The Department of Electrical Engineering was founded in 1993 as one of the first engineering departments of An Najah National University offering a B. Sc. in Electrical Engineering, with the aim to produce highly qualified, well-rounded and motivated graduates possessing fundamental knowledge of electrical engineering, who can provide leadership and services to Palestine and the Arab world.
The objectives and mission of the program are set to conform to those for the faculty, university and to meet the related ABET requirements. Education in the department is carried out in modern classrooms, equipped with the latest technological facilities and laboratories, where a teaching medium is created for the lecturers and students to interact efficiently and effectively.
The study plan was updated in 2013. It has 161 credit hours. There are currently 306 students, 16 full time teaching staff, 7 lab assistants and one secretary.
Since its establishment, the program has undergone several development phases and was subjected to three academic reviews.
The first was carried out (in Feb 2008) by the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission – Ministry of Higher Education , and the second, carried out in Oct 2008, by the United Nation Development Program – Regional Bureau for Arab States (Higher Education Project).
The outcomes (judgments) of these two evaluation processes were favorable and have highlighted areas of strengths and concerns of the program. Measures are already taken to alleviate the concerns and improve the execution of the program.
The Electrical Engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, http://www.abet.org. Through the ABET accreditation, students are expected to attain 7 Student Outcomes (SOs), which are set by ABET Organization. These SOs are linked to the Program Educational Objectives (PEOs), which describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation, and these are consistent with the mission of An-Najah National University. The ABET accreditation process is managed by the ABET Center.