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1 Masters Programs in Telecommunications Technology Workshop on Internationalization of Engineering Education- Towards Quality and Innovation Dr. Bassam Harb Yarmouk University 2/4/2013

2 Outline Introduction Program Rationale Program Contents Program Specifications Conclusions

3 Introduction The Masters Program on Telecom Technology A professional Masters program that prepares students for a successful working career at industry and oriented towards industry needs and teaches students a wide range of professional skills ▫engineering technology concepts ▫practical skills, soft skills, ▫management skills, Targets engineering professionals who seek knowledge and skills needed for success in the telecom business ▫Engineers working in the telecom industry who seek advanced knowledge on telecom technology ▫fresh engineering graduates who seek to improve their employability

4 Rationale The role of communications engineers in the telecoms companies operating in Jordan is mainly focused on ▫operation and maintenance (O&M) ▫Management of technology and HR Small percentage of engineers work in R&D A good percentage of engineers work as business developers and marketing managers.

5 Objectives To prepare students who are already working at telecom companies to progress in their careers To enhance the knowledge and skills of fresh engineering graduates in telecom technologies which will benefit their employability To provide a graduate program that is internationally recognized by adopting international standards in teaching, learning and quality control

6 Justifications- Demand Data QuestionYes (%) No (%) No Answer (%) Is there a need to improve the technical skills of telecom engineers at your organization? Have you enrolled or considered enrolling in a Master program in communications engineering? 40.945.513.6 Do you think that a Master degree in Telecommunications technology would be of interest to you and your engineering staff? 62.723.613.6 Do you think that such a program would be better for engineers than a traditional Master of Science programs? 72.713.6 Do you think that a Master degree in Telecom Technology could solve problems in your company? 59.127.313.6 Do you think that such a degree would shorten the training cycle required for engineering staff at your company? 60.922.716.4 Would you enroll in such a program? 55.529.115.5 Would like to see a field training component in such a program?

7 Surveyed Competencies RankCompetencyMean 1 Mobile Communications Technology4.60 2 Wireless Network Technology4.49 3 Project Management4.18 4 Planning and Optimization4.15 5 Microwave and RF Technology4.08 6 Switching Technology3.89 7 Antenna Technology3.85 8 Digital Broadcasting3.80 9 Regulations and policies of Telecom services3.80 10 Business Technology Strategy3.66 11 Entrepreneurship3.26

8 Surveyed Program Specifications N o. QuestionAnswer (%) 1Which study model would you prefer? Full time- Distance Learning Full time-Regular Class Part time- Distance Learning Part time- Regular Class No Answer 1.814.511.843.628.2 2What is the average duration of study that you prefer? 2 yearsLess than 2 years More than 2 yearsNo Answer 3Where do you prefer to join the program? AmmanIrbid Does not matterNo Answer 46.410.9 31.8

9 Competition Environment Masters Programs in Communications or Related Engineering Discipline No.No. Name of InstitutionDegreeCountry University of Jordan (UJ)MSc. in EE (Communications)Jordan Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) MSc. Elect Eng /Wireless CommunicationsJordan Mutah UniversityMSc. in Electrical Engineering (Communications) Jordan American University of Sharjah MSc. in Electrical EngineeringUAE Khalifa UniversityMSc. by Research in communicationUAE King Saud UniversityMSc. in Electrical EngineeringKSA The American University in Cairo (AUC) Electronics Engineering with Concentration in Management of Technology (MEng.) Egypt The American University in Cairo MSc. in Electronics EngineeringEgypt The American University in Cairo MEng. in Electronics EngineeringEgypt

10 Program Outcomes PROGRAM OUTCOME OUTCOME DESCRIPTION A Basic Sciences (US) The ability to demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding of the mathematics, sciences, engineering sciences and technologies related to Telecommunications Engineering including inter alia 1.Mathematical and scientific formulas to solve ill-defined telecommunications engineering problems. 2.Scientific techniques and their application to telecommunications engineering. 3.Programming and statistical analysis. B Problem Solving (E) The ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems. The graduate shall be able to 1.Identify and use appropriate engineering methods for application to ill-defined problems 2.Integrate knowledge, handle complexity, and formulate judgments with limited information. 3.Create models of telecommunications networks to evaluate their performance, with proper regard for their underlying assumptions and limitations 4.Develop software applications to solve telecommunications network problems C Design (D) The ability to design telecommunication systems and networks to meet industry- specific needs. The graduate shall display 1.Knowledge and understanding of telecommunication network design processes and the ability to apply them in unfamiliar circumstances 2.An ability to apply design methods to ill-defined problems including the choice of technology and possibly involving other disciplines 3.Knowledge and understanding of telecommunications system standards relating to various technologies and the need for their application D Practical Aspects and Labs (P) The ability to conduct investigations to provide practical solutions of ill-defined problems within current and future telecommunications technologies including 1.The ability to design and conduct practical and computer-based experiments and to collate, analyze, present and interpret telecommunication technology data sets. 2.The ability to gather data from codes of practice, databases and other sources 3.The ability to apply telecommunications engineering solutions in practical situations

11 Program Outcomes PROGRAM OUTCOME OUTCOME DESCRIPTION E Management, economical and social issues (S1) The ability to demonstrate and apply knowledge and understanding of management and business practices, and their limitations. The graduate will be able to 1.Understand the constraints imposed on engineering design and implementation by business, social, regulatory environment 2.Make general evaluations of commercial risks through some understanding of the basis of such risks. 3.Self-evaluate and take responsibility for continuing academic/professional development 4.Consult and work with experts in various fields in the realization of a product or system F Ethics (S2) The ability to demonstrate understanding of the need for high ethical standards in the practice of engineering, including the responsibilities of the engineering profession towards people and the environment. The graduate shall display 1.Knowledge and understanding of the social, environmental, ethical, economic, financial, institutional, commercial and energy considerations affecting the exercise of telecommunications engineering 2.Knowledge and understanding of the health and safety and legal issues and responsibilities of telecommunications engineering practice and the impact of engineering solutions 3.Knowledge and understanding of telecommunications regulation issues and policies and their business, technological, and social implications 4.Ability to reflect on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge G Soft skills (S3) The ability to communicate effectively with the telecommunications engineering community and with society at large as well as foster strong professional and inter personal skills. The graduate shall be able to 1.Describe succinctly the relevant advantages and disadvantages of the various technologies to a lay audience. 2.Write technical papers and reports and synthesize their own work 3.Communicate effectively in public, national and international contexts. 4.Plan and carry through self-directed continuing development 5.Consult and work with other engineers in the field of interest. 6.Choose the appropriate communication format and tools for a given occasion.

12 Program Contents The program combines courses on ▫technical topics with practical components ▫management, regulatory and soft skills components

13 Core courses: 24 credit hours CodeNo.ModuleCredi t CTE600Engineering Mathematics3 CTE601Professional Development1 CTE656Mobile Communications Technology (including lab work)3 CTE659Wireless Network Technology (including lab work)3 CTE660Telecommunications Networks: Structure and Architecture3 CTE670Project Management for Telecommunication3 TME621Telecommunication Regulation and Policies2 CTE695Graduation Project6 CTE698Comprehensive Exam0 Total (Credit Hours)24

14 Elective courses: 9 credit hours Group I: 6 credit hours Group II: 3 credit hours CodeNo.ModuleCredit CTE630Optical Networks3 CTE638Antenna, Microwave and RF Technology (including lab work)3 CTE640Satellite Communications and Digital Broadcasting3 CTE655Network Planning and Optimization3 CTE661Core network-Switching Technologies3 CTE662Telecommunication Network: Operations and Implementation3 CTE663IP Technology and Next Generation Networks (NGN)3 CTE691Special Topics on Telecommunications Technology3 CTE692Independent Studies in Telecommunications Technology3 CodeNo.ModuleCredit TME600Statistics and Data Analysis3 TME620Management of Telecommunication Services3 TME624Telecommunications in the Business Environment I3 TME660Entrepreneurship in the Telecom Business3

15 Labs and lab Work Labs for course projects and graduation projects ▫Simulations Lab ▫Antennas Lab ▫Wireless Communications Lab ▫Wireless Networking Lab

16 Teaching and Venue Program will be held at the Prince Faisal Center in Amman Labs work will be conducted at the new labs at the Department Technical courses will be taught by the department staff Possibility of delivering some courses through video conferencing

17 Expected Intake

18 Program Specifications Specification Awarding body/institutionYarmouk University Teaching institutionYarmouk University AccreditationHEAC (IET Accreditation will be sought) Name of the final awardMaster of Engineering Programme titleMaster of Engineering in Telecommunications Management Mode of studyNon-thesis Full time Regular class Part time Regular class with the possibility of remote lecturing through synchronous video Program Contents  33 credit hours of course work: 24 core+9 elective  Core courses include 6 credit hours of project based course  A comprehensive exam Language of studyEnglish Tuition120 JD per credit hour Expected Starting DateSep. 2013

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