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Department of Civil Engineering

B.E. in Civil Engineering

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The Bachelor of Engineering degree program in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, .

ABET is the global accreditor of college and university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and engineering technology.

ABET accreditation assures that programs meet standards to produce graduates ready to enter critical technical fields that are leading the way in innovation and emerging technologies, and anticipating the welfare and safety needs of the public.

The civil engineering program provides a superior education to those who wish to become talented and creative engineers. It draws upon LAU’s broad resources in sciences and liberal arts. Graduates of the civil engineering program have a strong theoretical background, training in the latest design methods, and proficiency in technological applications.

The courses offered by the civil engineering department cover construction, environmental, geotechnical, structural, transportation, and water resources engineering, as well as surveying.

Our graduates go on to pursue various careers in design, construction, management, and research. They are prepared to work effectively in today’s work environment because they are technically competent, critical thinkers, and abreast of the latest technical software.


The Mission of the Department of Civil Engineering at the Lebanese American University is to provide students with a quality and challenging education, through innovative teaching, professional practice and community service, enabling the students to enrich their lives and make valuable contributions to their communities.

Program educational objectives

Within a few years of graduation, the graduates of the Civil Engineering program will:

  1. Achieve success in their chosen career path be it professional practice or graduate studies
  2. Adapt to meet the changing requirements of the job market
  3. Be responsible citizen engineers

Student Outcomes

The students will acquire in their matriculation through the program, the following skills, knowledge, and behaviors:

  1. An ability to apply knowledge of mathematics, science and engineering.
  2. An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as to analyze and interpret data.
  3. An ability to design a system, component, or process to meet desired needs within realistic constraints such as economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health and safety, manufacturability, and sustainability.
  4. An ability to function on multi-disciplinary teams.
  5. An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems.
  6. An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. An ability to communicate effectively.
  8. A broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global, economic, environmental and societal context.
  9. A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in life long learning.
  10. A Knowledge of contemporary issues.
  11. An ability to use the techniques, skills and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice.

Student Data

  Enrollment Data   B.E.

Academic Year 



  Graduation Data   B.E.
Academic Year


First year


Number Course Cr
MTH201 Calculus III 3
COE212 Engineering Programming 3
CHM201 Chemical Principles 3
CIE200 Statics 3
COE201 Computer Proficiency 1
MEE211 Engineering Graphics 1
ENG202 Advanced Academic English 3


Number Course Cr
ARA2—/3— Arabic Language/Literature 3
HLT201 Basic Health 1
CIE202 Mechanics of Materials 3
MTH206 Calculus IV 3


Basic Biology      OR
Introduction to Ecology

ENG203 Fundamental of Oral Communication 3
ETH201 Moral Reasoning 1


Number Course Cr
MTH304 Differential Equations 3
—- Liberal Arts Curriculum Elective 3
PED2— Physical Education 1

Second year


Number Course Cr
CIE308 Construction Materials 3
CIE309 Construction Materials-LAB 1
CIE302 Structural Analysis I 3
CIE303 Structural Analysis - SOFT 1
CIE320 Fluid Mechanics 3
CIE321 Fluid Mechanics-LAB 1
CIE361 Surveying 2
CIE362 Surveying Lab 1


Number Course Cr
CIE306 Concrete Structures I 3
CIE307 Concrete Structures I-SOFT 1
CIE322 Hydraulics 3
CIE323 Hydraulics-SOFT 1
CIE304 Stress Analysis 3
CIE305 Stress Analysis-LAB 1
CIE460 Highway Engineering 3
CIE461 Transportation Engineering -SOFT 1


Number Course Cr
GNE331 Probability and Statistics 3
GNE301 Professional Communication 2
INE320 Engineering Economy I 3
—— Liberal Arts Curriculum Elective 3

Third year


Number Course Cr
CIE444 Soil Mechanics 3
CIE445 Soil Mechanics - LAB 1
CIE424 Water Distribution & Treatment 3
CIE425 Environmental Engineering -LAB 1
CIE465 Transportation Systems Engineering 3
CIE480 Civil Eng. Management Fundamentals 3
GNE305 Professional Ethics 1


Number Course Cr
CIE400 Steel Structures 3
CIE426 Wastewater Collection & Treatment 3
CIE427 Environmental Engineering - SOFT 1
CIE446 Foundation Engineering 3
CIE447 Geotechnical Engineering - SOFT 1
CIE485 Construction Management 3
CIE486 Construction Management - SOFT 1


Number Course Cr
CIE498 Professional Experience - Civil 6

Fourth year


Number Course Cr
CIE436 Detailing for Civil Engineers 2
CIE434 The Civil Engineering Profession 2
CIE— Technical Elective 3
CIE— Technical Elective 3
CIE— Technical Elective 3
Liberal Arts Curriculum Elective 3


Number Course Cr
CIE499 Capstone Design Project 3
CIE— Technical Elective 3
CIE— Technical Elective 3
CIE— Technical Elective 3
Liberal Arts Curriculum Elective 3

Technical electives

Number Course Cr
CIE510 Finite Element Method I 3
CIE512 Concrete Structures II 3
CIE516 Adv. Steel Design and Behavior 3
CIE517 Earthquake Analysis of Structures 3
CIE518 Adv. Stru. Anal. for Grav. & Lat. Load 3
CIE520 Solid Waste Management 3
CIE521 Hydrology 3
CIE522 Environmental Impact Assessment 3
CIE525 Environmental Policy and Management 3
CIE526* Environmental Remediation 3
CIE540 Advanced Geotechnical I Engineering 3
CIE544 Geotech. Asp. of Earthquake Eng. 3
CIE562 Airport Planning and Design 3
CIE563 Transportation Planning and Land Use 3
CIE564* Mass Transit Systems 3
CIE565 Airport Planning and Design 3
CIE582 Infrastructure Management 3
CIE584 Quality Management Systems 3
CIE585 Risk and Natural Hazard Management 3
CIE586 Construction Decision under Uncertainty 3
CIE587 Construction Cost Engineering 3
CIE588 Construction Estimating I 3
CIE596 Topics in Civil Engineering 3
CIE597 Undergraduate Research 3

Or any other approved technical elective by the department.
Note: All technical electives require at least senior standing in addition to their relevant pre- requisites.

^All CIE and MTH courses require a passing grade of C.
* Courses Not Offered for the Past Two Years

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