Country

Name
Egypt  
Region
Africa / Central Europe  
National System of the Education and MET

Introduction

Egyptis a maritime country that has a remarkable geographical location on the junction of three continents and has coasts up to 2000 km on the Mediterranean and the Red Sea which allowed its connection with the foreign world since ancient ages. Moreover a vital artery – Suez Canal- passes through its land linking the East to the West which is Suez Canal. The foreign seaborne trade volume of Egypt represents about 90% of the Egyptian foreign trade volume. Since the maritime transport process became a complicated industry it was indispensable to develop this industry through a well-defined strategic goal.

The Sector strategy:

The effective contribution in the Egyptian national economy and the Egyptian foreign trade through creating efficient cadres capable of influencing the decision makers in the field of maritime transport on the international level.

Education System in Egypt

 

The Egyptian educational system is highly centralized, and is divided into three stages:

  • Basic Education
    • Primary Stage
    • Preparatory Stage
  • Secondary Education
  • Post-Secondary education

Since Egypt's extension of the free compulsory education law in 1981 to include the Preparatory Stage, both Primary and Preparatory phases (Ages 6 through 14) have been combined together under the label Basic Education. Education beyond this stage depends on the student's ability.

The public education system in Egypt consists of three levels: the basic education stage for 4–14 years old: kindergarten for two years followed by primary school for six years and preparatory school for three years. Then, the secondary school stage is for three years, for ages 15 to 17, followed by the tertiary level. Education is made compulsory for 9 academic years between the ages of 6 and 14. Moreover, all levels of education are free in any government run schools. Overall, the composite education Index in the MENA Flagship Report: The Road Not Traveled showed promising results of Egypt’s relative educational achievements. Of the 14 MENA countries analyzed, Egypt achieved the universal primary education and has also reduced the

gender gap at all levels of instruction, but there is still a need to improve the quality of education.

Promotional examinations are held at all levels except in grades 3, 6 and 9 at the basic education level and the grades 11 and 12 in the secondary stage, which apply standardized regional or national exams.

The Ministry of Education is responsible for making decisions about the education system with the support of three Centers: the National Center of Curricula Development, the National Center for Education Research, and the National Center for Examinations and Educational Evaluation. Each center has its own focus in formulating education policies with other state level committees. On the other hand, the Ministry of Higher Education supervises the higher education system.

There is also a formal teacher’s qualification track in place for basic and secondary education levels. The teachers are required to complete four years of pre-service courses at university to enter the teaching profession. Specifically with respect to teacher’s professional development to raise mathematics, science and technology teaching standards, the Professional Academy for Teachers offer several programs. Local teachers also take part in the international professional training programs. 

 
Academic MET

Arab Academy for Science & Technology and Maritime Transport

 

Basic Nautical Studies Department

Activities

A basic science programme in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, English language, and introduction to computer, with a nautical science programme in Navigation, Seamanship, Meteorology, Navigational Instrument and Electronic Navigation Systems, Ship Construction,  Stability and Cargo Handling with Laboratory Experience and Practical Training such as Seamanship, Communications, Navigation, Practical Electronic Navigation Systems in addition to Practical Marine Engineering.

 

In view of the type of work on board ships and considering the preparation of students in order to be capable of carrying out their functions properly and efficiently in the future, marine cadets wear a uniform during the first phase (4 semesters) of their study. They are supervised by the students'' commandant as regards their daily routine and leadership training according to a set program that builds up their leadership personalities. In addition, Physical Education is one of the tools used in preparing navigation officers through a set of programmes of physical fitness that comprises sports reveille, cross country marathons and swimming in order to build up their bodies.

 

The third year of study is a training period at sea. During the fourth year, students join courses in areas of particular interest such as Marine Transport & Management, Business and Law, Marine Surveys, Hydrographic Survey, Programming & Data Structures, Marine Information System and IMO Conventions.

 

The programme has been planned to meet the requirements of the International Convention on Standards of Training, Certification and Watch keeping for Seafarers, 1978 and its amendments of July 1995 (STCW 95 Convention) and the IMO Model Courses.

 

Courses

Semester #1

 

Code

Title

Prequisites

Course Material

BA111

Physics (1)

none

 

BA121

Mathematics 1

none

Course material

L101

Leadership (1)

none

 

LI171

Maritime English (1)

none

 

MM141

Marine Engineering

none

 

MT111

Seamanship Principles

none

 

MT131

Introduction to Navigation

none

 

MT141

Computer (1)

none

 

P101

Physical Education 1

none

 
 

 

 
 

 

Semester #2

 

Code

Title

Prequisites

Course Material

BA112

Physics 2 Waves

BA111

 

L102

Leadership (2)

L101

 

LI172

Maritime English (2)

LI 171

 

MT112

Marine Safety

MT111

 

MT121

Ship Construction

none

 

MT132

Terrestrial Navigation Part (1)

none

 

MT142

Computer (2)

none

 

P102

Physical Education 2

P101

 
 

 

 
 

 

Semester #3

 

Code

Title

Prequisites

Course Material

L203

Leadership (3)

L102

 

LI273

Maritime English (3)

LI172

 

MT213

Watch Keeping

MT112

 

MT215

Marine Communication

none

 

MT222

Ship Stability

MT121

Course material

MT233

Terrestrial Navigation Part (2)

MT132

 

MT234

Celestial Navigation

BA121

Course material

MT243

Computer (3)

MT142

 

MT261

Ship Compasses and Auto Pilot

none

 

P203

Physical Education 3

P102

 
 

 

 
 

 

Semester #4

 

Code

Title

Prequisites

Course Material

L204

Leadership (4)

L203

 

LI274

Technical Report Writing

LI273

 

MT214

Ship Handling and Emergency Proc.

MT213

Course material

MT235

Voyage Planning & Weather Routing

MT131, MT132, MT233

 

MT251

Cargo Handling

none

 

MT262

Navigational Aids

BA112

 

MT263

Radar & ARPA

none

 

MT281

Meteorology

none

 

MT291

Maritime Law & IMO Convention

none

Course material

P204

Physical Education 4

P203

 
 

 

 

Marine Engineering Technology Department

Study Programmes

Students have the chance to choose what suits their theoretical and practical attitudes. These study courses are conducted and supervised by highly qualified and experienced faculty members who have hard-won expertise in the sector of maritime transport and marine engineering.

The study courses are flexible enough to enable the student to choose from many options. Transfer is easily affected by one stream or another. There are three streams as follows:

 

THE FIRST STREAM (3 YEARS)

This stream comprises 6 semesters (108 CH), one of which spends 6 months on board the training ship AIDA IV as guided sea training (GST) or 6 months on board foreign going vessels as planned sea training (PST). At the end of this phase, the student obtains Basic Studies Certificate, which qualifies him to attend Third Engineer Officer upgrading session and consequently sit for the examinations of Third Engineer Officer COC. This certificate is internationally recognized and it qualifies its holder to serve on board the merchant ships of any country.

 

THE SECOND STREAM (4 YEARS)

This stream comprises 8 semesters (144 CH), one of which spends 6 months on board the training ship AIDA IV as GST or 6 months PST on board foreign going vessels. This stream qualifies the student to obtain B. Tech. in Marine Engineering Technology, in addition to Third Engineer Officer COC.

This stream also gives the student the chance to complete theoretical and practical studies to obtain B. Eng. in Marine Engineering, in addition to the aforementioned certificates, or pursue competency studies and acquire the sea service required for obtaining Chief Marine Engineer Certificate of Competency.

 

THE THIRD STREAM (5 YEARS)

This stream enables the student to complete his studies after the end of the fifth semester of 6 months GST on board the training ship AIDA IV or 6 months PST on board foreign going vessels to obtain B. Eng. in Marine Engineering. This certificate is accredited by the Supreme Council of Egyptian Universities, and qualifies its holder to acquire a membership of the Engineers Syndicate after 10 semesters (180 CH). Holders of this certificate are entitled to pursue higher studies, e.g., M. Sc. & Ph. D. As of 1994, M. Sc. degree in Marine Engineering has been offered.  The stream starts at the College of Maritime Transport and Technology (CMTT) for five semesters and completed at the College of Engineering and Technology (CET).

 

All the above courses are designed in such a way that enables the student to transfer from one stream to another without any difficulty.

 

Courses

Code

Title

Prequisites

Course Material

BA113

Physics 1

None

Course material

BA123

Mathematics 1

None

Course material

BA141

Engineering Mechanics 1

None

 

CC111

Introduction to Computer

None

Course material

L101

Leadership (1)

none

 

LH 131

ESP (1)

none

 

ME151

Engineering Drawing and Projection

None

 

MT112

Marine Safety

MT111

 

P101

Physical Education 1

none

 
 

 

 
 

 

Semester #2

 

Code

Title

Prequisites

Course Material

BA114

Physics 2

BA113

Course material

BA118

Chemistry

None

 

BA124

Mathematics 2

BA123

 

BA142

Engineering Mechanics 2

BA141

 

CC112

Structured Programming

CC111

Course material

IM111

Industrial Relations

None

 

L102

Leadership (2)

L101

 

LH132

ESP 2

LH131

 

P102

Physical Education 2

P101

 
 

 

 
 

 

Semester #3

 

Code

Title

Prequisites

Course Material

BA223

Mathematics 3

BA124

Course material

EE238

Electrical Engineering Fundamentals

BA124

 

L203

Leadership (3)

L102

 

LH231

Technical Report Writing

LH132

 

ME231

Thermodynamics

BA114

 

ME252

Mechanical Engineering Drawing

ME151

 

ME274

Material Science

BA114 - BA142

Course material

P203

Physical Education 3

P102

 
 

 

 
 

 

Semester #4

 

Code

Title

Prequisites

Course Material

BA224

Mathematics 4

BA223

 

EE218

Instrumentation and Measurements

EE 231

 

IM212

Manufacturing Process 1

IM111

Course material

L204

Leadership (4)

L203

 

MM211

Marine Engineering 1

None

 

MM221

Marine Diesel Engines 1

ME231

 

MM241

Naval Architecture and Ship Construction 1

None

 

P204

Physical Education 4

P203

 
 

 

 
 

 

Semester #5

 

Code

Title

Prequisites

Course Material

EE310

Marine Control Systems

EE218

 

EE320

Marine Electrical Engineering

EE218

 

L305

Leadership (5)

   

MM312

Marine Engineering 2

MM 211

 

MM313

Watch Keeping Duties

None

 

MM322

Marine Diesel Engines 2

MM221

 

MM342

Naval Architecture and Ship Construction 2

MM241

 

ND310

Nautical Technology

none

 

ND370

Marine Safety

none

 

P305

Physical Education 5

P204

 
 

 

 
 

 

Semester #6

 

Code

Title

Prequisites

Course Material

EE329

Electrical Machines

EE238

 

ME275

Mechanics of Materials

ME274

 

ME362

Hydraulics

BA114

Course material

ME431

Heat Transfer

BA113

Course material

MM423

Marine Diesel Engines 3

MM 221 - MM322

 

NM291T

Introduction to Maritime Law

none

 
 

 

 
 

 

Semester #7

 

Code

Title

Prequisites

Course Material

EE418

Automatic Control Systems

EE218

 

ME423

Steam Plant Engineering

ME231-BA118

 

ME434

Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

ME431

Course material

ME456

Machine Design

ME252 & ME277

 

MM415

Marine Engineering 3

MM 312 - MM221

 

MM446T

Ship Repair Technology

MM342T

 
 

 

 
 

 

Semester #8

 

Code

Title

Prequisites

Course Material

EE449

Electrical Power in ships

EE329

Course material

ME521

Maintenance Planning

None

 

MM501

Project (1)

None

 

MM516

Marine Engineering 4

MM 415

 

MM524

Marine Diesel Engines 4

MM 423

 

MM543

Ship Design

MM 241 +ME376

 
 

 

 

Maritime Transport Technology Department

Job Opportunities

At college, the student will receive an excellent education and the skills necessary for a successful career. Graduates are qualified & encouraged to pursue the opportunities and personal rewards of the seagoing profession.

Licensed officers are well trained to work in their countries as shipboard officers and as leaders in the maritime transportation field as well as successful careers in the maritime industry afloat and ashore. They are prepared to become leaders in the board maritime industry.

Graduates may take their places in the international transport business and professional world

 

 

Postgraduate Maritime Studies Department

Study Programs

In February 1995, the first batch of postgraduates started their postgraduate studies in the fields of Maritime Transport and Marine Engineering Technology, which are further branches of the following programmes:

◦Hydrographic Surveying

◦Ship Operation and Marine Safety

◦Protection of Marine Environment

◦Marine Engineering Surveying

◦Advanced Navigation

The educational postgraduate courses offered are designed in such a way that helps researchers achieve and develop high professional and academic standards through the acquisition of the fundamentals of research methodology.

The programmes provide research students with invaluable opportunities to interact with, and benefit by, the expertise of senior faculty members in varied research areas.  In the following, the constituents of each programme are listed, together with the credit hours required for each degree.

 

Courses

Hydrographic Surveying Program

Semester #1

 

Code

Title

Prequisites

Course Material

MT711

Geodetic Surveying

   

MT712

Plane Surveying

   

MT713

Marine Geophysics

   
 

 

 

Semester #2

 

Code

Title

Prequisites

Course Material

MT714

Depth Surveying

   

MT715

Comprehensive Planning & Operation

   

MT716

Surveying Instruments

   
 

 

 

Elective 1 Supplementary Courses . Major .

Elective courses

Code

Title

Prequisites

MT728

Research Methodology

 

MT739

Using GIS in Risk Assessment

 

MT751

Remote Sensing

none

MT754

Management of Aids to Navigation and VIS

 

MT729

Port Operations Management

 

MT738

Data Analysis & Processing

 

MT752

Satellite Geodesy

 

MT753

Nautical Charts

 

MT756

Physical Oceanography

 
       
 

 

 

Ship Operation and Marine Safety

Semester #1

 

Code

Title

Prequisites

Course Material

MT720

Maritime Security

   

MT721

Fleet Operation

   

MT722

International Safety Management Code

   
 

 

 

Semester #2

 

Code

Title

Prequisites

Course Material

MT723

Port State Control

   

MT724

Ship's Surveying

   

MT726

Law of the Sea

   
 

 

 

Semester #3

 

Code

Title

Prequisites

Course Material

MT727

Marine Insurance

   

MT729

Port Operations Management

   
 

 

Elective 3 Supplementary Courses . Major .

Elective courses

Code

Title

Prequisites

MT732

Marine Pollution

 

MT737

Marine Pollution Convention and Laws

 

MT741

Classification Societies

 

MT725

Surveying of Safety and Navigational Equipment

 

MT728

Research Methodology

 

MT739

Using GIS in Risk Assessment

 

MT755

Marine Accident Investigations

Non-academic MET
 
Differences in Natinal MET

The Regimental System

The regimental system in the Arab Academy for Science, Technology and Maritime Transport (College of Maritime Transport and Technology) is a vital part of the total educational experience of the cadet. The routine of the daily activities of the College is conducted on the basis of the traditional regimental system and is required to meet high standards of conduct and discipline.

 

The regimental system is designed to provide the cadets with leadership training and experience it is the process which assists in developing the qualities of self-discipline and responsibility through:

Discipline

Poise and confidence in one’s abilities

Obedience and prompt response to instructions

Pride in own self and one''s profession

Knowledge of one’s professional duties

An unyielding sense of duty

Military bearing and a pride in one’s personal appearance

Physical fitness and mental adjustment

Ability to work with other people, i.e. team work

Understanding of positive leadership skills

Ability to perform well under varied conditions

Although the cadet devotes the greatest portion of his daily schedule to academic pursuits, he finds that the regimental system also makes demands on his time. These two areas of cadets’ life, the academic and the regimental, are highly compatible and together produce this type of graduate, which is the Academy’s goal.

 

 
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