Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture Achieves International Academic Accreditation




The efforts of the College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture and its academic departments culminated, by Allah's Favor and then through the unlimited support of His Excellency the President of Umm Al-Qura University, Prof. Abdullah bin Omar Bafail, and the sincerity and devotion of all its affiliates, by all the departments of the college achieving international academic accreditation. Islamic Architecture Department received the German Academic Accreditation (ASIIN); and the Departments of Electric Engineering, Civil Engineering, Mechanic Engineering received the American International Academic Accreditation (ABET).

The College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture celebrated its achievements, as the outcome of this evaluation was very successful and inspiring. All the programs were considered very strong and to be in full compliance with international standards. They did not find any defect or shortage in any of the departments. The team was very impressed with the facilities, laboratories, workshops, and public utilities of the college. The evaluation result was as follows:

  1. The faculty members of all the engineering programs are very devoted and competent, and use contemporary teaching methods.
  2. The students of all the engineering programs are committed, confident, and motivated.
  3. The development process, which is continuous and relies on the use of modern technologies and tools in the academic programs, is outstanding and assures continuous quality.
  4. The two summer training programs provide engineering students the opportunity to work in multidisciplinary teams in the field.
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