Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University

Message from the Dean

- 2021/06/20

In the Name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Graceful

Praise be to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon the seal of the prophets and messengers, our Prophet Muhammad, His family and companions.

Since its establishment, the College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture has been standing as an edifice of science and knowledge at one of the most prestigious universities in Makkah, namely Umm-Al-Qura University. It was set up under the auspices of rules in our beloved country, May Allah protect it, then it went on with shaping its bright future and reaping fruits of hard work and ambitious desire for the best day after day.

In the past 25 years, the college took upon itself the responsibility for rehabilitating Saudi cadres in all fields of engineering and architecture, which constitute the basis for any nation. With proper planning and continuous development, the college managed to assume a competitive position, gain respect and appreciation and upgrade the Kingdom using values of religion, science and hard work. It is a matter of our pride to mention that graduates of the College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture represent a main source for meeting much of the Saudi labor market’s needs of specialized engineers as many of them are currently occupying leading positions at the largest governmental and private institutions and companies.

While running the college, the administration adopts values of innovation and creativity to keep pace with the latest developments in the field of engineering, cognitive thinking and scientific research, as well as modern theories of the management of academic institutions. To that end, the administration works on developing the college’s strategies and management systems on a continuous basis, in addition to honing skills of its academic staff and upgrading its infrastructure to create an integrated educational environment featured in high-quality laboratories, workshops and student services.

The college has four vital disciplines, which offer comprehensive programs with an integrated system of engineering specializations during the bachelor’s and master’s phases. These programs are offered by the Departments of Islamic Architecture, Electric Engineering, Civil Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering.

With Allah’s support, the college’s engineering programs have been accredited by the most prestigious international agencies specialized in the accreditation of engineering programs, namely the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) and the German Agency for Degree Programs in Engineering, Informatics, Natural Sciences and Mathematics (ASIIN). The college is currently witnessing active progress in scientific publication and registration of inventions, and is also supervising several scientific chairs and one research excellence. In addition, a number of the college’s students won several awards from prestigious institutions through their participation in competitions on student projects.

The college is famous for its scientific publishing and patents as it hosts a raft of scientific chairs and a research center of excellence. Its students have also won various prizes from many prestigious institutions for their participation in competitions of scientific projects.

At last, we promise you to keep, with the help of Allah, the college’s approach promising and to spare no effort to serve our nation and prepare a new generation of reliable engineers.

Our last prayer is to praise Allah, the lord of the World.


Dean of the College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture  

Dr. Mohammad Bin Saleh Al Alshaikh