Being the art and science of designing and constructing buildings, structures, objects and outdoor spaces, students are expected to work is a process, beginning from conceptualization of an idea into a useful structure/building with an eye for beauty while conforming to basic acceptable standards in a given environment, to provide a functional shelter.
Upon entering the first year of the design program, you are becoming one of the different, distinguished and open-minded people in the society. The field you are going to tackle is the field where you have to learn and know a little about everything and a lot about something; An understanding of the ِArts and Humanities, as well as a basic technical understanding of structures and construction. It is the subject where you find yourself talking economy, politics, art, marketing, culture and tradition, in parallel with inspiration and creation. Skills in communication, both visual and verbal, are essential. While knowledge and skills must be developed, design is ultimately a process of critical thinking, analysis and creative activity. So welcome to the world of uniqueness and well-rounded education that establishes a foundation for lifelong learning and the professional discipline that meets the global challenges of the 21st Century.
The duration of study in this specialization is five years with 165 credit hours (Cr) distributed as follows:
27 Cr as University requirements (compulsory and elective), 27 Cr as Faculty requirements (compulsory and elective), 88 Cr Departmental requirements (compulsory and elective), 20 Cr Departmental requirements (compulsory supportive), 3 Cr (free requirements). The student must complete uninterrupted 8-week field training.
The departmental academic courses put great emphasis on sustainable development and creativity in addressing materialistic and aesthetic needs of the society.
With over 300 from Jordan and many other countries, students enroll in a comprehensive program ranging from the history of Jericho, 8000 BC to the cities of the future, construction and environmental technologies, computer aided architecture and professional practice. The program is sustained by various courses from the Graphic and Interior Design departments under one big unifying umbrella, Design.

Shaping the design of the physical spaces we use and live in is the goal of the team of specialized instructors of varied backgrounds that work cohesively to enhance the quality of human environments from local to international.

We are committed to prepare future architects that would improve human lives, cultural developments and the sensible use of resources through creative problem solving and project execution.

Department Chair's Message, Dr. Khaled Tarazi

Department Chair
“If you weren’t an optimist, it would be impossible to be an architect”. Norman Foster
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