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
  • The University offers ATM service in cooperation with Al Ettihad Bank
  • 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)