Umm Al-Qura University

Umm Al-Qura University


- 2019/01/02

The Establishment of the Electrical Engineering Department:

The Electrical Engineering (EE) Department at UQU was established in 1406 A.H./1986 A.C. in the premises of the College of Applied Medical Sciences, under the name of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computers. The Department later joined the College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture that was established in 1408 A.H. / 1988 A.C.

At the start of the first term of the academic year 1421 A.H. /2001 A.C., the Division of Computer Engineering became an independent department, under the name of the Department of Electrical Engineering.

There are 27 full time faculty members in the Department who are specialized in different areas of research including, electrical power systems, wireless communications, control systems, digital signal processing, electronics, and electromagnetics.

The newly equipped laboratories in the Department provide students with hands-on experience in the design and analysis of electrical engineering systems. The Electrical Engineering Program is subject to a periodic curriculum assessment, and the Department is committed to continuous improvement through assessment and evaluation processes that cover all constituents of the Program.

The students are adequately prepared to practice the profession of engineering, and are equipped with the necessary skills including, communication skills, ethics, life-long learning, and effective team work.


To provide quality education that enables graduates to lead and excel in their profession, and to serve society and humanity through productive ideas and meaningful collaboration, both locally and internationally.

Objectives and Values:

The Electrical Engineering Program provides excellent education, and its educational objectives (in support of its mission and the UQU mission) are to prepare graduates who are able to:

1. Play a leading role in engineering professions and conduct innovative research (engineering knowledge and professional practice).

2. Make use of appropriate knowledge and necessary expertise and skills to work effectively in multidisciplinary teams, and adapt to changes in engineering practices and environments throughout their careers (active collective participation and lifelong learning).

3. Apply current electrical engineering design principles within social, ethical and environmental constraints, as well as safety restrictions and economic constraints, and assume their professional responsibilities in accordance with Islamic values (engineering and citizenship).

The Electrical Engineering Program carries out its educational objectives through the following steps:

1. Introducing an academic program that teaches the students the basics of mathematics, science and engineering, and also providing competencies in a wide range of engineering disciplines, such as:

  • Electrical Power Engineering
  • Electronic Engineering.
  • Communications Engineering.

2. Establishing laboratories for selected courses that require the use of computer equipment designs, software applications used in tests and simulations, and modern testing and measuring devices in system design, testing and implementation.

3. Incorporating general abilities, such as applied research skills, written and verbal communication, critical thinking, decision making, problem solving, ethics, and teamwork, both in engineering and other general courses and applied sciences.

4. Arranging for students to carry out a graduation project (as a core experience for students in the field of design based on the knowledge and skills gained in previous courses), which takes into account the appropriate engineering standards and multiple constraints.