Welcome to the first University, and the first Department of Architecture Engineering in Jordan.
It is my great pleasure to welcome you to our department, which is one of the leading architectural departments in the region, in which the Royal Decree for the establishment of the Department in the Faculty of Engineering and Technology which was issued on 29th December 1974, being the ninth faculty in the university. Teaching at the Architecture Department started in the academic year 1975/1976.
The study plan of the B.Sc. in architecture is composed of 178 credit hours requiring five years of study for completion the degree. Practical training in the summer, not less than 8 weeks, is also required. The first group to graduate in 1980 numbered 13 students. The number of graduates increased yearly to reach 111 by the end of the academic year 2019- 2020.
Our goal is to educate future architects, and designers of the built environment, how to be innovative and imaginative, but respectful of the history and cultures.
Our department seeks to inspire you with a lifelong interest in your chosen field that will sustain you throughout your studies and career.
Emphasis in the curriculum is given to Architectural Design, which is the major course in the study of architecture. Study of the local environment, users' behavior, and associated technical as well as humanity subjects are also included. The final graduation projects of students are chosen from actual local schemes mainly from the National Development Plan of Jordan.
The department awards the degrees of B.Sc. and M.Sc.
Our department is quite unique. We have a rich history, yet we are always looking towards the future. We are a tight-knit community, yet we have regional, national, and global reach. Our faculty, staff and students are diverse, and we are working towards making architectural education and profession inclusive and equitable.
I leave you with an open invitation to learn about our program, to contact us with your questions, and more than welcomed to drop by for a visit. Through our future students, we hope to continue our well established tradition in graduating the bright architects of the future.
Prof. Nabeel Alkurdi
Tel. 00962 6 5355000
Fax 00962 6 5300813