Yanbu English Language Institute – or YELI – is comprised of three units operating within the Institute’s Institutional Partners; Yanbu Industrial College, Yanbu University College and Yanbu Technical Institute.
Yanbu Industrial College
Yanbu Industrial College, or YIC, is the largest of the Colleges, providing technical-oriented education to students who will usually go on to find employment as technicians or engineers in local industries such as Saudi Aramco, Petro Rabigh and SABIC.
There are about 2000 full-time students at YIC, most of whom study in Electrical, Mechanical and Chemical Engineering, and Geomatics programs, The College offers five year programs of study, from a Preparatory English Program through a Bachelor’s degree program. All courses at YIC are taught in English, as they are at all Colleges under the domain of the Division of Colleges and Institutes of the Royal Commission.
The largest of the YELI Units, more than 60 highly qualified and experienced teachers from around the world work full time to provide internationally recognized and accredited English language programs to its regular and non-regular students at YIC.
The YELI Unit at YIC provides crucial support, through its Foundation English Program, for the vast majority of students, who, upon arrival, lack the language skills essential for success in their degree courses. While there may be 800 or more full time students in the Preparatory English Program, graduates of that program continue to pass through YELI’s doors, as all Associate and Bachelor programs have a mandatory English language component.
Yanbu Technical Institute
Established as a training facility for employees of local industry, YTI is a new, spacious campus located 2 km from the YIC campus. The YELI Unit at YTI offers parallel courses to those offered at YIC as well as ‘just-in-time’ courses designed to meet the specific needs of individual industrial clients. Nearly 30 English language teachers ensure that a few thousand satisfied employee-students pass through the YELI Unit at YTI’s doors each year.
Yanbu University College Women’s Campus
The YELI Unit located at the YUC Women’s campus has more than 20 teachers who teach Foundation Program courses to the majority of the campuses students. Those students then may continue their studies in Bachelor degree programs such as Management Science (MIS, Accounting, HR, and Marketing), Computer Science and Computer Engineering, Applied Linguistics, and Interior Design.
Yanbu University College Men’s Campus
Students enrolled at the YUC men’s campus study Foundation Program English courses at the YIC unit. These students then continue their studies in a wide variety of fields such as Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Management Sciences, Applied Mathematics and many others, equipped with the English skills to make their studies a success.