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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 24k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 24k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 366pts.
  • Duration:
  • 4 years

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    The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) offers the degrees of Bachelor of Engineering (BE), major: Civil Engineering (CE); and Bachelor of Science (BS), major: 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; 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.

    The objectives of the CE program are to see our graduates 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 

    • Introduction to Engineering & Architecture
    • Statics
    • Calculus and Analytical Geometry III
    • Chemistry Elective
    • Introductory Chemical Techniques
    • Arabic Elective
    • Engineering Drawings and Tools
    • Mechanics of Materials
    • Differential Equations
    • Introductory Physics II
    • Introductory Physics Laboratory II
    • Humanities Elective I
    • Surveying
    • Introduction to Probability and Random Variables
    • Humanities Elective II
    • and more

    program_requirements

    Students completing 12 years of schooling and doing one of the following programs: High School Program, SAT program, AP program, IGCSE (O Levels), IB Certificate or any other school leaving certificate (other than Lebanese Baccalaureate) can apply to the freshman program at AUB.

    The freshman program is a majorless year (2 regular semesters) whereby the student can take different courses and follow either a scientific track or a track in humanities. Once the student completes the freshman year, he/she gets to enroll in a specific major at the sophomore level based on his/her average or GPA.

    To apply for regular admissions, the student needs to submit an undergraduate application along with the following documents:

    a. SAT1 results
    b. High school records during grades 10 and 11
    c. Counselor/Teacher recommendation(s)/Extracurricular Activities/Other Achievements

    Once the student is admitted, he/she will be required to present evidence of having successfully completed Grade 12 and show a level of proficiency in the English language by obtaining a minimum score of 573 on the paper based TOEFL OR 230 on the Computer Based TOEFL (OR 88 on Internet Based TOEFL), OR 500 on the University English Entrance Examination (EEE) OR 380 and above on the writing section of the OLD SATI (Jan 2016 or Earlier) OR 5.5 on IELTS (for IELTS we also requires an additional English Placement test to be done at AUB).   

    AUB’s Office of Financial Aid has devised several types of need-based assistance programs. These include grants based on the financial status of the student’s family, student loans at low interest rates and favorable repayment options, academic merit scholarships, work study programs that allow students to finance their education while acquiring professional skills at various offices in the University, and assistantships for graduate students.

    The AUB scholarship program ensures that students who meet the University's academic standards will have the opportunity to receive an AUB education.

    AUB has always been committed to educating students from different nationalities, religions, races, and political persuasions. We are working hard to make sure that economic background is not a factor in the admission process. The University's liberal arts curricular and educational philosophy rests on the principles of intellectual freedom, scientific reasoning, and exposure to a wide range of ideas. AUB encourages concentration in a field of study and seeks to cultivate morally conscious citizens.

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