Overview
Civil Engineering is plausibly the oldest and most versatile division of all engineering disciplines. It is an engineering field that integrates planning, analyzing, designing, executing, monitoring, and maintaining projects in order to build, preserve, and improve all built environments on the planet. Civil engineers build cities, networks of highways and railroads, dams, industrial buildings, water distribution and sewage collection systems, and many more facilities that help improve the quality of life.
The Civil Engineering program at the Faculty of Engineering, University of Petra, Amman, Jordan, is carefully built using a diverse system of courses that is designed to provide our students with a well-rounded education. Students commence with preliminary engineering courses that deal with basic concepts in mathematics, physics, and fundamentals of engineering. Students are then required to complete a carefully sorted set of mandatory courses that broadens their horizons and eventually enables them to select from a wide range of advanced/elective courses in the civil engineering discipline at the senior student level. During their final year, students are required to complete a two-semester-span graduation project in the sub-specializations of civil engineering that they choose. Upon completion of a certain amount of design courses, students are also required to register for engineering training at a private or public engineering firm/organization, where they are given the chance to gain practical experience in civil engineering projects through direct interaction with experienced engineers, work forces and managers.
     Although our graduates are general civil engineers, the sub-specializations of civil engineering that our program includes are structural, geotechnical, water and wastewater, environmental, transportation, and construction engineering. Values such as ethics and integrity, skills such as managerial, communication, and leadership, are all promoted throughout the students’ courses of study. Upon completion of our program, our graduates are expected to land entry-level positions at engineering firms or become accepted in civil engineering graduate study programs.
In order to build our objectives on solid rock foundations, the civil engineering departmental strategy of resource development was set to the highest standards. The faculty members at the department are highly qualified academic individuals, finely selected as graduates of reputable academic institutions who are dedicated to teaching and research. Our Laboratory supervisors are well trained engineers equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to cover the technical aspect of theoretical courses. Our laboratories include state of the art equipment and computer technology. Our lecture halls are well equipped with modern class presentation tools.
Finally, the enthusiasm that glows from our department and draws its power from our professors, staff, and students, is our driving force towards excellence.
To establish quality civil engineering program utilizing the latest in science and technology and to offer the students a world class engineering education to better serve the community with its needs in the area of civil engineering
  1. Preparing qualified and skilled civil engineers who meet the requirements of local and regional labor markets;
  2. Creating an environment stimulating effective learning and creative thinking;
  3. Helping students to acquire major skills and knowledge to pursue their higher studies and conduct scientific research;
  1. Helping students to acquire basic knowledge and problem solving skills and improving their engineering design capacities;
  2. Preparing graduates who have the required knowledge and skills for recognizing and evaluating the engineering alternatives and their social and economic implications related to the public safety;
  3. Preparing graduates who have speaking and witting skills for career success;
  4. Training students on teamwork skills and how to be effective team members;
  5. Training students to deal with ethical and professional issues related to their majors appropriately, educating them how to obtain professional licenses, improving their leadership skills and promoting their life-long learning skills;
Department Chair's Message, Dr. Ziad Taqieddin

Department Chair
Welcome to the Department of Civil Engineering; the first department in the newly established Faculty of Engineering at the University of Petra, Amman, Jordan. It is a pleasure of mine to ...
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