Telecommunications Engineering Department

Overview

The Department of Telecommunications Engineering at Hijjawi Faculty for Engineering Technology/Yarmouk University was established in 1989. The Department offers programs of study leading to the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Telecommunication Engineering. These programs are led by 16 highly qualified faculty members and attract outstanding students from Jordan and neighboring countries. The annual intake of the department is around 100 students.  Currently there are around 600 students in the BScprogram and around 40 students in the MSc program. Approximately, 10 percent of our students come from outside Jordan. The department plays a vital role in providing the market of telecommunications industry in Jordan with high level engineering graduates.

 

The BSc Program :The department offers an engineering program that focuses on both the theoretical and practical aspects of telecommunication engineering. Totaling 167 credit hours, we offer an engineering program that provides skills in the fundamental concepts of electrical engineering, mathematics, physical sciences, in addition to analog and digital communications. Specialized and advanced topics in telecommunications are also offered such as wireless communications, satellite communications, Microwave , antennas, data communication , computer networks, digital signal programming  ,etc The program offers an Engineering degree equipped with the practical experiences necessary for success in telecommunications industry, government service, or graduate schools.

We have distinguished ourselves by offering a training program that provides our students with a live experience in leading companies in Jordan and abroad. A 6-month practical full-time training is required of all students and is worth 9 credit hours. Our training program enhances students’ employment opportunity and provides us with a strong industry ties. This program is monitored by our faculty members to ensure that our students acquire the required practical skills. Recent surveys and statistics from the market have shown that Hijjawi faculty graduates are enjoying excellent employment opportunities both in Jordan and abroad.

The department have underwent a curriculum restructuring process since 2004 where the curriculum was reviewed and new components have been added in 2004 ,2008,and 2013 in order to follow the continuous advances introduced in telecommunication technology.

The MSc Program

The graduate program at the department was established in 2004 and offers a thesis and non –thesis MSc. programs in Wireless Communications Engineering. The program offers specialized and advanced courses in wireless communications The program provides students with the knowledge and skills required for those who would like to pursue a PhD degree or those who are already employed and would like to enhance their knowledge in modern wireless communication systems .

Vision

Our vision is to become nationally and regionally recognized leader in telecommunications engineering research and education. We aspire to be a new model for telecommunications engineering education that is committed to the ideals of excellence. We envision capitalizing on our ties with the major telecommunication companies in Jordan to create and maintain educational and research collaborations of the highest quality. Through this and the continuous efforts to equip our students with superior skills, we also envision being in a leading position in the number of new hires for graduates in Jordan and the region.

Mission

The Department of Telecommunications Engineering offers an engineering program that focuses on both the theoretical and practical aspects of telecommunication engineering. Our mission is to:

  • Equip our students with the technical, professional, leadership, ethical and communication skills needed for a lifelong creativity in the telecommunication industry.
  • Offer our graduates the fundamental education in telecommunication engineering as well as the practical skills that prepares them for practical creativity in the telecommunication industry in Jordan and worldwide.
  • Develop partnerships with the telecommunication industry and government agencies.
  • Pursue creative research in telecommunication engineering that meets the needs of industry, government and society as well as the scientific community worldwide.
  • Serve the Jordanian society by educating the public about telecommunication technology through seminars, training courses and workshops and providing technical consulting for public and private organizations of the Jordanian society.

 

Objectives

  • Attract and retain students with emphasis on quality not quantity.
  • Have a successful, long-lived, engineering-based career path .
  • Attract and retain more quality students from neighboring countries.
  • Meet the needs of industry.
  • Meet and maintain the ABET accreditation criteria.
  • Actively pursue lifelong learning.

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