"Accredited by ABET-2012"
Dr. Hamza A. Ghulman
College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture
Praise be to Allah, the Lord of all worlds, and may peace and blessings be upon our prophet Muhammad, who was sent as a mercy to mankind, and upon his family and companions.
The government of the Custodian of the two Holy Mosques constantly strives to guarantee the comfort of Saudi citizens and place them among the culturally advanced and civilized countries. To that end, the government exerts strenuous efforts to make developmental plans for the prosperity of the Kingdom and to meet the needs of citizens and provide them with means of comfort and with education and decent job opportunities all over the vast area of the Kingdom.
In this context, educational institutions, with the Kingdom's universities on top of the list, have assumed the responsibility of developing generations who are competent in the various fields of science and technology and who can cater for the needs of developmental plans and match the comprehensive rise that is currently witnessed by our beloved Kingdom.
On its part, Umm Al-Qura University sensed the immense responsibility it bears, by virtue of its location within the purest spot on earth; Holy Makkah, to participate in this comprehensive rise by producing generations who can be relied on to develop, build, handle various technologies, and address engineering and construction problems in the Kingdom in general, and those pertaining to Holy Makkah, the holy shrines, and the surrounding areas in particular.
This annual report documents all the information, statistics, tasks, and responsibilities of the college. It also surveys and updates the statistics and numbers of the teaching staff and their different specializations, and the personnel of the college's different departments and divisions, as well as current and graduated students of the college's academic departments for the five year period ending with the second semester of the academic year 1426/1427 AH.
The beginning of the academic year 1426/1427 AH marked the start of the postgraduate studies program in the Islamic Architecture department, which grants master's degrees in architecture. This aims at reinforcing the concept of Islamic architecture as an approach to the architectural design of construction-based environments. It also fulfills the requirements of the Muslim society in different environments.
The college applied modern technological methods to set up its electronic learning unit. The college board's meeting room was also equipped with an integrated network of advanced computers that are connected to a major server system. As such, traditional paper and notepads will no longer be used in meetings.
The college now has an independent deputyship for studies and development that handles matters related to academic accreditation, developing performance in the college, and conducting necessary studies for starting new specializations.
Hopefully this report will achieve the benefit contemplated for all. Guidance is sought from Allah.
Dr. Hamza A. Ghulman
Dean, College of Engineering and Islamic Architecture