Officers of the College:
- Imad Zbib, PhD University President
- Karim Rebeiz, PhD Dean of the College of Engineering
The College of Engineering (COE) at Phoenicia University (PU) strives to develop its students’ critical thinking, moral integrity, and citizenship in engineering knowledge and practice. The College adheres to the highest standards of academic rigor while espousing noble values, including personal integrity, professional responsibility, emotional intelligence, and cultural openness. In the same vein, the programs within the COE promote a culture of independent inquiry among its students, faculty members and other key stakeholders. The ultimate goals of these programs are to craft engineering leaders who indulge in lifelong learning through professional growth and personal development.
The COE’s mission is to educate and graduate distinctive and well-rounded engineers with highly sought-after technical, intellectual, interpersonal, and communication skills, who aspire to become leaders for the betterment of the profession and the sustainable growth of society.
Within the first several years after graduation, engineering graduates of the College of Engineering at Phoenicia University are expected to:
- Stand out as engineering professionals with utmost theoretical and practical knowledge, coupled with critical thinking mindsets, to provide creative, effective and efficient solutions to real-world engineering challenges for the significant betterment of the modern society and its surrounding environment.
- Exhibit acute leadership abilities with well-rounded personalities and with a cross-section of hard and soft skills.
- Clearly manifest ethical and professional conduct in the service of the community, the environment, and the profession.
- Show commitment to lifelong learning by relentlessly pursuing developmental growth through formal/ informal education, professional licensure, and career advancement.
Programs and Degrees
The College of Engineering offers the Bachelor of Engineering (BE) degree in the following engineering disciplines:
- Civil & Environmental Engineering
Civil engineering, being one of the oldest and largest branches of engineering, focuses on the well-being of the civilian population by designing, constructing, operating and maintaining private and public facilities. Civil engineers are required to design buildings (including high rise building and recreational centers), factories, bridges, highways, airports, harbors, bridges, dams, tunnels, sewage treatment plants, railways, water supply systems, solid waste incinerators and other private and public facilities. The field of civil engineering is subdivided into structural, transportation, geotechnical, construction, water resources and environmental engineering.
- Electrical & Communication Engineering
Electrical engineering is the engineering profession that focuses on the study of electricity and magnetism to design and manufacture vastly different products of varying sizes and applications, starting with small-scale electronics and integrated circuits, up to large-scale electrical systems such as power generation, transmission, and distribution. It can also branch off into robotics and manufacturing control systems. The Communications Engineering sub-discipline deals with transmission, reception, and manipulation of analog and digital data.
- Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering is the engineering profession that employs mechanics and energy principles to conduct the analysis, design, manufacturing, and maintenance of mechanical systems such as tools, engines and other machines and components. Some applications of mechanical engineering include automobiles, aircraft, heating and cooling systems, watercraft, manufacturing plants, industrial equipment, medical devices, and other machines and components. The profession requires an understanding of thermodynamics, heat transfer, fluid mechanics, kinematics, materials science, and manufacturing processes.
- Petroleum Engineering
The profession of petroleum engineering relates to the discovery of reservoirs containing oil or natural gas, and the use of the profitable recovery method that is safe and environmentally friendly. The petroleum engineers typically use satellite and geological information to locate gas and oil deposits. Then they design and operate the gas and oil drilling equipment and facilities, and they control operations in platforms located offshore or in-land. The petroleum engineers are also involved in the design and operation of the chemical processes to refine the petroleum extracts into other products (such as gasoline, motor oil, lubricants, and plastics). The petroleum engineering profession is highly coveted in countries with untapped reserves of oil and gas.
The College of Engineering offers the following degree: