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  • Faculty of Engineering 1

    FACULTY OF ENGINEERING

  • 2 Faculty of Engineering

    FACULTY LIST

    OFFICERS OF THE FACULTYSalem, Elie President of the UniversityNahas, George Vice-President for Planning and Educational RelationsKaram, Nadim Dean of Faculty of Health Sciences, Vice President for Health and Community RelationsNajjar, Michel Dean for Faculty of Engineering, Vice President for Development, Administration and Public AffairsMoubayed, Walid Dean of Admissions and RegistrationAyoub, Olga Librarian

    STAFF OF THE FACULTYAntoun, Sally Laboratory AssistantBachawati, Makram Research AssistantChedid, Katia Laboratory AssistantDaoud, Nassif InstructorFallah, Hala Laboratory AssistantGhorayeb, Fadi InstructorHage Obeid, Marina Research AssistantHanna, Badia Faculty SecretaryHilal, Nina InstructorIaaly, Amal InstructorJbeily, Christiane Laboratory AssistantKheir, Michella Laboratory AssistantKhoury, Richard Assistant InstructorKhoury (El), Vanessa Research AssistantMalek, Abdallah Laboratory SupervisorMinkara, Rania InstructorMoujaes, Nabil Laboratory AssistantMurr, Nicolas Laboratory Assistant TechnicianNakad, Mantoura Executive SecretaryRouphael, Fadi Instructor Semaan, Mirna Faculty SecretaryYaacoub, Tony Instructor

    FACULTY MEMBERSAbche, Antoine Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USAAbi Aad, Elie MS, Petroleum Engineering University of HoustonAkkary, Ghassan MS, Petroleum Processing Institute of Petroleum and Gases, RomaniaAlamddine, Abdul-Menhem M.S.E.S., Computer Engineering, University of Southeastern Louisiana, USAAyoubi, Rafic Ph.D., Computer Engineering, University of Southwestern Louisiana, USABadaouiEl-Najjar, Maged Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, USA

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    Chalhoub, Elie Doctor of Engineering, Applied Biomedical Engineering, Cleveland State University, Ohio, USABou Farah, Lama Ph.D., Advanced Medicine, Neuroscience and Electrophysiology, Australian School of Advanced Mediciene, Macquarie University, NSW, AustraliaChaouk, Hamdi Ph.D., Aeronautical Engineering, University of Sydney, AustraliaDaaboul, Michel Ph.D., Fluid Mechanics, University of Poitiers, FranceDaba, Jihad Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Purdue University, USADagher, Issam Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Central Florida, USAEstephane, Jane Ph.D., Chemistry and Material Science, Claude Bernard (Lyon, France) and Torino (Turin, Italy) UniversitiesFares, Nabil Ph.D., Civil Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Massachusetts, USAGerges, Antoine Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of South Florida, USAGerges, Najib Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of South Florida, USAHaddad, Nicolas Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Ohio University, Athens, OhioHaidar, Haissam Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USAHamouche, Nakhle Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics, Mississippi State University, USAHassan(El), Moustapha Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, University of Bordeaux, FranceHassan, Nisrine Ph.D., Chemical Process Engineering Pierre and Marie Curie University, FranceHonein, Elie Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USAHoz (El), Mervat Ph.D., Civil Engineering, The University of Sydney, AustraliaIbrahim, Farah Ph.D., Chemistry Universit Paris-Sud, France, and the Lebanese UniversityInaty, Elie Ph.D., Optical Communications, Universit Laval, Quebec City, CanadaIssa, Georges Diplme DIngnieur, Saint Joseph University, LebanonIssa, Ghassan Diploma, Architecture, University of Athens, GreeceJadayel, Oussama Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Birmingham, UKKaram, Elie Ph.D., Biomedical Engineering, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, USAKaram, Walid Ph.D., Telecommunications Engineering, Ecole Nationale Suprieure des Tlcommunications, Paris, FranceKhaldi, Mohammad, Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Penselvania State University, USA

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    Khalil, Nariman Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Leeds University, EnglandKhazma, Mahmoud Ph.D., Process Engineering, University of Picardy, Jules Vernes, Amiens, FranceKoura, Jessica M.S., Food Science and Technology, University of Balamand, lebanonKrayem, Fadi Ph.D., Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry University of Pierre & Marie Curie, Paris, FranceMakhoul, Nisrine Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Ecole Nationale Suprieure des Arts et MtiersManneh, Rima Ph.D., Chemical Engineering (Environmental), Ecole Polytechnique de Montral, CanadaMokbel, Chafic Ph.D., Telecommunications, Ecole Nationale Suprieure des Tlcommunications, FranceMoubayed, Walid Ph.D., Civil Engineering, University of Houston, USANajjar, Michel Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Oklahoma State University, USANajjar, Samar Ph.D., Development of Tip Enhanced Raman Spectroscopy (TERS), Universit de Bordeaux I, FranceNasr, Karim Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, West Lafayette, USANasr, Sandra M.S., Interior Architecture, Lebanese University, LebanonNassreddine, Salim Ph.D., Catalysis and Physical Chemistry, Universit Claude Bernard, Lyon, FranceNehme, Gabi Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, University of Texas, USANini, Robert Ph.D., Civil Engineering, Ecole Centrale de Paris, FranceRaad, Robert Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, Universit Laval, Quebec City, CanadaRajeh, Roger MS, Chemical Engineering, RWTH Aachen, GermanyRai, Habib Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, The University of Dayton, Ohio, USARishmany, Jihad Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Ecole Nationale Suprieure dIngnieurs de Constructions Aronautiques, FranceRizk, Joe MS, Civil Engineering, Florida International University, USASaba, Riad MS, Electrical Engineering, Oklahoma State University, USA; PhD, Engineering Education, The University of Nottingham, UKSaliba, Najib Ph.D., Structural Engineering, Imperial College, London, UKSemaan, Nabil Ph.D., Engineering and Construction Management, Concordia University, CanadaSalem, Salem Public Housing Degree, Bowscentrum, Holland BS, Architecture, University of Texas, USATawk, Issam Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Universit de Toulouse, France

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    Zakhem, Elias MS, Chemical Engineering, Berlin University, GermanyZakhem(El), Henri Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Technology of Compigne, FranceZerbe, Hikmat Ph.D., Structural Engineering, Rice University, Texas, USA

  • 6 Faculty of Engineering

    PROGRAMS OF STUDYThe Faculty of Engineering offers two year graduate programs leading to the Master of Science Degree in Engineering in the following departments:

    StatusDegreeYearsEngineering FacultyOfferedMS2Departement of Computer EngineeringOfferedMS2Departement of Electrical EngineeringOfferedMS2Departement of Civil EngineeringOfferedMS2Departement of Mechanical EngineeringOfferedMS2Departement of Chemical Engineering

    In addition, the Faculty of Engineering offers MS degrees in the following graduate programs: Engineering Management, and Environmental Engineering.

    The sequence of study in all these programs proceeds from an education in science fundamentals toward training designed to give the student mastery of the principles and arts central to Engineering Science. The MS degree provide a deeper and more focused education aiming at preparing engineers with more specialized skills and stronger research emphasis compared to the BS degree education. The final decision on acceptance to the Masters Degree program resides with the Admissions Committee of the Faculty.

    GRADUATE PROGRAMThe Faculty of Engineering offers a two-year graduate program leading to the Masters of Engineering degree. To earn the degree, a student must successfully complete the required course work as approved by the Departments of the Faculty of Engineering.

    1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTSApplicants must hold a BS degree in engineering from a recognized institution of higher learning with an undergraduate average of at least 80 or its equivalent in the major courses of the field of study. The candidates folder should contain the following documents:a-an official application to join the graduate program,b-official transcripts from the universities attended during the last three years,c-3 letters of recommendation,d-a personal statement.

    Acceptance to the graduate program of Engineering is granted upon recommendation of the Faculty Graduate Committee after reviewing the application.

    The Faculty Graduate Committee may also admit students on probationary status to the graduate program after evaluation of the student file. Please refer to the Academic Regulations section of the Graduate Studies Manual.

    2. ACADEMIC RULES AND REGULATIONSThe following is a statement of the policy on academic progress in the Faculty of Engineering.Graduate students are evaluated at the end of each semester.Evaluation of academic progress is based on the average of the major graduate courses taken during the evaluation period. All required courses are counted as major courses.

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    A. TIME LIMITATIONSWith careful planning, full-time students should be able to complete the MS program in two years. Part-time students can complete the MS degree in up to five years.Course credits earned in the program of graduate study or accepted by transfer are valid for a maximum of six years unless the Graduate Committee of the Faculty grants an extension. Students should petition in writing to the Graduate Committee for such exceptions.

    B. TRANSFER CREDITSA grade of 80 or better is required for transfer courses to be accepted. These courses must not have been credited toward any other degree at UOB. Transfer credits are granted for courses which are equivalent to a course offered at UOB. Please refer to the Academic Regulations section of the Graduate Studies Manual.

    C. PASSING-GRADEThe passing grade for all courses is 70.

    D. FULL-TIME STATUSThe semester load for full-time students is no less than 9 hours. Full-time students may accept employment only with the approval of the Department. Students who are employed outside the University for more than 20 hours per week are not normally eligible for full-time status at the Faculty of Engineering.

    E. EvALUATION OF ACADEMIC PERFORMANCEPlease refer to the Academic Regulations section of the Graduate Studies Manual.

    F. APPEALA graduate student may petition the Dean concerning the application of any academic regulation. Petitions should be made only when a dispute cannot be resolved at the Departmental level.

    3-LABORATORY CHARGESA. SUPPLIESEach student taking laboratory subjects must furnish, at his/her expense, the necessary notebooks, blank forms, lab coat, and similar supplies. For regular students taking prescribed laboratory work, no charge is made for normal amounts of expendable material used in connection with laboratory subject. Expendable materials are those that are necessarily consumed or rendered unfit for further use in the normal conduct of a laboratory test. If an excessive amount of expendable material is required because of carelessness on the part of the student, the cost of the additional material will be charged to the student or group responsible.

    B. DAMAGESStudents will be charged for damage to instruments caused by lack of care. The amount of the charge will be the actual cost of repair, and if the damage results in total loss of the apparatus, adjustment will be made in light of the condition of the instruments. Where there is danger of costly damage, an instructor will be asked to check the set up. When a group does laboratory work, charges for breakage will be divided among the members of the group concerned. The amount of the charge will be stated at the time or as soon as it can be determined.

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    DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER ENGINEERINGMASTER OF SCIENCE (MS) DEGREE

    FOURTH YEARSemester 7Course Code Course Title CreditELEN 402 Stochastic Theory and Estimation and Detection 3ELEN 401 Optimization Theory 3 Directed Elective 3 Track Course 3 Directed Elective 3 Total 15 FOURTH YEARSemester 8Course Code Course Title CreditGENG 450 Advanced Engineering Analysis and Research Methodology 3GENG 590 Master Project 3LISP 400 Master Thesis/Project Seminar 1 Track Course 3 Track Course 3 Track Course 3 Total 16

    FOURTH YEARSemester 9 (Summer)Course Code Course Title CreditGENG 480 Field Training 3 Total 3

    FIFTH YEARSemester 10Course Code Course Title CreditELEN 400 Linear Systems 3GENG 400 Engineering Seminars 1GENG 590 Master Project (Reactivation) 0 Track Course 3 Track Course 3 General Elective 3 Total 13

    Total credits 47

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    (*) GENG599 (6 credits) replaces GENG590 (3 credits) + General Elective (3 credits)

    FACULTY REQUIRED COURSES (10 CREDITS)Course Code Course Title CreditGENG 480 Field Training 3CPEN 500 Research Methodologies in Computer Engineering 3 Engineering Seminars 1GENG 590 Master Project 3OrGENG 599* Master Thesis 6

    (*) GENG599 (6 credits) replaces GENG590 (3 credits) + General Elective (3 credits)

    CORE REQUIRED COURSES (9 CREDITS)Course Code Course Title CreditELEN 400 Linear Systems 3ELEN 401 Optimization Theory 3ELEN 402 Stochastic Theory and Estimation and Detection 3

    ELECTIvE COURSES (18 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOwING TRACkS LIST):(*) Hardware and Software TrackCourse Code Course Title CreditCPEN 417 Advanced Computer Hardware 3CPEN 427 Advanced Hardware Applications 3CPEN 432 Parallel Programming 3CPEN 528 Machine Vision 3CSIS 375 Software Engineering 3CPEN 551 Switching Theory 3CSIS 320 Advanced Operating Systems 3ELEN 525 Mobile Robots 3

    (*) Cyber Systems TrackCourse Code Course Title CreditCPEN 442 Network Programming 3CPEN 445 Biometrics 3CPEN 446 Network Management and Security 3CSIS 375 Software Engineering 3CPEN 447 Advanced Teletraffic 3CPEN 448 Cloud Computing and Big Data 3CPEN 546 Wireless and Mobile Networks 3CPEN 549 Intelligent Networks 3

    (*)Robotics and Mechatronics Systems TrackCourse Code Course Title CreditCPEN 425 Neural Networks Design 3CPEN 452 Advanced Microcontroller Applications 3

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    ELEN 411 Mechatronics Systems 3ELEN 431 Specialty Machinery 3ELEN 466 Industrial Intelligent Networks 3ELEN 525 Mobile Robots 3ELEN 527 Fuzzy Logic 3MECH 513 Robotics 3

    (*) Telecommunications and Networking TrackCourse Code Course Title CreditCPEN 442 Network Programming 3CPEN 546 Wireless Networks 3ELEN 441 Information Theory and Error Correction 3ELEN 472 Fiber Optic Communication Systems 3ELEN 542 Wireless Communication Systems 3ELEN 572 Satellite and Radar Communication 3CSIS 375 Software Engineering 3ELEN 574 Optical WDM Networks 3

    DIRECTED ELECTIvE (6 CREDITS FROM THE FOLLOwING LIST):Course Code Course Title CreditCPEN 441 Information Networking II 3CSIS 375 Software Engineering 3ELEN 443 Digital Communication 3

    GENERAL ELECTIvE (3 CRE...

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