Civil Engineering Program

Mission

The mission of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is dedicated to educate and graduate commendable civil engineers by providing a high-standard education delivered in a stimulating and supportive environment that expose students to a broad balanced program of theoretical and practical learning; to prepare graduates to build skills, competencies, leadership qualities, professionalism and ethics, in addition to cultivate a sense of creativity as well as team-work innovations to impart professional services of the highest quality to the community and the environment; and to instill in them a passion to continuous and lifelong learning (LLL) to surmount problems encountered in a rapidly changing and challenging world, for a better lifelong productive career.

Objectives

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department offers a program that aims to develop graduates who are practical, numerate, articulate, imaginative, versatile and confident. The specific objectives are to:
  1. Be competent to handle complex engineering tasks and provide innovative solutions through the integration of best practices.
  2. Be recognized for their ability to pursue graduate studies in civil engineering and related interdisciplinary areas as well as aptitude for lifelong learning.
  3. Demonstrate leadership in their fields of expertise and service to local and international communities.

Learning Outcomes

The graduates of the CE program will acquire each of the following characteristics and abilities, which constitute the program outcomes in conformity with the objectives. The student will:

a. Apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.

b. Design & conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.

c. Design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.

d. Function on multidisciplinary teams.

e. Identify, formulate, and solve engineering problems.

f. Understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.

g. Be able to communicate effectively.

h. Develop the broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering in a global, economic, environmental, and societal context.

i. Recognize the need for, and an ability to engage in life-long learning.

j. Demonstrate a knowledge of contemporary issues.

k. Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Degree Requirements

The undergraduate curriculum for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering consists of 150 credit-hours of course work + ICDL.

Annual Enrollment and Graduation

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Year Enrollment Graduation Enrollment Graduation
2011-2012 201 149 86 -
2012-2013 175 187 112 -
2013-2014 209 214 127 -
2014-2015 178 225 128 63
2015-2016 219 222 92 73
2016-2017 206 194 86 75

Career Opportunities

The demand for civil engineers has been consistently high, in the Middle East and the Gulf region, during the last decade. Engineers have been involved primarily in large public and private development projects. The emerging reconstruction activity in Lebanon and the Gulf offers ever increasing and expanding opportunities for civil engineers for even decades to come. Graduating civil engineers are benefiting from very stimulating work experiences in the region, many of which are related to mega projects in the building and infrastructure sectors; this has resulted in a booming job market and in highly competitive salaries for civil engineers. Potential senior students are on high demand for recruitment by leading engineering companies for practical training, prior to their graduation, and eventually hired as practicing engineers.

The civil engineering graduate can generally work either in the private sector or in government agencies. Civil engineers attain a broad spectrum of skills sought by almost every profession. The fields of work applied to civil engineering are in form of design and consultation, contracting and supervision, or management and quality control. Being interrelated, it is not unusual that these fields are combined during the performance of a project. The civil engineer can work as an employee, partner, or owner in consulting design offices (local or regional) in the departments of structures, transportation and planning, geotechnical engineering, environmental engineering, water resources, and computer software, and in contracting firms and construction management consultant offices.

Laboratories

Program overview

The undergraduate curriculum for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering consists of 150 credit-hours of course work.
Old Curriculum - 5 years New Curriculum - 4 years (starting Fall 2017-2018)
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