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Message from the Chairperson

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Department of Civil Engineering at the
University of Balamand.

Civil Engineering is a professional engineering discipline that involves the design, construction, operation, maintenance, and management of projects such as buildings, roadways, bridges, tunnels, canals, dams, retaining structures, airports, harbors, storm water drainage, sewerage, water distribution and irrigation networks and water and wastewater treatment plants.

The Civil Engineering program at the University of Balamand consists of an undergraduate program (with degree sought Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering BS and Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering BE) and a graduate program (with degree sought Master of Science in Civil Engineering MS). The undergraduate program consists of 109 credits for BS in Civil Engineering and 146 credits for BE in Civil Engineering, and the graduate program consists of 47 credits (in addition to the 109 credits required for BS graduation) with concentration or minor in Structures, Transportation, Environment, Geotechnical, Construction Management, Water Resources, Earthquake, and Ocean Engineering. The Department also offers Master of Science in Environmental Engineering.

The Civil Engineering program at the University of Balamand couples excellent quality and challenging education with strong theoretical background and training in the most updated design methods. Our department is equipped with high standards teaching facilities including physical and computer laboratories with the state of the art equipment and software packages supporting the learning process. Our professors are highly qualified professionals in their fields and active members of various professional societies and technical committees, locally and internationally, and are engaged in various engineering projects and research programs.

On behalf of the Department of Civil Engineering at the University of Balamand, I would like to express my gratitude and sincere appreciation for your interest in our department and for visiting our home page.

Najib Nicolas Georges, Ph.D., P.E.
Chairman of the Civil Engineering Department
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