WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$3,974 /semester
Applications Begin:April, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Information Engineering and Technology (Communications)
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:Faculty of Information Engineering and Technology
Campus:New Cairo City
Application Deadline: September 2020
Programme Overview

Information and telecommunication technology is a tremendously expanding field with a high workforce demand. The bachelor program of communication engineering is designed to prepare the students to play a leading role in the continuing adventure of modern communications – researching, designing, building and marketing the next generation of products.

Communication Engineering graduates have excellent chances in wide variety of technology ranging from huge global positioning systems which can pinpoint the location of a moving vehicle to gigantic electrical power generators.

These engineers are responsible for designing, developing, testing as well supervising the production of telecommunication systems, radar and navigation systems and wireless communication networks.

These engineers are involved in designing new products, writing requirements for their performance, as well as developing maintenance schedules and charts. Testing equipment and machinery, solving operation problems, estimating time and cost of electrical and electronic products also come under their job.

The Faculty of Information Engineering and Technology is offering an International Bachelor program in Communications. This program consists of 8 semesters which take 4 years to complete. The degree that will be issued is a Bachelor of Science in Information Engineering and Technology.

According to the law in Egypt demanding at least 10 semesters as requirement for the Egyptian Bachelor in Engineering, a student can get the Egyptian Bachelor after another year of his/her study after the International Bachelor program. This year is considered to be the first year (2 terms) in the study program towards getting the International Master.


Semester 1:
(CSEN 102) Introduction to Computer Science
(CHEM 102) Engineering Chemistry
(PHYS 101) Physics
(HUMA 101) German Language I
(HUMA 102) Academic English
(MATH 103) Maths
Semester 2:
(MATH 203) Mathematics I
(PHYS 202) Physics II
(CSEN 202) Introduction to Computer Programming
(ELCT 201) Digital Logic Design
(EDPT 201) Production Technology
(HUMA 201) German Language II
(HUMA 103) Academic Study Skills

Semester 3:
(MATH 301) Mathematics III
(ELCT 301) Electric Circuits I
(CSEN 301) Data Structures and Algorithms
(HUMA 301) German Language III
(ENGD 301) Engineering Drawing & Design
(PHYSp 301) Physics III (P)
(PHYSt 301) Physics III (t)
(HUMA 202) Critical Thinking & Scientific Methodology
Semester 4:
(CSIS 402) Computer Organization and System Programming
(CSEN 401) Computer Programming Lab
(ELCT 401) Electric Circuits II
(COMM 401) Signal and System Theory
(HUMA 401) German Language IV
(COMM 402) Electromagnetics
(HUMA 302) Communication & Presentation Skills
(MATH 401) Math IV Probability and Statistics

Semester 5:
(MATH 502) Mathematics V (Numerical methods & Discrete Math)
(COMM 501) Systems and Control
(NETW 501) Communication Networks
(COMM 502) Communication Theory
(ELCT 508) Communication Microelectronics
(NETW 502) Communication Engineering
(HUMA 402) Research Paper Writing
Semester 6:
(COMM 602) Digital Signal Processing
(COMM 601) Modulation I
(COMM 603) Radio Frequency Engineering
(COMM 604) Channel Coding
(NETW 601) Transmission and Switching
(MGMT601) Introduction to Management

Semester 7:
(COMM 703) Communications Lab
(COMM 701) Wave Distributions
(COMM 702) Modulation II
(NETW 701) Wireless Communications
(NETW 702) Optical Fibre Communication Systems
(COMM 704) Communication Systems
Semester 8:
Bachelor Thesis for Engineering

Semester 9:
(NETW 504) Random Signals and Noise
(COMM 901) Source Coding and Compression
(COMM 903) Microwave Technology
(COMM 905) Advanced Communication Lab
(ELCT 901) Photonics
Semester 10
(COMM 1001) Modulation and Coding
(COMM 1002) Adaptive Antennas
(COMM 1003) Information Theory
(COMM 1005) Advanced Communication Lab

In addition to the above listed courses, students have to take one mandatory elective courses either from the catalogue of the elective courses or from advanced core courses from other majors.

(NETW 902) Internet Technology
(NETW 904) Linear and Non-Linear Optimization
(NETW1003) Network Planning
(COMM 906) Digital Broadcasting Systems
(COMM 1007) Radar Technology
(NETW 1006) Integrated Broadband Networks

Admission Requirements

The Egyptian Secondary School Certificate Al- Thanaweyya Al-Amma
• Obtaining at least the minimum percentages set by GUC admission office for the same year of admission.
• Qualifying Subjects : Scientific section – Math branch

The German Secondary School Certificate – Abitur (Zeugnis der Allgemeine Hochschulreife)
• Having acquired the qualifying subjects in Grade 11 and 12 according to the relevant study group at GUC.
• The total number of subjects to be calculated is 7 ( including the qualifying subject ).
• Qualifying Subjects : English Language, Math, Physics, Chemistry, To be completed with other subjects

The British Secondary School Certificates (IGCSE, GCSE)
• Having passed at least 8 (OL)
• For Engineering Group, 8 (OL) + Math (AL/ASL)
• Minimum (OL) Grade is “C”
• Minimum(AL or ASL) Grade is “D”
• (AL) or (ASL) Math is required to join the Engineering Group.
• Maximum number of (AL or ASL) subjects to be calculated is: 2(ALs) or 4(ASLs) or 1(AL+2ASL) subjects.
• Accepted scores must be taken during not more than 4 successive years.
• IGCSE (OL) subjects obtained from Arab Countries should be of the (extended), not of the (core) system.
• Qualifying Subjects : English Language, Math(O.L), Math(AL/ASL), Physics(O.L), Chemistry(O.L), To be completed with other subjects

The American High School Diploma
• Having successfully completed (8) different subjects.
• Subjects less than one credit are not accepted.
• Subjects calculated should include the qualifying subjects relevant to the study group of choice at GUC. (Please refer to the qualifying subjects table for more details)
• Subjects can be calculated from Grade 12, 11 or 10. Minimum number of subjects to be calculated from G12 is 4, maximum number of subjects from G11 is 4, and to be completed accordingly from G10 if needed and maximum number of subjects to be calculated from G10 is 2.
• Subjects as PE, music, yearbook, religion… are not counted.
• New SAT I minimum Score is 800/1600 ONLY as a passing grade
• SAT II is highly recommended & gives extra bonus for student’s overall evaluation & tuition category (minimum accepted score is 900/1600).
• SAT II will be mandatory only in case student wishes to join the Engineering Group and didn’t take Advanced Math in school Transcript in grades 10, 11 or 12
• Subjects to be accepted in SAT II: For the Engineering group: Math is a necessity + another scientific subject
• Qualifying Subjects : English Language or/and Literature, Math, Advanced Math (or Math of SAT II), Physics, Chemistry

Thanaweyya Amma from Arab countries
• A scientific-oriented Thanaweyya Amma is required for studying in the Biological Sciences and in the Engineering Group.
• A non-scientific-oriented Thanaweyya Amma graduate is eligible to study in the Management or Applied Sciences and Arts Group.
• All Islamic subjects are not calculated during the evaluation of the final percentage.
• Students obtaining their Thanaweyya Amma from Yemen must submit proof of 12 years of schooling.
• A scientific-oriented Thanaweyya Amma is required for studying in the Biological Sciences in the Engineering Group.

International Baccalaureate
• Passing 6 subjects with a minimum of 3 taken in the High Level (including the qualifying subjects).
• A total score of minimum of 24/45 is required.
• Passing the English Language is a must for acceptance.
• Theory of knowledge, Extended Essay & Creativity are required.
• Students must obtain the final graduation IB Diploma to be considered for admission.
• Qualifying Subjects : English Language and/or Literature, Math (HL), Physics (HL)

Canadian Certificate
• Having successfully completed 8 different subjects (+ Adv. Math for Engineering group)
• Accepted students should have spent the last 3 years of study in the Canadian System (Grades 10, 11 and 12). Students who studied all their courses in one or two year/s only (grade 11 and /or 12) in the Canadian system will not be considered for admission.
• Subjects less than one credit are not accepted.
• Subjects calculated should include the qualifying subjects relevant to the study group of choice at GUC. (Please refer to the qualifying subjects schedule for more details
• Subjects are calculated from Grade 12 & 11 only. Minimum number of subjects to be calculated from G12 is 5 (+ Adv. Math); maximum number of subjects from G11 is 3.
• Subjects as PE, music, yearbook, religion… are not counted.
• Qualifying Subjects : English Language and/ or Literature, Math, Advanced Math, Physics,Chemistry

Fachoberschule FOS
• Obtaining at least the minimum percentages set by GUC admission office for the same year of admission.
• Students are allowed to apply only for Management or Applied Sciences and Arts group.
• Fulfilling all certificates’ requirements and obtaining the final certificate.

French Baccalaureate
• The number of subjects to be calculated is 7 courses.
• A total score of minimum 10/20 is required as a passing grade.
• 5 points will be added to each course in the evaluation as a bonus and final percentage will be calculated according to the student’s score in each course and the corresponding coefficient.
• Qualifying Subjects : Section “SCIENCES DE LA VIE ET DE LA TERRE”

Application Process
Application Fees for Egyptian Students: $35
Application Fees for Non Egyptian Student: $35


Online application
The student must complete the online application.
After filling in the online application, the student will get an application number.
Once the student fills in the online application , s/he will receive an email “ admission test invitation email “ , where s/he will be required to reserve the admission test session online ( Please note that the German Schools’ graduates as well as students graduated from Germany are exempted from the admission tests )
The student will receive a confirmation for her/his test session date and time.
The student MUST follow the instructions written in the test confirmation email very carefully.

GUC Admission test
GUC Philosophy is to build on points of strength in students. This will be reflected in the evaluation process of applicants, which includes in addition to the final high school scores-the GUC Admission Exams which consist of:

• GUC Reasoning Test:
Duration: 50 minutes.
Details: Questions are classified into categories according to their types namely: verbal comprehension and relationships, induction, facts and results, deduction and discovery

• GUC Computerized English Language Test:
Duration: 45 minutes.
Details: Made up of 3 sections: language use, reading comprehension, and listening comprehension. It aims at finding out whether the student can study without difficulty in a university where the language of instruction is English; in other words whether the students can understand lectures delivered in English, and read textbooks and lecture notes written in English.

Those who do not pass the test will have the chance to repeat the test only one more time for free.

On the date of the Admission test, the student MUST arrive at the University at least ONE HOUR before the Session Time in order to complete the registration process for the test; the student should head to the Admission Office upon arrival and bring the following documents with him/her:

• Copy/original of birth certificate
• Student’s ID card or passport + a copy ( no student will be allowed to enter the admission exam unless he/she has an identification card)
• Copy of legal guardian’s ID or passport
• Test fees 650 LE non refundable.
• Copy of final High school certificate ( if available )

Career Opportunities

As a communications engineer, you’ll need to:
• Carry out site surveys
• Travel to meet suppliers, customers and colleagues based in other offices
• Negotiate product requirements with customers
• Provide technical guidance to colleagues and other teams
• Find creative solutions to the challenges of network design, mobile communications, data service requirements and internet and network signalling protocols
• Test theoretical designs
• Liaise with internal and external customers
• Analyse and interpret data to inform your work
• Aork to tight timescales as part of a high-performing team
• Arrange process meetings
• Rewrite or modify processes to ensure all aspects of the service run smoothly and to schedule
• Attend conferences and seminars to network and keep up to date with the latest developments in the sector.

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Tuition Fees for Egyptian Students: $3,974
Tuition Fees for Non Egyptian Student: $3,974

GUC aims at attracting a selection of academically outstanding, dynamic and creative high school graduates.
To this end, based on the GUC admission evaluation process, students will be ranked and classified according to the following categories, each of which will have a specific deduction in the tuition as described in the scholarship section.

Study Group

Category “A”

Category “B”

Category “C”

Category “E”


EUR 3,715

EGP 62,150

EUR 4,375

EGP 73,350

EUR 5,050

EGP 83,950

Management Technology

EUR 3,715

EGP 62,150

EUR 4,375

EGP 73,350

EUR 5,050

EGP 83,950

Biological Sciences

EUR 3,715

EGP 58,850

EUR 4,375

EGP 69,450

EUR 5,050

EGP 79,450

Applied Arts

EUR 3,985

EGP 68,400

Law and Legal Studies

EUR 3,715

EGP 55,000

EUR 4,375

EGP 64,900

EUR 5,050

EGP 74,250

Other Fees
• A non-refundable GUC evaluation tests fees of 550 EGP to be paid at the time of submitting applications during Early and Regular Admission.
• A deposit of 5000 EGP or 420 Euro as insurance for use of labs (refundable at the end of academic studies after deduction of damages).


Relevant Contact

Admission Office
Responsible for admission enquiries
Ahmed Elsayed El-Mahdy
Dean of Faculty of Information Engineering & Technology