- Workshop: Curriculum Development of Telecommunications Engineering Programs An Industrial Perspective- 16/10/2011 LeRoyal Hotel
- Kick-Off Meeting- Yarmouk University Irbid-Jordan, 16/1/2011
- Second Cooridination Meeting Held in London 23-24/6/2011
- Tempus Monitoring Session at YU, 29/11/2011
- Third Coordination meeting held in UPV 25/1/2012
- Curriculum Development workshop held at QMUL in London 22-23 April
- Training of YU, GJU and HU staff at YU by EU education professionals: 25-26 April, 2012
- Training of JO staff at EU partner institutions 27/5/2012 to 10/6/2012
- Fourth Management Meeting held at GJU from 27-28/8/2012
- Workshop on IET accredittation will be held at YU from 9-10/7/2012
- Fourth Management Meeting held at the German Jordanian University 29-30/2012
- Curricula of the proposed programs submitted for approval
- Pilot Program will Start in April, 2013
- Fifth MC meeting held at DCU, Dublin -Ireland
- Student recruitment Workshop will be held on April 2, 2013 in Amman
- Pilot Program conducted from 15th April to 30th May 2013
An Industry Oriented MSc. Program in Telecommunications Engineering- Towards an EU Approach
Welcome to the website of the Tempus project at the Telecommunications Engineering Department at Yarmouk University. In this website, you will find information about the project, its activities and upcoming events.
New labs installed and operational at the Telecommunications Engineering Department
Two new labs: The Wireless Communications Lab and the Antennas Lab have been installed at the Telecommunications Engineering Department. The labs have been purchased through Tempus funding to support the practical components of the new Master Curricula which hve been approved and will operational in Sep 2014.
Video Conferencing facility installed
A new state of the art video conferencing facility has been installed and is operational at the Telecommunications Engineering Department. The facility has been purchased through the project funding and will be used for teaching the new programmes between the two locations of the programme (in Irbid and Amman).
QC Unit Establsihed at the Hijjawi Faculty for Enigneering Technology
The quality control unit will be responsible of facilitating the implementation of QC measures to the study programs of the Hijjawi Faculty for Engineering Technology (HFET). The unit will run a number of QC processes to ensure that the educational programs are conducted efficiently and that intended learning outcomes of the programs are achieved by students. This includes implementing evaluation of programs at the course, program and department levels. The unit will also be responsible of creating a data base for the QC processes through the QC information system which has been developed by the Telecommunications Engineering Department in cooperation with Yarmouk University (YU) computer center. Therefore, The QC processes will be integrated through this system so that data gathered or available from the various sources is combined and used without significant manual processing. It is expected that by developing an adequate QC system at the faculty, the faculty will achieve efficient and effective approaches in directing and controlling its various activities, and achieve compatibility of the QA guidelines of YU, the HEAC and the European Standards and Guidelines.
For more information, please visit the unit website: http://hijjawi.yu.edu.jo/qcu
New Master Programme in Wireless Communications has been approved by the YU board of deans
New Master Programme in Wireless Communications which has been developed through the project has been approved by the YU board of deans on Feb 17, 2014. Programme Catalogue:
The new programme features new courses with emphasis on telecommunication management, new course material and new teaching methods. The programme is based on Outcome -based teaching and learning approach. Programme courses are supported by two new Master level labs with state of the art equipment: The wireless communications Lab and the Antenna Lab. The new programme will start September 2014.
Workshop: Student Recruitement 2/4/22013
Kick-Off Meeting 16/1/2011
The main objective of this project is to modernize an existing Master of Science program in wireless communications at the Telecommunications Engineering Department at Yarmouk University, to introduce new tracks that meet the needs of local and regional telecommunications industries and provide international recognition for our programs in the area of wireless communications. The project will contribute to the efforts of the Ministry of Higher Education in Jordan to align the outcomes of higher education with the needs of the labour market. The project will consists of the reform of the existing educational process, reform of the existing program structure and the introduction of new study tracks, new teaching methodologies, new study models and a quality control mechanism for the new study programs. The design of the program will ensure flexibility of the transfer of credits and will promote the mobility of students and staff to EU countries in order to provide an intercultural dimension for our study programs. The new programs and tracks will be based on the teaching and learning methodology of the Bologna recommendations. Program specification and innovative curriculum design will start from decisions on overall goals, learning objectives and intended learning outcomes. Lists of competencies and abilities, knowledge and skills and subject benchmarking considerations will be described first and will serve as reference points in the curriculum development process. A quality control plan based on EU practice and the Bologna process will be adopted for the proposed study programs with regard to students and teachers. The project will contribute to enhancing the technical capacity of the Telecommunication Engineering Department, and hence the student learning outcomes, through a number of technical and teaching labs which will be part of the project outputs.
The main target audience of the proposed program is those engineers who have been educated within earlier undergraduate curricula and who must adapt and update their knowledge to take part in the growing telecommunications system market. In addition, some specific courses are directed towards technical management professionals whose work requires an insight into advanced technologies. However, the program will also accept fresh graduate engineers who wish to acquire state-of-the-art knowledge in the subject matter in order to enhance their employability.
The proposed program will promote the EU educational system in the sense that program structure, curriculum development and quality assurance will be guided by the outcomes of the Bologna Process. In addition, the program modules will be compatible with the ECTS credit system in order to allow mobility of students/staff to EU countries. Therefore, the proposed program will allow social interaction and promote mutual understanding between cultures through the mobility of students and staff.
Dr. Khaled M. Gharaibeh
Head of the Telecommunications Engineering Department
Hijjawi Faculty for Engineering Technology
Tel. +962 2 721 1111 Ext. 4539
Fax: 962 2 721 1129