Dr Da’ad AlMaflah
The Dean’s Message
I am happy to welcome you to the Faculty of Architecture and Design here at MEU, founded in the academic year 2010/2011. Whether you are coming to us from Jordan, or form other countries, I want you to know that you are now part of one of the most progressive and dynamic teaching and learning environments of higher education in Jordan.
You will be studying Graphic Design (Bachelor’s and Master’s Programs), Interior Design and Architecture in studios, CAD labs, workshops and seminar rooms which are among the best-resourced in Jordan. Indeed we have invested extensively in state of the art technology, infrastructure, and specialist staff to ensure you have an exceptional learning experience to last you a lifetime.
Once you have made the decision to major in any of our programs, you will indulge in various courses in four years over eight semesters (GD & ID) and five years over ten semesters (Arch,). In Design studios, you will participate in both formal and informal critiques, where you will discuss several aspects of design and much more.
As a student in Architecture and Design here at MEU, you are expected to combine design and technology to communicate with audiences and customers in the near future. I encourage you to combine your culture and traditions along with the latest software to create a unique design. Indeed, there is so much to learn to enable you to become a competitive Architect or Designer, and we will help you to do so.
You will be also working alongside many professors and academics with a national and an international reputation in the practice, creative industries, and for research. Others are leading figures in education. So, in line with the vision of MEU, as a graduate of the Faculty of Architecture and Design, you will be creative, confident, and forward thinking. I’m certain that you will develop skills in entrepreneurship and innovation and will provide design solutions in the fields of architecture & design that that will make you competitive enough to lead.
Since we believe in bridging theory and practice, the Faculty has established close links with businesses and creative associates in architecture, art and design. At the heart of our teaching we place employability of our graduates and we seek to follow up on their progress and success stories.
There will be lots of activities across our campus and in tandem with other activities in Amman. These include study trips, concerts, exhibitions, and special events such as conferences.There are also plenty of opportunities for you to get involved with the life of the Faculty – such as volunteering for our community service center or creative art unit. As well as making lasting friendships with some of your fellow students, you will come across great teachers, scholars, artists, architects, technicians and designers.
To us, you make the difference in this environment. Thus we would urge you to take full advantage of the opportunities which will come your way during the academic year. We will make sure that you get lots of support from the administration teams based around the Faculty and in MEU. We believe that this is an amazing and stimulating environment sparkling with talent and ideas and now you are part of it.