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Rules and Regulations - Undergraduate

The Faculty of Engineering offers a three-year undergraduate program leading to the Bachelor of Science (BS) of engineering degree.

To earn the degree, a student must successfully complete the required course work as approved by the Departments of the Faculty of Engineering.

I.     ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
II.   ACADEMIC RULES and REGULATIONS

III.   LABORATORY CHARGES

I.     ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Admission to the undergraduate program in the Faculty of Engineering is normally restricted to the first year. However, in exceptional cases, and with the approval of the Admissions Committee, students transferring from other accredited institutions may be considered for admission on an individual basis provided the following requirements are satisfied:

a- Enrollment quotas are not filled.
b- The applicant attended a reputable university and obtained a minimum average of 70 in at least 20 transferable credits or, has successfully completed one year of study.
c- The applicant’s Baccalaureate qualifies him/her for admission to the University.
d- The applicant satisfies the University admission requirements concerning English proficiency.
e- The Faculty Admissions Committee has evaluated the applicant’s qualifications for academic success in scientific and engineering subjects and approved the transfer admission.



II.    ACADEMIC RULES and REGULATIONS
 

A)   Graduation Requirements
Refer to Graduation Requirements in the General Section.

B)   Permission to Take Graduate Courses
A Student is permitted to take Graduate courses if he/she meets the following conditions:

  1. Students who are finishing their last 20 credits of Bachelor degree and have an average in major of courses of 75 or above are allowed to take a maximum of two master courses, provided that the total number of credits per semester does not exceed 15.
  2. Students who are finishing their last 20 credits for the Bachelor degree and have an average in major courses of 75 or below may not take any Master courses.

C)  Promotion to 4TH Year
Students who achieve an average in major courses in their undergraduate plan of study above 75 but below 80 are accepted in a graduate program on probation.
Students who achieve an average in major courses in their undergraduate plan of study of 80 or above are accepted in a graduate program with clear standing.

D)   Evaluation Criteria
Refer to Scholastic Standing, General Section, I

E)  Dean’s Honor List
To be placed on the dean’s honor list of the semester, a student must:

  1. Be a regular full time student registered for at least 12 credits.
  2. Have a semestrial major course average of 85 or above or have a semestrial general course average of 80 or above and rank in the top 10% of his/her class.
  3. Have no failing, withdrawals, or incomplete grades.
  4. Have no disciplinary action against him/her.
  5. Be deemed worthy by the Dean to be placed on the Honor List.

F)   Change of Major
To transfer from any other Faculty of the University of Balamand to the Faculty of Engineering, the student must have a cumulative average of at least 70 to be eligible for consideration by the Admissions Committee of the Faculty. He/she must have obtained an average in major science courses (determined by the department) of at least 70 with no failures. The Faculty Admissions Committee grants the final approval.

III.  LABORATORY CHARGES

A)  Supplies
Each student taking laboratory subjects must furnish, at his/her expense, the necessary notebooks, blank forms, lab coat, and similar supplies. For regular students taking prescribed laboratory work, no charge is made for normal amounts of expendable material used in connection with laboratory subject. Expendable materials are those that are necessarily consumed or rendered unfit for further use in the normal conduct of a laboratory test. If an excessive amount of expendable material is required because of carelessness on the part of the student, the cost of the additional material will be charged to the student or group responsible.

B)  Damages
Students will be charged for damage to instruments caused by lack of care. The amount of the charge will be the actual cost of repair, and if the damage results in total loss of the apparatus, adjustment will be made in light of the condition of the instruments. Where there is danger of costly damage, an instructor will be asked to check the set up. When a group does laboratory work, charges for breakage will be divided among the members of the group concerned. The amount of the charge will be stated at the time or as soon as it can be determined.

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