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Field of Architectural Engineering

Environmental Architecture & Building Technology Program

Environmental Architecture & Building Technology Program

Required Courses Dual Degree  Duration
60 Courses Not Available  10 Semesters
Language Credit Hours Annual Fees
English 165 Cr. Hrs 75,000 EGP

Program Overview


Nowadays, architects need to design buildings to establish a symbiotic relationship with the natural environment.

An architectural design process cannot disregard a deep comprehension of the natural environment’s limits and resources, both qualitative and quantitative. Scientific principles are used in the program as a meaningful platform for imagining a new generation of buildings to compensate for the environmental impact due to their construction, operation, and disassembly.

Sustainability, Efficiency, and Renewability are three words that describe the engine driving development, economic growth, and the future for decades to come. The Environmental Architecture and Building Technology Program (EABT) at GU aims at graduating architects who have a deep understanding of the environmental and societal aspects and can use modern technology to provide innovative solutions. This field of study is, therefore, needed to develop sustainable designs that overcome contemporary environmental problems.

Thus, sustainable building design has never been more important for the future of our environment. It explores a wide range of approaches to building design strategies that promote sustainability. Moreover, it develops the skills needed to address this significant global challenge that can create beautiful, meaningful, and sustainable environments to enhance our quality of life. The skills range from designing green buildings to planning resilient cities, managing advanced construction projects, or creating ecologically responsive places.

Reducing energy consumption which contributes to global climate change and pollution, is an international imperative. The future architect must be equipped with the skills and vision to tackle this challenge both innovatively and responsibly.

This program helps you master the knowledge and skills required to produce thermally comfortable, healthy, and habitable building designs while minimizing energy consumption. The curriculum embraces the interface between the environmental, economic, and socio-cultural sustainability dimensions regarding building design and carbon neutrality.

  • The program provides state-of-the-art facilities with workshops where you can innovate with materials and processes. We’ll help you graduate with the tools to take your own personal and critical position and embrace sustainability challenges in the globalized architectural world.

Degree Requirements

University Requirement: (14+6) = 20  Credit Hours.

Field Requirement: (115 + 15) = 130 Credit Hours.

Speciality Requirements (0+15) = 15 Credit Hours.

Total: (129+36) = 165 Credit Hours.

Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will possess the following learning outcomes:

Generate innovative architectural ideas that meet technical requirements and consider social, economic, and environmental dimensions.

Implement the concept of sustainable architectural design by understanding the relationship between the building and the environment while achieving the human scale in its design.

Understand methods of construction and specifications of raw and building materials.

Coordinate between different related engineering disciplines.

Keep pace with scientific and technological advances in the profession.

Apply building requirements, laws, and codes in your own designs.

Prepare preliminary and executive studies and drawings.

Tender documents and supervise the implementation, cost control, and project management.

Potential Career Opportunities

All graduates of this program are qualified for the title of ‘Architectural Engineer’ in the Egyptian Engineers Syndicate. The points of excellence of the graduates of the EABT program are as follows.

As the awareness of global environmental issues increases, the demand for architects with expertise in buildings’ health and energy performance is expanding rapidly. This program course will help equip you with both the necessary skills and an innovative approach to address sustainable architecture and development challenges. Such skills are in high demand by businesses, governments, and multilateral and unilateral organizations contending with environmental sustainability issues. This course also provides excellent preparation to progress onto a PhD.

Career opportunities include:

  • Environmental Architect.
  • Green Building experts providing expert solutions to various stakeholders like builders, architects, planners and real estate developers.
  •  Sustainability consultant contributing to the sustainable development of society.
  • Energy expert to make habitats more energy efficient.
  • Energy resource manager.
  • Researcher in the field of Environmental Architecture and Design.
  • Economy expert for buildings and large-scale projects.
  • Building Life Cycle and Evaluation Expert

Tuition Fees (Egyptian Students)

  • Annual tuition fees: 75,000 EGP
  • Annual administrative fees (to be paid before the first semester): 10,000 EGP
  • Admission administrative fees(To  be paid once on the admission’s semester): 8,500 EGP

Tuition Fees (Non- Egyptian Students)

  • Annual tuition fees: $6,000 

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