This course developed for METHODS Project                                                   Co-Funded Project

This course will help the undergraduate students pay attention to the most important dimensions and components of research methodology and tools. It will enable them 'as beginners' to impart research skills and help improve the quality of senior students or young researches. The students will utilize the best practice of information communication technology (ICT) available.
The course is designed in a way to develop active learners, it will move from teaching to learning, from teacher centered to students centered, from competitive learning to collaborative and group learning. The course will employ different teaching and learning methodologies. Main focus will be on :

1) Flipped Class Rooms
2) Problems Based
3) Competency Based
The students will read the materials and prepare before the class and will utilize the classroom time for brain storming, discussion and developing solutions for the problem assigned to them at the beginning of the semester.

تم تطوير مساق أساليب بحث علمي ضمن مشروع اراسموس بلس المدعوم من الإتحاد الأوروبي ، ويهدف هذا المشروع الى تحفيز وتشجيع الطلاب للتعلم الذاتي باستخدام وسائل التعليم والتعلم الحديثه واستخدام وسائل التكنولوجيا الحديثة في عملية التعلم والتواصل. سوف يكون الطالب هو محور عملية التعليم (Student Centered)  وسيتم اتباع ثلاثة طرق تعليمة حديثة في هذا المساق الى جانب الطريقة التقليدية في عرض بعض المحاضرات وهي كالتالي:

1- Flipped Class Rooms وتركز هذه الطريقة على عكس عملية التعلم بحيث يقوم الطالب بتحضير ودراسة ما يطلب منه ضمن خطة مدروسة في المنزل قبل الحضور لقاعة المحاضرة ، وفي قاعة المحاضرات تتم عملية التعلم بواسطة عملية نقاشية بمشاركة جميع الطلبة وعملية تسهيل وادارة من المدرس.

2- (Problem Based Learning (PBL ، وتركز هذه الطريقة على عملية التعليم من خلال حل بعض المشاكل العملية التي تواجهة المجمتع ، وتعتبر المشاريع في المساقات هي نوع من أنواع التعليم بحل المشاكل (PBL).

3- (Competency Based Learning (CBL: وتركز هذه الطريقة على التركيز على تعليم الطالب مهارات محدده تتعلق بالمساق بالآضافة الى مهارات عامة مطلوبة من جميع الطلبة في كلية الهندسة 

Power Electronics:

Power diode, Thyristor and Transistor family. Single and three-phase uncontrolled and controlled rectifiers with various loading characters. Thyristor firing and commutation circuits. Single and three-phase AC voltage controller. DC chopping circuits, step-down and step-up chopper. Single and three-phase inverters. Switching power supplies and UPS.

Lecturer: Dr.Sameer Khader

Teaching Assistant : Eng. Ola

The course involves a systematic but not exhaustive review of the major theories of architecture. It situates them chronologically, from late 19th century to the present. The course identifies recurring theoretical questions and possible causes for their recurrence. It also identifies more ephemeral questions and looks at their conditions of emergence and disappearance. The course puts theoretical elements into confrontation with concrete examples. Notions like Iconic architecture, Utopia, Industrial City...etc. will be raised and discussed.

The objective for this course is to give students a deeper understanding of how architectural theory have been formulated in relation to the development of modern society in the 20th century, and to train them in independent critical reflection about the conditions for architecture.

After completing this course, students should be able to:

· describe the development of architecture in relation to the emergence of modern society;

· discuss, analyze, and contextualize individual buildings and texts from the twentieth century;

· explain the theoretical and practical development of architecture during the twentieth century; and

· discuss and independently reflect on the concept of modernity and its importance for the built environment.