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New Offerings

The Engineering And Science Services Center at the American University in Cairo (AUC) is offering the following courses during the months of February, March, and April 2022


Water, Energy, Food Technologies Diploma

The professional interdisciplinary diploma in Water, Energy, Food Technologies (WEFT) is an 18 credit hour program. This program aims to qualify professionals in the field of agriculture, energy, water to implement sustainable resource management in desert areas, target, as well as tackle, and provide solutions for water, energy, and food-related challenges addressed in the “Egypt 2030” strategy. This is done by qualifying the participants in different fields, including sustainable resource management, agriculture, engineering, entrepreneurship, and information technology. The program aims to provide participants with a sound technical and practical understanding of innovation, design, entrepreneurship,  and managing sustainable WEF projects in the desert. Participants will learn how to identify, assess, and shape WEF nexus challenges into real business opportunities through this program. For more information, click here

  • The course provides an overview of critical subjects within modern and innovative agricultural practices such as genetically modified crops, global sustainable sourcing of commodities, greenhouses construction, and management, modern irrigation systems, water use efficiency, crops virtual water, crops water requirement, nutrient management, integrated pest management (IPM), agriculture/food waste management, sustainable post-harvest management practices, technological innovation in agriculture; different agriculture measurements such as areas, productivity, salinity, water pressures and quantities, fertilizers quantities and efficiency, etc.

    Learning outcomes: by the end of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Construct and manage greenhouses

    • Calculate the crop water requirements and crops virtual water

    • Establish and manage modern irrigation systems

    • Design and implement (IPM) plan

    • Determine the best post-harvest practices for the crops

    • Apply integrated management approaches to farm wastes and realize how to generate value from waste

  • Sound and sustainable water quality assessment programs should be aimed at integrating the different steps in the monitoring cycle, from the information needs, monitoring network design, field and laboratory procedures up to data collection and processing. The resulting water quality data can then be evaluated together with the natural water quality, human effects and water quality usages.
    Learning outcomes: by the end of this course, participants will be able to:

    • Realize and apply water quality parameters and tests, water salinity parameters and tests, water microbiological quality parameters and tests

    • Understand key concepts of groundwater quality monitoring

    • Understand and apply common statistical techniques for water quality data evaluation

    • Apply key concepts in the design of sustainable freshwater quality monitoring programs.

  • In this course, participants will examine the technical aspects of different energy resources and survey the field of sustainable energy and explore contributions from electrical and systems engineering perspectives. Different renewable energy technologies (wind, solar, hydro, biomass, etc.) are examined and the strengths and weaknesses of each are discussed. With a focus on solar energy, students will learn about the design and implementation of renewable energy systems for different applications and explore renewable energy projects from an economic perspective. The course will consist of lectures, practical sessions, discussions, and student projects.

    Learning outcomes: by the end of this course, students will be able to:

    • Analyze and evaluate the different energy technologies and interpret the advantages and limitations of different energy sources.

    • Understand the energy portfolio, the different forms of energy, and the energy life cycle.

    • Have an overall understanding of sustainable energy systems and their applications and identify the local, regional, and global impacts of different energy resources.

    • Understand the basic concepts and tools related to solar energy system design and perform basic calculations related to the sizing of the solar systems.

Intensive Courses

ESS provides short courses designed to improve and develop your skills in a variety of Engineering and Sciences specializations. ESS courses are designed primarily for engineers and scientists. However, technicians, lawyers, and other professionals who are working in the industry, governmental agencies, universities, and research institutes may also find them helpful in strengthening their background in a given topic. Courses are held over five days for 30 hours of instruction. 

  • This short concise course covers the basic philosophy behind prestressed concrete and its historical development. It helps in mastering the design of prestressed concrete members in both the serviceability and the ultimate limit states. The design concepts of simple prestressed beams and slabs are demonstrated. Prestress losses are discussed and explained. Throughout the course, practical applications, procedures, and prestressing components are presented.

  • The course will address relevant issues of landscape design as to how to analyze existing landscapes, identify site-specific problems, and how develop successful design solutions? How to prepare planting plans that are practical, sustainable, and suitable for a variety of projects (from private to public)? How to acquire skills associated with site engineering practices and techniques? How to Develop strategies for professional success using business skills in preparing proposals?

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  • ( Available on Demand)

    This course will fulfill an unmet educational need and provide you with valuable knowledge to be successful in developing therapies and expediting scientific discovery to patients. Ultimately, this course will enable you to contribute to product development to improve survival and the quality of life while decreasing costs. This course will change your approach to medicine and innovation. The information is critical for anyone who works in product development whether as an innovator, physician, scientist, engineer, regulator or at a reimbursement agency.

  • ( Available on Demand)

    It takes more than 15 years and costs more than $1 billion to translate a new concept into a useful medical product due to the lack of knowledge and standardized methods and endpoints of product development. This course consists of 80 lectures that will take you step-by-step through the translational pathways for cardiovascular devices including choosing the right concept, prototype development, preclinical, clinical evaluation, regulatory, reimbursement, and practice guideline strategies. After completing this course, you should be able to change your approach to medical innovation, expediting the science to patients and decreasing costs.

How to Apply?

Please send an email to EDVP@aucegypt.edu

Applicants may apply to and be accepted in all courses.