660111 Architectural Drawing & Perspective 

(3Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: None)

This course is concerned with the architectural drawing techniques, practice of different presentation methods, types of lines used in Architectural drawing, in addition to geometrical and descriptive projections, 3D.  drawings (isometrics, axonometrics), basic geometric drawing, in addition to architectural lettering. Introducing drawing techniques required for architectural representation of 3D objects, through perspective drawings, and the projection of shades and shadows on 2D and 3D architectural drawings.


660113 Free Hand Drawing (1)

             (2Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (None)

Teaching drawing technique without using drafting tools, with the use of pencil, to present plans, forms, compositions of different forms in addition to studying and drawing of perspectives.


660114 Free Hand Drawing (2)

            (2Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: 660113)

Presentation of architectural spaces and perspective drawings, projection of shades shadows using ink and colors, study of different architectural compositions and their relationships with light in addition to their representation in space, using all the techniques in creating architectural compositions in design.


660121 Architectural Design (1) 

             (2Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (Non)

The studying of basic principles of architectural design through 2D practical applications by which different visual compositions could be created in space, studying the movement and visual colors, and the visual training for different colors and materials and model building.



660122 Architectural Design (2) 

           (2Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: 660121)

Practical and theoretical study of 3D forms main composition and the method of placing them in space, architectural composition, practicing and creating their Architectural identity in space, construction and methods of application in design, the design of two projects like kiosks and pergolas etc., for the development of the students visual perception through the design of applicable building in order to train students to better understand their environment and culture.



660218 Computer Aided Design (1)          

            (3Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (660111)      

This course is concerned with an introduction to the general use of computers and file management. It covers 2D drawing using several graphics software programs to enable students to execute various 2D architectural drawings.


660221Architectural Design (3)  

          (4Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: 660122)

This course is the beginning of the evolution from basic principles of design to the Architect design.  This takes place through designing actual and specific projects in

place of ordinary and absolute formation.  Thus it deals with a design of building which have a direct relation with actual life experience of the students such as residential,  educational building direct services and their  use as recreational & sports building, bank branches, post office branches.  This is because of the easy comprehension of studying of the component elements of the building  the building the natural relation between the buildings as well as the ways of administration methods used in service building.  This will help the student understand the object to be attained by the design, through matching if possible to take advantage of the use of this very function of the buildings.


660222 Architectural Design (4)

             (4Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: 660122)

Design buildings that have a relation with the students construction services Clinic, Maternity, Police, commercial buildings (shopping center) so the design project is build on studies programs through laws, regulation that control the activities limited the building which they want to build with the frame of regulations of the private building to be designed.


660231 Building Construction (1)              

           (3Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (660122)

Introduction to: Building construction and systems, loading effects on buildings, building construction elements and materials both the national and the international. In addition it presents detailed information about the Foundation, the wall systems, the insulation and the expansion joints. The course covers as well a detailed drawing about the previous material.


660232 Building Construction (2)              

          (3Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (660231)

To study different construction elements including; walls, columns, beams, slabs and roof coverings, stairs, doors and windows.  The course covers the finishing materials and applications starting from floors to walls to plastering and painting. Study of pre cast constructions system if time allows.


660233 Environmental Control   

           (3Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (660122)

It concentrates on different climate conditions and its effects on the design process, temperature control inside buildings, shade measuring design and its utilities for defining the appropriate amount of insulation and shades, types of heat isolation, wind directions and ventilation in and outside building.  Air conditioning by using passive system energy, Vernacular environmental solutions for regions of different climate.



660241 History of Architecture (1)

(3 Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (660122)

The study starts from the old architecture of ancient civilization such as; Nile valley, Mesopotamia, Latin America, and South East Asia, until the classical eras of Greeks and Romans, with indication to the various influences which affected the development of architectural thought and mode.



660242 History of Architecture (2)

(3 Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (660241)

A continuation of History of Architecture (1), it covers the development of architecture from the dawn of Christianity through the Byzantine period, the Middle Ages, down to the Renaissance, Baroque and Rococo.   


660317 Computer Aided Design (2)

         (2Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (660218)

An extension to course Computer Aided Design (1). It concentrates on 3D computer drawings, handling surfaces, solids, material editing, lighting settings, backgrounds etc. It also deals with the utilization of other related programs.


660321Architectural Design (5)  

       (5Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (660221)

The Introductory in this course continues the examination of the issues raised in precedent design and begins investigation of more complex issues related to building design and environmental context.  Emphasis is placed on developing a systematic approach to architectural design while simultaneously dealing with the development of theory and intellectual inquiry.


660322Architectural Design (6)  

              (5Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (660321)

Continuation of Arch (401322) projects more complex than the precedent course.


660334 Working Drawing (1)

(3Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (401331)

The study of working drawing concept and its importance on construction & contract process, enabling students to prepare all drawings & details to build an integrated building, by learning how to present their projects according to local building codes.


660344 Theories of Contemporary Architecture (1)            

             (3Cr. Hrs) Prerequisite Course (660242)

This course concerns with the developments of architecture from the industrial revolution to the end of the Second World War in 1945.  It particularly emphasizes on the social, Economics and political changes, and their effects on the modern architectural trends and pioneers.


660421 Architectural Design (7) 

           (5Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (660322)

Design of public buildings such as: offices, hotels, and hospitals, taking into consideration the laws at organization, heath and environment.  Using the modern technology in the works: electrical, mechanical, acoustic… Lectures in design methodology, case studies, preparing basic studies, for the project that will be designed.







660422 Architectural Design (8) 

           (5Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (401421)

Design complex building for investment like tourist villages, Airport facilities commercial building, cultural centers (cinema, theater, library, lecture hall…..)

Using the modern technology in design.  Lectures in design methodology, case studies,  preparing basic studies for the project that will be designed.


660446 Behavior in Architecture

          (3Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (660344)

Introducing social and environmental human sciences, with emphasis on the Environment impact, as prime factor, on human behavior. Then the influence of the sociological and psychological output on architectural design. The perception and realization processes of the 2D & 3D forms. Finally, discussing sensuous, symbolism for architectural forms.


660226 Basic architecture Design

          (3Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (660122)                                      

 This course introduces students to design and the formal attributes of compositions.  Through the use of the basic shapes and forms, the students are expected to identify abstract forms and relate them to practical functions.  Upon completion of the course, students are expected to demonstrate an understanding of fundamental principles and primary elements of design.


660455 Building Specifications & Profession Fundamental            

           (3Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (660322)

The principles of professional practice that determine the Architect’s responsibilities practice and jobs and his relationships with concerned private and official parties in building construction principles of (private, design, consulting) administration, the estimate cost and CBM. In addition to quantity bills, specification of materials, different buildings, structural and non-structural elements, in accordance with the prepared working drawings, and included details.


660461 Town Planning   

(3Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (660344)

This course defines the general meaning of the subject and levels of planning, i.e., national, regional and urban level, with a discussion to the socio-economic and physical factor, and their prime impact on the planning process.  Historical background of urban development since the earlier civilization of Nile Valley and Mesopotamia take place, with reference to the influential factors on those developments. The planning discussions continue throughout the successive periods until the reaching to the theories and techniques applied in modern town planning.


660521 Graduation Project Thesis

            (2Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (Sim. with 660522)

Creates data base, that any project for graduation depends on, by adapting scientific method's of clear architectural thought which enable the student to approach means for forming the project programs, thus to advance and finally obtains best alternative.





660522 Architectural Design (9)

           (5Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (660422)

The design of buildings of investment type that cope with all building regulation and fulfill the rules and conditions of concerned institution (i.e. municipalities) these buildings would be selected in coordination with local consulting Architectural and engineering office.


660499 Engineering Training (9)

           (3Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (Non)

After the completion of 110 C.H. the students should find a certified place to practice their acquired knowledge and have a feeling of the real world practice. 



660524 Graduation Project          

          (6Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: pass in (Pass in 660521+ 660522)

The student should submit fully developed design of his best proposed concept.  Complete comprehensive design including detailed analytical data, solutions and fully developed presentations which influence the output of his project.



660464 Housing

(3Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (660461)

The development of Housing concept on local and international levels, planning of residential area and its components, types and means for allocating services and utilities, the impact of residential environment on social relations, types and general characteristics of residential buildings, spontaneous residences and ways to deal with it in Jordan, housing investment policies.


660564 Landscape Architecture

           (3Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (660461)

This course comprises: Basic knowledge about landscape design with its general philosophical and specific functional concepts, historical development part, geometric and naturalistic form of design, principles of organization to achieve harmony and unity. The students will utilize computerized techniques to execute selected projects.


Elective Courses


660441 Geographical Information Systems (GIS)

            (3Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (660461)

Design and operation of Geospatial Information Systems (GISs) and their role in digital mapping and spatial data management. Characteristics of GIS: Concepts of information and GIS, the multipurpose cadastre, spatial data management system, georeferencing, land information modeling, spatial representation (vector and raster format), geoprocessing, input/output operations, file storage, data base management systems, and distribution. The selection process of computer hardware/software for GIS, eg. ArcGIS, Geographics, Geomedia etc.








660433 Illumination and Acoustics

(3Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (211104)

Studying the natural, artificial lighting in the buildings, studying acoustics principles, acoustics isolation, lighting and acoustics measuring instruments.


660443 Theories of Contemporary Architecture (2)            

          (3Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (660344)

As an extension to course (1), It continues the academic study about thoughts, trends and movements, of modern Architecture since the end of the second world war.  Role of educational and technological changes is also considered.

660431 Building Conservation

(2Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (660334)

An introduction to the preservation policies, the evolution of conservation theory, philosophy and practice, conservation planning and management, In addition to processes and methods implemented to preserve historic and cultural sites.


660343   Islamic Architecture       

           (3Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (660242)

It covers the successive historical periods of Islamic-Arab architecture since Mohammed the Messenger (Õ) until the end of the golden era.  It also discusses the theories and philosophical concepts that Islamic architecture depends on, and how these theories and concepts functionally could work at present.


660436 Working Drawing   

(2Cr. Hrs Prerequisite: (660334)

The application of working drawings on a comprehensive mullet functional project with various structural systems, and the preparation of all construction drawings, details, tables, according to local codes.