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Rules and Regulations

Chapter One: Faculty Mission & Objectives

 

Article 1: The Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management aims to provide higher education in the fields of tourism, tourist guidance and hotel management.

 

Article 2: The Faculty aims to achieve the following objectives:

1- Prepare the students to obtain high and specialized education according to modern scientific basis, which allows them to work in the fields of tourism, travel, tourist guidance, hotel management and tourism institutions, and provide them with the technology and experience to assume leadership in the establishment and management of these institutions.

2- Develop, publish and organize scientific research in various areas of tourism and hotel management and contribute to the development and dissemination of sectoral studies directly related to topics of tourism, travel, tourist guidance and hotel management.

3- Rehabilitate and train the human resources officers and staff working in the tourism and hotels institutions, inside and outside Lebanon.

4- Cooperate and consult with public and private departments, institutions bodies concerned with the Faculty specializations to align the level of teaching in the Faculty, with the needs of the country and its development.

5- Provide training courses for the public and private sectors and specialists to obtain certificates accredited in the tourism sector as IATA and others.

 

Chapter Two: Diplomas, Specializations & Divisions

 

Article 3: The Faculty grants the students in the adopted specializations:

1- Bachelor Degree

2- Professional Master Degree

 

Article 4: The Faculty prepares its students, in coordination with the relevant Doctoral School, to obtain a Research master's degree in the specializations determined by the University Council in accordance with the applicable regulations.

 

Article 5: The Bachelor Degree includes the following specializations:

1- Hotel Management

2- Travel and Tourism

3- Tourist Guidance

The Faculty Council may propose to add new specializations or cancel some of them according to the applicable regulations.

 

Article 6: The Bachelor degree curriculum includes a graduation project in the field of specialization which equals six credits.

 

Article 7: The Professional Master Degree includes the following specializations:

1- Hotel Management

2- Travel and Tourism

The Faculty Council may propose to add new specializations or cancel some of them according to the applicable regulations.

 

Article 8: The professional master curriculum includes a graduation project (a field study or internship period in the field of specialization of at least eight weeks or a minimum of 250 working hours) which is finalized with a thesis prepared by the student and equal to 20 credits.

 

Article 9: The University President appoints a committee to discuss the graduation project in the professional master’s degree, on the proposal of the Faculty Dean.

 

Article 10: Research work is carried out at the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management. The internships are carried out in tourism, travel and hotel centers affiliated to the Faculty or other faculties at the Lebanese University or in centers, hotels or tourist facilities selected by the Faculty and licensed according to the applicable laws and regulations.

 

Article 11: The Faculty shall determine, by agreement with the institution concerned with the internship, the content thereof and the duties of the advisor and person in charge of the process in the institution.

 

Article 12: A student who has completed a bachelor degree in one of the Faculty specializations, may register in a second specialization, to obtain a second bachelor degree. The Faculty Council shall determine the required courses for each case, in accordance with the Faculty statutes and the required degree.

 

Article 13: The Faculty is composed of the following departments:

1- Hotel Management

2- Travel and Tourism

3-Tourist Guidance

 

Chapter Three: Student Admission & Enrollment

 

Article 14: In order to enroll for the first year of the Bachelor Degree, the student shall:

1- Be holder of the Lebanese Baccalaureate or the Technical Baccalaureate or the official equivalent thereof, in accordance with decision No. 20/2008 (the holders of a technical baccalaureate may enroll in higher education specializations);

2- Have succeeded the Competitive Entrance Exam (CEE) organized for this purpose and which the conditions thereof are identified by a decision of the University Council, upon the proposal of the Faculty Council.

 

Article 15: The entrance exam referred to above is comprised of the following exams for all specializations:

1- Oral competence test

2- Written test for the candidates who succeeded the oral test. The test includes the following materials:

- Text anaylis in Arabic

- Text anaylis in a foreign language (French or English)

- Analysis of practical capabilities

 

Article 16: The conditions of student admission and the CEE subjects may be modified by a decision of the University Council upon the proposal of the Faculty Council.

 

Article 17: The student who obtains a total average of at least 10/20 is considered to have passed the CEE. An eliminatory mark is each mark less than 5/20.

 

Article 18: The enrollment of passing students shall be accepted according to the sequence of their total scores in the CEE and within the number of students referred to in the CEE organization decision.

 

Article 19: Candidates accepted for enrollment shall complete their registration within the period specified by the Faculty Dean after publishing the results on the Faculty bulletin board, under the loss of their right to enrollment and their replacement with other candidates according to the sequence rule referred to above.

 

Article 20: The new students enrolled at the Faculty and who have obtained a score of less than 10/20 in the foreign language of the CEE, shall be subject to an intensive course in this language and to sit for an exam at the end of the course and succeed as a prerequisite for academic enrollment in the same foreign language courses as approved in the Faculty curriculum.

 

Article 21: In order to enroll for a Professional Master Degree, the student shall:

1- Have obtained the Bachelor Degree in the specialization relevant to the professional master’s degree targeted from the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management or the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at the Lebanese University, according to the new teaching system.

2- Have obtained in the bachelor courses, a GPA of not less than 3/5 as per the grading scale adopted at the Lebanese University (or 12/20 according to the currently adopted system). The number of students can be supplemented by a CEE held by the Faculty under conditions determined by a decision of the University Council upon the proposal of the Faculty Council.

3- The fulfillment of other special conditions according to the Master specialization based on the proposal of the Faculty Council and the approval of the University Council.

 

Article 22: The Faculty is entitled to accept for the preparation of a master's degree, other universities graduates, up to 10% of the total admissions as follows:

1- Holding a bachelor’s degree or the duly equivalence thereof in Hotel Management, Travel and Tourism, Tourist Guidance, and Economics and Business Administration from a recognized university.

2- Obtaining in the bachelor courses, a general average of not less than 14/20 (Good) or a GPA of 3.5/5 as per the grading scale of the credit system adopted at the Lebanese University.

3- Mastering the basic foreign language (French or English) and a good knowledge of an additional foreign language.

4- Succeeding in the CEE organized for this purpose and which conditions are identified by a decision of the University Council on the recommendation of the Faculty Council.

 

Article 23: Students admitted for a Bachelor Degree and who have studied in other universities or other faculties of the Lebanese University, may request the equivalence of some courses they have previously obtained. This request is based on the equivalency system identifying the terms for recognition of credits received outside the Faculty and issued by the Faculty Dean, provided that it does not contradict with the general equivalency system at the Lebanese University. The number of credits that can be transferred shall not exceed (60) credits within the related specializations (Business Management, Economics, Tourism and Hospitality), (30) credits for the remaining specializations and (90) credits at most for the Tourist Guidance (archaeology, history, geography and languages).

 

Article 24: Successful students who are accepted in the CEE and holders of vocational and technical education certificate (TS and LT), may request the equivalence of some courses they have previously obtained, in accordance with a special equivalency system established by the Faculty Council and provided that the total of these courses does not exceed 20 credits for the TS and thirty credits for the LT.

 

Chapter Four: Registration & Attendance

 

Article 25: The student shall complete his/her academic registration at least one week before the commencement of teaching in the semester, and shall use the accredited academic guidance professors for this purpose.

 

Article 26: The student has the right to reconsider his/her academic registration within one week at the latest from the commencement of teaching in the semester. He/she may also cancel this registration in some courses within a month at most from the beginning of the semester.

 

Article 27: If a student fails in one or more courses on the first session exams, only the continuous assessment score for these courses is transferred to the second session. The final score in this case shall consist of the continuous assessment score and the final score of the written examination. If the student fails to submit it at the second session, he/she shall not benefit from the compensation system between the semester courses.

 

Article 28: Attendance is mandatory in all courses. If the student's attendance is less than 80% of the hours allocated in each practical course and 60% of the hours allocated in each theoretical course, he/she shall be prohibited to sit for the final exam unless he/she provides an acceptable excuse and compelling reasons approved by the Faculty Council (Emergency hospitalization, death of a family member).

 

Chapter Five: Evaluation and Examination

 

Article 29: The final score of each course for which the student sits for a written exam at the end of the semester, is divided between the continuous evaluation score (40%) and the final exam score (60%) of the course final score.

 

Article 30: The final score of the tutorials (TP) is comprised of the total score of activities and tests that the student performs during the semester. The scientific and training projects scores shall be determined after completion and evaluation of the advisor or the examining committee according to the Faculty management standards.

 

Article 31: In the continuous assessment, various evaluation methods are used such as partial exams, written tests, preparation of reports and research, and tutorials, provided that the number of activities, subject of the continuous assessment, is not less than two per semester in each course.

 

Article 32: A continuous assessment score for each course consists of 30% as partial exam and 10% as student participation assessment.

 

Article 33: In the event that the student fails to sit for a partial exam in the semester for reasons of coercion or force majeure (death of a family member, emergency hospitalization ...), the Faculty Council shall decide thereupon.

 

Article 34: The student, who did not sit for the final exam of a course in the first session, receives a zero regardless of the excuses and reasons. If he/she does not sit for this exam in the second session for reasons of coercion or force majeure (death of a family member, emergency hospitalization…), a re-sit exam may be held by a decision of the University President following the proposal of the Faculty Council.

 

Article 35: The student, who did not sit for the continuous assessment and final exams of a course in the first session, he/shall not benefit from the second session in this course, except in cases of illness that require discontinuation of study for more than two months, according to the decision of the Faculty Council.

 

Article 36: The late student is not entitled to enter the examination room if the delay exceeds a quarter of an hour. No student is allowed to leave the examination room before half the examination time has elapsed.

 

Article 37: Any student caught cheating or attempting to cheat shall be deprived of all the session courses subject to the provisions of the laws in force.

 

Article 38: The student has the right to submit an application to prove that there is no material error in a course score, within three days at most from the date of announcing the result of this course. The examining committee shall inspect the student exam under the supervision of the Dean and the head of the concerned department. If there is a material error, the score shall be amended by consensus of the attendees.

 

Chapter Six: General Provisions

 

Article 39: The tutorials (TP) are provided in classes of 30 students at most, allowing the professor to observe and follow up the work of the students.

 

Article 40: A student may be considered as administratively enrolled in the second academic year of the bachelor degree if he/she has obtained at least 36 credits. He/she may be considered as administratively enrolled in the third academic year of the bachelor degree if he/she has obtained at least 96 credits.

 

Article 41: The curricula for the bachelor and professional master's degree at the Faculty of Tourism and Hospitality Management shall be determined in accordance with attached tables (1) and (2). These curricula shall be amended upon the proposal of the Faculty Council and the approval of the University Council.

 

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