Praise be to Allah, and peace be upon Prophet Muhammad, and upon his family and companions.
The UQU College of Engineering in al-Leith is deemed to be one of the most prestigious Saudi engineering colleges. Founded in 1432H, the college embraces a number of engineering specialties that go in line with the world's latest updates in engineering, and in the meantime satisfy needs of the domestic work market, as well as requirements of the Kingdom's development plans.
To that end, the college seeks to establish academic programs commensurate to the international criteria adopted by the national and international accreditation institutions.
The Leith College of Engineering was founded in the reign of the late Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, upon the approval of the Higher Education Council, in its session no. 62, dated Dhul-Hijjah 29th, 1431H, corresponding to December 5th, 2010. A number of important resolutions were issued in the said session, providing for adding 6 new colleges to Umm al-Qura University (UQU) in Makkah, and 26 other colleges across the Kingdom.
In September 2011, the UQU President, Dr. Bakri bin Maatouq Assas, signed a consultancy services contract with the Advisor and Director of International Cooperation at the US-based DeVry University. Indeed, the college has received colossal support from the UQU President, as well as his deputies and deans of supportive deanships.
In spring 2012, the UQU, as represented by al-Leith College of Engineering, selected its building, which was equipped and supported with cutting-edge laboratories and classrooms. The total cost of the first phase of equipping and furnishing amounted to SR 6 million. Since its inception, the college has shown keen interest in hiring outstanding competent cadres; both Saudis and foreigners.
Besides, it has attached great importance to participation in international symposia, and launching training and educational programs to serve the society.