Introduction to Degree Programs in Egypt

Egypt is known to have the best and the largest education system in the Middle East and North Africa and it is still growing at the fastest pace since1990. The Government of Egypt is also taking various promotional measures to improve the education system in the country. For this purpose, they are hiring teachers on merit basis to improve the standard of education for the children.

As far as higher education is concerned, the same is provided by public and private universities in Egypt which are providing their students both professional and technical training. The Ministry of Higher education and scientific research takes responsibility for these universities. All the operations of the universities including administration, degree courses are determined by laws and government regulations. The University of Cairo and Alexandria also provide facilities of open college education. Private Universities in Egypt can set their own criteria regarding courses and fees without any intervention from the Ministry.

Find below the details on degree courses offered by the universities of Egypt:

Bachelor's degree courses

There are various business schools in Egypt which teach their students on business management. Following are the Bachelor courses offered by these universities:
  • Graduate Diploma – International Marketing, Finance, Global Business, Banking and Risk Management.
Apart from bachelor in Business administration, the universities also offer Bachelor of Arts courses for those aspiring students who want to study the ancient history of Egypt and its great archeology. The other bachelor courses offered are:
  • Bachelor of Finance
  • Bachelor of Psychology (Honors)
  • Bachelor of Commerce
  • Bachelor of Education
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), Computer Science (CS)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE), Electronics & Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE), Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), Electronics & Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor's Degree, Accounting
  • Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), Mechanical Engineering (ME)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA), English Language
  • Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), Accounting
  • Bachelor's Degree, Computer Science (CS)
  • Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Accounting & Finance
  • Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc), Chemistry

Master's degree courses

Once a student completes his graduation and interested in pursuing further studies in the same field, then opting for a master course in the same will definitely be beneficial for him. Please find below the list of Master Courses offered by Egyptian Universities:
  • Master of Business Administration (English and Arabic medium)
  • Master of Business Administration (International)
  • Master of Commerce
  • Master of Arts
  • Master of Applied Psychology
  • Master of Accounting
  • Master of Information Technology

Popular Doctorate Degrees

Following are the details on doctorate programs offered by the universities of Egypt:
  • PhD in Law
  • PhD in Agricultural Sciences
  • PhD in Agronomy

Vocational Courses

Apart from regular degree courses, the country too has excelled in terms of offering vocational courses to its students. Basic technical and vocational education and Training (TVET) offer various vocational courses to their students at secondary level in schools and at higher level in universities. Please find below the details:
  • Technical Diploma in Industrial and commercial fields (two Year course)
  • Bachelor in Technology to train technical teachers for technical secondary school.

Associate degrees

There are certain Universities in Egypt which also offer associate degrees to their students. They are ranked equal to graduation degrees. But to earn this degree you must have two years prior experience in the field of study for which you need to have an associate degree. Some of the associated degrees offered by these universities are:
  • Business Management
  • Accounting
  • Computer Science
  • Civil Engineering
  • Information Technology
  • Marketing
Thus from the above, it is clear that Egyptian education has gone a long way in making a name in the Middle East.
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