Jordan University for Science & Technology “JUST”
Jordan University of Science and Technology (JUST) is a distinguished academic and research institution, dedicated to providing students with an engaging learning environment and a supportive campus culture. We, at JUST, are one extended family that nurtures diversity, respect, and creativity, and thus are honored to see you joining our university family
What do we mean by Work-Integrated Dual Studies?
“Dual Studies” is a global educational concept that aims to integrate the theoretical knowledge with the practical implementation in close cooperation with industrial partners. Jordan University for Science and Technology launched their 1st Dual Study pilot program in the academic year 2020, with the support of GIZ in two tracks:
- Mechanical, Mechatronics: Photovoltaics, Renewable Energy and
- Electrical Department: Power Electronics
Which benefits students will get from joining the Work-Integrated Dual Studies track?
By linking the academic part with a real work environment, students will have an enhanced learning experience, and better understanding of theoretical concepts.
Students are integrated into the organizational structure, work methods, projects planning, and implementation process at the company, during different phases of their studies. In addition to the practical experience they will gain through the extended practical phases at the company, students will acquire communication, interpersonal, and social skills.
After graduating, students will have a valuable work experience reflecting their academic specialization. In other words, Dual Studies experience will add much value to the students’ bachelor’s degree.
Work-Integrated Dual Study track students will have excellent career prospects after graduating. Often, they will have the opportunity to directly get a related job at the same partner company.
According to a contract between the partner company and the student, the company will offer the student a monthly allowance to cover some basic expenses during practical phases.
What requirements does a company have to fulfill to participate in a Work-Integrated Dual Study program?
The companies should be willing to provide well-guided training to the students. This should be accomplished by cooperating with JUST to harmonize the vocational and the academic parts of the program for the highest possible degree of employability of the student. To do so, the company must have a clear training plan which can be developed with support by JUST. In addition, the company must provide a qualified mentor for accepted students and should provide a liaison officer to maintain continuous contact with a respective counterpart at JUST. Moreover, the company needs to sign a company-university contract to officially engage the DS program. This contract contains all rights, duties, and timelines for all parties. It also guarantees that the student may complete their studies even if unexpected changes in the cooperation between the university and the company arise
Q. What is the Work-Integrated Dual Study (DS) program?
It is an educational concept which integrate the educational knowledge with the practical implementation by building a solid cooperation between the universities and industrial partners.
Q. What are the benefits of the DS for students, companies, and the universities?
The DS provides students with a practical experience which they will gain through the extended practical phases at the company. In addition, students will acquire communication, interpersonal, and social skills. On the other hand, the companies will have well-qualified graduates who are already familiar with the company’s business due to the extended practical phases they spent in the company. Finally, the university will have a high percentage of employed graduates which will increase its rank among other universities.
Q. Who is eligible to apply in DS at JUST?
All fresh students who are registered in the regular program in any of Engineering departments are eligible to apply for DS; however, some prerequisites must be fulfilled to be able to participate in the program.
Q. What are the prerequisites that the student must fulfill to be able to participate in the program?
Q. What is the procedure to select the students to participate in the DS?
The students go through some filtration to determine if he/she has fulfilled the prerequisite and if he/she has the willing to participate in the program. The available positions are then distributed on the selected students according to their GPAs and to their lecturer’s evaluation.
Q. How the selected students are distributed on the partner companies?
The program committee at JUST starts the process by guiding the students to build their CVs and we distribute the CVs on the partner companies. Some companies do interviews, some review the CVs and some of them ask us to choose the students. Then the committee do the final match between the students and the companies.
Q. Are there any contracts that must be signed by the students, JUST, or the partner companies?
Yes, there are JUST-Company and Student-Company contracts that must be signed by corresponding parties before starting the program.