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Welcome to the Chemical Engineering Department at the University of Balamand!

The UOB was the FIRST university in Lebanon to launch this major. Enrollment in the department started in 2008. Chemical engineering involves the application of many scientific disciplines, particularly chemistry, physics, and mathematics, for the conversion of raw materials and/or energy into valuable products and/or energy. It deals with the design, operation, and maintenance of an extremely diverse range of products’ manufacturing (i.e. oil and gas, paints, cement, textiles, food and beverages, …).

The Chemical Engineering program at the University of Balamand consists of an undergraduate program (with Bachelor of Science BS in Chemical Engineering and Bachelor of Engineering BE in Chemical Engineering) and a graduate program (Master of Science MS in Chemical Engineering). The undergraduate program consists of 109 credits for BS in Chemical Engineering and 146 credits for BE in Chemical Engineering, and the MS graduate program consists of 46 credits. For the BE and MS in Chemical Engineering, prospective student will choose one of the following options: Petroleum Engineering, Food Processing Engineering, and General Chemical Manufacturing. 

The students will acquire technical and research skills in ten state-of-the-art laboratories namely Petroleum Lab, Unit Operations Lab, Materials and Corrosion Sciences Lab, Nanotechnology Lab, Process Control Lab, Food Technology Lab, Fluid Mechanics Lab, Transport Phenomena Lab, Chemical Reactions Lab, and Computer Lab. These labs are hosted in the Maroun Semaan Chemical Engineering Building inaugurated in 2013.

The department provides students with direct contacts with leading institutions and companies, opportunities for internships and training, and preparation to become leading engineers in a region where the need is ever-increasing especially with the discovery of the Oil and Gas in the Lebanese Offshore.

Please browse through the Department’s Web site to learn more about our overall program, our faculty members, our labs, and the research conducted in our department and we will be delighted if you can visit UOB campus.
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