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Accreditation

Civil Engineering (CE) Program

The following programs were accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET http://www.abet.org

  1. Mission Statement of Saint-Joseph University of Beirut

USJ is a teaching and research institution. It promotes excellence and aims to mold its students into the best of the country and region, thereby opening wide the doors of opportunity for them. Not only that, but it also seeks to promote dialogue through biculturalism and plurilingualism, all while remaining a safe haven for reflection and character building.

The Charter requires that all members of the university community be committed to advocating personal freedom while still being open to spiritual engagement. Members of all religious denominations, whose very plurality is idiosyncratic to Lebanese society, are called upon to take part in this advocacy, which implies an underlying theme of mutual respect and knowledge. The Charter also states that USJ serves all members of the community, regardless of social and ethnic distinctions, which explains the importance it accords to maintaining diversity in its faculty and student body. USJ refuses to follow one ideology, opting instead to make it's campuses an open space for dialogue and exchange of information so as long as no freedoms are infringed and no academic activities are disrupted. It hopes to act as leaven to the society it belongs to.

USJ also accords great importance to its “third mission” mentioned earlier: civic engagement. The university is a pioneer in this field, having taken exemplary initiatives such as but not limited to the following:

  • The system of proportional representation used during student elections in order to better represent all political sides and encourage more people to participate in democratic life
  • The “Opération 7ème jour” volunteer program that promotes civic engagement and the learning of social, national, and human values
  • The cultural activities organized by the diverse student bodies; these enable everyone to showcase their skills and talents, making student life that much more lively.

 

  1. Mission Statement of ESIB

The « Ecole Supérieure d’Ingénieurs de Beyrouth » (ESIB) of Saint Joseph University is a French-speaking engineering institution of higher education and research serving Lebanon and the region. ESIB provides students with a solid education to acquire high-level scientific and technical skills in several areas of the engineering profession, allowing them to become operational both in design and research as well as on site and in industry. The academic experience of the students goes beyond the acquisition of knowledge in the courses to skill-based learning involving creativity, innovation, cooperation, collaboration with peers and tolerance.

 

  1. Program Education Objectives (PEOs)

The objectives of the Civil Engineering program are to graduate students able to:

 

  • Work effectively and ethically in their professional environment at local, regional and international levels,
  • Advance in their careers to become leaders in their profession, through trilingual skills, life-long learning and creativity
  • Lead in a dynamic professional environment through continuous learning and development of knowledge and skills.

 

 

  1. Student Outcomes (SOs)
  2. an ability to identify, formulate, and solve complex engineering problems by applying principles of engineering, science, and mathematics
  3. an ability to apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of public health, safety, and welfare, as well as global, cultural, social, environmental, and economic factors
  4. an ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences
  5. an ability to recognize ethical and professional responsibilities in engineering situations and make informed judgments, which must consider the impact of engineering solutions in global, economic, environmental, and societal contexts
  6. an ability to function effectively on a team whose members together provide leadership, create a collaborative and inclusive environment, establish goals, plan tasks, and meet objectives
  7. an ability to develop and conduct appropriate experimentation, analyze and interpret data, and use engineering judgment to draw conclusions
  8. an ability to acquire and apply new knowledge as needed, using appropriate learning strategies

 

  1. Graduation Requirements

To graduate, a student must have passed all required courses and must have met the following requirements:

 

  • Accumulated 60 credit hours in the Preparatory Engineering Classes (Regular Class or Honors Class).
  • Accumulated 90 credit hours in the Major Engineering Classes.
  • Passed the English course number 020ANGES4 and presented the English Proficiency Test organized by the Saint Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, USA. The prerequisite of the technical English course is to be rated « A » in the English Placement Test of the University; otherwise, the University offers the student zero credit English courses to reach level « A ».
  • Passed at least 3 credit hours in Arabic during the Preparatory Engineering Classes or the Major Engineering Classes.
  • Attained a cumulative average of 12 over 20 in the Major Engineering Classes.

 

 

  1. Curriculum Requirements


6.1 Preparatory Engineering Classes:
 (120 ECTS credits)



Regular Class

 

- Citizen Training

- Philosophy and Religions

 

 

 

 

 

  • Open Electives (4 ECTS credits): Two courses selected from the open elective courses proposed at the Saint-Joseph University of Beirut.


Honors Class

 

 

 

 

 

 

6.2 Major Engineering Classes: (180 ECTS credits)

 

 

 



  • Option Core Courses (42 ECTS credits):

Option: Buildings and Engineering Management

 

Option: Public Works and Transportation

 

Option: Water and Environment

 

 

 

  • Final Year Project (16 ECTS credits): Depending on the option

 

020PBAGS6: Final Year Project - Buildings and Engineering Management, or

020PEAGS6: Final Year Project - Water and Environment, or

020PTPGS6: Final Year Project - Public Works and Transports

 

  • Open Electives (4 ECTS credits): Two courses selected from the open elective courses proposed at the Saint-Joseph University of Beirut.

 

  1. Student Enrolment (fall 2019-2020)

 

2019-2020, Fall Semester

Year

Regular Class

Honors Class

North Campus

South Campus

Zahle Campus

TOTAL

1

33

3

1

0

2

39

2

42

3

 

 

0

45

3

58

 

 

 

 

58

4

78

 

 

 

 

78

5

83

 

 

 

 

83

 

 

  1. Graduation Statistics

 

Academic Year

Graduates

2016-2017

89

2017-2018

76

2018-2019

 81