Message from the Dean

Dear Students,  

I want to take this opportunity to welcome you to the College of Architecture and Design, and invite you to explore the

many superb programs we offer. We are ranked among the nation’s top private universities with a seven year accreditation by the NCAAA to the Architecture Program, and we’re on an aggressive path to obtain international accreditations.


This is an extraordinary year for the college, with the known programs of the Bachelor of Architecture and Bachelor of Visual and Digital Production are now joined by new programs of Bachelor of Design and Master of Urban Design. I am thrilled to be leading the college at this opportune moment as we continue to provide transformative learning experiences for our students, pursue innovative research, scholarship, performance, design, and artistic media practice, and engage in meaningful partnerships with our many surrounding Jeddah communities and international affiliates.


Our students build a strong foundation through challenging coursework, ongoing academic support, and countless chances to learn outside the classroom. As a faculty member, I have always felt it is a privilege to be able to help contribute to the growth and development of our students and to help them imagine new possibilities. I believe our college is an important space in this university helping students cultivate their most far reaching dreams. This is the foundation of what we do in creative practice and scholarship. This provides students with opportunities to connect with classmates, develop valuable skills, become involved in campus life, and ultimately enjoy success as an EU student. We are preparing students to be leaders and innovators in the architecture, design, urban design, visual media disciplines, and beyond.


The Effat University College of Architecture and Design is one of the most dynamic intellectual and creative learning and research environments in the country. So please enjoy exploring the college websites and learning about our innovative faculty and students.





                                                                                                                                                           Dr. Mervat El-Shafie

                                                                                                                                         Dean of College of Architecture & Design




To emerge as a leading college of Architecture and Design that graduates creative professionals who contribute, through artistic, innovative, and sustainable solutions, to the local and global community needs.



Educate the future generations of innovative and creative leaders in the field of Architecture and Design - arming them with critical judgement, professional knowledge, collaborative skills, and high ethical values in an environment conducive to learning, research, and commitment to serving the community.