Al-Ahliyya Amman University
|Scientific Research Methodology
|Skills required to conduct scientific research data collection, resource survey, analysis and discussion of information and formulation of conclusions. Styles of technical writing with application to research papers and reports.
|Earthquake Structural Engineering
|Effects of earthquakes on structures and of design of structures to resist earthquake motions; earthquake mechanisms and ground motions; response of structures to earthquake motions; behavior of materials, structural elements and assemblages subjected to earthquakes; principles of earthquake-resistant design practice; soil-structure interaction; and special topics.
|Building Information Modelling Theory & Practice
|This course introduces Building Information Modelling (BIM) as sets of standard processes for managing information across project?s lifecycle. The module addresses BIM as a collaborative process, supported by a range of technologies, and introduces concepts of structured collaboration, data exchange, interoperability, project task and implementation plan for BIM, and life cycle information management.
|Advanced Mechanics of Materials
|Tensor algebra, theory of elasticity, stress functions, stress-strain relationships, the torsion problem, non-symmetric bending, curved beams, elastically supported beams, failure theories.
|Advanced Structural Dynamics
|Analysis of single and multi-degree-of-freedom structures subjected to various types of excitations and initial conditions; computational aspects of dynamic analysis; introduction to approximate methods of analysis; finite element formulation of equations of motion; advanced analysis techniques for discrete parameter systems; investigation of damping; analysis of continuous systems; applications to civil engineering structures.
|Matrix Structural Analysis
|Matrix formulation of the force and displacement methods, direct stiffness method, special considerations in formulation including non-prismatic members, rigid offsets and flexible ends.
|Engineering Project Management
|This course provides a foundation to the practice and profession of project management and introduces students to the range of management issues that are incorporated under the term ?management of projects? such as: Project Strategy, Stakeholder Management and Selection, Scheduling Techniques, Cost estimation and Control, Project Procurement, and Lifecycle Management and Change Control.
|Finite Element Method in Structural Engineering
|TTheory of finite element, virtual work, formulation for trusses, beams and frames, plane stress problems, plane strain, axisymmetric and solid elastic elements, isoparametric formulation and implementation, plate and shell elements, application of the method using ready software packages.
|Advanced Bridge Engineering
|Classification of bridges superstructures and substructures; bridge loadings according to AASHTO standards and other standards; transfer and longitudinal distribution; modeling and analysis of bridge decks; orthotropic plate theory and its application; composite bridges; girder slab and multi-beam types pre-stressed concrete bridges; design of reinforced and pre-stressed concrete bridges; bearing systems; software applications in bridge analysis.
|Advanced Special Topics in Civil Engineering
|Structured presentation of new and developing areas of knowledge in civil engineering offered by the faculty in their specialized areas of expertise to augment the formal courses available.
|Model International Construction Contracts
|This module thoroughly analyzes international model contracts used in the context of construction contracts all over the world like (FIDIC), (NEC) and (JCT), with extra focus on FIDIC, the most applied model contract worldwide. Therefore, it studies the legal nature of the contracts concluded in accordance with FIDIC, and also discusses FIDIC editions, applications and types. In addition, it explains obligations of contracting parties to FIDIC and the role and obligations of the Contractor during preparation, execution and delivery phases. It further discusses the role, obligations of the engineer in the contracting, execution and delivery stages. Also, the module addresses the role of the employer during the preparation, execution and delivery time. This module also addresses main principles related to subcontractors, employees, equipment and machines, as well as highlights the disputes arising in the context of launching and delay in the completion of the project. Moreover, it explains the cases where the examination and work were postponed, and addresses the variation orders, the contract value, and termination of contract by the employer and contractor. Further, it discusses responsibilities of each party, force majeure, act of God and their impact upon the execution of the contract, and also studies the rules related to claims in accordance to the principles of contract interpretation and the general and special terms of the contract. Finally, this module addresses the rules of Standard Contracting Book in Construction issued by the Ministry of Public Work and Housing in Jordan.
|Design and behavior of steel under tensile and compressive loading, bending and lateral buckling of beams, torsion in beams, beam - columns, buckling of plates, composite construction, design and behavior of composite beams and columns and beam ?columns.
|Claims in Construction Contracts
|This module addresses the concept of claims in FIDIC contracts as to the definition of claim, distinction between claims and disputes, types of claims arising from construction contracts, claim?s parties and classification of claims under FIDIC contracts (Contract-based claims, law-based claims, employer ?s claims, Contractor?s claims, divisions of financial and time claims). Also, it addresses the elements of delay and responsibility of its parties, principles of variation order, means of claims? preparation, which must be clear and consistent with each other, and identifying the documents required to prove each type of claims.
|Advanced Concrete Technology and Materials
|Hydration and pore structure; uni-, bi- and tri-axial strength; special concretes and materials (properties and mix design): no slump concrete; roller compacted concrete; mass concrete; high-strength and ultra-high strength concrete; lightweight concrete; self-compacting concrete; pumped concrete; shotcrete.l
|Management of Project Risk, Quality and Safety
|This course focuses on identifying and managing risks at the level of construction projects, which may be a large architectural and engineering project, a civil infrastructure project, or even the creation of a new/innovative technology. This course discusses a set of ideas, tools and techniques used for risk analysis. This course introduces tools and techniques for decision-making under uncertainty, with a focus on constructed facilities and infrastructure projects. It also covers many aspects of health and safety legislation and practice, risk assessment, and covers major sets of regulations that impact on construction work. Quality management is dealt with in relation to the requirments of the latest standards and industry practices, and the use of various quality management techniques.
|Plastic Behavior and Design of Steel Structures
|General concepts of plasticity; plastic bending; collapse of structures; lower and upper bound theorems; limit analysis; deflection, rotation capacity; joint behavior; plastic design of multi-story structures; seismic requirements in steel structures.
|Digital Engineering and Structured Data for Semantic Interoperability
|This course explores structured data's role in digital engineering, focusing on semantic interoperability and digital transformation. It emphasizes the Common Data Model (CDM) for data exchange, integrating tools like data flow diagrams, taxonomy, and entity relationship diagrams to help students build their capability as digital project managers. Practical applications include parametric design with visual programming in BIM like Revit Dynamo for automation. Students learn to implement structured data concepts in real-world scenarios through exercises and case studies.
|Construction Contracts and Dispute Resolution
|This course provides a systematic understanding and critical awareness of the background to and working of the legal system in Jordan relevant to the practice of a construction professional with particular emphasis on building law in Jordan, construction contract law and other related forms of liability, management & administration of construction contracts & the issues that may arise in the performance of a contract; dispute resolution methods, particularly arbitration and DAB.