Nuclear Engineering Department
was founded in early 2007, as a new addition to the Faculty of Engineering. The department offers a B.Sc. in Nuclear Engineering.
The establishment of the Nuclear Engineering Department at JUST is another step in Jordan's efforts to develop its nuclear infrastructure, and to introduce nuclear power as part of its energy make-up.
Nuclear energy offers a promising approach to meeting Jordan's energy needs—an approach that would reduce our dependence on oil imports, create jobs, raise standard of living, and alleviate the burden on the national budget. In addition to providing electricity to fulfill the growing electrical demands of Jordan, Nuclear energy may also be used for water desalination, and hydrogen production.
Department at JUST is the first and only department of its kind in Jordan, and is designed to fulfill Jordan's needs for nuclear engineers and scientists.
The curriculum focuses on nuclear power engineering, in particular nuclear power from fission reactors. World class courses are anticipated to be offered, and the curriculum is set at the ABET standards