Postgraduate Programs
 
ProgramDepartmentDescriptionStudy Plans
Master in Agricultural Economics and Agribusiness (Thesis Track) Agricultural Economics and AgribusinessIntended learning outcomes:

After the successful completion of this program, the students should be able to:
1. Develop specialized problem-solving skills in research or other professional activity by applying the newest knowledge in the field of Agricultural Economics and other related areas.
2. Integrate knowledge of economics and strategic management for evaluation and drafting of the strategies for increasing international competitive capacity in agricultural business and the food chain.
3. Provide assessment of agrarian policy and national, regional and international trade policy.
4. Analyze concepts of sustainable development and urgent global and local problems currently in discussion
5. Integrate various theories of economics and marketing for performing research in and forecasting of the local, regional, and international agricultural and food markets
6. Analyze, evaluate and model scenarios for sustainable agricultural and rural development and for intervention policies in the areas of sustainable resource exploitation and environment protection.
7. Communicate effectively, both written and orally, advanced economic concepts and apply those to agricultural and natural resource issues and apply those in a professional or academic environment.
8. Apply principles of scientific argumentation and ethics of scientific discussion
9. Demonstrate ethical and professional responsibilities for being an agricultural engineer, especially with regard to agricultural sector, environment and society.
10. Apply critical thinking and problem solving skills, and pursue continuous education in aspects of agricultural economics and agribusiness management.   
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Master in Animal Production (Thesis Track)Animal ProductionIntended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)/ MSc program:
After the successful competition of this program students should be able to:
1. Create and implement plans, programs and systems to help in the development of animal production.
2. Work in research institutions and conduct applied research to tackle current issues in animal production.
3. Demonstrate effective communication skills with livestock producers especially at a local level to provide the appropriate extension services.
4. Implement the results of scientific studies to take the appropriate decisions
5. Utilize critical thinking capabilities and problem solving skills in providing solution for outstanding issues facing the livestock sector in Jordan.
6. Work as a manager in the animal production companies and enterprises.
7. Implement strategies and working plans to improve efficiency and productivity.
8. Conduct scientific projects under the supervision of faculty members.
9. Write scientific literature and technical reports.
10. Develop technical skills to manage different enterprises of animal production
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Master in Horticulture and Crop Science (Thesis track)Horticulture and Crop ScienceHorticulture and Crop Science Program
Master degree
Intended Learning outcomes:
On completion of this program it is expected that the students will be able to:

1 - Develop plans to solve problems related to horticulture and crop science in a scientific and practical manner.
2 - Write and carry out research projects under the supervision of specialists in the area of horticulture and crop science and provides scientific reports.
3 - Prepare and implement programs and brochures in the field of horticulture and crop science to serve those interested in this sector.
4 - Apply the possible recommendations and outputs of scientific research in horticulture and crop science.
5 - Apply modern ideas and use advanced tools in agricultural production.
6 - Apply quality standards in production projects, agricultural companies and institutions working in the field of horticulture and crop science.
7 - Lead professionally production projects, agricultural companies and institutions working in the field of horticulture and crop science.
8 - Develop thoughtful, clear, and consistent perspectives on ethical issues with minimal damage to environment.
9 - Commit to sustainable learning and seeks to generate new knowledge in his specialty.


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Master in Agricultural Biotechnology Horticulture and Crop Science
School of Agriculture
Department of Horticulture and Crop Science
Biotechnology Program
Master degree
Intended Learning outcomes:
On completion of this program it is expected that the students will be able to:

1- Develop plans to solve problems related to the subject of biotechnologies in a scientific and practical way using advanced devices.
2 - Write and execute the research projects and special technical reports professionally in the areas of biotechnology.
3 - Develop and design programs and guidance in the field of biotechnology to serve those interested in this sector.
4 - Manage production projects at agricultural companies and institutions dealing with biotechnology.
5 - Application of biotechnological research recommendations and findings in different work locations.
6 - Demonstrate a deep understanding of quality standards and applies them in production projects and agricultural companies and institutions working in the field of biotechnology.
7 - Develop thoughtful, clear, and consistent perspectives on ethical issues and applied the general safety rules.
8 - Commit to sustainable learning and seeks to generate new knowledge in his specialty.

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Ph.D in Horticulture and Crop ScienceHorticulture and Crop ScienceHorticulture and Crop Science Program
Ph.D. degree
Intended Learning outcomes:
On completion of this program it is expected that the students will be able to:

1 - Write pioneer research projects and acquire needed funds and logistical support from local, regional and international resources
2 - Work as a principal investigator and publish in highly ranked scientific journals.
3 - Lead research teams efficiently and professionally.
4 - Prepare and teach courses in the field of horticulture and crop science, and supervise professionally graduate students.
5- Solve effectively problems related to horticulture and crop sciences.
6 - Performs professionally workshops, field days, and scientific bulletins.
7 - Apply modern statistical techniques to reach the best possible solutions.
8 - Apply efficiently the results of experiments and scientific research to develop new ideas in horticulture and crop sciences.
9 - Prepare and implement effectively studies to introduce new crops.
10 - Develop thoughtful techniques to use production inputs to achieve the best results with minimal damage to environment.
11- Develop thoughtful, clear, and consistent perspectives on ethical issues with minimal damage to environment.
12 - Commit to sustainable learning and seeks to generate new knowledge in his specialty.




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Master in Land Water and Environment (Thesis Track)Land Water and EnvironmentDepartment of Land, Water and Environment
ILOs of the MSc Program
At the completing the MSc program, student should be to:
1. Possess the comprehensive knowledge in the areas of land, water and the environment
2. Apply the methods of scientific research needed to assess and find solutions to the problems of land, water and environment.
3. Implement the scientific and standard methods of sampling and analysis of soil and plant needed for evaluating soil fertility and quality.
4. Develop the technical means and models needed to study the issues related to the agricultural environment, water and models.
5. Apply scientific and research-based techniques needed to solve environmental and agricultural problems.
6. Write scientific research proposals and journal articles that address problems of land, water and environment.
7. Participate effectively in community service through the possession of scientific research and skills needed to solve agricultural and environmental problems.
8. Possess the adequacy of self-assessment and to take responsibility, with a commitment to the ethics of research and carrier.
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Ph.D in Land, Water & EnvironmentLand Water and EnvironmentDepartment of Land, Water and Environment
ILOs of the PhD Program
It is expected from the students after graduating from the PhD program to:
1- Evaluate scientific theories and factors affecting the productivity of land, water and environment.
2- Analyze and evaluate the interactions between natural and biological, chemical and human components of the environment.
3- Develop and evaluate alternatives and solutions for the management of land and water through scientific analysis of the data and the application of scientific methods.
4- Distinguish and evaluate the impacts of different social motivator and environmental factors on agricultural and environmental sectors.
5- Design and implement sustainable solutions to the farmers and the country with respect to land, water and environment.
6- Write and publish findings of scientific research in peer-reviewed journals.
7- Possess and apply knowledge and technology-based solutions to problems of land, water and environment.
8- Develops new ideas in the field of specialization in a way that reflects creativity, independence and leadership.
9- Adheres to the ethics of scientific research with sufficient competence to address environmental issues with responsibility and neutrality.
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Master in Nutrition and dieteticsNutrition and Food TechnologyAfter completing the M.Sc. program in Nutrition and Dietetics, the graduate should be able to:

1- Demonstrate a critical approach to the science of human nutrition and dietetics and a capacity for independent evaluation of research.

2- Demonstrate consistent professional behavior in accordance with the legal and
ethical boundaries of the dietetic profession

3- Apply evidence-based nutrition information to solve practical problems among diverse populations and geographic settings and apply advanced and integrated knowledge of nutrition and health to nutrition related health problems.

4- Select and develop appropriate modes of communication to obtain and share evidence based nutrition knowledge, and appropriate technologies to analyze and synthesize complex nutrition information and problems, and to interpret and share knowledge, skills and ideas.

5- Critically analyze, reflect on and synthesize complex information and problems in nutrition, to come to well-reasoned conclusions.

6- Apply best practice and evidence to identify problems and generate and evaluate practical solutions to complex nutrition issues.

7- Develop, implement, and evaluate nutrition programs at the community, national, and global levels using interdisciplinary approaches

8- Integrate nutrition fundamentals into the treatment and prevention of chronic disease

9- Discuss and appraise the way public health strategies evolve and nutritional guidelines are developed and identify the key nutrition concepts for developing food-based dietary guidelines

10- Employ high level personal responsibility, accountability and autonomy to demonstrate expert judgement, adaptability to new situations, effective work practices, and responsibility as a nutritionist.

11- Select, develop and validate, appropriate study methods to evaluate the nutritional status of a population and to assess the relationship between diet and disease/health outcomes

12- Present a critical in depth review of a specialized area of the literature in the format of a review article to a peer reviewed journal, analyze and apply research methods within a variety of nutrition studies and settings and generate new knowledge through research in nutrition...Read More
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Master in Food science and Technology Nutrition and Food TechnologyAfter completing the M.Sc. program in Food Science and Technology, the graduate should be able to:

1- Demonstrate advanced knowledge of the fundamental aspects of the food science topics studied and their application to current practice in the industry

2- Demonstrate the ability to apply the principles developed in the program to other aspects of food science and technology.

3- Critically evaluate the functionality and safety of foods in the context of human health including the relation with raw materials and their processing into foods based on analytical data and scientific literature data.

4- Master the skills and acquire the problem solving capacity to analyze problems of food quality and safety along the food chain and elaborate interdisciplinary and integrated qualitative and quantitative approaches and solutions (including implementation) appreciating the complexity of food systems and the processes used while taking into account technical limitations and socio-economic aspects such as feasibility, risks, and sustainability

5- Investigate interaction with other relevant science domains and integrate them within the context of more advanced ideas and practical applications and problem solving.

6- Demonstrate critical consideration of and reflection on known and new theories, models or interpretation within the broad field of food technology.
7- Identify and apply appropriate research methods and techniques, design, plan and execute targeted experiments or simulations independently and critically evaluate and interpret the collected data.

8- Develop and execute independently original scientific research and/or apply innovative ideas within research environments to create new and/or improved insights and/or solutions for complex (multi) disciplinary research questions respecting the results of other researchers.

9- Act in a manner appropriate to a professional Food Scientist / Technologist and communicate effectively (orally and in writing) original scientific material to both an academic and lay audience, and Generate new knowledge through research in food systems
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Ph.D in Nutrition and dieteticsNutrition and Food TechnologyAfter completing the Ph.D. program in Nutrition and Dietetics, the graduate should be able to:

1- Establish advanced scholarship in a specialty area (i.e. expertise in a least one overlapping biomedical discipline e.g. biochemistry, physiology, cell and molecular biology, food science/functional foods, epidemiology, biostatistics, medicine, etc.)
2- Demonstrate appropriate exposure to social and career-building disciplines (e.g. education, communications, information technology, technical writing, social sciences, etc.)
3- Write an original scholarly research, and effectively dissemination research findings via peer-reviewed journals.
4- Prepare and present seminar to a professional standards seminars and practical applications such as teaching.
5- Analyze and apply current research into practice and use these nutrition principles in the treatment and prevention of diseases and evaluate varying techniques and methods used in nutritional research.
6- Investigate and evaluate theories to facilitate the adoption of healthy behaviors, and assess the complex factors that influence nutritional choices
7- Articulate the significance of applied nutrition concepts and practices in terms of the challenges and current trends in the field of nutrition.
8- Solve nutrition-related problems, propose effective nutrition policies, guide new product and service development
9- Contribute through original research that extends the frontier of knowledge by developing a substantial body of work, some of which merits national or international refereed publication
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