Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest and broadest of the engineering disciplines, it applies the concepts of  mechanics, thermal sciences and materials science to design, analyze, manufacture and maintain mechanical systems. Mechanical engineers leverage their physical and mathematical knowledge to engineer various systems spanning heavy machinery, heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems (HVAC), energy generation, transportation, robotics, weapons and medical devices. Maintenance engineering is the discipline that aim to optimize the equipment, procedure, time and budget used in maintenance of engineering systems.

The Academic Program of the Department of Mechanical and maintenance Engineering is one of the most outstanding engineering programs in the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. In addition to being the only program that grants a bachelor's degree in mechanical and maintenance engineering, the academic content for this program is a harmonic integration of mechanical engineering and maintenance engineering and management with equal focus on the theoretical and practical aspects of the two majors. The mechanical engineering aspect covers the traditional Thermofluid Science and Applied Mechanics. via a large number of specialized courses that are taught using the latest educational and practical means including software and hardware laboratories. The maintenance engineering and management side covers maintenance operations management and quality and efficiency control of products and production, in addition to warehouse management operations. Graduates of mechanical and maintenance engineering program will have the appropriate theoretical and practical background that qualifies them to work in a wide range of engineering fields.