Program Description

Communications and Computer Engineering


The Bachelor Degree in Computer Engineering Program was established in September 1992 at the Department of Computer Engineering to meet the market demand for qualified computer engineers both locally and regionally. Since the date of establishment, the total number of more than 610 undergraduate students enrolled in the Program. Our efforts are focused on providing students with the necessary knowledge and experience that enable them to compete in the labor market of the 21st century. More than 540 engineers have graduated from the Program and are serving their communities by working in private corporations or local governments.


The Program has qualified and experienced full-time faculty members consisting of 1 associate professor, 3 assistant professors, 1 lecturer, 2 laboratory engineers, and one technician. The Program of Computer Engineering has a range of well-equipped laboratories such as Embedded Systems lab, Microprocessors lab, Computer Networks lab, Computer Architecture lab, Digital Logic Circuits and Advanced Digital Design labs.


The department constantly updates its program to meet the future needs. In this context, the department has established a system that conforms to the highest academic standards.


Moreover, and according to the regulations of Ministry of Higher Education in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, no student with an average less than 80%, in the Scientific Branch of the Jordanian General High School Exam (JGHSE), or its equivalent exams abroad, is admitted in engineering programs. JGHSE is a national examination administered by the Ministry of Education and it is locally called “Tawjihi”. Undergraduate students are admitted to the CE program in the following ways:


  1. First time freshmen who enter the university with the intention of entering the CE program directly from high school.


  1. Change of major students who enter the CE program from other AAU programs.


  1. Transfer students admitted from other colleges. These include students entering from two- or three-years’ junior colleges where they may have obtained certificates or associate degrees in some applied science.


  1. Transfer students admitted from other universities. These include students entering from the same or similar program (computer engineering) where they may have successfully completed a number of courses as those in CE curriculum.


After admission, all students attend the same classes, have the same exams and get the same certification. The admission is done on a competitive basis. Students with the higher grades will be given priority in admission.


The recent accreditation effort was successful and the Computer  Engineering Department has been accredited by the Engineering  Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET in 2021.

Communications and Computer Engineering

Number Of Credit Hours

4 (1)

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements of the Bachelor degree in the Communications and Computer Engineering program include a High School Certificate or equivalent in the following:


  • Scientific
  • Scientific - Medical Field
  • Scientific - Engineering Field
  • Industrial

Job Opportunities

  • Programming of computer networks (telecommunications companies). 
  • Designing computer network systems (telecommunications companies). 
  • Database applications (public and private sector).
  • Electronic integrated circuit factories 
  • Design of embedded systems and electronic cards in electronic companies.
  • Developing software tools (public and private sector). 
  • Sales Engineer. 
  • Electronic Governments.
  • Information Security. 
  • E-Commerce. 
  • Research centers

Study Plans and Program Files

Educational Objectives


Learning Outcomes at Program Level (PLO's):


  • Analyzing and providing solutions to challenging problems in professional career using computer engineering theory and practice.
  • Adapting, successfully, to technical changes in the chosen field and occupation.
  • Functioning independently, communicating effectively and working collaboratively with professionalism and ethical responsibility.
  • Providing technical leadership for business, profession and community.

Learning Outcomes at the Level of Specialization (CLO's):


An ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics.

An ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors.

An ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences.

An ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts.

An ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives.

An ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions.

An ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.


Correlation of learning outcomes at PLO's with CLO's:

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