Jordan: Engineering and Design for Sustainable Environments
Explore human-centered design by developing a project to address the needs of a Jordanian community.
Learn about human-centered design and gain firsthand knowledge about technologies for sustainable water use and treated waste water reuse, renewable energy, and organic farming in Jordan.
Assess the needs of a local community or business to identify an engineering problem.
Develop a design project that brings an innovative and practical response to a local need.
Gain insights to water, farming, and energy challenges in arid environments through site visits to the Valley of Jordan, the Dead Sea, water treatment plants, sustainable agriculture sites, and Bedouin communities.
Experience very different perspectives on resource management during the homestay in Amman and field visits with Bedouin families in the desert.
Please visit the SIT Study Abroad website for details on program courses (including syllabi), educational excursions, and housing.
Key Topics of Study
Understanding human-centered design in the context of Jordan
Water supply technology and practice in arid climates
Sustainable, organic farming
Engineering project development
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