Industrial and Mechanical Engineering

MS in Mechanical Engineering

The Masters of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering supports the Lebanese American University’s core mission, vision and values by: a commitment to excellence in education in a new field, constantly striving to improve the overall quality of teaching, research, writing and educational service. The aim of the program is thus to advance an academic understanding of contemporary Mechanical Engineering and address its complexities.

In line with its mission to serve the people of Lebanon and the region in order to achieve economic prosperity and build a better world, and as part of its commitment to provide quality education, the School of Engineering plans to offer graduate studies at the level of a Master’s degree. These degrees respond to a need at the national level for specialized programs and are intended to offer graduate students the opportunity to widen the horizons of their theoretical and practical knowledge, engage in basic and applied research, and prepare themselves for further studies or professional practice.

The graduate programs are expected to enrich our undergraduate programs by offering more graduate level elective courses that fifth year engineering students can take. It is also expected to foster research, which in turn is an essential component of faculty and student academic development.

Available Scholarships

Now open for fall 2023: Graduate Program Scholarships 
Distinguished students may benefit from a full Scholarship.  Application deadline, May 04, 2023

Scholarships and Assistantships.

All applicants are encouraged to contact faculty members with areas of research matching their interest.

To find out about the Graduate Assistantships application deadline, check with the Department’s main office.

Mission statement

The graduate program in Mechanical Engineering strives to provide students with an in-depth and contemporary education that prepares them to be successful leaders in mechanical engineering industries as well as successful researchers able to pursue doctoral studies.

Educational objectives

The objectives of the MS Program in Mechanical Engineering are to:

  1. Reinforce the fundamental concepts, skills, and professional knowledge needed for the design of engineered systems.
  2. Prepare students for the doctoral studies by further refining their skills and knowledge through formal education and training, independent inquiry, seminars, and research.
  3. Advance students professionally in positions of increasing leadership responsibilities with global or socially responsible implications.

Student outcomes

Upon completion of the program the students will be able to:

  1. Apply their mechanical engineering knowledge to solve complex problems and evaluate current and emerging technologies in a chosen focus area of Mechanical Engineering.
  2. Demonstrate breadth of knowledge of Mechanical Engineering.
  3. Assess the impact of their work on society, encompassing environmental, ethical, and global aspects and constraints.
  4. Demonstrate the ability to independently complete and document a technical project.