Construction and Architectural Engineering
The Department of Construction and Architectural Engineering (CANG) was established in 1987, as the Department of Construction Engineering, to fill a gap which emerged in the construction industry in Egypt and the region. Starting September 2007, the department has become the Department of Construction and Architectural Engineering as it started offering a major in architectural engineering as well as its original major in construction engineering. The department has introduced a minor in architecture since 2003, which was joined by many construction engineering students as well as students from other departments. The interest in the minor and the need for qualified architectural engineers with strong IT capabilities lead to the introduction of the new major in architectural engineering. The Department of Construction Engineering has been offering a graduate program leading to an MSc degree in engineering in the various fields of construction engineering as well as environmental engineering. Starting 2007, CANG has offered an MSc in construction engineering (thesis option), and a Master of Engineering in construction engineering (non-thesis option).The undergraduate construction engineering program prepares the students to engage in challenging construction projects and be able to bridge the gap between the designer and the construction site with all its problems, limitations and/or potential. Our first class graduated in 1992. The successes of our alumni in the construction and other industries motivate us to stay on track and become even better.
The construction engineering program is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET (111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012 USA; tel (410) 347-7700; www.abet.org).
ABET-accredited programs are recognized worldwide. Graduates of ABET-accredited engineering programs are eligible to register as professional engineers in many countries around the world, including the United States, Canada and Australia, after passing the required examinations.
The newly-introduced architectural engineering program is approved by the Egyptian Supreme Council of Universities, and will eventually be accredited internationally. Faculty members in CANG cover a wide spectrum of specializations related to both construction and architectural engineering. This adds to the depth and comprehensiveness of the concentration courses offered by the department. The faculty members are highly active in research in the areas of construction management and technology, material and structural engineering, geotechnical engineering, water resources and environmental engineering.