Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University

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The Faculty of Engineering,
Alexandria University
Faculty of Engineering Alex.jpg
Administration Building
Established 1941
Type Public
Dean Khalid Al-Hegla
Location Alexandria, Egypt
31°12′28″N 29°55′28″E / 31.207828°N 29.924437°E / 31.207828; 29.924437
Campus Urban
113,000 square metres (28 acres)
Colors Blue and Orange            
Nickname Alex-Eng
Mascot Egyptian cobra
Affiliations Alexandria University
Website www.alexeng.edu.eg
Faculty of Engineering Alexandria Logo.png

The Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University (Arabic: كلية الهندسة جامعة الإسكندرية‎) was established in 1941.

History[edit]

At the beginning of the academic year 1941 - 1942, the Faculty of Engineering of King Fuad I University established a branch in Alexandria for the preparatory year study.[1] In 1942, Farouk I University was established in Alexandria, and the branch of the faculty of Engineering became the Faculty of Engineering in King Farouk I University. The study in the preparatory year and the first year started simultaneously in the academic year 1942 - 1943; the study started in the departments of Architecture, Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Electrical Engineering. In 1946, the Department of Sanitary Engineering and Municipalities was established. The Departments of Civil Engineering and Electrical Engineering were developed over the years. In 1953, the Institute of Industrial Chemistry which was affiliated to the Faculty of Science, became one of the departments of the Faculty of Engineering as the Chemical Engineering Department, from which the 1st class was graduated in 1954. The Departments of Nuclear Engineering and Computer and Automatic Control were established in 1964 and 1974 respectively.

Campus[edit]

The Faculty is located in the middle of the city of Alexandria. It has an area of over 110,000 m² consists of 10 buildings 6 of them are famous for their Pharaonic Style. The building are:

  • Administration building.
  • Preparatory building.
  • Mechanical departments building.
  • Textile Engineering building.
  • Production workshop.
  • Electrical Engineering workshop.
  • Electrical departments building.
  • The clinic building.
  • Student Activity building.
  • SSP building. (not completed)

The Campus also includes a Football ground, a Tennis court and a volleyball/Basketball combined field.

Undergraduate[edit]

The Faculty follows a two-semester system per academic year. The duration of study to obtain a Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) degree is five academic years (a preparatory year, followed by four academic years). Each semester runs for 15 weeks.[2]

Credit Hours System[edit]

The Faculty of Engineering, Alexandria University has developed a curriculum to upgrade the Graduate Studies and Research based on credit hours system, to provide advanced academic programs to match the development of different fields and to enhance scientific experience to support the rapid pace of development worldwide. It consists of a three-semester system The Fall Semester (First Semester): Starts on the Third Saturday of September and Lasts for 15 weeks. Spring Semester (Second Semester): Starts on the Second Saturday of February and Lasts for 15 weeks. Summer Semester (Third Semester): Starts on the First Saturday of July and Lasts for 8 Weeks.[3]

  • Postgraduate
    • The student is allowed to register 12 credit hours per regular semester and 6 credit hours in the summer semester. Full-time students are allowed to register a maximum of 18 credit hours per regular semester and 9 credit hours in the summer semester.[3]
  • Specialized Scientific Programs (SSP)
    • The student is allowed to register 20 credit hours per regular semester and 6 credit hours in the summer semester. For emergency cases students are allowed to register a maximum of 22 credit hours per regular semester and 9 credit hours in the summer semester.

Academic Departments[edit]

Specialized Scientific Programs (S.S.P)[edit]

Since 2006, the Faculty Of Engineering introduces five Specialized Scientific Programs using the Course credit system and Grade Point Average (GPA) for the first time in the Faculty. The programs are:

Postgraduate[edit]

Similar to the SSP the postgraduate programs follow the credit hours system. The Faculty offers the following post-graduate degrees:[3]

Special Units[edit]

The Faculty of Engineering has 3 Special Units that are involved in supporting the Faculty and Alexandria University with their facilities:

Notable alumni[edit]

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