The Division of Computing Services is committed to the strategic use of
the information technology for the continual improvement of the
operation of NDU.
We strive to support the essential educational, research, and
administrative goals of NDU through the development and delivery of
computing and communication services to the University’s faculty,
students, and staff.
Goal for Faculty
Provide stronger links with faculty members in order to promote and
facilitate their use of technology to support teaching and learning.
Goal for Students
Ensure that students have the necessary skills to take advantage of NDU's technological environment.
Goal for Staff
Provide staff members with the necessary technological tools that are
current and reliable, so they can serve the NDU community effectively.
Equipment and Facilities
The administrative Computer Center is equipped with enterprise
servers used for the Registrar, Library, and various Business and
Administration applications, using the latest Data Base technologies.
For academic purposes, SUN and IBM Mini computers, Terminals, and
X-Stations, operating under Unix, are used by Computer Science and
Engineering students. A set of servers, operating under Unix, control
the campus Internet and Intranet networks.
All Faculties have active computers running various platforms such as
PC/Windows, PC/Linux, Sun/Solaris, and IBM/AIX. Unix workstations and
Windows 2000 operating systems have transparent access to the Servers,
and to one another through Network File System and Remote File System
The Main Campus Intranet is a fully interconnected, multimedia,
multi-protocol infrastructure spanning well over 1 km of area networks
and over 800 computers on the network. The new network is a routed, full
duplex, fiber based, Gigabyte Ethernet backbone with Gigabyte Ethernet
(1000 Mbps) links to all the major buildings. Network connection in
offices and rooms are at 100 Mbps switched Ethernet.
A PowerPC and Macintosh network is connected to a variety of
peripherals, and are available for Visual Arts students including: color
laser printers, scanners and plotters.
Special classrooms are linked to the backbone network via communication
lines and have local resources to allow the instructor an indoor on-line
demonstration with illustrative materials projected during class hours.
Students are required to put into practice the theoretical concepts and
gain working knowledge during regular laboratory sessions scheduled
individually for each course.