Major of Architecture

El Sheikh Zayed

Discover Architecture Major

  • About Major
  • Program Objectives
  • What will I learn?
  • Career path
  • Mission

About Major

The Architecture major at CIC provides a various number of courses in different architectural disciplines, that teach students to highlight and solve problems, improve the built environment, consequently, preparing them for the professional field.


Program Objectives

  1. Provide students with the skills, knowledge, and attitudes required to practice architecture by understanding engineering and architectural design fundamentals and theories.
  2. Teach students to produce architectural and urban designs with various complexity and scales to adapt to the surrounding environment and achieve the required balance between function, aesthetical, economic, and environmental aspects, following sustainable and green architecture principles.
  3. Develop students’ capabilities to transform architectural conceptual ideas into technical and detailed drawings that can be executed using different methods and building technologies.
  4. Encourage students to recognize the physiological and psychological human needs in the built environment.
  5. Promote using digital architecture and advanced software in architectural design and construction drawings.
  6. Improve students’ management ability and decision-making skills to adapt easily to circumstances' changes and architectural profession updates.
  7. Develop student self-learning skills, pursuing further field-related research and post-graduate studies.
  8. Encourage students to collaborate efficiently with societal issues and provide valuable and various architectural services to meet the market needs with total commitment to the professional ethics.

What will I learn?

Architecture major teaches the students to identify the problems, understand their components, and be able to reconceptualize problems as opportunities. Specifically, architecture major teaches how to design/plan various building types (residential-educational-health care…etc.), in addition to, studying history and theory of architecture, building construction, urban design, interior design, and urban planning.

Career Path

There are several diverse jobs within the architecture program that can be occupied by an architect. Acceptance in these jobs depends on student orientation as well as the years of experience gained by the architect. The following jobs can be employed by the architect: Design Architect, Site Engineer, Urban Design/Planning Architect, Landscape Architect, Procurement Engineer, Quantity Surveying and Contracting Engineer, Site Manager, Interior Design Architect, and lastly, the architect can be appointed as a teaching assistant.


The Architectural Engineering Program of the Higher Canadian Institute for Engineering, in 6th of October, is committed to preparing a distinguished architect through providing an attractive internal environment that ensures the acquisition of the knowledge and competencies necessary for a qualified graduate who is capable of competing in the architectural market with full commitment to the professional ethics and conducting scientific research, to gain the community's trust.

Major of Architecture

Study Plan

The architecture major at CIC provides a different number of courses in different architectural disciplines, which teach students to highlight and solve problems, improve the built environment, and thus prepare them for the professional field. The program is based on many teaching and learning strategies and effective learning methods using technology, interactions, activities, field trips, 3D modeling, and simulation. The degree conferred by this program is Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Architectural Engineering and entitles graduates to apply to the Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers for professional licensing.

Level: Freshmen
Semester: 1

(BAS 011 )Mathematics1
(BAS 021) Physics1
(BAS 041 )Engineering Chemistry
(MED 011) Engineering Drawing & Projection
(HUM 012) English Language 1
(MED 021) History of Engineering & Technology
(BAS 031) Mechanics 1

Semester: 2
(BAS 012) Mathematics2
(BAS 022) Physics 2
(BAS 032) Mechanics 2
(HUM 352) Human Rights
(MED 022) Principles of Manufacturing Engineering
(HUM 013) English Language 2
(HUM 011) Arabic Language
(HUM 081) Computer Skills

Level: Sophomore
Semester: 3
(ARC 121) History & Theory of Architecture 1
(ARC 131) Building Construction 1
(ARC 151) Architectural Design 1
(ARC 112) Visual training & Freehand Drawing
(ARC 113) Sciagraphy & Perspective
(CIP 121 )Engineering Surveying
(IEN 131 )Monitoring & Quality Control System

Semester: 4
(ARC 122) History & Theory of Architecture 2
(ARC 132) Building Construction 2
(ARC 152) Architectural Design 2
(CIS 140 )Behavior of Materials & Concrete Technology
(CIS 110 )Structural Analysis
(HUM 182) Analysis & Research Skills
(A1) Institute Elective A

Semester: 5
(ARC 223)History & Theory of Architecture 3
(ARC 233) Building Construction 3
(ARC 253) Architectural Design 3
(ARC 241 )Environmental Control
(CIS 220) Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
(HUM – A1 )General Elective A
(A2 )Institute Elective A

Semester: 5
(ARC 223 )History & Theory of Architecture 3
(ARC 233 )Building Construction 3
(ARC 253 )Architectural Design 3
(ARC 241 )Environmental Control
(CIS 220 )Design of Reinforced Concrete Structures
(HUM – A1) General Elective A
(A2) Institute Elective A

Semester: 6
(XXX 291) Field Training 1
(ARC 224) History & Theory of Architecture 4
(ARC 234) Building Construction 4
(ARC 254) Architectural Design 4
(ARC 242) Acoustics & Illumination
(CIS 250 )Soil Mechanics & Foundations
(BAS 212) Statistics & Probability Theory


Semester: 7
(ARC 355) Architectural Design 5
(ARC 331) Working Drawings 1
(ARC 361) History & Theory of Planning
(CIW 331) Environmental Impact of Projects
(ARC A1 )Arch. Engineering Elective A
(IEN 314 )Project Management
(CIS 230 )Design of Steel Structures
(A3 )Institute Elective A

Semester: 8
(HUM 111) Technical Report Writing
(ARC 356) Architectural Design 6
(ARC 332) Working Drawings 2
(ARC 362) Principles of Urban Design
(IEN 351 )Engineering Economics
(HUM 351) Professional Ethics
(HUM – A2) General Elective A
(ARC A2 )Arch. Engineering Elective A


Semester: 9
(XXX 391 )Field Training 2
(ARC 491 )Graduation Project 1
(ARC 433 )Working Drawings 3
(ARC 461 )Urban Planning
(ARC 462 )Urban Design
(ARC B1) Arch. Engineering Elective B
(ARC B2 )Arch. Engineering Elective B

Semester: 10
(ARC 492) Graduation Project 2
(ARC 463) Housing
(HUM – A3) General Elective A
(HUM – A4) General Elective A
(HUM –B1) General Elective B


Institute Requirements (Elective A) (Select 6 Credit Hrs.)
(CIS 111) Principles of Construction & Building Engineering
(ARC 111) Arts & Architecture
(ELP 111) Principles of Electrical Engineering
(ELE 121) Principles of Electronic Engineering
(MED 111) Principles of Design & Manufacturing Engineering
(MEP 111) Principles of Mechanical Power Engineering
(ARC 110) Principles of Architecture Design

Major Requirements (Elective A) (Select 4 Credit Hrs.)
(ARC 327) Architectural Criticism & Projects Evaluation
(ARC 334) Building Economics
(ARC 336) Maintenance of Buildings
(ARC 372) Feasibility Studies of Urban Projects
(ARC 335) Advanced Technical Installation

Major Requirements (Elective B) (Select 6 Credit Hrs.)
(ARC 411) Computer Applications in Architecture
(ARC 457) Interior Design
(ARC 458) Sustainable Architecture
(ARC 464) Urban Renewal
(ARC 481) Conservation of Urban Heritage
(ARC 459) Landscape Design

General Requirements (Elective A) (Select 8 Credit Hrs.)
(HUM x62 )Music Appreciation
(HUM x71) Introduction to History of Civilization
(HUM x72) Trends in Contemporary Arts
((HUM x73) Recent Egypt’s History
(HUM x74) Heritage of Egyptian Literature
(HUM x75) Arab & Islamic Civilization
(HUM x76) Literary Appreciation
(HUM x51-n) Communication in Education 1 (Starting for 2014 students)
(HUM x52-n) Communication in Education 2 (Starting for 2014 students)
(HUM x82 )New Trends in Engineering Development
(HUM 181 )Communication & Presentation Skills
(HUM 381 )Principles of Negotiation

General Requirements (Elective B) (Select 2 Credit Hrs.)
(HUM 121) Introduction to Accounting
(HUM 221) Business Administration

Our Staff

Dr. Mohammed Mohammed Abdelhamid

Assistant Professor / Vice dean

  • BSc in Architectural Engineering, Al-Azhar university 1997.
  • MSc in Architectural Engineering Al-Azhar University, 2006.
  • Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering, Al-Azhar University, 2012.

Dr. Emad El-Din Hamdy

Associate Professor / head of the architectural engineering department

  • Associate Professor degree, 2022
  • Ph.D in Architecture Engineering, Al-Azhar University, 2014.

  • M.Sc in Architecture Engineering, Al-Azhar University, 2006.

  • B.Sc in Architecture Engineering, Al-Azhar University, 2001.

Dr. Maged George Nassim Mikhael

Assistant Professor / Director of Quality Assurance Unit

  • BSc in Architectural Engineering, Military Technical College, 1993
  • MSc in Architectural Engineering, Military Technical College, 2004
  • Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering, Military Technical College, 2012

Head of Department Message

Dr. Emad El-Din Hamdy Abd EL-Hamid
Head of Architecture Department
The Architectural program at CIC-Zayed campus is based on consolidating actual architectural professional practices. Qualifying students for the job market is the challenge that we always aspire to. The relationship between professors and students in our department is a relationship based on constant and continuous communication. Moreover, the relationship between the students and the tutors is based on continuous mutual dialogues. Eventually, we hope that the students spend time full of architecture, vitality, hope, and optimism.

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