Engineering - Civil-Engineering

  • Degree: Bachelor
  • Campus: Debbieh, Tripoli
  • Faculty: Engineering
  • Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Program Description

Chairperson Adnan Masri.
Professors Adel El Kordi, Yehia TemsahJamal Khatib.
Associate Professors  Mohamed Soliman, Hassan Ghanem.
Assistant Professors Lina JaberWael SlikaNour Wehbi, Rouba Joumblat, Mohamad Dandachy.
Lecturers Sandy Chaaban.
The Civil Engineering undergraduate program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

The Civil and Environmental Engineering Department is devoted to educate exemplary Civil engineers by instituting best learning practices that: i) drive knowledge, build skills and competencies, inspire the learner to define a purpose and develop a passion to life-long learning, ii) cultivate a sense of responsibility toward the profession, society and the environment, iii) attain the ability to confront challenges through innovation and research, and iv) contribute to the advancement of the community present and future.

The Civil Engineering (CE) program educational objectives is set and approved by the CE program’s constituencies, i.e. Faculty, Alumni, Advisory Board, and Employers. The program has as its objectives that within a few years our graduates must:

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.

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:

  1. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  2. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  3.  an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  4. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  5. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  6. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  7. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies.

The undergraduate curriculum for the degree of Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering consists of 150 credit-hours of course work + IC3 + 30 credits transferred from Lebanese Baccalaureate or equivalent.

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.

The Student’s Study Plan is provided to every CE student upon his/her enrollment. The CE curriculum consists of 150 total credits (+ 30 credits Transferred from Lebanese Bacc. or Equivalence) divided into the following components:

Common Requirements (60 credits) Credits
General University Requirements 20 (12 Comp & 8 Elect)
Basic Sciences and Mathematics 26
General Engineering Courses 14
CE Program-Specific Requirements (90 credits) Credits
Course from Industrial Engineering (INME 423) 3
Civil Engineering Core Courses               70
Civil Engineering Technical Electives 12
Internship (Approved Experience / Independent Study) 1
Final Year Project (FYP) 4
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  • Hydraulics Laboratory
  • Properties of Materials Laboratory
  • Surveying Laboratory
  • Soil, Foundation and Highway Laboratory



Study Plan:

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
First Semester
CHEM241 Principles of Chemistry 3 (3Cr.:3 Lec) BSMC
CVLE210 Statics 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) GE
ENGR002 Introduction to Engineering 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab) GEC
MATH281 Linear Algebra 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
MCHE201 Engineering Drawing And Graphics 3 (3Crs.: 1Lec,4Lab) GE
PHYS282 Material Properties and Heat 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec,2Lab) BSMC
BLAW001 Human Rights 1 1 Lec. CUR
Second Semester
COMP208 Programming I 3 (3Crs.: 2Lec,2Lab) GE
CVLE208 Environmental Biology 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec) CECC
CVLE211 Mechanics of Materials 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CVLE260 Engineering Surveying I 2 (2Crs.:1Lec,2Lab) CECC
CVLE270 Civil Engineering Drawing And Detailing 2 (2Cr.:1Lec,2Lab) CECC
MATH282 Calculus 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
PHYS281 Electricity and Magnetism 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
Summer I
ARAB001 Arabic Language 2 (2Cr.:2Lec) CUR
------- General Electives 4 (4) E
Third Semester
CVLE213 Structures I 3 (3Crs: 3Lec) CECC
CVLE231 Engineering Geology 2 (2Crs.:2Lec,0Tut) CECC
CVLE261 Engineering Surveying II 2 (2Cr.: 1Lec,2Lab) CECC
CVLE341 Hydraulics I 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) CECC
ENGL211 Advanced Writing 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab) GEC
MATH283 Differential Equations 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) BSMC
MATH381 Probability and Statistics 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
Fourth Semester
CVLE214 Structures II 3 (3Crs: 3Lec) CECC
CVLE222 Construction Materials I 3 (3Crs: 2Lec & 2Lab) CECC
CVLE342 Hydraulics II 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) CECC
ENGL300 Speech Communications 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec,0Lab) GEC
INME221 Engineering Economy 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec,0Lab) GE
MATH284 Numerical Analysis 3 (3Crs.: 3Lec, 0Lab) BSMC
Summer II
MGMT002 Entrepreneurship I 2 (2Crs.: 2Lec, 0Lab) GEC
------- General Electives 4 (4) E
Fifth Semester
CVLE323 RC Structures I 3 (3Crs: 3Lec) CECC
CVLE325 Construction Materials II 3 (3Crs: 2Lec & 2Lab) CECC
CVLE333 Soil Mechanics 3 (3Crs.:2Lec,2Lab) CECC
CVLE425 Steel I 3 (3Crs: 3Lec) CECC
CVLE441 Hydrology 2 (2Crs.:2Lec,0Lab) CECC
CVLE463 Transportation & Traffic Engineering 3 (3Crs: 3Lec) CECC
Sixth Semester
CVLE324 RC Structures II 3 (3Crs: 3Lec) CECC
CVLE354 Environmental Engineering 2 (2Crs.:2Lec,0Lab) CECC
CVLE371 Structural Modeling 2 (2Crs:1Lec & 2Lab) CECC
CVLE426 Steel II 3 (3Crs: 3Lec) CECC
CVLE464 Highway Engineering 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CVLE466 Construction Project Management 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) CECC
CVLE500 Research Methodology 2 (2Crs.:2Lec) CECC
Summer III
CVLE499 Internship 1 (1Cr.) CECC
Seventh Semester
CVLE427 Building Information & Modeling 3 (3Crs: 3Lec) CECC
CVLE453 Sanitary Engineering 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CVLE467 Construction Planning & Scheduling 3 (3Crs.:3Lec) CECC
CVLE501 Final Year Project I 1 (1Cr.) CECC
CVLExxx Technical Electives 3 (3) E
ENGR001 Engineering Ethics 1 (1Crs.: 1Lec, 0Lab) GEC
Eighth Semester
CVLE432 Foundation Engineering 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CECC
CVLE502 Final Year Project II 3 (3Cr.) CECC
CVLExxx Technical Electives 9 (9) E

Civil Engineering Technical Electives (CETE)

Course Code Course Title Credits Hours Distribution Course Type
CVLE510 Non-Destructive Concrete Testing 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE511 Photogrammetry And Geodesy 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE512 Advanced Surveying 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE513 Computer Application For Surveying 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE514 Advanced Structural Analysis 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE516 Inelastic Analysis Of Structure 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE517 Earthquake Engineering 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE518 Materials Technology 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE520 Structural Modeling Of Buildings 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE521 Steel Bridges 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE522 Reinforced Concrete Bridges 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE523 Advanced Reinforced Concrete 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE524 Tall Building Structure 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE525 Pre-Stressed Concrete Structure 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE526 Design With Geosynthetics 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE527 Retaining Structures 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE528 Soil And Site Improvement 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE529 Feasibility Study And Marketing 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE530 Railway Engineering 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE531 Harbor Engineering 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE534 Advanced Highway Engineering 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE535 Airports Engineering 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE537 Irrigation And Drainage Engineering 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE538 Hydraulic Structures 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE539 Hydraulic And Hydrologic Modeling 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE542 Water And Waste Water Treatment 3 (3Crs. :3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE543 Water And Waste Water Networks 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Lab) CETE
CVLE546 Environmental Process Engineering 3 (3Crs.:3Lec,0Tut) CETE