B.Sc. in Electrical Engineering

To obtain the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering the student must successfully complete 160 credit hours of coursework divided into three categories: University Requirements (27 credits), College Requirements (21 credits) and Department Requirements (112 credits). In addition, the student must complete a period of practical training in the industry in accordance with the regulations of the Faculty of Engineering and Technology for training.

The following B.Sc. Study Plan (and the corresponding guide) shows the coursework required for obtaining the B.Sc. degree in Electrical Engineering.

B.Sc. Program Educational Objectives (PEOs):

Graduates of the program are expected to:

  1. Analyze and design electrical and electronic devices and integrate them in systems to meet realistic constraints utilizing principles of science, mathematics, electrical engineering and computational techniques.
  2. Engage in self professional development, attain contemporary knowledge of electrical engineering, communicate effectively in multidisciplinary environments, and conduct duties professionally and ethically.
  3. Adapt to diverse careers and different electrical engineering disciplines that integrate fundamental knowledge in both heavy and low current applications.
  4. Contribute to the country's economic development and assume leadership role in industry and academia in local, regional and global institutions.
  5. Be able to pursue graduate studies in different Electrical Engineering disciplines.

B.Sc. Program Outcomes (POs):

Graduates of the program are expected to have the following skills upon graduation:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of advanced mathematics (calculus, differential equations, linear algebra, complex variables, and discrete mathematics), basic sciences, computer science, and engineering sciences.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design and analyze complex electrical and electronic component, software, systems, or processes to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health, safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. An ability to communicate effectively, function in multidisciplinary environments and recognize professional leadership characteristics.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. A broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.
  8. Knowledge of contemporary issues and ability to recognize the need for and engage in life-long learning.
  9. An ability to use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.
  10. Knowledge of probability and statistics.
  11. An ability to integrate knowledge of the different electrical engineering disciplines including electronics, communications, power, machines, and control.
  12. Familiarity with necessary tools to contribute to economic development and planning.

The following is a summary of the important regulations governing the B.Sc. program:

Admission: Students are admitted to the department on the basis of their grades in the Tawjihi (The General Secondary School Certificate Examination) or its equivalent. A number of seats are allocated to the sons and daughters of those working in the Armed Forces, the Ministry of Education, and the Jordanian national universities. No student, however, may be accepted in the department whose Grand Point Average (GPA) in the Tawjihi is lower than (80%). The students are accepted directly in their specialization in their academic departments as of the academic year (2002/2003).

Duration: The duration of study for the B.Sc. degree with a normal course load is (5) academic years or (10) semesters. The minimum duration for the degree shall be no less than (4) academic years, each year consisting of two semesters with an optional summer session added. The duration of the semester is (16) weeks; the duration of the summer semester is (8) weeks.

Load: The minimum credit-hour load for regular (full-time students) is 9 per semester, and the maximum is 18. In the case of graduation or obtaining a cumulative average of B and above in the preceding semester, a student is allowed to register for a maximum of (22) hours.

Students are classified by year: first, second, third, fourth, and fifth. In terms of accumulated credit hours, this is equivalent the successful completion of (30, 60, 90, 120) credit hours respectively.

Attendance: Attendance by all university students is compulsory in all lectures, seminars, and practical sessions in accordance with the credit hours determined for each course in the study plan. A student shall not be permitted to absent him/herself from more the (15%) of the total number of meetings prescribed for each course. A student who accumulates class absences that exceed (15%) of the total number of meetings required for a course without submitting a medical report or justification acceptable to the Dean shall be disqualified from taking the final examination, and his grade for that course shall be zero (F). The student will have to repeat that course if it is obligatory. A student who exceeds the (15%) limit by an excused absence shall not be permitted to accumulate class absences more that (20%) of the total meeting hours for any course. In the case of the approved absences exceeding (20%) of the total meeting hours, the student shall be considered to have withdrawn from the course and shall be subject to the provisions governing withdrawal.

Grades: The University has the following grading system:

letter

Grade Point

A

4.00

B+

3.50

B

3.00

C+

2.50

C

2.00

D+

1.50

D

1.00

F

0.00



In all cases the minimum passing grade in any course is (D).

GPA: The (GPA) obtained by the student in all the courses he studies in a particular semester is translated into a Merit System of evaluation illustrated as follows:

Points

Merits

3.65 - 4.00

Excellent

3.00 - 3.64

Very Good

2.50 - 2.99

Good

2.00 - 2.49

Satisfactory

Below 2.00

Unsatisfactory



A student with a (GPA) of less than (2.00) shall be given a warning and will be placed under probation.

Graduation: Graduation diplomas are awarded when they are due at the end of every semester, the graduation ceremony shall be held only once a year, at the end of the second semester.