Master of Engineering Program
Electronics and Electrical Communications Engineering Department

Faculty of Engineering - Cairo University

A. The program started in September 2014. This academic year 2017/2018 represents the fourth intake into the program.

Q. What times are the lectures held?

A. Lectures are usually held on Saturdays mornings and afternoons as well as weekdays after 5:00 PM.

Q. When did the program start?

A. The professional masters is a non-thesis post-graduate program. Instead of a thesis, graduates should prepare a graduation project that carries the weight of 6 credit hours. In addition, the professional masters program involves more course (24 credit hours) than the MSc program (14 credit hours). Those courses, involve 9 credit hours dedicated to non-engineering courses such as project management, finance, technical writing, technology management, etc. Moreover, the engineering courses are designed to address engineering practices such as standardization, prototyping, real-life applications. The professional masters program also involves extensive laboratory work and hands-on training, and industry experts are usually involved in the training as well as the teaching process.

Q. What IS the difference between the Professional Masters and the Master of Science?

A. This is quite acceptable as long as the project subject is accepted by the Scientific Committee of the Masters. It should by noted that the student will have to meet his academic and industrial advisors regularly to follow on the project orientation and progress.

Q. Can I do my project in my firm?

A. The minimum time required to finish the PM is three semesters. This, however, requires to be totally dedicated to the Masters and to have a clear view of the graduation project subject. For active engineers, a reasonable time would be 4 semesters (3 semesters for the courses and project mobilization and the fourth dedicated to project work and report writing).

Q. How long does it take to finish the Professional Masters?

A. The Supreme Council of Universities only starts the accreditation procedure for a new degree after the graduation of the first class. The Scientific Committee "of the Professional Masters" is currently preparing the accreditation file. It should be noted that the PM program was initiated in response to a document issued by the Supreme Council of University announcing the creation of new Professional Degrees and stating the regulations governing them.

Q. Is the Professional Masters accredited by the Supreme Council of Universities?

Q. Is the Professional Masters recognized by Cairo University?

A. The Professional Masters was accredited by the "Post Graduate Studies and Research" Committee of the Faculty of Engineering and that of Cairo University and was consequently accredited by the Board of Cairo University . The degree is granted by Cairo University and recognized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Q. Does the Professional Masters lead to a Ph.D.?

A. The Professional Masters (as well as the Master of Engineering) addresses essentially fresh graduates seeking a career in industry or active engineers who want to further advance their career. It is not designed for those who wish to have an academic career. This is why it does not incorporate a thesis. Consequently it does not lead to Ph.D. However a Professional Doctorate degree is currently under study by the Supreme Council of Universities. If agreed upon the Professional would lead to a Professional Doctorate.

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