BSc. Mechatronics Engineering / Program Overview

Ø ABET accredited Program
Ø Background to the program and subject area:

Mechatronic Engineering started in Japan in the 70’s of the last century. It is a form of systems engineering, whereby engineers understand the interactions between the different fields of electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, control systems and programming. System engineering overcomes the classical problem of dealing with an engineering system or problem by looking at isolated single engineering disciplines and instead addresses the system as a whole. Mechatronic engineers can design and control complex systems such as automotive systems, aerospace systems, robotic systems, and manufacturing systems.

 The Mechatronics Engineering Department was established in 2006. The Department has established itself as the primary supplier of B.Sc. mechatronics engineers in Jordan.
Currently, there are ten faculty members in the department with different academic affiliations of assistant professors, associate professors, and professors. It worth’s mentioning that all the academic staff in the department are highly qualified and have obtained their degrees from highly ranked universities in North America, Great Britain, and Europe.
The current number of students is about 450 students in the undergraduate program. For teaching purpose, the department has three lecture halls that are equipped with the latest teaching technology including interactive boards, data show, projectors, and computers. In addition, there are five teaching laboratories which are used to insight the theoretical knowledge to the practical application.
Ø Vision statements of the program:
To contribute to uplifting the engineering and technology in Jordan and the Arab world to an internationally renowned level.
Ø Mission statements of the program:
The Mission of the program is to provide quality education, research, and community service in mechatronics that satisfy the needs of the local and regional industry.
Ø Program Aims:
Program Educational Objectives: A graduate of the B.Sc. Program should be able to perform the following efficiently and competitively:
Take up leading local and global positions in system building companies, manufacturers and contracting firms that have a major impact on the economic performance of the country and the region and contribute positively to the welfare of society.
Fulfil leadership roles in civic society, local government and professional engineering associations to contribute to the mechatronics engineering profession and how its members practice it in society; become a public figure in providing guidance and advice to the younger engineers.
Have a track record in making presentations to large audiences in a convincing manner as well as engaging in industrial negotiations; have a track record in conceiving and implementing suitable organization structures for modern institutions in order to make them more effective and efficient.
Become cutting edge researchers in academia participating and leading research and development teams to produce original research that contributes to solving the problems in society and bridging the gap between academia and industry.
*Special emphasis for graduates heading into the executive stream.
** Special emphasis for graduates heading into the academic stream
Student Outcomes (SO’s)
A graduate of the B.Sc. program in mechatronics engineering shall understand/be able to/be knowledgeable of/ the following:
An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

Relationship of SO's to PEO's.