Main Elements National Qualifications Framework The compatibility of the program with the field of the National Qualifications Framework
1-Qualification title in the National Qualifications Framework
The title must accurately specify the level of the qualification that a program in technical education at levels 4 or 5 must include the word technical, and field descriptors must accurately describe the area of study undertaken.
Associate degree of science
2-Programs objectives The program objectives should develop learning outcomes in all of the required domains of learning.
To provide evidence that this is done:
· Learning objectives specified for the program should include outcomes in all of the domains.
· Responsibility for achieving these learning outcomes should be distributed appropriately across the courses within the program and included in course objectives.
· Program and course specifications should include methods of teaching and student activities that are appropriate for the learning outcomes in each of the domains.
· Tests, examinations and other required assessment tasks should include appropriate forms of assessment of learning in each of the domains.
1. Graduate qualified graduates meet the labor market need to Saudization the Sciences and Computer and IT professions.
2. Enable students to understand the general basics and concepts in computer sciences and IT, as to provide them with the practical and applied aspects of their major.
3. Equip the students with all the knowledge and applied skills they need to need the labor market needs in their major.
4. Relate the theoretical with applied in the training field
5. Spread the knowledge, awareness, and acting responsibility behavior through courses, lectures and seminars.
3-Levels The qualifications framework begins at an entry level, which is the successful completion of secondary education, and culminates with the degree of doctor. Higher doctorates, postdoctoral studies, and honorary degrees are not included in the framework but reference is made to conventions about these programs and degree titles.
The levels in the framework are:
• Entry. Completion of secondary education.
• Level 1. Associate Diploma
• Level 2. Diploma
• Level 3. Bachelor
• Level 4. Higher Diploma
• Level 5. Master
• Level 6. Doctor
Entry. Completion of secondary education
Level 2. Diploma
4-Cridet Hours Associate Diploma: A minimum of 30 credit hours
Diploma: 60 credit hours (or two years of study)
Bachelor degree: a minimum of 120 credit hours. For four years (not less than 15 credit hours, minimum, and no more than 18 maximum per semester.).
Higher diploma: additional 24 credit hours
Master degree: 24 - 39 additional credit hours
Doctorate: 12 - 30 credit hours depending on the scale of a thesis or major project.
Diploma: 60 credit hours
The total of credit hours to complete Computer Sciences and IT program is 64 hours, to gain the Associated Diploma of Computer Sciences Degree.
5-Domains of Learning Outcomes
The framework groups the kinds of learning expected of students into four domains and describes learning outcomes at each level in each of these groupings. The domains are:
· knowledge, the ability to recall, understand, and present information, including:
- knowledge of specific facts,
- knowledge of concepts, principles and theories, and
- Knowledge of procedures. field Teaching strategies Assessment methods
-analyze technical problems related to client's requirements.
-design a logic plan to improve solving the software.
-apply software solutions and document it.
- Evaluating software problems, plans and solutions for correcting and adapting.
-contact effectively with public and specialists. to improve learning outcomes, will include the following:
-cooperative effective learning
-individual and group projects
-using technology in the assignments.
- Projects in Capstone course. The assessments in all courses will include various methods to ensure academic achievement, include:
-In class participation, assignments, homework, applied assignments.
-quizzes, tests, exams.
cognitive skills, the ability to:
- apply conceptual understanding of concepts, principles, theories and
- apply procedures involved in critical thinking and creative problem solving, both when asked to do so, and when faced with unanticipated new situations,
- investigate issues and problems in a field of study using a range of sources and draw valid conclusions. field Teaching strategies Assessment methods
-Improve the essential cognitive skills to reach the expected performance level.
-Analyze data as initial and varied point of view.
-Use of facts, formulas and processes related to business applications.
-write results based on properly supported principles and research
-conduct research by using varied resources in supporting solving issues.
-apply effective problem-solving methods based on specific principles and experiences.
-Teaching the strategies which will improve cognitive skills.
The assessments in all courses will include various methods to ensure academic achievement, include:
-In class participation, assignments, homework, applied assignments.
-quizzes, tests, exams.
interpersonal skills and responsibility, including the ability to:
- take responsibility for their own learning and continuing personal and professional development
- work effectively in groups and exercise leadership when appropriate
- act responsibly in personal and professional relationships
- act ethically and consistently with high moral standards in personal and public forums.
field Teaching strategies Assessment methods
-Description of the skills, interpersonal and taking responsibility level to be improved
-students are able to complete their responsibilities morally.
-students will commit to attend their classes.
- Students will participate in the lecture discussions, respect classmates and teachers and think critically.
- Students will do all the assignments in the due dates and participate in the activities.
Teaching strategies will be used to improve skills and abilities:
-encourage students to participate in the discussions and individual and group projects.
-collect the assignments always in the due date.
-give a feedback about assignments to reach expectations
- - إعطاء توجيهات حول الواجبات وتوصيل التوقعات
- ستتعرض الطالبات لمسائل مهنية وأخلاقية في عمل المقرر السلوكي ومقرر التتويج (كابستون)
• Students will face professional and ethical matters in the Capstone course.
-attendance policy will be applied.
Assessment methods of students interpersonal taking responsibility skills
-it will include:
- the students' ability to work individually and in teams.
- students' ability to present and give evidence on their results
-Assessment the Capstone projects from an interpersonal skills point of view.
communication, information technology and numerical skills, including the ability to:
- communicate effectively in oral and written form,
- use information and communications technology
- use basic mathematical and statistical techniques. field Teaching strategies Assessment methods
Description of the communication, information technology and numerical skills
-communicate effectively orally.
-communicate effectively in written form.
- apply technology skills in researching, practical activities and making presentations.
- apply numerical skills in solving problems.
Students will apply their knowledge of mathematical techniques in applying and suggesting solutions.
Teaching strategies will be used to improve this skills:
-communication skills, written and oral form, will be applied in English courses and communication courses.
-Mathematics skills will be applied in various practice activities in the math courses, and its branches.
-the assignments will require applying information technology skills, as in the course discussions, projects and presentations.
Assessment methods of communication, information technology and numerical skills:
-Oral and written communication skills will be assessed in the English, communication and some other courses.
-IT skills will be evaluated in many courses.
-numerical skills will be assessed in courses of math and its branches
All of these skills will be assessed in Capstone courses.
Psychomotor skills involving manual dexterity are a fifth domain that applies only in some programs. They are extremely important in some fields of study. For example very high levels of psychomotor skills are required for a surgeon, an artist, or a musician.
Since these psychomotor skills apply only to certain fields, and their nature varies widely, learning outcomes in this domain have not been described in the learning outcomes for each level in the Qualifications Framework for Higher Education. However where they are relevant standards should be clearly described and methods of instruction and assessment included in program and course specifications.
6-Characteristics of Graduates
Holders of a bachelor degree should have demonstrated:
· Knowledge of a comprehensive, coherent and systematic body of knowledge in a field of enquiry and of the underlying theories and principles associated with it;
· The ability to investigate complex problems and develop creative solutions with limited guidance, using insights from their own and other related fields of study;
·The ability to identify and use appropriate mathematical and statistical techniques in the analysis and resolution of complex issues, and select and use the most appropriate mechanisms for communicating the results to a variety of audiences;
· In the case of a professional program the full range of knowledge and skill required for effective practice in the profession concerned;
· In the case of an academic program not geared to professional practice, in depth knowledge and understanding of research literature in a field, and ability to interpret, analyze and evaluate the significance of that research in extending knowledge in the field.
Graduates at this level should:
· Take initiative in identifying and resolving problems and issues both individually and in group situations exercising leadership in pursuit of innovative and practical solutions;
· Apply the theoretical insights and methods of inquiry from their field of study in considering issues and problems in other contexts;
· Recognize the provisional nature of knowledge field and take this into account in investigating and proposing solutions to academic or professional issues;
· Participate in activities to keep up to date with developments in their academic or professional field and continue to enhance their own knowledge and understanding;
· Consistently demonstrate a high level of ethical and responsible behavior and provide leadership in academic professional and community environments
· Behave in ways that are consistent with Islamic values and beliefs, and reflect high levels of loyalty, responsibility, and commitment to service to society.
A student who successfully complete this program will be able to:
- Applied her computer sciences theoretical and practical skill in the field of math and computer.
- Analyze problems, then determine and define its appropriate computer solution requirements.
- Have effective teamwork skills to achieve common goals.
- Understand ethical, professional and social issues and responsibilities.
- Communicate effectively with certain categories of a beneficiary.
- Enroll in continuous profession improvement.
Use the technologies, skills and necessary tools for computing.