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AI in Engineering

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Irbid, Amman, Jordan
Course # SA 10528
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2022 05/08/22 to 05/22/22

Program Leader

Name Hany Abdel-Khalik

Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description

This course responds to the anticipated huge impact AI is expected to make on all aspects of engineering systems, including their preconceptual design, optimization, operation, safety and security. Recent years have shown a strong need to supplement the educational curricula with courses that expose the details and functionalities of AI techniques, and help the students appreciate/assess their value for the various engineering applications. 

This course will help prepare the students to enter the workforce with a good understanding of AI principles and applications.

The Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) has the sole nuclear engineering program in Jordan.  Jordan is one of the leading countries in the Middle East on exploring the use of nuclear power for civilian applications.  JUST houses on campus the Jordanian Subcritical Assembly and the , Jordan Research and Training Reactor both planned for site visits during this course. 

Cultural and historical site visits planned: 

Wadi Rum-An overight camp in this protected desert wilderness.  Many famous movies  have been filmed here including:  Star Wars-The Rise of Skywalker, The Martian, and  Dune, among many others. 

Petra- an ancient city dating back to the fourth Century B.C.

Dead Sea- See the Dead Sea and other famous sites and overnight in the area. 

Jerash and Umm Qais- Weekend trip to these ancient cities that feature the Arch of Hadrian, the ruins of the walled Greco-Roman settlement of Gerasa, and beautiful view of Golan Heights, Mt. Hermon, and the Sea of Galilee.  

This short video will show you the landscape and sites in Jordan that you may see in Amman Petra and Wadi Rum. 

Jerash and Umm Qais video

Jordan University of Science and Technology video


*You may contact Jill Churchill at with non-academic questions about travel logistics, scholarships, payments, passports, visas, etc.  If you have a question about the academic content, please contact Prof. Hany Abdel-Khalik of Nuclear Engineering. 


Academic Credit

Earn 3 credits for NUCL 49700.  Students must check with their academic advisor to see how this can be used in their plan of study.  


Open to all Engineering students who have reach sophomore status through seniors.  Students must be in good academic standing.  All acceptance decisions will be made by Prof. Abdel-Khalik. 

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

Program cost is expected to be $3,200 which includes group flight from Chicago O'Hare, hotel in Amman, airport pick-up, and all ground transportation in country, breakfast daily, weekend excursions and all activities on the itinerary, three academic credits, a few dinners, and international health insurance. 

Addtional expenses:  Passport, Visa, personal activities, personal spending money, and transportation to and from Chicago O'Hare Airport.  

*Please note there is no financial commitment just to apply.  Students will not be committed finanically until after acceptance and a deposit is made in January 2022*

**Purdue Moves Scholarships are available.  Please check the "Financial Resources" tab on the Study Abroad Website for eligibility information**

Application Deadline

Students will be accepted on a rolling basis until program is full.  20 spots available  

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

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