Architecture - MSc

Egypt’s first of-its-kind Climmersive Design Studio by University Architect and Associate Professor of Sustainable Design, Khaled Tarabieh and Associate Professor of Digital Media and Design Computing, Sherif Abdel Mohsen.

The AUC Master of Science in Architecture Program seeks to prepare young professionals in the field to deal with the new questions and the quickly changing rules shaping the contemporary built environment. It aims to create a new generation of cross-disciplinary practitioners who are able to use the powers of partnership and interdisciplinarity to lead the evolution of new paradigms for the practice of architecture.

The AUC Master of Science in Architecture Program creates bridges across disciplinary divides to create new effective channels of relevance to the market and to business partners.

  • Student-Centered Teaching Strategies

Each student can design their unique Architectural research path which will encourage learning approaches like self-directed and active learning as well as problem-solving and self-exploration education.

  • Interdisciplinary Learning Pedagogy

The program utilizes AUC’s liberal arts tradition and resources, and Egypt’s multifaceted rich culture and heritage to foster questions and research that is different and unique locally and regionally. 

  •  Integrated scientific research approach

The integration between the scientific research approaches of different disciplines distinguishes the graduates through their comprehensive research thinking approach.

Members of the AUC Architecture Graduate Program take advantage of a unique set of resources;

  1. Research leadership through extensive multidisciplinary research resources
  2. Market relevance through partnerships with leaders in business and real estate development community
  3. Leading Islamic arts and architecture studies center
  4. The Rare Books and Special Collections Library holds unique archival and manuscript collections reflecting modern Egyptian architecture, social, cultural and intellectual life.
  5. Architecture Environmental Testing Lab for the study of high-performance building design and sustainable practices
  6. Digital Fabrication and Laser Cutting Lab to advance parametric architectural design and modeling practice
  7. Engineering and materials testing labs with state-of-the-art resources
  • Home for some of the oldest cities in the world
  • A rich reservoir of Architecture of the Islamic world
  • A rich Vernacular Architecture language
  • A growing array of modern Desert Cities (currently 23 and soon to be 43) 
  • A complex network of informal settlements housing about 60% of the urban population
  • A highly active real estate market
  • The duration of the program is 24 Months
  • A total of 33 Credits required
  • Full-time Program with Fall semester intake only
  • Areas of Concentrations of Study
    • Urban Regeneration and Heritage
    • Sustainability in Architecture
    • Architectural Computing
    • Architectural Studies
    • Real Estate Development

(Core Requirements with link to the university main admission page)

  • B.Sc. degree in Architecture or Urban Design (or another allied field - subject to department approval)
  • Submit a research proposal (1000 -1500 words) including a statement of purpose and the intended general area of research investigation.
  • Submit samples of previous research output and/or professional work.

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