Modern Academy For Engineering & Technology

Modern Academy For Engineering & Technology
Modern Academy For Engineering & Technology
Established 2000
Type Private
President Dr.Saeed Ibrahim Al Rifai
Undergraduates 4000
Location Cairo, Egypt
Campus Maadi, Cairo

The Modern Academy for Engineering & Technology is a private university in Cairo, Egypt.



There exist five education departments in Modern Academy for Engineering & Technology:

  • The Basic Science Department.
  • Computer Engineering & Information Technology Dept.
  • Electronic Engineering & Communication Technology Dept.
  • Manufacturing Engineering &Production Technology Dept.
  • Architectural Engineering & Building Technology Dept.

The Modern Academy for Engineering & Technology was born as a giant educational organization.

In the earlier stages of its establishment, huge efforts were made to collect

a distinguished group of full-time professors, whom are characterized by their high scientific altitude and long academic history. In addition, a highly experienced management staff headed by its dean was properly selected to lead and control this academy.

The architectural design of its buildings and furniture was done to meet all the most up-to-date requirements. The design implemented the modern air-conditioned lecturing halls and rooms ( sections), engineering drawing halls, workshops, laboratories, etc. which are required to graduate highly educated modern engineers.

The courses taught include modern topics, which are properly selected to meet the new market requirements and mostly supported by laboratory experimental work.

In the academic year 200/2001, only 80 students were enrolled.

In the following year 2001/2002, this number jumped to 1080 students, which are all now highly conducting modern engineering knowledge by their experienced professors. This jump is due to great trust in the capabilities of this giant newly- born academy.

Mission statement

The Modern Academy for Engineering & Technology is established to realize the following main aims:

The selection of specializations which are required to meet all nowadays industry and market urgent requirements.

The continuous updating of the selected topics such that the graduate is capable to deal with the most up-to-date scientific and technological subjects.

The graduate should have a strong dose of practical and laboratory work. He should be capable to deal with different problems effectively in his practical life.

The graduate is enabled to exploit different references and periodicals in addition to internet facilities to find a solution to any allocated problem or a case study. This is done in year projects and different engineering subjects.

The Modern Academy for Engineering & Technology has its main restricted goal associated with the quality of its graduates. This goal is realized by selecting high scientific and academic level full-time professors, building modern laboratories, supplying the library annually by the most up-to-date references and continuous testing of the quality level.

The Modern Academy aims to save job opportunities to its graduates through the intercommunications with the directors of factories and associations where students carry out their summer practice. The students high education level makes this goal quite realizable, after their graduation.

The academy aims finally to achieve its main goal which enables its graduates to be in engaged in graduate studies and research work . Distinguished students will join graduate courses for the M.Sc. degree and research work through computers or research labs for the Ph. D degree.

Academic regulations

School year

The school years fall in two semesters; fall and spring. Each semester lasts for 15 weeks excluding official holidays and planned vacations. Tutorial sessions are organized periodically to upgrade the student’s scientific level in the theoretical and practical directions. These sessions, in addition to allocated office hours, help effectively, in improving the results of the examinations.

Generally, students are promoted to the next year if passing all courses examined in or maximum failing in two courses from the previous year (s).

Academic load

Students do not register for their courses but study a predetermined plan of courses set by the administration. The maximum load per semester is seven courses excluding the human subjects ( e.g. English language).

Courses are classified into theoretical and practical courses, practical courses include laboratory ( workshop) teaching hours. In contrast, there exist predetermined and selective courses.

Selective courses are existing in the last two years. They allow the students to select one course among several ones. Students have the chance to realize annual projects which are accompanied by practical realization. Those projects are essential to increase the students creative capabilities.

Class attendance

Students are expected to attend classes regularly . A full-time students should attend at least 75% of classes to be allowed to sit for the final exam. If a student fails to meet this percentage, he/she will not be allowed to sit for the final exam for this course.

Grading System

Courses fall into two main categories: theoretical and practical. The grading system for all courses is predetermined by the administration and is obligatory for all teaching staff.

Grading system for theoretical courses 20% Year work Includes mid-term, quizzes, research paper, assignments, and attendance.

80% Final Exam

Grading system for practical courses 20% Year work: includes mid-term, quizzes, research paper, assignments, and attendance.

20% Practical exam: includes laboratory and oral exams.

60% Final exam.

The following grades will be used to designate levels of achievement and will appear on official transcripts:

Excellent (EX) 85 %-100% (A)

Very good( V.G.) 75%-84% (B)

Good (G) 65%-74% ( C)

Sufficient (S)* 50%-64% (D)

Weak (W) 40%-49% (E)

Very Weak (V.W.) 30%-39% (F)

  • A passing grade is at least Sufficient in all courses.

Declaration of major

All students declare their major initially on admission.

All students must confirm their major before the second year start.

Change of major

Change of major is allowed only in the following case:

Students joining the electrical spec. can change the major from computer Engineering & Inf. Tech. To Electronic Engineering & Communications Tech. and vice versa before the third year start.

Change of major is allowed during the first two weeks of the beginning of the second academic year for all specializations except the electrical specialization (computer and communications) where it is postponed to the third year.

Tutorial sessions

The administration provides students with an opportunity to attend free tutorial sessions parallel to regular classes in order to improve their academic standard.

Intensive tutorial programs are offered for free, during the actual study specially in the free days to improve the student’s scientific and educational standard before the mid-term and the final exams.

Tutorial sessions on lab. experiments are also allowed for students who feel that they are in need to upgrade their practical level.

Summer training

The Training Office at the Academy organizes off –campus training programs for excellent and very good students. Students are placed in a descending order according to available training opportunities. The training office officials conduct periodic assessment to ensure maximum benefit gained from the summer training programs offered. Students passing first year carry out on-campus training where they have concentrated training courses in:-

  • Computers.
  • Workshop.
  • Engineering drawing.
  • English language.

This training aims to increase the scientific and practical level of students to be capable to continue their education on the following years.

Students passing the second year and the following ones have their training off-campus in factories, research centers, and industrial associations.

Graduation requirements

A student who is admitted to be graduated from the Academy is expected to fulfill the following minimum academic requirements:

Complete all the requirements of the selected undergraduate programs with at least a "Sufficient Grade" in all courses. Complete the senior Graduation Project with at least a sufficient grade.

Academic followup

One of the original services provided by the Academy is the Academic Follow-up Unit service. The unit staff is responsible for:

  • Keeping detailed records for students attendance for each course.
  • Providing the teaching staff with all required teaching aids and facilities.
  • Managing class schedules and solving any problems with students or professors on the spot.
  • Registering results of mid-term exams. and communicating these results with the office of the Vice-Dean for Academic Affairs.
  • Notifying both students and their parents with cumulative class attendance percentage every four weeks.
  • Helping the Examination Department in final exams arrangements and activities


The library exists in a wide-comfortable air-conditioned hall. It contains over 10000 up-to-date references in different scientific and engineering branches. More than 300 international periodicals are available in hundreds of copies. Many references and special teaching illustrative programs are available on CD-ROMs and diskettes. All library contents are stored in a database according to name and author indexing systems. Library is equipped with modern microcomputers linked to the internet. The library is annually supplied with the most up-to-date references in all specializations dedicated for the academy.

Administrative facilities

In the Academy the Dept. of Student Affairs carries out the following services for the academy students welfare:-

  • Contacting the Ministry of Higher Education to get the legal authentication for transferring students from other colleges and institutes to the academy.
  • Communicating the other colleges and institutes to obtain students documents after transferring to academy.
  • Communicating the Military Authorities all over Egypt to postpone the student military service during the time period of his residence in the academy.
  • Preparing all documents required for students to get reduced fees for transportation by the subway (metro), governmental railway, and the transportation association.
  • Issuing the required certificates for foreign students to obtain the residence visa for staying in Egypt.

Medical facilities

The new Academy for Engineering & Technology provide all required medical services for students except those requiring surgical transactions. For cases requiring major operations, academy secures this service through an excess small payment for medical insurance which is approved by the Ministry of Higher Education

Transportation facilities

The academy provide this facility through transportation associations that secure transporting the students to any place inside Cairo and its suburbs with lower costs than any similar association.


The Office of Youth Affairs carries out all sportive, social, scouting, etc. activities in cooperation with the academy management staff:

There exist several sport teams like football, basketball, handball, etc. Distinguished students are allowed to do the training in different national clubs in their spare time and are supported by the academy. A monthly sports festival is carried out by the academy in the vacation days (Saturday and Thursday) where the majority of students share in different teams and finally winning teams are gaining prizes. The teaching staff, dean, and vise dean share students in these sportive days such that students and their professors gent the feeling of a cooperative family. Modern Academy is now in the initiative stage for preparation of all playgrounds required for building up its own sportive stadium.

International Programs

A cooperative scientific agreement between the mother Modern Academy in Maadi and the University of District of Columbia (UDC) in Washington, D.C. in U.S.A was established several years ago.

The Modern Academy for Engineering & Technology shared this agreement after several months of its establishment. This rapid approval from the U.S.A side was due to the absolute trust in the Engineering Academy scientific altitude.

According to this agreement students of the Modern Academy for Engineering & Technology have the right to join the cooperative program after payment of an additional small registration fee.

Students joining this program will gain the following benefits:

  • Purchasing the equivalent B.Sc. certificate of the UDC in U.S.A in addition to the B.Sc. handed over from the Modern Academy for Engineering & Technology. Student saves the huge expenses required to get this B.S c from the U.S.A.
  • Joining the graduate courses for M. Sc. and Ph.D. held in the U.S.A.
  • Getting a job opportunity in the U.S.A which helps the student to pay for the graduate study expenses in addition to normal life requirements.
  • Getting the additional UDC B. Sc. give the graduate the chance to be treated financially as an American inhabitant in the gulf zone.

A similar agreement is in its final stages for execution with the University of North London (UNL) in England. This will hand over advantages similar to those handed over by the UDC agreement. Due to the good reputation of the Modern Academy abroad, a plenty of communications for further more agreements with distinguished universities and scientific institutes in Europe and U.S.A are taking place at this time, and fruitful results are expected.

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