Sustainable Engineering in Production

Sustainable engineering programme at Birzeit University aims at contributing in the sustainable development in Palestine, by raising the national industrial quality and production level while preserving the environment and efficiently utilizing resources.

This is consistent with the international trends for conserving natural resources, utilizing renewable energy resources, taking into account water conservation, pollution reduction and implementing Reuse Remanufacture, and Recycle processes. Therefore, the programme conforms very well to the principles of sustainability in manufacturing, and production processes in the industrial sectors in Palestine and abroad.

The main objective of the programme is to build Palestinian human resources in sustainable engineering. Graduates of this programme will have a comprehensive overview in sustainable production. They can integrate sustainability through efficient utilizing of materials, water and energy while decreasing their influence on environment. They will gain analytical tools for the evaluation and assessment of sustainability through life cycle analysis.

The programme aims to achieve the following specific objectives:

  • Development of production processes and quality control in national industry to increase competitive capabilities of local products.
  • Qualifying local human resources and providing engineers with analytical tools in the fields of quality, sustainability and clean production.
  • Enhancing the required skills for sustainable development, resource efficiency and utilization of local resources while preserving the environment.
  • Establishing scientific research in quality control, sustainable and clean production and its applications.
  • Knowledge of challenges of energy, green energy and renewable energy.
  • Knowledge of the sustainability in production and cleaner production
  • Knowledge of principles of quality and quality control in production lines
  • Ability of testing the product lifecycle and its relationship with environment and sustainable energy
  • Ability to use the environment and quality management
  • Ability of applying sustainability in production and production lines
  • Automation of production processes by using computerized techniques
  • Differentiation between advanced and conventional production techniques
  • Implementation of project management and engineering economy in production processes
  • Scientific writing, ethics and communication skills
  • Using experimental methods for analysis and synthesis of new experiments
  • Using scientific research and data analysis in studying production techniques
  • Manager / production engineer
  • Sustainable product design engineer
  • Quality and sustainability engineer
  • Sustainability consultant
  • Industrial project manager
Program requirements

Students are to pass successfully 36 credit hours (CH), whereas, 15 compulsory credit hours, 15 elective credit hours and 6 credit hours for Master thesis or two seminars. Offered courses are within three topics of quality, production and sustainability, and are distributed as follows:

 

Compulsory courses: (15 credit hours)

Course Offered by:

Course Title

Course No. in 
An-Najah University

Course No. in
Birzeit University

Birzeit University

Research methodology & Scientific writing 

523001

ENSU631

An-Najah University

Quality design and control 

523002

ENSU632

An-Najah University

Manufacturing and factory planning 

523003

ENSU634

Birzeit University

Sustainable Engineering

523004

ENSU635

Birzeit University

Energy efficiency & renewable energy in Production 

523005

ENSU636

 

Elective courses: (15 credit hours)

Course Offered by

Course Title

Course No. in
 An-Najah University

Course No. in
Birzeit University

An-Najah University

Project management

523021

ENSU6311

An-Najah University

Quality management and techniques

523022

ENSU6312

Birzeit and
An-Najah Universities

Special topics in Quality engineering

523023

ENSU6313

Birzeit University

Engineering cost and production economics

523024

ENSU6321

An-Najah University

CAD/CAM & Systematic production development

523025

ENSU6322

Birzeit University

Advanced manufacturing processes

523026

ENSU6323

Birzeit University

Experimental methods

523027

ENSU6324

Birzeit University

Modeling, Simulation and characterization

523028

ENSU6326

Birzeit and
An-Najah Universities

Special topics in production engineering

523029

ENSU6327

An-Najah University

Automation and production

523030

ENSU633

An-Najah University

Life cycle analysis

523031

ENSU6331

An-Najah University

Clean production 

523032

ENSU6332

Birzeit University

Water Efficiency and Water & wastewater Treatment Technologies in industry

523033

ENSU6333

Birzeit and
An-Najah Universities

Special topics in sustainable engineering

523034

ENSU6343

Birzeit University

Development policies

523035

GADS639 *

Birzeit University

Economic development

523036

ECON735**

*Master program Gender and Development Studies
**Master in Economics program

 

Remedial courses:

Determined according to the requirements of each student before admission.

 

Track “A” or Track “B”: 6 credit hours either a thesis or two seminars:

Pre-requisite

Credit hours

Course No. in 
An-Najah University

Course No. in
Birzeit University

 

Completing Compulsory Courses

6

523006

ENSU860 | Thesis

Track “A”

Completing Compulsory Courses

3

523007

ENSU830 | Seminar 1

Track “B”

Completing Compulsory Courses

3

523008

ENSU831 | Seminar 2

Track “B”