Faculty of Engineering

Strategic plan

Purpose of the Faculty of Engineering Strategic Plan 


Engineering touches on all aspects of civilization. Great works of humankind, from the construction of Petra to the creation of the internet, are marvels of engineering.

Engineering is an evolving discipline that reinvents itself to explore and create solutions to new problems. Progress in engineering is driven by the application of varied fields of human understanding and subject to chainsof rapid enlightenment brought about by advances in technology.

Thus, while strategic planning is important for any organization, it is crucial for an engineering faculty. Its role is two-fold: leadership in creating revolutionary technological advances through scientific discovery; and education of students who will have a significant positive impact on society.

The process of strategic planning in an academic environment is unique, in part because the inputs and the outputs of the academic endeavor and the value that they add are not often readily quantifiable. We have endeavored to include intangibles in the process, tempering the values that scientists and engineers traditionally assign to metrics and balancing it with a healthy respect for elusive but very real qualities, such as collegiality, integrity, and leadership.


EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Faculty of Engineering at the Hashemite University is recognized for its academic excellence at undergraduate programs in its eight academic departments: Civil, Mechanical, Industrial, Electrical, Mechatronics, Biomedical, Computer, and Architectural Engineering. The faculty has 78 faculty members, 8 teaching assistance, 34 staff and technicians and 40 laboratory administrators. In addition to the engineering workshop staff composed of 16 engineers and technicians.

Most of the faculty members are Fellows of their societies. The research at the faculty have been growing rapidly.

The Faculty of Engineering vision is to become the leading engineering faculty in the region for providing education, research, technology transfer, and community services.

A task force comprised of the faculty members, staff, and administrative leaders met over a period of several months in 2007 to discuss and define the faculty core purposes and values. Stakeholders  input was gathered from students, administrators, faculty members, staff, alumni, industry advisory board members, and various community constituents. The essence and rationale of the faculty goals and strategies are drawn from the vision of the Ministry of Higher Education, policies, and strategies; the university vision, mission, and strategies, the faculty SWOT analysis, and the vision and mission of the faculty. The outcome of their deliberations was summarized in the faculty strategic plan that describes the position of the faculty today, its strengths and weaknesses, specific goals of where it wants to be in 2012, and a clear roadmap of specific strategies and actions that need to be taken in order to achieve those goals.
 

Below is the Summary of the Strategic Plan in PDF Format (in Arabic):

Strategic Plan