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Architecture Engineering Department

Head of Department Message

Welcome to the Department of Architecture Engineering, Amman Arab University.

The Department was established as one of the Faculty departments since the academic year 2016-2017.

The department grants its students a bachelor’s degree in architecture after the student completes 169 credit hours of his study plan in five academic years, during which wide aspects of theoretical and practical study courses related to different fields of knowledge are offered with the objective of graduating creative architects with a distinguished practical and scientific level.

The Department of Architecture aims to enhance the role of the graduated architect by being able to produce innovative designs using modern engineering applications in the field of green architecture and sustainable construction.

The study plan of the program enables the students to link between theoretical knowledge and the practical aspect of it, thus raising the level of their qualification to be distinguished in the labor market, and preparing a generation of qualified architects capable of constructive thinking in the various fields of the architectural profession.

The department seeks to develop the level of study plans in accordance with the needs of the local community and global technological development, keeping pace with the rapid scientific developments, and aligning it with the requirements of the labor market. 

Students in this department focus on the technical, scientific and social aspects in a way that achieves the sustainable development of society.

Wishing our students good luck, and success in this Department of Amman Arab University.
 

Prof. Hanan M. Ahmad

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 and Mission of the Department

Vision

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

Mission

Preparing staff of creative and distinguished architects supported by the knowledge, skills and ethics of the profession, able to compete, lead and contribute to achieving comprehensive and sustainable development.


  

Mission, Objectives, and Educational Outcomes of Major

Architecture Engineering Major Bachelor’s Program

Program Mission:

Providing distinguished academic programs in the field of architecture engineering, supported by the knowledge, skills and ethics of the profession through qualified staff capable of keeping pace with local and international criteria in accordance with the e-learning integration criteria.

Educational Program Objectives:

  1. Graduating qualified architects with advanced skills and necessary experience, able to meet the requirements of the architecture and construction market.
  2. Developing students' competencies in creativity, discussion skills, critical and creative thinking.
  3. Appreciating the architectural heritage and taking into account the cultural, social and environmental factors in the stages of the architectural design process and architectural education.
  4. Recognizing the priority of green architecture and sustainable building.
  5. Activation of the scientific research and participation in sustainable development efforts.
  6. Recognizing the cooperation with companies and architectural and consulting offices, and strengthening the link with the departments and colleges of architecture in local, Arab and international universities.


Educational Program Outcomes:
The expected outcomes of this program are preparing graduates competent in:

  1. Clarifying the basic principles of design and take advantage of design solutions for existing architectural projects.
  2. Understanding contemporary architectural steps in formulating theoretical trends in design.
  3. Applying constructing sciences and engineering systems in the design process.
  4. Critical analysis and mastering scientific and architectural thinking skills.
  5. Evaluating basic ideas to identify information, conclude justified results, and test alternative outcomes according to specific engineering criteria.
  6. Architectural design through the effective use of the basic principles and technology of design through professional and ethical responsibility.

 

Mapping of Program Educational Objectives (PEO's) with Students Outcomes (SO's)

Mapping of Program Educational Objectives (PEO's) with Students Outcomes (SO's)

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)

  1. Graduating qualified architects with advanced skills and necessary experience, able to meet the requirements of the architecture and construction market.
  2. Developing students' competencies in creativity, discussion skills, critical and creative thinking.
  3. Appreciating the architectural heritage and taking into account the cultural, social and environmental factors in the stages of the architectural design process and architectural education.
  4. Recognizing the priority of green architecture and sustainable building.
  5. Activation of the scientific research and participation in sustainable development efforts.
  6. Recognizing the cooperation with companies and architectural and consulting offices, and strengthening the link with the departments and colleges of architecture in local, Arab and international universities.

 
Students Outcomes (SOs)

  1. Clarifying the basic principles of design and take advantage of design solutions for existing architectural projects.
  2. Understanding contemporary architectural steps in formulating theoretical trends in design.
  3. Applying constructing sciences and engineering systems in the design process.
  4. Critical analysis and mastering scientific and architectural thinking skills.
  5. Evaluating basic ideas to identify information, conclude justified results, and test alternative outcomes according to specific engineering criteria.
  6. Architectural design through the effective use of the basic principles and technology of design through professional and ethical responsibility.


 
Mapping between PEOs and SOs:

PEOsSOs
PEO11,3,6
PEO22,4,5
PEO31,3
PEO41,3,6
PEO54,5
PEO66
Academic Staff
Prof. Hanan M. Ahmad
Position
Head of the Department
Academic Rank
Professor
Email Address
hanan.h@aau.edu.jo
Dr. Samer AL-Ratrout
Position
Faculty Member
Academic Rank
Assistant Professor
Email Address
s.alratrout@aau.edu.jo
Dr. OSAMEH AL-KASSAWNEH
Position
Faculty Member
Academic Rank
Assistant Professor
Email Address
o.alkassawneh@aau.edu.jo
Eng. Hiba B. Abuelhmaid
Position
Faculty Member
Academic Rank
Assistant Lecturer
Email Address
hebabasem@aau.edu.jo
Eng. Ola Amjad Habash
Position
Lab Assistant
Email Address
eng.lab3@aau.edu.jo
Programs & Study Plans

 

MajorCredit HoursStudy Plan
Architecture Engineering169

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Faculty Members Publications 2011
NumberList of Research PapersAbstract
1Al-Zoubi, Rafeef (2011), study on public sector’s concept of historical character of traditional buildings salt- JordanDownload
2Al-Zoubi, Rafeef (2011), A study on yellow stone buildings characterizing old Salt townscape – JordanDownload
3Al-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 universitiesDownload
Faculty Members Publications 2014

 

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

 

 

Faculty Members Publications 2015

 

NumberList of Research PapersAbstract
1Aburamadan, 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. 144-155Download
2Al-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: 2040-7467Download
3Abdel-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.20150505.01Download

 

 

 

Faculty Members Publications 2016
NumberList of Research PapersAbstract
1Al-Jameli, Hanan (2016), Muqarnas form efficiency in diffusing Soundwaves within the SpaceDownload
2Al-Zoubi, Rafeef (2016), Study on old heritage houses through the owner’s living interest in Salt, JordanDownload
3Ashour, Kamelah (2016), URBAN REGENERATION STRATEGIES IN AMMAN’S CORE: URBAN DEVELOPMENT AND REAL ESTATE MARKET Download
4RN Omar Amireh, Hadeel Sarhan, Bahija Al-Natsheh, (2016), Aesthetics of Day Lighting in Buildings Case study: Presidential Building at Jordan University- Amman, Jordan, Journal of American Science 12 (12)Download
Faculty Members Publications 2017

 

NumberList of Research PapersAbstract
1Aburamadan, 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.915-925Download
2Alkurdi 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 2017Download
3Omar M Amireh. Origami-Nano-Technological Refugee Tent. J Am Sci 2017;13(1):20-30]. ISSN 1545-1003 (print); ISSN 2375-7264 (online). http://www.jofamericanscience.org. 3. doi:10.7537/marsjas130117.03.Download

 

 

 

Faculty Members Publications 2018
NumberList of Research PapersAbstract
1Al-Jameli, Hanan (2018), URBAN ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE AND SUSTAINABLE TOURISMDownload
2Al-Jameli, Hanan (2018), THE EFFECT OF SUSTAINABLE LOUVERS PERFORMANCE ON INDOOR ENVIRONMENT IN OFFICE BUILDINGSDownload
3Al-Jameli, Hanan (2018), THE EFFECT OF BARRIER BUILDINGS GAPS ON TRAFFIC NOISE ATTENUATION IN THE BUILT ENVIRONMENTDownload
4Al-Zoubi, Rafeef (2018), The role of urban informatics in monitoring the physical deterioration the urban environmentDownload
Faculty Members Publications 2019

 

NumberList of Research PapersAbstract
1Abumaradan 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, ChamDownload
2Aburamadan, R., Trillo, C   2019, “Applying the Design Science Approach to  Architectural Design Development”.          Frontiers          of          Architectural          Research,         Elsevier          JournalDownload
3Alshboul, 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 1913-1852Download
4Al-Jameli, Hanan (2019), The Efficiency of Cluster Barrier Building Organization in Reducing Traffic Noise in the Built AreaDownload

 

 

 

Faculty Members Publications 2020
NumberList of Research PapersAbstract
1Al-Jameli, Hanan (2020), EFFICIENCY OF ARTIFICIAL LIGHTING FOR VISUAL PERCEPTION OF HISTORICAL FAÇADEDownload
2Ashour, Kamelah (2020), PEDESTRIANIZATION AS A STRATEGY FOR PLACEMAKINGDownload
3Abo-Hameed, Heba (2020), STRUCTURAL EFFICIENCY OF THE BUILDING FORM FOR OPTIMIZATION THE DIAGRID STRUCTUREDownload