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General information

Introduction

The establishment of the American University of Madaba (AUM) in Jordan is intended to serve as a landmark for Jordan. AUM is a not-for–profit World Class institution that will distinguish itself academically, socially and culturally by contributing positively to the intellectual and professional human capital of Jordan and the region.

AUM was established with the intention of making a difference in higher education at the national and regional levels, placing quality education, multifaceted student growth and faculty excellence at the top of its priorities. The University received its license in 2005, and later, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, during His pontifical pilgrimage and pastoral visit to Jordan on May 9/2009, blessed the corner stone of the University.

Location

Jordan is rapidly becoming an important economic and social location in the region. It is thus an appropriate and differentiated setting for AUM, given stability, security and strategic location in the heart of the Middle East, besides good governance and openness.

A.  Jordan’s Topography, Demography and Economy

Jordan is a small country (89,400 km2) located at the crossroads of the Middle East. It shares borders with Iraq, Syria, Palestine and Saudi Arabia. The Gulf of Aqaba is its farthest edge to the south on the Red Sea.

The golden beaches of Aqaba, the marvelous sandstones of Petra, the historicity of the Dead Sea, the bedazzling sands and mountains of Wadi Rum and, finally, the more than 5,000 years of history witnessed by outstanding archaeological and cultural sites have all brought Jordan into the focus of world tourism.

Jordan has almost a six-million population, with about 35% of its inhabitants below the age of 15, while between 15-64 year-old people make up 61%. About 75% of the Jordanian youth at the age of 17 years are enrolled in secondary schools each year.  This is one of the important indicators for the high demand for education at the higher level.

Jordan’s population has deep roots in Arab traditions, and its society is marked by a high degree of tolerance, hospitality, pluralism, religious sects and subcultures. Arabic is its official language, but English is widely used as a second/foreign language. Almost all languages – from the Far East to Europe – are taught at the University of Jordan and some other public and private universities in the country.

For the economy, Jordan has few natural resources, namely phosphate, limestone and oil shale. It suffers from shortages of water and oil. Although Jordan has made great strides ahead since its inception as a country, foreign debt, poverty and unemployment continue to be real challenges facing the Jordanian Economy.

Guided by His Majesty King Abdullah II, Jordan’s governments embarked on substantial economic and political reform programs that have improved the lives of Jordanians and boosted Jordan’s image in the international arena.

The Kingdom of Jordan has worked closely with International Financial Institutions and implemented the privatization program. As its economy has assumed liberalism, Jordan has become a member of WTO, signed a Free Trade Agreement with the USA and another Free Trade Agreement with the EU. At home, the Social Economic Transformation Program is in place, too.

Tourism has emerged, in the last two decades, as one of the country’s most rapidly growing industries. About 1.2 million people visited Jordan in the millennium year, attracted by the country’s breathtaking landscape, fascinating cultural heritage, and world-class historical sites that are ubiquitous throughout Jordan (be they archaeological, religious, therapeutic or entertainment).

Nature reserves abound across the Kingdom. Mount Nebo in Madaba and the Baptism site (Bethany) on the Jordan River annually attract visitors from five continents. The Jordan Valley, the haunting wilderness of Wadi Rum, the Red Sea Coral Reefs, and restful spas are areas of mesmerizing beauty and contrast. The most unique attraction is the country’s stunning rock-carved city of Petra, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Yet, the primary and paramount concern of Jordan is investment in its human resources.  Many Jordanians are well educated, and have, for decades, contributed not only to the development of their country, but also to those of the region at large, namely in the Gulf, with their quality skills, professionalism in several fields, especially education, engineering, and health services.

B. Madaba: Location of the American University of Madaba

Madaba is part and parcel of this long historical, cultural and religious heritage. In its existence, it belongs to the Neolithic period, became a Moabite border city, noted for its mosaic art, especially the mosaic map of Palestine and the Nile delta from the time of both the Umayyad and Byzantine, and was the venue of the resettlement of the Arab Christian tribes from Karak Region.

Today, Madaba is the metropolitan of Madaba governorate, with a 60,000 population.  It lies 33 km south-west Amman, 60 km north of Karak, and 21 km east of the Dead Sea. It maintains connecting roads with all major cities in the Kingdom. Its highest hill is about 800 m above sea level, whereas the lowest is 740 m. The Greek Orthodox Saint George Church looms over that point. It contains a mosaic map of the Holy Lands since 560 AD, depicting the Phoenician cities of Tyre and Sidon in the North, to Egypt in the South, and from the Mediterranean Sea in the West to the Arabian Desert in the East.

Madaba has its own distinguished architecture. Its buildings and houses are of 1 or 2 floors, and constructed as high as 8 m above street level. Few buildings rise to 3 stories.  All of these buildings have their own characteristics, pending the periods of their construction over the past 140-150 years. They also vary from vernacular (traditional) to urban, commercial, and modern touristic architecture.

Thanks to its Moslem and Christian heritage, where minarets and towers rise as main features, on the one hand, and its rare mosaic architectural art, on the other, Madaba has become a focal point of attraction to thousands of indigenous and foreign visitors and tourists every year. Eventually, tourism has turned to be a significant industry in the economic and commercial life of Madaba and its surrounding area, and so the Ministry of Tourism and Antiquities embarked on several programs of promotion and development of this sector there.

In light of this reality, the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem in Jordan decided to establish the American University of Madaba, not because Madaba is the only governorate in the Kingdom without a university, but because the city and the surrounding area need such a project to contribute to raising its people’s efficiency, by preparing quality educated and effective, employable, trained cadres, as well as by developing their capabilities, talents and skills that are necessary for that development.

Just about 30 km south east Madaba is the historic village of Umm Al-Rasas (Kastron Mepha’at is its ancient name), which was declared by UNESCO in 2004 a World Heritage Site.

The area in and around Umm Al-Rasas abounds with churches that earn the most significant works of mosaic. Inside the village walls are the ruins of four churches, while there are 12 others outside it. The two most important are the Byzantine Churches of the 6th and 7th centuries that seem to have been used well into the Islamic period.

The mosaic art in these two churches show a complete and well-preserved mosaic floors going back to the 6th century, and the names of the main cities of the period on the east and west banks of River Jordan, such as Jerusalem, Nablus, Gaza and Amman (Philadelphia).

Jerusalem is given a distinguished place in this mosaic map, i.e., next to the altar, and labeled as the “Holy City”, whereas Kastron Mepha’at is placed next to it, and represented by a pillar and a church. The other Jordanian cities in this map are:  Madaba, Hisban, Ma’in, Rabba, and Karak. Beneath Jerusalem are the Palestinian cities of Nablus, Sebastia, Caesarea, Lidda, Beit Jibrin and Askalon. The site was discovered in 1986.

 


Vision

AUM will be an internationally renowned university for its holistic education and its dedication to use wisdom and science to build a better world.

Mission

• AUM ensures academic excellence through highly competent faculty, staff, and students supported by state-of-the-art sustainable facilities, strategic research and job-relevant study programs.

• AUM devotes its energies to the development of Jordan and the region.

• AUM builds on its international partnerships to enrich student experiences, to expand faculty capabilities and to broaden resources.

• AUM prepares leaders educated in the values of ethical conduct, human understanding, astuteness, integrity and peace who are dedicated to benefitting society and resolving local and global problems.


Values

AUM commits itself to these fundamental Values:

1. Unique Community – To draw from different religious, Jordanian and American values, cultures, and education systems to promote ethical responsibility, social cohesion, mutual respect, hospitality, democracy and peace.

2. Holistic Education – To advance intellectual development and career opportunities, cultivate an appreciation for beauty and goodness, and provide for the physical, moral, emotional, social and cultural development of students.

3. Truth and Knowledge – To honor the pursuit of truth in all its manifestations by any ethical method, especially through the integration of knowledge across disciplines, and the imaginative and creative exploration of new ideas with the understanding that faith and reason are compatible.

4. Collaboration – To collaborate with international institutions to extend educational opportunity, enhance knowledge exchange, and enrich intellectual discourse, quality of education, and research.

5. Civic Engagement – To devote adequate resources and energies that create a supportive and productive community serving the citizens of Jordan and, where appropriate, extending to the region and the world.

6. Sustainability – To intelligently apply the best scientific and ethical principles for the care and sustainability of God's creations.

7. Diversity – To ensure a diverse community by welcoming faculty, staff, and students from different backgrounds, races, genders, and religions, thereby promoting world understanding and tolerance.

8. Good Governance – To maintain a responsible, transparent, well-managed and progressive governing system that complies with and benefits from all legal and regulatory requirements including Jordanian and American accreditation standards.

9. Equity and Merit – To practice ethical judgment on the basis of equity, merit and moral principles to create just and healthy relationships at AUM and wherever its influence may reach.

10. Quality Campus – To maintain an inspiring, encouraging and rewarding campus as the basis for steady and enlightened progress.

AUM Core Values

AUM distinguishes itself through contributing to the society's development and advancement not only through the acquisition of information and knowledge, but most importantly, through conveying to its student body a set of core values and principles that would help them enrich their environment and preserve, if not develop, their nation's legacy. These values include, but are not limited to:

Academic Freedom

AUM adopts pure scientific approach that fosters freedom of expression, academic freedom, respect of others' opinions, team work, and responsible critical thinking.

Leadership and Collegiality

AUM instills in its students the value of team work which is essential to comprehending the true meaning of leadership.

Accountability

AUM enhances institutional responsibility and accountability as conditions for the accomplishments of its mission and goals.

Ethics and Social Responsibility

AUM is entrusted with the task of educating its students and endowing them with the ethical values that can help them become better citizens serving their community, guided in this with their deep sense of belonging to their nation.

Supportive Learning Environment

AUM provides a supportive and conducive learning environment that stimulates creative thinking, scholarship and distinction.

Quality

AUM is committed to maintaining quality in its academic, administrative and research activities and operations.

Creativity

AUM promotes and rewards creativity and innovation in the pursuit of professional excellence.

Outreach and Global Outlook

AUM reaches constructive links with the community, with a view to facilitating the transfer of know-how, the linking of instruction with the work place and the private sector, cultural enrichment, and positive contribution to the welfare of the people.

 


Accreditation and Validation

In line with the expectations mentioned above, and as part of confirming its hallmarks of quality, AUM is in the process of accomplishing the following actions:

  • Incorporation in the Department of Education in the State of New Hampshire in the USA to enhance its international status, and to strengthen its position as a distinguished university.
  • Registering with the Internal Revenue Service in the USA for a not-for-profit status to enable it to benefit from tax-exempted donations.
  • Affiliation with a regional accreditation association, namely The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) in Boston, Massachusetts, to accredit its programs.
  • Obtaining the local institutional and programmatic accreditation from the Commission for the Accreditation of Higher Education Institutions in Jordan.

Governance

Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees (BT) is the highest governing body of the AUM.  It is appointed by the Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research (MoHE) in consultation with the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the founder of the university.  According to the Law of Jordanian Universities of 2009 and its amendments, the BT of a private university presently consists of 15 members, including the President of the University.  Though the law provides that all BT members must be holders of a minimum of the first university degree (Bachelor), the AUM BT has 6 full professors and 3 other Ph.D. holders as members.  The BT meets once a month as required by the Higher Education Council.   All minutes, decisions and recommendations are recorded and filed in hard and electronic copies.  The BT of AUM has the following responsibilities:

  • Set the general policy of the university,
  • Approve of the yearly plans and strategies, based on the recommendations of the University Council,
  • Evaluate the overall academic performance of the university, including administrative and financial aspects, as well as infrastructure development,
  • Appoint vice-presidents, deans and the president of the university,
  • Recommend the establishment of faculties (colleges), departments, institutes and scientific centers of the university,
  • Set the educational tuition fees the university will charge students (such fees may be variable, depending on the field of study) based on the recommendations of the University Council,
  • Approve the yearly budget and financial accounts, review the Annual Financial Report, after its approval by the University Council, and obtain an audit of AUM accounts,
  • Seek financial support for the university through gifts, grants and donations, and oversee the investment of university financial resources,
  • Accept donations, grants and trust funds,
  • Approve agreements and memoranda of understanding for scientific and technological cooperation between the university and other institutions of higher education,
  • Any other matters that the Chairperson of the Board deems necessary, provided that such issues do not interfere with the responsibilities of other personnel or councils of the university, and
  • Recommend to the Council for Higher Education the appointment of the President of the University.

University Council

The University Council (UC) consists of the University President (4-year term), Vice-Presidents (3 year-terms), Deans (2-year terms), one elected member of each faculty/college/degree, 3 members from AUM academic, technical and administrative units, 2 members from the local community, one AUM student and one AUM graduate, all of whom will serve one-year terms.

The UC has, among others, the following responsibilities:

  1. To raise the level of the services offered by the university in terms of education, scientific research, internships and local community service,
  2. To study the university’s annual plan for developmental projects, (which is prepared by the President), report the plan to the Board of Trustees, and issue any relevant decisions,
  3. To recommend the amount of students’ tuition and fees to the Board of Trustees who makes the final decisions,
  4. To discuss draft rules and regulations of the university, and follow up with any necessary procedures in this regard,
  5. To approve the university’s annual draft budget and its final financial data, and prepare all financial data for submission to the Board of Trustees, and
  6. To consider any other issues that concern the university under the direction of the president.

Deans Council

The Deans Council (DC) consists of the University President, Vice-President(s), and Deans, and has the following responsibilities (According to By-Laws and Regulations, the Deans Council reports directly to the Board of Trustees in some cases, while in others its recommendations have to be first discussed and approved by the University Council before they are forwarded to the BT):

  1. To recommend the establishment of faculties (colleges), institutes, disciplines/departments/degrees and scientific centers to the Board of Trustees,
  2. To recommend the establishment of new programs and academic degrees/majors to the Board of Trustees, in addition to integrating or cancelling programs which are already in place at the University,
  3. To employ, promote, and transfer faculty members, in addition to accrediting, delegating, or transferring them.  Any leave requests, including sabbatical or unpaid leave, will be at their discretion, in addition to accepting resignations, terminating employment, or transferring staff from one faculty to another,
  4. To evaluate staff members’ work, academic activities, teaching methods and scientific research, and to make appropriate decisions based on these evaluations,
  5. To supervise all staff members, whether full-time instructors, research assistants or technical workers in the academic field, and any other associate members who have a connection with the university by means of scholarships, scientific missions or training courses according to the currently valid university policy,
  6. To consider and evaluate all course plans and projects offered by the faculty councils, institutes and centers, in addition to discussing and making all relevant decisions concerning them,
  7. To evaluate the academic level and progress of the university,
  8. To grant scientific degrees, honorary degrees and certificates,
  9. To institute named professorships within the university,

10.  To recommend to the DC and UC the optimal number of students to be accepted annually at all programs and degree/majors in the university, and

11.  To consider any other matter related to academic issues proposed by the president that is not related to the specialization of any other committee, according to university regulations.

 


Admission and Registration

The Department of Admission and Registration is primarily concerned with:

  • Admitting students and completing their registration according to the principles set up by the Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research.
  • Keeping student records.
  • Posting course timetables and final exam schedules.
  • Issuing student academic transcripts.
  • Issuing and posting university calendars.

 

A. Admission Requirements

The following certificates are accepted for admission into the university:

  • The Jordanian General Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihi).
  • High School Diploma: SAT2, IB, IGCE, GCE, etc., and other non-Jordanian certificates, provided they are accompanied by an equivalence certificate issued by the Jordan Ministry of Education.

 

B. Required documents

  • Original copy of the transcript of the Jordanian General Secondary Certificate (or its equivalent) or a duly authenticated copy of it (Arabic and English).
  • A certified copy of the birth certificate.
  • A certified copy of the identification card (for Jordanians) or the passport (for non-Jordanians).
  • A copy of the Military Service Booklet or Exemption from Service Certificate (for Jordanians).
  • (3) Three recent color photos.

In addition to the documents mentioned above, transfer students are also required to submit the following documents:

  • An original copy of the university transcript, duly authenticated by the Jordan Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research.
  • Description of all courses passed, certified by the previous university.
  • Clearance and Good Conduct certificate issued by the previous university.

 

C. Document authentication

  • Non-Jordanian certificates are authenticated by the Embassy of Jordan in the country where they were issued, and by the Jordan Foreign Ministry.
  • Non-Jordanian Secondary School Certificates are authenticated by the Jordan Ministry of Education and the Jordan Foreign Ministry.
  • Equivalence certificates to Non-Jordanian Secondary School Certificates are issued by the Jordan Ministry of Education.

 

D. Available Programs

 

Program

Tuition fees

JD/ Cr. Hr.

Jordanians

Tuition fees

US $*/ Cr. Hr.

Non- Jordanians

Required Secondary Certificate Stream or Equivalent

Minimum accepted Grade Average

Faculty of Engineering

Civil Engineering

150.00

255.00

Scientific, Industrial

80%

 

Electrical Engineering

120.00

210.00

Mechanical Engineering

120.00

210.00

Faculty of Science

Biology and Biotechnology

70.00

140.00

Scientific, Industrial, MIS, Agriculture, Comprehensive Health Education

 

60%

Faculty of Health Sciences

Medical Laboratories

100.00

180.00

Scientific, Comprehensive Health Education

75%

Nutrition and Dietetics

70.00

140.00

Scientific, Comprehensive Health Education

70%

Pharmacy

130.00

225.00

Scientific, Comprehensive Health Education

80%

Faculty of Information Technology

Computer Science

100.00

180.00

Scientific, Industrial, MIS, Agriculture, Comprehensive Health Education

60%

Faculty of Business and Finance

Accounting

110.00

200.00

Scientific, Literary, MIS, Commercial, Comprehensive Health Education,  Hotel Management , Sharee’a

60%

Business Administration

Banking and Finance

Marketing

Risk Management

Faculty of Art and Design

Architecture

150.00

255.00

Scientific

80%

Interior Design

125.00

220.00

Scientific, Literary, MIS,  Sharee’a

60%

Graphic Design

Faculty of Languages and Communication

English Language and Literature

90.00

170.00

Scientific, Literary, Commercial,  Sharee’a, Comprehensive Health Education, Hotel Management, MIS, Home Economics

60%

Translation

* Charges for Non Jordanians are in US $

 

Registration Fees

First time Registration

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Session

 

JD

US $ *

JD

US $ *

JD

US $ *

JD

US $ *

Application Fee

25.00

35.00

-

-

-

-

-

-

Admission Fee

100.00

140.00

-

-

-

-

-

-

Deposit (Refundable)

100.00

140.00

-

-

-

-

-

-

Registration Fee

-

-

150.00

210.00

150.00

210.00

75.00

105.00

Service Fee

-

-

125.00

175.00

125.00

175.00

62.50

90.00

* Charges for Non Jordanians are in US $


Refund Regulation for Semester withdrawal

AUM Refund regulation is as follows:

-  In addition to the JD 100 deposit,   students get a 75% of tuition refund if they withdraw the semester during or before the end of the Add/Drop Period.

-  Students who withdraw the semester after the Add/Drop period are not eligible for the registration and tuition fees refund, except for the refundable deposit fee.

 

E. Grants and Incentives

In line with the university policy to attract talented and distinguished students with high academic records, a set of regulations have been established for the distribution of grants, whereby such students are awarded tuition waiver ranging between 25% and 100% of the semester tuition fees, in addition to the incentives to be awarded to students during the academic year based on their academic performance (semester average, cumulative average, and number of credit hours completed) by waiving the tuition fees for a number of credit hours.  AUM is also keen on offering incentives to students who have athletic or artistic talents, and students having financial straits. The regulations specify all required conditions for eligibility for these grants.


F. Initial Registration

Students having the Jordanian General Secondary Certificate (or its equivalent) may submit an online application for initial admission and registration through AUM website: www.aum.edu.jo.

Student Records

AUM has implemented a record keeping structure that ensures the following:

(1) Students academic records will be kept according to the requirements of the MoHE regulations including mid-semester assessments, records for preliminary exams, and end-of-semester student assessments. Student’s work will be kept by the individual staff members for a period of not less than two (2) semesters. Final-semester assessment records for final semester exams, student papers and answer keys to such papers will be kept by the university in secure storage for a minimum of seven (7) semesters. Student assessment records will be maintained according to the individual requirements of the faculty (college) in which they are enrolled. Records will clearly demonstrate that students have been assessed according to a variety of techniques, in order to facilitate maximum achievement of all learning styles.  Further, AUM will conduct post-graduation surveys to determine employment success, in and external to student study area specialization.

(2) All student access to the Health Clinic will be documented according to international medical conventions. Strict guidelines to ensure privacy of all patients will be promulgated and followed.

All student access to the student counseling service will be documented according to standard practice. Again, strict guidelines to ensure privacy, which will be aligned with the FERPA of the U.S. and to eliminate discrimination will be initiated and followed.

(3) The awarding of financial aid and associated records will not be limited to financial assistance to disadvantaged students. In addition, student applications for local and international scholarship programs will be archived, together with all documentation concerning success or failure to attain such aid. In this way, previous applications may be used to improve candidates’ potential for success.

The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs will be entrusted with the task of conducting exit interviews of graduates, to ascertain the rate and field of employment of graduates.

The Office of the Dean of Student Affairs will also be entrusted with the task of collecting and maintaining data on AUM students as regards to further study, not only locally or regionally, but on an international basis. This will be done in conjunction with the previously mentioned data collection for employment, both immediately after graduation and in the medium term for at least the first five (5) years after graduation.


Records will be maintained for those students who require licensing by an official accreditation process, such as health practitioners. It is particularly important to scrutinize success rates for such licensing processes; graduates must maintain high rates of success in this process if the university is to be successful in its mission.

All care will be taken to make certain that the risk to hard copy archival material is minimal. As stated in this document, AUM will achieve and maintain the highest academic standards of any university in Jordan; this is not only relevant to academic process, but in all aspects of university infrastructure. All buildings and office furniture and equipment will be of international standard, and maintained on a regular basis. Care will also be taken to make certain that the risk to electronic archival material is minimal. Initial electronic systems are state-of-the-art, and it is intended to update such systems on a regular basis. All privacy and anti-virus programs will be maintained regularly, and updated as required.

Duplicates of written and electronic records shall be periodically made and separately stored to assure security of records.

AUM operates an IT based system, with fully trained technical administrators, who will satisfy the most rigorous international standards. All servers will be maintained and backed up according to standard practice and conventions for sensitive and essential data. Written records will be stored in fireproof cabinets separate from the main buildings.


Medical Center

The Medical Center comprises a number of clinics equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and instruments, and supervised by a distinguished medical team, to provide the best medical services to students, faculty, and staff, who are covered by medical insurance.  The Center has been provided with an ambulance for emergencies.

 

 


Academic Degrees and Qualifications

AUM offers the Bachelor degree in the following fields:

  • Engineering:

- Civil Engineering

- Electrical Engineering

- Mechanical Engineering

  • Science:

- Biotechnology and Biology

  • Health Sciences:

- Medical Labs

- Nutrition and Dietetics

- Pharmacy

  • Information Technology:

- Computer Science

  • Business and Finance:

- Accounting

- Business Administration

- Marketing

- Risk Management

  • Art and Design:

- Architecture

- Interior Design

- Graphic Design

  • Languages and Communication:

- English Language and Literature

- Translation

These programs and those planned for the future are to be in line with Jordan's current labor market necessities, and shall promote the formation of high skilled professionals and boost economic development in sectors pertaining to IT and financial services. More significantly, the programs, accompanied by field training and soft skills will equip graduates with necessary skills and qualifications that make them highly sought by employers.

AUM embodies the principles of an American liberal arts education across its entire programs. It is developing programs and a campus environment that support the delivery of a liberal arts education.

AUM distinguishes itself by ensuring excellence in teaching, in terms of the quality of its programs and the breadth of its education. The style of teaching is streamlined to promulgate life-long learning, the combination of traditional and online modern methodologies of course delivery, with the ultimate objective of instilling in its students inquisitiveness and critical thinking.

 


Faculty Members

AUM did recruit credible, competent and experienced staff that has an affinity to the region whether by virtue of their cultural or ethnic background or because of a special interest in Arab countries. It will create a vehicle for repatriating able Arab academics who currently reside in the West, thereby partly reversing the 'brain drain' that occurred over the past few decades.

At the same time, AUM is adopting a strict set of standards for recruitment and retention of faculty members.

Distinguishing Features of AUM

  • To address the issue of providing quality education, AUM will adopt a set of policies designed to exploit the full potential of 3 major pillars of the university, namely its students, staff, and campus infrastructure.
  • The University's policy will seek to attract talented and distinguished students with high academic records, and will provide them with opportunities to develop their talents, capabilities and personalities. Students will be drawn from Jordan, the Arab region and from further afield to enrich student diversity and exposure to various cultures.
  • The university’s policy is to attract experienced faculty members with a success record in teaching and proven research abilities, who are equipped with impeccable credentials and are truly excelling in their fields of specialization. It will also select distinguished doctoral candidates who are studying at well-known universities abroad and provide them with fellowships to complete their studies and return home to join the university. It will also establish a professional development program for all teaching and administrative staff. In so doing, the university aims at developing its own faculty and providing them with long-term incentives.
  • The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the owner of the University, contracted a specialized engineering firm (Buro Happold) from the UK to define the principles of sustainability that include a functional and environment-friendly "Green Campus".  The resultant strategy from Buro Happold's study was then reported to the Jordanian firm (SIGMA-Consulting Engineers), which was selected to prepare the campus Master Plan and the detailed architectural and engineering designs. At the request of the Latin Patriarchate, SIGMA contracted a German firm (HWP) for assistance and review of the Master Plan. One of Buro Happold's recommendations for having an environment-friendly "Green Campus" is to have a pedestrian campus and to use walking and cycling. To implement this recommendation, SIGMA proposed a single Ring Road around the university campus.
  • AUM design and Master Plan takes two key aspects into account:  little or no impact on the environment, and a reflection of Madaba's historic vernacular architecture to ensure smooth integration of the development in the surrounding landscape.
  • The innovative standards of the campus design set an example of a sustainable urban development in the country. They champion a sustainable environment that essentially considers the future needs of generations in the region. By using geothermal systems in cooling and heating, it reduces gas emission to a minimum and saves energy. By having a waste water treatment plant, it will reuse water for irrigation. By establishing a strictly pedestrian campus and a Ring Road, with a track for walking and another for cycling, AUM actually ensures a genuinely safe and friendly environment on campus.
  • To improve operational efficiency of the university and to reduce its long-term recurrent cost, AUM has implemented a "Building Management System" (BMS) to control various mechanical and electrical systems, and a Smart System to control various technological systems, including Access Control, Security, CCTV, Fire Alarm, Public Address and Telephony which has been connected to the internet via Fiber Optics Network

Medium of Instruction

The medium of instruction is English.  New students are required to demonstrate good command of the language to prove that they are capable of receiving instruction in English.  Otherwise, they would be required to take intensive training in various English language skills to help them overcome any language difficulties they might have prior to commencing their programs of study.

A. English Proficiency Exam

This is a language exam, comparable to standardized international exams such as TOEFL and IELTS.  It focuses on various language skills, such as reading comprehension, listening comprehension, speaking, and writing, in addition to vocabulary, spelling, structure and grammar.  The test consists of the following two parts:

Part 1: A computerized multiple-choice exam, focusing on reading comprehension, listening comprehension, structure and grammar, and vocabulary. (70% of the total grade)

Part 2: Writing, in which students are requested to write an essay on a topic to be selected from a number of topics provided to them. (30% of the total grade)

The questions in each category above will be randomly selected from a large corpus of questions, so that students next to each other will not get the same questions, and if the test is repeated students will get different questions.

The results of the English Proficiency Exam are further analyzed by a team of experts to figure out where the focus should be in the remedial English course (0900099).


B. Exemption from the English Proficiency Exam

The following categories of students are exempted from taking the exam:

a)      Students who were enrolled in international programs, such as IGCE, GCE, IB, SAT-2, etc., in which the language of instruction was English.

b)      Students who have scored 500 or above in the TOEFL test.

c)      Students who have scored 6 or above in the IELTS test.

Students of the (b) and (c) categories above have to provide an official affidavit showing the score they have achieved in the TOEFL or IELTS test before they are officially exempted from taking the English Proficiency Exam.

C. Remedial English (0900099)

Students who fail the English Proficiency Exam are required to enroll in the Remedial English course (0900099) (3 credit hours), which counts as zero hours for the purposes of graduation and the computation of the cumulative average.  This course is designed in such a way as to focus on the language skills needed most by the majority of the students to enable them to get smoothly integrated into their academic programs of study.  In addition to the in-class activities, students are directed towards free online lessons and tests.

 


Partnership and Affiliation

As a means of assuring the quality of its programs, AUM will  have affiliations with leading American Universities in the form of "Advisory Relationships"  that are established at a faculty level. The idea is that each faculty of AUM will seek to be affiliated with a counterpart faculty of an American university that has a strong reputation in the same field. At the same time, AUM will seek partnership with one or more well acclaimed American universities with a view to obtaining license to teach its curricula and to exchange expertise in varied domains.

The university has already established strong links and signed cooperation agreements and memoranda with a number of renowned international universities and institutions for cultural cooperation and student & faculty exchange.  These institutions include:

  1. Notre Dame University, Indiana, U.S.A.
  2. Gannon University, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.
  3. Politecnico Di Milano, Milan, Italy
  4. Università Degli Studi Di Genova, Genoa, Italy
  5. Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan, Italy
  6. L'università Degli Studi Di Pavia, Pavia, Italy
  7. Università Kore di Enna, Enna, Italy
  8. Pazmany Peter Catholic University, Budapest, Hungary

Student Body

Once fully operational, the prospective AUM is to attract some 8000 highly-qualified students. The student body will be composed of:

1) Jordanian students who may currently go abroad for their higher education.

2) Foreign students who wish to pursue their university education in Jordan.

3) Jordanian high school graduates who are not satisfied with the quality of the existing universities.

These students will be tutored and supervised by around 200 faculty members with remarkable reputation. In that, the University is to maintain a student to faculty ratio of 20:1 with a lower ratio in the early years of its inception in order to maintain quality.

Nevertheless, the University will continue to adopt a selective process of admission and an uncompromising emphasis on command of English.

Infrastructure and Facilities

AUM has ample buildings and spacious facilities, offices, and classrooms to accommodate its faculty and students. A major part of the infrastructure comprises of teaching and research laboratories, industrial incubators that epitomize the real world of industry, well-equipped academic resources, workshops, entrepreneurial facilities and utilities.

Leisure, sports and music facilities and playgrounds are to occupy an essential part of the campus. These include the following:

  • Indoor and outdoor athletic fields and physical fitness halls,
  • Indoor educational swimming pool,
  • Female student dormitories run and supervised by nuns from Italy,
  • Faculty of Engineering workshops,
  • Kiosks to serve students in various locations around campus,
  • Cafeterias and main restaurant,
  • Free internet service covering all locations on campus,
  • Health insurance,
  • A comprehensive medical center,
  • Visa & residence permit issuance service for non-Jordanian students,
  • Office for helping students find proper housing,
  • Parking lots, and
  • Student Activities Complex for cultural, artistic, & social activities.

Academic Support Services

Information Technology Center (ITC)

ITC provides the following services: Software development, Software installation, and Closed Circuit TV (CCTV).  We have at present 175 indoor and outdoor cameras, which enable us to monitor the entire campus 24/7, with a storage capability for 30 days.

The Building Management System (BMS) is used for energy saving, monitoring and controlling for:

  1. Lighting systems, through motion detectors.
  2. Heating and cooling systems through thermostat units.
  3. Mechanical Systems through sensors for bumps, chillers, solar systems, water and electricity counters, and water level.

The CCTV system is used for:

- Access Control to control the entrance and exit for every building.

- Attendance systems developed and integrated with the HR Department by the software section through five biometric stations (finger prints).

- Video calls. A total of four locations for video calls have been set up, three on campus and one off campus for video calls, locally and globally.

Engineering Office

The Engineering Office was founded at the beginning of work on campus in order to conduct necessary engineering supervision and planning for the establishment of the university buildings and facilities, as well as to prepare and process necessary plans and projects for further construction stages.

The Engineering Workshops and Maintenance Division were subordinated to the Engineering Office in order to forma a central integrated unit, which carries out the responsibility of different engineering works on various levels. There are two divisions:

Maintenance Division

The Maintenance Division is organized into:

- Mechanical maintenance section: Responsible for the maintenance of the networks for water, sanitary and heating and cooling systems.

- Electrical maintenance section: Responsible for the maintenance of electrical networks for lighting and electrical supply to devices, facilities, and building’s smart management systems.

- Construction maintenance section: Responsible for the restoration of buildings, and urgent constructional modifications of the buildings, interior and exterior pathways, fences, pavements, handrails including guard steel of windows, doors and false ceilings.

 


The Library

The permanent and full sized library for AUM will be constructed in Phase II of campus construction in accordance with the University Master Plan. However, interim arrangements were planned in Phase I to have sufficient space for library holdings, including books, reference material, and journals in addition to several reading rooms distributed in the academic buildings that are operational in Phase I. According to this interim arrangement for library space, two large rooms were designed and constructed to hold all library materials, one for science-related subjects, and the other for non-science subjects. Currently, the two sets of materials are housed in the building of the Faculty of Business and Finance. Each one of these rooms has an area of 100 square meters (1230 square feet). These rooms are fully furnished with shelves and stacks.

The interim arrangement also provides 8 reading rooms, each room also with 100 square meters, and fully furnished with reading tables, computers, and chairs for library users.

The permanent AUM library is currently being designed and the bidding documents for construction are nearing completion. Construction of the library will be completed in about 12 months.

Standard library services provided to students include:

  • Circulation: intranet style system, accessed by means of computer terminals. As with most contemporary systems, students access lending facilities without the assistance of staff, by means of their university identity card.
  • Reference services are housed in a separate section of the library, with no borrowing privileges for either faculty or students. It is expected that some of the reference collection will be accessible by means of the virtual library.
  • Instruction: all freshman students and commencing faculty members will be provided with instruction on how to access library materials efficiently and effectively, particularly the virtual collection, as they may not have used such a facility previously. All students will have access to free instruction on study techniques, essay writing, how to reference materials, research practice and conventions for academic standards.
  • Interlibrary loans: It is not possible to determine the precise extent or procedures for interlibrary loans at this time.

Graduates

The graduates of the university are expected to develop skills, knowledge and attributes that enable them to possess:

A. Knowledge and Thinking Skills, including but not limited to:

  • Specialized knowledge in the fields of study.
  • Analysis and synthesis skills.
  • Transforming information to knowledge.
  • Application of knowledge.
  • Logical thinking.
  • Critical thinking.


B. Problem solving, including but not limited to:

  • Communication skills.
  • Utilization of data and information.
  • Research and Study Skills.


C. Personal Skills and Attributes, including but not limited to:

  • Self-confidence.
  • Self-control.
  • Identification of strengths and weaknesses.
  • Innovation.
  • Self-dependence.
  • Appreciation of relationships.
  • Desire for advancing one's knowledge.


D. World of Work Skills, including but not limited to:

  • Leadership and responsibility.
  • Developing relations.
  • Identifying priorities.
  • Persistency.
  • Explaining and convincing.
  • Making good use of the given opportunities.
  • Mastering foreign languages.
  • Enthusiasm and commitment.
  • Adaptation.


E. Societal Competencies, including but not limited to:

  • Participating in social activities and NGOs.
    • Possessing knowledge, experience and skills to serve as leaders in their communities.
    • Adaptability to societal changes and life-long learning.
    • Emphasizing their well-rounded personality as positive citizens.
    • Conducting public lectures.

The Curricula

Faculty of Engineering Curricula :

 

Faculty of Science Curricula :

 

Faculty of Health Sciences Curricula :


Faculty of Information Technology Curricula :


Faculty of Business and Finance Curricula :


Faculty of Art and Design Curricula :


Faculty of Languages and Communication Curricula :

AUM Calendar 2014 - 2015

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AMERICAN UNIVERSITY OF MADABA (AUM)

ADMISSION & REGISTRATION DEPARTMENT

ACADEMIC YEAR 2014/2015

Fall Semester  2014-2015

September 15, 2014

Monday

Commencement of the Academic Year 2014/2015

September 29 - Oct. 2, 2014

Mon. - Thu.

Add/Drop Period

October 1, 2014

Wednesday

Orientation Day for New Students

October  5 - 8, 2014

Sun.- Wed.

Holiday: Eid Al-Adha (approximately)

October  13, 2014

Monday

Classes Start

October  13-16, 2014

Mon.-Thu.

Placement Exam For Art & Design Students

October  25, 2014

Saturday

Holiday: Hijri New Year’s Day (approximately)

October  27, 2014

Monday

Last Day for Incomplete Grade Removal

November 20, 2014

Thursday

Last Day for Faculties to Deliver Spring Schedule

December 1, 2014

Monday

Commencement of Registration for the Spring Semester

December 6 - 13, 2014

Sat. - Sat.

Mid-Term Examinations Period

December 25 - 26, 2014

Thu. – Fri.

Holiday: Christmas

January 1, 2015

Thursday

Holiday: New Year’s Day (2015)

January 3, 2015

Saturday

Holiday: Al-Mawled Al-Nabawi Al-Shareef (approximately)

January 6, 2015

Tuesday

Holiday: Epiphany Day

January 12, 2015

Monday

Last Day to Withdraw Courses “W”

January 12, 2015

Monday

Last Day to Withdraw All Courses and Postpone the Study

January 21, 2015

Wednesday

Last Day to Submit The Administratively Dropped Students List

January 29, 2015

Thursday

Classes End

January  31 – Feb. 7, 2015

Sat. - Sat.

Final Examination Period

February 8-22, 2015

Sun.-Sun.

Fall Semester Break (for students)

February 11, 2015

Wednesday

Grades Announcement

February 11, 2015

Wednesday

Applications for Program Change

February 17, 2015

Tuesday

Last Day for Grade Appeal

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Spring Semester  2014-2015

February 16, 2015

Monday

Commencement of the Semester

February 16 - 19, 2015

Mon.-Thu.

Add/Drop Period

February 18, 2015

Wednesday

Orientation Day for New Students

February  23, 2015

Monday

Classes Start

February   23-26, 2015

Mon.-Thu.

Placement Exam For Art & Design Students

March 9, 2015

Monday

Last Day for Incomplete Grade Removal

April 5, 2015

Sunday

Holiday: Palm Sunday

April 12 – 13, 2015

Sun. - Mon.

Holiday: Easter

April 16, 2015

Thursday

Last Day for Faculties to Deliver Summer Schedule

April 18 – 25, 2015

Sat.-Sat.

Mid-Term Examinations Period

April 27, 2015

Monday

Commencement of Registration for the Summer Session

May 1, 2015

Friday

Holiday: Labor Day

May 21, 2015

Thursday

Holiday: Ascension Day

May 25, 2015

Monday

Holiday: Independence Day

May 28, 2015

Thursday

Last Day to Withdraw Courses “W”

May 28, 2015

Thursday

Last Day to Withdraw All Courses and Postpone the Study

May 30, 2015

Saturday

Last Day to Submit The Administratively Dropped Students List

June 11, 2015

Thursday

Classes End

June 13 – 20 , 2015

Sat.- Sat.

Final Examinations Period

June 21 – 5 July,  2015

Sun.- Sun.

Spring Semester Break (for students)

June 23, 2015

Tuesday

Grades Announcement

June 23, 2015

Tuesday

Applications for Program Change

June 29, 2015

Monday

Last Day for Grade Appeal

July 9, 2015

Thursday

Last Day for Faculties to Deliver Fall Schedule (2015-2016)

 

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Summer Session  2014-2015

July 1, 2015

Wednesday

Commencement of the Session

July 1-2, 2015

Wed.- Thu.

Add/Drop Period

July 6, 2015

Monday

Classes Start

July 6, 2015

Monday

Placement Exam For Art & Design Students

July 18 – 21, 2015

Sat.-Tue.

Holiday: Eid Al Fiter (approximately)

August 1-8, 2015

Sat.–Sat.

Mid-Term Examinations Period

August 10, 2015

Monday

Commencement of Registration for the Fall Semester

August 13, 2015

Thursday

Last Day to Withdraw Courses “W”

August 13, 2015

Thursday

Last Day to Withdraw All Courses and Postpone the Study

August 15, 2015

Saturday

Holiday: Assumption Day

August 17, 2015

Monday

Last Day to Submit The Administratively Dropped Students List

August 27, 2015

Thursday

Classes End

August 29– Sep. 5,  2015

Sat.–Sat.

Final Examinations Period

September 6, 2015

Sunday

Summer Session Break Begins (for students)

September 9, 2015

Wednesday

Grades Announcement

September 9, 2015

Wednesday

Applications for Program Change

September 15, 2015

Tuesday

Last day for Grade Appeal

September 15, 2015

Tuesday

Commencement of The Academic Year 2015/2016

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Message From AUM President

Prof. George HazbounIt gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the American University of Madaba.

Located in an ancient land that forms a bridge between three continents, Europe, Asia, and Africa, and characterized by sheer willingness to be valiant and strike in new directions, AUM has been established with the intention to reach excellence in education and build a new motivated generation.

At AUM we are committed to providing our students with quality education and we totally understand that technical knowledge is only the starting point of creation and discovery. Our mission stems from Sapientia et Scientia, meaning ‘wisdom and science’. Determined to implement this motto by all possible means, AUM is dedicated to enhancing personal and professional experiences in an environment characterized by responsible academic autonomy.

I am positive that AUM graduates will be the pioneers in society, as it is my belief that only emancipated people are able to be valiant and shape their nations and societies. It is our moral obligation to provide our students with everything that helps them sharpen their abilities and talents in an environment open to all possible creations and discoveries.

We seek “to develop capabilities and talents”; thus, we have conceived an ambitious plan to focus on developing students' knowledge, skills, awareness, understanding and comprehension through mandatory and elective coursework in AUM’s diverse curricula.

AUM offers a number of mandatory general university courses that are directed towards developing the student’s personality and physical well-being. We believe that physical fitness is an important aptitude which assists cultural awareness. Students will have the opportunity to get involved in various activities, such as swimming, numerous indoor and outdoor sports activities, physical fitness, and a global culture-oriented seminar. These courses will definitely help in intensifying and refining students' personalities and provide them with outstanding personal merits that will produce highly competitive and flourishing graduates.

At AUM we also believe that scientific research and community service are vital to achieving our goals. We have therefore established three research, consultation and training centers: the Energy and Environment Center, the Comparative Law Center, and the Training and Consultation Center. These centers, along with the Deanship of Scientific Research, will encourage and promote research and consultation activities on issues of vital interest to the local and global community.

Finally, AUM adopts equal opportunity policies. Equal opportunity shall be given to all students, faculty, and staff without regard to their national origin, race, color, religion, gender, disability, or political affiliation or belief. All serious attempts shall be made by the university administration to promote equal opportunity and ensure that all regulations, activities and practices comply with the nondiscrimination requirements and policies adopted by the university.

The current Student Handbook is a useful accompaniment to every current and future student. It includes information on current programs offered by the University, graduation requirements, student discipline, and services provided to students, among others. I encourage every student to read it to be fully aware of their rights and responsibilities.

I welcome you again to AUM, and assure you that we are committed to excellence and making a difference.


George Hazboun

Professor of Law & President

Board of Trustees

H.E Dr. Maroof Al-Bakhit | Chair ........................................................................................................ Eng. Majdi Dayyat | Council Secretary

H.E. Archbishop Maroun Lahham, Latin Archbishop of Jordan | Deputy Chair

Prof. Dr. George H. Hazboun, President | Member

Fr. Dr. Jihad Shuweihat | Member

Rev. Dr. Jonathan DeFelice | Member

Prof. Bassam Ammari | Member

Prof. Abdul-Karim Qudah | Member

Prof. Karim Abdel-Malek | Member

Prof. Marianne Hattar - Polara | Member

Prof. Elie Badr | Member

Prof. Osama Nusier | Member

Prof. Wasileh Petro | Member

Prof. Muwaffaq Al-Omoush | Member

Dr. Munif Hijazi | Member

Mr. Imad Mouasher | Member

Deans Council

• Prof. George Hazboun, President and Deans Council Chair

Ph.D., Law “DOCTOR d’état en Droit”, Bordeaux-France, 1978

• Prof. Munir Dababneh, VP for Academic Affairs

Ph.D., Physics, Wayne State University, 1980

• Prof. Nasri Al-Rabadi, VP for Accreditation & Quality Assurance and Dean of Academic Research

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Illinois at Chicago, 1980

• Prof. Ayman Al-Maaitah, VP

Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech, 1989

• Prof. Issam Abu-Salim, Dean of Faculty of Languages & Communication

Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1982

• Prof. Raed Abu-Zitar, Dean of Faculty of Information Technology

Ph.D., Computer Science, Wayne State University, 1993

• Prof. Adi Arida, Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences & Acting Dean of Faculty of Science

Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Technology, Cardiff University, Wales, 1997

• Prof. Karim Numayr, Dean of Faculty of Engineering

Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Southern California, 1988

• Prof. Kamal Al-Qudah, Acting Dean of Faculty of Business & Finance

Ph.D., Corporate Finance, University of Dundee, 1991

• Dr. Raed Qaqish, Acting Dean of Faculty of Art & Design

Ph.D., Computer-Aided Architectural Design (CAAD), Glasgow University, 1997

• Dr. Talal Nusier, Acting Dean of Student Affairs

Ph.D., Management, University of Bucharest, Romania, 1995

Vision, Mission and Values

Preamble:

The American University of Madaba (AUM) believes that its vision and mission can best be achieved by being a private, Catholic-founded, not-for-profit university incorporated in both Jordan and the United States.

Vision:

AUM will be an internationally renowned university for its holistic education and its dedication to use wisdom and science to build a better world.

Mission:

• AUM ensures academic excellence through highly competent faculty, staff, and students supported by state-of-the-art sustainable facilities, strategic research and job-relevant study programs.

• AUM devotes its energies to the development of Jordan and the region.

• AUM builds on its international partnerships to enrich student experiences, to expand faculty capabilities and to broaden resources.

• AUM prepares leaders educated in the values of ethical conduct, human understanding, astuteness, integrity and peace who are dedicated to benefitting society and resolving local and global problems.

Values:

AUM commits itself to these fundamental Values:

1. Unique Community – To draw from different religious, Jordanian and American values, cultures, and education systems to promote ethical responsibility, social cohesion, mutual respect, hospitality, democracy and peace.

2. Holistic Education – To advance intellectual development and career opportunities, cultivate an appreciation for beauty and goodness, and provide for the physical, moral, emotional, social and cultural development of students.

3. Truth and Knowledge – To honor the pursuit of truth in all its manifestations by any ethical method, especially through the integration of knowledge across disciplines, and the imaginative and creative exploration of new ideas with the understanding that faith and reason are compatible.

4. Collaboration – To collaborate with international institutions to extend educational opportunity, enhance knowledge exchange, and enrich intellectual discourse, quality of education, and research.

5. Civic Engagement – To devote adequate resources and energies that create a supportive and productive community serving the citizens of Jordan and, where appropriate, extending to the region and the world.

6. Sustainability – To intelligently apply the best scientific and ethical principles for the care and sustainability of God's creations.

7. Diversity – To ensure a diverse community by welcoming faculty, staff, and students from different backgrounds, races, genders, and religions, thereby promoting world understanding and tolerance.

8. Good Governance – To maintain a responsible, transparent, well-managed and progressive governing system that complies with and benefits from all legal and regulatory requirements including Jordanian and American accreditation standards.

9. Equity and Merit – To practice ethical judgment on the basis of equity, merit and moral principles to create just and healthy relationships at AUM and wherever its influence may reach.

10. Quality Campus – To maintain an inspiring, encouraging and rewarding campus as the basis for steady and enlightened progress.

Admission and Registration

AUM admits students irrespective of their gender, color, religion or national origin. The admission is based on the student’s achievements in the secondary school certificate or its equivalent. If, for any reason, documents presented by the applicant are deemed fraudulent, AUM reserves the right to expel the student without prior notice. In this case, no refund is allowed.

- Applicants must complete the application form themselves.

- Applicants must pay a non-refundable application fee of JD 25.

- Applicants should indicate their order of preference on the application form.

- Newly admitted students are not allowed to postpone their study unless they have completed one semester at AUM.

- All documents presented to complete the application for admission become the property of the university; admitted candidates may not claim those documents back.


Required Documents

General

All applicants must include the following documents with the application form:

· Two (2) recent color photos

· A certified copy of the birth certificate

· A certified copy of the Jordanian identity card (for Jordanian students)

· A certified copy of the passport (for non-Jordanian students)

· A copy of the Military Service Booklet or a certified copy of the Service Exemption Certificate (for Jordanian students)

Academic

Applicants must submit the appropriate academic documents, as follows:

1- Students holding the Jordan General Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihi):

· An original or certified copy of transcript (in both Arabic and English).

2- Students holding Arab General Secondary School Certificates:

· An official transcript certified by the Jordan Ministry of Education.

3- Students holding foreign General Secondary School Certificates:

· An equivalence of the Jordan General Secondary School Certificate issued by the Jordan Ministry of Education.

· A copy for the transcript certified by the Jordan Ministry of Education.

4- Students holding international certificates (SAT, IB, IGCSE, etc.):

a. Jordanian students:

· An equivalence of the Jordan General Secondary School Certificate issued by the Jordan Ministry of Education.

· A copy for the grades certified by the Jordan Ministry of Education.

· A copy of the school transcripts for grades 10, 11 and 12 certified by the Jordan Ministry of Education.

b. Non-Jordanian students:

· An equivalence of the General Secondary School Certificate issued by the Ministry of Education in the country where the international certificate was issued. The Equivalence Certificate must be certified by the Ministry of Education in Jordan.

· A certified official transcript.

5- Transfer students from other universities:

· An original copy of the transcript, certified by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research (and the Recognition Office for non- Jordanian universities).

· A course description for all the passed courses certified by the previous university.

· Clearance and a good conduct certificate issued by the pervious university.

6- Transfer Students from community colleges “Bridging Program”:

a. Jordanian Diplomas:

AUM may admit transfer ‘bridging’ students in the Engineering and Pharmacy programs if their score in the Comprehensive Exam was not less than 70% and in the other programs if their score in the Comprehensive Exam was not less than 68%.

· An original or certified copy of the Diploma Transcript, certified by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

· A certified copy of the Comprehensive Exam.

b. Non-Jordanian Diplomas:

- An equivalence of the Diploma Certificate from the Ministry of Higher Education of Jordan.

- An original copy of the Diploma Transcript, authenticated by the Ministry of Higher Education (and the Recognition Office for the non-Jordanian Universities)

- A course description for all the courses certified by the previous institute.

Document Authentication

· Non-Jordanian certificates are authenticated by the Embassy of Jordan in the country where they were issued, and by the Jordan Foreign Ministry.

· Non-Jordanian Secondary School Certificates are authenticated by the Jordan Ministry of Education and the Jordan Foreign Ministry.

· Equivalence certificates of the non-Jordanian Secondary School Certificates are issued by the Jordan Ministry of Education.

 

Program Admission Requirements

Students may be accepted into any of the programs offered by AUM provided that they satisfy the minimum required average in the General Secondary School Certificate, as shown below:

Faculty

Program

Required General Secondary School Certificate Stream

Minimum Required Average

Credit Hours

Engineering

Civil Engineering

Scientific, Industrial

80%

164

Electrical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Science

Biology and Biotechnology

Scientific, Industrial, Agriculture, Comprehensive Health Education

60%

133

Health Sciences

Pharmacy

Scientific,

80%

165

Medical Laboratories

Scientific, Nursing, Comprehensive Health Education

75%

136

Nutrition and Dietetics

70%

136

Information Technology

Computer Science

Scientific, MIS, Industrial, Agriculture, Comprehensive Health Education

60%

134

Business and Finance

Accounting

Scientific, Literary, MIS, Sharee’a, Commercial, Home Economics, Comprehensive Health Education

60%

133

Business Administration

Marketing

Risk Management

Banking and Finance

Art and Design

Architecture

Scientific

80%

136

Interior Design

Scientific, MIS, Literary, Sharee’a

60%

144

Graphic Design

Scientific, MIS, Literary, Sharee’a

60%

176

Languages and Communication

English Language and Literature

Scientific, Literary, MIS, Commercial, Comprehensive Health Education, Hospitality, Home Economics, Sharee’a

60%

136

Scholarships

Aid

Students acquiring the following Tawjihi grades are eligible to benefit from scholarships offered at AUM.

- GPA 98% --------------------- 100% of credit hours fees.

- GPA 96% --------------------- 50% of credit hours fees.

- GPA 94% --------------------- 25% of credit hours fees.

 

General Scholarship Regulations

-   Maintain a Cumulative Grade Average of at least 84%.

-   Register at least 15 Credit Hours per semester.

-  Scholarships are only for the Tuition fees.

-  The Summer session is not included in the scholarship.

 

Scholarships are subject to AUM Rules and Conditions

Tuition Fees Refund

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AUM Tuition Refund Policy


• 100% of only the tuition fees of registered credit hours shall be refunded to students who withdraw before the beginning of the semester, as posted on the University calendar, or the beginning of the drop/add period, after they have completed the registration process.

• 50% of only the tuition fees of registered credit hours shall be refunded to students who withdraw during the drop/add period, after they have completed the registration process.

• No refund shall apply to students who withdraw from all courses in a semester after the end of the drop/add period.

• The refundable deposit shall be refunded to the student upon their withdrawal from the University and completion of the required acquittance process.

• The semester registration fee shall not be refunded in any case.

• If a course has been cancelled by the university during the drop/add period, the student may register for another course instead. Should this be not possible, the tuition fees for the cancelled credit hours shall be carried over to the following semester.

• The Council of Deans shall decide on all cases not covered by these regulations.

Student Regulations

Academic Regulations (continued)

Duration of Study for the Bachelor’s Degree

  • The duration of study for a Bachelor’s Degree with a normal load is (8) eight semesters or (4) four years in all university faculties, except for the Faculty of Engineering and Faculty of Health Sciences (Department of Pharmacy), where the duration of study is (10) ten semesters or (5) five years.
  • Students are not allowed to obtain the Bachelor’s Degree in less than (3) three years in all faculties, except for the Faculty of Engineering and the Pharmacy Department, where (4) four years shall be the minimum. The academic year means two regular academic semesters.
  • The maximum duration of study for a student registered for the Bachelor Degree shall not exceed (6) six years in all university faculties, except for the Faculty of Engineering and Pharmacy Department where this period extends to (7) seven years.
  • The maximum duration of study for transfer students depends on the number of approved transfer credits.

 

Credit Load (minimum/maximum credits per semester)

  • The minimum credit load for a Bachelor’s Degree student shall be (12) credit hours in each regular semester. With the approval of the dean, and at his/her discretion, a course load of (9) credit hours can be allowed. Excluded from this arrangement are the students whose graduation at the end of that semester is contingent upon studying less than (12) credit hours, or the students who cannot find courses of their curricula in which to register.
  • The maximum credit load for a Bachelor’s Degree student shall be (18) credit hours in a regular semester. Students can add three more credit hours to 21 if their cumulative grade average in the previous semester, including the summer session, was no less than 80%.
  • Students who are expected to graduate at the Bachelor’s degree level may add up to three credit hours to the maximum credit load in the Fall (First) or the Spring (Second) Semester.
  • In the summer session, the maximum credit load shall be (9) credit hours.
  • The maximum credit load for a student transferred from the regular program to the special study program shall be (12) credit hours in a regular semester and (6) credit hours in a summer session.

Note : A student who is enrolled in any of the Bachelor’s Degree programs at the University may not enroll at the same time in any other program at the University regardless of its type or level.

 

Classification of Regular Students

1. Based on the total number of credit hours the students have passed, they shall be classified into four or five levels: 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year, and 5th year. Only credits appearing on the student’s official university record at the time of classification will be considered. Classifications are reviewed and updated periodically according to the following table:

Credit Hours Earned

Student Classifications

Less than 33

First Year, Freshman

33

Second Year, Sophomore Sophomore

66

Third Year, Junior

99

Fourth Year, Senior

132

Fifth Year, Senior

2. Whenever a student is readmitted, transferred from another university or changes program or faculty, the student’s classification will be reviewed by the Admission and Registration Department and will be subject to change according to existing rules.

 

Minimum Residence for Transfer Students

Transfer students from other academic institutions shall study at AUM at least 60% of the courses in the curriculum of the specialization to which he/she has transferred.

 

Attendance

  • Attendance is compulsory for all University students in all lectures, discussions, practical work, and field training (internship) in accordance with the credit hours specified for each course of the curriculum. The instructor shall keep written records of the presence and absence of students on special sheets, to be submitted to the head of the department offering the course at the end of each semester. These records shall be kept until the end of the following semester.
  • Students are not allowed to be absent for more than 15% of the credit hours of the course.
  • If a student exceeds the 15% absence limit from a course without a medical or compelling excuse accepted by the faculty dean, they will be denied sitting its final exam and their grade in that course will be recorded as ‘zero’ (WF). The faculty dean shall convey that information to the Director of Admission and Registration, and the student shall have to repeat the course if it is compulsory. In all cases, the failing grade enters into the calculation of the semester and cumulative average of the student for the purposes of probation and dismissal from the specialization.
  • If a student is absent for more than 15% of the specified hours of a course, due to illness or a compelling excuse accepted by the dean of the faculty offering the course, they shall then be considered “withdrawn” from that course, and will be subject to the withdrawal regulations. The dean shall convey that information to the Director of Admission and Registration, and the “withdrawn” remark shall be posted on that course in the student’s academic record. However, students who represent the Kingdom or University in official activities approved by the university are allowed to be absent for no more than 20% of the class hours; otherwise, they are considered “withdrawn”, and will be subject to the withdrawal regulations.
  • Students who exceed the 15% limit of absence without an excuse shall be considered “administratively withdrawn” upon a recommendation from the instructor and approval of the dean after the end of the period for withdrawal from one or more courses. The Director of Admission and Registration shall thereafter be notified of this measure.
  • A medical excuse must be issued by the university physician or approved by him/her. This certificate must be presented to the faculty dean no later than two weeks from the date of the student’s absence. The dean refers to the student’s record of class attendance to check the student’s earnestness before granting approval. In the other compelling cases, students must present their excuse within a week from the date of the end of the excuse period.
  • The instructor, with the approval of the Dean, shall provide the Director of Admission and Registration with a list of students who have exceeded the 15% absence limit at the end of the 13th week of the regular semester or the end of 6th week of the summer session.

 

Course Grading System

  • The final grade of each course is the aggregate of the grades of the final exam and the semester work. This does not apply to the Military Science course, where the results are recorded as pass or fail without grades.
  • The grades of each course are calculated and recorded in percentage form, and the number of credit hours specified for that course is indicated.
  • The general framework of exams and their schedule shall be as follows:

1. Purely theoretical courses and theoretical courses including a practical part

First: 50% of the total grade shall be allotted to semester work, distributed as in the following table:


Assessment Instruments

Mark

First Exam

15%

Second Exam

15%

Quizzes, Homework and Participation

10%

Project

10%

 

Second: 50% of the total grade shall be allotted to the final exam, which must be written and comprehensive. The final exam grade may include a practical part having a certain percentage of the grade determined by the department council.

2. Practical courses: The department council concerned shall clearly describe the method of grade distribution in these courses, provided that they get the approval of the faculty council.

  • Credit-hour courses involving seminars, research papers, graduation projects, and practical labs are excluded from the arrangement above. The faculty council in such cases shall determine how the grades are distributed, and methods to assess the student’s achievement. The Director of Admission and Registration shall be notified of these matters at the beginning of the semester.

 

Calculation of the Semester and Cumulative Grade Average

  • The Semester Grade Average (SGA) is calculated by multiplying the final grade of each course by the number of credit hours of that course and then dividing the grand total by the number of credit hours registered by the student in the semester:

  • The cumulative grade average (CGA) is computed by multiplying the final grade of each course entered into the average by the number of credit hours of that course, and then dividing the resulting total of the sums of multiplication by the total number of credit hours, as illustrated below:


  • GA and CGA are rounded to the nearest decimal digit.
  • The minimum “pass” grade in any course is 50%, and the minimum final grade is 35%, which is the university definition of “zero”.
  • A verbal description is given below for grade percentages of individual courses:


90 -100%                                       Excellent

80 - 89 %                                      Very Good

70 - 79 %                                      Good

60 - 69 %                                      Fair

50 - 59 %                                      Weak

Below 50 %                                  Fail

 

A verbal description is given below for SGA and CGA:

84 - 100%                                     Excellent

76-  83.9%                                    Very Good

68 - 75.9%                                    Good

60 - 67.9%                                    Fair

 

Appealing a Final Exam Grade

  • A student can request a review of their grade in the final exam of any course within (7) days at most from the date of announcing the exam results. In this case, the dean shall verify that no error was made in the calculation or recording of grades, and that no questions were left uncorrected, by appointing a committee comprised of the dean or anyone whom he deputizes, the head of the department, and the course instructor or one of its instructors. Once the dean is certain of the presence of an error in the calculation or recording of the grade, they shall then correct the error in coordination with the course instructor and the head of the department.
  • The final exam review forms are available in the Department of Admission and Registration.
  • The student shall pay a fee of JD 10 for each final grade review they request.

 

Incomplete Grades

  • Students who absent themselves from an announced final exam of a course without an excuse accepted by the dean of the faculty offering the course get a “zero” grade in that exam.
  • The dean of the faculty conveys their decision of accepting the excuse presented by the student who absents themselves from an announced final exam of a course to the course instructor to give them a make-up exam, provided that the make-up exam is conducted no later than the second week of the following semester in which the student has enrolled. The dean also conveys their decision to the Director of Admission and Registration. The student has to submit their excuse to the faculty dean within a week from the date of the exam they missed.
  • If a student postponed their study for the semester following the semester in which the absence from the final exam of a course occurred, they must sit the make-up exam in the first semester in which they go back to regular study.
  • An “Incomplete” grade is given for a course in which the student was absent from its final exam with an acceptable excuse.
  • If the course instructor has not been informed of the acceptance of the excuse by the time the grades are recorded, the student’s grade in the final exam is recorded as “zero”, and the other course grades are recorded in detail, including the final aggregate total, until a decision is taken concerning the final exam grade.
Academic Probation
  • If a student fails to obtain the required 60% CGA in a semester, except for the first semester of enrollment at the university or the summer session, the student shall be placed on academic probation, and will, consequently, receive the first academic warning.
  • Having been placed on probation, the student must remove the effect of that probation by raising their CGA to 60% or above within at most two semesters (excluding the summer session) of the date of probation; otherwise, they will receive the second and third academic warnings.
  • If a student fails to remove the effect of probation after the elapse of the two designated semesters, the student shall be dismissed from specialization. However, the students who have successfully completed (99) credit hours or more of their curriculum, including the courses that have been transferred from another academic institution, are excluded from this arrangement.
  • If the student’s CGA has been raised to 59.0-59.9% upon the completion of the two semesters, the student shall continue to be on probation, and is given one additional semester (excluding the summer session) to raise their CGA to 60% or above. If the student fails to do so, they shall be dismissed from specialization.
  • A student dismissed from specialization for a CGA lower than 59% can transfer to the special study program. In this case, they shall be given two semesters, excluding the summer session, to raise their CGA to the required minimum (60%). If they fail to do so, they will be dismissed permanently from specialization. This article shall not, however, apply to those students whose CGA goes below 50%.
  • A student shall be considered as dismissed from the University if their CGA falls below 50% in any semester following the first semester of enrollment at the University.
  • If a student’s result in a semester was “Incomplete” and hence the student was at the risk of dismissal because of their low CGA, the ultimate and definitive decision of dismissal shall be taken as the grades of that semester are completed, and their dismissal shall be effective as of the end of the semester if the CGA is not raised to the required limit.
  • A student is allowed to register for other courses in the following semester. If they are dismissed after the grades of all courses studied in the previous semester have been completed, the courses registered for in the following semester will be considered as “special study” courses, according to the instructions for the special study program.
  • The study program of the student, in this case, is arranged, using a commitment form, prepared by the Admission and Registration Department, explaining the academic status of the student and university regulations.
  • The maximum study load for special study students shall be (12) credit hours in a regular semester, and (6) credit hours in a summer session.
  • A student who has been dismissed from a specialization for any reason is not eligible for readmission into the same specialization.
  • Decisions of administrative drop, academic probation, dismissal from specialization, transfer to the special study program, and expulsion from the University shall be executed by the Director of Admission and Registration.
  • The posting of decisions of academic probation, dismissal from specialization, ultimate expulsion from the university, and any other academic matters concerning students on the bulletin board in the concerned student’s faculty is considered a notification in the legal sense.

 

Repeating a Course

  • A student who gets a “Fail” grade in any compulsory course in their curriculum must repeat that course.
  • A student may repeat any course in their curriculum only once to raise their CGA if their grade in that course was less than 60%.
  • If a student repeats a course, the new grade is recorded as it is.
  • Only the new grade shall be calculated in the SGA and CGA computation.
  • In the case of a student’s repeating a course, the credit hours of that course shall be included in the required credit hours for graduation only once. Students may not, however, repeat a course they have already passed more than twice.
  • If a student studied an elective course and received a “Fail” grade in it, then he/she studied another course to compensate for the failed elective course to complete the curriculum requirements, the compensating course shall be considered as a repeated course for the failed elective course for the purpose of computing their grades in the SGA and CGA averages. This procedure is executed immediately after the student has completed the compensating course, and upon their submission of a written statement that this course is compensating for another course and that they will not repeat the compensated-for course another time.
  • A student who has studied any course or courses at the University and received a “Fail” grade in them may be allowed to study those courses at another university, recognized by the University. Such courses shall be considered, after they are duly transferred, as repeated courses.

 

Adding/Dropping Courses

  • A student is allowed to add/drop courses during the period specified in the university calendar, in which case no “withdrawn” remark is recorded next to the course which they have dropped.
  • A student is allowed to withdraw from one or more courses during the first (13) weeks of the regular semester, and the first (6) weeks of the summer session, in which case the “withdrawn” remark is recorded on their transcript.
  • Withdrawal, in this case, is completed using a special form prepared by the Admission and Registration Department. The form shall include the recommendation of both the course instructor and the academic advisor and be approved by the Director of Admission and Registration.
  • The number of credit hours a student registers for shall not, as a consequence of withdrawal, go below the minimum load of credit hours allowed by these regulations.
  • A student whose excused absence exceeds 15% of the prescribed hours for all courses in a semester shall be considered “withdrawn” from that semester. Accordingly, the “withdrawn” remark shall be denoted on their transcript, and their study in that semester shall be considered postponed.
  • A student has the right to submit a request to the faculty dean to withdraw from all the courses registered in a semester. Upon the consent of the dean, the student’s study in that semester will be considered postponed. Such a request must be submitted within (13) weeks from the beginning of the regular semester and (6) weeks from the beginning of the summer session.

 

Change of Major

  • A student may transfer from one specialization to another at the university if a vacancy in the specialization to which they wish to transfer is available, provided no disciplinary measure above ‘forewarning’ was inflicted on them, and the student has met either of the following two conditions

1. Having a grade average in the General Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent that was accepted for admission into the specialization to which they wish to transfer in the year of obtaining that certificate, or in the year in which they wish to transfer.

2. The grade average required for admission into the specialization to which they wish to transfer, according to the general rules, being equal to or less than the average required for admission into the specialization from which they wish to transfer in the year they were enrolled in that specialization, or in the year in which they wish to transfer.

  • When a student transfers to another specialization, the courses they select from among the courses they studied in the previous specialization can be counted in and included in the curriculum of the new specialization, and their grades in those courses shall be computed in their CGA.
  • If a student studied a course in the specialization to which they have transferred, and that course had been studied in the previous specialization, and they do not want that course to be counted at the time of transfer, that course shall be considered as a repeated course.
  • Students may not be allowed to transfer from one specialization to another more than three times.
  • If a student discontinues their study for a semester because they did not register or because of dismissal from specialization, and wishes in the same semester to transfer to another specialization at the university, the discontinuation of study for that semester would be considered as postponement for the purpose of completing the transfer procedures.
  • A student who has been dismissed from a specialization and wishes to transfer to another specialization, and if their discontinuation of study has exceeded one semester, but they have not yet completed the transfer procedures, shall be considered as dismissed from the university.
  • A student dismissed from a specialization for a low cumulative average, or prior to the ultimate dismissal from the university while still in the special study program, may be allowed to transfer to another specialization if they meet the conditions above.

 

Postponement of Study

  • The maximum period of postponement of study shall not exceed two consecutive or non-consecutive semesters.
  • Students may submit a petition to postpone their study before the beginning of the semester, but no later than the end of the semester they wish to postpone, provided that they provide convincing reasons to the competent authorities entitled to grant approval, as follows:

1. The faculty dean, if the requested postponement is for one semester.

2. The faculty council, if the requested postponement is for a period exceeding one semester, but not for more than two consecutive or non-consecutive semesters.

3. The return of the student to the university in such cases is contingent upon the availability of a vacancy in their specialization.

  • If a semester ends, while a student is not registered or that semester is not postponed, the registration of that student shall be considered annulled, unless they have submitted a compelling excuse convincing to the competent authorities, who will grant them approval for readmission as follows, provided a vacancy is available in their specialization:

1. The faculty council, if the discontinuation of study did not exceed one semester.

2. The Deans Council, if the discontinuation of study exceeded one semester.

If the competent authority accepts the student’s excuse, the discontinuation of study shall be considered as postponement, and is counted in the maximum period allowed for postponement.

  • Postponement of study is not allowed for new or transfer students unless they have completed one semester of their enrollment in the specialization.
  • If a disciplinary measure stipulating the cancellation of registration in all courses registered in a semester or the temporary dismissal for a semester or more is inflicted on a student, this semester/these semesters will be considered as postponed, and will be counted in the maximum period allowed for postponement. However, the upper limit for postponement may be overlooked only for the purpose of executing the disciplinary measure.
  • The postponement period shall not be counted within the maximum period allowed for earning the Bachelor’s Degree.

 

Transfer Students

  • Students are allowed to transfer to the University if there is a vacancy for them and if they meet the following conditions:

1. Having a grade average in the General Secondary School Certificate or its equivalent acceptable for admission into the specialization transferred to at the university in the year of obtaining that certificate, or in the year of registration at the university.

2. Having been transferred from a university, university college, or university institute recognized by the university.

3. Completing at the University no fewer than half of the credit hours required for graduation in accordance with the curriculum approved at the time of admission.

4. Having previously attended an institution that follows a regular system which requires attendance. The valid regulations issued by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research concerning transfer credits and course equivalence shall be applicable to the transfer student.

5. Having obtained a good-conduct certificate from the university from which they intend to transfer.

  • Course equivalence shall be done by the concerned academic departments to all courses completed by the students in any other university during the first semester of their enrollment at the university. Students may not challenge the decision concerning the courses that have been transferred after the end of their first semester at the university.
  • If a student is admitted as a new freshman at the University, and if they have successfully completed courses at another university, university college, university institute, or a community college recognized by the University, and if those courses fall within the curriculum of the specialization in which they were admitted, no more than 40% of the courses in the curriculum of the specialization to which they have transferred shall be counted, without computing their grades in the student’s SGA or CGA, provided that their grade in each of those courses was not less than the cumulative average required for graduation at the university from which they have transferred.
  • If a student is admitted as a new freshman at the University, and if that student has successfully completed courses required for earning a degree before they were admitted into the University, and if those courses fall within the curriculum of the new specialization in which they were admitted, those courses shall be reviewed for transfer by the concerned academic departments. The regulations governing course transfer from other institutions shall be applicable in this case concerning the allowed period of time and number and type of credit hours required for graduation.
  • As for the transfer student and the new student, for whom a number of courses have been transferred, they shall successfully complete at the University no less than 60% of the credit hours required for graduation in the curriculum approved at the time of admission, including the last two semesters of study.
  • Transfer petitions shall be submitted to the Admission and Registration Department, which forwards them to the Student Transfer Committee. The committee reviews the petitions and takes a decision of approval/disapproval concerning each one of them.

 

Graduation Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree shall be awarded upon the fulfillment of the following requirements:

  • Success in all of the courses required for graduation in the curriculum of the specialization in which the student was registered.
  • Obtaining a cumulative average no less than 60%.
  • Completion of all other requirements of the curriculum according to which the student graduates.
  • Spending the minimum period required for obtaining the Bachelor Degree, and not exceeding the maximum limit.
  • As for the transfer student and the new student, for whom a number of courses have been transferred, he/she shall successfully complete at the university no less than half the credit hours required for graduation in the curriculum approved at the time of admission, including the last two semesters of study.

 

Available Programs, Admission Requirements, Tuition and Fees


Program

Tuition fees

JD/ Cr. Hr.

Jordanians

Tuition fees

US $/ Cr. Hr.

Non- Jordanians

Required Secondary Certificate Stream or Equivalent

Minimum Accepted Grade Average

Faculty of Engineering

Civil Engineering

150.00

255.00

Scientific, Industrial

80%

Electrical Engineering

120.00

210.00

Mechanical Engineering

120.00

210.00

Faculty of Science

Biology and Biotechnology

70.00

140.00

Scientific, Industrial, Agriculture, Comprehensive Health Education, Home Economics

60%

Faculty of Health Sciences

Medical Laboratories

100.00

180.00

Scientific, Comprehensive Health Education

75%

Nutrition and Dietetics

70.00

140.00

Scientific

70%

Pharmacy

130.00

225.00

Scientific

80%

Faculty of Information Technology

Computer Science

100.00

180.00

Scientific, Industrial, MIS, Agriculture, Comprehensive Health Education, Home Economics

60%

Faculty of Business and Finance

Accounting

110.00

200.00

Scientific, Literary, MIS, Commercial Comprehensive Health Education, Hotel Management , Sharee’a

60%

Business Administration

Banking and Finance

Marketing

Risk Management

Faculty of Art and Design

Architecture

150.00

255.00

Scientific

80%

Graphic Design

125.00

220.00

Scientific, Literary, MIS, Sharee’a

60%

Faculty of Languages and Communication

English Language and Literature

90.00

170.00

Scientific, Literary, Commercial, Sharee’a, Comprehensive Health Education, Hotel Management, MIS

60%

Translation

Registration Fees

First time Registration

Fall Semester

Spring Semester

Summer Session

JD

US $ *

JD

US $ *

JD

US $ *

JD

US $ *

Application Fee

25.00

35.00

-

-

-

-

-

-

Admission Fee

100.00

140.00

-

-

-

-

-

-

Readmission Fee

100.00

140.00

-

-

-

-

-

-

Deposit (Refundable)

100.00

140.00

-

-

-

-

-

-

Placement Test Fee (Three tests)

30.00 (per test)

44.00 (per test)

-

-

-

-

-

-

Registration Fee

-

-

150.00

210.00

150.00

210.00

75.00

105.00

Late Registration Fee

-

-

25

35

25

35

25

35

Service Fee

-

-

125.00

175.00

125.00

175.00

62.50

90.00

Health insurance

-

-

40.00

55.00

40.00

55.00

20.00

27.50

* For Non-Jordanian Students

N.B. Tuition and fees are subject to change by AUM without prior notice.

 

University Document Fees

Document Type

Fee

JD

$

To Whom It May Concern

10

15

Arabic or English Official Transcript

10

15

Student ID Card

15

22

Replacement of Lost ID Card

15

22

Change of Program

10

15

Placement Test Fee/ per Test (Arabic, English, Computer Science)

30

44

Grade Appeal Petition

10

15

 

Refund Policy

  • 100% of only the tuition fees of registered credit hours shall be refunded to students who withdraw before the beginning of the semester, as posted on the University calendar, or the beginning of the drop/add period, after they have completed the registration process.
  • 50% of only the tuition fees of registered credit hours shall be refunded to students who withdraw during the drop/add period, after they have completed the registration process.
  • No refund shall apply to students who withdraw from all courses in a semester after the end of the drop/add period.
  • The refundable deposit shall be refunded to the student upon their withdrawal from the University and completion of the required acquittance process.
  • The semester registration fee shall not be refunded in any case.
  • If a course has been cancelled by the university during the drop/add period, the student may register for another course instead. Should this be not possible, the tuition fees for the cancelled credit hours shall be carried over to the following semester.

 

Financial Aid and Scholarships

- GPA 98% --------------------- 100% of credit hours fees.

- GPA 96% --------------------- 50% of credit hours fees.

- GPA 94% --------------------- 25% of credit hours fees.

General Scholarship Regulations

-   Maintain a Cumulative Grade Average of at least 84%.

-   Register at least 15 Credit Hours per semester.

-  Scholarships are only for the Tuition fees.

-  The Summer session is not included in the scholarship.

Note: Scholarships are subject to AUM Rules and Conditions


Student Conduct

Disciplinary Violations

The following acts are considered disciplinary violations that subject the student who commits any of them to the disciplinary measures stated in the regulations.

  • Deliberate absence from classes or any other activities that require attendance, or inciting others to do so.
  • Cheating, or attempting to cheat, in tests or exams, or disrupting their order.
  • Disturbing the order or discipline that has to be observed in lectures delivered on campus.
  • Committing any act of insult, offense, or assault/assault attempt, directed against any of the faculty, staff, workers, or fellow students at the University or Faculty.
  • Taking alcoholic drinks or drugs.
  • Using or bringing any firearms or sharp objects into the University.
  • Arousing all forms of feud: religious, sectarian, partisan, factional, or tribal.
  • Having been sentenced for a misdemeanor or felony.
  • Any act of misconduct which may encroach upon honor, dignity, public morals, or good conduct and behavior, or is likely to damage the reputation of the University or discredit its employees.
  • Abusing or destroying any of the properties belonging to the University on purpose or out of negligence.
  • Stealing or encroaching upon any of the properties belonging to the University, Faculty, employees, or students.
  • Organizing or participating in any group or organization on campus without prior permission issued by the competent University authorities, or participating in any group activity which violates organizational procedures at the University.
  • Circulating brochures or publishing wall newspapers or posters in University premises, or collecting signatures or donations without prior permission issued by the competent University authorities, or abusing the granted permission to undertake the above mentioned activities.
  • Using University premises or facilities for any activities for which they are not designed, or using them without obtaining prior permission.
  • Giving false information to University or Faculty officials, or impersonating others in acts such as signing for them or sitting exams for them.
  • Forging University documents or using forged documents for any University purposes.
  • Violating the regulations of staying at University dorms.
  • Violating effective University laws, bylaws, regulations or decisions.
  • All items of this article shall apply to any of the acts mentioned above if committed by students off campus in any activity organized by the University or in which it is involved.

 

Disciplinary Measures

The following penalties may be imposed upon students who commit any of the violations listed above:

  • Forewarning
  • Dismissal from the classroom
  • Disallowing the student from attending some or all of the lectures of the course in which the violation occurred
  • Disallowing the student for a limited period of time from using the University facilities in which the violation took place
  • Providing community service
  • First warning
  • Second warning
  • Ultimate warning
  • Cancellation of registration in one or more courses of the semester in which the violation occurs
  • Temporary suspension from the University for one or more semesters
  • Permanent dismissal from the University
  • The postponement of conferring a degree
  • Cancellation of the decision to award a degree in case there is any falsification or fraud in the awarding procedures
Two or more of the disciplinary penalties stated above may be imposed.
If a student was caught cheating in a test or examination, they shall be subject to one or more of the following penalties:
  • Receiving a grade ‘F’ in the course.
  • Receiving any of the disciplinary penalties listed above.