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Environmental and Water Resources Engineering, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #220 (QS) Beirut, Lebanon
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineeringalso offers a PhD degree, major Environmental and Water Resources Engineering (EWRE), in several specialized trackes
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The objectives of the PhD programs are:

  • To cultivate expertise in specialized concentration areas of civil and environmental engineering.
  • To develop research skills which include the formulation and study of original ideas as well as the development of theory, methodology, and experimental skills.
  • To promote involvement in inter-disciplinary teams and activities and develop skills pertinent to group and collaborative efforts.
  • To acquire teaching expertise through class lectures and assisting in courses and labs.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    24 credits alternative credits
    • The regular PhD program requires a minimum of 24 credit hours of course work beyond the master’s degree and 24 credit hours of thesis work.
    • The accelerated PhD program requires a minimum of 36 credit hours of course work beyond the bachelor’s degree and 42 credit hours of thesis work. 
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Waste Management and Treatment
  • Environmental Biotechnology
  • Air Quality Management
  • Water and Sewage Works Design
  • Processes in Water and Wastewater Treatment
  • Landfill Engineering Design
  • Environmental Chemistry and Microbiology
  • Environmental Bioremediation.

English Language Requirements

You need the following TOEFL®PBT score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Before starting a programme, you need to have a basic knowledge of the english language.

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General Requirements

To be eligible for admissions to the program, a candidate must:

  • Hold a master’s degree in civil engineering or a related discipline from AUB or other recognized institution of higher learning with a minimum cumulative average of 85 over 100 or it's equivalent.
  • Provide scores for the General Exam part of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Submit a complete application including a statement of interest.
  • Complete an interview, either in person or by phone.

Admission to the PhD programs is made upon the recommendations of the CEE department and the FEA Graduate Studies Committee, and the approval of the AUB Board of Graduate Studies.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1032 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1032 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    1032 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1032 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Beirut

  • 750 - 1600 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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