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Civil Engineering, B.Eng.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #220 (QS) Beirut, Lebanon
The Department of Civil Engineering offers the degrees of Bachelor of Engineering (BE) with the major of Civil Engineering (CE) and Bachelor of Science (BS) with the major of Construction Engineering (ConsE).
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The mission of the undergraduate programs of the Civil Engineering Department at American University of Beirut 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. It also instills in them the ability 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
  • leaders in their profession and in the service of their community.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Civil Engineering
  • Introduction to Programming
  • Calculus and Analytical Geometry
  • Introductory Physics
  • Introductory Physics Laboratory
  • Arabic Communication Skills Elective
  • Engineering Graphics
  • Differential Equations
  • Technical English
  • Ethics Elective
  • Introduction to Probability and Random Variables
  • Humanities Elective
  • Mechanics of Materials

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

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

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

Tuition Fee

  • International

    842 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 842 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    842 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 842 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Beirut

  • 750 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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