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Generally, science and technology are in an increasing and continuous development process. During the last decades, several technologies have been invented, others have been grown and others have been ignored. As a result, it is very important that higher education curriculum developed in order to encompass these rapidly evolving technologies. Electrical engineering with its different branches (computer engineering, electrical energy engineering, electronics and telecommunications) is one of the fields that is continuously growing and expanding. Recent developments in electrical engineering include Renewable Energy (RE), Internet of Things (IoT) and Cyber Security (CS), which have recently witnessed a huge demand in the labor market.
Jordan is confronted with a rapidly increasing energy demand in the coming few years resulting from a bundle of demographic, socio-economic and resource related factors. Consequently, Jordan, as a non-producing oil country, has paid a lot of attention and investment in the RE field especially solar energy and wind energy. By 2025, it is expected that 20% of the electrical energy in Jordan will be covered by renewable resources. Also, in IoT field, the IoT applications in Jordan are expanding to encompass many industrial, military and medical applications. It has been reported that 50 companies for IoT applications have been established during the last two years in Jordan. Moreover, CS has recently gained a significant interest worldwide and in Jordan as well. Seven institutional websites have been hacked in the last year in Jordan; which highlights the need for improving security and data protection over the cyber. As such, skilled engineers in RE, IoT and CS represent a pressing need for the labor market in Jordan.
 

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