BS.c. of Mechanical Engineering / Program Overview

Ø Background to the program and subject area:
The Department was established in 1978. Since then, more than 1000 qualified mechanical engineers had graduated. The department graduates are spread inside and outside the Kingdom.  Many of them finished their post graduate degrees and are appointed in well recognized research and academic positions. The department has 26 faculty members who are experts in their fields of specialization. In addition to teaching, the faculty members conduct high quality scientific research which is published in high ranking scientific journals.  The department hosts six laboratories for practical applications to accompany the theoretical material of the curriculum. The undergraduate program accept about 100 students each academic year.
Beside the undergraduate program the department offers Master of Science (M.Sc.) in Mechanical Engineering. The Mechanical Engineering Department witnessed a qualitative improvement in the last few years. Two master programs were established in cooperation with the European Union through the TEMPUS program, namely:
1. Master of Science ( M.Sc.) in Renewable Energy
2. Master of Science ( M.Sc.) in Environmental Engineering and Climate Change
Although the engineering programs offered at the School of Engineering are accredited by the Accreditation Council of the Ministry of Higher Education, the Department of Mechanical Engineering recently attained accreditation from Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology (ABET). ABET is internationally recognized as a self-sustained system of excellence in undergraduate engineering education.  This accreditation applies for the graduates of the years starting the year 2015 and through the year 2021.  
The mechanical engineering department is seeking to achieve the vision and objectives of our university in teaching; research and community services. 
Ø Vision statements of the program:
To be one of the leading Departments of Chemical Engineering in Jordan and the Arab world where the fundamentals of science, the principles of chemical engineering, and the highest professional and moral conduct are fused into multi-disciplinary teaching and research programs aiming at producing world-class graduates and research.
Ø Mission statements of the program:
To provide students with the sound mechanical engineering education (knowledge, skills, and attitudes) that enables them to assume a leadership role in promoting proper engineering practice in professional, ethical, environmental, sustainability, and life-long learning frames, advance the understanding and application of mechanical engineering principles through partnership with local industry, and improve the quality of life of Jordanians through teaching, research, and outreach programs.
Ø Program Aims:
1-    Apply the principles of math, science and engineering to solve a wide variety of technical problems.
2-    Excel in designing products and systems that integrate contemporary engineering practices and modern tools to meet the societal, environmental and sustainability constraints.
3-    Accept leadership roles, communicate effectively and behave professionally and ethically in multidisciplinary work environments.
4-    Succeed in graduate studies, professional practice in local, regional and global markets and engage in continuous career development.
5-    Engage in entrepreneurial activities that promote sustainable economic development.