Ministry Of Education
and Higher Education
Directorate General of Higher Education
Lebanese Engineering Programs
Accreditation Commission (LEPAC)
A Project Sponsored
by the European
Education and Culture
I – gives a brief description of the project,
Overview of the project, Project plan, Activities & Outcomes
Part II – presents
LABE: Mission, Vision, Responsibilities,
composition, Accreditation Policy & procedures, Accreditation Criteria
Part III – presents a Self-Study Report Template
engineering students in Lebanon
are earning their degrees through different Engineering Programs in the
increasing number of Lebanese universities. Consequently, it is important that
these programs as well as the way they are delivered are monitored as to their
intrinsic quality, their compatibility with international standards and their
response to National needs. Quality Higher Education in Lebanon was always an attraction
for neighboring countries and it is in the national interest to foster this
position in agreement with the National, Regional, and International
development. For that objective, the “Lebanese Engineering Programs
Accreditation Commission – LEPAC” was proposed.
project LEPAC, financed by the EU Commission under TEMPUS program, aims at
putting in place an accreditation system for engineering education in Lebanon.
This system should be based on the International Standards and Procedures such
as ABET and EUR-ACE.
a consortium of Lebanese and European Private and Public Institutions
concerning engineering education, is official inauguration was January 2007
with an opening ceremony under the auspices of the Minister of Education and
Higher Education. Ministry Officials, Presidents of the Order of Engineers, the
EU TEMPUS representative in Lebanon,
the Lebanese and European Project Partners, University Presidents,
Vice-Presidents, Deans, and Professors were present. This ceremony was held in
the premises of the UNESCO Regional Office in Beirut.
LEPAC is to periodically assess engineering
programs offered at universities operating in Lebanon and accredit those programs
that meet established standards to ensure highest quality of engineering
education. LEPAC major responsibilities are:
accreditation goals and objectives and processes for assessing them.
engineering programs in the context of the specific program objectives and
feedback to institutions for improvement.
to all stakeholders the programs that meet the set of standards and
accreditation decision to constituencies.
assess, and maintain policies and procedures.
assess, and maintain programs’ criteria.
standing committees to manage details of all aspects of accreditation
the integrity of the accreditation process (team formation, timelines,
as liaison between institutions, government, and public.
the Ministry of Higher Education on licensing new programs.