Course Description


Courses Description Offered by the Department of Architectural Engineering



Architectural Drawing (660164) (2 credit hours, prerequisite: 620132)

This course is concerned with training in architectural drawing techniques, and clarifying all the elements of architectural drawing necessary to show all architectural drawings so that they are legible and include the types of lines used in the architectural drawing and their connotations, and the symbols used in architectural drawing, in addition to learning to write in the geometric line, as well as to learn 3D drawing (Isometric and axonometric).

The course aims to graduate students who have the ability to produce all architectural drawings from a general site, planes, architectural façades and sections through the presentation of an integrated project.


Freehand drawing (660162) (two credit hours, pre-requisite: none)Teaching two-dimensional drawing skills without the use of engineering tools, using the pencil, after the types of pencils are clarified and the use of each of them, and this course focuses on teaching the techniques of drawing perspective by various means and how to project the shadows and shadows that help in producing and showing the architecture.


Architectural Presentation and Perspective (660163) (3 credit hours, prerequisite: 660162)Representing architectural spaces, drawing perspective, projecting shadows and shadows using ink and colors, studying different architectural formations and their relationship to light, representing them spatially and employing them in making architectural formations in architectural design. The course explains the different means and methods of architectural representation and expression, using the techniques of display (ink or water, wood or pastel) and employing them in making architectural formations and distinguishing between basic three-dimensional formations (cubic, spherical, conical and cylindrical), so that at the end of the course the student can demonstrate a project Integrated engineering of a general site, horizontal elevations, sections and architectural facades, using one of the technologies.


Architectural Design (1) (660149) (3 credit hours, prerequisite: none)The study of the basic principles of architectural design and the elements of architectural design through practical two-dimensional applications by which different architectural formations are formed in a "space", in addition to studying movement, colors, texture and their use in formations and making models and figures.


Architectural Design (2) (660151) (4 credit hours, prerequisite: 660149)Study the theory and process of forming blocks and three-dimensional objects, showing them and the method of replacing them in a vacuum, training in the work of architectural formations and the ability to perceive spaces and their relationship with the form. For a home design project. This is to develop students' training and visual perception through designing real projects that can be practically applied and used, in preparation for their involvement in the study and awareness of their environment in which they live.Computer Drawing (1) (660264) two credit hours, pre-requisite: 660164 + 660132)This course includes an introduction to the use of computers and file management, and covers two-dimensional drawing methods using the AutoCAD program, and the use of the Photoshop program to learn the techniques of architectural display using the computer, so that the student can use the basic commands to prepare and demonstrate two-dimensional architectural plans and the ability to produce an integrated engineering project


Architectural Design (3) (660252) (4 credit hours, Prerequisite: 660151 + 660164)This course is considered the beginning of the transformation from basic principles of design to architectural design, and this is done by designing real and specific projects instead of abstract formations and configurations, as it is concerned with designing an integrated engineering project in terms of form and function through designing buildings that have a direct relationship to the student's life experience, such as residential buildings ( Residential villas and condominiums), branch banks and branch post offices. This is due to the ease of his awareness of its elements and the relationship of these elements to each other, as well as for the ease of identifying the administrative methods used in the service buildings, which enables the student to realize the goal of the design, which is to achieve benefit by facilitating the use process of the activities to be practiced in the buildings to be established.


Architectural Design (4) (660253) (4 credit hours, Prerequisite: 660252 + 660220)Designing buildings indirectly related to students' life experience and focusing on complex functional relationships, such as service buildings (dispensary, maternity centers, police station, commercial buildings (supermarket, Caesarea, agency) and educational buildings (kindergartens, school), so that the design of projects It is based on foundational studies and integrated programs and within the system of laws and regulations that govern the activity or activities practiced in the building to be designed, as well as within the system of building laws and provisions for the location of the building to be designed.


Building Construction (1) (660220) (2 credit hours, prerequisite: 660161)The article deals with everything related to the construction and implementation of the building, including the signature of a building on the site, methods of building implementation, structural construction systems, and structural elements such as bases, foundations of all kinds, columns, bridges and walls, as well as the forces affecting foundations and the bearing strength of soil and the identification of building materials and construction with bricks, cement, metal and wood.


Building Construction (2) (660224) (3 credit hours, prerequisite: 660220)Study of finishing materials and their types (plaster, wood, gypsum, paints), doors, windows (metal and aluminum profiles).


Environmental Control (660291) (3 credit hours, Prerequisite: 211101)This course focuses on the different elements of climate as a primary influence on the design process, the thermal balance of buildings and people, the design of the shade ruler and its use in determining the periods of shade and insolation required for buildings and the design of sun blocks using the shadow ruler. And the study of wind movement inside and outside buildings, solar energy and its applications in buildings.Traditional environmental solutions in different climatic regions, introducing students to methods and systems for water harvesting and the importance of applying them as a design element, and the process of recycling water movement in buildings, where it has become important to re-create sanitary installations so that the sewage networks are separated between them, as gray water can be used in the process of watering crops In the garden of the house, as for the water loaded with organic matter and human waste, it is discharged into public sewers to reach the purification stations. Examples of traditional architecture in Arab countries and its observance of climate and sustainable architecture.  History of Architecture (1) (660211) (3 credit hours, Prerequisite: 660153 + 130101)Study the architecture of antiquity, which begins with the ancient civilizations of the Nile Valley and Mesopotamia, the civilization of Latin America, Southeast Asia and the Classical Ages, (Greek and Roman), and this includes identifying the various influences that affected the development of the architectural thought of those civilizations and the ability to criticize. History of Architecture (2) (660212) (3 credit hours, prerequisite: 660211)Continuity of the subject of the history of architecture (1) and keeping pace with architecture in its development from the dawn of Christianity, Byzantine eras and the Middle Ages to the Renaissance and ending with Baroque, Rococo and the ability to criticize.  Computer Drawing (2) (660265) (two credit hours, pre-requisite: 660264 + 660163)The course is a continuation of the computer drawing course (1), and the focus is on 3D drawing and visualization techniques using the AutoCAD program, in addition to the application of lighting settings, backgrounds and other support for 3D drawing using special architectural programs such as 3D MAX, 4D cinema. Other related programs are also recognized.



Architectural Design (5) (660354) (4 credit hours, prerequisite: 660253)This course aims to develop students' abilities to deal with buildings that they have not experienced or live with, and it includes lectures on social, functional, economic, technical and technical aspects with a focus on foundational study and dealing with the topography of the land and site analysis taking into account the construction aspects, and projects include multi-functional buildings such as Hotel buildings, cultural buildings (theater, museum, library and gallery), sports clubs.


Architectural Design (6) (660355) (4 credit hours, Prerequisite: 660354 + 660392)This course aims to complete the development of students' abilities with the same previous methodology, but with more complex buildings, whether at the level of multifunctionality or the limitations of the construction site and the difficulty of its topography, with an emphasis on choosing the structural system and materials. Working Drawings (660351) (3 credit hours, prerequisite: 660224)Studying all architectural executive drawings and indicating the importance of this on the operational aspects (measurements scheme, brush plan, finish scheme, borrowed ceiling plan, sections with a statement of all details and measurements, architectural facades), in addition to studying all architectural details, and the material is concerned with graduating students who are able to prepare plans And the architectural details necessary to implement a project according to the Jordanian rules and codes.


Contemporary Architecture Theories (1) (660314) (3 credit hours, prerequisite: 660212)This course deals with the development of architecture from the Industrial Revolution to the present, explaining its roots and the reasons for its emergence since the Age of Enlightenment. The course introduces movements and trends in architecture, architects and buildings of this time period. The course also covers the role of social, economic and political transformations, and their impact on the development of visions and the development of materials and technology towards modernity and beyond, and the ability to criticize. Architectural Design (7) (660456) (4 credit hours, prerequisite: 660355 + 660351)Designing public buildings such as office buildings, hotels, and hospitals, subject to building regulations, public health conditions, civil defense, and environmental preservation. Modern technology is also employed in the work of electricity, mechanics, fire extinguishing and acoustics.


Architectural Design (8) (660457) (4 credit hours, prerequisite: 660456 + 660430)Designing complex buildings of an investment and cultural nature such as a tourist village, low-income housing, a multi-purpose commercial complex, a cultural complex (theaters, galleries, libraries, seminars, ceremonies, ... etc), so that modern technology is employed in its design. Acoustics and Lighting (660229) (1 credit hours, Prerequisite: 211101)Learn about natural and artificial lighting in buildings and study the principles of acoustics, sound insulation, and practical applications by using measuring devices in the field of lighting and acoustics.


Special Topics in Architecture (660517) (3 credit hours, prerequisite: department approval)The course covers special topics in architectural aesthetics and urban studies, as well as architectural and applied aspects.


Contemporary Architecture Theories (2) (660416) (3 credit hours, Prerequisite: 660314)This course deals with the development of architecture from the Industrial Revolution to the present, explaining its roots and the reasons for its emergence since the Age of Enlightenment. The course introduces movements and trends in architecture, architects and buildings of this time period. The course also covers the role of social, economic and political transformations, and their impact on the development of visions and the development of materials and technology towards modernity and beyond.Behavior in Architecture (660415) (3 credit hours, prerequisite: 660314)Introducing the principles of sociology and environmental psychology with a focus on the environment as the center of human behavior, and the mutual influences between humans and the environment. Explaining ways of moving from social and psychological information to architectural design. Exposure to the process of sensory and mental perception of two- and three-dimensional shapes, as well as the physical, symbolic and plastic fields of the architectural form



Building Specifications and Profession Legislation (660442) (3 credit hours, prerequisite: 660351)The article is concerned with presenting everything related to the provisions and legislation, construction and regulation provisions, building codes, contracting contracts, in addition to the principles of the principles of practice of the profession that define the responsibilities and powers of the architect in the field, and his relationship with the official and private bodies concerned with the construction of buildings.  Engineering Project (1) (660581) (3 credit hours, pre-requisite: 660456 + 120 credit hours)The student chooses an architectural project that can be presented in real life in any country and provides a theoretical study in the form of a research that contains all the information, analyzes and programs related to the project from site analysis and similar examples and initial ideas to be embodied later in the subject of an engineering project (2)


Engineering Project (2) (660582) (4 credit hours, Prerequisite: 660581)Formulating the final alternative after evaluating the three design alternatives that were reached in the first stage. And then developing this alternative in its final form so that an integrated project is reached in light of the analysis data and the factors affecting the design process.


landscape Design (660339) (2 credit hours, prerequisite: 670267)This course introduces the principles of web design, the philosophical and functional foundations and the historical development of them, the study of the engineering and natural design of sites, the basics and methods of design to achieve homogeneity, unity, expression, etc. It introduces the student to the method of different technologies and the use of computers in the design processes of sites. Islamic Architecture (660313) (3 credit hours, prerequisite: 660212)This course covers the historical stages that Arab and Islamic architecture went through from the time of the Prophet, may God bless him and grant him peace, until the end of the Golden Age, presenting the intellectual and philosophical theories on which Islamic architecture was based and how to re-employ it.  Urban Planning and Housing (660330) (2 credit hours, prerequisite: 660253)Study the foundations of urban planning, its emergence and its development as a tool to treat planning and architectural issues in specific areas of the city, focus on the importance of housing for developing communities, and focus on models to solve the housing problem for different income groups and provide services with models from Arab countries, Jordan and internationally. Advanced Applications in Computer (660460) (2 credit hours, prerequisite: 660265)Advanced training on an integrated architectural project using the Revit program, preparing various types of drawings and operational architectural details, and training on showing two- and three-dimensional drawings. Principles of Interior Design (660350) (1 credit hour, Prerequisite 660252)Studying the importance of designing the internal architectural environment in buildings and its impact on the person and his comfort, achieving his belonging to the place, and the harmony of the interior elements in terms of color, shape, texture, distribution of lighting, acoustics and furniture treatment, and treatment of walls, ceilings and floors with various materials. Contracts and Specifications (660470) (3 credit hours, pre-requisite 660442)Dealing with accurate technical concepts of contracts and documents of various engineering agreements, studying the concept of agreements locally and internationally such as the FDIC system, studying the relationship between the three work parties, understanding the general technical specifications of buildings from the level of preparation to the level of finishes taking into account building materials, construction technology, different measurement methods and dimensions Different legal.


Sustainable Architecture (660392) (3 credit hours, Prerequisite 660291)This course aims to understand the techniques of environmentally conscious design in the field of architecture, which is the process of designing buildings in a manner that respects the environment, taking into account the reduction of energy, materials and resources consumption while minimizing the effects of construction and use on the environment while organizing harmony with nature.


Urban Design and Heritage Preservation (660430) (2 credit hours, pre-requisite 660330)This course aims to introduce students to the history and principles of urban design, the development of the city with its various functional aspects, membership in response to influencing factors such as social, human, administrative and political, economic and demographic, theoretical and applied studies of the built environment, the concept of urban spaces and their typicality, land uses, movement, urban indicators and methods. Followed in visual analysis and understanding of the personality and image of the place, and the social and economic influences on the urban formation of the city. Project Management (660572) (2 credit hours, pre-requisite 660470)Learn about project management in terms of the dimensions it represents, its branches and its inputs.


Smart Architecture (660520) (3 credit hours, Prerequisite 660460)This course aims to reduce the consumption of natural energies and to the use of natural materials in construction, and this type of architecture achieves two very important goals simultaneously. First, it reduces pressure on non-renewable natural energy resources, and secondly it enhances the use and increases the efficiency of the use of the architectural system.


Building Information Modeling (660560) (3 credit hours, pre-requisite 660460 + 660442)The course aims to continue developing the student’s skills in using the programs for automated drawing and display of architecture and introducing him to the most advanced programs with a focus on specialized programs for architectural direction, and for building the ability for him to apply them in the demonstration process for integrated architectural projects, including interior architecture and architectural site design.


Housing (660564) (3 credit hours, pre-requisite 660330)This course aims to study the concept of housing at the local and global levels, understand the development of practical aspects of housing and its connection with demographic studies, planning residential neighborhoods as reference units and their various components, patterns of distribution of services and facilities, the impact of the residential environment on social relations and spatial characteristics, characteristics of buildings and patterns of behavior, and the study of investment in The housing sector and housing policies in Jordan.


Building Restoration and Maintenance (660431) (3 credit hours, pre-requisite 660430)This course aims to create the student's ability to develop solutions and choose the materials needed for maintenance, repair and replacement of various structural elements, control the natural and manufactured environmental factors that lead to the damage of these elements completely or partially, give an idea about the cause of damage to buildings and treat them in terms of construction and materials, and make a study A field on one of these old buildings and how to rehabilitate it.


Architectural Criticism and Analysis (660410) (3 credit hours, pre-requisite 0660314)Introducing students to the theories, principles, and methods of architectural criticism with the application of those methods, including criticism and analysis of selected groups of international models of contemporary architectural projects and contemporary architects, as well as aims to introduce the student to the social, political, technological, economic and other aspects related to architectural criticism.



Mechanical Systems for Architecture (620328) (2 credit hours, prerequisite: 0250101)This course deals with designing water supply systems in buildings and residential communities, methods of water treatment, cold and hot water tanks, sanitation systems for buildings and sites, rainwater drainage systems, handling of waste, hot and warm water systems, heating and air conditioning systems, solar energy, elevators and stairs. Moving, fire extinguishing systems.Construction Mechanics and Analytical Structures (670317) (2 credit hours, prerequisite: 211101)Force systems, stability, constructions (trusses and structures), distributed forces (center of gravity and center of area), gussets (shear force and bending torque), moment of inertia, stress and strain states, stresses in composite bodies, thermal stresses, bending stress and strain, stress and strain Cutting, marbling, vertically loaded elements, twisting). As well as an introduction to constructions in architecture, structural systems, structural elements and their materials, Trusses and their analysis methods, girders and bending and shear torque diagrams, analysis of statically determined structures, constructions whose advantages are not determined, and the degree determined by them, marbling and its calculation, approximate methods for solving unplanned installations, using tables and data for approximate analysis, computer methods. 


Concrete and Metal Constructions (670416) (3 credit hours, pre-requisite: 670317)Properties of concrete and steel, design by operating stress method, use of Jordanian code to calculate the maximum loads, design by maximum loads, single and double sections with reinforcement.



Surveying (670267) (1 credit hours, pre-requisite: 0211101)Introduction to surveying and its types, basic principles and definitions of area, types of measurements, scale drawing, errors in areal measurements, linear measurements, directions, leveling, leveling work for longitudinal and cross sections, contour lines, theodolites, calculation of areas and volumes. Applications on tape linear measurements and electronic devices, measuring horizontal and vertical angles, lifting and signing of details, measuring levels and making sections, measuring heights of targets, making contour and topographic charts, applications on planimeters, compasses and inclinometers.


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