12 months
735 USD/credit 24255 USD/year
597 USD/credit 19701 USD/year
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Robotics, Control and Smart Systems from The American University in Cairo provides academic excellence through an interdisciplinary education in the fields with the aim to prepare graduate students for careers in industry, academia and research (local, regional and global).


Robotics, Control and Smart Systems from The American University in Cairo provides interdisciplinary academic and educational excellence in advanced sciences and technologies with unique educational, learning and research environment that advances scientific understanding enabling students to develop innovative and intelligent ideas for autonomous and smart products and systems to meet today’s most pressing challenges and prepare them for careers in industry, academia and research.

Students at Robotics, Control and Smart Systems from The American University in Cairo will:

  • Have broad knowledge in both the theoretical and the practical skills of RCSS interdisciplinary field

  • Integrate fundamental and advanced knowledge to solve complex interdisciplinary problems in RCSS field

  • Undertake interdisciplinary research, find new knowledge, analyze and document results, apply and communicate the results reflecting knowledge depth of the research in RCSS field

  • Work independently as well as collaboratively within interdisciplinary teams and be prepared to be team leaders

  • Demonstrate competitive professional advancement, pursue higher graduate degrees and engage in advanced academic and research in areas of their interest within the industry, research centers, and academia both in the local and global environment

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Robotics: Kinematics, Dynamics and Control 
  • Embedded Real Time Systems
  • Modern Control Design 
  • Applied Estimation 
  • Intelligent and Autonomous Robotic Systems
  • Mechatronics Innovations and Experimental Robotics
  • Bioinspired Robotics and Multi Robotic Systems 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


33 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

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  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 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) 
  • A bachelor’s degree in engineering, with a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of 4.0 in the major area is required as a basic requirement or admission into the RCSS master’s program. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24255 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 735 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    19701 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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