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School of Engineering Receives Accreditation from the Federation of Arab Engineering

The accreditation means SOE graduates can strengthen their ability to land high-quality engineering jobs in the Gulf.

By Louisa Ajami

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LAU’s School of Engineering has received accreditation from the Federation of Arab Engineering for five of its programs, which will allow graduates to work legally in the Gulf region.

LAU’s School of Engineering (SOE) has received accreditation from the Federation of Arab Engineers for five of its programs: the civil, electrical, computer, industrial and mechanical engineering bachelor’s degrees.

All five of the programs are already accredited by the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET), giving SOE graduates an edge for employment and graduate studies in the United States and Europe. Now, with the Federation of Arab Engineers (FAE) accreditation, SOE graduates can strengthen their ability to land high-quality engineering jobs in Kuwait and other Gulf countries in line with new government requirements.

The FAE is a member of the World Federation of Engineering Organizations, under the auspices of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organizations (UNESCO). Obtaining FAE accreditation ensures that the SOE’s programs “meet the standards of graduating engineers ready to enter critical technical fields in the Arab region,” said SOE Interim Dean Raymond Ghajar. “The FAE’s voluntary peer-review process is highly respected in the region because it adds critical value to academic programs in technical disciplines, where quality, precision, and safety are of the utmost importance,” he added.

This latest accreditation speaks highly of the quality of the SOE’s programs, supports the school’s mission of excellence in teaching, research, and other scholarly activities, and improves LAU’s visibility and ranking in Lebanon and the region.

“In today’s competitive job market in the Gulf, we believe that accreditation by FAE will broaden the spectrum for our engineering graduates to secure quality jobs.” Dr. Ghajar said. “This accreditation highlights, yet again, our commitment to academic excellence in everything we do.”

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