PSUT’s King Abdullah II School of Engineering examines graduate projects according to international standards

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 - 12:45



Over a period of two days, the King Abdullah II School of Engineering at Princess Sumaya University for Technology presented students’ graduation projects in the fields of Communications Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Power and Energy Engineering.

PSUT President, Prof. Mashhoor Al-Refai, accompanied by Dr. Mohammed Al Jaafari, Managing Director of Intellectual Property Commercialization Office (IPCO) at the Royal Scientific Society, Dr. Khaldoun Abu Gharbieh, Dean of the King Abdullah II School of Engineering, and a number of the School’s department heads visited the halls where the projects were on display, and attended the defense sessions.

Prof. Al-Refai expressed his pleasure and pride in the presentation methods adopted in the defense of the projects, which are those followed in international universities and fall within the criteria of the international accreditation organization, ABET, which sets the parameters regarding the environment and practical conditions of engineering design projects. The adoption of these methods puts PSUT in the ranks of international universities regarding the availability of unique study programs that encourage innovation through the presentation of graduate projects carried out in line with up-to-date scientific methodology.

The Dean of the King Abdullah II School of Engineering, Dr. Abu Gharbieh, pointed out the most prominent engineering projects presented this year, which include a project in the field of Electrical Power and Energy Engineering for the design and implementation of electrical power load, with the ability to record data. A device was designed to test low-voltage batteries with the addition of a keyboard and a small screen to enter data to make the required tests on the batteries. The project received backing from the King Abdullah II Fund for Design and Development.

A second project, in the field of Computer Engineering, saw the design of a multi-angle vision system that gives a vertical picture of external surroundings of a vehicle. The system collects images from the four corners of the vehicle and gives the driver a vertical picture of the exterior of the vehicle, enabling him to avoid any nearby obstacles. Furthermore, another project in the field of Communications Engineering, saw students design a communications system for Smart-cars allowing data analysis using artificial intelligence algorithms. This project enters a new field within communication systems, namely Smart Connected Vehicles. In this project, innovative electronic modules were designed to transform traditional vehicles into a network of Smart cars connected to the Internet of Things.