PSUT’s King Abdullah II School of Engineering follows a unique style in the presentation and defense of students’ graduation projects

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 11:30


Over a period of two days, thirty graduation projects were presented for discussion at the King Abdullah II School of Engineering, representing the various fields of engineering (communications, computer, electronics, power and energy) taught at Princess Sumaya University for Technology.

PSUT’s President, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, took a tour of the lecture halls where defense sessions for a range of engineering design projects were underway. The President was accompanied by the Dean of the King Abdullah II School of Engineering Dr. Belal Sababha, Director of the Queen Rania Center for Entrepreneurship (QRCE) at the University Dr. Abdelraheem Abualbasal, and a number of heads of department.

Professor Al-Refai expressed his pride in the presentation methods being used in the project defense sessions, which are the same as those adopted by international universities and in conformity with requirements set by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc. (ABET) regarding the design meeting specific determinants particular to the environment and practical conditions of the engineering project. This puts the University on a par with international universities for its full range of outstanding, pioneering specializations, supported by graduate projects conducted according to advanced scientific methodology.

The School’s Dean, Dr. Belal Sababha acknowledged the support of QRCE and El Hassan Business Park through the selection and development of some projects to convert them into start-up companies.

The projects were presented in an engineering exhibition where the design products were displayed with the support of some companies and industrial institutions such as the King Abdullah II Design & Development Bureau (KADDB). Many projects have achieved promising results in the local and international markets in the fields of energy systems, electronics, communications and computer engineering. Scientific research stemming from these projects will subsequently be published in international journals and presented at conferences.

The King Abdullah II School of Engineering was officially opened by HM King Abdullah II Bin Al Hussein during his visit to the University on 26/11/2013. The College has four academic departments offering six degree programs, one at the Master’s level and five at the Bachelor’s level. The Department of Electrical Engineering offers a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering, and Bachelor's degrees in Electronic Engineering, and Electrical Power and Energy Engineering. The Department of Communications Engineering runs a program leading to a Bachelor's degree in Communications Engineering. The Department of Computer Engineering offers Bachelor's degrees in Computer Engineering, and Network and Information Security Engineering. In addition, the Department of Basic Sciences teaches basic courses such as mathematics and physics to all students of these engineering disciplines. In addition to the outstanding engineering programs through which the School meets market needs, the School has responded to Jordan's developmental needs and has adapted to the demands of technological development in the global, Arab and local arenas by introducing modern programs that serve the industrial and engineering sectors such as Electrical Power and Energy Engineering, and Network and Information Security Engineering.