Academic Catalog 2022–2023

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School of Engineering

Overview

The School of Engineering offers five unique bachelor of engineering programs accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, in addition to three graduate engineering programs and two new bachelor of engineering programs in Petroleum Engineering and Mechatronics Engineering. Our programs mesh a liberal art college atmosphere with the academic rigor of a research university, in order to graduate well-rounded engineers who will be the engineering leaders of tomorrow. Our vibrant and dedicated faculty members and state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities create a dynamic and stimulating environment for learning.

Mission & Vision

The School of Engineering is guided by the following core values in delivering its mission and pursuing its vision:

  1. Integrity and Transparency: Through academic freedom and responsibility; ethical behavior; honesty; respect; and shared governance.
  2. Academic Excellence: Through excellence in teaching; student centeredness; quality of scholarship and research; innovation, critical thinking, life-long learning, leadership, interpersonal skills, and values that enhance student success as trademarks of our efforts.
  3. Inclusiveness and Diversity: Through civility and the free exchange of ideas and appreciation for the perspectives of each individual from diverse backgrounds.
  4. Environmental Stewardship: Through promotion of sustainable resource management and reduction of negative impact on the environment.
  5. Effective leadership: Through inspiration and motivation, and encouragement of responsible and accountable conduct to ensure attainment of our mission.

School Administration

Dean

  • Lina Karam, Ph.D., IEEE Fellow

Associate Dean

  • Caesar Abi Shdid, Ph.D.

Chairs

  • John Khoury, Ph.D., Civil Engineering
  • Jimmy Issa, Ph.D., Industrial & Mechanical Engineering
  • Dani Tannir, Ph.D., Electrical & Computer Engineering

Program Coordinators  

  • Caesar Abi Shdid, Ph.D., Petroleum Engineering
  • Jean Chatila, Ph.D., Beirut Campus Engineering Programs    Interim
  • Dani Tannir, Ph.D., Mechatronics Engineering
  • Pierrette Zouein, Ph.D., Industrial Engineering

Staff

  • Rola Abi Akl, Senior Executive Assistant
  • Nicole Bou Farhat, Career and Placement Senior Officer
  • Vera Lahoud, Information and Assessment Senior Officer

Departments

  • Department of Civil Engineering
  • Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Department of Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

Programs Offered

Undergraduate

The School of Engineering offers Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) degrees in:

Note that the B.E. programs in Civil Engineering, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and Mechanical Engineering are all accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, www.abet.org.

The School of Engineering offers an Engineering Pre-Med (ENPMED) track as part of all its undergraduate programs.

The offered ENPMED track provides an opportunity for engineering students to apply to Medical School and pursue an MD degree, or pursue graduate studies in the biomedical and health related fields, or work in their chosen major after receiving their Bachelor of Engineering degree.

The following seven ENPMED tracks are currently offered:

  • Civil Engineering ENPMED track
  • Computer Engineering ENPMED track
  • Electrical Engineering ENPMED track
  • Industrial Engineering ENPMED track
  • Mechanical Engineering ENPMED track
  • Mechatronics Engineering ENPMED track
  • Petroleum Engineering ENPMED track

Graduate

The School of Engineering offers Master of Science (M.S.) degrees in:

Minors

The School of Engineering offers the following minors:

Non-Degree Programs

Contact Information

To contact the Office of the Dean please call, visit or write to:

Ms. Rola Abi Akl
Senior Executive Assistant, Byblos Campus
Phone: Extension 2236
Email: rabiakl@lau.edu.lb or dean.soe@lau.edu.lb
Office: ELRC 6105E

Staff office hours are 8 am- 12.30 pm and 1 pm- 4.30 pm (during the fall and spring semesters).
If you are calling from outside LAU, dial +961 1 786456 and enter the extension when prompted.