The word "engineering" comes from a Latin word meaning "to create", which describes accurately the major attribute of that fascinating profession. Engineering is defined as "the art of directing the great sources of power in nature for the use and convenience of man".

Engineers shape our everyday lives by creatively converting ideas into reality. They work in a technology-driven, fast-moving world, finding more efficient ways of producing food, shelter, energy, transportation, communications, healthcare, and a clean environment. Engineers helped turn the 20th century into the communications century by designing and building everything from cars to bridges to computer chips to artificial limbs.

In the 21st century, the world needs a new generation of engineers, one that reflects the vast potential and rich diversity required in a demanding workplace and that will help science and technology continue to make its mark in enterprise at many levels. New technological applications have already started to emerge, such as SMART Materials SMART Buildings, ROBOTICS, NANO TECHNOLOGY, and ADVANCED COMMUNCATION Technologies.

This generation will map out as yet uncharted paths of learning and innovation in the process of improving living standards throughout Egypt, the Middle East and the whole world.

Compared with same calibre universities, we have the most diverse specialisms in Egypt
Our curriculum emphasizes both theoretical and practical aspects such as design and implementation criteria   We offer intensive industrial training programmes at the end of the second and third year in Egypt and abroad to familiarize students with the needs of the industry

BUE's close partnership with industry in Egypt and the UK

Our laboratories are state-of-the-art

BUE offers two certificates to our graduates, who qualify, an Egyptian B.Sc. And a British B.Eng.

The Faculty of Engineering at BUE offers the following programmes: Architectural Engineering Chemical Engineering (Petrochemicals – Environmental) Civil Engineering (General Civil - Construction Engineering & Management) Electrical Engineering (Electronics & Communication and Computer Systems Engineering) Mechanical Engineering Petroleum Engineering & Gas Technology Architecture Engineering is the design of the total built environment, from the macro level of how a building integrates with its surrounding man made landscape to the micro level of architectural or construction details and, sometimes, furniture. Architectural works are perceived as cultural and political symbols and works of art. Historical civilisations are often known primarily through their architectural achievements. Cities, regions and cultures continue to identify themselves with their architectural monuments.

Architectural Engineering at BUE is offered as a four year full-time programme, after the preparatory year. Our programme is distinctive from others in Egyptian universities as throughout the programme students are encouraged to develop independent self-learning both to supplement and consolidate what is being taught and to broaden their individual knowledge and understanding of the context of the Architecture discipline. It provides a learning environment that enables students to reach their full potential, personally and academically, so that on graduation they have the understanding, knowledge and personal maturity to make a rapid contribution to architectural profession or research area.

Chemical Engineering deals with the technology of large scale chemical production and the manufacturing of products through chemical processes, by applying the knowledge and principles of engineering, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and economics. The modern discipline of chemical engineering employs chemical knowledge in designing new materials and products that are useful in today's world, such as specialty chemicals and high performance materials such as ultra-strong fibers, gels for medical and pharmaceutical applications, films with special optical, dielectric and spectroscopic properties, and biopolymers as proteins. Chemical engineering at BUE offers three specializations; namely: Environmental, Petrochemical and Pharmaceutical Engineering.

Civil Engineering is a professional engineering discipline that deals with the design, construction and maintenance of the physical and naturally built environment, including works such as bridges, roads, canals, dams and buildings. Civil engineering is the oldest engineering discipline after military engineering, and it was defined to distinguish it from military engineering. Civil engineering comprise six major specialty areas, i.e., Structural, Construction, Geotechnical, Environmental, Water resources & Transportation. There is a new breed of emerging civil structures and systems that entail a continuously changing set of biologically simulated attributes. Smart, Intelligent and Bio-simulated performance are the main features of tomorrow's civil structures and systems. The civil engineering department at BUE strives to provide a state-of-the-art technical programme, to its students, in order to provide a self-reliant civil engineer who is capable of keeping up and coping with today's and tomorrow's fast changing high tech structures and systems.

Construction Engineering and Management (CEM) The main objective of the CEM in the Faculty of Engineering at the BUE is to provide the basic undergraduate education required for industrial and public practice in applying the design processes in the civil engineering area to the construction engineering filed and industry. Also it helps students to grasp the idea of construction and project management or for continued education in the field of construction project and engineering management for those who want to pursue further postgraduate studies. CEM concerns the planning and management of the construction of structures such as high ways, bridges, airports, railroads, buildings, dams and reservoirs. Construction of such projects requires knowledge of management principles, business procedures and human behavior. Construction Engineers engage in the design of temporary structures, quality assurance and quality control, building and site layout surveys, on site material testing, concrete mix design, cost estimation, planning and scheduling, safety engineering, materials procurement, selection of equipment and cost engineering and budget. The will be capable of managing any type of project efficiently and effectively.

Electronics and Communications Engineering deals with the study and application of electronics, telecommunications, and radio wave propagation. The department covers a range of subtopics including microelectronics, MEMS, Micro Electro Mechanical Systems and smart sensors, wireless and mobile communications as well as satellite communication systems. It also covers domains including control systems, media technology, image processing and nanotechnology. At BUE, the department offers a unique programme which has a broad spectrum that results in a graduate profile recognized in both local and international market job place. The available experimentation and CAD simulation facilities make it possible for students to understand, visualize and verify theoretical concepts. Consequently, the graduate acquires valuable experience in both theoretical and practical aspects.

Computer Systems Engineering Computer Systems Engineering's main focus is on the design of computer systems. Students learn a mixture of hardware design and software concepts. They gain experience on both sides of the traditional hardware/software fence and have unique capabilities in interfacing of computerized systems with real-world. Students study a wide variety of specialized modules starting from basic electronics engineering and circuit analysis, digital system design, data structures, computer architecture, computer organization, software engineering, databases, operating systems, and then you will proceed to study more advanced modules in the fields of analysis and design of algorithms, microprocessors design, mobile computing, embedded systems design, digital signal processing, human-computer interaction and computers networks.Whether you want to work in a company like Microsoft, IBM, Cisco, or in giant corporations like Intel, or Google, in a start-up company in robotics, or build your own company from the ground up.

Mechanical Engineering is one of the oldest engineering disciplines, it is also the broadest, encompassing a wide variety of engineering fields and many specialties. Mechanical engineering is the design, production and control of moving objects. Mechanical engineers are employed in an enormous range of technical areas including: production, automotive, acoustics, air-conditioning, automatic controls, computer-aided design and manufacturing, energy management, fluid dynamics, tribology, robotics, biomechanics, and turbo machinery, just to name a few. The Mechanical Engineering programme at BUE is structured into two types of modules: compulsory and optional. The compulsory courses are distributed over the four years of specialization and they cover the main aspects of mechanical engineering, while the optional modules are distributed over the last two years and cover more detailed and advanced topics on a specific focus area of mechanical engineering; namely: Aeronautics and Automotive, Power Engineering, Production and Design, Mechatronics, and Materials Engineering. A number of modules are recommended for each of those specific focus areas.   Petroleum Engineering & Gas Technology refers to the subsurface engineering activities related to the production of hydrocarbons, which can be either crude oil or gas. These activities are deemed to fall within the upstream sector of the oil and gas industry which are the activities of finding and producing hydrocarbons prior to the point of refining or distribution to a market, which is referred to as the downstream sector. Petroleum Geology and Petroleum Engineering are the two main subsurface disciplines within the oil and gas industry, which focus on maximizing economic recovery of hydrocarbons from subsurface reservoirs. Petroleum Engineering focuses on estimation of the recoverable volume of the hydrocarbon reservoir rock using a detailed understanding of the physical behaviour of oil, water and gas within porous rock at very high pressure. Petroleum Engineering requires a good knowledge of wide range of related disciplines, such as Geophysics, Petroleum Geology, well logging, Drilling, Economics, Reservoir simulation, Well Engineering and Oil & Gas Facilities Engineering.

Honour's Level Graduation Projects All engineering students are required to complete two projects in their final year. A research project which is worth 30 credits and runs for the whole year. A design project which is worth 10 credits and shall be informed by the results of their research project and is required in the second semester of their final year. All engineering programmes offer elective modules to support and provide the required level of knowledge necessary for the successful completion of the honours projects. Staff advisors are assigned to direct students in both projects. The research project requirement is a unique characteristic of the Faculty of Engineering at BUE since it is our aim to provide the industry with self-learning continuously developing engineers, with up-to-date engineering knowledge.

Industrial Internships In order to provide students with the necessary professional skills, the BUE has identified the need for industrial interaction for the students of today who would graduate to be the workforce of tomorrow. Thus, the Faculty of Engineering requires its students to attend a compulsory training programme twice along their five years of study. Achieving that objective requires the organization and coordination with a wide range of industrial contacts that are willing to provide that opportunity for the students. Engineering students at BUE are required to spend an average of 200 training hours/year. Industrial Internships are required in the summer of year 2 and year 3 of their degree programme. Industrial internships are designed to provide an opportunity for the students to interact with real world problems and implement taught procedures and/or activities. The students are prepared to perform specific tasks according to their year of study. A detailed reference guide is available for students to aid in the successful completion of their internship sessions. The Industrial training requirement is an integral graduation requirement of the engineering programme at BUE. Students are required to present their training experience through a technical report and a short presentation emphasizing their achievements during their training assignment. Internship positions are allocated in multinational engineering companies operating in Egypt and/or abroad.