Quality assurance and accreditation of engineering education in Jordan

Faisal Aqlan, Omar Al-Araidah, Tarek Al-Hawari

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Abstract

This paper provides a study of the quality assurance and accreditation in the Jordanian higher education sector and focuses mainly on engineering education. It presents engineering education, accreditation and quality assurance in Jordan and considers the Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) for a case study. The study highlights the efforts undertaken by the faculty of engineering at JUST concerning quality assurance and accreditation. Three engineering departments were accorded substantial equivalency status by the Accreditation Board of Engineering and Technology in 2009. Various measures of quality improvement, including curricula development, laboratories improvement, computer facilities, e-learning, and other supporting services are also discussed. Further assessment of the current situation is made through two surveys, targeting engineering instructors and students. Finally, the paper draws conclusions and proposes recommendations to enhance the quality of engineering education at JUST and other Jordanian educational institutions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)311-323
Number of pages13
JournalEuropean Journal of Engineering Education
Volume35
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 23 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Education
  • Engineering(all)

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