What will I learn?

This comprehensive master’s degree program, offered by the Civil Engineering Department at LAU, imparts a sound professional and academic training in civil engineering. Students opt for one of five emphases:

Construction Engineering and Management
Environmental and Water Resources Engineering
Geotechnical Engineering
Structural Engineering
Transportation Engineering

Wider career prospects

A research-oriented master’s degree program opens up the possibilities of a doctoral degree and an academic career. It also equips graduates with a deep understanding of the role of research in their industry. Through acquired research skills and a higher level of critical thinking, MS graduates are able to make more substantial contributions to the future of the profession.

Breadth and depth of knowledge

Through this program, students gain access to a variety of topics in their preferred area of study. They also get in-depth experience in one or more fields of civil engineering and are exposed to cross-disciplinary issues and topics related to the engineering and management of systems.

Research is a major component of the curriculum. In addition to conducting research along with their studies, each student completes the program with a thesis based on a topic selected from their preferred emphasis area.


The mission of the graduate program in Civil and Environmental Engineering at LAU is to provide students with a well-rounded set of career skills that empowers them to address a wide range of problems through exposure to an advanced body of knowledge and scholarly endeavors.

Program Educational Objectives

The purpose of the Graduate Program in Civil and Environmental Engineering is to:

Train students to develop the methodology and necessary skills to explore emerging issues in engineering and science.
Provide students with an advanced background and a focused body of knowledge required for the present day professional practice in their chosen field of study, and to prepare them to adapt to a changing profession.
Train the students in an active research environment, to equip them with the latest tools of research, and to prepare them for further study toward a Doctoral Degree.

Student Outcomes

Graduates of the M.S. - CEE programs will be able to:

Reinforce skills developed in the undergraduate program.
Use advanced analytical, computational, and/or experimental aspects of civil engineering.
Make critical judgments based on a sound knowledge base.
Conduct research and appreciate its importance in the evolution of civil engineering.


Students must complete 30 credits. Students must complete all the requirements for the master’s degree, including accepted transferred credits, within six years as of the end of the first semester.


This program is offered on the Byblos campus.

Which department am I in?

School of Engineering

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
LBP 3,474,900 Per credit fee

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

17 January 2022, 29 August 2022


Byblos, Lebanon



CV32 4YS, Lebanon

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to graduate programs at LAU is granted on a selective basis to students who hold bachelor’s degrees from a recognized college or university and have demonstrated distinct academic ability and motivation by meeting the minimum requirements. English Proficiency Scores: Internet-based TOEFL – with a minimum score of 90; IELTS - with a minimum of 7; Duolingo English Test – with a minimum score of 115

For international students

Applicants for admissions to the program must hold a degree of Bachelor of Science in Engineering or Bachelor of Engineering, from a recognized university. A minimum cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA), on a 4.0 scale, of 2.75 and a minimum Major GPA of 2.75, or their equivalent, is required.

Bachelor of Science in Engineering holders, from a 120-credit program, must complete an additional 12 credits of engineering courses prior to their enrollment in the Masters program. No credit toward the graduate degree is given for these courses.

English Proficiency Scores: Internet-based TOEFL – with a minimum score of 90; IELTS - with a minimum of 7; Duolingo English Test – with a minimum score of 115


About Lebanese American University

LAU’s innovative programs deliver students the education they need to excel in their chosen subject area and open doors to boundless opportunities.

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  • LAU faculty excel in teaching & research
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