Faculty of Sciences & Fine Arts

MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN

Dean's Welcome

A word by 
Dr. Ali Hamié 
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Given the impact of sciences and engineering - the backbone of modern society - on our daily lives, our culture, and the economy, the role of advanced sciences and fine arts education is becoming increasingly important. To fulfill our corresponding obligations to society, we must reorganize our education and research structures to transcend the traditional notion of distinct fields of scholarship. Further, we must make the most of the fresh ideas born of the academic independence and freedom found at universities, and ensure that academia, industry, and government work closely together to organize academic activities that will lead to real solutions to real-world problems.

We have steadily improved and expanded our undergraduate and graduate programs over the years by responding to dynamic changes in society. In order to enhance the structure of our faculty, we are hosting instructors from Europe and United states. So, our students will know further of many majors given internationally so that they would have an insight of education beyond the Lebanese borders. By doing so, our students will be able to complete their Masters and PhD degree abroad with no difficulties at all.

It is of high importance that the university acts in accordance with the job demand that is recently in the market. We make sure that the students learn what is applicable in their jobs later on so that they could find relevance of what they have studied and what they are working on. That is why we always stay up to date with the latest demands and job requirements.

Finally, we are pleased to announce that our faculty in AUL is affiliated to International Universities that encourage students to continue their graduate studies abroad. 

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Mailing Address 

Arts, Sciences and Technology University in Lebanon 
Faculty of Sciences and Fine Arts 
Beirut, Lebanon 
P.O.Box: 14-6495 Beirut, Lebanon

Tel.  : 00961 1 819904-6-7 
Fax. : 00961 1 819905

E-mail : ali.hamie@aul.edu.lb

ABOUT THE FACULTY

DIVISIONS

The Faculty of Sciences and Fine Arts houses 7 academic departments and programs in three separate divisions:

The Division of Computer Science & Engineering:

  • Computer Science
  • Computer Communication
  • Computer Communication Engineering

The Division of Fine Arts:
  • Graphic Design
  • Interior Design

The Division of Basic Sciences:
  • Mathematics
  • Physics   

Today there are major forces driving change in engineering, sciences and technology. The profession is becoming more global every day. This changes who our students are, and the experiences our students will need in order to compete and thrive in the global profession. Our challenge is to live up to their expectations; to create the educational experiences that will allow them make the difference they care so passionately about, especially that the doubling of technology knowledge every five years or less has profound implications for curriculum, continuous learning, and collaboration. Therefore the following strategic objectives have been developed:
  • Recruiting and retaining outstanding students
  • Honoring and retaining outstanding faculty and staff
  • Promoting a high sense of community among students, staff, faculty and alumni
  • Preparing students for lifelong learning and leadership jobs in the engineering profession,
  • Conducting research leading to innovative technologies,
  • Establishing partnerships with industry, connecting both locally and globally
  • Continuing to develop and maintain an adequate infrastructure

FACULTY BOARD

The Faculty Board is composed of the deans and/or assistants (if any) and the Departments’ Chairpersons, headed by the Dean. The Faculty has committees with tasks assigned to it, delegated by the faculty. These committees are:
  • Admissions Committee
  • Curriculum Committee
  • Library Committee
  • Scientific Research Committee
  • Administrative Committee
  • Graduate Studies Committee
  • Human Resources Committee
These committees have executive functions in all procedural matters related to their direct interests. While in the planning tasks, it has only a consultative status towards the Faculty Board.

The faculty board looks in all of the matters raised by the Dean and departments especially the academic and administrative situations, the Faculty’s Academic policy, and the Student Affairs. The Faculty Board’s Responsibilities are as follows:

  • Helping the Dean in managing the faculty.
  • Studying the Faculty’s budget draft before it’s submitted to the University Board
  • Forming all non elected committees.
  • Making Decision in the Appointment and Promotion proposals incoming from the departments to the Board.
  • Proposing all the new programs that the departments intend to establish.
  • Studying all matters sent by the committees to the Board.
  • Approving the scientific activities, conferences and projects that the faculty intends to do.

The Faculty Board takes its decisions by the majority of the attendants. In case of a tie, the Dean has the casting vote. The minutes of the Faculty Board are sent to the University President.