American University of Science & Technology
Department of Biomedical Engineering
The Department of Biomedical Engineering at the American University of Science and Technology (AUST) was founded in 2002, and currently includes two Associate Professor, six Assistant Professors, six Lecturers, and eight Instructors gathering expertise in Biomedical Engineering,
Electrical and Computer Engineering, Communications Engineering, Computer Science, Anatomy, Physiology, Biology, and other related disciplines. The Department is headed by its Founding Chair, Dr. Ziad O. Abu-Faraj.
The Biomedical Engineering program at AUST is a prototype of a modern, world-class, and well-developed curriculum in the field. This program has been recognized as one of the regional premier comprehensive curricula in Biomedical Engineering. It is a hybrid program which integrates the engineering sciences with the biomedical sciences with equal emphasis on theoretical and applied education. A unique feature of this program is that it prepares the undergraduate/graduate student to engage in research and development projects in various areas of Biomedical Engineering targeted at providing strategic solutions to contemporary healthcare problems. As a partial fulfillment towards their degrees, our undergraduate students are required to participate in senior year projects. These capstone projects are designed to yield pilot research projects which would be carried out further at the graduate level of the university.
Prospective Research and Development in the department encompasses areas such as Biochemical Human Genetics, Human Performance, Orthopaedic Biomechanics, Rehabilitation Engineering, Biomedical Instrumentation, Physiologic Modeling, Artificial Intelligence, Neural Networks, and other solutions to modern age healthcare problems.
Highly motivated young individuals, who strive to have a distinguished career in Biomedical Engineering, are invited to join this special program. Because of its very nature, prospective applicants to this program must prove that they can be of the highest academic caliber. The conditions for acceptance in this program conform to the requirements set by the Lebanese Ministry of Higher Education.
Department of Computer & Communications Engineering
The Ministry of Higher Education authorized the American University of Science and Technology to establish the Department of Computer and Communications Engineering in accordance with the file presented to the Council of Higher Education, and the Decree number 3585 dated August 7, 2000, to offer the B.S. and M.S. degrees in Computer and Communications Engineering.
The Department of Computer and Communications Engineering (CCE) draws from the domains of Computer Engineering and Communication Systems Engineering to offer the Bachelor of Science (B.S.) and Master of Science (M.S.) degrees. The main areas of instruction are in computers, electronics, communications, networking, control, mechatronics, and signal processing. Offered courses range from communication systems, computer design and programming, computer and cellular networks, and the design of specific electronic and control systems.
The CCE faculty members are active in the areas of Digital Communications, Microelectronics, Biomedical Engineering, Image Processing, Multimedia Applications, Control Systems, Digital Systems, Solid-State Electronics, Power Electronics, Robotics, Mechatronics, Software Engineering, Engineering Management, Optical and Wireless Networking, and Programming Algorithms.