Laboratories and Workshops

Phoenicia University is an educational institution that focuses on both theoretical and practical learning. Our main target is to enhance and increase students’ learning by providing laboratory facilities that allow them to conduct different scientific experiments, tests and researches. At PU, there are thirteen highly tech-equipped laboratories that satisfy the requirements of an up-to-date technological laboratory. In addition, all laboratories are equipped with appliances, such as fire alarms, fire extinguishers, first aid kits, sharp objects boxes, emergency eye wash stations and showers, to ensure the safety of the students, instructors, as well as the environment.

  • Chemistry Laboratory aids in transferring the materials students learn in class to real work practice. The experiments acquaint students with the practical knowledge that provides effective solutions to real-world tasks. The chemistry lab is equipped with high-tech appliances to facilitate students’ practical course work. A well-designed ventilation system is implemented in the laboratory. The work space is made up of six chemical-resistant-top work stations. Each station accommodates around four students. The chemistry laboratory is designed to acquaint students with important laboratory techniques and to encourage analytical thinking through the application of analytical, quantitative, organic and inorganic chemistry experiments.  

Location: Block B, Room B212

  • Biology Laboratory is set to accommodate approximately 22 students, mainly ones majoring in nursing, public health, and speech therapy. The Biology Lab is equipped with tools that facilitate providing a comprehensive education in biology, and that develop skills as scientific reasoning and problem solving across the spectrum of disciplines within this field. For example, the human torso and the skeletal system torso provide students with a firm understanding of the general anatomy and the development of the human body, the blood typing kit enables them to identify the blood type of a certain individual, and the light microscope allows them to visualize different histological microscopic slides.  The lab is also equipped with dissection kits in which students can dissect animals, like frogs, or particular organs, such as a kidney, brain, or heart.

Location: Block B, Room B304

  • Physics Laboratory helps students in mastering basic physics concepts and exposes them to different experimental processes. The Physics laboratory consists of four work stations, and each station is designed to accommodate four students. The laboratory is equipped with computer stations, each with probes and sensors for automated data acquisition through universal interfaces for accurate data assortment and analysis. The software and universal interface, available at PU, allows the students to conduct a total of seventy-eight experiments that cover all the laws and theories studied in physics such as Newton’s second law of motion, reflection and refraction, Coulomb’s law and Kirchhoff’s law.

Location: Block B, Room B305

  • Cyber-Chair Drilling Simulator is first of its kind in the region in terms of installations and technological features. The resultant system provides an advanced solution to combine topside drilling machinery training as well as downhole problematic scenarios with a highly realistic 3D visualization which reacts to the crew input the same way they would experience on the rig. This simulation-based training allows operators to practice and acquire the essential skills until they are mastered, all in a safe and risk-free virtual environment.

Location: Auditorium, Simulator Room

  • Electrical Engineering Laboratory is a unique laboratory that includes twelve stations with different electrical outlets, and every station can accommodate two students. The electrical laboratory allows students to build their own electrical circuits and perform measurements. In addition, it exposes and familiarizes students with engineering instruments such as the oscilloscope, function generator, volt meter and multi-meter. The laboratory also includes power machines to test three phase circuits, single phase transformers, three phase transformers, AC synchronous and induction machines and DC machines. 

Location: Block B, Room B312

  • Environmental Testing Laboratory helps in testing and analyzing environmental samples. The lab is made up of chemical-resistant-top work stations that accommodate a total of twenty-four civil engineering students. It has a full range of standard equipment for carrying out environmental analysis, such as water analysis, wastewater treatment and water quality parameters. The lab is also equipped with sampling devices, quality analysis of water and wastewater devices and UV-visible spectrophotometers, in addition to portable environmental equipment that aid in conducting experiments off campus. 

Location: Block B, Room B209

  • Heat Transfer Laboratory is equipped with numerous range of equipment through which several experiments can be conducted to show the basic mode of heat transfer (conduction and radiation). It also includes a heat exchanger service module where different types of heat exchangers (concentric tube heat exchanger, plate heat exchanger, jacketed vessel and coil heat exchanger, cross flow heat exchanger, shell and tube heat exchanger) can be analyzed. The lab also features an air conditioning training unit which allows students to learn how to use psychrometric and pressure enthalpy charts. It also helps students determine enthalpy change in the air flow, super heat and sub-cooling, COP, and isentropic and non-isentropic efficiencies of compression stage. Students can also investigate the effect of air flow rate on COP. In addition, a versatile engine test bed and instrumentation is available for investigations into the fundamental features of internal combustion engines. 

    Location: Block B, Room B210

  • Materials Testing Laboratory intends to improve experimental techniques that enhance the learning of new materials. Materials testing laboratory aids in showing how the history of materials can influence its structure. The lab accommodates around twenty four students from different engineering majors. The laboratory allows for experiments that illustrate the principles of metals and alloys (aluminum, steel, brass, copper) and structure with thorough oral and written technical communication practices. For example, in this lab, most typical tests, such as the hardness, tensile strength and amount of energy absorbed of specimens, can be tested using the universal testing machine (UTM), Rockwell advanced hardness testing and impact of charpy test.

Location: Block B, Room B201

  • Fluid Mechanics Laboratory is designed to accommodate around twenty four students. This lab features up-to-date and high-tech instruments for testing numerous fluids and water resources, for example the impact of a jet is examined to study the forces formed by a water jet striking a flat or a curved surface, losses in piping systems to allow the student to investigate the friction losses in piping systems, a venturi meter to study the venturi and Bernoulli`s theorem, a 2.5 meter flow channel to see the flow of fluid in an open channel and vortex apparatus to allow the visualization and investigation of the phenomena of free and forced vortices.

Location: Block B, Room B303

  • Soil Mechanics and Plain Concrete Laboratory is designed to accommodate around twenty four students. The lab is equipped with many advanced and high-tech appliances, such as the fully automated triaxial machine and the Los Angeles Abrasion machine.  This laboratory enables students to examine the physical properties of soil through making the samples and performing Atterberg's Limits, compaction, consolidation, permeability, compression and direct shear tests. This experience helps the students understand the complication of soil as a material. They also learn about the precautions to be taken and the restrictions associated with using various types of soils and their respective tests. In this lab, tests and analysis of construction materials (concrete, aggregates and asphalt) can also be conducted. All the testing procedures applied in the laboratory obey the ASTM standards. 

Location: Block D, Ground Floor

  • Surveying Laboratory is equipped with mobile stations and tools that students use throughout the surveying course. Each lab group has a set of tools to use such as hand-held laser distance meter, auto level package and digital theodolite, in addition to ancillary equipment, such as tripods, level rods, tape measures and chaining pins. The lab is designed to introduce students to the equipment, methods and calculation used in land surveying related to distance level and angle measurements that are relevant to a variety of engineering applications. Students conduct various field exercises to study the different types of instruments, along with the ability to interpret and record data from the numerous types of surveys and survey drawings.

    Location: Block D, Ground Floor

  • Petroleum Engineering Laboratory is equipped to accommodate up to 24 students, majoring in Petroleum Engineering. The lab is a versatile research environment that provides students with active and experiential learning through rich hands-on experiments related to petroleum fluid properties, as well as reservoir rock properties. It includes high-tech equipment such as the centrifuge extractor that determines the amount of bitumen content in paving mixtures, dean stark that defines water saturation in core samples by extraction with warm solvent and electrical properties system that enables brine resistivity determination in core samples, as resistivity index, formation factor, saturation exponent and tortuosity. It is also equipped with a gas permeameter that identifies the permeability to gas Kg at steady state (constant pressure and flow through the sample) and a viscoball viscometer that measures the viscosity of transparent Newtonian liquids.

    Location: Block B, Room B301

  • Technical Workshop aids in bridging theory learned in classroom to practice through the presence of high-tech metal and wood machines. It is the place where students may design scale models of architectural designs or full-scale constructions. The workshop is equipped with a large number of machines and tools to meet with users’ expectations, including lathe machine, wood band saw, metal band saw, bending machine and wide range of hand tools. The design of the workshop is in compliance with the safety standards and regulations to ensure the users’ well-being.  In addition, a technician is available on site to help students with their projects and provide guided instructions on the proper use of each machine. The Technical Workshop serve Architecture, Interior Design, and Mechanical and Civil Engineering students.

    Location: Block D, Ground Floor

For further inquiries, contact email: or by extension 1220.