University Catalogue

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Incorporation and Accreditation

Incorporation

AUM registered and accredited in Jordan and registered in New Hampshire – USA

AUM was incorporated in Jordan by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research on 27 December 2005. This approval gave AUM the authority to operate as a private, non-profit university in Jordan.

 

 

Accreditation

Accreditation is not a legal permission but, rather, deals with the qualitative nature of the educational system. AUM is a private, not-for-profit University, and has been accredited in Jordan since 2011 by the Higher Education Accreditation Commission (HEAC), which operates independently of the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research, thus providing an independent evaluation of the university. AUM also intends to seek accreditation in the United States.

 

Board of Trustees

The Higher Education Council has decided in its eleventh meeting held on Tuesday, May 29th 2018, the appointment of His Excellency, William Shomali, Bishop of Jordan, as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the American University of Madaba, and the reformation of the Board for four years, appointing the following members:

H.E. Archbishop William Shomali

Latin Archbishop of Jordan

Chairman

AUM President
Member

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Deans' Council

Prof. Nabil Ayoub

President

Professor Wadie T. Abed

President Assistant for Academic Affairs

Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences

Dr. Hanan Madanat
Acting Dean of Faculty of Languages & Communication

Dr. Khaled Aladwan
Acting Dean of Faculty of Business & Finance

Prof. Naif Haddad
Dean of Faculty of Architecture and Design
Dean of Scientific Research

Prof. Basem F. Dababneh
Dean of Faculty of Science

Dr. Ahmad Al Daraiseh
Acting Dean of Faculty of Information Technology

Dr. Ihab Sawalha
Acting Dean of the Deanship of Students Affairs

 

Vision, Mission and Values

Vision:

AUM will be an internationally renowned university for its holistic education and its dedication to using 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 Policies

 

 

All new applicants are considered on the basis of their academic qualifications regardless of race, color, gender, religion, age or national origin; Applicants with a Jordanian High School certificate or it's equivalent from international high school certificates (SAT II, IB and IGCE) and students who tractor from community colleges (high diploma).

Entry Requirements

If you have the Jordanian General Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihi), SAT ΙI, IB, IGCSE, GCE or any other non-Jordanian certificates accompanied by a Jordanian equivalency certificate issued by Jordan’s Ministry of Education, then you are eligible to be part of AUM's family According to the following standards:

Just Provide Us With:

  • Two recent color photos
  • A copy of the candidate’s passport
  • A certified copy of candidate’s birth certificate and personal identification card (for Jordanians)
  • A copy of the Military Service Booklet or Service
  • Exemption Certificate (for Jordanians) Official General Secondary Education Certificate certified by the appropriate authorities as below:

Jordanian General Secondary Education Certificates

-   An official transcript in both Arabic and English

General Secondary Education Certificates

(Issued by other Arab countries)

-   An official transcript authenticated by the Jordanian Ministry of Education

General Secondary Education Certificates

(Issued by non-Arab countries)

-   An equivalency of the Jordanian General Secondary Education Certificate issued by the Jordanian Ministry of Education

-   An official or a copy of the transcript authenticated by the Jordanian Ministry of Education*

International Certificates (Sat II, IB, IGCSE):

Jordanian Students

-   An equivalency of the Jordanian General Secondary Education Certificate (or a certified copy) issued by the Jordanian Ministry of Education

Non-Jordanian Students

-   An equivalency of the General Secondary Education Certificate obtained from the Jordanian Ministry of Education in the country where the international certificate was issued. The Equivalency Certificate must be authenticated by the Jordanian Ministry of Education*

-   An authenticated official transcript*

Transfer Students from Other Universities/Colleges

  • An original copy of university transcript, authenticated by the Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Accreditation Office for non-Jordanian universities*
  • An original copy of the Diploma Certificate and the college transcript, authenticated by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Accreditation Office for non-Jordanian institutions*
  • Course descriptions for all the passed courses certified by previous universities
  • Good conduct certificate from the student's previous university (for Jordanian universities only)

* Documents Authentication:

Certificates issued outside of Jordan need to be authenticated by the Embassy of Jordan in the country of origin, the Jordanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Jordanian Ministry of Education or Ministry of Higher Education

 

Graduation Requirements

 

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

  1. 1. Passing all of the courses required for graduation in the curriculum of the specialization in which the student was registered.

        2. Obtaining a cumulative average no less than 60%.

        3. Fulfilling all other requirements of the curriculum according to which the student graduates.

 

    b. Spending the minimum period required for obtaining the Bachelor’s Degree, and not exceeding the maximum limit, as stipulated in Article (10) of these         regulations.

    c. 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 50% of the credit hours required for graduation in the curriculum approved at the time of admission, including the last two semesters of study.

 

Graduation fee: 300 JD.  

Plans and Course Description (Ver 3- effective 2017)

Plans and Course Description

Ver. 3 - effective 2017

Table of Contents

 

Faculty of Engineering Curricula | Note : (Ver. 3- effective 2017)

Faculty of Science | Note : (Ver. 3- effective 2017)

Faculty of Health SciencesNote : (Ver. 3- effective 2017)

Faculty of Information Technology | Note : (Ver. 3- effective 2017)

Faculty of Business and Finance | Note : (Ver. 3- effective 2017)

Faculty of Architecture and Design | Note : (Ver. 3- effective 2017)

Faculty of Languages and Communication | Note : (Ver. 3- effective 2017)

 

 

 

Plans and Course Description (Ver. 2- effective 2015)

American University of Madaba

Plans and Course Description

Ver. 2 - effective 2015

Table of Contents

 

Faculty of Engineering Curricula | Note : (Ver. 2- effective 2015)
Faculty of Engineering | Note : (Ver. 2- effective 2015)
Faculty of Engineering |Note : (Ver. 2- effective 2015)
Faculty of Science |Note : (Ver. 2- effective 2015)
  Faculty of Health Sciences |Note : (Ver. 2- effective 2015)
Faculty of Information Technology |Note : (Ver. 2- effective 2015)
Faculty of Business and Finance |Note : (Ver. 2- effective 2015)
Faculty of Architecture and Design |Note : (Ver. 2- effective 2015)
Faculty of Languages and Communication |Note : (Ver. 2- effective 2015)

 

Plans and Course Description (Ver. 1- effective 2011)

American University of Madaba

Plans and Course Description

Ver. 1- effective 2011

Table of Contents

 

Faculty of Engineering Curricula : Note : (Ver. 1- effective 2011)

 

Faculty of Science Curricula : Note : (Ver. 1- effective 2011)

 

Faculty of Health Sciences Curricula : Note : (Ver. 1- effective 2011)

 

Faculty of Information Technology Curricula : Note : (Ver. 1- effective 2011)

 

Faculty of Business and Finance Curricula : Note : (Ver. 1- effective 2011)

 

Faculty of Architecture and Design Curricula : Note : (Ver. 1- effective 2011)

 

Faculty of Languages and Communication Curricula : Note : (Ver. 1- effective 2011)

Tuition 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%

 

Mechanical Engineering

120.00

210.00

Faculty of Science

Biology and Biotechnology

70.00

140.00

Scientific, Industrial, Agriculture, Comprehensive Health Education

60%

Faculty of Health Sciences

Medical Laboratories

100.00

180.00

Scientific, Comprehensive Health Education

70%

Nutrition and Dietetics

70.00

140.00

Scientific, Comprehensive Health Education

70%

Pharmacy

130.00

225.00

Scientific

80%

Faculty of Information Technology

Computer Science

100.00

180.00

Scientific, Industrial, IT, Agriculture, Comprehensive Health Education

60%

Faculty of Business and Finance

Accounting

110.00

200.00

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

60%

Business Administration

Banking and Finance

Marketing

Risk Management

Faculty of Architecture and Design

Architecture

150.00

255.00

Scientific,Industrial

80%

Interior Design

125.00

220.00

Scientific, Literary, IT, Sharee’a,Industrial,Comprehensive Health Education, Agriculture, Hotel Management,Home Economics

60%

Graphic Design

125.00

220.00

60%

Faculty of Languages and Communication

English Language and Literature

90.00

170.00

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

60%

Translation

 

Rules & Regulation

Academic Regulations

Duration of Study for the Bachelor’s Degree

  • The duration of study for a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Pharmacy or Architecture is ten semesters or five years, and eight semesters or four years in all other specializations.
  • Students are not allowed to obtain the Bachelor’s Degree in less than four years in Engineering, Pharmacy or Architecture, and three years in all other specializations. The academic year means two regular academic semesters.
  • The maximum duration of study for a student registered for the Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Pharmacy or Architecture shall not exceed seven years, and six years in all other specializations.
  • 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 students whose graduation at the end of that semester less than (12) credit hours, or the students who cannot find available 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%.
  • In the summer session, the maximum credit load shall be (9) credit hours.
  • Students may study three credit hours in excess of the maximum credit load allowed in the semester at the end of which they are expected to graduate.
  • 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 student has passed, they shall be classified into four or five levels: 1styear, 2ndyear, 3rd year, 4th year, and 5thyear. 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

 

  1. Whenever a student is readmitted, transferred from another university or changes his/her 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.
  • 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. Grades of purely theoretical courses are distributed among exams and related assignments as follows:
Evaluation Means
Grade %

Midterm Exam

30%

Participation, Assignments & Quizzes

10%

Research Project & Term Papers

20%

Final Exam

40%

Total
100%

 

The Deans Council may, upon the recommendation of the Faculty Council, approve the distribution of grades in another method for special courses.

  1. Theoretical courses involving a practical part:

The percentages of the theoretical and practical parts are determined out of 100%, taking into consideration the number of credit hours allotted to the theoretical part and that

allotted to the practical part. The grade of the theoretical part shall, therefore, be calculated as indicated in (1) above as follows:

 

Number of credit hours allotted to the theoretical part

Grade X ------------------------------------------------------------------------

Number of credit hours allotted to the course

 

The grade for the practical part shall be calculated in the way agreed upon by the department.

  1. 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, field training, 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.
  • if a student does not show up for the make-up exam at the designated time in accordance with these regulations, they will be given the grade “zero” in that exam.

 

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 least 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 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 or in the Admission and Registration Department, or through their official email address or SMS message to their mobile phones, 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 if higher,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 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.

 

Course / Semester Withdrawal

  • 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 higher than a ‘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, a college within a university, or university institute recognized by the university.
  3. Completing at the university no fewer than 50% 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 equivalency shall be evaluated by the concerned academic departments on 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, college within a university, 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 makes a decision of approval/disapproval concerning each of them.

 

Graduation Requirements

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

    1. Passing all of the courses required for graduation in the curriculum of the specialization in which the student was registered.
    2. Obtaining a cumulative average no less than 60%.
    3. Fulfilling all other requirements of the curriculum according to which the student graduates.
  1. Spending the minimum period required for obtaining the Bachelor’s Degree (four years in Engineering, Pharmacy or Architecture, and three years in all other specializations ), and not exceeding the maximum limit (Seven years in Engineering, Pharmacy or Architecture, and six years in all other specializations.
  2. As for transfer students and new students, for whom a number of courses have been transferred, they shall successfully complete at the University no less than 50% of the credit hours required for graduation in the curriculum approved at the time of admission, including the last two semesters of study.

 

Graduation fee: 300 JD.

 

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

60%

Faculty of Health Sciences

Medical Laboratories

100.00

180.00

Scientific, Comprehensive Health Education

70%

Nutrition and Dietetics

70.00

140.00

Scientific, Comprehensive Health Education

70%

Pharmacy

130.00

225.00

Scientific

80%

Faculty of Information Technology

Computer Science

100.00

180.00

Scientific, Industrial, IT, Agriculture, Comprehensive Health Education

60%

Faculty of Business and Finance

Accounting

110.00

200.00

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

60%

Business Administration

Banking and Finance

Marketing

Risk Management

Faculty of Architecture and Design

Architecture

150.00

255.00

Scientific,Industrial

80%

Interior Design

125.00

220.00

Scientific, Literary, IT, Sharee’a,Industrial,Comprehensive Health Education, Agriculture, Hotel Management,Home Economics

60%

Graphic Design

125.00

220.00

60%

Faculty of Languages and Communication

English Language and Literature

90.00

170.00

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

60%

Translation

 

Registration Fees
First time Registration
 
JD
US $ *

Application Fee

0 - No fees

0 - No fees

Admission Fee / first time

50.00

70.00

Deposit (Refundable)

100.00

141.00

Placement tests (Three tests)

45.00

63.00

* For Non-Jordanian Students

 

Registration Fees
Fall Semester
Spring Semester
Summer Session
 
JD
US $ *
JD
US $ *
JD
US $ *

Registration Fee

250.00

353.00

250.00

353.00

125.00

177.00

Service Fee

175.00

247.00

175.00

247.00

87.50

124.00

Health insurance

50.00

71.00

50.00

71.00

25.00

36.00

* 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

Damaged Student ID Card

10

15

Replacement of Lost ID Card

15

21

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

15

21

Grade Appeal Petition

10

15

 

Refund Policy

  • 100% of 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 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.

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 be absent
  • 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 is 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.

 

Final Examination Regulations

 

A. For Academic Staff

 

1. All examination question papers must be typed. Each faculty examination instructions should be included within the examination booklet.

2. Examination results should be handed in by the instructor to the Department Chair no longer than (48) hours and to be signed by the Dean not later than (72) hours after the examination date.

3. Under no circumstances should examination results be announced to students by instructors. The Admission and Registration Department is the only authority responsible for this task.

4. Photocopying of final examination papers are done in the specified photocopying areas by the course instructor only.

5. Course instructor should be available in the examination room at all times during the examination period. In case the students of the course are distributed into more than one examination room, the instructor should divide his presence evenly between the examination rooms in order to respond to any queries or questions raised by the students.

6. Department Chairs are responsible for the application of the examination instructions in their departments.

 

B. For Invigilators

 

1. Invigilators should be available in the examination room 10 minutes before their allocated examination time.

 

2. Invigilators will receive the following from the Instructor:

 

a) Questions paper

b) Answers booklet

c) Examination attendance sheet

d) Examination instructions

 

3. Invigilators should not engage in activities such as: reading newspapers,

 

using their cell phone, or marking examination papers; etc.

 

4. Invigilators must ensure that students follow examination instructions and regulations.

5. Make sure that there are no markings on the walls or on the seats or any other material that could be used for cheating purposes.

6. Students are not allowed to sit for the examination if they show up after 30 minutes from the start of the examination.

7. Students who finish early will not be allowed to leave the examination room before 40 minutes after the start of the examination.

 

8. Invigilators must abide by the regulations and procedures related to cheating and/or attempting to cheat.

 

C. For Students:

 

1.Fill in all information required on the examination cover page.

 

2. Non-programmable scientific calculator can be used

 

3. No calculator exchange

 

4. No use of smart devices with communications capabilities (mini laptops, pens, watches, phones, etc.)

5. All cell phones must be turned off and placed under student seat.

 

6. Questions are not allowed after 15 minutes of the beginning of the examination.

7. Should raise his/her hand if he/she has a question during the allowed time.

 

8. All examinations are closed books & notes unless stated otherwise.

 

9. Final correct answers without showing calculations will be given zero grades except if the examination problems are of the MCQ’s type.

 

10. Answers should be clean, neat and tidy.

 

11. Must not communicate with one another in any manner whatsoever during the examination.

12. Should have their students’ ID card and place it on the disk for the invigilator to see.

 

13. Are not allowed to sit for the examination if they show up after (30) minutes from the beginning of the examination.

 

14. Are not allowed to leave the examination room before (40) minutes after the beginning of the examination.

15. Should comply with any further instructions announced by the instructor.

16. Students are obliged to abide by the regulations and procedures related to cheating or attempting to cheat under penalty.

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 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:

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

60%

Faculty of Health Sciences

Medical Laboratories

100.00

180.00

Scientific, Comprehensive Health Education

70%

Nutrition and Dietetics

70.00

140.00

Scientific, Comprehensive Health Education

70%

Pharmacy

130.00

225.00

Scientific

80%

Faculty of Information Technology

Computer Science

100.00

180.00

Scientific, Industrial, IT, Agriculture, Comprehensive Health Education

60%

Faculty of Business and Finance

Accounting

110.00

200.00

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

60%

Business Administration

Banking and Finance

Marketing

Risk Management

Faculty of Architecture and Design

Architecture

150.00

255.00

Scientific ,Industrial

80%

Interior Design

125.00

220.00

Scientific, Literary, IT, Sharee’a,Industrial,Comprehensive Health Education, Agriculture, Hotel Management,Home Economics

60%

Graphic Design

125.00

220.00

60%

Faculty of Languages and Communication

English Language and Literature

90.00

170.00

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

60%

Translation

 

Graduation Requirements

 

Graduation Requirements

 

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

  1. 1. Passing all of the courses required for graduation in the curriculum of the specialization in which the student was registered.

        2. Obtaining a cumulative average no less than 60%.

        3. Fulfilling all other requirements of the curriculum according to which the student graduates.

 

    b. Spending the minimum period required for obtaining the Bachelor’s Degree, and not exceeding the maximum limit, as stipulated in Article (10) of these         regulations.

    c. 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 50% of the credit hours required for graduation in the curriculum approved at the time of admission, including the last two semesters of study.

 

Graduation fee: 300 JD.  

 

 

Academic Calendar Year 2019-2020

American University of Madaba (AUM)

Academic Calendar Year 2019/2020

 

 

Fall Semester

September 17, 2019

Tuesday

Commencement of the Academic Year 2019/2020

September 30 – October 19, 2019

Mon. – Sat.

Placement Test Period

October 7-12, 2019

Mon. – Sat.

Add/Drop Course(s) Period

October 12, 2019

Saturday

Orientation Day for New Students

October 14, 2019

Monday

Classes Start

October 26, 2019

Saturday

Last Day for Incomplete Grade Removal

November 25, 2019

Monday

Last Day for Faculties to Deliver Spring Schedule

December 2-12, 2019

Mon - Thu

Midterm Examination Period

December 16-24, 2019

Mon – Tue.

Academic Advisement and Course Registration for Spring Semester

December 16, 2019

Monday

Final Exam schedule Announcement

December 16 – 21, 2019

Mon. – Sat.

Placement Test Period

December 25 - 26, 2019

Wed. - Thu.

Christmas - Holiday

January 1, 2020

Wednesday

New Year - Holiday

January 6, 2020

Monday

Epiphany Day - Holiday

January 11, 2020

Saturday

Last Day to Withdraw from a Course(s) “W”

January 11, 2020

Saturday

Last Day to Withdraw and Postpone the semester.

January 18, 2020

Saturday

Last Day for Administrative Drop “WF” “student exceeded the acceptable percentage (15%) of absences”.

Jan. 27- Feb. 5, 2020

Mon. - Wed.

Final Examination Period

February 6, 2020

Thursday

Fall Semester Break (for students)

February 10, 2020

Monday

Deadline for submission of the final exams' results

February 11, 2020

Tuesday

Grades Announcement

February 11, 2020

Tuesday

Applications for Program Change

February 18, 2020

Tuesday

Last Day for Grades Appeal

 

 

Spring Semester

February 10 - 29, 2020

Mon. – Sat.

Placement Test Period

February 17, 2020

Monday

Faculty Report to Work

February 17-22, 2020

Mon. – Sat.

Add/Drop Course(s) Period

February 22, 2020

Saturday

Orientation Day for New Students

February 24, 2020

Monday

Classes Start

March 7, 2020

Saturday

Last Day for Incomplete Grade Removal

April 6, 2020

Monday

Last Day for Faculties to Deliver Summer Schedule

April 12, 2020

Sunday

Palm Sunday - Holiday

April 6 – 16, 2020

Mon. – Thu.

Midterm Examination Period

April 19-20, 2020

Sun. - Mon.

Easter - Holiday

April 27- May,7, 2020

Mon. - Thu.

Academic Advisement and Course Registration for Summer Semester

April 27, 2020

Monday

Last Day for Faculties to Deliver Fall Schedule 2020-2021

April 27, 2020

Monday

Final Exam schedule Announcement

April 27 – May 2, 2020

Mon. – Sat.

Placement Test Period

May 18- 30, 2020

Mon. – Sat.

Academic Advisement and Course Registration for Fall Semester 2020-2021

May 20, 2020

Wednesday

Last Day to Withdraw from Course(s) “W”

May 20, 2020

Wednesday

Last Day to Withdraw and Postpone the semester.

May 21, 2020

Thursday

Ascension Day - Holiday

May 23 – 25, 2020

Sat. – Mon.

Eid Al Fiter (approximately)- Holiday

May 25, 2020

Monday

Independence Day - Holiday

May 30, 2020

Saturday

Last Day for Administrative Drop “WF” “student exceeded the acceptable percentage (15%) of absences”.

June 8 – 17, 2020

Mon. – Wed.

Final Examinations Period

June 18, 2020

Thursday

Spring Semester Break (for students)

June 20, 2020

Saturday

Deadline for submission of the final exams' results

June 22, 2020

Monday

Grades Announcement

June 22, 2020

Monday

Applications for Program Change

June 30, 2020

Tuesday

Last Day for Grades Appeal

 

 


Summer Session

June 29 – July 2, 2020

Mon. - Thu.

Add/Drop Period

June 29 – July 9, 2020

Mon. - Thu.

Placement Test Period

July 4, 2020

Saturday

Orientation Day for New Students

July 6, 2020

Monday

Classes Start

July 27 - 29, 2020

Mon. - Wed.

Midterm Examination Period

July 30 – Aug. 2, 2020

Thu. - Sun.

Eid Al Adha (approximately)- Holiday

August 3, 2020

Monday

Final Exam schedule Announcement

August 4 - 6, 2020

Tue. – Thu.

Placement Test Period

August 15, 2020

Saturday

Last Day to Withdraw from Course(s) “W”

August 15, 2020

Saturday

Last Day to Withdraw and Postpone the semester.

August 19, 2020

Wednesday

Last Day for Administrative Drop “WF” “student exceeded the acceptable percentage (15%) of absences”.

August 29 – Sept. 2, 2020

Sat. – Wed.

Final Examinations Period

September 7, 2020

Monday

Grades Announcement

September 7, 2020

Monday

Applications for Program Change

September 14, 2020

Monday

Last Day for Grades Appeal

September 21, 2020

Monday

Commencement of Academic Year 2020/2021

 

Regulations for Awarding the Bachelor’s Degree

Regulations No (1) of 2019

 

Regulations for Awarding the Bachelor’s Degree

at the American University of Madaba

 

Issued by the Deans’ Council, according to Article (4) of the bylaws of granting scientific degrees, honorary degrees and certificates (1) 2018

 

Article 1 These regulations shall be named “Regulations for Awarding the Bachelor’s Degree at the American University of Madaba of 2019”. They shall go into effect as of the beginning of the first semester of the academic year 2019-2020.

 

Article 2 The words and phrases below shall have, wherever they appear in these regulations, their specified meaning unless otherwise indicated in context:

 

 

University

 

American University of Madaba
  Council Dean’s council
  President President of the university
  Dean Dean of the student’s faculty
  Faculty Any of the university faculties
  Department Any department in the faculty
  Committee Study plan committee
  Academic Semester Fall (First) or Spring (Second) Semester of each academic year
  Credit Hour

Each credit hour is calculated based on no less than one classroom hour per week in a semester of 16 weeks.

However, each lab/practical credit hour is at least two hours per week in a semester of 16 weeks

 

Article 3 These regulations shall apply to all regular students enrolled in all faculties of the university to obtain the Bachelor’s Degree.

 

Curricula

Article 4 a. The Council of Deans shall approve the curricula which lead to obtaining the Bachelor’s Degree in the specializations offered by the university faculties, upon proposals made by department councils and recommendations submitted by faculty councils.

  1. At the beginning of every academic year, the council forms a committee known as the Study Plan Committee whose task is to consider and oversee all matters related to the study plan and report it to the Council of Deans for approval.

 

Article 5 a. Curricula are based on the credit hour system.

  1. The credit hours allocated for each course are set on the basis that each weekly lecture or seminar is equivalent to 3 credit hours. In special cases, it may be less than that or be more up to a maximum of 6 credit hours, with the exception of remedial courses, for which there shall be zero hours.
  2. The credit hours for each subject are calculated on the basis that the credit hour is a unit of measurement for the number of hours a student must attend in a given theoretical course each week over the first and second semesters and for 16 weeks per semester. As for lab and practical hours, they are calculated differently, depending on the nature of the course. In all cases, however, a credit hour is equivalent to three lab or practical hours unless the nature of the course requires otherwise and not less than two lab or practical hours at least in all cases.

 

Article 6 The curriculum of each specialization in which the Bachelor’s Degree is awarded includes the following:

 

First: University Requirements: University requirements are allocated 25 credit hours and they form a common background for all university students. Their objective is to enhance the student’s communicative competence in both Arabic and English, enrich their knowledge in the fields of humanities, social sciences, and science and technology, and strengthen their understanding of their nation’s culture and thought and they include:

a- Remedial courses (zero credit hours)

  1. All students admitted to the university must take placement tests just once in Arabic, English and computer on the following dates:
  • Within two weeks before the beginning of the semester that the student was admitted in.
  • Within the first week of the beginning of the semester that the student was admitted in.
  • Within the 10th week of the semester that the student was admitted in.

 

  1. Students admitted to the University for the summer semester must take the placement tests within a week before the beginning of the semester or during the periods set for students admitted to the next semester.

 

  1. The result shall be either (fail / pass) and based on the results of the tests, the student will either study the remedial courses or be exempted from them and move on to study the rest of the university requirements and in so doing:
  • These courses should form part of the student's study load
  • They should not be counted or form part of the student´s study plan.
  • They shouldn´t be included in the calculation of the student´s cumulative average.

 

  1. Students are exempted from taking the placement test or taking the remedial courses in any of the following cases:
  • Students are exempted from taking the remedial course if they passed in the placement test.
  • Students are exempted from the placement test and the remedial course if the following subjects are equivalent at the university (Communication Skills in Arabic (900120), Communication Skills in English (900130), Computer Skills (900180))
  • Students are exempted from the placement test and the remedial course in the case of successfully passing the remedial course in any of the universities recognized by the Ministry of Higher Education.
  • Students are exempted from the computer placement test and the Remedial Computer skills class if they hold an International Computer Driving License (ICDL) or European Computer Driving License (ECDL), Cambridge International program or an Internet Core Computing Certification (IC3).
  • Students who hold a GCE, IGCE, IB, SAT (1) or SAT (2) are exempted from taking the English placement test and the English Remedial Course.
  • Students who hold IELTS with the grade of at least (6) or higher are exempted from the English placement test and the English Remedial Course.
  • Students with any of the below scores or more in TOEFL are exempted from the English placement test and the English Remedial Course.

Paper Based

500

Computer Based

173

Internet Based Test (IBT)

61

 

 

  • Students with the score of 70 % or more and students who passed the Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English (ECC) – Michigan Language Assessment, are exempted from the English placement test and the English Remedial Course.

 

  1. Compulsory University Requirements (12 credit hours)

The following points shall be taken into consideration as regards the “Military Science” course:

  1. “Military Science” (3 credit hours) is compulsory for Jordanian students and elective for others, and counts among the credit hours required for graduation, but does not count for the purpose of calculating the cumulative average. Non-Jordanian students who opt not to study it are required to study any other course instead, in which case the alternative course is treated as the “Military Science” course.
  2. Students are exempted from taking the “Military Science” course in any of the following cases:
  • If they have successfully studied this course in any other Jordanian university.
  • If they were graduates of Jordanian military colleges (the Military Wing of Mu’tah University, the Royal Military College, the Military School of Cadets) or their equivalent of foreign military colleges.
  • If they were among the officers who attended the officers basic training course, or the noncommissioned officers basic training course. Certificates proving the exemption of students who meet these criteria are issued by the Department of University Education at the Directorate of Education and Military Culture.

 

  1. Elective University Requirements (13 credit hours)

Students can choose from the three groups in the study plan, (7) hours from the first group, (3) from the second group and (3) from the third group.

Second: Faculty Requirements

Faculty requirements include courses needed by all students in the faculty to provide them with a common cognitive background directly related to the general field of knowledge of their major. They also include courses that complement the department requirements.

 

Third: Department Requirements

Department requirements shall meet the following criteria:

  1. Department requirements consist of compulsory and elective courses covering major fields of knowledge in a balanced manner.
  1. Compulsory and elective courses are distributed properly by the department.
  2. Curricula are organized in a way that enhances the interrelationship with other ancillary disciplines in the same faculty, in particular, and with other disciplines in the university, in general.
  3. Departments may structure their curricula so as to include a minor specialization from within or outside the faculty.
  4. The faculty, or department, may propose an interdisciplinary program including a number of specializations at the level of the faculty or university.

 

Fourth: University Requirement (Civic Education) to be organized according to regulations issued by the council.

 

Fifth: ‘Supporting Courses’ the study plan may include supporting courses.

 

Sixth: ‘Free Courses’ the plan may include free courses up to 6 credit hours.

 

Article 7 a. considering what is stated in Article (6) concerning the “Military Science” course, the cumulative average of the courses included in the curriculum of the department in which the student is enrolled shall be calculated.

  1. A course description shall be provided for each course in conformity with its title and the number of credit hours ascribed to it.
  2. Each department makes available guiding study plans in which courses are distributed over eight or ten semesters (excluding summer sessions), depending on the number of semesters specified for each specialization.

 

Article 8 a. Compulsory and elective major courses are offered by the department. Some of these courses, however, may be offered by another department upon a mutual understanding between the two departments.

  1. Compulsory courses required by the curriculum shall be offered at least once in each academic year.
  2. Elective courses of the curriculum shall be offered at least once every four semesters.
  3. Each curriculum specifies the number of credit hours for the different requirements in accordance with the criteria of accreditation and quality control.

 

Article 9 a. Courses of the curriculum shall be classified on the basis of four or five levels.

  1. Pre– or co-requisites of each course, if applicable, shall be specified.
  2. Each course shall have a number indicating its level.
  3. The number of lectures, number of weekly lab and practical/applied hours, and number of credit hours of each course shall be clearly indicated against each course.
  4. Students are not allowed to study any course if they have not passed its prerequisite. Otherwise, registration and the grade obtained in such a course shall be cancelled.
  5. Students may, however, study a course and its prerequisite in the semester at the end of which they are expected to graduate if their graduation is contingent upon this arrangement, or if they have previously studied the prerequisite course but did not pass it. Students who complete all the required credit hours in that semester with just the internship remaining for the following semester shall be considered as if they were expected to graduate at the end of that semester.
  6. Upon the approval of the chairperson of the department and faculty dean, students may, in justifiable cases, study a course and its prerequisite in the same semester if they have previously studied the prerequisite course but did not pass it.

 

Duration of Study and Student Credit Loads

 

Article 10 a. 1. The duration of study for a Bachelor’s Degree with a normal load is eight semesters or 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 ten semesters or five years.

  1. Students are not allowed to obtain the Bachelor’s Degree in less than three years in all faculties, except for the Faculty of Engineering and the Pharmacy Department, where four years shall be the minimum.
  2. The maximum duration of study for a student registered for the Bachelor’s Degree shall not exceed six years in all university faculties, except for the Faculty of Engineering and Pharmacy Department where this period extends to seven years, excluding from this period the time spent in the Co-operative Education Program.
  3. The academic year means two regular academic semesters. A semester duration shall be 16 weeks in length, including the exam period, while the duration of a summer session shall be 8 weeks, including the exam period. The end of the second semester from each academic year is considered the end of the academic year in order to consider the duration of study to obtain a bachelor's degree and the maximum for each major / faculty, in a way that is not inconsistent with the regulations.
  4. 1. 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 their 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, or as a result of the student's dropping of some courses with the approval of the dean provided that the maximum duration of the bachelor's degree is not exceeded
  5. 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 in any of the following cases:
  • If their cumulative grade average in the previous semester, including the summer session, was no less than 80%.
  • If they are graduating in the same semester.
  1. In the summer session, the maximum credit load shall be 9 credit hours.
  2. 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.
  3. Students enrolled for obtaining the Bachelor’s Degree shall be classified into four or five levels: 1st year, 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year, and 5th year. Students are classified as 2nd year, 3rd year, 4th year, or 5th year students if they have successfully completed no less than 33, 66, 99, and 132 credit hours, respectively.
  4. 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.

 

Attendance

 

Article 11 a. 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.

  1. Students are not allowed to be absent for more than 15% of the credit hours of the course.
  2. If a student exceeds the 15% absence limit from a course without a medical or compelling excuse accepted by the faculty dean, they shall be denied sitting its final exam and their grade in that course shall 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 shall enter into the calculation of the semester and cumulative average of the student for the purposes of probation and dismissal from the specialization.
  3. 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 Jordan or University in official activities approved by the university are allowed to be absent for no more than 25% of the class hours; otherwise, they are considered “withdrawn”, and shall be subject to the withdrawal regulations.
  4. Taking into consideration what is stated in Article (18g), 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 withdrawal from one or more courses period. The Director of Admission and Registration shall thereafter be notified of this measure.
  5. A medical excuse must be issued by the university physician or approved by them. 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.
  6. Faculty deans, faculty members and instructors, and the Director of Admission and Registration shall be responsible for the execution of these regulations of attendance.
  7. The student shall not be registered for the course and may not take his/her exams until the course fees are paid

 

Exams, Grades, and Averages

Article 12 a. The final grade of each course is the aggregate of the final exam and semester work grades. This does not apply to courses, where the results are recorded as pass or fail without grades, as shown in the plan.

  1. Grades of each course are calculated and recorded in percentage form, and the number of credit hours specified for that course is indicated.
  2. The general framework of exams and their schedule shall be as follows:
  3. Purely theoretical courses:

The total grade shall be allotted to semester work, distributed among the following:

Assessment

Grade

Midterm exam

30%

Participation, assignments and quizzes

10%

Project

20%

Final exam

50%

Total

100%

 

The Council may approve the distribution of marks in some other way for certain courses of special nature upon the recommendation of the Faculty Council. 2. Theoretical courses including a practical part

Taking into account the number of credit hours allocated to the theoretical part and the practical part, the percentage of the theoretical part mark shall be determined out of (100%) according to the following equation:

Number of credit hours allocated to the theoretical part of the course

The number of credit hours allocated to the subject.

 

The distribution of the marks for the theoretical part is as shown in item (1) in the table presented above. As for the distribution of marks for the practical part, it is left to the department’s discretion.

 

  1. 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.

  1. Mid-term exams are held during the eighth and ninth weeks of the semester, and during the fourth week of the summer semester.
  2. Final exams are held during the 16th week of the semester and during the second half of the eighth week of the summer semester.

 

  1. 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.

 

Article 13 a. In the case of multiple-section courses, the department chair shall appoint one of the course instructors as coordinator, to determine the common teaching materials, and supervise the preparation of common exams and setting their dates and methods of evaluation in cooperation with the other course instructors.

  1. In the case of a course taught by more than one instructor, the department chair shall appoint one of the course instructors as coordinator to determine the common teaching materials, and supervise the preparation of common exams and setting their dates and methods of evaluation in cooperation with the other course instructors.

 

Article 14 a. Non-final exam papers, after being corrected and graded, shall be discussed according to the model answers and be returned to students within 3 days of the date of the exam. After that period, the marks shall be sent to the department and the deanship of the faculty to be approved. The department should keep a copy and the mark shall be considered final.

  1. Final exam papers shall be kept in the faculty deanship for one semester, after which they will be securely discarded by the dean in coordination with the Director of Admission and Registration.
  2. Detailed grade records in percentage form and the final grades of each course shall be sent to the department for final check to ensure their balanced distribution, and then to the faculty dean to be approved by the faculty council. This copy of the grades is kept in the faculty, and a list of the final grades is sent to the Director of Admission and Registration for recording.
  3. Course instructors are responsible for checking the quiz and exam papers of the courses they have taught, recording the grades on the grade reports correctly and in final form, and submitting them to the department chair within a maximum period of 48 hours from the date of the final exam.

 

Article 15 a. Students who absent themselves from an announced non-final exam with an excuse must present their excuse to the course instructor within three days from the date of the end of the excuse. If the excuse is accepted, the instructor shall schedule a make-up exam. If, on the other hand, the absence was without an acceptable excuse, students get a “zero” grade in that exam.

  1. 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.
  2. Taking into consideration Article (10f) of these regulations, the dean of the faculty conveys their decision of accepting the excuse presented by students who absent 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 to give an incomplete grade. The Incomplete mark is not included in the calculation of the semester or cumulative average or in the total hours passed and the student has to submit their excuse to the faculty dean within a week from the date of the exam they missed.
  3. If a student deferred 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.
  4. An “Incomplete” grade is given for a course in which the student was absent from its final exam with an acceptable excuse.
  5. 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.
  6. Taking into consideration articles (c, d, e) if the student does not take the final make-up exam on time, he/she will be assigned a zero in that exam.

 

Article 16 a. 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 course 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.

  1. The student shall pay a fee of JD 10 for each final grade review they request.

 

Article 17 a. The final mark of a course is out of 100 and rounded to the nearest decimal digit.

  1. 1.The cumulative grade average is computed by multiplying the final grade of each course entered into the average by the number of credit hours of that course, and dividing the resulting total of the sums of multiplication by the total number of credit hours.
  2. The semester grade average is the average grade of the courses studied by the student, be they passed or failed, in that semester in accordance with their curriculum.
  3. Taking into consideration Article (19c) of these regulations, the cumulative grade average is the average of all courses studied by the student, be they passed or failed, up to the date of computing that average. All courses contained in their curriculum are entered in the computation of that average.
  4. The semester or cumulative average is rounded to the nearest decimal digit.
  5. 1. The minimum “pass” grade in any course is 50%, and the minimum final grade is 35%, which is the university definition of “zero”.
  6. 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

  1. A verbal description is given below for semester and cumulative averages:

84 - 100% Excellent

76- 83.9% Very Good

68 - 75.9% Good

60 - 67.9% Fair

 

 

Probation and Dismissal from Specialization

 

Article 18 a. If a student fails to obtain the required 60% cumulative average in a semester, except for the first semester of enrollment at the university or the summer session, the student shall be placed on probation.

  1. 1. Having been placed on probation, the student must remove the effect of that probation by raising the cumulative average to 60% or above within a period of at most two semesters (excluding the summer session) of the date of probation, provided that the student’s credit load does not exceed 15 credit hours unless there is an approval from the dean and the maximum number of credit hours to be permitted is 3.
  2. 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 in the four-year specializations and the students who completed 132 hours in the five-year or more specializations, including the courses that have been transferred from another academic institution, are excluded from this arrangement.
  3. If the student’s cumulative average has been raised to 59.0-59.9% upon the completion of the two semesters referred to in (b1) above, the student shall continue to be on probation to raise their cumulative average to 60% or above, provided that the student does not exceed the period in article 10 of the regulations. The student shall be dismissed if the cumulative average is less than 59.

 

  1. Taking into consideration items (b2) and (b3) of this article, a student dismissed from specialization for a lower than 59% cumulative average can transfer to the special study program. In this case, they shall be given two semesters, excluding the summer session, to raise their cumulative average to the required minimum average (60%). If they fail to do so, they will be dismissed permanently from specialization.
  2. A student shall be considered as dismissed from the university if
  • their cumulative average falls below 50% in any semester following the first semester of enrollment at the university or in the new major to which they transferred.
  • the maximum duration of study stipulated in article 10 is exceeded.
  • issued a final dismissal decision from the university under a disciplinary penalty.
  1. 1. If a student’s result in any course in a semester was “Incomplete” and hence the student was at the risk of dismissal because of their low cumulative average, 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 cumulative average is not raised to the required limit.
  2. Taking into consideration item (d-1) of this article, 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.
  3. The study program of the student, in this case, is arranged, using a commitment form prepared by the Admission and Registration Department, including the academic status of the student and university regulations.
  4. A student who has been dismissed from a specialization for any reason shall not be eligible for readmission into the same specialization.
  5. 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.
  6. 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 Courses

 

Article 19 a. Taking into consideration Article (28), a student who gets a “Fail” grade in any compulsory course of their curriculum must repeat that course.

  1. A student may repeat any course of their curriculum to raise their cumulative average.
  2. 1. If a student repeats a course, the higher grade is recorded.
  3. The highest grade shall be calculated in the semester and cumulative average computation.
  4. 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. A student may not, however, repeat a course they have already passed more than twice.
  5. If a student studied an elective course and received a “Fail” grade in it, and then studied another course to compensate for the failed elective course to fulfill the curriculum requirements, the compensating course shall be considered as repeated for the failed elective course for the purpose of computing their grades in the semester and cumulative average. 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.
  6. Taking into consideration Article (26) of these regulations, 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.

 

Course and Semester Withdrawal

 

Article 20 Students are 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(s) from which they have withdrawn.

 

Article 21 a. 1. Students are allowed to withdraw from one or more courses during the first 14 weeks of the regular semester, and the first 6 weeks of the summer session, in which case the “withdrawn” remark is recorded on their transcripts.

  1. 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.
  2. Taking into consideration article 10, 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.
  3. Students 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 transcripts, and their study in that semester shall be considered deferred.
  4. Students have 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 deferred. Such a request must be submitted within 14 weeks from the beginning of the regular semester and 6 weeks from the beginning of the summer session.

 

Discontinuation and Deferment of Study

 

Article 22 a. Taking into consideration item (e) of this article, the maximum period of deferment of study shall not exceed four consecutive or non-consecutive semesters. Excluded from that are students enrolled Co-operative education.

  1. Students may submit a petition to defer their study before the beginning of the semester, but no later than the end of the semester they wish to defer, provided that they provide convincing reasons to the competent authorities entitled to grant approval, upon the recommendation of the concerned head of the department as follows:
  2. The faculty dean, if the requested deferment is not for more than two consecutive or non- consecutive semesters.
  3. The faculty council, if the requested deferment is for a period exceeding two semesters, but not for more than four consecutive or non-consecutive semesters.
  4. If a semester ends while a student is not registered or that semester is not deferred, the registration of that student shall be considered annulled, unless they have submitted a compelling excuse convincing to the competent authorities, and a vacancy is available in their specialization, as follows:
  • The faculty council, if the discontinuation of study has not exceeded two consecutive or non-consecutive semesters.
  • The Deans Council, if the discontinuation of study has exceeded two semesters, but not four consecutive or non-consecutive semesters.

 

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

 

  1. Taking into consideration item (b) of this article, the deferment of study shall not be allowed for new or transfer students unless they have completed one semester of their enrollment in the specialization.
  2. 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 deferred, and will be counted in the maximum period allowed for deferment. However, the upper limit for deferment may be overlooked only for the purpose of executing the disciplinary measure.
  3. The deferment period shall not be counted within the maximum period allowed for earning the Bachelor’s Degree.
  4. The Director of Admission and Registration and the concerned department chair shall be informed of the deferment decision.

 

Transfer

Article 23 a. Students are allowed to transfer to the university if there is a vacancy available 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 the regular system which requires attendance.
  5. Having obtained a good-conduct certificate from the university from which they intend to transfer.
  6. A committee shall be established and named “Student Transfer Committee” to review the transfer applications to the university and the transfer applications from one specialization to another at the University according to the conditions in effect and the measures set by this committee. It shall be comprised of a vice president, concerned deans of faculties, and the Director of Admission and Registration.
  7. 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.
  8. Taking into consideration Article (27c) of these regulations, if a student is admitted into the University as a new freshman, 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 50% 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 semester or cumulative average, provided that their grade in each of those courses was not less than 50% or what is equivalent to it.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

 

Article 24 a. Students 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 they have 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.
  3. 1. 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 cumulative average.
  4. 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.
  5. Students may not be allowed to transfer from one specialization to another more than three times.
  6. 1. If a student discontinues their study for a semester because they did not register or because of dismissal from specialization, and wish in the same semester to transfer to another specialization at the university, the discontinuation of study for that semester would be considered as deferment for the purpose of completing the transfer procedures.
  7. As for the 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, they shall be considered as dismissed from the university.
  8. 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 mentioned in item (a) of this Article.

 

Article 25 a. One semester shall be deducted from the upper limit of years allowed for graduation against every 15 credit hours counted for a transfer student, whether the transfer was from within or without the university.

  1. Transfer students shall be considered as new students for the purposes of deferment, probation, and dismissal from specialization.
  2. Transfer applications shall be submitted, according to Article (24a) of these regulations, to the Director of Admission and Registration using the forms prepared for this purpose.
  3. Student petitions for transfer from one specialization to another shall be decided by the concerned faculty deans.

 

Article 26 a. University students are allowed to study no more than 18 credit hours in any other accredited university, provided that the courses are not offered in the University in that semester or that there is a scheduling conflict that cannot be resolved, and these credits shall be transferred according to the following conditions:

  1. The student shall be regularly enrolled at the University.
  2. The student shall have completed at least 33 credit hours at the University.
  3. The student shall obtain prior written approval of their department chair and the dean of their faculty to study the requested courses. A written notice to this effect shall be conveyed to the Director of Admission and Registration prior to the commencement of study at the other university.
  4. These credits shall be transferred if the student has passed them and obtained a minimum grade of “Fair” or 50% or its equivalent, and studied them in a regular program of study requiring attendance, but they shall not be computed in their cumulative average.
  5. These credits shall not be studied in the last semester before graduation.
  6. The number of credit hours a student must study at the University shall not, subsequently, go below 50% of the required courses in their curriculum.
  7. Should a student’s graduation be contingent upon studying a course or two at the most, whose credit hours do not exceed 6 hours, and these courses are not offered in the semester at the end of which they are expected to graduate, the student may be allowed to study this course/these courses in another accredited and recognized university in the last semester before graduation after obtaining a written approval from the dean.
  8. University students are allowed to study up to 36 credit hours in another university on the basis of an agreement between it and the University in accordance with the conditions set forth in items 1-6 of paragraph A of this article.

 

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

Article 27 The Bachelor’s Degree shall be awarded upon the fulfillment of the following requirements:

  1. 1. Passing all of the courses required for graduation in the curriculum of the specialization in which the student was registered.
  2. Obtaining a cumulative average no less than 60%.
  3. Fulfilling all other requirements of the curriculum according to which the student graduates.
  4. Spending the minimum period required for obtaining the Bachelor’s Degree, and not exceeding the maximum limit, as stipulated in Article (10) of these regulations.
  5. 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 50% of the credit hours required for graduation in the curriculum approved at the time of admission, including the last two semesters of study.

 

General Rules

Article 28 A graduating student is required to be registered at the University in the graduation semester, and is also required to get clearance from the University to complete the graduation procedure.

 

Article 29 a. 1. Should a student’s graduation be contingent upon studying a course or two, and these courses are not offered or are conflicting with other courses in the semester in which they are expected to graduate, the faculty dean shall allow the student, in consultation with the department chair, to study one or two alternative courses, provided that the Director of Admission and Registration is advised in writing of this arrangement.

  1. The credit hours of the alternative courses shall be equal to or more than the total number of credit hours of the original course (s) and the alternative course shall be in a field of knowledge related to the student's specialization.
  2. The student shall be treated as a graduate student in the second semester if the student has only field training left to graduate in the summer semester.
  3. Taking into consideration item 2 in this article, the council may approve that the student (for health reasons or compelling circumstances approved by the council) study one or two alternatives.

 

  1. Should a student’s graduation be contingent upon passing a single course that has been unsuccessfully studied three or more times, the faculty dean may, upon a recommendation from the chair of the department concerned, allow the student to study an alternative course of the same level, and of the same number of credit hours, provided that their cumulative average is 60% or above.
  2. If a student has exhausted the period of time allowed for obtaining the Bachelor’s Degree, and if it is theoretically possible for them to complete the graduation requirements in one additional semester, the Council of Deans may, upon a recommendation from the chair of the department concerned, the dean of the faculty, and the Director of Admission and Registration, grant this chance to the student.

 

Article 30 The dean of the faculty, in which a student is enrolled, may, upon a recommendation from the Dean of the Faculty of Languages and Communication, allow the student who is not competent in Arabic or who did not study Arabic in the Secondary School Certificate to replace the “Arabic Communication Skills” course by the “Arabic as a Second Language” course.

 

Article 31 If a student is admitted in a specialization after they have taken a number of courses in the special study program at the University, and if these courses are included in the curriculum of the specialization in which they have been admitted, the courses they choose from among them shall be entered into their record along with their grades, which will be computed in his/her cumulative average, provided the following conditions are met:

  1. The number of credit hours entered into the student’s record may not exceed 36 hours.
  • One semester from the maximum time limit for graduation shall be deducted for each 15 credit hours entered.
  1. If a student studied a special study course in the specialization in which they were admitted, and they did not wish this course to be counted at the time of admission, this course will be considered as a repeated course.

 

Article 32 If a student studied a course as an alternative for a course which they had failed, the alternative course and the original course shall be treated in the same way repeated courses are dealt with concerning their grades.

 

Article 33 Students may, if they so wish, study no more than 18 credit hours from the courses offered by the university over and above the requirements of their curriculum, provided they are not computed in their semester and cumulative average.

 

Article 34 A student may, upon the approval of the dean of their faculty, postpone their graduation for one semester, including the summer session, for the purpose of raising their cumulative average, taking into consideration the articles dealing with repeating courses, and not exceeding the maximum time limit for study, provided that a petition is submitted by the student prior to the issuance of the Council of Deans’ decision concerning their graduation.

 

Article 35 Diplomas shall be awarded upon the fulfillment of graduation requirements at the end of each semester, including the summer session.

 

Article 36 No objection shall be accepted on the basis of the student’s being unaware of these regulations, the university publications and circulars posted on bulletin boards or the university website (http://www.aum.edu.jo), or the e-mails dispatched to them via the address provided to the Admission and Registration Department as regards these regulations.

 

Article 37 The Council of Deans shall decide on all cases not covered by these regulations. The council may delegate this authority to a committee called Students Issues Action Committee. The committee is headed by the President or his delegate, the Dean concerned, the Dean of Student Affairs and the Director of Admission and Registration.

 

Article 38 Faculty deans and the Director of Admission and Registration are responsible for the execution of these regulations.

 

Article 39 These regulations cancel any previous regulations for awarding the bachelor’s degree in the University.

 

AUM Regulations for Awarding the Bachelor’s Degree

D.C. Decision No. 91 / 18 / 2018-2019
Jan. 30, 2019

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Regulations for Public Services at the Library

Regulations No (14) of 2012 

 

Regulations for Public Services at the American University of Madaba Library 

Issued by the Council of Deans on the Basis of Article “17-B-11” of the Law of Jordanian Universities No. 20 of 2009 and its Amendments

 

 

Article 1          These regulations shall be named “Regulations for Public Services at the American University of Madaba Library of 2012”. They shall go into                         

                     effect after they have been duly approved.

 

Article 2         The words and phrases below shall have, wherever they appear in these regulations, their specified meaning unless otherwise indicated in                        context:

 

                        University                   American University of Madaba

                        President                     President of the University

                        Dean                            Any dean at the University

                        Library Director          American University of Madaba Library Director

                        Director                       Director of any department or center at the University

                        Department                 Any academic department in a University faculty

                        Library Materials         Books, periodicals, documents, manuscripts, films, microfilms,

                                                         slides, maps, university dissertations, discs, CDs, programs, and

                                                        electronic data bases necessary for library purposes, among others

                        Beneficiary                  Faculty members, students, and administrative staff of the University

                       

Article 3          The American University of Madaba Library undertakes to purchase library materials and makes them available in accordance with the effective Supplies and Works Bylaws at the University.

 

Article 4 a.  Library materials are duly purchased upon a suggestion from the Library Director, the Dean, or the Director.

 

  1. The library shall provide one or two copies of each title; however, three copies may be purchased upon a recommendation from the concerned department’s chairperson on the basis of the actual needs.
  2. If the requested number of copies exceeds three, the purchase is processed upon a recommendation from the faculty dean, provided that the number of purchased copies in all cases does not exceed five.
  3. The Library Director is authorized to duly purchase at most (5) five copies of the books authored by University staff, and at most (3) three copies of the books written by Jordanian authors not working at the University, on the basis of their significance.

 

Article 5     The Library Director is authorized to prescribe to periodicals, series, and electronic data bases, and also to duly purchase back issues of periodicals in coordination with the concerned departments at the University.

 

Article 6 a. University faculty members and full-time lecturers may check out at most (5) five books for a whole semester or a summer session.

  1. University part-time lecturers and graduate students may check out at most (4) four books for one month.
  2. University staff may check out at most (2) two books for two weeks.
  3. Undergraduate University students may check out at most (3) three books for two weeks.

 

Article 7a. Checked-out books may be renewed upon the consent of the Library Director, unless requested by another beneficiary.

  1. Beneficiaries may not check out new books if they have overdue books.

 

Article 8 a. The Library Director has the right to recall any checked-out book before its due date, or to refrain from checking out any book if he/she sees it is necessary to keep it in the library for public interest.

  1. The Library Director has the right to increase the upper limit of library materials allowed for          a beneficiary to the extent s/he deems suitable on the basis of the beneficiary’s needs.

 

Article 9    References, periodicals, and special collections, such as rare books, manuscripts, documents, university dissertations, audio-visual materials, such as microfilms, data bases available on CDs, and similar materials may not be checked out except in special cases decided upon by the Library Director.

 

Article 10 a.    Books are placed on the reserve shelf upon a written request from a faculty member or by an initiative from the library.

  1. Books placed on the reserve shelf may be checked out only overnight. The library administers their usage during working hours, taking into consideration priorities of their request.
  2. Overnight check-out of reserved materials begins one hour before the end of the official working hours of the library and ends one hour after the beginning of the following day’s work.

 

Article 11 a. If a beneficiary fails to return the library material on time, s/he shall be fined JD 0.5 for each day’s delay, provided that the total amount of fine does not exceed JD 50.00.

  1. If returning the library material has been overdue for more than a 100 days, the instructions concerning the library material loss shall be applicable.
  2. If a beneficiary fails to return a checked-out overnight library material on time, s/he shall be fined JD 0.5 for each hour’s delay, provided that the total amount of fine does not exceed JD 50.00.

 

Article 12 a. The Library Director may partially waive the library material late return fine upon a written petition submitted by the beneficiary, provided the waived amount does not exceed 50% of the fine.

  1. The President may partially or totally waive the library material late return fine upon a written petition submitted by the beneficiary.

 

Article 13       A beneficiary shall be exempted from the late return fee in any of the following cases:

  1. A sick leave supported by a medical report, duly authenticated, provided the                               overdue period does not exceed one week.
  2. The death of one of the beneficiary’s first- or second-degree relatives, provided the overdue period does not exceed three days.

     

Article 14 a. Should a beneficiary lose any library material, s/he shall be obliged to return instead an original copy of that material, and to pay a fine equivalent to the costs of preparation (binding, indexing, classifying, among others). Otherwise, s/he shall be fined thrice as much the cost of the library material in current prices, in addition to the costs of preparation.

  1. Should a beneficiary lose part of any multipart library material, s/he shall be obliged to return instead an original copy of the whole material, and to pay a fine equivalent to the costs of preparation (binding, indexing, classifying, among others). Otherwise, s/he shall be fined thrice as much the cost of the library material in current prices, in addition to the costs of preparation (binding, indexing, classifying, among others).
  2. Should a beneficiary lose any library material that has been received as a gift or exchange, the Library Director may estimate the cost of the lost material, and the beneficiary shall be subject to items (a) and (b) of this article.

 

Article 15         A person who causes any damage, rearing apart, or distortion to any library material shall have to provide a replacement of the whole material, and shall be subject to a fine equivalent to the costs of preparation (binding, indexing, classifying, among others), or a fine equivalent to four times as much the cost of the library material in current prices in addition to the costs of preparation (binding, indexing, classifying, among others).

 

Article 16         If a student refuses to return any checked-out material, s/he shall be referred to the Dean             of Student Affairs to take disciplinary measures against him/her, in addition to subjecting      him/her to Articles (11) and (15) of these regulations.

                

Article 17 a. A beneficiary has the right to inspect the library material before checking it out to ensure its freedom of any defects.

  1. The beneficiary is fully responsible for the integrity of the checked-out material.

 

Article 18     The library offers photocopying and printing services according to the following rates:

  1. Any library material may be photocopied at JD 0.050 per copy.
  2. A university dissertation may be copied on a CD at JD 10.00.
  3. Materials for official university business are copied free of charge upon a request from the concerned departments after obtaining the approval of the President or whoever he deputizes.
  4. Printing for University students and staff at JD 0.050 per copy.

 

Article 19   The library offers the services of information and bibliographical search through the library data bases and electronic data bases published on the internet as follows:

  1. Printing no more than (150) pages, free of charge, for University students from the electronic data bases subscribed to by the library. If the number of pages exceeds this limit, students shall be charged JD 0.100 per page.
  2. Printing from the internet for University staff at JD 0.050 per page.

 

Article 20      The University library may donate books in the form of gifts in accordance with the Supplies and Works Bylaws in effect at the University.

 

Article 21      Library materials deemed irreparable may be disposed of, and consequently dropped out of the library records and the lost material records in accordance with the effective Supplies and Works Bylaws at the University.

                      

Article 22   If any person misbehaves within the library premises or commits any of the disciplinary violations or violates the library instructions, the Library Director may disallow that person from entering the library or prevents him/her from checking out any library material for a period not exceeding one semester, or file a complaint against him/her in the Deanship of Student Affairs of the University to take the appropriate disciplinary actions against him/her.

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Article 23   Library visitors shall be subject to inspection at the exit doors by the door inspectors to show what they have of books and other library materials.

 

 

Article 24      The President, Deans, and Directors are responsible for the execution of these regulations.

 

Article 25      The Council of Deans shall decide on all cases not covered by these regulations.

 

 

 

 

Grants and Incentive Regulations

 

Grants and Incentive Regulations at the American University of Madaba No (4) 2019

Issued in accordance of Article (10) of the Jordanian Universities Law No. 18 for the year 2018

 

Article (1)

 

These regulations shall be called "Grants and Incentive Regulations at the American University of Madaba 2019" and shall come into effect as of the date of approval by the University Board of Trustees.

 

Article (2)

 

The following words and phrases shall, wherever they appear in the present directives, have the meanings stated against them unless the context states otherwise:

University: The American University of Madaba

Council: The University Board of Trustees

President: The president of the university

Dean: The Dean of Students Affairs

Faculty Dean: Dean of the faculty in which the students is enrolled

Students: The student registered and regular student at the university

University Activity: Any extra-curricular activity decided by the university.

Employee: Any faculty member or an administrative staff member at the university excluding employees on daily wages or remuneration.

Article (3)

Grants and incentives aim at:

  1. Attracting academically, athletically and artistically outstanding students.
  2. Encouraging university students to excel and be creative in their studies.
  3. Strengthening ties between students and the university.
  4. Encouraging student to participate in extracurricular activities.

 

Article (4)

  1. A Committee shall be formed under the chairmanship of the President or his deputy and the membership of the following:
    1. Assistant President for Administrative and Executive Affairs
    2. Dean of Student Affairs
    3. Finance director
    4. Admission and Registration Director / Reporter
    5. Two members from the university employees selected by the President at the beginning of each academic year.

 

  1. The Committee shall meet at the invitation of its Chairman. Its meeting shall be legal in the presence of the majority of its members provided that the Chairman of the Committee shall be among them. Its decisions shall be taken by a majority vote of its present members.
  2. The committee shall take over the following tasks;
  3. Laying out a plan for the grants and incentives of students.
  4. Recommending to the council any amendments or suggestions to the regulations of the grants and incentive regulations at the University.

Article (5)

The University shall offer grants and incentives to the following categories of students:

  1. Academically, athletically, scientifically, and artistically outstanding students.
  2. Offspring of the university employee
  3. Siblings and parents of students enrolled in the university in the same period.
  4. The students who are offered grants from the Sponsor.

Grants for Academically Outstanding Students

Article (6)

  1. Subject to the provisions of Article ( 7 ) of these Regulations, the following provisions shall be applied to Jordanian students:

 

  1. The new academically outstanding student who enrolls at the university shall be offered a semester grant covering the fees of the credit hours if his/her average in the Jordanian high school is as follows:
  2. Full grant if the student’s average is 98% or above
  3. Half grant if the student’s average is 95% – 97.9%
  4. 35% grant if the student’s average is 90% - 94.9%
  5. 25% grant if the student’s average is 80% - 89.9%
  6. 15% grant if the student’s average is 70% - 79.9%
  7. 10% grant if the student’s average is 60% - 69.9%

 

  1. A new academically outstanding student who enrolls at the university will receive a semester grant covering the credit hours he / she registers if he / she graduated with IG, BS, IB, SAT2 diplomas with the same average mentioned in clause (A) of this article on the basis of a certified equasion by Ministry of Education.

 

  1. Clause (A) of this article may be applied to students of non-Jordanian nationality.

 

Article (7)

  1. The grant provided for in Article (6) of these regulations shall be withheld in the following cases:
    1. If the student’s cumulative average in two consecutive semesters is less than 70% in in the cases stated in Article (6) A 1 (b, c) ,and if the student’s cumulative average in two consecutive semesters is less than 65% in the cases stated in Article (6) A 1 (d, e, f),the Summer Session is not counted for this purpose.
    2. If the student's load in the semester is less than 15 credit hours except for the semester the student is expected to graduate. The credit hours registered by the student outside his / her study plan shall not be counted.
    3. These grants or any other grants approved by the university shall not be applied to students who have chosen to study a semester or a full academic year at a university participating in the memorandum of understanding for students exchange; insteadhe / she shall pay the full tuition fees.
    4. The course of "Military Sciences" shall not be subject to any discount.

 

  1. The full grant shall be withheld if the student’s cumulative average in two consecutive semesters is less than 60%, and the Summer Session is not counted for this purpose.
  2. The student shall be entitled to benefit from the grant in case the reasons of withholding it are removed.
  3. The full grant shall be withheld if the student is given any disciplinary punishment of the degree of a warning.
  4. This article shall be applied to all the grants offered by the university.

Article (8)

Subject to the provisions of Article (9) of these Regulations:

  1. An academically outstanding student shall be offered the following financial incentives according to the case applicable to the student:

 

1

150

95% or above

30 credit hours or more

2

150

90%or above

60 credit hours or more

3

250

95 % or above

60 credit hours or more

4

250

90% or above

90 credit hours or more

5

350

95 % or above

90 credit hours or more

6

350

90 %or above

120 credit hours or more

7

450

95 % or above

120 credit hours or more

8

450

90 % or above

150 credit hours or more

 

  1. The financial grants described in item (A) of this article are issued or credited at the end of the semester in which the student achieves the excellence indicated above.

Article (9)

The following general principles are adopted to help students benefit from the incentives referred to in Article (8) of these regulations:

  1. A student must have been enrolled for two semesters at the university.
  2. Any load of the students in the semester in which he / she excelled must not be less than (15) credit hours except for the semester in which the student is expected to graduate.
  3. He / she must not have been given any disciplinary punishment of a warning degree or above.

 

Grants for Offspring of the University’s employees

Article (10)

Subject to the provisions of Article (11) of these Regulations, Offspring of the university employees shall be given a discount rate for the fees of the hours registered in each semester based on their accumulative average, provided that they have registered for no less than (12) credit hours within their study plan during that semester:

Serial

Discount %

Cumulative Average %

1

50%

The First Semester

2

25%

60 – 67.9%

3

50%

68% - 75.9%

4

75%

76% - 89.9%

5

100%

90% and above

 

 

Article (11)

  1. Subject to the provisions of clause (b) of this Article, the grants provided in Article (10) of these regulations shall be applied during the period in which the employee is on his job at the University only.
  2. The grants provided in Article (10) of these regulations shall be applied to the offspring of the employees who have served at the University for a period of not less than ten years unless their service at the University ends due to a disciplinary action or loss of their jobs.
  3. The period of unpaid leaves shall be excluded from the period stated in clause (B) of this article.

 

 

Other University Grants

Article (12)

  1. Admitted siblings, husbands, and the parents of regular students at the University shall receive a 10% discount of the fees of the registered hours for each student until graduation.
  2. The third sibling shall be granted a discount of 15% on the credit hours tuition fees.
  3. The fourth sibling shall be granted a discount of 20% on the credit hours tuition fees.

 

Honoring Academically Outstanding Students

Article (13)

  1. Two lists shall be established at the University: The first is the "Honor List of Academically Outstanding Students at the Faculty / Faculty Honor List", and the second is the "Honor List of Academically Outstanding Students at the University / University Honor List ". These lists aim to reward academically outstanding students and encourage them to exert more continuous scientific effort.

 

  1. The first list referred to in paragraph (A) of this Article shall include the names of outstanding students in a semester who meet the following conditions:
  2. His / Her cumulative semester average is not less than 90%.
  3. His / her study semester load is not less than (15) credit hours.
  4. He / she has not been subject to a disciplinary punishment of the warning degree or above.
  5. The second list referred to in paragraph (A) of this Article shall include the names of outstanding students in a semester who meet the following conditions:
  6. His / Her cumulative semester average is not less than 95%.
  7. His / her study semester load is not less than (15) credit hours.
  8. He / she has not been subject to a disciplinary punishment of the warning degree or above.

Article (14)

The Director of the Admissions and Registration Department shall be assigned to prepare a list of the students who meet the conditions stated in clauses (b) and (c) of Article (13) of these regulations.

Article (15)

  1. Names of outstanding students who meet the requirements in clauses (b) and (c) of Article (13) of these regulations shall be in the Faculty’s list, and / or the University honor list.

 

 

Honoring Outstanding Students in University Activities

Article (16)

A list of outstanding students in university activities shall be established at the University, listing the names of outstanding students in one or more university activities in each semester who meet the following conditions:

 

  1. Participating in at least one university activity.
  2. Achieving an outstanding activity on individual or social level inside or outside the University, for example but not limited, Winning one of the top three places in a local, regional or international competition.

 

Article (17)

The Dean shall prepare a list of the students who meet the requirements of Article 16 of these regulations, together with a detailed report on their outstanding achievements in the university activities.

Article (18)

A certificate of appreciation shall be awarded to each student whose name is in the list of outstanding students in university activities.

Grants of Outstanding Athletes

Article (19)

The President shall form one or more committees either of qualified and specialist staff of the University or otherwise, and shall undertake the following:

  1. Conducting a personal interview with the candidates for the sports grant.
  2. Taking a skill test.
  3. Submitting lists consisting of the final results of all applicants and the names of candidates for grants, both new students and regular students who applied for the scholarship.

Standards and Degrees of Sports Excellence

Article (20)

The student is considered an outstanding athlete according to the following criteria:

  1. A superior athletic of first degree:

 

  1. Anyone who has been a member of a national team, and represented the Kingdom at an Olympic, regional, and Arab tournament, or at least one external tournament in a game of sports supervised by a sports federation of the Ministry of Youth or the Supreme Council of Youth.
  2. Anyone who was a member of a military team or a school team in the Kingdom schools, and represented Jordan in at least one international event.
  3. Anyone who was awarded the Golden, Silver or Bronze level of the Hassan Youth Award.
  1. A superior athletic of second degree:

 

  1. Anyone who was a member of a team of a premier or a first division club ,in a group or individual game, supervised by a sports federation of the federations of the Ministry of Youth or the Supreme Council for Youth.
  2. Anyone who was a player in one of the teams of directorate of education in the Kingdom.

 

  1. A superior athletic of third degree:
  2. A student who is a team member in a first class sport club, playing a group or individual sport, sponsored by a sports union or federation which is supervised by the Ministry of Youth or the Higher Council for Youth.
  3. Anyone who was a member of a military team, or a teacher, won the first place in a sports championship of the directorate of education in the Kingdom.
  4. Anyone who has been enrolled at the university for at least two semesters, and has become a key player, in one of the sports teams of the university, and proved outstanding competence, based on a report from the dean, and his participation in the university national and international championships.

 

Terms and Conditions of Applying to Sports Grants

Article (21)

The following conditions are required to apply for the grant:

  1. Submitting an application according to the form designed for this purpose.
  2. Meeting one of the criteria of sports excellence under a certificate of superior athletic or its equivalent.
  3. Passing the student personal interview or skill test in his/her superior sports teams.

 

 

Terms and Conditions of Continued Sports Grants

Article (22)

The following conditions shall be required to ensure the continuation of the grant:

  1. Commitment to practice sports activity with the university team inside and outside the university, according to the programs launched by the Deanship.
  2. The applicant shall not have any valid disciplinary penalty in his record on the level of a warning or above.

 

Criteria of Superlative Sports Excellence

Article (23)

  1. Adopting the following criteria of accepting applicants for sports excellence:

 

  1. 20% for General Secondary School Certificate.
  2. 20% for the level of sports excellence certificate (first, second or third degree).
  3. 20% of the level of the need priorities of the university teams (the nature of the game and the position in which the candidate plays.
  4. 40% for the practical test of the skills of the game.

 

b.Scores assigned to the level of sports excellence certificates shall be defined as follows

 

Score

Level of Certificate

ِA national team player who has already represented the Kingdom

20

The national team player

18

A player winning the first place in a group game or the player who won first place in the official championship at the level of the Kingdom in an individual game..

15

A school team player or club player winning the second place in a group game or a player winning the second place in the official championship at the level of the Kingdom in an individual game..

13

A player of the Directorate of Education winning the first place in the official championship at the level of the Kingdom, or a player of the club winning the third place in a group game or a player winning the third place in the official tournament at the level of the Kingdom in an individual game.

11

A player of the Directorate of Education winning the second place in the official tournament at the level of the Kingdom, or a player in the school team winning first place in the official championship at the level of the Directorate, or a club player winning one of the positions that follow the third place in the official championship at the level of the Kingdom in the game.

9

A player in the school team winning the third place in the official championship at the level of the Directorate.

7

A player of the Directorate of Education winning the third place in the official tournament at the level of the Kingdom, or a school team player winning the second place in the official championship at the level of the Directorate..

5

 

c.The Testing Committee shall decide on cases not mentioned in the table above.

 

Ratio of Sports Excellence Grants

Article (24)

  1. Athletes excelling according to the above criteria and conditions shall be awarded the following incentive grants:
  2. The excelling first class athlete shall be awarded a grant covering 40% of the credit hour tuition fees.
  3. The excelling second class athlete shall be awarded a grant covering 30% of the credit hour tuition fees.
  4. The excelling third class athlete shall be awarded a grant covering 20% of the credit hour tuition fees.

 

  1. Upon the recommendation of the President and the Dean, the Board may increase the ratio prescribed in clause (A) of this Article for outstanding students, provided that they shall not exceed (10%) of the credit hour tuition fees.

 

Artistic Excellence Grants

Article (25)

The President shall form one or more committees either of qualified and specialist staff of the University or otherwise, and shall undertake the following:

  1. Conducting a personal interview with the candidates for the artistic grant.
  2. Taking a skill test.
  3. Evaluating the technical work of the candidates.
  4. Submitting lists consisting of the final results of all applicants and the names of candidates for grants, both new students and regular students who applied for the scholarship.

Standards and Degrees of Artistic Excellence

Article (26)

The student shall be considered artistically outstanding according to the following criteria:

  1. A first class artistic excellence.

 

  1. Involving in one of the artistic groups at the level of the Directorate of Education in the Kingdom, which include: playing musical instruments, choir, theatrical representation, folk art, expressive dance, poetry, plastic arts, sculpture and photography.
  2. Being a member of one of the well-known artistic groups inside or outside the Kingdom, which participated in one of the local or international festivals or exhibitions which include the following groups: singing, playing, folk art, acting and expressive dancing, poetry, plastic arts, sculpture and photography.

 

  1. A second class artistic excellence:

Obtaining a training certificate in playing a musical instrument from one of the official accredited institutes inside or outside the Kingdom.

 

  1. A third class artistic excellence.
  2. Having the artistic talents mentioned in clause (A) of this article, and passed the skill test prepared by the Deanship at the beginning of each academic year successfully, and proved outstanding competence, and pledged to commit to participate in the activities of the Department throughout the years of study.

 

Terms and Conditions of Applying to Artist Grants

Article (27)

The following conditions are required to apply for the grant:

 

  1. Submitting an application according to the form designed for this purpose.
  2. Meeting one of the criteria of artistic excellence under a certificate of outstanding artist or its equivalent certified by the school or the concerned institute according to the type of his excellence
  3. Passing the student personal interview or skill test in his/her artistic excellence teams.

 

Terms and Conditions of Continued Artist Grants

Article (28)

The following conditions shall be required to ensure the continuation of the grant:

  1. Commitment to practice artistic activity with the university team inside and outside the university, according to the programs launched by the Deanship.
  2. The applicant shall not have any valid disciplinary penalty in his record on the level of a warning or above

 

Criteria of Superlative Sports Excellence

Article (29)

Adopting the following criteria of accepting applicants for sports excellence:

  1. 20% for General Secondary School Certificate.
  2. 20% for the level of artistic excellence certificate (first, second or third degree).
  3. 20% of the level of the need priorities of the University concerning the nature of the artistic excellence.
  4. 40% for the artistic levels of the applicants.

 

Ratio of Artistic Excellence Grants

Article (30)

  1. Artists excelling according to the above criteria and conditions shall be awarded the following incentive grants:
  2. The excelling first class artist shall be awarded a grant covering 40% of the credit hour tuition fees.
  3. The excelling second class artist shall be awarded a grant covering 30% of the credit hour tuition fees.
  4. The excelling third class artist shall be awarded a grant covering 20% of the credit hour tuition fees.

 

  1. Upon the recommendation of the President and the Dean, the Board may increase the ratio prescribed in clause (A) of this Article for outstanding students, provided that they shall not exceed (10%) of the credit hour tuition fees.

 

 

 

General Provisions of Sports, Artistic and Scientific Excellence Grants

Article (31)

  1. Applications for granting artistic, sports and scientific excellence shall be submitted to the Dean, who shall verify their conformity with the standards and conditions and shall submit them to the President.
  2. The number of grants awarded is (30) scholarships per academic year at the maximum, not exceeding 5% of the number of admissions per academic year, and shall distributed as follows:
    • A maximum of thirteen grants for sports excellence.
    • A maximum of thirteen grants for artistic excellence.
    • A maximum of four grants for winners of international academic awards.

 

Grants for Winners of International Academic Awards

Article (32)

  1. The following grants shall be awarded upon a decision by the Council of Deans:
  2. Grant of 40% of the credit hour fee to the first place winners.
  3. Grant of 30% of the credit hour fee to the second place winners
  4. Grant of 20% of the credit hour fee to the third place winners
  5. In order to have a continued grant, the student shall continue to practice the distinctive activity to which he / she is entitled throughout the course studies at the university.

 

  1. The President shall form a committee of qualified and specialist staff of the University which aims at the following:

 

  1. Evaluating the applications submitted to differentiate between the applicants and select the most suitable ones for the grant and determine the ratio of the grant.
  2. Submitting a list of the candidates for the grant to the to the President to discuss the matter with the Council of Deans
  3. Submitting a recommendation to the Board of Deans at the end of each semester showing the continuation or non-continuation of the student in practicing the distinctive activity that to practice the distinctive activity to which he / she is entitled him for the grant, for the purposes of continuing or not continuing to benefit from the grant.

 

Grants of the Sponsor

Article (33)

The University allocates (60) grants every academic year to the Sponsor according to the following conditions:

  1. The grant shall target only needy students.
  2. The grant shall not exceed 60 scholarships per academic year distributed to all faculties and departments.
  3. The grants of the Sponsor shall subject to the terms and conditions of these regulations.
  4. The grant should not exceed 75% of the credit hour fees and according to the status of the required specialty.
  5. Any grant offered under this Article shall take into account any deductions or grants offered to the applicant in accordance with these Instructions. The grant shall not collectively exceed the percentage stated in clause (d) of this Article.

 

General Provisions

Article (34)

  • Students may not receive more than one grant; discount or incentive at the same time and in the same semester and the higher grant or incentive shall be credited to them.
  • The student may not benefit from the discount offered to the siblings, husbands, parents and offspring of the university staff at the same time, and shall be awarded only the highest grant.
  • Subject to the provisions of clause (a) and (b) of this Article, incentives may be combined (as stated in Article 8 of these Regulations with the discounts and grants mentioned in these Regulations.
  • The student shall not be entitled to any of the grants mentioned in these regulations in the case of obtaining full or partial grant by an official or non-official body.

Article (35)

  1. The provisions of all grants, incentives, discounts and exemptions shall not be applied to repeated courses, remedial courses, or courses taken by the student from outside his / her study plan, students shall pay for these courses on their own..
  2. The provisions of all grants, incentives, discounts and exemptions shall not be applied to the courses studied by the student in the summer session.

Article (36)

  1. At the beginning of the academic year, the President shall form a special committee headed by one of his deputies, the membership of the Dean of Student Affairs, the assistant president for Administrative Affairs, and two university employees, who may be added when necessary, to study the financial aid cases of the new or old students.
  2. The Committee shall implement its work in strict confidentiality and submit its recommendations directly to the President.
  3. The President shall decide on the recommendation of the Committee to grant appropriate discounts to the student, provided that they shall not exceed 25% of the tuition fees of credit hours.

Article (37)

The Council may organize and approve additional grants and agreements in this regard at the beginning of each academic year upon the recommendation of the President as follows:

  1. Offering grants to the people of Madaba Governorate in support of the local community.
  2. Signing agreements between the university and the various schools in connection with offering grants to school students.
  3. Signing agreements between the university and embassies and official institutions in the Kingdom.
  4. Signing agreements between the University and external institutions, provided that they are approved by the Higher Education Council in accordance with the Jordanian Universities Law.
  5. Allocating grants to the Sponsor as stated in Article (33) of these regulations

 

Article (38)

Grants and incentives shall be issued in accordance with the regulations and financial regulations applicable at the University.

Article (39)

The previous regulations shall be applied to the offspring of the employees registered in the university before these regulations came into effect.

Article (40)

The President, the Dean and Financial Director, shall be responsible for implementing these regulations

Article (41)

The board shall decide on cases where no provision has been made thereon in the above regulations.

Article (42)

These regulations shall invalidate any former decisions or other regulations that contradict with these regulations.

Refund Policy

Regulations for Tuition Refund at the American University of Madaba No (1) of 2020

Issued on the Basis of Article “10” of the Law of Jordanian Universities

No. 18 of 2018

 

Article 1  These regulations shall be named “Regulations for Tuition Refund at the American University of Madaba of 2020” and shall go into effect after they have been duly approved.
Article 2

 

The financial provisions stipulated in these regulations shall apply to students who withdraw after completing registration and paying all tuition fees in the following cases:

a) Deferment of study, semester withdrawal, and withdrawal from the University.

b) Withdrawal from one or more courses unless one or more courses have been added instead of the withdrawn courses.  

Article 3 

 

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.

Article 4 

 

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.

Article 5 

 

The percentages mentioned in Articles (3) and (4) shall be refunded after calculating the discount granted on the credit hours fees, if any.

Article 6 

 

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

Article 7 

 

The refundable deposit shall be refunded to the student upon their withdrawal from the University and completion of the required acquaintance procedure.

Article 8 

 

Semester registration fee shall not be refunded in any case.

Article 9 

 

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.

Article 10 

 

These regulations shall be named “Regulations for Tuition Refund at the American University of Madaba of 2020” and shall go into effect after they have been duly approved.

Article 11 

 

These regulations cancel any previous regulations or Decisions in this regards.

 

Student Services

Library

The permanent and full-sized AUM Library will be constructed in Phase II of campus construction in accordance with the University Master Plan. However, we planned interim arrangements in Phase I to have sufficient space for library holdings, including books, reference materials, 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, we designed and constructed two large rooms to hold all library materials: one for science-related subjects, and the other for the humanities. Currently, the building of the Faculty of Business and Finance houses the two sets of materials. Each of these rooms has an area of 100 square meters (1230 square feet) and is fully furnished with shelves and stacks.

The library provides a collection of print and electronic resources. The book collection contains over 40,000 prints and a number of databases for e-journals and e-books. The library also accommodates both wired and wireless computer access.

The library organizes knowledge resources through technical methods of cataloging, classification, and indexing by using the Anglo-American Cataloguing Rule 2, the Dewey Decimal Classification, and the International Standard Bibliographic Description. Computers are used in all of the library’s services and activities, in addition to using a full integrated library system called Koha to support those services.

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

The permanent AUM Library is currently being designed and construction of the library is expected to be completed by end of 2016.

Standard library services provided to students include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • 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 cards. Circulation helps users with all procedures related to checking out and returning books, and is also responsible for shelving, locating missing books, and recalling books checked out to other users, among many other jobs.
  • Cataloging: The AUM Online Catalog is the main access point to the library's collections. The link below allows the student to use specialized catalogs and tools that provide access to additional AUM resources: http://library.aum.edu.jo/
  • Reserve Books Shelf: This shelf is found at the circulation desk. It contains copies of recommended books and other materials placed on reserve by teachers for students in specific classes. They are designated either for room use only or overnight loan.
  • 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. Reference Services assists students in finding books, using the on-line catalog, searching the card catalog, selecting resources, and answering general information questions. The Reference Section in this area includes encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases and other general and subject-specific reference books.
  • Internet Search: The AUM Library personnel are available to guide users in finding information on the World Wide Web. The library webpage on AUM's website provides links to its electronic databases and the library’s collection.
  • Printing, Scanning, and Photocopying: This service is provided to students to enable them to copy, print, and scan library materials at reasonable cost within the library premises according to regulations governing these processes.
  • 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.

Library Hours:

8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday–Thursday

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Saturday

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Tel: + 962 5 3294444 | Ext.: 1200

Fax: + 962 5 3294415


Medical Center

The Medical Center comprises a number of clinics equipped with state-of-the-art equipment and instruments, and supervised by a medical team. It provides good medical services to students, faculty, and staff, who are covered by medical insurance. The clinic is equipped with an ambulance for emergencies.

  • LOCATION: The ground floor in the Faculty of Business and Finance Building A at the western end. Building A is on the southern side of the University.
  • Standard medical services provided to students include, but are not limited to, the following:
  • AMBULANCE: In any case of emergency where hospital care is needed, patients are transferred to the nearest hospital by the ambulance with the accompaniment of a nurse.
  • LABORATORY: Our laboratory provides all the basic and necessary tests, such as complete blood count, and full chemistry tests including liver function test, kidney function test, and routine tests, which are performed by lab supervisors who can give the needed advice and explanations concerning the results.
  • PHARMACY: AUM pharmacy is a major service. The pharmacy is located inside the Health Center, and is staffed by a licensed pharmacist who is available during the working hours of the University.
  • STUDENT MEDICAL INSURANCE PLAN: All students are encouraged to maintain health insurance plans while enrolled at the University. Students should be aware of their health insurance plan and the scope of coverage. Students have various benefits related to the insurance company. They should check with the clinic when they have certain medical cases and the clinic transfers the case to the hospital to make sure they get the required treatment which is covered with certain percentage by the insurance company. 

EMERGENCY CONTACT: Tel. 053294444 Ext: 1800


Information Technology Center(IT) Services:

Access, Email, Course Registration, and eLearning

IT provides a wide range of computer services for staff, administration and students. Prospective students may apply and pay online at the AUM website. Wi-Fi access is available throughout the campus. The IT center maintains a centralized authentication system which allows students to access any of the IT services using one username and password. Each student is provided with an email account, access to the course registration portal, printing and the eLearning system.

The eLearning system provides faculty and students with a web-based tool that allows access to course materials, provides a place to submit assignments and serves as a portal for online quizzes and exams. The course registration portal allows for online course registration, the ability to view class grades, and access to the teacher evaluation system. In addition, there are several computer labs on campus; seven of them are general purpose computer labs, two are language labs, two IT facility and the other five are dedicated to the graphic design programs. All of the labs are available for use by students when class is not in session. The graphics design labs are open to graphic design students when no class is in session.

The IT center provides access to lecture halls and computer labs through a BMS (property management system). Full-service printing services are also available on campus. A student can print a file specifying paper size and type of printer, designate which of several printers it is to go to, then go to that printer and have the job printed out once they enter their ID. The IT center maintains AUM’s CCTV. This system provides remote video surveillance of all campus locations and monitors essential building services.

Working hours for the IT Department:

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Thursday

9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., Saturday

All reports may be received internally on phone number 2020

For external calls, pilot number is 053294444 EXT: 2004 | Fax: 053294440


Operations Department (OD)

The Operations Department (OD) is committed to providing distinguished services to AUM students and staff so that the students are fully satisfied. Accordingly, the opinions and remarks of the students which we receive through the phone or which are directly reported to OD and the transportation section contribute to the performance of OD so that the service is continuously upgraded tothe students’ satisfaction and to respond to their needs.

OD Sections

1. Security:

Duties include:

  • Providing a secure and safe AUM environment
  • Maintaining the security of AUM’s students, faculty and staff
  • Preserving the environment in compliance with public safety requirements
  • Protecting the properties of students, faculty and staff against theft, damage, or loss
  • Determining the preventive inspection equipment for persons and vehicles
  • Guarding the AUM main entrance and the student entrance, and organizing and inspecting the incoming and outgoing vehicles
  • Organizing the entry of visitors and assisting them in reaching the places they wish to visit
  • Organizing the visiting system through coordination with OD and recording the visitors' information in the visiting record
  • Providing night guarding for all the facilities on campus, such as the main entrance, sport complex, storehouses, engineering workshops, and all other premises of AUM
  • Organizing the traffic and parking inside the university
  • Organizing the entry of vehicles with permits into AUM campus and entering that information into the records of visitors and their vehicles
  • Organizing traffic inside and around AUM and assisting students to park their vehicles appropriately, and not allowing vehicles to enter the AUM campus without a permit, and activating the camera control system

2. Transportation:

The transportation service for AUM students covers all the areas in Amman and Madaba and is divided into several scheduled rounds.

Please refer to the AUM website for more information about transportation schedules: http://aum.edu.jo/main/students/transportation

3, Housekeeping:

An important task of the ODis to maintain all areas, including lecture rooms,offices, labs and public areas, and keep them clean and well organized, as well as keeping all the AUM environment at highly desirable ambience.

4. Agriculture services:

One of the most important goals that we are achieving at the American University of Madaba is to create a clean and green environment. Since its beginnings, AUM has planted several types of trees and plants in order to transform the desert nature of the area into a green oasis, and the campus into a healthy one.

 

Food & Beverage Services (Catering)

AUM canteens and the main restaurant ensure that the campus food services provide a wide range of exceptional, affordable, homemade and nutritious food options to its students, faculty and staff through excellent services.

In addition to valuing AUM students, faculty, staff and guests, Food & Beverage Services ensures that equipment and furniture are well-designed and kept well-maintained.

The catering personnel are responsible for the efficient and effective day-to-day operations of food and beverage services on campus, taking into consideration adherence to food quality standards, staff, faculty and student’s satisfaction, and monitoring prices and menu.

Our chef uses the freshest ingredients and personal attention to ensure that each meal not only tastes delicious, but also has a beautiful presentation, and that the catering menu is an excellent representation of what is most popular.

Department of Sports and Physical Activities

This department aims to promote sport activities on campus with an attempt to contribute to the upbringing of young people, following the proverb “a sound mind in a sound body”, to make them aware of the importance of fair play, self-improvement and sport achievements. The department aims to have a sophisticated quality of participation in sport competitions, and to give the opportunity for talented students to obtain a high quality education and training by providing all facilities and possibilities. These are put at the disposal of students at all times.

The Department of Sports and Physical Activities is primarily concerned with the well-being of students, physically and mentally, by graduating health and sport conscious students, provided with physical education appropriate for them. This will help them to gain the motor skills to perform a variety of physical activities and to acquire physical knowledge and self-motives for a healthy lifestyle in a rapidly changing society. The department aims to educate, develop and train student–athletes, build leadership qualities and attributes of teamwork, and instill the concept of winning inside and outside the field of play.

The goals of this department include, but are not limited to, the following:

  1. To encourage students to spend their free time in doing simple physical and mental activities by coordinating with the student affairs to send emails and putting up posters in the university about the department and its facilities.
  2. To provide specialized training programs like swimming programs and strengthening programs for students under the supervision of certified professional athlete trainers that hold a master and bachelor’s degree
  3. To welcome students who wish to use the facilities at the sports complex in their free time
  4. To form sport teams
  5. To activate the relationship between the university and the local community
  6. To coordinate with the designated Faculty regarding the syllabi of Sports 1, 2, and 3 courses offered as university requirements
  7. To raise awareness of sports culture among students by giving health and sport culture awareness classes within the Sport 1, 2 and 3 courses
  8. To care for and attend to talented students’ needs and work to improve their technical and skill levels.

Services provided to students and administrators:

  1. The Department of Sports and Physical Activities provides the following services:
  2. Providing a learning environment for Sports 1, 2, and 3 courses
  3. Supervising students who come to the sports complex for exercise through giving them training programs for both groups of students and individuals
  4. Training sport teams, basketball and football by AUM coaches (Those teams are selected by our coaches in trial sessions.)
  5. Offering special training programs to meet the individual needs of the athlete and take into consideration many factors: gender, age… as a program for general fitness for groups or individuals, and courses in the coming future about nutrition and swimming for administrators, including the use of the Sport Complex facilities
  6. Physical therapy and sport rehabilitation services to our students as needed.

Facilities

AUM was officially established in 2005 and construction of the campus began shortly thereafter. The first students were admitted in Fall 2011. The campus was officially inaugurated by HM King Abdullah II in May 2013.

The state-of-the-art campus was conceived to be highly sustainable and environmentally friendly with the goal to intelligently apply the best scientific and ethical principles for the care and sustainability of God's creations. Some of the innovative features of the AUM campus include:

  • Pedestrian-friendly campus accessed by walking and biking
  • Self-contained geothermal power network and environmental Building Management System
  • Comprehensive IT and communications system (including always-on WI-FI)
  • Architecturally enhanced library designed to maximize student study and interaction (to be built)
  • Fully equipped athletic complex including an Olympic-sized in-door swimming pool
  • On-site campus residence (living) facilities available for female students (under construction)
  • Campus restaurants and cafeterias and an internet café
  • Student health-care center
  • Campus security

Construction of the campus is planned for three phases. Phase 1 covers 40% of the total university buildings and most of the physical infrastructure and is essentially complete. This phase includes the following:

1. Faculty of Science – 4 academic departments (13,000 m2)

2. Faculty of Business and Finance – 6 academic departments (12,000 m2)

3. Engineering workshops – lab space for 3 academic departments (1,800 m2)

4. IT and control center – central campus computing facilty (500 m2)

5. Student Dormitory – for female students (3,500 m2)

6. Students’ Activities Complex – Student union (1,800 m2), restaurant (1,200 m2)

7. Sports Complex – swimming pool, gym, indoor playgrounds (5,000 m2)

8. Outdoor Sports Complex – football, other sports areas (23,000 m2)

9. Central Warehouse (1,000 m2)

10. Underground Water Reservoir (2,000 m2)

11. Sewage and Wastewater Treatment Plan

12. Main and Peripheral Gate

13. Peripheral Wall and Fence (4 kilometers)

14. Ring Road (1.8 kilometers)

15. Students’ Car Park and Bus Terminal

16. Electricity Substation (11 MWatt)

Phase 2 is scheduled to commence construction in 2015 and is expected to be completed within 2 years. Phase 3 will commence about 2 years following the completion of Phase 2.