University Catalog

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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

Member

Member

Member

Member

Member

Member

Member

Member

Member

Member

Member

 

Deans' Council

Prof. Nabil Ayoub

President

Prof. Osamah Haddad

Vice President

Acting Dean of Faculty of Engineering

Prof. Basem F. Dababneh
Acting Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences

Prof. Muhannad Al Rosan
Dean of Scientific Research
Acting Dean of Faculty of Business & Finance

Prof. Naif Haddad
Dean of Faculty of Architecture and Design

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

Dr. Wafa AlKhadra
Acting Dean of Faculty of Languages & Communication
   
     
     

 

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

 

Admission and Registration

The following certificates are acceptable for admission to the American University of Madaba:

The Jordanian General Secondary School Certificate (Tawjihi), SAT ΙI, IB, IGCSE, GCE and other non-Jordanian certificates accompanied by a Jordanian equivalency certificate issued by Jordan’s Ministry of Education.

Required Documents:

For Freshmen

  • Original copy of the Jordanian General Secondary Certificate (or equivalent)
  • A certified copy of the candidate's birth certificate
  • A certified copy of the candidate's personal identification card (for Jordanians) or passport (for non-Jordanians)
  • A copy of the Military Service Booklet or Service Exemption Certificate (for Jordanians)
  • Three recent passport-sized color photos

 

For Transfer Students

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

  • Official transcript from the previous university certified by Jordan’sMinistry of Higher Education &Scientific Research
  • Description of all courses taken
  • Clearance and good conduct certificate from the previous university (for transfers from Jordanian universities)

 

Note:AUM accepts transfer students only from accredited universities

 

Document Authentication

  • Certificates issued outside Jordan must beauthenticated by the Embassy of Jordan in the country of origin and by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jordan
  • Secondary School certificates issued outside Jordan must be authenticated by the Embassy of Jordan in the country of origin and Jordan’s Ministry of Education
  • University certificates issued outside Jordan must be authenticated bythe Embassy of Jordan in the country of originand the Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education & Scientific Research.

 

 

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. 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.

 

 

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 Granting the Bachelor’s Degree

Regulations Number (1) of 2012

Regulations for Granting the Bachelor’s Degree at the American University of Madaba

Issued in accordance with the provisions of Paragraph (B/11) Article (17)

Of the Jordanian Universities Law of 2009 and its Amendments

Article 1

  1. This regulation shall be titled “Regulations for granting the Bachelor’s Degree at the American University of Madaba of 2012 and its amendments”, and shall be effective after it has been approved.
  2. Unless the context indicates otherwise, the following terms and expressions, wherever mentioned below, shall have the following designated meanings:

University

:

American University of Madaba

Dean

:

Dean of the student’s faculty

Faculty           

:

Any of the university faculties

Department

:

Any department in the faculty

Academic Semester

:

Fall (First) or Spring (Second) Semester of each academic year

 

Article 2

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

 

Curricula

Article 3

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.

 

Article 4

  1. Curricula are based on the credit hour system.
  2. The credit hours of each course are set on the basis that each weekly lecture or seminar is equivalent to a credit hour. 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 no fewer than two lab or practical hours.

 

Article 5   The curriculum of each specialization in which the Bachelor’s Degree is awarded includes the following:

First: University Requirements

  1. University requirements 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.
  2. The following points shall be taken into consideration as regards the “Military Science” course:
  3. “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.
  4. 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 public or private 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. The “Civic Education” course is compulsory for all Jordanian students, and elective for others. Those who opt not to study it are required to study any other course instead.
  2. All students are required to pass the required placement tests for university requirements or pass the corresponding remedial courses. Although such courses are offered outside the curricula, they shall, however, count in the credit loads of the students.

 

 

 

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.
  2. Compulsory and elective courses are distributed properly by the department.
  3. 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.
  4. Departments may structure their curricula so as to include a minor specialization from within or outside the faculty.
  5. The faculty, or department, may propose an interdisciplinary program including a number of specializations at the level of the faculty or university.

 

  1. Each course is allotted three credit hours; in special cases, however, the number may be decreased to less than three-credit hours, and may be increased up to six credit hours with the exception of remedial courses and swimming which are assigned a one-credit hour each.

Article 6

  1. Taking into consideration what is stated in Article (5) concerning “Military Science”, the cumulative average of the courses included in the curriculum of the department in which the student is enrolled shall be calculated.
  2. The curriculum comprises: university requirement courses, faculty requirement courses, compulsory and elective department requirement courses, and ancillary courses. In addition, it may contain free courses of no more than 6 credit hours.
  3. A course description shall be provided for each course in conformity with its title and the number of credit hours assigned to it.
  4. Each department makes available a guiding study plan in which courses are distributed over eight or ten semesters (excluding summer sessions), depending on the number of semesters specified for each specialization.

Article 7

  1. Compulsory and elective major courses are offered from the courses of the department. Some courses, however, may be offered from other departments upon mutual understanding between the two departments.
  2. Compulsory courses required by the curriculum shall be offered at least once in each academic year.
  3. Elective courses of the curriculum shall be offered at least once every four semesters.
  4. Each curriculum specifies the number of credit hours for the various requirements in accordance with the criteria of accreditation and quality control.

Article 8

  1. Courses of the curriculum shall be classified on the basis of four or five levels.
  2. Pre– or co-requisites of each course, if applicable, shall be specified.
  3. Each course shall have a number indicating its level.
  4. The number of lectures, number of weekly lab or practical hours, and number of credit hours for each course shall be clearly indicated against each course.
  5. Students are not allowed to study any course without successfully finishing its prerequisite. Otherwise, registration and the grade obtained in such a course shall be cancelled.
  6. 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, provided they have previously studied the prerequisite course but did not pass it. Students who have completed 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.
  7. 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 Study Load

Article 9

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, Faculty of Health Sciences (Department of Pharmacy), and Faculty of Architecture and Design (Department of Architecture) where the duration of study is ten semesters or five years.

2.      Students are not allowed to obtain the Bachelor’s Degree in less than three years in all faculties, except for the Faculty of Engineering, the Department of Pharmacy and the Department of Architecture where four years shall be the minimum. The academic year means two regular academic semesters.

3.      The maximum duration of study for a student registered for the Bachelor’s Degree shall not exceed seven years in Engineering, Pharmacy, and Architecture Departments, and six years in other departments.

  1. 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.

c.        

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 student’s 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 the minimum credit load, or the students who cannot find courses of their curricula in which to register.

2.      The maximum study load for a Bachelor’s Degree student shall be 18 credit hours in a regular semester. Students can add three more credit hours if their cumulative grade average in the previous semester, including the summer session, was no less than 80%

3.      Students are permitted to register for additional three credit hours above the maximum allowed study load in the semester they are expected to graduate.

4.      In the summer session, the maximum study load shall be 9 credit hours.

5.      The maximum study 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.

  1. Students enrolled for obtaining the Bachelor’s Degree shall be classified into four or five levels: first year, second year, third year, fourth year, and fifth year. Students are classified as second-year, third-year, fourth-year, or fifth-year students if they have successfully completed no less than 33, 66, 99, and 132 credit hours, respectively.
  2. A student who is enrolled in any of the Bachelor’s Degree programs at the university shall not enroll at the same time in any other program at the university regardless of its type or level.

Attendance

Article 10

  1. 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.
  2. Students are not allowed to be absent for more than 15% of the credit hours of the course.
  3. If students exceeds the 15% absence limit from a course without a medical or compelling excuse accepted by the dean of the faculty offering the course, they shall be deprived from taking its final exam and the 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.
  4. 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, he or she 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 entered for 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 20% of the class hours; otherwise, they are considered “withdrawn”, and shall be subject to the withdrawal regulations.
  5. Taking into consideration the provisions of Article (17g), students whose absence in a course has exceeded the 15% limit without an excuse recommended by the instructor and approved by the dean after the end of the withdrawal period shall be deprived from that course. The Director of Admission and Registration shall thereafter be notified of this measure.
  6. A medical excuse must be issued or approved by the university physician. 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.
  7. Faculty deans, faculty members, instructors, and the director of Admission and Registration shall be responsible for the execution of the above-mentioned regulations of attendance.

Exams, Grades, and Averages

Article 11

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

Grades are distributed among exams and related assignments as follows:

Means of Evaluation

Grade

Midterm Exam

30%

Participation, Assignments & Quizzes

10%

Research Project(s) & Term Paper(s)

20%

Final Exam

40%

Total

100%

The Deans’ Council may, upon the recommendation of the Faculty Council, approves 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 as indicated in (1) above shall, therefore, be calculated as follows:

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 for these courses, provided that they get the approval of the faculty council.

  1. 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 which 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 12

  1. In the case of multiple-section courses, the department chair shall appoint one of the course instructors as a 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.
  2. In the case of a course taught by more than one instructor, the department chair shall appoint one of the course instructors as a 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 13

  1. Non-final exam papers, after being corrected and graded, shall be returned to students within four days of the date of the exam.
  2. 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.
  3. Detailed grade records in percentage form and the final grades for 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.
  4. 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 72 hours from the date of the final exam.

 

 

Article 14

  1. 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 makeup exam. If, on the other hand, the absence was without an acceptable excuse, students get a “zero” grade in that exam.
  2. 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.
  3. Taking into consideration Article (10f) of these regulations, faculty deans convey their decision of accepting the excuses presented by students who absent themselves from an announced final exam of a course to the course instructor to give them a makeup exam, provided that the makeup exam is conducted no later than the second week of the following semester in which the student has enrolled. The dean also conveys his or her decision to the Director of Admission and Registration. Students must submit their excuses to the faculty dean within a week from the date of the exam they missed.
  4. If a student deferred the study for the semester following the semester in which the absence from the final exam of a course occurred, he or she must take the makeup exam in the first semester in which he or she returns to regular study.
  5. An “Incomplete” grade is recorded for a course in which the student was absent from its final exam with an acceptable excuse.
  6. 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 total, until a decision is taken concerning the final exam grade.
  7. Taking into consideration what is stated in items (c, d, e) in this article, if the student does not take the makeup final exam on its assigned date according to these regulations, a zero grade is given for that exam.

Article 15

  1. students can request a review of their grade of 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 or she 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, then the error shall be corrected in coordination with the course instructor and the head of the department.
  2. The student shall pay a fee of JD 10 for each requested final grade review.

Article 16

  1. The final grade for any course is calculated and rounded to the nearest whole number out of 100%.

b.       

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 students, be they passed or failed, in that semester in accordance with their curriculum.

3.      Taking into consideration Article (18c) of these regulations, the cumulative grade average is the average of all courses studied by students, 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.

c.        

1.      The minimum “pass” grade in any course is 50%, and the minimum final grade is 35%, which is termed “university zero”.

2.      A verbal evaluation is assigned below for each grade percentage range of individual courses:

90 -100%               Excellent

80 - 89 %               Very Good

70 - 79 %               Good

60 - 69 %               Fair

50 - 59 %               Weak

Below 50 %                       Fail

3.      A verbal evaluation is assigned below for each percentage range of 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 17

  1. If the cumulative average of the student is below 60% in any semester, excluding the first semester of enrollment at the University and the summer session, that student will be placed on probation.

b.       

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.

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 or more of their curriculum, including the courses that have been transferred from another academic institution, are excluded from this penalty.

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, and is given one additional semester (excluding the summer session) to raise cumulative average to 60% or above. If the student fails to do so, he or she shall be dismissed from the specialization.

4.      Taking into consideration the provisions of items (b2 and b3) of this article, a dismissed student from the specialization due to obtaining a cumulative average below 59% may be permitted to transfer to the special study. In this case, two semesters (excluding the summer session) are given to him or her to raise the cumulative average to the minimum permitted average (60%). In case the student fails to do so, he or she will be dismissed permanently from the specialization. This item does not apply to students whose cumulative average is below 50%.

  1. A student shall be considered as dismissed from the university if his or her cumulative average falls below 50% in any semester following the first semester of enrollment at the university.

d.       

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 the low cumulative average, the ultimate and definitive decision of dismissal shall be taken as the grades of that semester are completed, and the 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 (d1) of this article, students are 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 regulations for the special study program.

3.      The study program of the student, in this case, is arranged, using a commitment form prepared by the Department of Admission and Registration, including the academic status of the student and university regulations.

  1. A student who has been dismissed from a specialization for any reason shall not be readmitted into the same specialization.
  2. Decisions of deprivation, 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.
  3. 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 Department of Admission and Registration, or notifying students of such matters by email or by short text messages are considered a notification in the legal sense.

Repeating Courses

Article 18

  1. Taking into consideration Article (28), students who get a “Fail” grade in any compulsory course of their curriculum must repeat that course.
  2. Students may repeat any course of curriculum only once to raise their cumulative average if their grade in that course is less than 60%.

c.        

1.      If a student repeats a course, the new grade is recorded as it is.

2.      Only the new grade shall be calculated in the semester and cumulative average.

  1. 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.
  2. 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 grades in the semester and cumulative average. This procedure is executed immediately after the student has completed the compensating course, and upon submission of a written statement that this course is compensating for another course and that he or she will not repeat the compensated-for course another time.
  3. Taking into consideration Article (25) 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 19

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 20

a.        

1.      Students are 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 transcripts.

2.      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.

3.      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.

  1. 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.
  2. 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 13 weeks from the beginning of the regular semester and 6 weeks from the beginning of the summer session.


 

Discontinuation and Deferment of Study

Article 21

  1. Taking into consideration item (e) of this article, the maximum period of deferment of study shall not exceed two consecutive or non-consecutive semesters.
  2. Students may submit a petition to defer their study before the beginning of the semester, and no later than the end of the semester they wish to defer, provided that they supply convincing reasons to the competent authorities entitled to grant approval as follows:
  1. The faculty dean, if the requested deferment is for one semester.
  2. The faculty council, if the requested deferment is for a period exceeding one semester, but not for more than two consecutive or non-consecutive semesters.
  1. 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 the student has submitted a compelling excuse convincing to the competent authorities, and a vacancy is available in his or her specialization, as follows:
  1. The faculty council, if the discontinuation of study has not exceeded one semester.
  2. The Deans’ Council, if the discontinuation of study has exceeded one semester and does not exceed two 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 at least 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 22

  1. 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 50% of 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. 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.
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Taking into consideration Article (26c) of these regulations, if a student is admitted into the University as a new freshman, and if he or she has 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 he or she was admitted, no more than 50% of the courses in the curriculum of the specialization to which he or she has transferred shall be counted, without computing his or her grades in the student’s semester or cumulative average, provided that their grade in each of those courses was not less 50%.
  4. 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 he or she was admitted into the university, and if those courses fall within the curriculum of the new specialization in which he or she was 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.
  5. 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 23

  1. 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 no disciplinary measure above ‘forewarning’ was inflicted on them, and 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.

 

b.       

1.      When students transfer 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

2.      If a student studied a course in the specialization to which he or she has transferred, and that course had been studied in the previous specialization, and the student does not want that course to be counted at the time of transfer, that course shall be considered as a repeated course.

3.      Students may not be allowed to transfer from one specialization to another more than three times.

c.        

1.      If a student discontinues his or her study for a semester because he or she 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.

2.      As for the student who has been dismissed from a specialization and wishes to transfer to another specialization, and if his or her discontinuation of study has exceeded one semester, but has not yet completed the transfer procedures, he or she shall be considered as dismissed from the university.

3.      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 he or she meets the conditions mentioned in item (a) of this Article.

 

         

Article 24

  1. 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 the University or from another university.
  2. Transfer students shall be considered as new students for the purposes of deferment, probation, and dismissal from specialization.
  3. Transfer applications shall be submitted, according to Article (23a) of these regulations, to the Director of Admission and Registration using the forms prepared for this purpose.
  4. Student petitions for transfer from one specialization to another shall be decided upon as illustrated in Article (22b) of these regulations.

Article 25

  1. University students are allowed to study no more than 18 credit hours in any other accredited university, provided that the registered courses are not offered at AUM during the said period and these credits shall be transferred according to the following conditions:
  2. Students shall be regularly enrolled at the University.
  3. Students shall have completed at least 33 credit hours at the University.
  4. Students 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.
  5. These credits shall be transferred if the student has passed them and obtained a minimum grade of “Fair” or 60% or its equivalent, and studied them in a regular program of study requiring attendance, but they shall not be computed in the cumulative average.
  6. These credit hours shall not be studied in the last semester before graduation.
  7. The number of credit hours students must study at the University shall not, subsequently, go below 60% of the required courses in their curriculum.
  8. 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 he or she is 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.
  9. Students may study no more than 36 credit hours in another university in case there is a signed agreement with that university in accordance with the provisions stated in items (1-6) of paragraph (a) of this article.

Bachelor’s Degree Requirements

Article 26

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

a.        

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, and not exceeding the maximum limit, as stipulated in Article (9) of these regulations.
  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.

 

 

General Rules

Article 27

  1. Taking into consideration Article (25-a-6) of these regulations, 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 28

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 he or she is 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 notified in writing of this arrangement.

2.      The Deans’ Council may, at their discretion, approve a student’s studying one or two alternative courses for medical reasons or other compelling circumstances.

  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 his or her cumulative average is 60% or above.
  2. If students have 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 Deans’ Council 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 29

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 30

If a student is admitted in a specialization after he or she has 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 he or she has been admitted, the courses he or she choose from among them shall be recorded along with the grades, which will be computed in the 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.
  2. One semester from the maximum time limit for graduation shall be deducted for each 15 credit hours entered.
  3. If a student studied a special study course in the specialization in which he or she was admitted, and he or she did not wish this course to be counted at the time of admission, this course will be considered as a repeated course.

Article 31

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

Article 32

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 33

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

Article 34

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

Article 35

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, 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 36

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

Article 37

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

 

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.