Developing Curricula for Artificial Intelligence and Robotics


Beirut Arab University (BAU)

Beirut Arab University (BAU) Founded in 1960, Beirut Arab University (BAU) is a private Lebanese institution for higher education that has established itself as a nationally and internationally recognized and respected university. With more than 45 undergraduate programs and 95 postgraduate programs across a broad range of fields, BAU provides a rich and rewarding educational environment to around 9000 undergraduate students and 1200 postgraduate students from Lebanon and other countries. Since its establishment, BAU has graduated over 111,000 alumni who hold excellent positions and reside around the world. Development and enhancement are carried out at BAU not only in order to meet international standards but also to cope with the breadth of human knowledge and technologies to offer our students the best opportunities. Moreover, BAU endeavors to implement new programs in areas that align with emerging social needs and the global evolvement in education and research. BAU has a relatively long history and a substantial presence in the Middle East. In 2010, BAU celebrated its Golden Jubilee. Many Arab students have, and will continue to benefit from our education and activities. Our strategy is to ensure that this engagement is positive and beneficial and will consequently enhance the quality of life in the region. BAU main Strategic Objectives are: to achieve excellence in our governance system; to provide high-quality education and training; to offer a supportive environment for academic staff; to contribute significantly to the advancement of research; to enhance academic and student services; to enrich university life for all students; to stimulate public engagement; to instill in graduates the competencies that satisfy job-market needs; to strengthen academic cooperation and relations at national and international levels; to diversify financial resources. The School of Engineering in BAU is one of the largest and oldest engineering school in Lebanon with five departments, 9 undergraduate programs and more than 15 graduate programs, and around 3,000 students. The Electrical and Computer Engineering department offers bachelor programs in Computer Engineering and a master’s program in Computer Engineering, all in English. The department has 15 faculty members; three of them are full professors.