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Programs

To apply to the Architectural Engineering major, please refer to the University Admissions for the specific procedures and requirements regarding undergraduate admission


To be considered for admission to the Architectural Engineering major, applicants must satisfy the general university and engineering admission requirements, and also pass an Aptitude Assessment for Architecture (AAA). The AAA test does not require any preparation and is comprised of two parts:

  • Multiple choice questions (MCQ) that test the applicant’s analytical and general knowledge on architecture-related skills

  • A free-hand drawing exercise that tests the applicant’s artistic ability.

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page for details of the AAA test.


Admission to the Architectural Engineering major is highly competitive. A limited number of students is selected to fill the available slots. Selection is based on high school grades and performance in the AAA test. The result of the Aptitude Assessment for Architecture is added to the high school score to arrive at a combined score where the high school score represents 80 percent and the Aptitude Assessment for Architecture represents 20 percent. Applicants are ranked according to this combined score.


Students who join AUC, but not in the Architectural Engineering major, can still apply to the major through the declaration process designed for students already enrolled at AUC. A large percentage of the Architectural Engineering students are admitted from those already enrolled at AUC.

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Architectural Engineering

This program aims to educate students in the fundamentals of the science and architectural design with emphasis on developing the skills of innovation, creativity and critical thinking in the design of the built environment.
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Architectural Design

The minor in architectural design provides students with an understanding of the basics and the underlying principles of architectural design. It serves students in all majors.
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    1. What is the purpose of the Aptitude Assessment for Architecture (AAA)?

      Since the study of architecture relies on cognitive and learning skills, the purpose of the AAA is to assess the readiness of candidates applying from high school to architectural engineering in regards to their analytical and imagination capabilities, as well as their freehand drawing skills.

    2. What are the contents of the Aptitude Assessment?
      The test is composed of two parts:
      Part One (45min): Multiple choice questions to test the analytical and imagination capabilities
      Part Two (60 min): A freehand drawing exercise

    3. What is the weight of the Aptitude Assessment in determining declaration of architectural engineering?
      The result of your Aptitude Assessment for Architecture is added to your high school score to arrive at a combined score where the high school score represents 80 percent and the Aptitude Assessment for Architecture represents 20 percent. Applicants are ranked according to this combined score. 

    4. How often is it offered?

      The exact dates and times are announced by the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies of the School of Sciences and Engineering and the Department of Architecture.

    5. Can I take it more than once?

      No, each student has the right to sit for the test only once.

    6. How should I prepare for it?

      You do not need to do any preparation for the test. You just need to come on the test date ready for answering analytical and cognitive questions and drawing freehand simple objects.

    7. What do I need to bring with me on the test date?
      The University will provide all the tools and supplies that are needed for the test (pencils, erasers and drawing paper). If you prefer to use your own tools, you can bring them with you for the test.

    8. Do I know the results of my Aptitude Assessment for Architecture (AAA)?
      Yes. The results of the AAA will be posted on a bulletin board of the Department of Architecture after completion of grading.

    9. When do I learn of my acceptance of the architectural engineering major?
      You will receive an email from the Office of Enrollment and Student Services informing you with your admission status, as soon as the admission cycle of your high school certificate is complete.​​​​​​
    10. What if I don’t get accepted in architectural engineering?
    11. In case you are not accepted from the gate, there is still a possibility to declare architectural engineering after enrollment at AUC. Declaration from within AUC depends on the satisfaction of declaration criteria. Please check this link for information on the requirements of the declaration of the architectural engineering major for students who are already enrolled at AUC, either undeclared or wanting to transfer from other majors.

    12. Which email address to use for all other questions?

      For administrative questions please send an email to the Office of the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies: rabab_h@aucegypt.edu
      For Technical questions please send an email to the Department of Architecture: arch@aucegypt.edu

    13. How can I learn more about the major of architectural engineering at AUC?
      Visit the architectural engineering program's webpage by clicking here.
    14. How can I learn more about the Department of Architecture at AUC?
      Visit the Department of Architecture's webpage by clicking here.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Learn more about the Aptitude Assessment for Architecture (AAA).