King Abdullah II Faculty of Engineering
Computer Engineering

Computer Engineering B.SC. - Course Description

11000 Computer Skills Placement Test
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 0
This test covers all topics taught in 2100 Computer skills (Remedial).
 

11100 Computer Skills (Remedial)
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 0
Introduction to computers: historical, components, functionality. Introduction to computer hardware and software. Programming languages. Introduction to operating systems. Introduction to word processing with practical applications in preparing homework and reports. Spreadsheets. Computer graphics. Presentation design. Using the Internet and emails.
 

11103 Structured Programming
Prerequisite: 11100
Credit Hours: 3
Concepts of structured programming. Structured programming languages. Program design, development, running, and testing, and debugging programs. Syntax and semantics of the programming language C++. Basic elements of the language: variables, constants, and data types. Basic input/output functions. Conditional and iterative control structures. Concept of procedural programming, Top/down design. Structured decomposition. Functions and parameter passing. Recursive functions. Pointers and dynamic variables. Basic data structures: one and two-dimensional arrays, string manipulation, structures. Input / Output files, Concepts of OOP and Classes.
 

11151 Structured Programming Lab
Co-requisite: 11103
Credit Hours: 1
Laboratory sessions on applications of structured programming. It includes training on the different aspects and topics of the structured programming using C.
 

11201 Geographical Information Systems
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
The goal of this course is to introduce the students to the basics of GIS. Specific features of the course include: coverage of basic geographic, cartographic, and GIS concepts. Topics include: computer representation of physical, political, statistical, and social aspects of space using vector-based maps, graphic design principles for using shape, hue, size, and patterns in mapping, attribute-based and graphic feature-based queries for spatial analysis. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) allow individuals and organizations to pose, explore and answer a variety of public- and private-sector questions using spatial data.
 

11203 Visual Programming
Prerequisite: 11103
Credit Hours: 3
This course introduces computer programming using a modern visual programming language with object-oriented programming principles. Emphasis is on event-driven programming methods, including creating and manipulating objects, classes, and using object-oriented tools such as the class debugger.
 

11206 Object Oriented Programming
Prerequisite: 11103
Credit Hours: 3
Object oriented programming concepts and paradigms. Review of control structures, data types and functions. Data abstraction and ADT. Encapsulation and information hiding. Classes, attributes and methods (operations). Objects, instantiation, and constructors. Software reuse and reengineering. Inheritance. Overloading. Polymorphism. Templates. Graphical User Interface.
 

11212 Data Structures & Introduction to Algorithms
Prerequisite: 11206 &20134
Credit Hours: 3
Basics of algorithm design and analysis. Asymptotic analysis of upper and average complexity bounds: best, average, and worst case behaviors. Big "O" notation. Searching and sorting algorithms. Recursion. Data abstraction and review of object oriented concepts. Basic data structures. Sequential and linked representation of data structures. Lists, ordered lists, sets, stacks, queues, trees, binary trees, graphs and networks.
 

11253 Object Oriented Programming Lab
Co-requisite: 11206
Credit Hours: 1
Laboratory sessions on the different aspects and topics of object oriented programming.
 

11323 Database Systems
Prerequisite: 11212
Credit Hours: 3
Basic concepts of databases. DBMS components. Transaction managements. Data modeling. Entity relationships diagrams. Relational databases. Database integrity constraints. Relational Algebra. Query languages. Dependencies, schema designs normalization and redundancy elimination.
 

11335 Operating Systems
Prerequisite: 11212
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to operating systems. Processes. Threads. CPU scheduling. Process synchronization. Dead-locks. Memory management. Virtual memory. File system. Mass storage management. Case study: UNIX.
 

11343 Special Topics in Computers (1)
Prerequisite: To be set by Dept.
Credit Hours: 3
The objective of this course is to introduce a new programming language (e.g. Java, C#, ASP.NET, AJAX, etc.).
 

11425 Software Engineering
Prerequisite: 11324
Credit Hours: 3
.
 

11427 Database (2)
Prerequisite: 11323
Credit Hours: 3
.
 

11428 Artificial Intelligence
Prerequisite: 11212
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to AI and its scope and applications. AI programming languages. Knowledge representation. Heuristic search and problem solving using various strategies for different types of problems. Introduction to knowledge based systems. Expert systems. Natural language processing. Machine learning. Other AI applications. A project is required.
 

11436 Information Systems Security
Prerequisite: 11212
Credit Hours: 3
.
 

11446 Special Topics in Computers (2)
Prerequisite: To be set by Dept.
Credit Hours: 3
The objective of this course is to introduce advanced and new topics in one of the areas of Computer Science and Information Technology.
 

11464 Information Systems Security
Prerequisite: 11212
Credit Hours: 3
.
 

21231 Electronics (1)
Prerequisite: 21221
Credit Hours: 3
Basic semiconductor concepts. Diodes: DC and AC analysis, special type diodes. Theory of Bipolar Junction Transistors (BJT): biasing techniques, BJT amplifier analysis. Field Effect Transistors (FET): biasing techniques, FET amplifier. Simple applications of BJT’s and FET’s.
 

21331 Electronics (2)
Prerequisite: 21231
Credit Hours: 3
Operational amplifiers: basic theory, characteristics and applications. BJT and MOSFET current mirrors. Differential and multistage amplifiers. Frequency response of single and multistage BJT and CMOS amplifiers. Negative feedback analysis: feedback topology, properties and stability analysis. Operational amplifier design and simulations project.
 

21332 Digital Electronics
Prerequisite: 21331
Credit Hours: 3
Dynamic operation of the BJT switch. Early form of the digital circuit. Study of DTL and TTL circuits. Characteristics of the standard TTL circuit. TTL families with improved performance. Emitter-coupled logic (ECL) circuits. Design and performance evaluation of CMOS logic circuits. Types of the CMOS logic circuits: pass transistor, dynamic logic. Latches, flip-flop, architecture of memories (SRAM, DRAM, ROM). Logic gate based multi-vibrator circuits. BiCMOS and GaAs logic circuits. Interface of various logic gates. Sampling circuit, D/A and A/D conversion techniques.
 

21338 Electronics Lab
Prerequisite: 21229
Co-requisite: 21331
Credit Hours: 1
Diode characteristics and applications. BJT characteristics and DC biasing. FET characteristics and DC biasing. BJT amplifiers. Operational amplifiers. Multistage amplifiers. Differential amplifiers. Frequency response. Feedback techniques.
 

21339 Digital Electronics Lab
Prerequisite: 21338
Co-requisite: 21332
Credit Hours: 1
Basic TTL circuits. TTL characteristics. Basic MOS logic circuits. MOS characteristics. Logic gate based oscillators. Sampling circuits. A/D and D/A converters. Introduction to Hardware Description Language (HDL).
 

21572 Industrial Electronics
Prerequisite: 24471
Credit Hours: 3
DC & AC bridges.  Ammeters. Voltmeters. Power measurements and power meters. Loading effects. Sensors: thermal, mechanical, optical. Relay controllers and ladder diagrams. Analog controllers (P), (PI) and (PID). Digital and Programmable Logic Controllers.
 

21573 Image Processing
Prerequisite: 23351
Credit Hours: 3
Enhancement in the spatial domain. Image enhancement in the frequency domain. Image restoration. Color image processing. Wavelets. Image compression. Morphological image processing. Image segmentation.
 

21581 Special Topics in Electronics Engineering
Prerequisite: To be set by the Dept.
Credit Hours: 3
The objective of this course is to introduce advanced and new topics in one of the areas of electronics engineering. The topics can be changed from one year to another depending on the instructor’s area of specialty.
 

22241 Digital Logic Design
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Number systems. Basic gates and logic functions. Boolean algebra, Boolean expressions. Logic minimization techniques.  Combinational logic building blocks: decoders, encoders, multiplexers, demultiplexers and magnitude comparators. Digital arithmetic: adders and subtractors. Basics of sequential circuits: latches and flip-flops. Timing diagrams. Counters and shift registers. Basic PLDs, CPLDs and FPGAs. State machines. System design with state machines using VHDL. Memory devices and systems: RAM, ROM, FIFO, LIFO and DRAM.
 

22348 Digital Logic Lab
Prerequisite: 22241
Credit Hours: 1
Building combinational circuits using gates. Parallel adder. Decoders and Multiplexers. ROM and RAM. Register and counters. A simple computer design Project.
 

22344 Microprocessors
Prerequisite: 22241 and 21231
Credit Hours: 3
Assembly language instruction set. Addressing modes. Arithmetic instructions. Logical and bit manipulating instruction. I/O instructions. Microprocessor pin out and timing diagram. Address decoding circuits. Memory interfacing. Input output interfacing. Serial and parallel communications. Counter and timers. Interrupts. DMA controllers.
 

22442 Embedded Systems
Prerequisite: 22344
Credit Hours: 3
Embedded systems characteristics. Microprocessors versus microcontrollers. Microcontrollers characteristics. General-purpose microcontrollers. Examples of microcontroller architectures. Interrupts. Counters/timers. Input/output ports. Microcontroller programming. Instruction set. Program development and use of assemblers. Memory maps and addressing modes. Digital to analogue and analogue to digital conversion in microcontrollers. Data acquisition and distribution. Serial and parallel communications. Real-time systems and its constraints. Interfacing to external devices. Power consumption consideration. Applications.
 

22443 Computer Networks
Prerequisite: 22344
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to computer networks and the Internet. Protocol layers and the OSI model. Application layer: HTTP, FTP, SMTP, POP3, DNS and peer-to-peer applications. Transport layer: UDP, TCP and congestion control. Network layer: virtual circuits, routers, IP protocols and routing algorithms. Link layer: error detection and correction, multiple access, MAC addressing, switches, ARP, Ethernet, PPP, local area networks and wide area networks. Wireless and mobile networks. Security in computer networks.
 

22444 Computer Architecture and Organization (1)
Prerequisite: 22241
Credit Hours: 3
Register transfer & microoperations. Design of arithmetic logic unit. Computer Instructions. Number representations and computer arithmetic. Computer organization and components. Processor design: datapath and control units. Instruction cycle. Pipelining.
 

22445 Computer Networks Lab (1)
Prerequisite: 22443
Credit Hours: 1
Setting up the PC and configuring the NIC. Establishing a LAN. Routers and network tools. Router configuration and router protocols. Securing networks using routers. Configuring switches. Network address conversion. Introduction to wireless networks and configuration.
 

22447 Microprocessor Lab
Prerequisite: 22348 and 22344
Credit Hours: 1
Software development using PC assembly language. Implementation of simple I/O interfacing circuits. Keyboard and 7-segment displays scanning. A simple interfacing circuit project.
 

22448 Embedded Systems Lab
Prerequisite: 22442
Credit Hours: 1
Introduction to PIC MPLAB IDE. Interfacing switches and LED displays. Use of mechanical and solid-state relays. Interrupts and counters. A/D conversion. Temperature measurement. Waveform generation. PWM techniques.
 

22490 Engineering Training
Prerequisite: Finish 99 Credit Hours
Credit Hours: 3
Grade: Pass/Fail
Students undertake suitable and supervised internships for a period of 8 consecutive weeks in Jordan, or 6 consecutive weeks outside.
 

22540 Computer Architecture and Organization (2)
Prerequisite: 22444
Credit Hours: 3
Technology trends. Computer performance: CPU time equation, benchmarks, die cost, power and Amdahl’s law. Instruction-level parallelism: pipeline review, pipeline hazards, superscalar processors, static multiple issue, VLIW, dynamic scheduling, speculative execution and branch prediction. Memory hierarchy: caches, cache performance, advanced cache designs, memory organization and virtual memory. Storage and I/O: performance, disk storage, flash storage, system and I/O busses and RAID. Parallel computers: shared-memory multiprocessors, coherence protocols, NUMA, message passing, clusters, multithreading and multicore processors.
 

22542 Advanced Computer Networks
Prerequisite: 22443
Credit Hours: 3
Review of the OSI reference model. Logical link control. HDLC. Multiplexing. WANs. ATM. Frame relay. Ethernet LANs and VLANs. Wireless LANs.
 

22543 Digital System Design
Prerequisite: 22444
Credit Hours: 3
Modern design methodology: register transfer level modeling (RTL), algorithmic state machines (ASMs), introduction to hardware description languages (Verilog), system-level modeling and simulation, use of hardware description languages to implement hybrid sequential and combinational designs. Design and implementation of significant digital designs using representative Computer Aided Design (CAD) tools.
 

22544 Internet Protocols
Prerequisite: 11335
Credit Hours: 3
Basic principles and architecture of Internet. IP protocol. Routing algorithms. TCP, UDP, and traffic characteristics. IP addressing. Network applications and specific protocols: Telnet, Rlogin, HTTP, FTP, NSF, SMTP, e-mail and directory services. SNMP protocol. Selected advanced topics.
 

22545 Neural Network and Fuzzy Logic
Prerequisite: 20333
Credit Hours: 3
Introduction to Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) and fuzzy systems. The Perceptron. Perceptron learning rule. Multi-layer perceptron. Hebbian learning algorithm and its variations. Widrow-Hoff learning algorithm and its applications. The Back Propagation (BP) learning algorithm and its variations. Unsupervised learning. Self-organization maps. Associative learning rules. Unsupervised Hebb rule. Instar rule. Outstar rule. Radial basis networks. Hopfield networks. Recurrent ANNs. Reinforcement learning via Approximate  Dynamic Programming (ADP). Fuzzy set theory. Fuzzy logic. Fuzzy membership functions. Fuzzy relations. Fuzzy implications. Fuzzification and defuzzification. Fuzzy  rule base and fuzzy inference engine. Applications: control systems, robotics, pattern recognition, nonlinear system modeling, speech processing, image processing, filtering systems, machine/artificial intelligence, data mining and knowledge discovery.
 

22546 Network Management and Security
Prerequisite: 22443 or 23553
Credit Hours: 3
Network management overview. Security policy and procedures. Cryptography and its application to network security. Authentication. Intrusion detection and prevention. Securing E-Commerce systems. Web security. Firewalls security implementation. Application of security tools. Wireless security technologies. Disaster recovery and continuation of E-Business functions.
 

22547 Computer Networks Lab (2)
Prerequisite: 22445
Credit Hours: 1
Wireless networks topologies. Ad hoc wireless connections. Wireless access points. Wired and wireless networks security and management. SSH protocol. Authentication and AAA system. Radius and TACACS systems. Authentication proxies. Access control list. Private virtual networks. Firewall.
 

22548 Computer Design Lab
Co-requisite: 22540
Credit Hours: 1
.
 

22581 Special Topics in Computer Engineering
Prerequisite: To be set by the Dept.
Credit Hours: 3
The objective of this course is to introduce advanced and new topics in one of the areas of computer engineering. The topics can be changed from one year to another depending on the instructor’s area of specialty.
 

22591 Senior Design Project (1)
Prerequisite: Finish 120 Credit Hours
Credit Hours: 1
Grade: Pass/Fail
Projects are aimed at developing independent engineering problem solving skills. A project should be performed by two or more students under the supervision of a faculty member.
 

22592 Senior Design Project (2)
Prerequisite: 22591
Credit Hours: 2
Continuation of Senior Design Project (1). Students are required to fulfill the project objectives, perform a formal presentation and submit a final report.
 

23351 Signals and Systems
Prerequisite: 24222 and 20232
Co-requisite: 23352
Credit Hours: 3
Classification of signals and systems. System modeling and time domain analysis. The Fourier series, the Fourier transform, and Laplace transform and applications. Frequency response and filter concepts. Signal transmission. Spectral analysis. Discrete-time signals and systems: classification of signals and systems. The Z-Transform and applications.
 

23352 Programming Applications in Signals and Systems
Co-requisite: 23351
Credit Hours: 1
Introduction to MATLAB. Using MATLAB in signals and systems. Signal generation and the convolution process. Fourier series. Laplace and Fourier transforms. Transient and steady state response. Filter design. Discrete signals: Z- transform and frequency domain analysis.
 

23353 Analog Communications
Prerequisite: 23351
Credit Hours: 3
Spectral densities. Correlation function. Power-bandwidth product. Distortion and distortionless channels. Analog modulation: DSB-SC, DSB-AM, SSB, Vestigial AM, modulator, demodulator: coherent, non-coherent. Angle modulation: FM, PM, modulator, demodulator. Base-band modulation: sampling theorem, PAM, PWM, PPM. Noise in analog communications: noise types, signal to noise ratio, the additive white Gaussian noise, signal interference.
 

23451 Digital Communications
Prerequisite: 21311 and 23353
Credit Hours: 3
Base band digital modulation techniques: PCM, DM, D-Σ, and DPCM. Line coding. Intersymbol interference: M-ary signaling, bandwidth, data rate. Multiplexing: FDM, TDM, CDM. Passband digital modulation and demodulation techniques: ASK, FSK, PSK, DPSK, M-ary, coherent and non-coherent detection. Bit error rate performance. Channel coding theory: convolution coding, block codes. Error performance using coding.
 

23459 Communications Lab
Prerequisite: 21338
Co-requisite: 23451
Credit Hours: 1
Spectral analysis. Amplitude modulation. Frequency modulation: phase shift keying, amplitude shift keying, frequency shift keying. TDMA. FDMA. Lab project.
 

23552 Cellular Communications
Prerequisite: 23451
Credit Hours: 3
Elements of cellular radio systems: specifications, cell coverage for signal traffic, cell site, mobile antenna, frequency management and channel assignment. GSM network systems. Introduction to the latest developments.
 

23571 Digital Signal Processing
Prerequisite: 23351
Credit Hours: 3
Discrete-time signals and systems. Frequency analysis of discrete-time signals and systems. Sampling and quantization. Discrete Fourier transform. Windowing effect. Z-transform. FIR and IIR Digital filters design. Digital filters realization. Fast Fourier transform.
 

23581 Special Topics in Communications Engineering
Prerequisite: To be set by the Dept.
Credit Hours: 3
The objective of this course is to introduce advanced and new topics in one of the areas of Communications engineering. The topics can be changed from one year to another depending on the instructor’s area of specialty.
 

24218 Engineering Drawing Using Computers
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 1
Introduction to engineering drawing and AutoCAD software. Setting up drawing parameters. Coordinates entry. Object snap. Basic editing techniques. Blocks. Multi-lines. Polylines. Spline. Layers. Dimensions. Orthographic projection. Auxiliary views. Sections. Three-dimensional pictorials. Editing solids and 3-D operations. Boolean Operations.
 

24219 Engineering Workshop
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 1
 
Development of basic skills in fields of hand filing, turning, welding, piping and plumbing, carpentry, sand casting, glass works, sheet metal fabrication, and household electric circuits. Theories related to metal machining, measurements, metal forming, sand casting, and welding.Industrial Safety. Engineering Materials and Their, Properties. Electrical wiring. Casting Processes. Metal Forming (Working) Processes. Metal Machining Processes. Metal Joining.  Carpentering.
 
 

24221 Electric Circuits (1)
Prerequisite: 20142
Credit Hours: 3
Types of circuits and circuit elements. Revision of Ohm’s and Kirchhoff’s Laws. Circuit analysis techniques: voltage and current division, nodal and mesh analysis, source transformation, superposition, Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems. Inductance and capacitance. Source-free RL and RC circuits. Applications of the unit-step forcing function. The RLC circuit: source-free parallel and series RLC and complete response. Sinusoidal forcing function. Phasor concept.
 

24222 Electric Circuits (2)
Prerequisite: 24221
Credit Hours: 3
The sinusoidal steady state response: application of phasor concept and circuit analysis techniques AC circuits. Average power and RMS values. Poly-phase circuits: three phase (Y) and (Δ) connection. Complex frequency. Frequency response and Bode plot. Magnetically coupled circuits. Two-port networks.
 

24229 Electric Circuits Lab
Co-requisite: 24222
Credit Hours: 1
DC circuit: Kirchhoff’s laws and mesh analysis. Thevenin’s and Norton’s theorems. Superposition theorem. Wheatstone bridge. Transient response: RL, RC, and RLC circuits. AC circuits: impedance concept, frequency response, three-phase circuits. Y- Δ transformation. Maximum power transfer. Two-port networks.
 

24321 Applied Electromagnetics
Prerequisite: 20142 and 20331
Credit Hours: 3
Gauss’ law. Divergence Theorem. Ampere's law. Biot-Savart law. Maxwell’s equations and boundary conditions. Electromagnetic waves. Wave equations. Solutions in Cartesian coordinates. Solutions for partially conducting, good conducting and perfect dielectric mediums. Standing waves. Power and Poynting vector. Transmission lines, parameters, equations, input impedance, Standing Wave Ratio (SWR), power and Smith chart.
 

24411 Engineering Ethics
Prerequisite: Finish 99 Credit Hours
Credit Hours: 1
Safety and responsibility. Professional responsibility tow customers and to employers. Blowing the whistle. Codes of ethics and honor. Professional choices. Legal obligations. Standard ethics theories. Case studies.
 

24471 Automatic Control
Prerequisite: 23351
Credit Hours: 3
Transfer Functions: block diagrams and signal flow graphs. Mathematical modeling of physical systems. State space representations. Control systems characteristics. Time response of systems and closed loop performance of second order systems.  Stability and Routh-Hurwitz stability criterion. Root locus analysis. Nyqist stability criterion. Bode plots. Frequency domain analysis. Design of control systems.
 

24479 Automatic Control Lab
Co-requisite: 24471
Credit Hours: 1
A set of experiments that cover the following: analog simulation, first and second order systems, transient and steady state for step, ramp, and parabolic inputs. Time and frequency response of second order systems. DC motor control. Application of PID controller, phase-lead, and phase-lag controllers. Level control. Applications using simulation software.
 

31010 Arabic Language Placement Test
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 0
Testing basic grammars in Arabic.
 

31019 Arabic Language (Remedial)
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 0
The verb and noun. Grammars. Punctuation. Al Hamza. Applications.
 

31020 English Language Placement Test
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 0
Testing basic grammars in English.
 

31029 English Language (Remedial)
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 0
Reading. Writing. Speaking. Listening. Application.
 

31111 Arabic Language
Prerequisite: 31019
Credit Hours: 3
Summarization. Punctuation. Spelling. Deletion. Displacement. Construction and inflection. Derivation. Substitution and the vowel system. Number. Indescribability. Sentence. Clause. Rhetoric issues and various applications.
 

31121 English Language
Prerequisite: 31029
Credit Hours: 3
Advanced reading. Advanced writing. Grammar. Speech. Translation.
 

20132 Calculus (1)
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Functions, limits and continuity. Derivatives. Differentiation. Inverse functions. Trigonometric functions. Logarithmic and exponential functions. Hyperbolic functions. Integrals.
 

20133 Calculus (2)
Prerequisite: 20132
Credit Hours: 3
Methods of integration. Applications of integration. Plane analytic geometry including polar coordinates. Sequences and series, including power series.
 

20134 Discrete Math
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Mathematical models. Proof methods. Program correction methods. Sets and operations. Relations and types. Charts and branches. Searching methods. Dividing. Functions and types. Algorithms. Counting methods.
 

20141 Physics (1)
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Units and measurements. Vector algebra. Kinematics. Projectile and circular motions. Newton’s laws of motion. Forces of nature. Applications of Newton’s laws on rectilinear and circular motions. Work and energy. Law of conservation of mechanical energy. Laws of conservation of linear and angular momenta.
 

20142 Physics (2)
Prerequisite: 20141
Credit Hours: 3
Electric fields. Gauss’ law. Electric potential. Capacitance and dielectrics. Current and resistance. Direct current circuits. Magnetic fields. Source of the magnetic field. Faraday’s law. Inductance. Alternating current circuits. Electromagnetic waves.
 

20148 Physics (1) Lab
Co-requisite: 20141
Credit Hours: 1
Basic measurements. Static equilibrium. Newton’s second law on the air track. Moment of inertia. The simple harmonic motion of a spring. Young’s modulus of elasticity. Resonance in air columns. Linear expansion of a solid.
 

20149 Physics (2) Lab
Co-requisite: 20142
Credit Hours: 1
Electric fields. Slide-wire Wheatstone bridge. Damped electrical oscillations. Index of refraction. Interference and diffraction. Photoelectric effect.
 

31151 National Education
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Jordan: the land, people and homeland. The Arab nation. History of Jordan. Political system. Jordanian society. Major national institutions. Internal and external challenges facing Jordan. The role of local institutions in achieving development in national awareness. The family and its role in society.
 

31152 Islamic Arabic Civilization
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Concept of civilization. Stages of development of Islamic Arabic civilization. Principles and grounds of Islamic Arabic civilization. Areas of cultural creativity in Islamic Arabic Civilization. Linguistics. Theology. Islamic jurisprudence. Philosophy. Natural and social sciences. Islamic art and music. Unity of the Arab and Islamic worlds.
 

31161 Introductions to Library Science
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Information sources. Types of cataloging. Types of catalogs. Types of classification. Information and knowledge.  Information society. Information services. Information technology. Information storage. Information retrieval and dissemination. Information and Internet.
 

31171 History of Science
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Importance of understanding science as a socio-historic phenomenon. Science as industry. Science and development. Cognitive conditions of scientific production. Examples: Kepler and Planck. Science as social production. Socio-historic determinants of the social production of science. Main epochs of the history of natural science. Greek Science. Hellenistic science Roman science. Arabic Islamic science. Modern European science. Science in the contemporary Arab world. Epistemological periodization of natural science. Roots of the philosophy of nature. The Ionians. Platonic project in astronomy. Aristotle. Ptolemy. Arabic Islamic astronomy. The 17th century Scientific Revolution.
 

31211 Arabic Literature
Prerequisite: 31111
Credit Hours: 3
Developing students' taste of Arabic literature through reading of literature essays. Analysis. Introducing some literature aspects from different eras.
 

20231 Calculus (3)
Prerequisite: 20133
Credit Hours: 3
Vectors in a plane. Vectors in space. Plane and space curves. Functions of several variables. Partial differentiation and derivatives. Gradient. Extremal values. Lagrange multipliers. Double integrals in Cartesian and polar coordinates. Triple integrals in Cartesian, cylindrical and spherical coordinates.
 

20232 Engineering Mathematics (1)
Prerequisite: 20133
Credit Hours: 3
First order ordinary differential equations. Second and higher order linear ordinary differential equations. Systems of first order linear and nonlinear ordinary differential equations and stability. Laplace transforms.
 

20234 Linear Algebra
Prerequisite: 20133
Credit Hours: 3
.
 

31251 Military Science (Jordanian Students Only)
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Grade: Pass/Fail
History of the Jordanian army. Jordanian peace forces. Preparing the nation for defense and liberation. Genesis and development of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
 

31261 Introductions to Politics and Economics
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
The nature of political economy. The issues of political economy. The importance of the market. Market effects and political economy. Three ideologies of political economy. The dynamics of the international political economy. The political economy of structural changes. Long-term variations of economic growth and the effect of political hegemonic. The politics of international trade. The political economy of international finance.
 

31262 Introductions to Educational Science
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Education: principles and philosophy. Education and individuals. Education and learning. Education and society. Education and development. Educational courses and methods. Educational institutions and educational assessments. Education in the Arab and Islamic worlds.
 

31263 Technical Writing & Communication Skills
Prerequisite: 31111 and 31121
Credit Hours: 3
Organization of the technical report. Layout and organization of the front page. Arrangement of information. Organization and layout of headings and sub-headings. Numbering systems. Order of arrangements of results and recommendations. How to prepare an undetailed proposal on any technical and scientific work.
 

31271 Environmental Science
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
The earth and natural hazards. Ecosystems. Biogeochemical cycles. Man and the Environment. The natural resources in the solid Earth system. Air pollution. Water resources. Management and pollution. Solid waste. Food and Health. Environmental impact assessment.
 

20331 Engineering Mathematics (2)
Prerequisite: 20231 and 20232
Credit Hours: 3
Vector calculus. Line and surface integrals. The three main theorems: Green theorem, Stokes theorem and divergence theorem. Fourier series, integrals and transforms. Partial differential equations solutions using Fourier series and Transforms.
 

20333 Numerical Analysis
Prerequisite: 20133
Credit Hours: 3
Vectors and matrices. Determinants. System of linear algebraic equations. Cramer’s rule and characteristics-value problem. Error analysis. Iterative methods for solving linear and nonlinear systems of equations. Interpolation and approximation. Introduction to numerical differentiation and integration.
 

20334 Applied Probability
Prerequisite: 20232
Credit Hours: 3
Probability principles and set theory. Random variables. Operations on random variables. Various distribution functions. Introduction to random processes. Weak stationary. Correlation functions, linear processing, and estimation. Poisson processes and Markov chains. Queuing analysis.
 

31351 Current Issues in the Arab World
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Social and national fragmentation in the Arab east: Features and roots. The Arab-Israeli conflict. Democracy and civil society in the Arab world. Pan- Arabism and Islam. The self and the other. Secularism. The Arabs and globalization. Human security in the Arab world.
 

31352 Jerusalem: History and facts
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
The geographic borders of AL-Quds through history. A glance at the historical discoveries in AL-Quds. AL-Quds and the British occupation. The establishment of Israel. The Israeli plans to jadeite AL-Quds. Importance of AL-Quds from religion point of view. The infringements of AL-Aqsa mosque since 1967 by Israel.
 

31361 Introductions to Philosophy
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Definition of philosophy. The relation between philosophy and science. The science-based and religion-based thoughts. A historical review of philosophy and science. A discussion of the most important fields in philosophy.
 

31371 Health Education
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Understanding the responsibility we have for our own health. Skills for dealing with emergency cases. Personal safety and accident prevention. Mental health, mental illness and stress.

32431 Engineering Economics
Prerequisite: None
Credit Hours: 3
Cost concepts, Decision making process, Concepts of time value of money, Simple and compound interest, Interest formulas, rate of return, cash flow, project evaluation methods, break-even analysis, evaluating a single project, comparison and selection among alternatives and Depreciation calculations.