901101 Engineering Workshops                                                     (1:0-1)
Prerequisite: None
This course is designed to develop basic skills in fields of manual sheet metal fabrication, welding processes and household electrical circuits. Students will perform in individual and practical exercises.
901102 Computer Aided Engineering Drawing                               (3:2-1)
Prerequisite: None
Introduction to engineering graphics as a means of communication in the technical fields. The course is laboratory oriented and provides the student with basic skills to create and edit professional 2D & 3D drawings with this comprehensive first course in the use of computer aided design and drafting (CADD) software for (Mechanical, Architectural and Civil drawings). The course assumes no prior knowledge of engineering drawing or CADD.
901200 Engineering Mathematics                                                  (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: None
First-order differential equations, linear second-order differential equations, higher order linear differential equations, Laplace transforms, Fourier series, partial differential equations.
901203 Engineering Ethics                                                              (1:1-0)
Prerequisite: None
This course aims to enhance work place ethics, best engineering practices, the role of the Engineer in the society, regulations that govern the engineering profession in Jordan, professional communication skills.
901373 Management & Engineering Economy                               (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 103102
Major elements of feasibility studies. Principles of engineering Economy. Equivalence and compound interest formula. Single payment model. Uniform payment model. Gradient payment model. Exponential payment model. Decision criteria for single and multiple alternatives: Present worth, annual worth, future worth, and internal rate of return, benefit cost ratio, and payback methods.
103231 Principles of Statistics                                                        (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 103101
Describing data with graphs and numerical measures. Basic probability. Combinatorics. Random variables: Discrete and continuous. Sampling distributions. Statistical estimation: Testing and confidence intervals. Introduction to linear regression.
103241 Linear Algebra (1)                                                             (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 103101
Vectors in Rn spaces, algebra of matrices, systems of linear equations, Gauss elimination, determinants, Cramer's rule, vector spaces, inner product, orthogonality, linear transformations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors, diagonalization, symmetric matrices.
103373 Numerical Analysis (1)                                                     (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 103102
Taylor's Theorem and its applications. Errors. Root findings. Solving systems of linear equations numerically. Interpolation. Numerical differentiation and integration.
901211 Statics                                                                                (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 103102 + 104101
Vectors, force systems (2D and 3D), equilibrium of particles and rigid bodies (2D and 3D), structures (trusses, cables, frames and machines), distributed forces (centroids and centers of mass), fluid pressure, internal forces (shearing force and bending moment diagrams), friction, moment of inertia and virtual work.
901221 Engineering Geology                                                          (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 101103 
Introduction to Geology, minerals and rocks, superficial deposits, structural geology, properties and classification of rocks, use of rocks for engineering purposes, site investigation, engineering geology in practice.
901232 Strength of Materials                                                         (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901211
Axial loading, tensile tests, stresses and strains due to axial loading, thermal stresses, theory of torsion, thin-walled tubes, rectangular cross-section, stresses in beams due to bending, shear and combined forces, composite beams. Analysis of plane stress, Mohr’s Circle, combined stresses. Thin-walled pressure vessels. Deflection of beams. Buckling of columns. Energy Methods.
901233 Strength of Materials Lab.                                                 (1:0-1)
Prerequisite: 901232
Tensile test, buckling test, stiffness test, beam bending test, impact test, hardness test, trusses, suspended bridges.
901241 Highway Engineering                                                         (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901261
Principles of route location. Horizontal alignment; Design and setting out (circular curve element, super elevation). Sight distance; Stopping and passing sight distance. Vertical alignment; Design and setting out; Geometric design of intersections; Highway drainage and drainage facilities.
901261 Engineering Surveying                                                       (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 103101
Principles of surveying; Tape measurements (procedures, errors, and adjustments); Leveling and its application in contouring, profiles and cross-sections; Areas, volumes, and earthwork; Measurement of angles and directions; Traverse surveys, topographic surveys; Electronic distance measurements (EDM); Introduction to GPS and applications. Horizontal and vertical alignment; Setting out horizontal and vertical curves. Total Station and it’s applications.
901262 Engineering Surveying Lab                                                (1:0-1)
Prerequisite: 901261
Tests on distance measurements, levels and theodolites, directions and angular measurements, topographic surveys, areas and volumes; Traverse surveys; Setting out horizontal and vertical curves, Training on Total Station.
901313 Fluid Mechanics                                                                  (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901200
Fluid properties, fluid statics, pressure and its measurements, forces on plane and curved submerged surfaces, buoyancy & floatation. Fluids in motion, flow kinematics and visualization. Basic control volume approach, differential and integral continuity equation. Pressure variation in flowing fluids. Euler’s and Bernoulli’s equations. Momentum principle and its applications. Energy equation, Hydraulic and energy grade lines dimensional analysis and similitude. Surface resistance and introduction to boundary layer theory. Flow in conduits, laminar and turbulent flows, frictional and minor losses, piping systems.
901323 Geotechnical Engineering                                                   (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901221
Composition and structure of soil; Engineering Characteristics of Soil; Plasticity of Soils (liquid limit, plastic limit and plasticity index); Soil Classification (AASHTO soil classification and Unified soil classification); Soil compaction and the optimum moisture content; Water flow in soils (seepage); Stresses  in soils; Compressibility behavior and properties of soils; Consolidation and settlement analysis; Shear strength of soils; Slope Stability; Experimental measurements.
901326 Geotechnical Engineering Lab.                                           (1:0-1)
Prerequisite: 901323
Laboratory tests will be performed for evaluating the properties of soils including moisture content, organic content, gradation, plasticity, compaction, inset field density, permeability, compressibility, and shear strength.
901331 Building Materials                                                               (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 101103
Cement (types, manufacture, properties and hydration), aggregates, fresh concrete, hardened concrete (strength, strength development, shrinkage, creep), durability, mix design by ACI and DoE methods, brick and brick work, compliance with specifications.
901352 Building Materials Lab                                                        (1:0-1)
Prerequisite: 901331
Introduction to testing & specifications, concrete and mortar tests, aggregate testing, fresh and hardened concrete testing, non-destructive tests, design & testing of concrete mixes, brick testing.
901333 Structural Analysis (1)                                                      (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901232
Structural forms, types of supports, stability and determinacy, reactions, determinate structures, plane trusses, method of joints, method of sections, space trusses, shear and moment diagrams for beams and frames, three hinged arches, moving concentrated and distributed loads, influence lines for beams and trusses, Muller-Breslau principle. Plan and Lab Requirements to Start a Civil Engineering Program at Petra University Deflections: Direct integration, moment area theorems, conjugate beams, real and virtual work, Maxwell’s reciprocal theorem, Williot and Williot-Mohr diagrams, approximate analysis of statically indeterminate structures.
901353 Hydraulics                                                                           (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901313
Flow in open channels, Manning's equations, specific energy and critical depth, hydraulic jump, turbulent flow in open channels, general equation for turbulent flow surface and methods of solution, classification and evaluation of turbulent flow surfaces, hydraulic machines, modeling and simulation.
901354 Hydraulics Lab                                                                    (1:0-1)
Prerequisite: 901353
Center of pressure on a plane surface, stability of a floating bodies, Venturi and orifice meters, impact of jets, flow over a rectangular notches, flow over a weirs, head loss through pipes, critical depth and specific energy, flow under a sluice gate, roughness of open channel, hydraulic jump, performance of impulse and reaction turbines, performance characteristics of a centrifugal pump, water hammer, properties of fluids.
901400 Technical Writing                                                                (2:0-1)
Prerequisite: 9400121
This course aims to enhance the writing process and teach the fundamentals of effective scientific writing.
901424 Foundations Design                                                           (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901323
Site investigation, bearing capacity of shallow foundation, distribution of stresses in soils, settlement of shallow foundation, factors to be considered in foundation design, introduction to deep foundation, lateral earth pressure and retaining walls, sheet pile walls, braced excavations, introduction to slop stability.
901433 Structural Analysis (2)                                                      (0:3-3)
Prerequisite: 901333
Introduction to indeterminate structures, static and kinematic indeterminacies, principle of superposition, method of consistent deformations, influence lines of continuous beams, qualitative influence lines, indeterminate trusses, influence lines for indeterminate trusses, slope deflection, moment distribution for beams and frames, frames subject to side-sway.
901435 Reinforced Concrete (1)                                                    (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901331 + 901333
Properties of concrete and steel, cracked and untracked section analysis, strength design, stress block, design for bending and shear, singly, doubly reinforced sections, rectangular sections, and T-sections, design of continuous beams, load cases and moment envelopes, bond requirements, development length and bar cutoffs, one-way solid and one-way ribbed slabs, design of short columns.
901437 Reinforced Concrete (2)                                                    (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901435
Structural layout, estimation of dead and live loads, serviceability, deflections and crack control, design for torsion, design of frames, moment redistribution, and slender columns, biaxial bending of columns, design of deep beams, approximate methods for two-way slabs, design of footings detailing of reinforcing.
901442 Pavement Design                                                               (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901332
Pavement types, Pavement materials; Subgrade stabilization methods; Principles of mix design using Marshall mix design procedure and SUPERPAVE System; Analysis of stresses in flexible and rigid pavement, Design methods of highway flexible and rigid pavements; Design of airport flexible and rigid pavement; Overlay design, Computer applications.
901443 Highway Paving Materials Lab                                          (1:0-1)
Prerequisite: 901442
Tests on asphalt binders include: Penetration, softening point, flash and fire points, ductility, saybolt viscosity, and specific gravity, open thin film oven for aging asphalt; Tests on subgrade soils include: CBR test, tests on hot mix asphalts include: Marshall Mix design, Bitumen content extraction, skid resistance, surface texture.
901445 Traffic and Transportation Engineering                             (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 103231
Introduction to Transportation Engineering, Importance of Transportation, Mode of Transportation, Transportation facilities, Introduction to Traffic Engineering, Elements of Traffic System, Traffic Engineering Studies, Fundamental Principles of Traffic Flow, Intersection Control, Highway and Traffic safety, Capacity and level of Service at highway system, Capacity and level of service at signalized intersection.
901453 Wastewater Treatment Engineering                                 (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901353
Water and wastewater sources, different stages of treatment processes, sludge handling, design of water and wastewater treatment plant, reactor theory and modeling, process kinetics, chemical, physical and biological treatment, hydraulic of distribution networks of drinking water and collection systems of wastewater.
901454 Wastewater Treatment Engineering Lab                          (1:0-1)
Prerequisite: 901453
Water and Wastewater analysis: Acidity, alkalinity, chloride, hardness, Ammonia, dissolved oxygen; Biochemical oxygen demand, chemical oxygen demand, coliform bacteria, solids determination, coagulation, softening, electrical conductivity, turbidity, ph, and Buchner filtration test.
901455 Hydrology                                                                           (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901313
Introduction to the theory and principles of ground water flow as well as stream flow. Topics include the hydrologic equation, evapotranspiration, well drilling and testing, porosity and permeability, Darcy's law, confined and unconfined aquifers, flow nets, geology of ground water occurrence, water table maps, geophysical exploration methods, well logs, stream flow, and hydrographs.
901456 Environmental Engineering                                                (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 101103
Quantities and units; Environmental systems and transformation processes; Material balance relationships and reactor concepts; Energy fundamentals; Thermodynamics and equilibrium constants; Environmental chemistry: Stoichiometry, chemical equilibria and organic chemistry; Transport processes; Interphase mass transfer; Interphase partition phenomena: Fugacity and mass transfer; Water pollution; Air pollution; Basic environmental microbiology; Mathematics of growth.
901471 Construction Project Management                                    (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901371
Basic concepts of construction project management. Project cost management, project quality management, project human resources management, construction safety, value engineering and project life cycle, construction process optimization.
901537 Steel Structures                                                                 (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901433
Properties of structural steel, load resistant factor design (LRFD), design of tension members, design of concentric compression elements, design of beams, beam-column elements, design of column base plates, simple welding and bolting connections.
901543 Airport and Railways Engineering                                     (2:2-0)
Prerequisite: 901241
Introduction to Railway Engineering (The planning, design and operation of rail (regional and urban) facilities; Route layout and location as well as the design of rail stations and terminals, and this course is divided into two fields of study, (1) airport engineering, (2) ports and harbors. The aircraft characteristics and design are first discussed and its effect on the planning and design of both the landside and airside facilities are then applied. Airport capacity and delay are also given emphasis. In ports and harbors, the course introduces the basic wave mechanics and the second part deals with engineering applications for harbors, their planning and design.
901571 Specifications, Contracts and Quantity Survey                 (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901435
Background; Specifications: Technical specifications (open specifications, closed specifications, design specifications, performance specifications); Standard material specifications; Problems related to specifications; Contracts: Obligations of the employer; Obligations of the contractor; Role of the engineer. Types of contracts: Measured or unit rate contract; Lump sum contracts; Cost plus contract; Construction management contracts (C.M.C.). Quantity survey: Quantity survey items and methods; Bill of quantity (BOQ) (Excavations and backfilling, Concrete works, Steel reinforcement works, plastering, bricks, and masonry).
901597 Engineering Field Training                                                  (1:0-*)
Prerequisite: 90 Hours
*Eight weeks of practical training at a civil engineering organization. Prior consent of the department is required.
901598 Graduation Project (1)                                                      (1:1-0)
Prerequisite: 120 Hours
Undertaking a project within one of the streams of civil engineering such as structures, construction engineering and management, highway and traffic engineering, and water and environmental engineering.
901599 Graduation Project (2)                                                      (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901598
Continuation of graduation project 1.
901501 Computer Applications in Civil Engineering                       (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: Dept. Approval
The course consists of a training of students on one or more of the available engineering programs in the various fields of Civil Engineering (highways and transportation, water and environment, structural and geotechnical), Term Project.
901532 Reinforced Concrete (3)                                                    (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901437
Design of slabs using the ACT building code, Direct Design Method, Equivalent Frame Method, design of bearing walls, shear walls and basement walls, biaxial bending of columns, torsion, design of staircases and water tanks, estimation of wind loads and earthquake loads.
901533 Advanced Steel Structures                                                (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901537 
Introduction to bolting, bolts subject to concentric and eccentric loading, welding, welds subjected to concentric and eccentric loading, shear connections, moment connections, beam and column splices, base plates, unsymmetrical bending, plate girders, composite beams. Term Project.
901534 Pre-stressed Concrete                                                       (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901437
Introduction to pre-stressed concrete, types and concepts of pre-stressed concrete, pre-stressing methods, types of concrete and pre-stressing steel, flexural analysis using elastic stresses, flexural strength analysis, partial pre-stressing. Flexural design of beams, beams design with load balancing. Design based on strength requirements, flexural crack control, loss of pre-stress force, composite beams.
901535 Earth Retaining Structures                                                (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901424
Revision for foundation design, lateral earth pressure, retaining walls, sheet piles, cable sheet piles, fixed sheet piles, retained excavations, reinforced soils, steel sheets reinforced retaining walls, geotextiles and geogrids reinforced retaining walls.
901536 Bridge Design                                                                     (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901434 + 901531
Types of bridges; Loads on bridges, analysis and design of reinforced concrete slab and girder type bridges, precast prestressed concrete bridge, metallic bridges. Substructure design, construction details.
901544 Urban Transportation Planning                                          (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901445
Types of planning, land use and transportation model. Transportation system management, transportation studies, data collection, and surveys of current demand: Origin-destination studies, highway capacity studies, land use studies, and traffic volume studies. Environmental impact of transportation. Transportation modeling: Trip penetration, trip distribution, modal split traffic assignment. Evaluation of transportation planning options, traffic impact analysis. Term Project.
901549 Advanced Topics in Transportation & Traffic                    (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901445 + 901241
Accidents and road safety. Traffic safety studies, capacity analysis of basic freeway segments, multilane, and two-lane highways, vehicle, roadway and driver characteristics, Computer applications, traffic control methods and devices; Operational considerations for safety, Roadway lighting and highway traffic noise.
901551 Environmental Impact Assessment                                  (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901456
Environmental risk assessment process, environmental auditing. Procedures including an introduction to ISO14000 and its impact on the environmental auditing process, legal requirements relating to environmental assessments and impact assessments; strategies for waste minimization and pollution prevention. This course also includes a project involving the conducting of an actual environmental audit of a facility, Term Project.
901552 Wastewater Treatment Engineering                                 (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901453
General concept. Basic engineering and economical fundamentals. Planning processing for water resources and management, population estimation and projection and water requirements, methods of pressuring water resources, water analysis, environmental aspects, interference between land and water, way and methods to overcome negative effects over the environment, method of regional development, single purpose and multi purposes projects. Financial and economical analysis, risk and uncertainty, mathematical modeling, social and environmental impact, legal and law cases. Term Project.
901559 Advanced Topics in Environmental Engineering                (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901551
Solid wastes, their characteristics, and components. Protection of public health, recycling, collection and transportation systems, separation, processing and conversion of municipal solid waste, disposal of solid wastes, landfills, design of landfills, leachate generation control.
901561 Advanced Engineering Surveying                                      (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901261
Theory of errors. Transverse surveying, and trigonometric works. Land surveying, coordinate systems astronomical determination of bearings. Term Project.
901562 Surveying Techniques                                                        (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901261
901572 Construction Project Planning & Scheduling                     (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: 901471
Principles of planning, monitoring, and controlling construction projects. Developing schedules using bar charts, precedence diagrams, program evaluation and review techniques (PERT), and linear schedules. Resource histograms and s-curves. Resource allocation and resource leveling. Schedule constraints. Earned value concept.
901581 Special Topics in Civil Engineering 1                                  (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: Dept. Approval
Special up-to-date topics in one of the Civil Engineering streams (i.e., structures, construction engineering and management, water and environmental engineering, highway and traffic engineering).
901582 Special Topics in Civil Engineering 2                                  (3:3-0)
Prerequisite: Dept. Approval
Subject offerings of new and developing areas of knowledge in civil and environmental engineering intended to augment the existing curriculum.
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