Dar Al-Hekma College opened in September 1999. It is expected
to reach a total enrollment of 1500 students in 2005. The
College’s modern campus is on 25,000 square meters
of land in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
Academic programs include a college preparatory program,
a general education core curriculum, and academic majors
in interior design, business information systems, and special
education. The College plans to develop broader specializations
in other areas of study such as e-business and health care.
All courses are taught in English except Arabic and Islamic
Through its current three undergraduate academic programs,
the College offers BA and BS degrees to a current student
body of approximately 200.
TIEC was the primary contractor (beginning in January 1998)
responsible for the complete design of all programmatic,
organizational, and operational aspects of this new private
non-profit college for women in Jeddah. The design utilized
the American model for academic programs and administrative
organization. More than 20 project teams involved over 75
experts from Texas universities and elsewhere and an equal
number of Saudi experts to develop the academic programs,
administrative structure and procedures, information and
communications technology systems, and library and support
services. Initial policies and procedures were developed
for admitting students, hiring faculty and staff, and planning
and managing college operations.
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