Faculty of Engineering
Profile


All engineering programs prepare the students either to enter immediately the professional practice upon graduation or to pursue graduate study.

The curricula of the engineering departments share three basic tenants: scientific and technological competence, balance between theory and practice, and commitment to self-maintained and enduring personal and professional development.

Courses are enhanced by excellent computing facilities and by extensive hands-on state-of-the-art laboratory experiments that are integrated throughout the curricula.

Class and laboratory enrollment is maintained at small class sizes to ensure personal attention by a faculty that is committed to outstanding instruction as well as close student-faculty interaction both within and outside the classroom.

The Faculty supports and counsels on-campus chapters of international professional organizations that engage in a variety of activities to provide the students with national and international exposure.

Academic Departments and Programs

The Faculty of Engineering (FE) consists of the following departments:

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Department of Electrical, Computer and Communication Engineering
Department of Mechanical Engineering

and offers programs in Civil Engineering (CE), Mechanical Engineering (ME), Electrical Engineering (EE), and Computer and Communication Engineering (CCE), leading to the degree of Bachelor of Engineering.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering offers a minor in Engineering Management which is open to all Engineering students.

Facilities

The states-of-the-art and extensive laboratories of the Faculty of Engineering are available for faculty and student research, senior engineering projects, engineering competition projects and instruction, through open hours and scores of regularly scheduled laboratory courses.

Faculty members in the academic ranks are responsible for the lab course content, relevance to the curriculum, project supervision and the facilities development and update. Dedicated instructors supported by the laboratory staff are in charge of the laboratory courses instruction.

With these academic functions, laboratories have the effective capabilities, practical functionalities and excellent quality to provide wide-ranging services to the engineering profession. These services include certified testing to the construction industry as well as advanced and unique experimental research.

Curricula

The curriculum of each program is listed under the appropriate department. All engineering curricula share a common General Education Requirements (GER) component made of 27 credits including:

Communications Skills
A: English (6 cr.)
ENL 213: Sophomore English Rhetoric
ENL 223: Communication Arts Or ENL 230: English in the Workplace
B: Arabic (3 cr.)
One course from:
ARB 211: Appreciation of Arabic Literature
ARB 212: Advanced Arabic Grammar
ARB 224: Philosophy and Literature
ARB 231: Technical Arabic
ARB 317: Modern Arabic Literature in Lebanon

9 cr.

Philosophy and Religion
A: Religion (3 cr.)
REG 212: Religion and Social Issues
REG 213: Catholicism
REG 215: World Religions
REG 313: The Maronites, Faith and Cultural Heritage
REG 314: Marriage and Family in the Catholic Church
B: Philosophy (3cr.)
One course from:
ENG 310: Ethics in Engineering
ENS 205: Environment, Society and Ethics
PHL 311: Ethics and the Modern World
POS 345: Ethics and Leadership

6 cr.

Cultural Studies and Social Sciences
One course from:
ARP 215: Cultural Themes in Lebanese Architecture
COA 359: Media and Society
COA 315: World Cinema Survey
FAP 215: Art & Culture
HUT 305: Human Thought to 1500
HUT 306: Human Thought from 1500 to the Present
LIR 214: Introduction to Literary Genres
MUS 210: Music Appreciation
NTR 215: Foods and Nutrition of World Cultures
PSL 201: Introduction to Psychology
SOL 201: Introduction to Sociology
SOL 301: Introduction to Anthropology
SOL 313: Family Violence and Child Abuse

One course from:
BAD 201: Fundamentals of Management
ECN 200: Survey of Economics
ECN 211: Principles of Microeconomics
ECN 212: Principles of Macroeconomics
ENG 210: Introduction to Engineering Economy

6 cr.

Citizenship:
One course from:
HIT 211: History of Lebanon and the Middle East
POS 201: Introduction to Political Science
POS 210: Government and Institutions of Lebanon
POS 240: Law and Society
POS 319: Democracy and Human Rights
POS 337: Dialogue of Civilizations
IAF 301: Modern Political Ideologies

3 cr.

Science and Technology:
One course from:
AST 201: Discovering Astronomy
BIO 201: Your Body in Action
BIO 202: Mystery of Life
BIO 203: Discover Biology
HEA 201: Health Awareness
HEA 204: Contemporary Health Issues
ENS 201: Introduction to Environmental Science
ENS 202: The Environment and Sustainable Development
ENS 206: Ecotourism
GIS 211: Principles of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)
NTR 201: Basic Human Nutrition
PHS 207: Development of Science and Technology

3 cr.


Note:

 

Old students with ID numbers 2007 or earlier have to take 24 credits in GER courses.
These students can take any course listed above (if not already taken) as part of their two GER free electives on condition of not taking more than one Arabic (ARB) course.

Faculty of Engineering Courses:


ENG 201 Introduction to Engineering (3.0); 3 cr.
Engineering design: needs, specifications, feasibility, models. System, detailed alternative and optimum design. Reliability and liability. Communication. Patents and copyrights. Ethics.

ENG 202 Computers and Engineering (3.0); 3 cr. Operating systems. Application software: MATLAB. Programming and Languages. Computer Architecture. Input/output. Storage. Network Architecture. Hardware applications: Data acquisition, PLC. Co-requisite: MAT 215

ENG 210: Introduction to Engineering Economy (3.0); 3 cr.
Interest and time value of money. Investment, financing, depreciation, and economic selection. Analysis of engineering costs and capital investment in the design and implementation of engineering projects. Prerequisite: ENG 201.

ENG 310: Ethics in Engineering (3.0); 3 cr.
Ethical issues in the practice of engineering: corporate responsibility; personal rights; honesty, ethical aspects of safety, risk and liability and conflicts of interest; environmental issues and sustainability; codes of ethics; emphasis on developing the capacity for independent ethical analysis of real cases.