12 months
735 USD/credit 17640 USD/year
597 USD/credit 14328 USD/year
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Environmental Engineering from The American University in Cairo is an interdisciplinary engineering degree program that is administered by a director and a steering committee from the engineering departments.  


Environmental Engineering from The American University in Cairo provides a broad program of study in preparation for careers in advanced engineering areas in addition to in-depth knowledge in Environmental Engineering with a strong research component.  Graduates will be prepared for PhD studies or for research and leadership in government, industry and international consulting companies.

Students at Environmental Engineering from The American University in Cairo will:

  • Apply advanced mathematics, numerical models, engineering, and scientific analyses to identify, formulate, and analyze complex and contemporary environmental engineering problems related to water, air, soil, and the built environment.

  • Acquire the required knowledge in the field of environmental engineering (Water Pollution and Treatment systems, Air pollution control systems, Waste management systems, … etc.) to provide alternative solutions for environmental engineering problems and apply critical thinking while comparing the validity, pros, and cons of each.

  • Apply engineering design to produce solutions that meet specified needs with consideration of societal, environmental, and economical needs.

  • Ability to effectively communicate with a range of audiences, present, report, and defend findings related to research and other professional work.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Computational Methods in Engineering
  • Experimental Methods in Engineering 
  • Engineering for a Sustainable Environment 
  • Engineering Statistics 
  • Water Quality Control
  • Unit Operations in Environmental Engineering 
  • Air Pollution Control Engineering
  • Solid and Hazardous Wastes Engineering

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


24 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A candidate for the master’s program in environmental engineering must have a Bachelor’s degree in engineering.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 is required for full admission into the master’s program. 
  • An online application for graduate studies
  • Online payment of the application fee
  • A statement of purpose 
  • An updated resume (CV)  
  • At least two online letters of recommendation from persons familiar with your academic or professional background
  • Official academic records, of which one must be a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution with proof of degree completion. 
  • Satisfactory English language proficiency test results
  • Graduate students may be asked to demonstrate minimum competency in the use of computers and academic libraries as they relate to graduate study and research
  • One recent passport size photograph (a clear electronic copy) 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17640 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 735 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    14328 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 597 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Cairo

5312 - 6846 EGP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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