"Technical Progress in the development of new products and technologies is based on the evolution and creation of new and innovative materials as well as the processing technology. Directing this research work towards application is extremely important and needs engineers with an excellent knowledge of materials science, strength of materials as well as production engineering. The aim of the study program of Materials Science is to supply GUC students with an important knowledge that makes them the most qualified in this field. We are looking for interested students who can demonstrate their ability to succeed and to produce outstanding results".

Prof. Dr. Eberhard Roos,
GUC Founding Dean,
Faculty of Engineering and Materials Science

Materials Engineering

This program is designed to give students deep knowledge in mechanical engineering and materials science. Materials are conveniently classified into three basic groups: Metals, ceramics and polymers. This classification is based primarily on knowledge of mathematics, physics and chemistry. Another classification is advanced materials, those used in high technology application, viz. semiconductors, biomaterials, smart materials and nanoengineering materials. Materials engineering involves the application of theoretical and practical knowledge of mechanical engineering principle, fundamental of engineering materials, structure mechanics and technical design to develop, produce or modify the specific needs of society. Based on understanding the microstructure-property relationship as we as the processing techniques of the materials, the student can control and change the properties for various industrial manufacturing applications. Also under this program the student learn how to select the optimum material and predict its behavior under various environmental and service conditions, and how to alter this behavior through materials design, research, and development.


Design and Production Engineering

This program is designed to prepare students for the technical real-world, being able to apply scientific methods to practical daily life problems using engineering skills. The program deepens the knowledge of students in mechanics, design, manufacturing processes and materials. Graduates of this program will have the technical skills for immediate entry into industry. They will be able to design and manufacture high quality products using state-of-the–art technology and methods. In conjunction with the directions of materials science and mechatronics the program focus on collaborative research that produces innovation. This program will produce graduates who not only possess the technical skills required, but who also continue to educate themselves and who will have the intellectual resources they will need to prosper in a society.

Mechatronics Engineering

This program offers a balanced combination of mechanics, electronics and computer engineering skills plus special courses for integrating these disciplines of engineering to be able to develop and implement complex systems. The program is designed to give students deepened knowledge of principles of mechanics, electronics, control theory and computer programming.
Graduates of this program will have the ability to apply mathematics, physics, mechanics and electronics to solve engineering and industrial problems. They will develop technical expertise in mechanical design, computer-aided design, robotics as well as manufacturing technology. In addition, they will develop technical expertise in Digital design, microcontroller operation, interfacing, and programming, sensors, actuators, drive systems, control theory and data communication. They will have the knowledge, skills and tools to design and analyze the engineering systems for better operation, performance and control. The graduates will be well prepared to pursue further studies and research nationally and internationally.

Civil Engineering

Civil engineering is the broadest of the engineering fields. Civil engineering focuses on the infrastructure of the world which include different types of buildings, Water works, Sewers, Dams, Power Plants, Transmission Towers/Lines, Railroads, Highways, Bridges, Tunnels, Irrigation Canals, River Navigation, Shipping Canals, Traffic Control, Mass Transit, Airport Runways, Terminals, Industrial Plant Buildings, Skyscrapers, etc. Among the important subdivisions of the field are construction engineering, irrigation engineering, transportation engineering, soils and foundation engineering, geodetic engineering, hydraulic engineering, and coastal and ocean engineering. Civil engineers build the world’s infrastructure. In doing so, they quietly shape the history of nations around the world. Most people can not imagine life without the many contributions of civil engineers to the public’s health, safety and standard of living. Only by exploring civil engineering’s influence in shaping the world we know today, can we creatively envision the progress of our tomorrows.

We can summarize the role of a civil engineer into the following points:
  • Supervise and manage construction projects
  • Build buildings, bridges and tunnels.
  • Investigate geology and design dams and foundations
  • Build roads and design transport systems.
  • Water and Dam structures

Besides the state-of-the-Art laboratories for materials testing, hydraulics, and geotechnical engineering, the drawing halls are equipped with individual work stations for technical drawings, and high definition computers uploaded with the latest engineering drawing software. There is a great demand for civil engineers for today and for the future due to the various development programs planned for today and tomorrow in Egypt and the Middle East.

The Civil Engineering program; as is the case with all other programs offered by the GUC; has most caliber professors and assistants selected with care from academic professionals from Germany and Egypt to lecture and assist students in all courses and projects.

Architectural Engineering

Architectural Engineering is the inventive blend of art, science and engineering used to design peoples’ surroundings. People need places to live, work, play sports and get entertainment at. Architects respond to these needs by conceptualizing then developing ideas into images of buildings and projects that can be constructed by civil engineers. These projects can be of a very small size like a gate way, or very large like an entire city.

Architecture Engineers create a functional project design while making the design look pleasant. In doing so, architects consider protecting the health, safety and welfare of the users of these buildings and projects through out the different stages of their design and developments.

We can summarize the role of an Architectural Engineer into the following points:

  • Designing new buildings, extensions or renovations to existing ones.
  • Advise on the restoration and conservation of old properties.
  • Advise the client on the practicality of their project.
  • Preparing and presenting design proposals to the client, within financial budgets and time deadlines.
  • Solving problems that might occur during the construction phases.
  • Ensuring that the environmental adverse impacts of the project are minimal.

Besides the state-of-the-Art unique studio-based learning environment the drawing halls are also equipped with high definition computers uploaded with the latest Architectural Engineering drawing software. There is a great derived demand for Architectural Engineers for today and for the future due to the various construction development programs planned for today and tomorrow in Egypt and the Middle East.

The Architectural Engineering program; as is the case with all other programs offered by the GUC; has most caliber professors and assistants selected with care from academic professionals from Germany and Egypt to lecture and assist students in all courses and projects.

Materials Engineering Job Opportunities

The field of Materials Engineering is transforming rapidly. Students entering this field can expect careers of continuous innovation, combining classical knowledge with state-of-the-art research in emerging areas. A degree in Materials Engineering from GUC is an excellent qualification for those interested in careers as diverse as industry, research and commerce. The new trends within industry, especially in the areas of processing, procurement, quality assurance and sales are placing great emphasis on the need to recruit highly qualified graduates with a degree in the materials field. The future is likely to offer rewarding and challenging opportunities for our graduates. Key areas for career are in industry and research firms dealing with metals, alloys, ceramics, glass, plastics, rubber, fiber, composite materials, oil and gas, and food processing.

Design and Production Engineering- DPE Job Opportunities

Graduates of the Design and Production Engineering program will have the technical skills for immediate entry into industry. They will be able to design and manufacture high quality products using state-of-the–art technology and methods. Moreover, studying different courses in industrial engineering will empower the graduates to work in quality control and quality assurance positions. This program will produce graduates who not only possess the technical skills required, but who also continue to educate themselves and who will have the intellectual resources they will need to prosper in the society. Design and Production engineers work in a multitude of areas within industry, including research and development, design, production planning, sales and distribution, management and organisation.

Mechatronics Engineering Job Opportunities

Graduates of the Mechatronics Engineering program will have the ability to apply mathematics, physics and electronics to solve engineering and industrial problems. They will develop technical expertise in mechanical design, robotics as well as manufacturing technology. In addition, they will develop technical expertise in Digital design, microcontroller operation, interfacing, and programming, sensors, actuators, and control theory. They will have the knowledge, skills and tools to design and analyze the engineering systems for better operation, performance and control.
Many existing jobs currently or will soon require Mechatronics skills among workers who currently design, implement, manufacture, and repair a wide range of equipment. Mechatronics engineers are involved in robotics, automated manufacturing, automobiles, airplanes, oil and gas industry, and renewable energy systems. Graduates are also sought after for management positions because of their broad skill base and knowledge of state-of-the-art technology.
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