Department Strategy
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Beginning with the establishment of the University of Jordan in 1963, the mission of the Physics Department has been geared towards the following:
1. Educating young Jordanians to assume their roles as teachers of physics in Jordan and the regional Arab countries.
2. Preparing qualified graduates who are able to pursue their higher studies in Physics and related disciplines.  
3. Providing graduate studies at the M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels to Jordanians and other Arab citizens to meet the market demand for more and better qualified manpower.
4. Initiating and promoting research activities in a number of specialized fields of theoretical and applied physics that respond to the market needs.
5. Supplying industry, business, and the government public service, with qualified personnel and manpower.
6. Supplying technical staff as lab assistants and supervisors to: universities, schools, hospitals and private business.
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The future vision of the department can be summarized within the following:
1. Promoting quality education in Physics taking advantage of the fast developing fields of pedagogy and educational technology.
2. Strengthening research activities to cover: attracting qualified researchers, providing modern well equipped research labs, and expanding research in relevant new directions.
3. Strengthening mutual research and educational ties with prestigious universities and scientific centers of excellence.
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Program Educational Objectives (PEOs)
The undergraduate Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) of the Physics department are listed in Table 2.1 below:
Table 2.1: PEOs of the Physics Undergraduate Program
PEO Description

PEO 1 To provide the students with core physics courses that are designed to enable them to pursue graduate studies in physics, both theoretical and experimental, with emphasis on computational skills.

PEO 2 To prepare the students for teaching physics at high schools, with special attention to training them in communication and managerial skills.
PEO 3 To make the students aware of their societal responsibilities, motivating them to actively participate in disseminating scientific knowledge as well as to contribute to programs of science clubs in local schools and of promoting scientific literacy, especially amongst underprivileged communities in peripheral rural areas.
The Program Educational Objectives are posted at the
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Students Outcomes
Program Intended Learning Outcomes
At the successful completion of the Bachelor Program in Physics, graduates should be able to:
1. Outline, apply and integrate a broad range of fundamental concepts in basic areas of physics such as: Quantum Mechanics, Classical Mechanics, Electrostatics and Magnetism, Thermal Physics, Optics, Theory of Special Relativity, Mathematical Physics, Electronics.
2. Apply efficiently basics and advanced knowledge of mathematics including ordinary and partial differential equations, complex variables, linear algebra, vector algebra and calculus, partial differentiation, multiple integrals, Fourier series, integral transforms, calculus of variations, and probability to analyze and solve physics problems.
3. Discuss how modern electronic instrumentation works, and how experiments are used to reveal the underlying physical principals of the universe and its constituents.
4. Utilize standard laboratory equipment, modern instrumentation, and classical techniques to carry out experiments.
5. Analyze and discuss physics laboratory experiments, properly carry out the experiments, and appropriately record and analyze the results including the use of graphs, error analysis and computational techniques.
6. Adhere to the proper procedures and safety regulations for safely working in a lab.
7. Outline broad concepts in scientific research methods and ethical principles of scientific research and be able to write research proposals.
8. Communicate clearly and effectively in both written and oral forms.
9. Apply proficiently a team work skills and employ team-based learning strategies.
10. Utilize information and communication technology in both data collections and data analysis and in accessing databases and international information in science.
11. Apply professional and ethical responsibility to society.