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Undergraduate Requirements

 

  • Admission to First Year

Admission is by the selection of a limited number of the most promising, eligible applicants. All candidates for admission to the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture must have completed the pre-professional educational requirements of the candidate’s country and the approved freshman program in the Faculty of Arts and Sciences of this University as described in this catalogue, or a program recognized as equivalent. The certificates, recognized for admission to the first year in the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, are listed under Secondary Certificates in the Admissions section in this catalogue. Holders of the technical baccalaureate (BT) are only eligible for admission to the same major as that of the BT.More specifically, to be eligible for admission to the first year in the Faculty of Engineering and
Architecture, a candidate must:

    • Demonstrate an acceptable level of proficiency in English, as specified under the Admissions section AUB UG Catalogue.
    •  Sit for the required SAT I tests as specified in the relevant Admissions section the AUB UG Catalogue.
    •  Satisfy the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture requirements on character recommendation as well as academic ground

Students admitted to the first year are required to take all the major engineering, architecture,or graphic design courses specified in their respective programs.
The Department of Architecture and Design limits choices to either Architecture or Graphic Design, and not to both. Students accepted in Graphic Design cannot transfer to Architecture and vice versa.

  • Admission of Transfer Students

Students attending recognized institutions of higher learning, including AUB, may apply for transfer to any of the engineering, architecture, or graphic design majors in the FEA. These students are eligible for consideration for admission to any of Terms I through VI (Term VIII
for architecture) depending on availability of places and subject to the following conditions. Students will not be admitted to the architecture or graphic design programs in the middle of the academic year. Students must:

    • Have completed the equivalent of the sophomore class at the college or university from which they are transferring.(30 credits or equivalent)
    • Have attained a minimum cumulative average of 2.7 out of 4.0 (75 out of 100 for AUB students).
    • Have taken at least 12 credits of math and basic science courses at the sophomore level or higher and attained a total average in these courses of at least 3.0 out of 4.0 (77 out of 100 for AUB students) This applies to engineering and architecture majors only.
    • Have satisfied the university admissions requirements concerning English.


Students from outside AUB applying for transfer to the architecture or graphic design majors are required to submit portfolios of their work; students from within AUB applying for transfer to the architecture or graphic design majors are encouraged to submit portfolios of their work.

Applications of transfer students are evaluated and approved by the departments and the Admissions Committee of the Faculty. The term in which the student is placed and the complete program of study in the major in which s/he is admitted are determined by the department
concerned depending on the number of credits completed at the institution from which the student is transferring.

 

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