In general, admission to the College of Engineering at Northern Border University (NBU) is highly competitive and is determined by the following procedures and criteria:
Students fulfilling all the above conditions are placed in the Engineering College based on a weighted score determined as follows:
0.5*THANAWIA + 0.25*QUDRAT + 0.25*TAHSEEL
QUDRAT and TAHSEEL are two standardized national exams organized and administered by "The National Center for Assessment in Higher Education" or QIYAS.
Before actually enrolling in a program of Engineering at NBU, the student must complete 2 semesters or 27 credit hours of Preparatory Year studies in English, science, computer, math and other subjects offered in the program.
Upon completion of the Preparatory Year, the student spends another semester (the 3rd at NBU) in the College of Engineering studying and orienting himself with the College and University requirements, where he also earns an additional 3 credits. One week before the beginning of the 4th semester, the student is granted permission to apply for his specialization, i.e., upon completion of at least 3 semesters and 30 credits. Students eligible for specialization are allowed to fill specialization request forms including the desired majors in decreasing order of interest. The process of distributing the students among the different programs is the responsibility of the Vice Dean of Academic Affairs of the Engineering College, who considers the: