Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University


- 2016/06/07

Thanks to God’s grace and the foresight of our Government, the kind approval of His Majesty the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, may God rest his soul in peace, on establishing the Faculty of Computer, Umm Al-Qura University, in Al-Laith, was issued in 1433 Hijri.

The Faculty has four departments:

  • Computer Science;
  • Computer Engineering;
  • Information Technology; and
  • Information Systems.

    The Computer Science Department was the first to be inaugurated. Since the establishment of the Faculty, there are incessant efforts by the University administration and the Faculty employees to have the faculty established according to the latest study plans and curricula in the world to graduate distinguished students and to cope with the latest achievements in the information technology world.

    Driven by its focus on development and advancement, the University has provided the Faculty with a group of distinguished University staff to contribute to the academic mission of Umm Al-Qura University.

    In scientific research and publishing, many scientific researches in diverse fields were published and the faculty took part in many research projects. The Faculty is very keen on preparing a group of highly qualified graduates of high academic standards who have the required knowledge and skills to deal effectively with the interwoven problems of the modern societies. In addition, they will be capable of disseminating the knowledge they gained in their societies to improve awareness with computer importance and enrich its practices.

    Therefore, work on establishing and equipping the Faculty was set off to receive students in the academic year of 1433/1434 Hijri, and we moved to the new building in Al-Laith in the first semester of the academic year of 1433 Hijri.

    To carry out its academic mission, Faculty study halls and labs were equipped with top-notch equipments. Currently, the Faculty has seven computer labs, of which four for computer engineering and the remaining three for computer science.

    Number of students now reached about 500 of male and female students, and many of our students took part in scientific, cultural and sports activities.

    In this regard, it’s our pleasure to express our gratitude to the Minister of Education for his unstinting support and the University President for his wise guidance and personal interest in the Faculty as well as all Vice-Presidents for their efforts.


Our mission is preparing highly qualified professionals in computer science and providing technological and scientific consultations for developing different sectors of the society.


  1. Providing specialized professionals in computer science field to the local labor market;
  2. Contributing to developing scientific and applied research in computer science;
  3. Arabicizing the computer science field through scientific research and authoring and translating books;
  4. Providing educational and training programs on an international level through academic accreditation for the Department;
  5. Training students in different industrial sectors and preparing them to compete in the labor market;
  6. Providing training programs for improving skills in computer science and its applications;
  7. Providing consultations and advisory services in computer science and its applications; and
  8. Organizing seminars and scientific conferences for discussing the latest advancements in computer science in the world.


  1. Endorsing moral values of integrity, accountability, professionalism, honesty, transparency and objectivity;
  2. Effective information exchange and commitment to the comprehensive quality as the basis of sustainable development;
  3. Enhancing students scientific thinking skills and providing better environment for scientific research; and
  4. Coping with the ongoing intellectual, social and professional development and progress.


Building a distinguished academic edifice that copes with the ongoing fast-paced advancement in the computer science field and meets the needs and requirements of individuals, organizations and the society.