The Faculty of Engineering and Technology was launched in 2014 following the merging of the faculties of Engineering and Faculty of Information Technology.
Since their establishment in 1979 and 2006, respectively, the two faculties have educated engineers and professionals in computer science, and have kept their curricula and academic programs at the cutting edge of new knowledge and technology, encouraging excellence and creativity among their faculty members and students.
Faculty staff and graduate students are engaged in research in the following areas:
- Electrical Engineering: wireless communication systems, electrical machines, power and control, computerized systems, Smart Grids and renewable energy.
- Computer Engineering: computer design, computer networks and security, mobile applications, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, machine learnig, smart systems, video and image processing, and smart cities.
- Civil Engineering: structures, transportation and traffic engineering, water and environmental engineering, construction materials and material testing, and construction management.
- Mechanical Engineering: energy efficiency, renewable energy, alternative fuels and air pollution, control and robotics, mechatronic systems, and machine design.
- Mechatronics Engineering: modeling and controlling electro-hydraulic systems and inverted pendulum, energy saving through redundant “SAMARA” robot, vibration isolation in MRT systems, and active control of solar PV panels.
- Architectural Engineering: architectural design, interior design, urban design, landscape architecture, and cultural heritage.
- Spatial Planning Engineering: regional planning, strategic planning, urban planning, rural development, urban design, urban rehabilitation and regeneration, and landscape and environment.
- Computer Science: computer and network security, artificial intelligence, knowledge engineering, databases, data mining, software engineering, human-computer interaction, operations research, and mobile applications.
Available facilities extend over Omar Al-Aqqad Building and Munib Al-Masri Building which include classrooms, lecture theatres, laboratories, workshops, drawing studios and computer laboratories.