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Architecture Engineering Department

Head of Department Message
Head of Department Message

On behalf of the faculty and administrative staff of the Department of Architecture, I would like to welcome you to the site of our department, established within the Faculty of Engineering in 2016.
The Department of Architecture aims to enhance the role of the architect after completing his studies to be able to produce innovative and practical designs and provide executive drawings and architectural plans in addition to the use of modern engineering applications in green architecture, sustainable construction, environmental control and renewable energy.
Our mission is to provide our graduates with the ideal professional practice ability to prepare a generation of architects capable of constructive thinking to address the problems and obstacles facing architecture. This will be by qualifying creative architects who can be excellent in the fields of practicing architecture and continuing to raise the level of study plans according to the need of the local community and global technological development.
The study plan of the B.Sc. in architecture is composed of 169 credit hours to grant a bachelor's degree that includes all the fields of knowledge accredited to the major of architecture and after reviewing many of the study plans adopted by many recognized universities.
Wishing our students success in the Arab University of Amman
 

Dr. Rafif Alzu’bi

Acting Head of the Department

About the Department

About the Bachelor of Architecture Engineering 

The Architecture Engineering Department is one of the important academic departments in the Engineering Faculty which was established in the beginning of the first semester of the academic year 2016/2017.

The Department of Architecture Engineering awards bachelor’s degree in architecture engineering after passing (169) credit hours. The department is currently looking forward to obtain international accreditation (NAAB) to achieve a higher degree of quality in accordance with local accreditation and international standards. The department aims to prepare a distinguished engineer who is able to create, innovate and keep abreast of engineering and scientific developments in the labor market. Based on facilities provided by the department and acquired by students, the department’s graduates have distinct opportunities at the private and public labor market alike, and are able to build their own work at a high architectural level.

 The Department of Architecture engineering aims to enhance the role of the architect after completing his/her studies so that they will be able to produce innovative and practical designs, provide operational drawings and architectural plans by using modern architectural software and keep pace with green architecture, sustainable building and many other emerging topics. In addition to the architectural design, which gradually moves the student from the architecture and design scale to the city planning scale, the students of the department study philosophy, architectural criticism, theories of architecture and other courses that broaden the horizon of the student’s future as an architect.

 The department has a group of specialist academic staff, assistants and laboratory supervisors who have a passion for innovation and leadership in the field of research, teaching, and sufficient experience to supply the local and international market with competent graduates who master modern and specialized scientific fields, and hold “bachelor’s degree of which a study plan approved by international universities and meets the local and international standards. 
 

Vision & Mission & Objectives
Vision & Mission & Objectives

Vision

Entrepreneurship and Distinction in architecture engineering, scientific research and community service.

Mission

Seeking to graduate creative and competitive architecture engineers able to achieve comprehensive sustainability.

Objectives

  1. To graduate qualified and well-trained architecture engineers able to meet the local and regional technological demands.
  2. To renew and develop architectural arts, construction and urban designs.
  3. Developing students' competencies in discussion skills, and critical and creative thinking.
  4. Encouraging qualified students to produce artistic and creative designs that meet the current challenges.
  5. Embracing the architecture heritage and taking into account the educational, societal, and environmental factors.
  6. Keeping abreast with the creative and developed technologies in designing process.
  7. Giving priority to green building and sustainable construction.
  8. Activation of the scientific research among faculty and students.
  9. Establishing communication links with relevant parties in the fields of architecture engineering.
Educational Outcomes
Educational Outcomes

Educational Outcomes of B.Sc. in Architecture Engineering

The expected outcomes of this program are preparing graduates competent in:
1.    Managing technical and professional communication and adhering to professional ethics.
2.    Using original ideas to explain information, finding justified conclusions and testing alternative results according to specific Architecture criteria
3.    Critical analysis and mastering scientific and architectural thinking skills.
4.    Understanding the basic principles of design and taking advantage of design solutions of existing architectural projects.
5.    Architectural design through effective use of the basic principles of two and three-dimensional design.
6.    Using construction science and engineering systems in design process.
7.    Understanding contemporary architectural movements in shaping theoretical trends of design.
8.    Keeping up with intellectual and technical developments and meeting the current needs of society and the labor market.
 

 

Academic Staff
Dr. Rafif Alzu’bi
Position
Acting Head of the Department
Academic Rank
Assistant Professor
University of Graduation
Osaka University/ Japan
Email Address
z.rafif@aau.edu.jo
Extension No.
474
Dr. Hanan Al jumaily
Position
Faculty Member
Academic Rank
Professor
University of Graduation
University of Baghdad
Extension No.
497
Dr. Kamila Ashour
Position
Faculty Member
Academic Rank
Assistant Professor
University of Graduation
Dortmund Technical University
Extension No.
497
CV
Eng. Diana Barakat
Position
Faculty Member
Academic Rank
Assistant Lecturer
Major
Master of Architectural Engineering
University of Graduation
Jordan University of Science and Technology
Email Address
d.barakat@aau.edu.jo
Extension No.
424
CV
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Eng. Hiba B. Abuelhmaid
Position
Faculty Member
Academic Rank
Assistant Lecturer
Major
Master of Architectural Engineering
University of Graduation
Hashemite University
Email Address
hebabasem@aau.edu.jo
Eng. Ola Amjad Habash
Position
Lab Assistant
Major
Architectural Engineering
University of Graduation
Bachelor of University of Jordan
Email Address
eng.lab3@aau.edu.jo
Osama Yasajeen
Position
Technical Workshop
Email Address
carpentry.trainer@aau.edu.jo
Programs & Study Plans
Programs & Study Plans
Architecture Engineering 169 Download plan​​
Student Handbook
Faculty Members Publications
Faculty Members Publications 2011
Number List of Research Papers Abstract
1 Al-Zoubi, Rafeef (2011), study on public sector’s concept of historical character of traditional buildings salt- Jordan Download
2 Al-Zoubi, Rafeef (2011), A study on yellow stone buildings characterizing old Salt townscape – Jordan Download
3 Al-Zoubi, Rafeef (2011), Study on the sustainability of urban planning reconstruction by promoting traditional industries by local university based on the evaluation of craftsmen, local, organizations and universities Download
Faculty Members Publications 2014

 

Number List of Research Papers Abstract
1 Al-Kurdi, Nabeel, THE USE OF GLASS IN AMMAN: ARCHITECTURE OR FASHION, AMIT 1 (26) 2014 Download
2 Al-Kurdi, Nabeel, HARD BUILDING MATERIAL AND SUITABLE ARCHITECTURE THE CASE OF UMM El JIMAL – JORDAN, AMIT 1 (26) 2014 Download

 

 

Faculty Members Publications 2015

 

Number List of Research Papers Abstract
1 Aburamadan, R., Bichard, E., Coates, P 2015, ‘Using Design Science to Establish a  Specification for Refugees  Shelters’,  12th   International  Post-Graduate Research  Conference  2015,  Salford  university, MediaCity UK 10-12 June 2015, pp. 144-155 Download
2 Al-Kurdi, Nabeel, Abdel-Aziz, Dania, Al Shboul, Abdulsalam, The Impact of Using Light Transmitting Concrete on Energy Saving in Office Buildings-case of Jordan, Research Journal of Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology 11(6): 578-586, 2015 DOI: 10.19026/rjaset.11.2016 ISSN: 2040-7459; e-ISSN: 2040-7467 Download
3 Abdel-Aziz, Dania, Al Shboul, Abdulsalam, and Al-Kurdi, Nabeel, Effects of Tree Shading on Building’s Energy Consumption - The Case of Residential Buildings in a Mediterranean Climate, American Journal of Environmental Engineering 2015, 5(5): 131-140 DOI: 10.5923/j.ajee.20150505.01 Download

 

 

 

Faculty Members Publications 2016
Number List of Research Papers Abstract
1 Al-Jameli, Hanan (2016), Muqarnas form efficiency in diffusing Soundwaves within the Space Download
2 Al-Zoubi, Rafeef (2016), Study on old heritage houses through the owner’s living interest in Salt, Jordan Download
3 Ashour, Kamelah (2016), URBAN REGENERATION STRATEGIES IN AMMAN’S CORE: URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND REAL ESTATE MARKET  Download
Faculty Members Publications 2017

 

Number List of Research Papers Abstract
1 Aburamadan, R., Trillo, C., Coates, P 2017, ‘THE DEVELOPMENT OF PERFORMANCE SPECIFICATIONS TO PREDEFINE THE NEEDS OF REFUGE DWELLINGS IN HOT DRY CLIMATES’, 13th  International Post-Graduate Research Conference 2017, Salford university, MediaCity UK 4-15 September 2017, pp.915-925 Download
2 Alkurdi Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, The University of Jordan , P.O. Box 11942, Amman, Jordan , Nabeel, Gated Communities (GCs): A Physical Pattern of Social Segregation, Pages 229-237 | Published online: 17 Oct 2017 Download

 

 

 

Faculty Members Publications 2018
Number List of Research Papers Abstract
1 Al-Jameli, Hanan (2018), URBAN ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISM Download
2 Al-Jameli, Hanan (2018), THE EFFECT OF SUSTAINABLE LOUVERS PERFORMANCE ON INDOOR ENVIRONMENT IN OFFICE BUILDINGS Download
3 Al-Jameli, Hanan (2018), THE EFFECT OF BARRIER BUILDINGS GAPS ON TRAFFIC NOISE ATTENUATION IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT Download
4 Al-Zoubi, Rafeef (2018), The role of urban informatics in monitoring the physical deterioration the urban environment Download
Faculty Members Publications 2019

 

Number List of Research Papers Abstract
1 Abumaradan R., Trillo C. (2019) A Novel Approach for Establishing Design Criteria for Refugees’Shelters. In: Calabrò F., Della Spina L., Bevilacqua C. (eds) New Metropolitan Perspectives. ISHT 2018. Smart Innovation, Systems and Technologies, vol 100. Springer, Cham Download
2 Aburamadan, R., Trillo, C   2019, “Applying the Design Science Approach to  Architectural Design Development”.          Frontiers          of          Architectural          Research,         Elsevier          Journal Download
3 Alshboul, Abdulsalam,and Alkurdi, Nabeel, Enhancing the Strategies of Climate Responsive Architecture, The Study of Solar Accessibility for Buildings Standing on Sloped Sites, Modern Applied Science; Vol. 13, No. 1; 2019 ISSN 1913-1844 E-ISSN 1913-1852 Download
4 Al-Jameli, Hanan (2019), The Efficiency of Cluster Barrier Building Organization in Reducing Traffic Noise in the Built Area Download

 

 

 

Faculty Members Publications 2020
Number List of Research Papers Abstract
1 Al-Jameli, Hanan (2020), EFFICIENCY OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING FOR VISUAL PERCEPTION OF HISTORICAL FAÇADE Download
2 Ashour, Kamelah (2020), PEDESTRIANIZATION AS A STRATEGY FOR PLACEMAKING Download
3 Abo-Hameed, Heba (2020), STRUCTURAL EFFICIENCY OF THE BUILDING FORM FOR OPTIMIZATION THE DIAGRID STRUCTURE Download