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Faculty of Engineering

The Faculty of Engineering, University of Tripoli, was established in 1961 in the name of the “Faculty of Higher Technical Studies” within the program of scientific and technical cooperation with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization UNESCO. Thus, this makes it the first engineering college in Libya. In 1967, it was included to the University of Libya under the name of the Faculty of Engineering. In 1972, the Faculty of Petroleum Engineering established. However, it then was then included to the Faculty of Engineering, and elements from the Faculty of Science, University of Tripoli in 1973. In 1978, the Faculty of Nuclear and Electronic Engineering was created. In 1985 the Faculty of Petroleum Engineering was merged with the Faculty of Engineering within the framework of linking the colleges and higher institutes with engineering research centers. The Faculty of Nuclear and Electronic Engineering was then added to the Faculty of Engineering in 1988.


The Faculty of Engineering has a pioneering role in the scientific career, its role is increasing significantly in line with the technical development, especially in the fields of communication and informatics engineering. In addition, it also following new developments with their applications in the engineering sector, along with permanent and renewable energy, modern methods of construction and architecture and their environmental impacts. In response to this development, the Faculty of Engineering undertook changes in its educational curricula and academic structure by growing from a faculty with four departments since its inception to become a group of thirteen departments in order to meet the desires and requirements of the Libyan society and to achieve its goals and aspirations for progress. Accordingly, the study system in the Faculty has evolved from the academic year system to term-based system.


The expansion of the academic fields in the Faculty undoubtedly requires expansions in the facilities that accommodate the increasing numbers of students which have reached twelve thousand in recent years. This development will include halls, laboratories and other advanced capabilities and equipment, including computers and research measuring devices.


The Faculties consists of the following departments: Department of Civil Engineering - Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering - Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering - Department of Computer Engineering - Department of Architecture and Urban Planning - Department of Petroleum Engineering - Department of Chemical Engineering - Department of Geological Engineering - Department of Mining Engineering - Department of Aeronautical Engineering - Department of Naval Engineering and Ship Architecture - Department of Nuclear Engineering - Department of Materials and Mineral Engineering - Department of Engineering Management "Postgraduate studies".


These departments carry out their specialized scientific tasks in accordance with the relevant laws, regulations and decisions, which include in their entirety:


-          Academic supervision of students in terms of registration, teaching and evaluation.

-          Follow-up of research, authoring and translation programs.

-          Preparing and holding specialized scientific conferences and seminars.

-          Preparing and reviewing academic curricula to keep pace with scientific progress and the needs of society.

-          Providing specialized scientific advice to productive and service institutions in society.

-          Conducting scientific and practical studies in the field of research to solve relevant community problems.

-          Contributing to developing plans and proposals for managing the educational process in the Faculty and departments.

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Academic Staff






Bachelor of Science
Major Petroleum Engineering


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B. Sc. in Control and Automation Engineering
Major Control and Automation Engineering



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faculty of Engineering has more than 315 academic staff members

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Dr. Sami Ibrahim Ahmed Bakbak

سامي البكباك هو احد اعضاء هيئة التدريس بقسم هندسة الحاسوب بكلية الهندسة. يعمل السيد سامي البكباك بجامعة طرابلس كـاستاذ مساعد منذ 1997-09-11 وله العديد من المنشورات العلمية في مجال تخصصه


Some of publications in faculty of Engineering

Online Tuning Pole Placement Controller Based onDiscrete State-Space Technique

Abstract In wireless communication systems the data rate, capacity, coverage, and spectral efficiency; can be enhanced with multi-carrier transmission and multi-antenna, then the overall wireless communication system performance is greatly enhanced by combining OFDM and MIMO schemes, MIMO helps in increasing the throughput where as OFDM spreading out the frequency selective fading channel over many symbols. In this thesis evaluating performance of the system depends on both link and system levels, where the measure of performance is represented in the throughput, cell radius and the effective signal to interference plus noise ratio (SINR). It also depends on the employed capacity criterion and it takes into account the impact of adaptive modulation and coding. the worked scenarios start from a link level extending to a system level in 3GPP LTE. To achieve the above a number of tasks followed by observations are carried out. They start by analysis of the equations and a Matlab program is written to calculate the cell edge throughput, cell coverage and DL capacity. After the programs implementation, the multi antenna transmission effect is noted on the arrival throughput when taking into account the modulation technique. When increasing the order of the antenna and the throughput is also increased, but it must be traded off with the probability of error; Coverage has also improved by decreasing the order of the modulation technique. For the system level with different traffic, the overall throughput of the system and the capacity of the network are determined by the number of resource blocks (RBs). These RBs depend on the bit rate of the service and bit rate for each RB. The adopted scenarios in this thesis start from link to system, where the features are represented in a flexible base station and user configurations, channel modeling with path loss, user mobility, also at different transmitter and receiver (MIMO). The approaches are useful in single user and multi-user MIMO, then all of the above can be standardized by metrics: capacity, throughput, spectral efficiency, user QoS etc. Finally thesis conclusion and some future work as an extension of this work are presented.
احمد محمد التانزفتى (2013)
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Optimizing thermal insulation of external building walls in different climate zones in Libya

An efficient way to reduce the energy required for conditioning buildings and therefore to reduce CO2 emission is the use of proper thermal insulation in buildings' external walls. This measure requires data from metrological stations that can be used in the optimization of the thermal insulation. The main objectives of this study are to construct thermal climatic zones for Libya and to specify the optimum insulation thickness for external walls for the different zones. This work is comprehensive as the metrological data from all existing 33 weather stations has been collected and used for identifying thermal zones. For the optimization of the construction of external walls, the most commonly used local wall structures are investigated: hollow concrete block, limestone block and hollow brick. In addition, four thermal insulation materials: extruded polystyrene, expanded polystyrene, rock wool and foamed polyurethane are used with every wall type. Optimum insulation thickness, energy savings, energy cost and payback periods were estimated for the 33 locations using life cycle cost analysis. A map is constructed for the thermal zones based on degree-day values for the entire country. The results show that limestone blocks with expanded polystyrene insulation form the optimum wall construction as it provides the minimum total cost for all locations. Depending on the Degree-day values, the optimum insulation thickness varies between 5.4 and 15.3 cm across the country with energy saving varies between 28 and 178 $/m2. Using the optimum thickness, the average CO2 emissions can potentially be reduced by about 85%. Finally, a contour map represents the optimum thickness of expanded polystyrene is presented in this work. arabic 12 English 80
Samah Khlifa Otman Alghoul, (1-2021)
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Palm Oil Fuel Ash-Based Eco-Efficient Concrete: A Critical Review of the Short-Term Properties

The huge demand for concrete is predicted to upsurge due to rapid construction devel- opments. Environmental worries regarding the large amounts of carbon dioxide emanations from cement production have resulted in new ideas to develop supplemental cementing materials, aiming to decrease the cement volume required for making concrete. Palm-oil-fuel-ash (POFA) is an indus- trial byproduct derived from palm oil waste’s incineration in power plants’ electricity generation. POFA has high pozzolanic characteristics. It is highly reactive and exhibits satisfactory micro-filling ability and unique properties. POFA is commonly used as a partially-alternated binder to Portland cement materials to make POFA-based eco-efficient concrete to build building using a green material. This paper presents a review of the material source, chemical composition, clean production and short-term properties of POFA. A review of related literature provides comprehensive insights into the potential application of POFA-based eco-efficient concrete in the construction industry today. arabic 16 English 78
Hakim S. Abdelgader , (1-2021)
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