Civil Engineering


The Civil Engineering Department at the American University of Madaba focuses on four major subject areas; Structural, Environmental, Geotechnical, and Transportation Engineering, and provides a comprehensive understanding of each area by a highly qualified professors who graduated from top universities around the globe. The Department has many up-to-date laboratories that enhance students’ basic engineering knowledge. Students graduating from the five-year program through a well-designed and thorough study plan will attain a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Civil Engineering which is accredited by the Jordanian Ministry of Higher Education.

The curricula are designed to create a solid academic knowledge embedded in its graduates, on one hand, and to provoke their innovative scientific sense on the other. The Program prepares its graduates to excel in their professional careers, be involved in helping to solve local and global engineering issues, and work in contemporary research fields. 


The Civil Engineering Department strives to become recognized as a regional, national and international leader in engineering education, research and community services by producing top-quality civil engineers and employing principles of constant quality improvement to enhance its program.


The mission of the Civil Engineering Department is to serve the people of Jordan by providing a broad and high-quality education to its students for a successful professional career, to conduct strong basic and applied research for national needs as well as to serve the industry, civil engineering profession and the community at large through innovative solutions, dissemination of knowledge and advancement of civil engineering in major areas of the profession.


Graduates of the Civil Engineering program will:

  • Engage in professional careers in a broad range of civil engineering areas in public and private sectors in Jordan; or successfully pursue advanced studies and careers in academia or in other research environments.
  • Advance in responsibility and leadership in their careers and engage in continuous professional development to respond to rapidly evolving technological and social challenges.
  • Contribute to the welfare of the society and the development of the profession through responsible practice of engineering and involvement in professional organizations.


Department Laboratories

Lab Name Location Description
Environmental Engineering lab   This Lab is intended to prepare students to practice basic water quality analyses. Gravimetric, volumetric and spectrophotometric analytical methods are used to determine quality parameters of raw water, finished water and wastewater. Parameters tested include Alkalinity, Hardness, Salinity and solids, BOD and COD among others.
Construction Material Lab Engineering Labs’ Building Teaching student to test normal consistency and setting time of cement past, fresh and mechanical properties of mortar, sieve analysis of aggregate, specific gravity of aggregate, unit weight of aggregate, abrasion test of aggregate, fresh and mechanical properties of concrete, mechanical properties of steel, tests on wood (Mechanical and Visual), impact test on steel, hardness test on metals.
Structural Engineering Lab   In this lab a set of experiments is performed that covers the introduction to instrumentation and testing techniques. Equilibrium of forces, Equilibrium of parallel forces, Forces in a truss, Bending moment in a beam, Shear force in a beam, Continuous and indeterminate beams, Beam and cantilever deflection, Bending moment influence lines, Bending stress in a beam, Two hinged arch, Deflection of frames, Reinforced concrete beam.
Geotechnical Lab   A set of experiments are performed that cover the following: Soil Description and Identification, Moisture Content, Organic content, Specific gravity, Sieves and Hydrometer Analysis; Atterberg Limits (Liquid, Plastic and Shrinkage Limits); Compaction; Permeability tests (constant and falling head); Consolidation; Swell test; Direct Shear; Unconfined Compression test; Triaxial Compression test.
Highway Lab   A set of experiments is performed to cover properties of highway materials, including aggregates, asphalt binder, and mixtures. Hot Mix Asphalt (HMA) aggregate gradation, blending procedure, volumetrics, Superpave binder testing and specifications.
Surveying lab SA-G04 A set of experiments is performed that teaches fundamentals of surveying methods as applied to construction layout, use of level and total station for location and control of structures, vertical and horizontal control, and area determination


Civil Engineering Department Activities

  • Offered the first on-line course (Energy and the Environment) in AUM as part of a collaborative exchange between AUM and Gannon University in 2013
  • Ranked first in the Jordanian Universities Bridge Contest held at the University of Jordan in 2014
  • Ranked first in the Jordanian competency test for Civil Engineering among all Jordanian universities in 2016
  • Faculty members obtained funding for research projects through AUM’s Faculty of Research
  • Two faculty members of academic staff gave lectures for undergraduate and graduate students at Technical University of Iaşi (TUIASI) in Romania, as part of an ERASMUS+funded project; and a MoU has been arranged between AUM and TUIASI.
  • Faculty members have participated in many international conferences.


Study Plans
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