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Department of Civil Engineering

Chair’s Message

On behalf of our distinguished faculty of the Department of Civil Engineering, I sincerely welcome you to our website.

It is civil engineers who design the cities of the future and ensure safe and resilient infrastructure. It is civil engineers who maintain safe mobility of people and goods for the betterment of the economy while preserving and maintaining the environment for future generations. Indeed, civil engineers are called upon to solve the world’s most important and challenging problems, and we do so by devising smart, innovative, and technologically advanced solutions that balance human’s ever-growing needs with the earth’s diminishing resources.

I invite you to explore what our Department has to offer in terms of excellent engineering undergraduate and Master’s programs, and a dynamic research environment that serves our community and works to find solutions to real-world problems. Our Department comprises nine full time faculty of diverse specializations that cover most areas of Civil Engineering. We currently have three full-time staff members and a number of highly qualified part-time faculty members. The new state-of-the-art School of Engineering Labs and Research Center (ELRC), which houses our comprehensive learning and research facilities, inherently supports the Civil Engineering program’s mission in guiding each and every student on their journey to becoming a civil engineer. Our department currently offers a bachelor of engineering (B.E.) degree program in civil engineering – accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET, – a minor and certificate in Construction Management, a minor in Environmental Science, and a Master of Science (M.S.) in civil and environmental engineering. Our Department offers you a strong background in design and practice of engineering supported by our technical emphasis areas that you may choose to focus your studies and deepen your area(s) of interest, including:

The Department of Civil Engineering at LAU is focused on people and our mission is to provide the highest-quality engineering education to our graduates, so that they develop the confidence and skills to collaborate and address complex global engineering challenges. After all, our graduates are and will be responsible for the designing, constructing, maintaining, and operating sustainable, smart, and resilient infrastructure. We are excited about the future of our profession and the important role our department will continue to play in this continuously advancing field.

I implore you to get in touch with our faculty, to learn more about our undergraduate and graduate programs, and our ASCE student chapter.


John Khoury, PhD, PE, PTOE


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