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Yanbu Industrial College (YIC) in Yanbu Al-Sinaiyah is a 25-minute drive from the Prince Abdul Mohsin Bin Abdul Aziz Airport, the city’s international airport. The College is located about 350KM north of Jeddah on the coast of the Red Sea, one of the main waterways that connects Saudi Arabia, the world’s leading oil exporter, to Europe and Africa. To take advantage of Yanbu’s strategic geographical location and transform it into a modern industrial city, the Kingdom formed the Royal Commission of Jubail and Yanbu in 1975. Soon the city became the nation’s western terminus of pipelines to transport natural gas and crude oil to the world market. Realizing the increasing need to develop Saudi human resources with high technical education to manage this fast growing economy, the Royal Commission established the Yanbu Industrial College in 1989. Currently, Yanbu is host of many heavy hydro-carbon, petrochemical, chemical, mineral and downstream related industries.

The Saudi workforce educated at YIC has helped a great deal in taking the initial investments from industrial developers in the city. In a matter of a couple of decades, the College has become one of the major sources of manpower for the extensive local economy, propelling Yanbu’s industrial sector to becoming a major contributor to the nation’s economy.

 ( Student, AHMED MUFARIJ )

YIC maintains strong relationships with local industry and the professions. Each program offered in the college has PAEC (Program Advisory and Evaluation Committee), compromises of faculty members and experienced members from Industries and employers. The Committee helps in evaluating and developing our academic programs, bringing our curricula in line with the needs of the industry. As a result, there is a great demand for our graduates in the market and the College maintains a consistently high student placement rate.

YIC campus is home to Chemical Engineering Technology, Electrical Power Engineering Technology, Electronics & Instrumentation Engineering Technology, Geomatics Engineering Technology and Mechanical Engineering Technology students, who have access to thoroughly qualified and experienced faculty members. Most of our programs are accredited from top international agency  ABET Inc. (formerly Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology)The English Language Institute at Yanbu is one of the largest English language training facilities in the Kingdom, and home to a highly qualified male and female faculty working in four distinct colleges. The English Language Institute received a most prestigious international accreditation from the  USA-based CEA (Commission on English Language Program Accreditation) in 2012. Applicable to all its programs, ranging from the Foundation year program to the Associate and Bachelor degree levels, this 5 years accreditation is a first for any English language training institute in the Kingdom.