American Univesity of Beirut

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Chairperson:
​Abdul Malak, Mohamed-Asem
Professors:​Abdul Malak, Mohamed-Asem; Ayoub, George; Basha, Habib; El Fadel, Mutasem; Hamad, Bilal; Harajli, Muhamad; Mabsout, Mounir; Sadek, Salah
Associate Professors:​Abou Zeid, Maya; Chehab, Ghassan; Hantouche, Elie; Khoury, Hiam; Najjar, Shadi; Saad, George; Srour, Issam
Assistant Professors:​Abdulsattar, Harith; Alameddine, Ibrahim; Bilbeisi, Rana; Dabaghi, Mayssa; Salam, Darine; Yehya, lissar; Yeretzian, Aram
Adjunct Professor:​Kaysi, Isam
Part-Time Senior Lecturer:Fawwaz, Youssef
Part-Time Lecturers:​Al-Naghi, Hani; Basha, Hisham; El Meski, Fatima; Elsouri, Amer; Hatem Mousallem, Manal; Malaeb, Lilian; Nader, Halim
Part-Time Instructor:​Demachkieh, Farah; Ezzeddine, Farah; Hage Ali, Nadine
Laboratories:​​Al Hassanieh, Dima; El-Khatib, Helmi; Zayyat, Ramez

Undergraduate Programs

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) offers the degrees of Bachelor of Engineering (BE) with the major of Civil Engineering (CE) and Bachelor of Science (BS) with the major of Construction Engineering (ConsE).

The mission of the undergraduate programs of the CEE Department is to provide a stimulating and supportive environment for high-standard education and research to prepare graduates for lifelong learning and productive careers while instilling in them an appreciation of leadership qualities, professionalism and ethics. It also fosters in them the ability to provide professional services of the highest quality to the community and to expand, through teaching and research, the knowledge and technology base in civil and environmental engineering.

Bachelor of Engineering (BE) Major: Civil Engineering

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the CE program are to see our students move on to become:

  • engineers who hold central positions in various sub-disciplines of civil engineering in local, regional and international practice;
  • graduates who are admitted to and successfully complete advanced degrees in leading universities around the world;
  • and leaders in their profession and in the service of their community.

Curriculum

​Term I (Fall)
Credits
FEAA 200​Introduction to Engineering and Architecture
3​
CIVE 201Engineering Drawings and Tools​3
MATH 201Calculus and Analytical Geometry III​3
CHEM 202Introduction to Environmental Chemistry (or CIVE​3
CHEM 203Introductory Chemical Techniques (or CIVE 251L)​2
ARAB 2nnArabic Elective​3
​ ​​Total 17
​ ​ ​
​Term II (Spring)
​Credits
CIVE 210​Statics
3​
MATH 202Differential Equations​3
PHYS 210Introductory Physics II​3
PHYS 210LIntroductory Physics Laboratory II​1
ENGL 203Academic English​3
Hum 2nnHumanities Elective​3
​ ​​Total 16
​ ​ ​
​Term III (Summer)
Credits
CIVE 301​Surveying
​2
STAT 230Introduction to Probability and Random Variables​3
SoSc 2nnSocial Sciences Elective​3
​ ​​Total 8
​ ​ ​
​Term IV (Fall)
Credits​
CIVE 310​Mechanics of Materials
​3
CIVE 370Construction Materials and Technologies​3
EECE 231Introduction to Programming with C++ and MATLAB​3
ENGL 206Technical English​3
MATH 2nnMathematics Elective​3
Hum 2nnHumanities Elective​3
​ ​​Total 18
​ ​ ​
​Term V (Spring)
Credits
CIVE 311​Theory of Structures
3​
CIVE 340Fluid Mechanics and Laboratory​3
MATH 251Numerical Computing​3
BIOL 2nnBiology Elective​3
INDE 410Engineering Ethics​3
Hum 2nnHumanities Elective​3
​ ​​Total 18
​ ​ ​
​Term VI (Summer)
​Credits
CIVE 330​Engineering Geology (or Geology Elective)
​3
INDE 301Engineering Economy​3
SoScSocial Sciences Elective​3
​ ​​Total 9
​ ​ ​
​Term VII (Fall)
​Credits
CIVE 413​Concrete Design I
​3
CIVE 430Soil Mechanics and Laboratory​3
CIVE 440Hydraulics and Laboratory​3
CIVE 550 or 551Water Treatment and Laboratory or Wastewater Treatment and Laboratory​3
CIVE 460Transportation Engineering and Laboratory​3
​ ​​Total 15
​ ​ ​
​Term VIII (Spring)
Credits​
CIVE 421​Construction Management
​3
CIVE 411Indeterminate Structural Analysis​3
CIVE 54nHydrology Elective​3
CIVE n5nEnvironmental Elective​3
CIVE 461Highway Engineering​3
​ ​​Total 15
​ ​ ​
​Term IX (Summer)
Credits
CIVE 400​Approved Experience0​
​ ​​Total 0
​ ​ ​
​Term X (Fall)
Credits​
CIVE 401​Final Year Project I
3​
CIVE 41nStructures Elective​3
CIVE 431Foundation Engineering​3
CIVE 5nn/6nnCEE Technical Elective​3
CIVE 5nn/6nnCEE Technical Elective​3
​ ​​Total 15
​ ​ ​
​Term XI (Spring)
​Credits
CIVE 402​Final Year Project II
​3
CIVE 42nConstruction Elective​3
CIVE 5nn/6nnCEE Technical Elective​3
CEE|MSFEA/AUBTechnical Elective​3
​ ​​Total 12
​ ​ ​
Total Credit Hours:​143

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Major: Construction Engineering (ConsE)

Program Educational Objectives

The objectives of the Construction Engineering program are to see our graduates move on to become:

  • engineers who hold central positions in local, regional and international construction engineering practice;
  • engineers who are involved in landmark projects and who contribute to the advancement of the local and regional construction industry;
  • and leaders in their profession and in the service of their community.

Curriculum

​Term I (Fall)
Credits
FEAA 200​Introduction to Engineering and Architecture
​3
CIVE 201Engineering Drawings and Tools​3
MATH 201Calculus and Analytical Geometry III​3
CHEM 202Introduction to Environmental Chemistry (or CIVE 251)​3
CHEM 203Introductory Chemical Techniques (or CIVE 251L)​2
ARAB 2nnArabic Elective​3
​ ​​Total 17
​ ​ ​
​Term II (Spring)
Credits
CIVE 210​Statics
​3
MATH 202Differential Equations​3
PHYS 210Introductory Physics II​3
PHYS 210LIntroductory Physics Laboratory II​3
ENGL 203Academic English​3
Hum 2nnHumanities Elective​3
​ ​​Total 16
​ ​ ​
​Term III (Summer)
Credits
CIVE 301​Surveying
2
STAT 230Introduction to Probability and Random Variables3
SoSc 2nnSocial Sciences Elective
3
​ ​Total 8​
​ ​ ​
​Term IV (Fall)
Credits
CIVE 310​Mechanics of Materials
3​
CIVE 370Construction Materials and Technologies​3
EECE 231Introduction to Programming with C++ and MATLAB​3
ENGL 206Technical English​3
MATH 2nnMathematics Elective​3
​ ​​Total 15
​ ​ ​
​Term V (Spring)
Credits​
CIVE 311​Theory of Structures
​3
CIVE 340Fluid Mechanics and Laboratory​3
MATH 251Numerical Computing​3
INDE 410Engineering Ethics​3
BIOL 2nnBiology Elective​3
​ ​​Total 15
​ ​ ​
​Term VI (Summer)
Credits​
CIVE 330​Engineering Geology (or Geology Elective)
​3
INDE 301Engineering Economy​3
ECON 212Elementary Macroeconomic Theory​3
​ ​​Total 9
​ ​ ​
​Term VII (Fall)
Credits
CIVE 413​Concrete Design
3​
CIVE 421Construction Management​3
CIVE 430Soil Mechanics and Laboratory​3
CIVE 440Hydraulics and Laboratory​3
Hum 2nnHumanities Elective​3
​ ​​Total 15
​ ​ ​
​Term VIII (Spring)
Credits
CIVE 422​Construction Methods and Safety
3​
CIVE 423Construction Planning and Scheduling​3
CIVE 522Building Construction and Estimating​3
CIVE 461Highway Engineering​3
Hum 2nnHumanities Elective​3
​ ​​Total 15
​ ​ ​
​Term IX (Summer)Credits
CIVE 400​Approved Experience0
​ ​Total 0​
​ ​ ​
​Total Credit Hours: ​110


Elective Courses

  • List of Biology Elective Courses: BIOL 201, BIOL 202, BIOL 209, BIOL 210, BIOL 250, BIOL 252, BIOL 255, BIOL 258, BIOL 259, CIVE 252
  • List of Chemistry Elective Courses: CHEM 202, CIVE 251
  • List of Chemistry Lab Elective Courses: CHEM 203, CIVE 251L
  • List of Geology Elective Courses: GEOL 201, GEOL 211, CIVE 330
  • List of Mathematics Elective Courses: MATH 211, MATH 212, MATH 218, MATH 281

General Education Requirements

Civil Engineering Major: Students are required to complete 12 credits in the humanities including INDE 410, 6 credits in the social sciences, 6 credits in English: ENGL 203 and ENGL 206, and 3 credits in Arabic.

Construction Engineering Major: Students are required to complete 12 credits in the humanities including INDE 410, 6 credits in the social sciences including ECON 212, 6 credits in English: ENGL 203 and ENGL 206, and 3 credits in Arabic.

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