Developing Curricula for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics


The University of Jordan (UJ)

The University of Jordan is the first university established in Jordan in 1962 and is located in the capital city, Amman. The UJ has grown to become Jordan’s largest and leading institution of higher education, and has evolved into a comprehensive university with national and international prominence; it has offered a wide choice of academic programs for students who can choose from more than 250 Programs from 24 schools in various disciplines. The UJ offers 94 bachelors in different programs in Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Rehabilitation Science, Science, Agriculture, Engineering, Information Technology, Art, Business Administration, Sharia’a, Educational Sciences, law, Physical Education, Arts and Design, International Studies, Foreign Languages, Archaeology and Tourism. At graduate level, the UJ provides 38 doctoral Programs, which represent more than 50% of doctoral programs in Jordan, and 111 master programs, which represent about 25% of master programs in Jordan, 16 higher specialization programs in medicine and one in dentistry, and 3 diploma programs. Since its foundation, the number of the UJ graduates has exceeded 200,000 graduates around the world, and UJ’s employment reputation is 330 worldwide according to QS World Universities Ranking. UJ is not only looking to reach the highest level of excellence, but it is also trying to apply the principles of total quality management and to use the latest information technologies in its programs and strategies. The UJ has achieved advanced positions in various international rankings: UJ is one of the best 600 Universities worldwide, one of the best 10 Arab universities, and it has recently achieved 4 stars according to QS. In addition, UJ has gained many international accreditations for its programs, such as medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, engineering, rehabilitation and other disciplines. The School of Engineering in UJ is the largest and oldest engineering school in Jordan with eight departments, 23 undergraduate and gradute programs, and more than 6,000 students. The Computer Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering departments, who initiated the DeCAIR project, offer bachelor programs in Computer Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering and a master program in Computer Engineering and Networks, all in English. The two departments have 20 faculty members; eight of them are full professors.