Admission Requirements


Undergraduate Programs


Application for admission must be made before the end of September each year. Applicants may be assessed and selected at any time of the year based upon their Baccalaureate II, Lebanese System, examination results and/or their Grade 12, American System, examination results, and/or their Baccalaureate Technique examination results. The admission to school of engineering is subjected to the following conditions. 

Baccalaureate II, Lebanese System

A candidate should have earned the Lebanese Baccalaureate with an overall average of at least 50 %, the category of the Lebanese is listed below:
General Science
Natural Science
Social Science
Humanities
Baccalaureate Technique (BT); can only continue in the relevant filed of the baccalaureate technique

Entrance Examination

Any candidate who has met the requirement of Clause in 3.1 is required to sit for an Entrance examination and pass the TOFEL with a minimum of 535 and satisfy the University English Requirements, UER. The entrance test(s) include the following subjects:
Mathematics
Physics
Chemistry 

Assessments of Entrance Examinations

Scores a candidate earned from the governmental examination and entrance examination are averaged, that is, the weights of governmental examination and entrance examination are fifty percent respectively. Averaged result of each of the subjects is compared to the following table and the candidate is placed accordingly.

Table 1 

School of engineering Rejection &  Placement Criteria 

(Only Lebanese Baccalaureate or its equivalency)

Subject

Score

Placement

MATH

0 - 25

Rejected

MATH

26 - 59

MATH 160 (Calculus I)

MATH

60 - above

Exempted

PHYS

0 - 19

Rejected

PHYS

20 - 59

PHYS 160 (College Physics)

PHYS

60  - Above

Exempted

CHEM

0 - 19

Rejected

CHEM

20 - 49

CHEM 160

CHEM

50  - Above

Exempted




Note: A General Engineering Student can only change major using UMS if and only if his/her Major GPA is 2.0 and above and has twelve credits left from General Engineering. 

Classification

Any candidate who was exempted fully from the aforementioned passing criteria is accepted in General Engineering; after one semester in general engineering the student will select one of the aforesaid majors (Section 3). However, the selection of the major is subjected to school’s approval and the student might be advised to choose a different major.

Any candidate who is accepted and placed in remedial courses (Table 3.1), will be in General Engineering, however, the candidate cannot choose a major unless all remedial courses are passed. 

Graduate Programs 

Applications for admission in a master program should be submitted before the end of September and definitely before the end of the first week of fall semester. However, Applicants may be assessed and selected at any time of the year based upon their Bachelors degrees.

Lebanese International University Students

Students who have earned their Bachelors degrees at the Lebanese International University are accepted in Master Programs if and only if their major /Cumulative GPA is at least 2.0 however the acceptance is subjected to the followings:

  1. An application must be submitted to the admission office. 
  2. Admission office opens a file which must include:  An official transcript. The transcript must prove that the student had been cleared for his/her Bachelor degree. 
  3. Admission office sends file to the school of engineering. The file will be studied and returned to the registrar with either acceptance or rejection letter within 72 hours. 
  4. School will return the file to registrar officer with the recommendations. The officer will be changing the major, entering all remedial requirements if any. Furthermore, the registrar officer and upon performing all the recommendations will open a file which includes the curriculum along with the acceptance letter. This file will be sent to school immediately. 

Non-Lebanese International University Students

Applicants who have earned their Bachelors degrees from institutions that have licenses from the ministry of higher education and their major GPA is at least 2.25 are welcome to continue their masters at the Lebanese International University. However, the acceptance is subjected to the following conditions:

  1. An application must be submitted to registrar office. 
  2. The registrar office opens a file which must include: 
    1. An official transcript that is mailed by the institution. 
    2. A certified degree, that is, approved from the ministry of higher education 
    3. Certified Identification 
  3. The registrar office sends the file to the School of Engineering which includes the result of English Examination. A designated registrar officer sends this file to the school. The file will be studied and returned to the registrar with either acceptance or rejection letter within 72. 
  4. School will return the file to registrar officer with the recommendations. The officer will be fully responsible for changing the major, entering all remedial requirements if any. Furthermore, the registrar officer and upon performing all the recommendations will open a file which includes the curriculum along with the acceptance letter. This file will be sent to school immediately. 


Transfer Students

Undergraduate Students 

Students who wish to continue their Bachelors degrees at the Lebanese International University are welcomed into the various programs provided that the acceptance is subjected to the followings:

  1. An application must be submitted to the admission office, at least one week prior to starting the semester and at most at the last day of the first week of the semester. 
  2. Admission office opens a file which must include: 
    1. An official transcript, along with the Lebanese baccalaureate or its equivalence. 
    2. Legal Identification 
  3. Admission office sends file to the school of engineering along with the English Examination result. The file will be studied and returned to the registrar with either acceptance or rejection letter within 72 hours. A designated registrar officer sends this file to the school. 
  4. School will return the file to registrar officer with the recommendations. The officer will be fully responsible issuing an ID for the student along with the pertinent curriculum, and entering all transferred courses along with all remedial requirements if any. Furthermore, the registrar officer and upon performing all the recommendations will open a file which includes the curriculum along with the acceptance letter. This file will be sent to school immediately. 


Course Transfer Criteria

Courses taken at Universities and Institutions accredited by the ministry of higher education can, in principle, be accredited by LIU. Course transfer criteria adapted by the School of Engineering are as follows:

  1. Transfer of undergraduate credits from other institutions to LIU should not exceed 49 % of total required credits, and not more than 50 % of the major courses; the remaining 51 % of credits must be taken at LIU. 
  2. Description of courses taken at other universities is needed to determine whether a course is transferable or not. This is necessary because course codes and titles can be misleading. 
  3. Transfer of credits can be accepted only by Dean/Chair, provided courses were taken at an accredited university/institution and it is a straightforward transfer, that is, no course can be accepted for another course. 
  4. A candidate who earned a Bachelor degree in computer or communication in science can be accepted in an engineering Bachelor program. The maximum number of credits that can be transferred is sixty-four. Furthermore, the same rules apply for candidates holding a degree from Diplôme Universitaire De Technologie DUT. 
  5. A candidate who earned a Bachelor degree in engineering and wishes to continue his masters but in a different field of engineering is subjected to rule d (referred to above). 
  6. A candidate who has earned a degree in science from the Lebanese University LU (Four years) can directly join the master program with some remedial courses if needed. 
  7. A candidate who has earned a degree from Institute Universitaire De Technologie IUT can directly join the master program if and only if the candidate wishes to continue in the same domain, otherwise rule d applies. 
Transferable courses are subject to passing grades shown in table 2 below: 

Table 2

Name of Institution

Minimum Grade

 

BS

American  System

C & above

French System

60 % & above

Lebanese University /Faculty of Science

50 % & above

Lebanese University/ Faculty of Engineering

60 % & above

Beirut Arab University

70 % & above

Institue universitaire de technologie

60 % & above

Centre universitaire de technologie

70 % & above


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