Policies & Procedures

The Faculty of Engineering is an integral part of the NDU system and is governed by the University rules and regulations as outlined in the general section of the University Catalog. Some special rules are specific to the Faculty as outlined below. Please feel free to contact the Faculty at “feng@ndu.edu.lb” for any additional details.

Transfer Requirements

The Faculty of Engineering accepts transfer students from Engineering, Sciences, and Architecture majors at recognized universities provided they have completed a minimum of 12 credits at their institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.7. Students from French education system universities need to have successfully completed a minimum of one academic year with an average of 70/100. All applicants must be eligible to continue their studies at their home institution.

In addition, students from Science and Architecture majors should have completed a minimum of 12 credits of Mathematics/Physics/Chemistry courses at the sophomore level or higher with a minimum total GPA of 3.0 in these 12 credits. Transfer students can receive credit for NDU courses listed under the Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC), Core Requirements, and Free Elective categories of the NDU contract sheet. In order to ensure that the student has achieved the needed outcomes and objectives specified by the Department concerned, the FE reserves the right not to give transfer credit for courses listed under the Major Requirements category even if the student has taken similar courses at his or her institution. For students transferring from Science and Architecture majors, no courses listed under major requirements or technical electives can be transferred.


For a list of required documents and the relevant dates and deadlines, students planning to transfer to the Faculty of Engineering are advised to check the “FE Transfer Policy” or to contact the NDU Admissions Office. Different requirements may apply to students changing majors within NDU. NDU applicants are invited to check with the Faculty for the details.

Residency Requirements

Full-time students entering the Engineering programs of first year standing must complete the listed program within eight years of the date of enrollment in the corresponding program.
A transfer candidate with a Bachelor degree from a recognized institution is required to successfully complete a minimum of 45 credits of upper-division course work including a graduation project. A transfer student without a Bachelor degree is required to successfully complete a minimum of 60 credits of upper-division course work including 3 credits of project work.

Course Load Requirements

In general, students are not allowed to carry more than 17 credits per semester, nor more than 9 non-engineering credits in a summer session unless otherwise specified in their suggested program. Restrictions may be imposed on students whose overall GPA is less than 2.3/4.0. Upon the approval of the advisor, a student whose overall GPA is no less than 3.2/4.0 may be permitted to carry a maximum load of 18 credits per semester.
Students in their last semester may petition to take up to 20 credits given they have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 and above and they satisfy the minimum residency requirement for their major. Students with a cumulative GPA higher than 2.3 may petition to take up to 19 credits maximum in their last semester provided they satisfy all other requirements.

Graduation Requirements

To receive a degree of Bachelor of Engineering offered by the Faculty of Engineering, a student must complete a total of 150 credits with an overall GPA of at least 2.0/4.0 and a minimum average of 2.0/4.0 in the major requirements and technical electives. In addition all major requirements and technical elective courses must be successfully completed with a minimum grade of “C-”.

The course requirements of each program are listed under the corresponding department:
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