which he fulfill
for about half a century.
+966 (11) 224 2222 Ext.3682 ; email : [email protected]
Counseling Center
Counseling Center aims to provide personal advice to students on matters beyond
traditional academic advice; it can include guidance on issues such as behavior,
study habits, home and work problems.
For more information, see Academic psychological Counseling Policy
+966 (11) 224 2222 Ext.4209 ; email : [email protected]
(For Academic Advising, see page 25)
The Clinic
The Campus Health Clinic provides primary care, crisis intervention, outreach and
consultations, plus other health services, to the campus community. The Clinic
operates five days a week from 9:00-4:00 during the academic year. When the
Clinic is fully operational, a physician is available to students five days per week but
when the Clinic operates with reduced hours, it is staffed by the Primary Nurse.
Campus Life
Sport & Entertainment Services:
The University encourages students, faculty and staff to pursue and attain a healthy
lifestyle by integrating body and mind through recreation and sporting activities.
We believe that these activities are especially essential for students to reach their
full individual potential. For that purpose, YU campus houses a sports club on the
main campus. The club has courts for volleyball, basketball and handball, along
with a bowling alley, as well as a fully equipped gym area; to welcome those who
want to keep fit, or just want to spend some leisure time there. Apart from that,
the outdoor sporting facilities include a soccer field, and tennis and basketball
courts, prepared for hosting public sports’ events. Not overlooking the importance
of sports and well-being for girls, we have incorporated an exercise/recreation area
in their building with a gym, an exercise studio and recreation facilities including a
bowling alley. These facilities will help contribute to the mission and vision of Al
Yamamah University, which is to provide the best possible resources for students to
develop their full potential.
The YU athletic facilities are designed to benefit the entire university community.
The Sports Club building contains different sports facilities. There are facilities for
volleyball, basketball, handball, bowling and weight lifting. Outdoor sport facilities
include a soccer field, tennis courts and basketball courts.
The following are provided in the Sport Center:
Change room and shower facilities
Exercise room with Cardio Equipment (weights/mats)
Studio for yoga
Bowling alley (only certain times)
Fooze ball tables
Billiard tables & Table tennis equipment
The men’s campus has several cafeterias and a main restaurant. The cafeterias are
located outside the academic buildings and in the Sports Building. A coffee kiosk is
also available adjacent to the front door of the main lobby.
The campus provides four main parking lots, two for male faculty and
administration and two for male and female students. The two administrative and
faculty parking areas provide a capacity for more than 300 cars, and the two areas
for students accommodate more than 1,000 cars.
Ask the student affairs for the Parking Policy in YU.
Information Technology Services
YU Information Technology Department plays a key role in facilitating the
educational process. Each YU student receives domain account. Students are also
provided with access to online systems for course registration and tracking their
academic progress, as well as the Learning Management System (LMS) through
which they can download the course materials, submit their homework etc… In
addition YU provides free internet access via wireless network throughout the
What is YU website
The YU website is gateway for students and faculty to access various IT services.
What is my email address?
The format for YU student email address is :
Student ID followed by @yu.edu.sa (for example, [email protected]). All
official university communication are sent to YU email accounts.
You can access email at: http://mail.office365.com
What is LMS
LMS is a learning environment where teachers and students make an interaction.
Students can download course materials, submit their assignments etc….
You can access LMS at: http://lms.alyamamah.edu.sa
What is Edugate?
Edugate is Student Information Portal, where students can see their schedules,
grades etc…
You can access Edugate at: http://edugate.alyamamah.edu.sa
Internet Access
YU provides campus-wide wireless access other than labs. The students can
connects to wireless network through Laptops, Tablets and Smartphones. To
connect to Wireless through your laptop, just choose “yamamah” from available
wireless connections and connect it (no need to enter any proxy settings)
For connecting smartphones (Android and iOS), you have to provide the proxy in
the settings which is:
Port: 8080
Provides support for computer, network, Emails, User Accounts etc… For Assistance
you can visit student help desk officer.
Software Team:
Provides support for enterprise systems such as LMS and Edugate. For Assistance
you can send an email to: [email protected]
Ask the ITD about Information Technology Code of Conduct Policy
Student Council, Clubs and Societies
Students Clubs
The academic aspect of YU life is just one element of the students overall
experience. During the students’ time at YU, s/he will realize just how many
opportunities exist to broaden her/his skills. As part of the student activities, YU
provides state-of-the-art facilities, student-focused services and a healthy academic
environment to help students fulfill their educational and personal goals. The
Student Activities Office offers various intellectual, cultural and social activities and
a wide range of clubs that cater to all interests. Additionally, if the student has an
idea for an event Student Affairs will do their best to make it happen.
YU prides itself in having a number of student clubs that aim at providing
communities and spaces that contribute to leadership development and/or service
opportunities to the campus or community.
YU clubs include:
Mens College:
Media Club
Administration Club
IT Club
Theatre Club
Debate Club
Womens College:
Art Club
Photography Club
Sport Club
Gogreen Club
Contact student Affairs at +966 (11) 224 2222 Ext.3503/3506 ;
For more information: visit us at student affairs office.
Student Council
The University of Al Yamamah (YU) supports the personal and social growth of
individual students, especially the development of their leadership skills. As such,
the University authorizes the establishment of a Student Council in order to
Student understanding of and appreciation for the complexities of the
operation of an institution of higher education;
Student participation in the discussion of issues relevant to the development
of the University, using Roberts Rules of Order;
Student representation and leadership, on behalf of the larger student body,
to the administration especially on matters involving students; and
Transparency in the operation of the University.
For more information, ask student affairs about Al Yamamah Student Council Policy
and By-Laws
English Language Program (Interlink/SILC)
INTERLINK provides dynamic, stimulating classes in which students participate
actively and absorb linguistic, academic and cross-cultural skills through
experiential, hands-on activities. Individual needs and progress are carefully
monitored and students are assisted in preparing for their specific academic,
vocational, or personal goals. Assessment of student progress and proficiency is
holistic and on-going. Taking place practically on a daily basis, assessment involves
the students out-of-class assignments, participation in class discussion, daily
progress, individual and group work, and preparation for all in- and out-of-class
learning activities.
INTERLINK language training helps students with linguistic proficiency, crosscultural awareness, academic preparedness and builds confidence in their own
Courses are designed to enhance the student’s ability to:
speak English more fluently
read and write with confidence
understand spoken English with ease
understand and appreciate different cultural attitudes
engage in group work and in team activities
use the Internet, email, and computer technology
conduct research and report findings in English
Courses are offered in the following areas:
Foundation Program
Eight 8-week sessions in Communication Skills and Reading/Writing skills.
Preparatory Program
An eight-week English and academic skills course for students with strong English
skills who need a refresher course and academic preparation.
Business English
Two semesters of Business English for students enrolled in a degree program at AlYamamah University.
English for Professionals
Ranging from one to two eight-week sessions, these courses are offered to
professionals in the private sector or the government to improve their English
language skills in their fields of study or areas of specialization.
Academic advising
Academic advising at Al Yamamah University is a powerful educational tool that
impacts student persistence and success. While the ultimate responsibility for
making decisions about goals and educational plan rests with the student, the
advisor facilitates the student's decision-making process and helps identify and
assess alternatives and consequences of decisions. Since this decision-making
process is vital for the student's success at the University, advisors need to be
trained on providing effective advising. The Offices of Academic Affairs and Student
Affairs will be working closely with academic advisors to provide all the support
they need.
The primary purpose of academic advising is to assist students in the development
of meaningful educational plans compatible with their goals, focusing on the
following activities:
o assisting students in developing and evaluating an educational plan and
progress toward life goals and objectives;
o assisting students in
 decision-making skills that pertain to educational, career and personal
 accessing campus and community resources that will enhance educational
 self-understanding of abilities, interests, aptitudes and limitations;
o providing accurate and timely information about institutional policies,
procedures, resources and programs;
For more information; Ask student Affairs about Al Yamamah University Academic
Advising Program Policy.
Admission Process
Freshman Admission Requirements
The expected student must have completed his/her high school less than 5
years ago
Must have his/her graduation certificate from a Saudi Arabian secondary
school or a recognized international secondary school.
Must have a grade with an average of no less than 80% in science majors for
CCIS and 70% in science and non-science majors for COBA
Must possess a certificate of good conduct
Must take the placement test examination on the stated date
Must provide any other requirements requested by the Registration and
Admission officer at the time of application*
Each student is expected to submit
A completed Electronic Application Form
Original Secondary School Certificate *
Recent Score of the Aptitude Test, taken at the National Center for Testing
and Evaluation
Photocopy of Applicant’s Civil Identification Card (Personal Identification Card
for Saudis and “Iqama” for Non-Saudis)
Photocopy of Passport(for non Saudis)
Three Recent Passport-size Photographs
Letter of Consent from Guardian (for girls only)
A S.R.3,000 Admission Fee (Non-refundable)
A S.R.500 English Placement Test Fee (Non-refundable if the applicants will be
enrolled in FYP)
* Graduates from outside Saudi Arabia should submit, in addition to the original
high school certificate, a letter from the MOHE certifying that their certificates are
equivalent to the Saudi one.
Foundation Year Program(FYP)
The purpose of the program is mainly to improve students’ English language
proficiency, enhance their computer skills, and enrich their math content
It is important to note that admission of students to the Foundation Year Pro-gram
and to YU academic program will be usually in the first semester. Each student is
required to take placement tests in English, IT, to determine the entry level. The
tests are designed by the SILC program and YU Faculty in college of computer and
information systems(CCIS) specifically for this purpose.
Students joining the Foundation Year Program will be placed in one of two levels in
English, Computer, and Mathematics based on their performance on the
corresponding placement tests. The duration of the study is one or two semester
followed by properly designed proficiency tests.
Duration of the Program
The program could be completed in one or two semesters depending on the entry
level of the learner as well as on the skills and content targets as determined by the
proficiency tests. It is important, therefore, that all stakeholders realize that it
takes time to acquire, reinforce, and build on literacy and content skills.
** English foundation courses , Applicants with a TOEFL score of 513 (CBT 183, iBT
65) or more, or with an IELTS Band of 5.5 or more (with a minimum of 5 in each
part of the test) will be exempted from the placement test and will be required to
submit their original TOEFL/IELTS scores. Scores should be less than three years
old. will not be required if the student
Placement and Promotion in the FYP
All applicants to the Foundation Year Program will be assigned a learning level in
each of the three subjects (English, Information Technology, and Mathematics)
based on their performance on special tests designed to measure their abilities,
skills, and knowledge in these three areas.
In the English program, other specially prepared diagnostic tests may be used to
test the mastery level in the various language skills and elements (listening,
speaking, reading, writing, grammar, and vocabulary).
Promotion to a higher level in each of the three subjects (English, Computer*) is
not automatic; learners must demonstrate that they have successfully met the
instructional objectives set for the current level before moving on to a higher level.
For more information, ask student affairs to provide you with Policy on Admissions
into the University and Its Baccalaureate Programs & Computer Placement test fees
General Academic Policies
Academic Advisors
Each student is assigned an academic adviser who assists him/ her in registration
and selection of courses. The advisor is also involved in counseling on any academic
difficulties or problems encountered, and in monitoring the academic progress of
The academic adviser is a faculty member in the academic division in which the
student is enrolled including the advisor in the Foundation year program.
For More information, ask student affairs to provide you with “YU Academic
Advising Program Policy”
Registration Procedures
Course registration is done through the Office of Registration and the On-line
registration portal at http://edugate.alyamamah.edu.sa/yu/init. A student
Identification Number (ID) is necessary for registration. Registration for the Fall
semester normally starts two weeks prior to the first day of regular classes of that
semester and continues for about one week after classes begin (the exact period is
specified in the Academic Calendar), while, registration for the Spring semester
takes place in the break between semesters (i.e. between the Fall and Spring
semesters). A student must complete his/her own registration and pay the tuition
fees and other charges during the registration period.
Once students have registered for classes, they may process schedule modifications
during the scheduled drop/add period of that semester.
For More information, ask student affairs to provide you with Late Registration fees
Course Load
A course load is defined as the number of credit-hours that a student can registered
in a regular semester or a summer session. The course load varies and determined
based on the minimum and maximum course load as follows:
Course Load during Foundation Year Program(FYP)
Only limited course load allowed for the students while they still in FYP, student
may start taking pre-college courses register for two credit hours, and to choose
one course only from liberal arts as the following: ISL and ARB after s/he completes
Level 03R and when s/he is enrolled in Level 04R (co-requisite).
A student may start taking academic credit courses after s/he completes Level 04R
and when s/he in enrolled in Level 05R (co-requisite). The allowed courses for a
student at this stage are ISL, ARB, MTH001, CMP001 and CMP 002 (if the student
tests out of CMP001). However a student may not take more than one course at a
time if s/he is taking two levels concurrently OR two courses at a time if s/he is
enrolled in one level.
A student may start taking additional academic degree credit courses, per the
prerequisites noted in the study plans, after s/he completes Level 06R and when
s/he in enrolled in Level 07R (co-requisite). The allowed courses for a student at
this stage are MKT 102,MGT 101,PHL 101,ECL 101,SOS 101,MTH 101,STT 102
(MTH 101 is Prerequisite)
For more information, see Policy in Academic Credit Loads While Still in the
Orientation Program.
Regular Semester
Students are encouraged to make satisfactory progress toward their academic goals
and graduation requirements in a timely manner. However, since all baccalaureate
degree seeking students need to have a minimum Cumulative GPA (CGPA) of
2.0/4.0 in their Concentration and overall in order to graduate, it is important that
they maintain satisfactory progress both toward their credit requirements AND the
minimum GPA requirements for graduation.
Credit hours
15 credit hours
17 credit hours
18 credit hours
Greater than 18 credit hours but less
than 21 credit hours
Greater than 3.7 Or in the last
semester for graduation
Summer Semester
All non-graduating student will not be allowed to take more than 6 credit hours in
Summer unless the student is graduating in the given semester, and written
permission is secured from the vice president. Permission to take 9 credits during
the summer term requires the signature/permission of the Faculty Advisor.
Students on Academic Probation
Students with less than 90 degree credits whose CGPA falls below 2.0/4.0 but
above 1.5/4.0 will be restricted to taking 12 credits per semester until the CGPA is
raised to 2.0+. Students with less than 90 degree credits whose CGPA falls below
1.5 will be restricted to taking 9 credits per semester until the CGPA is raised to
2.0+. Student with 90+ degree credits and a CGPA below 2.0 will be restricted to
taking 9 credits/semester until the CGPA is raised to 2.0+. Only the Provost can
make exceptions to the above under extraordinary circumstances.
It is very important to read carefully YU ACADEMIC PROGRESS POLICY and CREDIT
LOAD REQUIREMENTS, ask the student affairs to provide you with a copy.
Graduation with Honors
Graduating seniors will be recommended for Graduation With Honors on the
basis of their cumulative grade point average (CGPA) for all university-level work
attempted/completed at YU. The cumulative grade point average (CGPA)
includes all work attempted/completed at Al Yamamah University, but not transferuniversity-level work accepted at YU prior to or subsequent to matriculation at the
University. Respective standards are as follows:
Summa Cum Laude
Magna Cum Laude
Cum Laude
For more information, see Graduation with Honors Policy
Tuition and Fee Deferral
Some students and their families are not financially able to make the full tuition &
fee payment at the start of each semester. In some cases, when more than one
child in the family is attending YU, the tuition & fees are a heavy burden for the
For more information, see Tuition and Fee Deferral Policy.
Class Attendance & Withdraw
Attendance and Punctuality are required for all YU classes. Faculty will record all
absences faithfully and daily in the Edugate system.
Students are expected to attend all classes, laboratories, or required fieldwork. All
missed laboratory or fieldwork must be made up. A student is responsible for the
work that is done, and for any announcements that are made, during his/her
Tardiness to classes is not at all tolerated. In cases of tardiness, the following
rule applies: Students who are absent for more than 10 minutes of class time are
considered as absent.
Students who absent themselves during a semester for more than 20% of the
required number of lectures of any course is not allowed to continue the course,
denied from sitting for the final examination, and assigned a course grade of DN
which is reported on their transcript. In some cases, the College Council, by
Attendance Committee (AC) may consider removing a DN grade, provided that the
absence does not exceed 50%, and giving the student the permission to sit for the
final exam, on condition that the student presents an excuse, which the College
Council deems as valid.
For more information; See ATTENDANCE and WA/DN POLICY
Withdrawal from Courses
During a regular semester (fall or spring), students who wish to withdraw from a
specific course in which they are enrolled during that given semester must do so in
writing through the Office of the Registrar no later than one calendar month before
the end of the regular teaching portion of the course, excluding the final exam
period (the last day to withdraw from a single course will be posted in the Academic
Calendar). During a summer term, SILC term, or other shortened period of
instruction, students who wish to withdraw from a specific course must do so in
writing through the Office of the Registrar no later than two calendar weeks before
the end of the regular teaching portion of the course (and the last day to withdraw
from a single course will be posted in the Academic Calendar).
Withdrawal from All Courses
During a regular semester (fall or spring), students who wish to withdraw from all
of the courses in which they are enrolled during that given semester must do so in
writing through the Office of the Registrar no later than two calendar weeks before
the end of the regular teaching portion of the course, excluding the final exam
period (the last day to withdraw from all of one’s courses will be posted in the
Academic Calendar). During a summer term, SILC term, or other shortened period
students who wish to withdraw from all of the courses in which they are enrolled
during that given term must do so in writing through the Office of the Registrar no
later than one calendar week before the end of the regular teaching portion of the
course (and the last day to withdraw from all of one’s courses will be posted in the
Academic Calendar). Under this part of the policy, the student needs the written
permission of the dean of the respective college in order to withdraw from all
For more information, See the Academic Calendar and COURSE WITHDRAWAL
Examination and Assessment
The time period for the conduct of a final examination for any course of the
University shall be two hours extendable up to a maximum of three hours period
The examination schedules shall be announced by the Student Affairs, Admission
and Registration Deanship at the university for the students two weeks prior to the
start of examinations in the regular semester, and before one week in the summer
semester. The Examinations shall be conducted for each course simultaneously at
both male and female colleges.
No student is allowed to leave the examination hall before the elapse of half an
hour after the start of the examination.
In accordance with the rules and regulations of the Ministry of Higher
Education, the weighting of the course requirement in the final assessment
of student grades shall follow the bellow criteria:
Comprehensive Final Exam
40% of the final mark.
Mid-Semester Exam
20% of the final mark.
Quizzes, Research, Projects,
and Group Activities (or second
Mid-Sem. Exam)
20% of the final mark
Effective Participation
Punctuality and Attendance
10% of the final mark
10% of the final mark
(Article 12 has been revised based on the decisions of the University Council
meeting dated 07 May 2012, see highlighted in bold letters above)(Exam
Policy Version V1.3)
Make-Up Examinations
The faculty member shall offer a make-up exam for students, if there are any
conflicts in students’ examinations schedules, in case of more than one exam of a
major course scheduled at the same time of the same day, or in the event of an
emergency. The University accepts the excuse thereof, provided that it is approved
by the Head of the Department.
Grading System and Codes
For more Information below, see the examination policy and Academic Appeals
Symbols in
Symbols in
Meaning of the
Grades in
Very Good (High)
Very Good
Good (High)
Acceptable (High)
Less than 60
Terms for the system of evaluation and assessment of the marks with their symbols to be
included within student academic records.
No grade - Fail (Not considered in GPA Calculation)
No grade - Pass (Not considered in GPA Calculation)
in Progress
Submission of Final Grades
All final grades must be submitted by the instructor to the Registrar’s office by the
deadline specified. The grades through grade rosters must be signed by the course
instructor, the department chairman and the College Dean.
Request for a Review of the Final Course Grade
A student, who feels that the grading was unfair, must fill a form and promptly
(within the first two weeks after the start of the next semester) discuss the matter
with the instructor of the course. If the student and the instructor are unable to
arrive at a solution, the student may write a petition to the chairman of the
department offering the course, no later than the end of the fourth week of the
next semester. The department chairman will investigate through the Academic
Committee the student’s arguments and may call for a review of the instructor’s
evaluation of the student based on the student’s class work and final examination
Change of Grade
Normally, grades cannot be changed after the submission of the final grades to the
Registrar’s office. Under certain circumstances, a written request from the course
instructor can be addressed to the registrar explaining the reasons for the change.
Such a request for a grade change must be endorsed by the department chairman
and the dean of the college and approved by the College Council. The Registrar’s
Office should be informed of the change of grade no later than the beginning of the
final examinations for the following semester.
Work In Progress
For courses of a research nature which require more than one semester to
complete, the grade of IP is assigned to the student. After the completion of the
course, the student will be given the grade he/she has earned. In case the work is
not completed within the specified time, the Department Council concerned may
recommend changing the grade.
Incomplete Work
If the work for a course is not completed by the date on which the semester ends,
the following procedures will apply:
To secure permission to complete the work for a course, a student must
submit a valid excuse to the instructor and the Department Council at least two
weeks before the date of the scheduled final exam of the course.
Incomplete course work will be reported as an “IC” and to be reflected to the
evaluation of the student available at the end of the semester. This evaluation is to
be based on a grade of zero on all missed work. The student grade will not be
included in the calculation of the cumulative or semester GPA.
Students permitted to complete work for a course must do so by the end of
the following semester. After the incomplete work is done and evaluated by the
faculty member, a grade change will be considered by the Department Council and
a new grade is reported to the Office of the Registrar.
If no valid excuse is presented and the work, if permitted, is not completed
within the time limits specified above, the “IC” will be changed, and the numerical
grade available becomes the final grade in the course.
For the purposes of averaging, the numerical grade will not be used, until
changed through the procedure set above.
It is the responsibility of the student to find out from his/her instructor the
specific dates by which requirements must be fulfilled.
Transfer from another Recognized /University
The transfer of a student from outside the University may be accepted under the
following conditions:
The student has been enrolled at a recognized university.
The student must not have been dismissed from that university for some
disciplinary action.
The student must satisfy the requirement of the admission and registration in
If after transfer, it was found out that the student had been dismissed from his/ her
former university for some disciplinary action, his/her enrollment will be canceled
automatically as of the date of acceptance of his/her transfer to the University.
The student file is evaluated by the Department’s Equivalency Committee, which
forwards its recommendation to the Dean of the College. A course is deemed
equivalent to a course offered by YU if it covers most of the topics of the latter
course, involves the same components (Lecture, Lab, Tutorial), and has the same
number of credits in addition of that the grades earned (per the official transcript)
on the credits are C=70%=Average or better in order to be considered further
(otherwise the course(s) in questions are not considered);. The student must attain
a passing grade for the transfer courses.
Transfer from One College to Another at the University
A student may transfer from one College to another only after spending an entire
academic year in his/her current College and meeting the admission requirements
of the desired College. A transfer application signed by the student and approved
by the Dean of the College that the student intends to depart should be sent to the
Registrar’s Office then to the Admissions Committee of the desired College at least
one month before the beginning of the new semester. The Admissions Committee
of the latter College studies the application and forwards its recommendations to its
All Transferred credits remain unchanged in the student’s record.
Transfer from One Major to Another within the College
A student may transfer from one major to another only after spending an entire
semester in his/her current major and meeting the admission requirements of the
new major. A transfer application signed by the student and approved by the Dean
should be sent to the Registrar’s Office at least one month before the beginning of
the new semester. The Admissions Committee of the College studies the application
of the student and forwards its recommendations to the Dean.
Cooperative Education Program
The goal of Al Yamamah’s Co-op Program is to help students who are near the end
of their baccalaureate studies integrate their theoretical classroom-based studies
with applied real-world work experience in a job environment directly related to
their primary area of concentration with the dual purposes of securing employment
and showcasing Al Yamamah University student talent.
Objectives of the Program for YU Students:
1Initiate the application of the knowledge gained in the classroom with the
demands of a job-related work environment;
2Assimilate the expectations of the work environment into personal attitudes
and behaviors; and
3Demonstrate competence both in area content knowledge and professional
behavior to a potential employer.
The Cooperative Education Office arranges with public and private organizations
full-semester Co-op experience (paid and unpaid) for all YU male and female
students who have completed at least 90 semester credits towards their
baccalaureate degree, regardless of their nationality. The Office also provides an
orientation meeting for each student prior to his/her starting his/her Co-op, as well
as for faculty advisors and onsite advisors.
The semester-long Co-op programs should be in the individual student’s area of
concentration and will require a minimum of 440 hours of work experience in the
student’s primary concentration area (minimum of 5 hours daily over a period of at
least two and one-half months), and perhaps a second relevant area(s) within an
organization for the remaining time. Also the students must have (GPA 2 out of 4).
The Co-op usually is completed within the Kingdom, but may be taken abroad if all
of the other stipulations in this policy are adhered to by the student.
The student is responsible for approaching the Cooperative Education Office to be
officially placed into a Co-op experience. The Office will announce deadlines for
applying for the program for the following semester, as well as where the student
should go to fill-in the required documents (see Coop Booklet for detailed
The student also is responsible for working closely with his/her faculty advisor to
ensure that the advisor is kept apprised of the progress of the Co-op and/or any
difficulty that the student might have in fulfilling the stated objectives of the Co-op.
Further, the student is responsible for ensuring at all obligations and commitments
made to YU, the work site organization, the onsite advisor and the faculty advisor
are fulfilled without compromise, delay or default.
If the student meets the requirements of the Co-op, then the onsite supervisor and
the faculty advisor will jointly issue a grade of S for Satisfactory. The student will
receive the eight (8) credits for the Co-op, but the S grade will not be calculated
into his/her CGPA. The evaluation should address the learning outcomes and
performance expectations for the student in the given Co-op; the faculty advisor,
onsite advisor and student intern will meet to discuss the final written outcome
before the grades is submitted. The final evaluation (and related documents) will be
filed in the Co-op supervisor’s files for each semester for future reference. A
student who does not complete the Co-op satisfactorily will receive a U for
Unsatisfactory grade, and will have to repeat all or part of the program and will be
required to pay the course fee a second time (unless it is determined by the Dean
of Student Affairs, Admission and Registration that the failure of the Co-op was not
the student’s fault).
For more information; see Cooperative Education Program Policy & Coop Tuition
Academic Records
Transcript Request
Transcripts will not be issued unless all obligations to the university are cleared. To
request a transcript, the student needs to ll, sign, and return a “Transcript Request”
Form to the Office of Registrar.
Disclosure of Student Records
The University may disclose routine information without prior written consent from
the student like student’s name, degrees received, major field(s) of study, awards
received, and participation in officially recognized activities and sports. The
University will disclose other information including academic records only upon
receiving written consent of the student except in the cases below:
Upon the request from other educational institutions, where the student seeks
to enroll and or the Ministry of Higher Education.
To parents of a dependent student.
In compliance with a judicial order.
As necessary to academic officers, academic advisors, and faculty members
within the University.
Student Rights and Students’ Code of Ethics
At YU, students are entitled to an atmosphere conducive to learning and to impartial treatment in
all aspects of the teacher-student relationship. It is the policy of Al Yamamah
University that its educational offerings be available to students without
regard to the individual's race, color, religious creed, sex, age, or national
Subject to respect for the rights of others, every student enjoys the
assurance of the full exercise of rights, including but not limited to
the following specific rights:
(A) Student rights in the academic area
Have an appropriate academic environment to fulfill their academic
Obtain study material associated with courses students learn in
accordance with the University rules and regulations governing the
academic work.
Obtain degree plans, syllabus and other documents related to the
academic programs students’ are enrolled.
Protection of confidential information regarding students’ academic
performance and personal information.
Obtain academic calendar before the beginning of the academic year.
Register courses as per registration rules and regulations taking into
account the priorities in the registry of students according to fair
controls when can't meet the choices of all students in the registration
in a certain curriculum.
Postpone or drop the entire semester according to the University
regulations and bylaws of Ministry of Higher Education MOHE
Conduct discussion with faculty members, both during the lecture or
during official hours.
Assurance of rational distribution of grades so as to achieve fair
assessment of the capabilities of the student.
10. Request for appeal to review of his/her answer of the final exams as
established by the regulations and resolutions issued by the University
in organizing review mechanism and controls.
11. Enquiry to know his/her marks obtained in the course assessments
during the semester. NOT completed sentences
B) University student Rights in the non-academic area
1. Enjoy the benefits and social care of the University and participate in
the activities performed in accordance with University regulations and
instructions established in this regard.
2. Use University services and facilities (University bookstore, library,
medical unit, photocopy machine, cafeteria, facilities in the indoor and
outdoor stadiums etc.) in accordance with the applicable regulations of
the university.
3. Get incentives and rewards especially for the best student.
4. Participate in cultural activities and community service activities and
voluntary work.
5. File complaint or grievance of any harm suffered due to relationship
with faculty members or Department or college or any University unit.
6. Defend himself/herself before any entity in the university in any
disciplinary case raised against him/her, and not to decide a
punishment until after the hearing, unless his/her absence appeared to
be due to an unacceptable excuse after being called for the second
time and then his/her right of defense falls in this case
7. Grievance from disciplinary resolution issued against him/her in
accordance with the rules established in this regard under the terms of
disciplining students.
8. Last, but not the least, the handicap students have the right to obtain
the appropriate service for his/her needs in accordance with the
regulations and rules.
For more information; See also Students’ Code of Ethics
Type of Student Misconduct
Offences involving academic misconduct include, but not limited to, the following:
During a test or exam, students shall depend on their mastery of the subject and
not attempt to solicit any help in any way not approved by the instructor.
This is the act of a student using in some manner facts, ideas, opinions, or
quotations from other persons or resources without acknowledging that in the
student work.
This encompasses a range of practices of which are the following:
Misrepresentation of personal circumstances to an instructor in re- questing a
makeup exam, justifying absence, not submitting a home- work assignment, etc.
Forging parts of, or a signature on, official documents of any kind.
Taking credit for work in a team with dismal, if any, contribution.
Unlawfully copying material, textbooks or computer software, with- out prior
acceptance of the owner.
Engaging in bribery of any kind.
Non-Academic Misconduct
This also encompasses a range of practices of which are the following:
Disruption/Obstruction of order on campus or during university authorized
activities off-campus in any manner that violates YU policies or Saudi law.
Distributing unauthorized published material on campus such as, fliers,
leaflets, posters, etc.
Destruction of property.
Endangering public safety.
Causing mental or physical harm on campus or during YU authorized events
off-campus: Engaging in physical aggression, intimidation, coercion, bullying,
extortion, blackmail or bribery.
Engaging in behavior that leads to risks of injury, arson, or riot.
Possession of dangerous materials or weapons.
Discrimination or Harassment.
Smoking and alcohol on campus.
Using force, inciting violence, attempting or inflicting injury to others on
campus or during YU authorized events off-campus.
Inappropriate social behavior.
Abuse of computers
Disciplinary Actions
This may be oral or written. It is a statement that the student has inadvertently
violated an YU regulation. The warning will be documented and recorded.
Examples: Littering and smoking in prohibited areas.
This will be in writing. It is a statement that the student has violated a YU
regulation. It is intended to communicate most strongly, both the disapproval and
the reprimand of the university community. Examples: Inadvertent plagiarism –
failure to cite sources appropriately, and inappropriate conduct.
Dean’s Warning
This will be in writing. Only two Dean’s warnings are allowed in a student’s
academic career at the University. It is recommended that any violation of the
university regulations after the second dean’s warning results in consideration of
suspension. Dean’s warnings are normally accompanied by secondary disciplinary
actions. Examples: Plagiarism, academic dishonesty, disruption-obstruction In-class
disruption, mental or physical harm, discrimination and harassment.
This will be in writing and will form part of the student’s permanent record (and will
appear on the student’s transcript). A student may be suspended for a fixed period
of time during which the student may not participate in any academic or other
activities at the University. At the end of the suspension period, the student may be
readmitted to the university, only upon the recommendation of the University
Disciplinary Committee. Examples: Cheating, theft, and destruction of property.
This will be in writing and will form part of the student’s permanent record (and will
appear on the student’s transcript). Expulsion denies the student the right to
participate in any academic or other activities of the University for an indenite time.
Only under the most unusual circumstances, and upon the recommendation of the
University Disciplinary Committee, will an expelled student be readmitted to the
University. Examples: Academic dishonesty, possession of dangerous weapons or
materials, and endangering public safety.
Note: Any person who maliciously lies to cover up an act sanctioned by the code of
conduct will be considered to be an accessory after the fact and may be subject to
disciplinary action.
Student Academic
Academic (Grievance
These procedures should be used to appeal or resolve disputes concerning an
academic grade or other academic decision considered by a student to be arbitrary
or contrary to University policy. For the purposes of these procedures, a student is
someone holding “active” registration status.
It is the responsibility of the student to initiate the appeals procedure (described
below) at each step. If the appeal is pursued through Step 3, it is expected that,
unless there are unusual circumstances, the request for a hearing by the academic
appeal committee will be submitted within 30-45 days from the last day of the term
in which the alleged violation arose. If the student fails to pursue the matter in the
manner provided by this policy, after a meeting with the College dean or
department head if applicable, the original academic decision will be final. The
student should bring to the various meeting and to the Academic Appeal Committee
hearing all evidence on which he/she intends to rely.
The following procedures outline the steps of the academic appeal and/ or
grievance process. It is recommended but not required that the student first
arrange a meeting to discuss the appeal or grievance with the faculty member(s)
whose action is addressed in the student’s appeal or grievance. It is expected that
all of the parties involved at each step of the appeals/grievance process will make a
good faith effort to resolve the issues.
Step1: Department Chair. In the event that a student feels he/she has not received
satisfaction from his discussion with the faculty involved or in the event that a
student prefers not to discuss his/her concerns directly with the involved faculty,
the student may arrange a conference to discuss the appeal or grievance with the
department chair (or equivalent). If the department chair is the involved faculty
member, this step may be skipped.
Step 2: Dean (or equivalent). In the event there is no department chair in the
College or academic unit involved, or in the event the involved faculty member is
the department/unit chair, or in the event a student still feels aggrieved after
consultation with the appropriate department chair, he/she may ask for a re- view
by the appropriate dean (or equivalent). If the involved faculty member is the Dean
of the College (or equivalent) this step may be skipped.
Step 3: If the appeal did not resolved , then the student needs to submit an official
Grade Appeal Request by filling the Grade Appeal form and pay the fees. Student
Affairs will submit the Appeal to the Dean (or equivalent, Department Head) who
will submitted the request to the ACADEMIC APPEALS COMMITTEE(AAC), If one of
the AAC member is involved , that member will be replaced temporary till the issue
is resolved, the nomination of the temporary team member will be by the Dean,
Department Head or the chair of AAC.
The purpose of the Academic Appeals Committee (AAC) is to review the written
appeals by students who wish to challenge grades assigned to them in a given
course. The Committee is charged to render a final decision on written appeals
made by the students through the Office of the Registrar within five (5) working
days of the grade being given to the student directly or published by the Office of
the Registrar.
The student must identify in the written appeal his/her name, student ID, course
number and title, section, teacher, the grade awarded and the grade sought. The
student must articulate why the grade given by the faculty member is not
appropriate and why it should be changed to the requested grade. The student
must sign the appeal.
Both the student filing the appeal and the faculty of record should appear before
the AAC to review the appeal. The Registrar/Deputy Registrar is encouraged to see
if the faculty member and student can come to an agreement before the AAC meets
to render its final judgment. The written decision of the AAC must be signed by the
members present at the hearing and kept in the student’s file. The Registrar will
make any required change in the transcript.
A student may submit a grade appeal on the final grades obtained for any course(s)
of study in a given semester, to the Exams Committee, within one week from the
start of the subsequent semester(excluding summer term), subject to the following
Student need to understand that:
-The appeal shall be submitted to the concerned Department Head for the course(s)
in question.
-The appeal shall be referred to the College Exams Committee.
-No student may submit more than three (3) appeals in a given semester.
-The Examination Committee must provide a written decision to the student,
affected teacher(s), and the Registrar within one (1) week from receipt of the
written appeal by the concerned Department Head.
-The student shall pay an amount of one hundred riyals (SR100) for the first
appeal; one hundred and fifty riyals (SR150) for the second appeal; and two
hundred riyals (SR200) for the third appeal to cover administrative costs associated
with the processing of the appeal and re-grading of exam papers. If an appeal is
successful, the student will be refunded the appeal fee.
For more information:
See Examination Policy Article 19
See Policy for the Academic Appeals Committee
Grade Appeal Form
Scholarships and Financial Support Program
YU, as a leading regional private university, is taking a more holistic approach to
needy students and their families to ease the financial burden of parents by offering
different types of financial assistance to encourage young people to make bold
education choices. It supports academic excellence through a variety of scholarship
programs that aim to promote both quality and diversity at the University.
There are several scholarship programs that Al Yamamah students can apply for
and each program has its own eligibility requirements.
The Al Yamamah University Scholarship Program
The Al Yamamah University Scholarship Program rewards high achievement among
YU’s non-Saudi students by providing recipients with grants of up to 100% of their
tuition costs. Grants are sponsored by a number of businessmen, as well as leaders
in the education sector, one of whom is Sheikh Mohammed bin Ibrahim Al Khudair,
who is well-known for his many charitable contributions and support for higher
learning. Funds from this scholarship program are available to subsidize tuition
costs for students who meet the qualifications.
The Saudi Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) Scholarship Program
Every academic year the Ministry of Higher Education provides scholarships in
accordance with guidelines established by the Supreme Council for Higher
Education. Both male and female students at Al Yamamah University are eligible to
apply for this scholarship program.
The Social Charity Fund Scholarship Program
The Social Charity Fund offers a number of scholarships for both male and female
students. Students who are accepted into the program are eligible to receive full
scholarships announced every year for limited categories.
Colleges & Academic Programs
College of Business Administration(COBA)
OBA offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (BBA) with concentration
options. The COBA started with six concentrations, which are Accounting, Finance,
Insurance, Management Information Systems, Marketing, and Quality Management.
In 2013, Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) approved YU’s proposal to expand
the BBA to include two additional concentrations, which are Real Estate
Management, and Family Business and Entrepreneurship, prior of the beginning
academic year 2014-2015, additional department was added under COBA as
Department of law offering a bachelor degree in private and public law.
At the post graduate level, COBA offers three postgraduate programs that lead to a
Master’s Degree in business disciplines: namely, Executive MBA in International
Management and Leadership (EMBA) which was started in 2009, Business
Administration (MBA) and Human Resources Management (MHRM) which were
started during the academic year 2013/2014). These programs are intended to
prepare students for success as management professionals in today’s technologydriven global business environment by providing them with fundamental business
knowledge and critical thinking skills.
Under BBA program, COBA offers the following concentrations:
Management Information Systems
Quality Management
Real Estate Management
Under the Department of Law, COBA offers:
Public Law
Private Law
Under the Masters program COBA offers:
Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
Executive MBA (EMBA)
College of Computer & Information Systems(CCIS)
CCIS offers a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer and Information Systems (BCIS) with
concentration options of the following disciplines: Programming and Databases,
Networking and Security, Electronic Commerce, Graphics and Multimedia and
Software Engineering
CCIS offers the following concentrations:
Programming & Databases
Graphics and Multimedia
Networking & Security Engineering
Software Engineering
College of Engineering & Architecture(CEA)
College of Engineering and Architecture(CEA) offering a bachelor degree in
engineering and architecture with major options, in the area of interior architecture,
furniture design, lighting design, Architecture, building science and technology and
Environmental design. CEA open its door to student in September 2014.
Department of Interior Architecture
Kingdom is in need of Saudi interior architects, lighting designers, furniture
designers, interior facility managers, and landscape designers, as well as product
designers and other related specialists. Our Saudi market is in need of highly
educated designers with skills in a range of specialties. The Department of Interior
Architecture is committed to providing a high quality and comprehensive learning
environment where our graduates become literate, ethical, and creative
professionals. We maintain a diverse faculty and student population, which leads to
graduates who are responsive to the professional design environment and societal
change. Our program is based upon sound marketplace evaluation, professional
responsibility, personal integrity, and a constant quest for excellence in physical
and technical facilities.
Department of Interior Architecture (Bachelor of Science)- IAR
Interior Architecture Specialization (IAR)
Furniture Design Specialization (FUR)
Lighting Design Specialization (LGT)
For the 1st two years (Foundation and Freshman), the students of the Interior
Architecture Department will take the same courses. Specialization courses will be
introduced during the last three years.
Department of Architecture
The specific objective of the Architecture Program is to educate students in
fundamentals of the science and design of architecture with particular emphasis on
developing skills of innovation, creativity and critical thinking in Architecture and
the design of the built environment.
Graduates of the architectural Program will be well equipped to work in the
international-level segment of the construction industry. They will become excellent
candidates for the local and international architectural design firms. The
architectural department will offer three specializations as to meet the labor market
needs in the field of architectural engineering.
Bachelor of Architecture, Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture, Building Science and Technology
Bachelor of Architecture, Environmental Design
Calendar for Academic Year 2014 – 2015
Calendar for Academic Year 2014 – 2015
For Faculty and Students
SILC/YU Faculty Return to Work
SILC Placement Test
Registration confirmation for preFirst day of Fall Semester for YU and
SILC students (Attendance Taken)
Wed - Thu
Wed - Mon
27 Aug 2014
27 & 28 Aug
27 Aug – 01 Sep
02 Sept 2014
31 Aug - 3 Sep
04 – 11 Sept
Registration and add/drop- no late fees
will be charged
Registration and add/drop- a late fee
will be charged (SILC students cannot
Fall 2014
Fall 2014
Thu - Thu
Saudi Arabia National Holiday
Last Day of Teaching of Classes before
EID Holiday-Vacation
Vacation Begins for Faculty and Admin
Fall 2014
23 Sept 2014
Fall 2014
25 Sep 2014
Fall 2014
28 Sep 2014
Classes Resume
Weeks of mid-term exam begins
Last day for withdrawing courses with
Registration week for SILC Students for
SILC First Day of Classes Term 2
Sun - Thu
12 Oct 2014
02 Nov 2014
13 Nov 2014
16 Nov – 20 Nov
Fall 2015
Fall 2015
Fall 2015
Wed - Sat
Fall 2015
15 Jan 2015
Fall 2015
18 Jan 2015
25 Jan 2015
25 Jan 2015
Last day for dropping the semester
SILC Placement Test
End of Fall Semester Classes
Days off for students to prepare for the
Beginning of Final Exams
End of Final Exams
Beginning of Mid-Year Break for
Students Only by the end of Thursday
Deadline for submitting grades to the
Spring Semester 2015
First Day of Spring Semester
SILC Frist Day of Classes Term 1
Spring 2015
Spring 2015
23 Nov 2014
11 Dec 2014
28 Dec 2014
30 Dec 2014
Dec 31 – Jan 3,
04 Jan 2015
15 Jan 2015
Registration and add/drop- no late fees
will be charged
Registration and add/drop- a late fee
will be charged (SILC students cannot
Spring 2015
25, 28 Jan 2015
Spring 2015
Thu - Thu
29 Jan – 05 Feb
Weeks for the mid-term exam begins
Spring 2015
08 Mar 2015
Beginning of Mid-Semester Break for
STUDENTS ONLY by the end of
Reg. week for SILC Students Term 2 for
Spring 2015
19 Mar 2015
Sun - Thu
22 – 26 Mar
29 Mar 2015
29 Mar 2015
31 Mar 2015
09 Apr 2015
07 May 2015
Spring 2015
5 May 2015
Spring 2015
14 May 2015
Spring 2015
Spring 2015
Spring 2015
Spring 2015
SILC Placement Test
Last day for withdrawing courses with
Last day for dropping the semester
SILC Placement Test
End of Spring Semester Academic
Classes by the end of Thursday
Beginning of the Final Exams
End of the Final Exams
Deadline for submitting grades to the
SILC first day of classes for summer
SILC Placement Test
Academic Summer Class Start
Beginning of holiday for Faculty who do
not have summer courses
Week for summer term final exams
Beginning of holiday for Faculty who do
teach summer courses
31 May 2015
14 Jun 2015
Sun – Thu
26 – 30 Jul 2015
02 Aug 2015
SILC / YU Faculty return to work “who
do not have summer courses”
16 Aug 2015
SILC / YU Faculty return to work “who
teach summer courses”
22 Aug 2015
All Classes Resume
SILC First Day of Classes Term 2
Last Update Fall Semester 2014-2015