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Program Specifications

MSc. of Mechanical Engineering (Renewable Energy) / Program Overview

Ø Background to the program and subject area:

The Master Program in Renewable Energy offers advanced training in the area of renewable energy systems and sustainable development. This program is designed to provide engineers and scientists with specific training in advanced areas of renewable energy technology. The emphasis is on the design, analysis and implementation of energy systems, with particular emphasis on renewable energy systems. Furthermore, the program is designed to provide researchers and policy analysts with training in advanced areas of renewable energy technology and policy. The emphasis is on policy analysis, environmental monitoring and resource assessment related to renewable energy systems.


The main goal of the program is to provide a high quality education for Jordanian students in the key aspects of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency (REEE), therefore enabling them to take responsible, creative, challenging and stimulating posts in industry or research in this exciting field. The additional specific objectives of the program are to promote and publicize new REEE technologies in the country and considerably increase the scale of REEE technologies application in public and private buildings in accordance with the Jordanian National Energy Plan


This program is designed according to the analysis of the Jordanian labor market needs in the field of renewable energy and energy efficiency which was carried out by the Master Program in Renewable Energy team. The labor market analysis shows that the market needs researchers and qualified engineers in all filed related to renewable energy, furthermore this program encourages the scientific research in the field of renewable energy



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:

The program aims to address the social, economic and environmental issues involved with renewable energy systems through the following:


1.    To provide a thorough training in the principles of renewable energy systems

2.    To enable students to develop engineering solutions to important regional and global energy problems in order to meet the region's needs for renewable energy through carrying out fundamental and applied research using appropriate design methods and analysis tools.

3.    To broaden and enhance student’s skills on efficient problem solving, critical- thinking, team working and professional communication.

4.    To provide students with extensive knowledge on social and ethical codes, energy regulations, energy efficiency, international agreements, conventions and standards which they can actively use in their professional activities.

5.    To train engineers, scientists, environmental scientists and policy analysts to participate in the development of the renewable energy industry in Jordan and the region.

6.    To provide students with a capacity of self-learning in familiar and unfamiliar situations and for efficient time and resource management.

7.    To develop in student’s leadership skills so they can play principal roles in academic and industrial organizations in the engineering areas.

8.    To enable students to pursue PhD and other advanced postgraduate studies in the field of renewable energy.​